Jill the Reckless

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : P. G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN : 3986476199
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Number of Pages : 555
  • Readers : 3228

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Jill the Reckless - P. G. Wodehouse - Jill The Reckless is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse.The heroine here, Jill Mariner, is a sweet-natured and wealthy young woman who, at the opening, is engaged to an MP, the baronet Sir Derek Underhill. We follow her through financial disaster, an adventure with a parrot, a policeman and the colourful proletariat, a broken engagement, an awkward stay with some grasping relatives, employment as a chorus girl, and the finding of true love.

Reckless Love

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Cory Asbury
  • ISBN : 1629997587
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 8883

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Based on the Grammy-nominated number one single “RECKLESS LOVE” The song “Reckless Love” was named both Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year at the 2018 GMA Dove Awards. But with its success came controversy. After all, is God’s love reckless? In this forty-day journey “Reckless Love” songwriter Cory Asbury dives deep into the heart of the popular worship song and explores its many themes, including: How to live as sons and daughters of God How to understand and receive unmerited grace How to see the Father’s kindness, even amid trials and pain Deepen your understanding of God’s love for you, and encounter His Father heart in a way you’ve never experienced. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: Reckless Love is a daily journey based on the chart-topping song written by Cory Asbury. Each entry will contain a Scripture verse, a highlighted “point to ponder,” and lines for journaling.

American Exceptionalism and the Legacy of Vietnam

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Trevor McCrisken
  • ISBN : 1403948178
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 237
  • Readers : 4258

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: American Exceptionalism and the Legacy of Vietnam examines the influence of the belief in American exceptionalism on the history of U.S. foreign policy since the Vietnam War. Trevor B. McCrisken analyzes attempts by each post-Vietnam U.S. administration to revive the popular belief in exceptionalism both rhetorically and by pursuing foreign policy supposedly grounded in traditional American principles. He argues that exceptionalism consistently provided the framework for foreign policy discourse but that the conduct of foreign affairs was limited by the Vietnam syndrome.

Reckless: An It Girl Novel

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Cecily von Ziegesar
  • ISBN : 0755393805
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Number of Pages : 168
  • Readers : 2760

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Jenny was totally enjoying the attention of the three hottest guys on campus. But she's ecstatic now that she's bagged arty Easy Walsh as her boyfriend. Unfortunately he used to belong to someone else...Jenny's roommate: gorgeous, popular Callie Vernon. It doesn't take long for Tinsley to use this to her advantage and soon the girls are split across enemy lines. But all's fair in love and war, and Tinsley better hope that the one secret she's managed to keep hidden for years doesn't get revealed... Who knew boarding school could be this good?

Reckless

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Lesley Choyce
  • ISBN : 1554695252
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 2616

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Josh knows he's riding recklessly when he knocks down the old man he suspects is the hermit of Loggerman Creek. But he is shocked when the hermit walks into the forest with his bike after the accident. Being without his beloved bike for a week motivates Josh to hike into the woods and confront the crazy old man. The hermit, Jonathan, has fixed Josh's bike, and Josh learns that he has more in common with the old man than he ever imagined. When Jonathan needs help, Josh has to respect the old man's choices in order to save his life.

Reckless Rites

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Elliott Horowitz
  • ISBN : 0691190399
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Number of Pages : 340
  • Readers : 1182

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Historical accounts of Jewish violence--particularly against Christians--have long been explosive material. Some historians have distorted these records for anti-Semitic purposes. Others have discounted, dismissed, or simply ignored the evidence, often for apologetic purposes. In Reckless Rites, Elliott Horowitz takes a new and forthright look at both the history of Jewish violence since late antiquity and the ways in which generations of historians have grappled with that history. In the process, he has written the most wide-ranging book on Jewish violence in any language, and the first to fully acknowledge and address the actual anti-Christian practices that became part of the playful, theatrical violence of the Jewish festival of Purim. He has also examined the different ways in which the book of Esther, upon which the festival is based, was used by Jews and Christians over the centuries--whether as an ancient mirror of modern tribulations or as the scriptural basis for anti-Semitic claims regarding the bloodthirstiness of the Jews. Reckless Rites reassesses the historical interpretation of Jewish violence--from the alleged massacre of thousands of Christians in seventh-century Jerusalem to later medieval attacks on Christian symbols such as the crucifix, transgressions that were often committed in full knowledge that their likely consequence would be death. A book that calls for major changes in the way that Jewish history is written and conceptualized, Reckless Rites will be essential reading for scholars and students of history, religion, and Jewish-Christian relations.

