Chasing Fortune

Chasing Fortune
Author: Brittney Sahin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2020
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798688089134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Echo Team has a new addition—a K-9, and he’s in need of training . . . Eight-plus years as Echo Three and Chris Hunter is still as mission-focused as ever, continuing to fight for his country as part of a secretive team of operatives serving the President. When Chris decides to rescue a dog for the team, he soon discovers he and the guys are far from K-9 whisperers, and they need help. When Chris seeks a witty and beautiful woman he once met to train his Belgian Malinois, he winds up tripping all over himself to impress the dog handler as well. After a decade of thrill-seeking, Rory McAdams decides to move to New Orleans and put her adventurous life behind her, hoping to pursue her other passion working with dogs. She never anticipates a gorgeous Navy SEAL to knock on the door and hire her for her first job. Training Chris’s K-9 is one thing. Trying not to fall for the dog’s hilarious and handsome owner . . . quite another. But when a dangerous threat from Rory’s past comes back to haunt her, she’ll find herself turning to Chris for help to partake in one final mission—one meant to save her life. It’s an operation like no other, and Echo and Bravo Teams must do whatever it takes to succeed, even if it means working with the enemy.

Age of Ambition Chasing Fortune Truth and Faith in the New China

Age of Ambition  Chasing Fortune  Truth  and Faith in the New China
Author: Evan Osnos
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN 10: 0374712042
ISBN 13: 9780374712044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Ambition Chasing Fortune Truth and Faith in the New China Book Review:

Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction. An Economist Best Book of 2014. A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy-or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes. As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. He asks probing questions: Why does a government with more success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression? Why do millions of young Chinese professionals-fluent in English and devoted to Western pop culture-consider themselves "angry youth," dedicated to resisting the West's influence? How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after two decades of the relentless pursuit of wealth? Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony, Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism, in which only one can prevail.

Curveball

Curveball
Author: Barry Zito
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 0785227881
ISBN 13: 9780785227885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curveball Book Review:

In 2007, pitcher Barry Zito signed a seven-year, $126 million contract with the San Francisco Giants. At that time, it was the largest contract ever given to a pitcher. He was at the top of his game, in peak physical condition, and had the kind of financial security most people can only dream of. He was also miserable. And it began to show. Zito’s career declined over the next few years until he hit rock bottom—watching from the bench as his team won the World Series in 2010. In the months that followed, Zito came face-to-face with the destructiveness of his own ego—his need to be viewed as the best. He also came face-to-face with God and with the truth that he was loved no matter what he achieved. In Curveball, Zito shares his story with honesty and transparency. The ups and the downs. The wins and losses. By sharing his experiences as a man who had everything except happiness, Zito offers readers a path through adversity and toward a life defined by true success.

Chasing a Fortune

Chasing a Fortune
Author: Phil Robinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 177
Release: 1884
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044088736897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Stevenson Birthday Book

The Stevenson Birthday Book
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:N11411095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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China Cuckoo

China Cuckoo
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1742662013
ISBN 13: 9781742662015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Fortune Hunter

The Fortune Hunter
Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN 10: 1466842245
ISBN 13: 9781466842243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fortune Hunter Book Review:

Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse. Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National—until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that jeopardizes the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and threatens all of their futures. The Fortune Hunter, a brilliant new novel by Daisy Goodwin, is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures.

Works

Works
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1895
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015028106543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings

Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings
Author: John Denison Champlin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1886
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433071001543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lawyer Bell from Boston

Lawyer Bell from Boston
Author: Robert Lee Tyler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1893
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435017727769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natalie Tan s Book of Luck and Fortune

Natalie Tan s Book of Luck and Fortune
Author: Roselle Lim
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 1984803263
ISBN 13: 9781984803269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natalie Tan s Book of Luck and Fortune Book Review:

Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places. At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn’t spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco’s Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She’s even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant. The neighborhood seer reads the restaurant’s fortune in the leaves: Natalie must cook three recipes from her grandmother’s cookbook to aid her struggling neighbors before the restaurant will succeed. Unfortunately, Natalie has no desire to help them try to turn things around—she resents the local shopkeepers for leaving her alone to take care of her agoraphobic mother when she was growing up. But with the support of a surprising new friend and a budding romance, Natalie starts to realize that maybe her neighbors really have been there for her all along.

Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows
Author: Dorothy Fortune
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-08-16
ISBN 10: 1504314212
ISBN 13: 9781504314213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Rainbows Book Review:

Rose Faraday is a prodigy who has already endured a challenging childhood in one horrible foster care situation after another. After the young woman ventures to Paris one weekend and enters a nightclub with her foster sister and others, she is completely unaware that she will soon be intertwined with a handsome billionaire banker on the dance floor. Thirty-two-year-old Louis Lafette prides himself on not being like his playboy brother. But when he meets Rose, he cannot contain himself as his libido takes over. Even after Rose rejects him and his alleged womanizing ways and returns to London, Louis knows he will have her one day. As Louis sets out to attain her at any cost, he shows up on her doorstep with a bouquet of flowers, only to be rejected again. While Rose makes plans to travel to Australia, she reconnects with William Wendall, a business acquaintance who wants more. As an all-out-competition for Roses heart begins, she uncovers a truth about her past that takes her down a path she can only hope leads her to her happily-ever-after. Chasing Rainbows shares the tale of a young womans journey through lust and love as she faces her past, reveals a shocking truth, and learns that she is stronger than she ever imagined.

The People s Republic of Amnesia

The People s Republic of Amnesia
Author: Louisa Lim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-05-05
ISBN 10: 0199347727
ISBN 13: 9780199347728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The People s Republic of Amnesia Book Review:

Finalist for the 2015 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Longlisted for the Lionel Gelber Award for the Best Non-Fiction book in the world on Foreign Affairs An Economist Book of the Year, 2014 A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "One of the best analyses of the impact of Tiananmen throughout China in the years since 1989." --The New York Times Book Review On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, Louisa Lim charts how the events of June 4th changed China, and how China changed the events of June 4th by rewriting its own history. Lim reveals new details about those fateful days, including how one of the country's most senior politicians lost a family member to an army bullet, as well as the inside story of the young soldiers sent to clear Tiananmen Square. She also introduces us to individuals whose lives were transformed by the events of Tiananmen Square, such as a founder of the Tiananmen Mothers, whose son was shot by martial law troops; and one of the most important government officials in the country, who post-Tiananmen became one of its most prominent dissidents. And she examines how June 4th shaped China's national identity, fostering a generation of young nationalists, who know little and care less about 1989. For the first time, Lim uncovers the details of a brutal crackdown in a second Chinese city that until now has been a near-perfect case study in the state's ability to rewrite history, excising the most painful episodes. By tracking down eyewitnesses, discovering US diplomatic cables, and combing through official Chinese records, Lim offers the first account of a story that has remained untold for a quarter of a century. The People's Republic of Amnesia is an original, powerfully gripping, and ultimately unforgettable book about a national tragedy and an unhealed wound.

Chasing Stars

Chasing Stars
Author: Boris Groysberg
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-03-25
ISBN 10: 0691154511
ISBN 13: 9780691154510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Stars Book Review:

It is taken for granted in the knowledge economy that companies must employ the most talented performers to compete and succeed. Many firms try to buy stars by luring them away from competitors. But Boris Groysberg shows what an uncertain and disastrous practice this can be. Chasing Stars offers profound insights into the fundamental nature of outstanding performance. It also offers practical guidance to individuals on how to manage their careers strategically, and to companies on how to identify, develop, and keep talent. --Publisher's description.

China Goes Green

China Goes Green
Author: Yifei Li,Judith Shapiro
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1509543139
ISBN 13: 9781509543137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Goes Green Book Review:

What does it mean for the future of the planet when one of the world’s most durable authoritarian governance systems pursues “ecological civilization”? Despite its staggering pollution and colossal appetite for resources, China exemplifies a model of state-led environmentalism which concentrates decisive political, economic, and epistemic power under centralized leadership. On the face of it, China seems to embody hope for a radical new approach to environmental governance. In this thought-provoking book, Yifei Li and Judith Shapiro probe the concrete mechanisms of China’s coercive environmentalism to show how ‘going green’ helps the state to further other agendas such as citizen surveillance and geopolitical influence. Through top-down initiatives, regulations, and campaigns to mitigate pollution and environmental degradation, the Chinese authorities also promote control over the behavior of individuals and enterprises, pacification of borderlands, and expansion of Chinese power and influence along the Belt and Road and even into the global commons. Given the limited time that remains to mitigate climate change and protect millions of species from extinction, we need to consider whether a green authoritarianism can show us the way. This book explores both its promises and risks.

Daughter of Fortune

Daughter of Fortune
Author: Isabel Allende
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 0063049635
ISBN 13: 9780063049635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daughter of Fortune Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, Isabelle Allende, comes a passionate tale of one young woman's quest to save her lover set against the chaos of the 1849 California Gold Rush. Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaíso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquín Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen prey to feverish dreams of wealth. Joaquín takes off for San Francisco to seek his fortune, and Eliza, pregnant with his child, decides to follow him. As Eliza embarks on her perilous journey north in the hold of a ship and arrives in the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco, she must navigate a society dominated by greedy men. But Eliza soon catches on with the help of her natural spirit and a good friend, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi’en. What began as a search for love ends up as the conquest of personal freedom. A marvel of storytelling, Daughter of Fortune confirms once again Isabel Allende's extraordinary gift for fiction and her place as one of the world's leading writers.

