Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
Author: Sue Armstrong
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-01-24
ISBN 10: 1472936078
ISBN 13: 9781472936073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time Book Review:

As featured on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week 'A rich, timely study for the era of "global ageing"' Nature The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century – up there with climate change in its potential global impact. Sometime before 2020, the number of people over 65 worldwide will, for the first time, be greater than the number of 0–4 year olds, and it will keep on rising. The strains this is causing on society are already evident as health and social services everywhere struggle to cope with the care needs of the elderly. But why and how do we age? Scientists have been asking this question for centuries, yet there is still no agreement. There are a myriad competing theories, from the idea that our bodies simply wear out with the rough and tumble of living, like well-worn shoes or a rusting car, to the belief that ageing and death are genetically programmed and controlled. In Borrowed Time, Sue Armstrong tells the story of science's quest to understand ageing and to prevent or delay the crippling conditions so often associated with old age. She focusses inward – on what is going on in our bodies at the most basic level of the cells and genes as the years pass – to look for answers to why and how our skin wrinkles with age, our wounds take much longer to heal than they did when we were kids, and why words escape us at crucial moments in conversation.This book explores these questions and many others through interviews with key scientists in the field of gerontology and with people who have interesting and important stories to tell about their personal experiences of ageing.

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
Author: Tracy Clark
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-06-01
ISBN 10: 149671492X
ISBN 13: 9781496714923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time Book Review:

In Tracy Clark’s electrifying new mystery featuring Cassandra Raines, the former Chicago cop turned private investigator looks into a suspicious death as a favor to a friend—and makes some powerful enemies . . . Sitting in cold cars for hours, serving lowlifes with summonses . . . being a P.I. means riding out a lot of slow patches. But sometimes the most familiar paths can lead straight to danger—like at Cass’s go-to diner, where new delivery guy Jung Byson wants to enlist her expertise. Jung’s friend, Tim Ayers, scion of a wealthy Chicago family, has been found dead, floating in Lake Michigan near his luxury boat. And Jung is convinced there’s a murderer on the loose . . . Cass reluctantly begins digging only to discover that Jung neglected to mention one crucial fact: Tim Ayers was terminally ill. Given the large quantities of alcohol and drugs found in his body, Ayers’ death appears to be either an accident or suicide. Yet as much as Cass would like to dismiss Jung’s suspicions, there are too many unanswered questions and unexplained coincidences. Why would anyone kill a dying man? Working her connections on both sides of the law, Cass tries to point the police in the right direction. But violence is escalating around her, and Cass’s persistence has already attracted unwanted attention, uncovering sinister secrets that Cass may end up taking to her grave.

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
Author: David Mark
Publsiher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-01
ISBN 10: 1448304210
ISBN 13: 9781448304219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time Book Review:

Adam Nunn's search for his true identity has horrifying consequences in this compelling psychological thriller. A badly mutilated body has been discovered in a remote woodland pond on the Essex borders – a location known to be the haunt of the ruthless crime gang that ruled London in the 70s. When one of the victim's hands is found nearby, forensic tests reveal a number scrawled on the palm. It is quickly identified as the National Insurance number of struggling family man Adam Nunn. As Adam is arrested in connection with the murder, it emerges that the dead man was a private investigator he had hired to find out the identity of his birth parents. Just what did Larry Paris discover that got him killed? As Adam seeks the truth surrounding his origins and promises justice for the mother he never knew, he is drawn into a lurid criminal world of violence and violation, reprisal and merciless death. Torn between the man he wants to be and the man he fears becoming, Adam's investigations will lead him ever deeper into darkness.