Reckless IV: The Silver Tracks

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cornelia Funke
  • ISBN : 1782693300
  • Publisher : Pushkin Children's Books
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 8525

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The thrilling fourth instalment in Cornelia Funke's internationally bestselling Reckless series The fourth adventure through the Mirror leads to the Far East, where Jacob and Fox finally track down Will, who is travelling with rival hunter Nerron. In spite of his misgivings, Jacob agrees to go with them to the Island of the Foxes, in quest of another magical Mirror. But their search quickly leads them into more peril, and as Jacob seeks security for himself and Fox, he is reminded of a disturbing promise he once made that now threatens everything. Full of fairy tales and legends, old friends and new enemies, The Silver Tracks is the long-awaited fourth volume in the thrilling Reckless series.

Reckless

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Janet Elizabeth Henderson
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Janet Elizabeth Henderson
  • Number of Pages : 280
  • Readers : 9507

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The new London office of Benson Security hasn’t even opened its doors yet and already it’s neck deep in its first case… If the mission doesn’t kill him, his sexy partner just might. Dimitri Raast and Megan Donaldson have a common enemy—the head of an organisation that specialises in human trafficking and sexual slavery. They have similar motivation—Dimitri’s sister was taken by the organisation, and Megan’s sister is threatened by it. They have the same goal—eliminate their enemy and save their sisters. Given they have so much in common, you would think working together would be a piece of cake. You would be wrong. While Dimitri brings skills and experience from years as a US army ranger to their partnership, Megan brings a background in failed career choices and an ability to cause trouble wherever she goes. Yet, even with so much at stake, Dimitri can’t resist Megan’s particular brand of crazy. She’s wild, she’s sexy and she’s fearless. An irresistible combination for a man who lives his life completely in control. Now, after almost a year with one all-consuming focus, Dimitri finds himself torn between rescuing his sister and protecting the woman he wants from herself. Before she gets them both killed.

Dirty, Reckless Love

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lexi Ryan
  • ISBN : 194083208X
  • Publisher : Lexi Ryan
  • Number of Pages : 395
  • Readers : 2826

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance about a woman torn between two men from her past, searching for missing memories that could hold the key to her future. I’m in love with a man who tried to kill me. At least that’s what they tell me . . . Six weeks ago, paramedics found me unconscious in my own home. Beaten. Bruised. Hardly breathing. When I woke up, I couldn’t remember the last three years or anything about my life in Jackson Harbor. They tell me my fiancé, Colton McKinley, is on the run for what he did to me. They tell me I’m safer if I stay away. I don’t care if my memories ever come back. I want nothing to do with those missing years . . . until a sexy stranger with angry eyes shows up on my doorstep and demands I stop ignoring him. Levi Jackson is my fiancé’s best friend, but seeing him sparks something inside me. As the truth unravels in my mind, I know they’re wrong about Colton. My own secrets are far more dangerous than the man I was engaged to. I return to Jackson Harbor to search for answers and find myself running from a faceless boogeyman and seeking refuge in Levi’s arms. And in his bed. I can’t deny my feelings for Levi. But as the pile of lies between us grows, I realize that sometimes the truth can’t set us free. Sometimes, it’s the very thing that can destroy us.

Reckless Daughter

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : David Yaffe
  • ISBN : 1443444839
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 1874

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NATIONAL BESTSELLER "She was like a storm." ―Leonard Cohen "The definitive biography of a gifted songwriter and musician." ―Publishers Weekly (starred review) With an inimitable sound and unmistakable voice, Joni Mitchell is one of the most iconic performers and storytellers of any generation. Reckless Daughter tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blonde girl from Saskatchewan with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences around the world. In this intimate biography, composed of dozens of unprecedented in-person interviews with Mitchell, her childhood friends, and a cast of famous characters that includes Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and David Crosby, David Yaffe reveals the backstory behind the famous songs―from Mitchell’s youth in Canada, her pre-vaccine bout with polio at age nine, her early marriage, and the child she gave up for adoption, through the quintessential love affairs that inspired masterpieces, and up to the present―and shows us why Mitchell has so enthralled her listeners, her lovers, and her friends. Drawing on musical expertise and a reverence for and deep understanding of Mitchell’s work, Yaffe offers insightful analyses of her famous lyrics, exploring their imagery, their style, and their reflection of the woman herself. A Canadian prairie girl, a free-spirited artist, Mitchell never wanted to be a pop star. She was nothing more than “a painter derailed by circumstances,” she would explain. And yet, she went on to become a talented self-taught musician and a brilliant band leader, releasing album after album, each distinctly experimental, challenging, and revealing. Her lyrics captivated listeners with their poignant, perceptive language and naked emotion, born out of Mitchell’s life, loves, complaints, and prophecies. As an artist whose work deftly balances narrative and musical complexity, she was admired by such legendary lyricists as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and was a beloved collaborator of jazz musicians Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, and Herbie Hancock, among others. Her hits—from “Big Yellow Taxi” to “Both Sides, Now” to “A Case of You”—endure as timeless favorites. Mitchell’s influence on the generations of singer-songwriters who would follow her is undeniable. Reckless Daughter is the story of Joni Mitchell, and of the fertile, exciting musical time of which she was an integral part. It is the story of an artist and an era that have left an indelible mark on our music and our culture.

