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New York To Dallas

Author : J. D. Robb
ISBN : 9781101536919
Genre : Fiction
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#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas: one that will take her all the way to the city that named her—and plunge her into the nightmares of her childhood... When a monster named Isaac McQueen—taken down by Eve back in her uniform days—escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. The other is to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago. From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Passenger Train Service

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation
ISBN : UCAL:$B643548
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

Dallas Music Scene 1920s 1960s The

Author : Alan Govenar and Jay Brakefield
ISBN : 9781467131513
File Size : 22.90 MB
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"For much of the 20th century Dallas was home to a wide range of vital popular music. By the 1920s, the streets, dance halls, and vaudeville houses of Deep Ellum rang with blues and jazz....In Images of America: The Dallas Music Scene: 1920s -1960s, longtime collaborators Alan Govenar and Jay Brakefield document this exciting time with rich archival images and build on decades of research." -- Back cover.

The Watchdog That Didn T Bark

Author : Dean Starkman
ISBN : 9780231536288
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details “how the U.S. business press could miss the most important economic implosion of the past eighty years” (Eric Alterman, media columnist for The Nation). In this sweeping, incisive post-mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He examines the deep cultural and structural shifts—some unavoidable, some self-inflicted—that eroded journalism’s appetite for its role as watchdog. The result was a deafening silence about systemic corruption in the financial industry. Tragically, this silence grew only more profound as the mortgage madness reached its terrible apogee from 2004 through 2006. Starkman frames his analysis in a broad argument about journalism itself, dividing the profession into two competing approaches—access reporting and accountability reporting—which rely on entirely different sources and produce radically different representations of reality. As Starkman explains, access journalism came to dominate business reporting in the 1990s, a process he calls “CNBCization,” and rather than examining risky, even corrupt, corporate behavior, mainstream reporters focused on profiling executives and informing investors. Starkman concludes with a critique of the digital-news ideology and corporate influence, which threaten to further undermine investigative reporting, and he shows how financial coverage, and journalism as a whole, can reclaim its bite. “Can stand as a potentially enduring case study of what went wrong and why.”—Alec Klein, national bestselling author of Aftermath “With detailed statistics, Starkman provides keen analysis of how the media failed in its mission at a crucial time for the U.S. economy.”—Booklist
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Turn Your Big Idea Into A New Business

Author : Steve Falldine
ISBN : 9781609114282
Genre : Business & Economics
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Do you aspire to turn your dreams and ideas into a legitimate small business? Does the task seem daunting, confusing, or perhaps even unattainable? How to Turn Your BIG IDEA Into a New Business will help bring your ideas to fruition by teaching the nuts and bolts of successfully beginning your small business enterprise. This book presents practice-proven steps on how to: determine the feasibility of your business concept write an outstanding business plan buy an existing business evaluate franchise opportunities borrow money for your business start-up This book also serves as a wonderful reference for existing business owners to help run their businesses more profitably. With real-life success (and failure ) stories to guide you through the process, How to Turn Your BIG IDEA Into a New Business provides entertaining, easy-to-follow steps that will help you on your way to creating a successful business of your own. Author Steve Falldine is a full-time franchise consultant for The ServiceMaster Company and works part-time as a counselor and instructor at the Collin Small Business Development Center in Plano, Texas. He makes 40 appearances a year as guest lecturer for the Collin College School of Business, local chambers of commerce, as well as other business and educational venues. Steve grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and Oklahoma City, and now he and his family live in Carrollton, Texas. Publisher's website: http: //
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Steven Thomas Dykes
ISBN : 1463400896
Genre : Fiction
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Raised in the wheat fields of Topeka, Kansas, “Jersey” takes place in the hometown of the author, Steven Thomas Dykes; bringing about an undeniable love for the lesson of how love is defined....He considers it to be the “Romeo and Juliet” of the 21st Century. Only his second short novel released, eleven years of time have passed since his last self-publication of “In The Town of Comfortability”. “Jersey” is the depth of the darkened heart, making their relationship told with the narration of Scott Trejo, along with the sprint to the border after complete oblivion the tale that told on the train that brought me to Mexico for my first day. I loved her at first sight, it is the title of the first chapter, as I wanted each segment to be focused with a title only being a piece of the tale. I have always believed in love at first sight! Having that fateful moment was near, my words come from an ancient romanticist, as the basis of the journey comes with the power of their first meeting......Going back to the horse of Jersey’s life, his story is told of possession, a curse that would be passed on to the next rider from its previous owner. She quickly found herself swallowing sand, falling into the depths of a bad man, starting a relationship that bridges the story. Most girls living with big-time drug dealers become high off their mans’ drugs for free, for Jersey started spiraling out of control all the way until she landed herself in a Rehabilitation Center. Never one to be stagnant, she ran away and become lost to all the others that loved her except me. I found her at the stables, beaten, bleeding, and strung out from his cruel treatment! It was then and there when I asked myself the true philosophical query, “How far will you go for unconditional love?”
Category: Fiction

Educational Reform

Author : Seymour Bernard Sarason
ISBN : 9780807742433
Genre : Education
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Professor Sarason candidly confronts his "errors of omission and commission, mistakes, and emphases" in his half-century involvement in educational reform. No other major figure in this arena has made public such a searching self-critique. Sharing his thoughts about the future of education, Sarason discusses his thinking on: charter schools, productive learning, motivation, high-stakes testing, the need for teachers to relate differently to each other and to parents, the importance of working through change, and the mistaken idea that we can clone reforms. Although written before the September 11th World Trade Center tragedy, the last chapter of this book is extraordinarily relevant to the subsequent national importance of societal values and responsible citizenship. Although this is a deliberately personally revealing book, Sarason's self-scrutiny will be stimulating and invaluable to anyone interested in reform as concept, action, and values.
Category: Education