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
Author: Jack Campbell
Publsiher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 1625670168
ISBN 13: 9781625670168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time Book Review:

A collection of seven time-bending sci-fi stories by the author of the New York Times–bestselling Lost Fleet series—with new author’s notes for each story. In “Betty Knox and Dictionary Jones in The Mystery of the Missing Teenage Anachronisms,” a pair of time travelers get stuck in 1964—and in the bodies of their fifteen-year-old selves. It’s a terrible time to have other time travelers looking to kill you. SFRevu called this story “one of the most enjoyable reads I’ve had in a long time.” In four interlinked short stories, a pair of Temporal Interventionists try to solve some of history’s greatest mysteries—from the origin of the Spanish Flu to an unexplained explosion in the world’s least-inhabited region in 1908. Why were ironclad warships being developed by both the South and the North at the exact same time during the American Civil War? And why don’t we know who fired the ‘shot heard ’round the world,’ the lone gunshot that started the American Revolution? In “Joan,” a time-traveling researcher named Kate has gotten a little too close to Joan of Arc, both emotionally and temporally—and now has a chance to rescue her from being burnt at the stake. And in the final story, “Crow’s Feat,” a skeptical writer goes back to Elizabethan England to discover the true author of Shakespeare’s plays.

On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
Author: Paul Osborn
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 71
Release: 1969
ISBN 10: 9780822208471
ISBN 13: 0822208474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Borrowed Time Book Review:

THE STORY: Gramps is idolized by his young grandson, Pud, who models his every action after the old man. But Gramps' salty expressions and rough behavior are frowned upon by both the strait-laced Aunt Demetria and Granny, so Aunt Demetria comes to

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
Author: Paul Monette
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN 10: 1480473855
ISBN 13: 9781480473850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time Book Review:

“An eloquent testimonial to the power of love and the devastation of loss” from the National Book Award–winning author of Becoming a Man (Publishers Weekly). In 1974, Paul Monette met Roger Horwitz, the man with whom he would share more than a decade of his life. In 1986, Roger died of complications from AIDS. Borrowed Time traces this love story from start to tragic finish. At a time when the medical community was just beginning to understand this mysterious and virulent disease, Monette and others like him were coming to terms with unfathomable loss. This personal account of the early days of the AIDS crisis tells the story of love in the face of death. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Borrowed Time was one of the first memoirs to deal candidly with AIDS and is as moving and relevant now as it was more than twenty-five years ago. Written with fierce honesty and heartwarming tenderness, this book is part love story, part testimony, and part requiem. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.

On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
Author: Jenn McKinlay
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 1101637609
ISBN 13: 9781101637609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Borrowed Time Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling Library Lover's mysteries continue with a hot new case... Loving a good cup of coffee runs in the family for Briar Creek library director Lindsey Norris. But when her brother, Jack, a consultant for a coffee company, goes missing, her favorite beverage becomes a key clue in a dangerous mystery. Between preparing the library for the holidays and juggling the affections of ex-boyfriend, Captain Mike Sullivan, and her new crush, actor Robbie Vine, Lindsey has her hands full. But the mysterious disappearance of her world-traveling playboy brother takes precedence over all. Afraid that involving the police could brew trouble for Jack, Lindsey takes matters into her own hands. But as her quest for her brother embroils her in a strange case involving South American business dealings and an enigmatic and exotic woman, it’ll take the help of both her library book club—the crafternooners—and her eager-to-please suitors to keep Jack from ending up in hot water… INCLUDES READING GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS From the Paperback edition.

Borrowed Time (Alistair MacLean’s UNACO)

Borrowed Time (Alistair MacLean’s UNACO)
Author: Hugh Miller
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-09-02
ISBN 10: 000734905X
ISBN 13: 9780007349050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time (Alistair MacLean’s UNACO) Book Review:

When a tip-off is received that militant religious extremists are taking over the peaceful Vale of Kashmir, dealing in drugs and guns to fund their war, two top agents are sent in to investigate. When the mission looks impossible, who do you call? UNACO.

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
Author: Charles M. Kinney,Pamela Gillis Watson
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1412003040
ISBN 13: 9781412003049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time Book Review:

After LZ X-Ray and Albany came LZ-4, Operation Masher/White Wing, Operation Davy Crocket, and a place called Tuy Hoa. The gripping memoir of a medic with the renowned 7th Cavalry.