Reckless

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Chrissie Hynde
  • ISBN : 0345816269
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 4963

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From Chrissie Hynde, one of rock's most iconic, alluring, kick-ass, and (let's face it) sexy women, a brilliant, no-holds barred memoir of a rock life lived to the hilt. Chrissie Hynde, the songwriter and frontwoman of The Pretenders in its various incarnations, has for 35 years been one of the most admired and adored and imitated figures in rock. This long-awaited memoir tells her life story in full and utterly fascinating detail, from her fifties childhood in Akron, Ohio, to her classic baby boomer seduction by the rock of the sixties to her sojourn in the crucible of punk that was seventies London to her instant emergence with her band The Pretenders in 1980 into stardom as a frontwoman and songwriter. She brings a fantastic eye for detail, a withering and sardonic sense of humor and a fearless and sometimes naked emotional honesty to her memoir, and every line, every word of it, is unmistakably hers. It is sure to be recognized as a classic of rock literature--and man, is it fun to read.

Wet and Reckless

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Samanthe Beck
  • ISBN : 1640636064
  • Publisher : Entangled: Brazen
  • Number of Pages : 333
  • Readers : 8623

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: She’s a walking, talking disturbance of his peace... When former Navy SEAL West Donovan trades covert ops for small-town cop, he craves calm and order. Rescuing a sexy, law-bending hitchhiker during a rainstorm raises his gut-level trouble detector—plus a few things south of his gut—into the red zone. He vows to help this particular tumbleweed find her way and keep it professional, but when she becomes his downstairs neighbor, professionalism is sorely tested. He’s got red lingerie infiltrating his laundry, sultry songs invading his bedroom, and suddenly he’s the one in need of rescue. Aspiring singer/songwriter Roxy Goodhart ventures to Bluelick, Kentucky to outrun her latest mistake. It’s a doozy, involving a lying ex-manager, a dire lack of cash, and a teensy bit of grand larceny. Landing in the long, strong, entirely too tempting arms of the law is no way to keep a low profile while she re-builds her “L.A. or bust” fund. Taking an apartment that—oops—puts her under West...er...in his path every day doesn’t help. Testing his impressive reserve is beyond reckless, but she’d love to test it...all...night...long. Each book in the Private Pleasures series is STANDALONE: * Private Practice * Light Her Fire * Falling for the Enemy * Wet and Reckless

Reckless

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Nicole Edwards
  • ISBN : 1939786541
  • Publisher : Nicole Edwards Limited
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 7707

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: He’s a walking contradiction... Cam Strickland, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has earned the nickname his friends gave him years ago. Reckless. Sure. By definition. When it comes to fun, Cam hasn’t yet met a challenge he wouldn’t accept. In other areas, he’s likely far too cautious for his own good. He’s his complete opposite... Gannon Burgess, CEO of Burgess Entertainment, one of the top video game producers in the world, finds himself smack in the middle of the last place he would ever expect to be. But Gannon only thinks he is out of his element standing in the small marina office. Then... he meets Cam. Rumor is opposites attract. Sparks fly when this sexy, tattooed bad boy comes face to face with this buttoned-up gamer in glasses. Can Cam and Gannon push one another out of their comfort zones? Or -- thanks to the events that have shaped their lives -- will the time they spend together prove to be just another reckless adventure? This one involving their hearts.

Destroy All Monsters: A Reckless Book

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Ed Brubaker
  • ISBN : 1534322450
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 5195

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The next book in the red-hot RECKLESS series is here! ""Oh man, this book pushed every crime fiction button for me...Bliss."" —PATTON OSWALT Bestselling crime noir masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS bring us a new original graphic novel starring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless. It's 1988, and Ethan has been hired for his strangest case yet: finding the secrets of a Los Angeles real estate mogul. How hard could that be, right? But what starts as a deep dive into the life of a stranger will soon take a deadly turn, and Ethan will risk everything that still matters to him. Another smash hit from the award-winning creators of RECKLESS, PULP, MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, CRIMINAL, and KILL OR BE KILLED—and a must-have for all BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS fans!

A Reckless Heart

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Amy Clipston
  • ISBN : 0310577926
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 4188

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Slipping. Lydia Bontrager’s youngest sister is frighteningly ill, and as a good Amish daughter, it falls to Lydia to care for her siblings and keep the household running, in addition to working as a teacher’s assistant and helping part time at her grandmother’s bakery. Succumbing to stress, Lydia gives in to one wild night and returns home drunk. The secret of that mistake leaves Lydia feeling even more restless and confused, especially when Joshua, the only boy she’s ever loved, becomes increasingly distant. When a non-Amish boy moves in nearby, Lydia finds someone who understands her, but the community is convinced Lydia is becoming too reckless. With the pressures at home and her sister’s worsening condition, a splintering relationship with Joshua, and her own growing questions over what is right, Lydia could lose everything that she’s ever held close.