Write Him Off

Write Him Off
Author: Elizabeth N. Doyd
Publsiher: Higher Self Publishing
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2015-03-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Write Him Off Book Review:

How to Get Over a Broken Heart? Try Journaling. It's an Effective, Proven Method of Releasing Pain on Paper. When it's down on the page, you can examine your emotions with more rationality. A journal is a safe place to express your honest thoughts and emotions without the risk of judgment from others. As you follow these writing prompts, you'll find that inner part of your soul emerging to guide you and give you the answers you didn't think you had. You’ll begin to understand why your relationship didn't work out, as well as uncover some of the insecurities and blockages to your happiness, and how to find the gifts and lesson in your current state of pain and recovery. Coping with a breakup or divorce is a challenging time and everyone heals at their own pace. This book gives you 30 journal prompts to get to the heart of the matter and help you speed up the recovery process. Each one begins with an inspirational quote from great men and women of the past and present You can do the journal prompts consecutively, or you can pace them by taking breaks between the days if you find the work to be emotionally heavy. A relationship consists of two people, which is why this book is divided into two sections: 15 prompts about your ex, and 15 that focuses on you. By doing this work, you'll be taking the steps to: ♥Let go of your ex ♥Uncover what made you incompatible ♥Why you were attracted to him in the first place ♥Analyze your true beliefs about love ♥How to be more positive in love and in life ♥Find out what REALLY makes you happy in a romantic relationship ♥How to take care of yourself and fulfill your own happiness and be less needy ♥How to create a healthy, inter-dependent relationship the next time around Whether it's letting go of a first love or healing from a nasty divorce, letting go of an ex is the first step in attracting your TRUE soulmate into your life. Buy the book and get started with this work today.

Chasing Charlie

Chasing Charlie
Author: D J Sherratt
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2014-07-07
ISBN 10: 1496921046
ISBN 13: 9781496921048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Charlie Book Review:

What is Chasing Charlie? Exceptionally gifted blues guitarist Charlie Morningstar thinks he knows and he’s spent 20 years on the road running from it. Performing for only a sophisticated audience raised on the same kind of classic jazz and blues that shaped his strong musical upbringing, Charlie Morningstar has more important goals than fame and fortune; Charlie Morningstar wants to stay alive! Denying him, his blues band and his brother the chance at superstardom, Charlie goes from one gig to another struggling to keep his eye on the road ahead while always looking back. His sanity begins to unravel until one roller coaster night when déjà vu and incredible serendipity converge to set Charlie on a new road that takes him to where the chase began. Charlie finds a greater reason to stay and is reunited with an old family friend who has vast knowledge of his past, an offer for the present, and ideas about his future; all of which he’s taking to his grave!

The Girl at the Baggage Claim

The Girl at the Baggage Claim
Author: Gish Jen
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 1101947837
ISBN 13: 9781101947838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl at the Baggage Claim Book Review:

A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still baffled by one another. Is our mantra "To thine own self be true"? Or do we believe we belong to something larger than ourselves--a family, a religion, a troop--that claims our first allegiance? Gish Jen--drawing on a treasure trove of stories and personal anecdotes, as well as cutting-edge research in cultural psychology--reveals how this difference shapes what we perceive and remember, what we say and do and make--how it shapes everything from our ideas about copying and talking in class to the difference between Apple and Alibaba. As engaging as it is illuminating, this is a book that stands to profoundly enrich our understanding of ourselves and of our world.

Chasing the Nightbird

Chasing the Nightbird
Author: Krista Russell
Publsiher: Peachtree Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1561458694
ISBN 13: 9781561458691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing the Nightbird Book Review:

As the son of famous Black Jack Valera, the best whaler on the eastern seaboard, thirteen-year-old Lucky Valera led a charmed life at sea, until his father dies and his estranged older half-brother, Fortuna, kidnaps him. Lucky’s hopes of joining the crew of the whaling ship, Nightbird, are dashed as Fortuna forces him into servitude at the nearby mill. But when Lucky meets Emmeline, a spirited girl with abolitionist sympathies, and Daniel, a fugitive slave from the South, his dream to return to his old life seems to be within reach. That is, if he and his new friends can outwit and outrun Fortuna and an enraged slave trader, both of whom will stop at nothing to get back what they believe is their rightful property. Krista Russell’s action-packed historical adventure, following a brave young protagonist willing to risk everything for his freedom, offers a glimpse into a unique historical time and setting and will leave readers on the edge of their seats.