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A Piece Of The Action by Joe Nocera

Title A Piece of the Action
Author Joe Nocera
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2013-10-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781476744896
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A comprehensive examination of the money revolution in America since the 1950s examines the acquisition of financial power by the middle class through credit cards and mutual funds, the Age of Inflation, the 1987 crash, and the current bull market. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

A Piece Of The Action by Joe Nocera

Title A Piece of the Action
Author Joe Nocera
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2013-01-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781476734798
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism One of Business Week’s “Ten Best Business Books of the Year” When it was published in 1994, A Piece of the Action was wildly acclaimed by Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, authors Michael Lewis and Brian Burroughs; it won the Helen Bernstein Prize and was a national bestseller. Joseph Nocera describes the historical process by which millions of middle class Americans went from being savers—people who kept their money in the bank, and spent it frugally—to being unrepentant borrowers and investors. A Piece of the Action is an important piece of financial and social history, and with a new introduction, Nocera’s 2013 critique of the uses of the revolution is a powerful warning and admonition to understand what is at stake before we act, to look before we jump.

A Piece Of The Action by Joe Nocera

Title A Piece of the Action
Author Joe Nocera
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 1995-11-29
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780684804354
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An entertaining account of the rise of investment services over the past three decades charts the benefits it has brought to the middle class. Original. 20,000 first printing.

A Piece Of The Action by Eithne Quinn

Title A Piece of the Action
Author Eithne Quinn
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2019-12-31
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 278
ISBN 9780231551014
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hollywood is often thought of—and certainly by Hollywood itself—as a progressive haven. However, in the decade after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the film industry grew deeply conservative when it came to conflicts over racial justice. Amid black self-assertion and white backlash, many of the most heated struggles in film were fought over employment. In A Piece of the Action, Eithne Quinn reveals how Hollywood catalyzed wider racial politics, through representation on screen as well as in battles over jobs and resources behind the scenes. Based on extensive archival research and detailed discussions of films like In the Heat of the Night, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, Super Fly, Claudine, and Blue Collar, this volume considers how issues of race and labor played out on the screen during the tumultuous early years of affirmative action. Quinn charts how black actors leveraged their performance capital to force meaningful changes to employment and film content. She examines the emergence of Sidney Poitier and other African Americans as A-list stars; the careers of black filmmakers such as Melvin Van Peebles and Ossie Davis; and attempts by the federal government and black advocacy groups to integrate cinema. Quinn also highlights the limits of Hollywood’s liberalism, showing how predominantly white filmmakers, executives, and unions hid the persistence of racism behind feel-good stories and public-relations avowals of tolerance. A rigorous analysis of the deeply rooted patterns of racial exclusion in American cinema, A Piece of the Action sheds light on why conservative and corporate responses to antiracist and labor activism remain pervasive in today’s Hollywood.

Title Star Trek a Piece of the Action
Author David P. Harmon
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1978
Category English fiction
Total Pages 157
ISBN 0553120220
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Piece Of The Action by Charles Leadbeater

Title A Piece of the Action
Author Charles Leadbeater
Publisher Demos
Release Date 1997-01-01
Category Employee ownership
Total Pages 75
ISBN 9781898309680
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Piece Of The Action by Simon Haynes

Title A Piece of the Action
Author Simon Haynes
Publisher Bowman Press
Release Date 2011-04-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 40
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Flat broke and stranded in a foreign country, Ralph Gardiner is nursing a beer and contemplating the wreckage of his life. He has no money, no prospects, and worst of all ... the beer is warm. When a local businessman approaches him with an intriguing offer, Ralph decides he has nothing to lose. He's wrong. A Piece of the Action is a gripping thriller with science fiction and horror overtones. A short story set in Latin America from the author of the Hal Spacejock science fiction series. Keywords: Free science fiction story, free scifi short, free ebook, free thriller science fiction

A Piece Of The Action by Stephen Solomita

Title A Piece of the Action
Author Stephen Solomita
Publisher BASTEI LÜBBE
Release Date 2015-07-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 271
ISBN 9783958594425
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1957, a young cop boxes his way to a gold shield, and finds corruption everywhere he turns. Before he became one of the most feared detectives in the New York Police Department, Stanley Moodrow was a boxer. A big kid with sledgehammer fists and a body that didn╔t know when to quit, he won his first twenty bouts handily, and might have gone pro if he saw a future in it. But the men in Moodrow╔s family have always been cops, and he wanted to join their ranks. As a young recruit, Moodrow knows that the pain he has suffered in the ring puts him a step ahead of the fresh-faced youngsters around him. Using his boxing talent as a way to get the attention of the brass, he wins his detective's badge in record time. But when he starts life among the elite, he learns that there is nothing in the department that can't be bought. Even the blood of the innocents has a price tag.

A Piece Of The Action by Ola Beatrice Woods

Title A Piece of the Action
Author Ola Beatrice Woods
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1970
Category African Americans
Total Pages 176
ISBN UCAL:B5028298
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Piece Of The World by Christina Baker Kline

Title A Piece of the World
Author Christina Baker Kline
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2017-02-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780062356284
Language English, Spanish, and French
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A must-read for anyone who loves history and art.” --Kristin Hannah From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World. "Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden." To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century. As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists. Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

Title Aphrodite Gets a Piece of the Action
Author K. D. Grace
Publisher Sweetmeats Press
Release Date 2012-12-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 31
ISBN 9781910147009
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A young voyeur finds himself faced with the almighty task of going global with Lust!