A Reckless Match

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kate Bateman
  • ISBN : 1250801575
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 5839

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Kate Bateman's writing sparkles." - USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke Meet the Davies and Montgomery families - two households locked in an ancient feud, destined to be on opposing sides forever. Until now... CAN LIFELONG HATE Madeline Montgomery grew up despising––and secretly loving––the roguish Gryffud “Gryff” Davies. Their families have been bitter rivals for hundreds of years, but even if her feelings once crossed the line between love and hate, she’s certain Gryff never felt the same. Now, she’s too busy saving her family from ruin to think about Gryff and the other “devilish” Davies siblings. Since he’s off being scandalous in London, it’s not like she’ll ever see him again... TURN TO TRUE LOVE As the new Earl of Powys, Gryff Davies planned on spending his post-war life enjoying the pleasures of London. But when an illegal duel forces him to retreat to his family’s Welsh castle, he realizes the only exciting thing in the dull countryside will be seeing the fiery Maddie Montgomery. Thoughts of his nemesis sustained Gryff throughout the war; but the girl he loved to tease has grown into a gorgeous, headstrong woman – who loathes him just as much as she ever did. Will secret tunnels, dangerous smugglers, and meddling from their feuding families be enough to make Maddie and Gryff realize that their animosity is really attraction...and maybe even love? A Reckless Match is the first in a new regency romance series by Kate Bateman about two feuding families, and reunited childhood enemies whose hatred turns to love.

The Reckless Kind

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Carly Heath
  • ISBN : 1641292822
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 8360

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A genre-defying debut, this queer historical YA centers a wild and reckless trio who fly in the face of small-town tradition—full of compassion, love, and determination to live the lives of their choosing. It’s 1904 on an island just west of Norway, and Asta Hedstrom doesn’t want to marry her odious betrothed, Nils. But her mother believes she should be grateful for the possibility of any domestic future, given her single-sided deafness, unconventional appearance, and even stranger notions. Asta would rather spend her life performing in the village theater with her fellow outcasts: her best friend Gunnar Fuglestad and his secret boyfriend, wealthy Erlend Fournier. But the situation takes a dire turn when Nils lashes out in jealousy—gravely injuring Gunnar. Shunning marriage for good, Asta moves with Gunnar and Erlend to their secluded cabin above town. With few ties left to their families, they have one shot at gaining enough kroner to secure their way of life: win the village’s annual horse race. Despite Gunnar’s increasing misgivings, Asta and Erlend intend to prove this unheard-of arrangement will succeed. Asta trains as a blacksmith; Erlend cares for recovering Gunnar. But as race day approaches, the villagers’ hateful ignorance only grows stronger. With this year’s competition proving dangerous for the trio, Asta and Erlend soon find they face another equally deadly peril: the possibility of losing Gunnar, and their found family, forever.

The Right Side of Reckless

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Whitney D. Grandison
  • ISBN : 0369702808
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 1647

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: He’s never met a rule he didn’t break… She’s followed the rules her whole life… When they meet, one golden rule is established: stay away. Sparks fly in this edgy own voices novel, perfect for fans of Sandhya Menon, S. K. Ali, and Kristina Forest. They were supposed to ignore each other and respect that fine line between them… Guillermo Lozano is getting a fresh start. New town, new school, and no more reckless behavior. He’s done his time, and now he needs to right his wrongs. But when his work at the local community center throws him into the path of the one girl who is off-limits, friendship sparks…and maybe more. Regan London needs a fresh perspective. The pressure to stay in her “perfect” relationship and be the good girl all the time has worn her down. But when the walls start to cave in and she finds unexpected understanding from the boy her parents warned about, she can’t ignore her feelings anymore. The disapproval is instant. Being together might just get Guillermo sent away. But when it comes to the heart, sometimes you have to break the rules and be a little bit reckless…

One Reckless Summer

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Toni Blake
  • ISBN : 0061880078
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 9170

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It's tough to play it cool on a sultry summer night . . . The perfect daughter. The perfect prom queen. The perfect wife. Jenny Tolliver's been the good girl all her life, and it's gotten her nowhere. Now that her marriage has been busted up by her cheating ex, she's decided it's time to regroup and rediscover herself. This summer she's headed back to her hometown of Destiny, Ohio, to the very lakeshore cottage where she grew up, to figure out what life holds in store for her next. She never dreamed the answer would be Mick Brody, Destiny's #1 hellraiser. He comes from the wrong side of the tracks (or in his case, the lake), and he's landed in hot water more times than he can count. He's exactly the kind of guy Jenny's always kept her distance from . . . but soon the good girl and the bad boy are caught in a raw heat that's out of control. Too bad Mick's got a secret that threatens to tear them apart and ruin Jenny's perfectly, passionately reckless summer . . .

