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A Mile Down

Author : David Vann
ISBN : 1560257105
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 82.43 MB
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If you've ever owned a sailboat or had a friend who did, you know how it begins: with a dream. You dream about the ship, and gradually the dream consumes you. Practical considerations lose all meaning ... until, inevitably, the dream morphs into a nightmare. David Vann is familiar with that nightmare. His begins in Turkey: a thirty-year-old tourist, he stumbles across the steel frame of a ninety-foot sailboat that cries out to be built. From friends, family, and credit cards, he borrows the $150,000 to construct the ship. The Turkish builders take shameless advantage of him, eventually charging him over $500,000. On the edge of financial ruin, Vann starts a chartering business. But, when some new part of the ship isn't falling apart, he encounters freak storms. As his debts escalate, Vann begins to wonder if he is merely repeating his father's dreams and failures at sea?which ended with his father's suicide. At once a page-turning true story of adventure on the open ocean and an archetypal tale of one man's attempt to overcome fate and realize his dream, A Mile Down is an unforgettable story of struggle and redemption by a writer at the top of his form.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Administered Prices

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119507494
Genre : Cost and standard of living
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Examines the impact of administered prices in concentrated industries on the cost of living. Also compares market pricing mechanisms of agricultural industries with administered pricing practices of manufacturing industries.
Category: Cost and standard of living

The Pursuit And Capture Of Hidden Treasure

Author : Paul L. Jones
ISBN : 9781608447220
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 48.51 MB
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Jones graduated from South Dakota School of Mines with a B.S. in Mining Engineering. His 50 year career was devoted to mine exploration and the management of producing mines and mills with two millions miles of travel in the U.S. and a dozen foreign countries. At two New Mexico uranium mines, his management yielded the highest productivity in the district. In Honduras, he regained control of a collapsing silver mine that killed the former manager. In Nicaragua, he reopened a gold mine that defied the efforts of former managers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Comic Strip Math

Author : Dan Greenberg
ISBN : 0439043832
Genre : Education
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Comics + Math = Fun. This zany collection of cartoons and companion word problems helps students learn fundamental math concepts, like addition, subtraction, multiplications, division, fractions, decimals, and more. One-color illustrations.
Category: Education