The Vapors by David Hill

Title The Vapors
Author David Hill
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2020-07-07
Category History
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781250086129
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A 2020 New York Times notable book | One of the Chicago Tribune's best nonfiction books of 2020 "Complex, turbulent, as haunting as a pedal steel solo" —Jonathan Miles, The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) "One of 21 books we can't wait to read in 2020" —Thrillist | A New York Times Book Review summer reading pick | A GQ best book of 2020 | Named one of the 10 best July books by The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor | A Kirkus Reviews hottest summer read | A Publishers Weekly summer reads staff pick The incredible true story of America's original—and forgotten—capital of vice Back in the days before Vegas was big, when the Mob was at its peak and neon lights were but a glimmer on the horizon, a little Southern town styled itself as a premier destination for the American leisure class. Hot Springs, Arkansas was home to healing waters, Art Deco splendor, and America’s original national park—as well as horse racing, nearly a dozen illegal casinos, countless backrooms and brothels, and some of the country’s most bald-faced criminals. Gangsters, gamblers, and gamines: all once flocked to America’s forgotten capital of vice, a place where small-town hustlers and bigtime high-rollers could make their fortunes, and hide from the law. The Vapors is the extraordinary story of three individuals—spanning the golden decades of Hot Springs, from the 1930s through the 1960s—and the lavish casino whose spectacular rise and fall would bring them together before blowing them apart. Hazel Hill was still a young girl when legendary mobster Owney Madden rolled into town in his convertible, fresh off a crime spree in New York. He quickly established himself as the gentleman Godfather of Hot Springs, cutting barroom deals and buying stakes in the clubs at which Hazel made her living—and drank away her sorrows. Owney’s protégé was Dane Harris, the son of a Cherokee bootlegger who rose through the town’s ranks to become Boss Gambler. It was his idea to build The Vapors, a pleasure palace more spectacular than any the town had ever seen, and an establishment to rival anything on the Vegas Strip or Broadway in sophistication and supercharged glamour. In this riveting work of forgotten history, native Arkansan David Hill plots the trajectory of everything from organized crime to America’s fraught racial past, examining how a town synonymous with white gangsters supported a burgeoning black middle class. He reveals how the louche underbelly of the South was also home to veterans hospitals and baseball’s spring training grounds, giving rise to everyone from Babe Ruth to President Bill Clinton. Infused with the sights and sounds of America’s entertainment heyday—jazz orchestras and auctioneers, slot machines and suited comedians—The Vapors is an arresting glimpse into a bygone era of American vice.

Extraterrestrial by Avi Loeb

Title Extraterrestrial
Author Avi Loeb
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Release Date 2021
Category Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780358278146
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star

Pieces Of The Action by Vannevar Bush

Title Pieces of the Action
Author Vannevar Bush
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1970
Category Science and state
Total Pages 366
ISBN WISC:89037609724
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Piece Of My Heart by Keith Walker

Title A Piece of My Heart
Author Keith Walker
Publisher Presidio Press
Release Date 2009-01-21
Category History
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780307542359
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Records the memories of a war in the words of those women courageous enough to walk into hell.”—San Francisco Chronicle A decade after America pulled out of Vietnam, the seeds of the often heart- wrenching oral history, A Piece of My Heart, were sown when writer and filmmaker Keith Walker met a woman who had been an emergency room nurse in Cu Chi and Da Nang. She and 25 others recount the time they spent "in country" as part of 15,000 American women who volunteered or served as nurses and in the military. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs. “The emotional current never falters.”—The New York Times Book Review

A Piece Of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

Title A Piece of Blue Sky
Author Jon Atack
Publisher Lyle Stuart
Release Date 1990
Category Religion
Total Pages 428
ISBN UOM:39015035318966
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A former Church of Scientology member describes his experience in that organization, outlining the mind-control and dollar-extraction methods it employs on its members and offering a revealing look at the life of Scientology creator L. Ron Hubbard

A Piece Of My Heart by Richard Ford

Title A Piece of My Heart
Author Richard Ford
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2012-06-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781408835074
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Robard Hewes has driven across the country in search of a woman named Buena who, twelve years ago, infused him with a feeling that has now turned into obsession. Sam Newel has travelled from Chicago seeking the missing piece of himself. They both find themselves on an uncharted hunting island in the Mississippi owned by an old man named Lamb. When these men converge on this strange land, each discovers the thing he's looking for yet triggers a conflagration of inevitable violence in this tense and brutal yet moving tale.

A Piece Of The Action by TVNZ Enterprises

Title A Piece of the Action
Author TVNZ Enterprises
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989*
Category Television advertising
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:154238690
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hooked by Nir Eyal

Title Hooked
Author Nir Eyal
Publisher Penguin Canada
Release Date 2014-11-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780143193524
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How do successful companies create products people can't put down? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the "Hook Model" -- a four steps process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back over and over again, without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a startup founder – not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, startup founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.

A Piece Of Cake by Cupcake Brown

Title A Piece of Cake
Author Cupcake Brown
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2006-02-28
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780307345479
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The heart-wrenching, uplifting tale about a woman named Cupcake “[Cupcake] Brown’s confessional . . . memoir is one you can’t easily put down. Her life is nothing short of a miracle.”—Chicago Sun-Times There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, and homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she’d even turned twenty. And that’s when things got interesting. . . Orphaned by the death of her mother and left in the hands of a sadistic foster parent, young Cupcake Brown learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor, and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. She stumbled into gangbanging, drug dealing, hustling, prostitution, theft, and, eventually, the best scam of all: a series of 9-to-5 jobs. A Piece of Cake is unlike any memoir you’ll ever read. Moving in its frankness, this is the most satisfying, startlingly funny, and genuinely affecting tour through hell you’ll ever take. Praise for A Piece of Cake “[Brown] reflects now with insight and honesty on her experiences. . . . An engaging account . . . of a remarkable life filled with pain and wisdom, hope and redemption.”—San Fracisco Chronicle “Dazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetime.”—Washington Post