The Reckless Oath We Made

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Bryn Greenwood
  • ISBN : 0525541861
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 3304

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A new provocative love story from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. “The story of Zee and Gentry is the reason we read.” —Brunonia Barry Their journey will break them—or save them. A moving and complicated love story for our time, The Reckless Oath We Made redefines what it means to be heroic. Zee has never admitted to needing anybody. But she needs Gentry. Her tough exterior shelters a heart that’s loyal to the point of self-destruction, while autistic Gentry wears his heart on his sleeve, including his desire to protect Zee at all costs. When an abduction tears Zee’s family apart, she turns to Gentry—and sets in motion a journey and a love that will change their lives forever. “[A] mind-blowing book that has left me scrambling to pick up the pieces of my brain and my shattered heart . . . Prepare to have your mind and heart expanded to their limits.” —The Oklahoman

Reckless

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • ISBN : 0307575691
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 7854

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Reckless--Phoebe Layton had always imagined Gabriel Banner a brave and valiant knight, which was why she went to him when she was in desperate need of help. but when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams. She fears she's made a dreadful mistake when Gabriel sweeps her into his arms and passionately embraces her. Yet it's a kiss that seals her fate. Now Gabriel must possess her -- even if he has to slay a dragon to do it! *A New York Times Bestseller

The It Girl #1

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Cecily von Ziegesar
  • ISBN : 9780316041973
  • Publisher : Poppy
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 8120

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Popular Gossip Girl character Jenny Humphrey is leaving Constance Billard to attend Waverly Academy, an elite boarding school in New York horse country where glamorous rich kids don't let the rules get in the way of an excellent time. Determined to leave her Manhattan past behind her, Jenny sets off to Waverly with big plans of reinventing herself. She'll be a goddess--she's a sophisticated city girl, after all!--and will find a boy who can properly worship her. But that's going to be a little tricky since her self-absorbed new roommates, Callie Vernon and Brett Messerschmidt, aren't exactly there to help--unless there's something in it for them. Hot guys, new intrigue, and more delicious gossip all add up to more trouble than ever for Jenny. But if getting caught with boys and going up against the Disciplinary Committee is what it takes, Jenny's ready. She'll do all that and more to be The It Girl.

Lawfare

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Orde F. Kittrie
  • ISBN : 0190263598
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Readers : 8571

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: International military interventions endanger soldier and civilian lives, can be financially costly, and risk spiraling out of control. One incident which exemplified the risks involved a US and UK wish to stop a Russian ship from delivering helicopter gunships to the Assad regime in Syria in 2012. Forcibly intercepting a Russian ship in transit could have risked World War III, so they developed an alternative, non-confrontational maneuver: instead of military intervention, the UK persuaded the ship's insurer, London's Standard Club, to withdraw the ship's insurance. This loss of insurance caused the ship to return to Russia, thus avoiding an international clash as well as the delivery of deadly weapons to Syria. This use of legal maneuvering in lieu of armed force is known as "lawfare" and is becoming a critical tool in the foreign policy arena. In Lawfare, author Orde Kittrie draws on his experiences as a lawfare practitioner, US State Department attorney, and international law scholar in analyzing the theory and practice of lawfare. Kittrie explains how factors including the increased reach of international laws and tribunals and the rise of economic globalization and information technology have fueled lawfare's increasing power and prevalence. The book includes case studies of recent offensive and defensive lawfare by the United States, China, all sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and several non-governmental organizations and individuals. Kittrie asserts that much of the United States' most effective and creative lawfare today is being waged by private sector or other non-governmental attorneys. He analyzes why this is the case, and describes how such attorneys' expertise and experience can contribute even more to U.S. national security. Kittrie also explains that lawfare, deployed more systematically and adeptly by the U.S. government, could likely reduce U.S. and foreign casualties, and save U.S. taxpayer dollars, by supplementing or replacing the use of armed force as a tool for achieving some significant U.S. national security objectives. Understanding this alternative to armed force has never been more important.

Feuds and Reckless Fury

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : K Webster
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : K Webster
  • Number of Pages : 360
  • Readers : 2199

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes an angsty and emotional enemies-to-lovers gay romance standalone! The hatred began when my father proposed to another man in a shocking moment that rocked my family to its core…. Now I’m on a quest for revenge against my father. That means hitting him where it hurts—the new fiancé and the son he thinks so much of. Alister Sommers. Alis is a bleached blond perfectionist thorn in my side who’s used to everything going his way. Grades, money, track—he dominates it all despite his short, insignificant frame. Was one dad not good enough that Alis had to take mine too? Soon, we’ll be stepbrothers. Until then, I vow to make his life a living hell. Maybe Dad will regret his terrible mistakes. Maybe he won’t. I know I won’t regret wrecking their lives like they did mine. I’ll give up everything, even my girlfriend and football, if it means I get a chance for retribution. It’s reckless and risky, but I don’t have much to lose. The havoc I wreak might ease some of the pain Dad caused my mother. I’m willing to give it a shot. What starts as a family feud will become a war…one I plan on winning no matter the cost. There’s only one small problem. I may have underestimated my opponent.