Sister on Borrowed Time

Sister on Borrowed Time
Author: Anna Bridgwater
Publsiher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 8726468611
ISBN 13: 9788726468618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister on Borrowed Time Book Review:

In November 2005 a young woman, Margaret, dies of leukemia. In this moving and personal book Margaret’s sister, the journalist and writer Anna Bridgwater, tells about the years leading up to her death – about life as a young woman in Copenhagen, about family, love, heartache and calamities, and about the diagnosis that changed everything. Sister on Borrowed Time is a story about hope and about loving someone with cancer. It is a story about searching for a bone marrow donor in the attempt to cure the leukemia, and about confronting the ghosts of the past when death becomes a very real threat. Finally, the book is about the will to make the best of the time that remains, and about the void that appears when someone we love dies. And about how life goes on for those left behind, but never in quite the same way as before. Anna Bridgwater has a master’s degree in Literature and is a freelance journalist and author. She has written around 20 fiction and nonfiction books in various genres and on a variety of topics.

On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
Author: Adam Croft
Publsiher: Adam Croft
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Borrowed Time Book Review:

Book two in a stunning new crime series from 2m+ international bestseller Adam Croft. Each morning, the first train of the day leaves Oakham station and thunders through a tunnel under the village of Manton. But today the driver sees something that changes his life. A dead body hangs in the tunnel's exit. DI Caroline Hills knows this isn't a suicide. It's murder. And when a second apparent suicide appears in Rutland, Caroline uncovers a shocking link: the victims knew each other. As Rutland Police fight to catch the killer, a group of friends is left with an even more shocking realisation. One of them is the murderer. And one of them will be the next to die. ‘Incredible’ — BBC News ‘A sensation’ — The Guardian

On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
Author: Robert Manne
Publsiher: Black Inc.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-26
ISBN 10: 1743820399
ISBN 13: 9781743820391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Borrowed Time Book Review:

Are we living on borrowed time? From climate change to the Murdoch empire, from refugees to WikiLeaks –Robert Manne applies his brilliant mind to the issues and people that shape our world. This provocative and informative book includes essays on Donald Trump’s links to Russia, Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership, the ideas driving Islamic State, and Jonathan Franzen’s views on climate activism. In the title essay, Manne shares a life-altering personal story that is frank, moving and unforgettable. Robert Manne is emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. His books include The Petrov Affair, The Culture of Forgetting, Left, Right, Left, Making Trouble and The Mind of the Islamic State. He has written three Quarterly Essays and is a regular contributor to the Monthly and the Guardian.

On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
Author: Anthony J Williams III
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2020-01-02
ISBN 10: 9781734422627
ISBN 13: 1734422629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Borrowed Time Book Review:

Delving deep into the psyche of a child to the depths of a young man given less than 48 hours to live. From attempted suicide to the joys of fatherhood, this book takes the reader on the ride of their life. Never before has a story been told from this perspective. The book allows readers to use their stories as a template for their own reinvention.

On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
Author: David Lindenmayer
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106019404893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Borrowed Time Book Review:

Global warming, biodiversity loss, salinity . . . There is no doubt Australia's environmental problems appear huge and overwhelming. Not only is our unique natural heritage under threat, but the consequences for agriculture, tourism and the economy may be catastrophic. Can anything be done to halt the destruction? The good news is much canbe done. In this powerful and passionate book, David Lindenmayer argues that Australia doeshave the knowledge and resources to tackle our environmental problems. In addition, he outlines creative and impressive solutions we can all be a part of. One of Australia's leading ecologists, Professor Lindenmayer delivers a timely message about the scale and urgency of the crisis we face.

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
Author: Robert Goddard
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-01-26
ISBN 10: 1407055127
ISBN 13: 9781407055121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time Book Review:

One fateful summer evening, businessman Robin Timariot meets a strikingly beautiful woman while out walking. They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable. A few days later, the newspapers are full of the rape and murder of Lady Louise Paxton - and to his horror, Timariot realises that this was the woman he met just hours before her death. A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a series of bizarre events begin to convince Timariot that all is not what it seems. Against his better judgement, he is soon sucked into the tortuous complexity of the dead woman's life. But the closer Timariot gets to the truth, the more hideous and uncertain it seems to be. And far too late, he realizes that anybody who uncovers it is unlikely to live...

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
Author: Elizabeth Spann Craig
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2020-04-10
ISBN 10: 9781946227645
ISBN 13: 1946227641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time Book Review:

During a weekend house party, a guest is found dead. Librarian Ann Beckett tries to track down the killer before he strikes again.