Reckless

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Selena Montgomery
  • ISBN : 0061983403
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 387
  • Readers : 7181

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times bestselling author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stacey Abrams, writing under her pen name Selena Montgomery, tells an unforgettable story of a high-powered Atlanta lawyer who is forced to confront her painful past and prove her innocence to the man she loves. Kell Jameson has the life she’s always dreamed about. A partner at a prestigious Atlanta law firm that represents famous—if guilty—clients, she’s far from her days as a lonely orphan in rural Georgia. But one frantic phone call will bring her back to the place she’s spent years trying to escape. The head of her childhood orphanage has been accused of murder, and Kell is her only hope for freedom. From the first moment Kell meets Sheriff Luke Calder, tempers flare. Luke is a stickler for law and order, and while he finds Kell compelling, unfortunately she represents his prime suspect. Forced to work together, they dig deep into the town’s scandals to uncover the truth. But Kell has a secret of her own…

Something Reckless

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lexi Ryan
  • ISBN : 1940832802
  • Publisher : Lexi Ryan
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Readers : 7458

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Dive into a world of secrets and temptation. Read the first novel in the sizzling Reckless and Real series from NYT bestselling author Lexi Ryan... He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name. He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face. He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd. I’ve fallen for an anonymous stranger, and now the anonymity ends. I want more than typed secrets and texted promises. I want something reckless. Heat. Passion. The thrill of being entirely possessed. Because I suspect this anonymous stranger isn’t a stranger at all. **SOMETHING RECKLESS is book 1 in the sizzling Reckless and Real series and includes the prequel, SOMETHING WILD, for your convenience. Liz and Sam's story concludes in SOMETHING REAL, available now.** The Reckless and Real Series Includes: SOMETHING RECKLESS (Liz and Sam’s story, includes free novella SOMETHING WILD) SOMETHING REAL (Liz and Sam’s story concludes)

Reckless II: Living Shadows

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cornelia Funke
  • ISBN : 1782691286
  • Publisher : Pushkin Children's Books
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 3772

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Jacob Reckless's shadowy adventures continue in the second volume of Cornelia Funke's spellbinding Reckless series. Jacob has saved his brother from the Mirrorworld, but now he will pay a terrible price. A fairy's curse is burning in his heart, and to break the spell he must embark upon a perilous journey - with his trusty friend Fox by his side - to seek out the only treasure that could save him. Jacob's search for the golden crossbow will lead him across hundreds of miles by land and sea, to an invisible, enchanted palace within the Dead City. It will bring him face to face with vicious beasts, bloodthirsty giants, and a deadly stone­faced rival. It will test his courage like never before. Living Shadows is the second book in the thrilling Reckless series.

Wild Reckless

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Ginger Scott
  • ISBN : 131000739X
  • Publisher : Ginger Scott
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 7635

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world. Instead, a nightmare took over. It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall. Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire. Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless. And those things…they were the scariest of all.

Reckless Envy

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Joss Wood
  • ISBN : 1488063117
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 6283

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Feel the drama and passion in the Dynasties: Seven Sins series! The woman he craves is engaged to the man he loathes. But that’s not stopping him… He’ll do whatever it takes to win this game of love. Matt Velez has everything a man could want: money, success and his pick of gorgeous women. Well, almost everything. The affections of tantalizingly sexy good girl Emily Arnott remain strictly off-limits—because she’s engaged to Matt’s bitterest rival. Will jealousy consume him…or does Emily hold the secret key to set them both free? Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite. One man’s betrayal can destroy generations. Fifteen years ago, a hedge-fund hotshot vanished with billions, leaving the high-powered families of Falling Brook changed forever. Now seven heirs, shaped by his betrayal, must reckon with the sins of the past. Passion may be their only path to redemption. Experience all Seven Sins! DYNASTIES: SEVEN SINS Book 1: Ruthless Pride by Naima Simone This CEO’s pride led him to give up his dreams for his family. Now he’s drawn to the woman who threatens everything… Book 2: Forbidden Lust by Karen Booth He’s always resisted his lust for his best friend’s sister—until they’re stranded together in paradise… Book 3: Insatiable Hunger by Yahrah St. John His unbridled appetite for his closest friend is unleashed when he believes she’s fallen for the wrong man… Book 4: Hidden Ambition by Jules Bennett Ambition has taken him far, but revenge could cost him his one chance at love… Book 5: Reckless Envy by Joss Wood When this shark in the boardroom meets the one woman he can’t have, envy takes over… Book 6: Untamed Passion by Cat Schield Will this black sheep’s self-destructive wrath flame out when he’s expecting an heir of his own? Book 7: Slow Burn by Janice Maynard If he’s really the idle playboy his family claims, will his inaction threaten a reunion with the woman who got away?

Reckless OGN

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Ed Brubaker
  • ISBN : 1534319549
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Number of Pages : 152
  • Readers : 6367

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles, and the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher. ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them—a good guy. A bold new series of original graphic novels, with three books releasing over the next year, each a full-length story that stands on its own. Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his radical student days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears…his own past. “Oh man this book pushed EVERY crime fiction button for me. Working class setting covering up for a deeper societal rot, a battered, damaged (literally) protagonist against the beast, and all of it squirming and lunging through an over-lit early 80s L.A. Noir bleached to bleakness. Bliss." —Patton Oswalt “Imagine Redford at his peak, ambling through sun-drenched, eighties L.A. in a serpentine plot that is equal parts Long Goodbye and Point Break. No one does crime fic like BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS and their collaboration has never felt more new. Explosive. Vital. And yes...reckless. I love this book.” —Damon Lindelof (Lost, HBO’s Watchmen) "RECKLESS is an absolute rush: on the same level as golden age Travis McGee novels and the hardest-hitting Richard Stark stories. This one comes at you as fast as Steve McQueen in a souped-up Mustang and as hard as Charles Bronson with a baseball bat. You gotta have it." —Joe Hill (Locke and Key, N0S4A2) Look for Book Two in the RECKLESS series in April 2021!

Social Control and Self-Control Theories of Crime and Deviance

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : L.Edward Wells
  • ISBN : 1351548506
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 550
  • Readers : 1360

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Control theories have dominated criminological theory and research since the 1969 publication of Hirschi's seminal work on the social bond. Social control and self-control theorists are unique in suggesting that patterns in criminal behaviors are better explained by variations in social constraints rather than by individual motivational impulses, thus indicating that their main concerns are the explication and clarification of the techniques, processes, and institutions of informal social control. The four major sections of this volume focus on: the similarities and differences among the major contributors to the early developmental stage of social control theory; the central importance of parents, peers, and schools in the creation of informal control mechanisms and their link to crime and delinquency; the theoretical underpinnings of self-control theory, including empirical tests and criticisms; and theoretical integrations of social control and self-control theories with various motivational theories of crime and delinquency.

Sidney Sheldon's Reckless

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sidney Sheldon,Tilly Bagshawe
  • ISBN : 0062304070
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 2625

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: #1 New York Times bestselling author Sidney Sheldon’s most popular and enduring heroine—Tracy Whitney of If Tomorrow Comes and Sidney Sheldon’s Chasing Tomorrow—is back with another story of heart-stopping twists and breathtaking action. Once upon a time, Tracy Whitney was one of the best thieves in the business. Then she settled down, had a baby, and planned to spend the rest of her days quietly, living anonymously, devoted to her son. But tragic news has forced Tracy to face her greatest nightmare. Now, with nothing left to protect, she returns to the hunt—and she’s more dangerous than ever. Tracy is not the only woman with a dark and dangerous past. The world faces a new terror threat from a group of global hackers intent on the collapse of capitalism and private wealth and the creation of a new world order. When this group turn to violence, with deadly effect, the mysterious woman pulling their strings becomes the CIA’s public enemy number one. Only one clever and ruthless woman is capable of tracking down the terrorist: Tracy. But as Tracy discovers, the truth proves as elusive as her target. Hampered by corruption and enemies masked as allies, Tracy will be pushed to the brink, where she must face her darkest demons. But just how reckless will a person become when she have nothing left to lose?

Non-Interpretive Skills for Radiology: Case Review E-Book

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : David M. Yousem
  • ISBN : 0323473741
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 6751

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The only review book of its kind, David M. Yousem’s Non-Interpretive Skills prepares you for exam questions on every aspect of radiology that does not involve reading and interpreting images: communication, quality and safety, ethics, leadership, data management, business principles, analytics, statistics, and more. Ideal for residents and practitioners alike, this unique study tool contains hundreds of questions, answers, and rationales that cover the entire range of NIS content on the credentialing boards and MOC exams. Your exam preparation isn’t complete without it! Exclusive test preparation on every NIS area, including business, ethics, safety, quality improvement, resuscitation techniques, and medications used by radiologists. 600 multiple-choice questions with answers and rationales provide a practical and solid foundation for exams and clinical practice. Author David M. Yousem, MD, MBA and his colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology share years of expertise in radiology education, quality assurance, and business topics. A single, easy-to-use source for thorough review of the NIS topics you’ll encounter on exams and in your radiology practice.