On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 430
Release:
ISBN 10: 9781412829991
ISBN 13: 1412829992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Borrowed Time Book Review:

Entitlements represent one of the largest and fastest-growing portions of the federal budget. They are regarded as sacrosanct by lawmakers, yet many people see them as one of the greatest threats to the American Dream. This volume argues that by sacrificing the future in order to pay ever-larger federal benefits through programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and federal pensions, entitlement spending has become a crushing burden to American workers. Peterson and Howe destroy myths surrounding entitlement spending. They show that the bulk of it does not go to the poor. The majority of the elderly are not needy and dependent. Entitlement programs, not defense spending, consume the largest share of the federal budget. In short, we cannot balance the budget without reducing entitlement spending. In a country that demands critical investments--improving public education, alleviating poverty, increasing professional opportunity--growth in entitlement spending is unaffordable. On Borrowed Time is an important and timely book that will be mandatory reading for policymakers, politicians, economists, and a general public concerned with its financial future. "This book should be read by everyone who wants to understand how government spending can be controlled."--Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University "A powerful analyses and policy prescriptions which will challenge every thoughtful person coping with the dilemma of providing humane, but cost effective, entitlements."--Michael J. Boskin, Professor of Economics, Stanford University Peter G. Peterson is chairman and co-founder of The Blackstone Group. He is chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, founding chairman of the Institute for International Economics (Washington, D.C.), founding president of The Concord Coalition, and co-chair of The Conference Board Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprises. Neil Howe is a partner and co-founder of LifeCourse Associates, a Virginia-based consulting firm and senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. A historian, economist, author, and speaker, he is the co-author (with William Strauss) of several books, including Generations, The Fourth Turning, and Millennials Rising.

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
Author: Naomi Alderman
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 184990233X
ISBN 13: 9781849902335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time Book Review:

The Doctor and his friends go undercover to stop the mysterious Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop.

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 98
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040997689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time Book Review:

Caroline Vaughan’s photographs offer inspired and surprising visions of landscapes, still lifes, and the human form. In Borrowed Time, her images of nature and people, sometimes surreal and often arresting, follow each other to create a visual poem of opposition and likeness, physical beauty and balance. Compelling the viewer’s attention with delicate rich tones and meticulous technique, she holds the viewer’s gaze even when her subject is difficult. Most highly acclaimed for her psychologically complex but subtle portraits of family, friends, loved ones, and strangers, Vaughan’s work, though widely published and displayed, is collected here for the first time.

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
Author: James Freeman,Vern McKinley
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 0062669885
ISBN 13: 9780062669889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Time Book Review:

The disturbing, untold story of one of the largest financial institutions in the world, Citigroup—one of the " too big to fail" banks—from its founding in 1812 to its role in the 2008 financial crisis, and the many disasters in between. During the 2008 financial crisis, Citi was presented as the victim of events beyond its control—the larger financial panic, unforeseen economic disruptions, and a perfect storm of credit expansion, private greed, and public incompetence. To save the economy and keep the bank afloat, the government provided huge infusions of cash through multiple bailouts that frustrated and angered the American public. But, as financial experts James Freeman and Vern McKinley reveal, the 2008 crisis was just one of many disasters Citi has experienced since its founding more than two hundred years ago. In Borrowed Time, they reveal Citi’s history of instability and government support. It’s not a story that either Citi or Washington wants told. From its founding in 1812 and through much of its history the bank has been tied to the federal government—a relationship that has benefited both. Many of its initial stockholders had owned stock in the Bank of the United States, and its first president, Samuel Osgood, had been a member of the Continental Congress and America’s first Postmaster General. From its earliest years, Citi took massive risks that led to crisis. But thanks to private investors, including John Jacob Astor, they survived throughout the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, Senator Carter Glass blamed Citi CEO "Sunshine Charlie" Mitchell for the 1929 stock market crash, and the bank was actually in violation of the senator’s signature achievement, the Glass-Steagall law, in the late 1990s until then U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin engineered the law’s repeal. Rubin later became the chairman of the executive committee of Citigroup, helping to oversee the bank as it ramped up its increasing mortgage risks before the 2008 crash. The scale of the financial panic of 2008 was not, as the media and experts claim, unprecedented. As Borrowed Time shows, disasters have been relatively frequent during the century of government-protected banking—especially at Citi.