Breaching Safe Nursing Practice

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Zane Robinson Wolf,Denise Nagle Bailey
  • ISBN : 1476644764
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Number of Pages : 281
  • Readers : 7194

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book addresses selected violations of professional nursing conduct and practices that take place in shadows or on the margins of clinical practice--incidents that represent "dark" or "gray" areas of nursing. Chapters identify threats to patient and nurse well-being that are antithetical to nurses' principles; sensitize nurses and other stakeholders to gray and dark sides of nursing through case examples; and pose evidence-based solutions for eliminating, mitigating, and addressing examples representing the gray or dark side of nursing. The book encourages organizations to promote a culture of ethical responsibility for nursing practices.

The Development Dimension Sector Financing in the SDG Era

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : OECD
  • ISBN : 9264307710
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 196
  • Readers : 5212

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are highly intertwined with sectors such as health, education, energy or agriculture. Hence, measuring official development finance (ODF) flowing to sectors is critical to designing efficient development strategies in the SDG era.

Ethical Lessons of the Financial Crisis

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Eileen P. Flynn
  • ISBN : 1136343121
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Readers : 7613

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the aftermath of the economic crisis of 2008 it is important to ask what ethics has to say to the many stakeholders in the U.S. economy. The crisis in the financial industry, precipitated by the bursting of a bubble in the housing sector, brought the U.S. economy to the brink of a major depression. Government officials, economists and financial executives intervened to implement measures to mitigate the damage, applying their expertise and using their best judgments to rescue the economy. The actions they took required technical competence, pragmatic judgments and controversial decisions. They worked through a crisis to try to prevent a very bad situation from becoming a catastrophe. As events played out in the autumn of 2008, there was little time to reflect on how immoral conduct contributed to the crisis and how financial recovery needs to be built on an ethical foundation. The purpose of this book is to examine the role of ethics in setting things right. In taking a close look at the events of 2008 this book makes an important contribution to business ethics.

The Brazilian Economy Today

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Anthony Pereira,Lauro Mattei,Amanda LeCouteur
  • ISBN : 1137549815
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 204
  • Readers : 5894

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Pereira and Mattei bring contributors together in this exciting volume to further understanding about the recent Brazilian Economic Development Model and discuss the related social conditions. The authors analyze both the political economy and social public policies to highlight new opportunities to create a sustainable development model.

European Corporate Governance

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Thomas Clarke,Jean-Francois Chanlat
  • ISBN : 1134135971
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 424
  • Readers : 7462

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For decades, Europe has sought to become more financially integrated with the United States and thus European legal institutions, regulatory, governance and accounting practices have faced pressures to adapt to international competitive markets. Against this backdrop, European corporate governance systems have been criticized as being less efficient than the Anglo-American market based systems. This textbook examines the unique dimensions and qualities of European corporate governance. Reforms of key institutions, the doctrine of shareholder value and the seemingly irresistible growth of CEO power and reward are critically analyzed. The book brings out the richness of European corporate governance systems, as well as highlighting historical weaknesses that will require further work for a sustainable corporate governance environment in the future. In light of the most severe financial crisis since the 1930s, this intelligent look at European corporate governance is a vital textbook for courses on corporate governance and a great supplementary textbook on a host of business, management and accounting classes.

Engine of Inequality

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Karen Petrou
  • ISBN : 1119730058
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 4454

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first book to reveal how the Federal Reserve holds the key to making us more economically equal, written by an author with unparalleled expertise in the real world of financial policy Following the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy placed much greater focus on stabilizing the market than on helping struggling Americans. As a result, the richest Americans got a lot richer while the middle class shrank and economic and wealth inequality skyrocketed. In Engine of Inequality, Karen Petrou offers pragmatic solutions for creating more inclusive monetary policy and equality-enhancing financial regulation as quickly and painlessly as possible. Karen Petrou is a leading financial-policy analyst and consultant with unrivaled knowledge of what drives the decisions of federal officials and how big banks respond to financial policy in the real world. Instead of proposing legislation that would never pass Congress, the author provides an insider's look at politically plausible, high-impact financial policy fixes that will radically shift the equality balance. Offering an innovative, powerful, and highly practical solution for immediately turning around the enormous nationwide problem of economic inequality, this groundbreaking book: Presents practical ways America can and should tackle economic inequality with fast-acting results Provides revealing examples of exactly how bad economic inequality in America has become no matter how hard we all work Demonstrates that increasing inequality is disastrous for long-term economic growth, political action, and even personal happiness Explains why your bank's interest rates are still only a fraction of what they were even though the rich are getting richer than ever, faster than ever Reveals the dangers of FinTech and BigTech companies taking over banking Shows how Facebook wants to control even the dollars in your wallet Discusses who shares the blame for our economic inequality, including the Fed, regulators, Congress, and even economists Engine of Inequality: The Fed and the Future of Wealth in America should be required reading for leaders, policymakers, regulators, media professionals, and all Americans wanting to ensure that the nation’s financial policy will be a force for promoting economic equality.

International Journal of Finance and Policy Analysis

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Siddhartha Sarkar
  • ISBN : 1627345396
  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 9293

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