The Luck of the Draw

The Luck of the Draw
Author: Peter Stone
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780199842445
ISBN 13: 0199842442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Luck of the Draw Book Review:

From the earliest times, people have used lotteries to make decisions--by drawing straws, tossing coins, picking names out of hats, and so on. We use lotteries to place citizens on juries, draft men into armies, assign students to schools, and even on very rare occasions, select lifeboat survivors to be eaten. Lotteries make a great deal of sense in all of these cases, and yet there is something absurd about them. Largely, this is because lottery-based decisions are not based upon reasons. In fact, lotteries actively prevent reason from playing a role in decision making at all. Over the years, people have devoted considerable effort to solving this paradox and thinking about the legitimacy of lotteries as a whole. However, these scholars have mainly focused on lotteries on a case-by-case basis, not as a part of a comprehensive political theory of lotteries. In The Luck of the Draw, Peter Stone surveys the variety of arguments proffered for and against lotteries and argues that they only have one true effect relevant to decision making: the "sanitizing effect" of preventing decisions from being made on the basis of reasons. While this rationale might sound strange to us, Stone contends that in many instances, it is vital that decisions be made without the use of reasons. By developing innovative principles for the use of lottery-based decision making, Stone lays a foundation for understanding when it is--and when it is not--appropriate to draw lots when making political decisions both large and small.

The Luck of the Draw

The Luck of the Draw
Author: Captain C. Kenneth Ruiz, USN (Ret.)
Publsiher: Zenith Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-06-27
ISBN 10: 1616737492
ISBN 13: 9781616737498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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DIVA coin flip likely saved the life of Kenneth C. Ruiz. It was August 1942 and he was fresh out of the U.S. Naval Academy. He and a classmate flipped a coin to see who would stand watch on the bridge of their heavy cruiser, the USS Vincennes, off Savo Island as the Marines were landing on Guadalcanal. Ruiz was on the bridge when the ship took a direct hit and sank. He ended up in the Pacific without a life jacket, but his classmate and the entire radio room crew perished in the attack. "The luck of the draw" is a recurring theme in this powerful memoir. Following the demise of the Vincennes, Ruiz volunteered to serve on submarines for the balance of the war and had numerous harrowing experiences. He spent most of his time on the USS Pollack, which was sub-standard in terms of technology, but was still deadly and made a significant impact on Japanese shipping in the far reaches of the Pacific. A worthy addition to the litany of WWII books on submariners, The Luck of the Draw is filled with heartbreaking stories of how the smallest decisions made the difference between life and death for soldiers and sailors in the war./div

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: B.J. Daniels
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN 10: 148809893X
ISBN 13: 9781488098932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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He may get a second chance at his one true love—if someone doesn’t kill her first When Garrett Sterling leaves for a horseback ride through his family’s sprawling Montana property, he’s expecting a relaxing break from the construction at the Sterling guest ranch. What he gets is something far more sinister. It all happens so fast that it’s hard for Garrett—and the authorities—to sort out the facts. Two things are certain, though: someone is dead and the killer knows there was a witness. But when the one woman he could never forget emerges as a key suspect in the investigation, Garrett will do anything he can to help clear her name. She’s still keeping secrets from him—that much is clear. But Garrett won’t rest until he uncovers what really happened that day, how she’s involved—and why everything she’s ever told him is a lie.

The Luck of the Draw

The Luck of the Draw
Author: Danilo Balestra
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9788831226011
ISBN 13: 8831226010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Cheri Allan
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2014-07-05
ISBN 10: 9780990481515
ISBN 13: 0990481514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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If only life had a refresh button... Kate Mitchell never planned to be a 31 year-old widowed single mom, but when her soon-to-be-EX husband up and dies, her dreams of finishing college and starting over are thrown in the air like a game of '52 pick-up.' When she's given a leave of absence from work and told to "quit or recommit," Kate retreats to idyllic Sugar Falls, New Hampshire, to figure out whether she can discover her passion and pay the bills. Cue the fresh air, summer sunshine and one sexy local contractor. Tall, dark, and handy... Volunteer fireman and all-around hunky guy in a toolbelt, Jim Pearson has sworn off complicated women with messy baggage. They cling to his nice-guy stability and skills with a power saw just long enough to straighten out their lives and move on... but then he meets the cute single mom staying at Grams' lake house for the summer. While a sizzling attraction draws them together, Jim's distrust of complicated women and Kate's incredibly complicated life threaten to pull them apart. But forces beyond their control--match-making grandmothers, the lazy backdrop of summer, and their own reckoning with the past--conspire to make them risk it all... and bet on love.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Chris Gudgeon
Publsiher: arsenal pulp press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2002-07-01
ISBN 10: 1551523280
ISBN 13: 9781551523286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luck of the Draw Book Review:

Money. Gobs of it. In the blink of an eye - or the drop of a ball— it's all yours. Everyone dreams about striking it rich by winning a lottery. We all feverishly line up to purchase our tickets, and watch TV or scan the newspapers to see if we have won, even though the odds are better that we will be struck by lightning. Still, we perservere, because no matter what else happens this week, you can be sure that someone, somewhere, will win the big one. Lotteries are an unparalleled popular phenomenon. But what happens after the winners are revealed, and the checks have been issued? How does winning a lottery change one's life? Luck of the Draw profiles past winners of big lotteries, and how their windfall impacted their lives, mostly for the better, but interestingly sometimes for the worse, such was the case of a Florida widow who won $5 million in 1984; three years later, she lost her mansion and fancy cars, and owed the IRS $500,000 for back taxes. Eventually she was arrested for trying to hire a contract killer to take out her daughter-in-law, whom she blamed for her lottery misfortune. The book also depicts the past, present and future of lotteries in North America and the world over, and includes a special chapter on the revived phenomenon of big-time TV game show winners. Who wants to be a millionaire? Seemingly, everyone. In a country where eighty percent of adults have played a lottery, creating a multi-billion dollar industry, Luck of the Draw is an insightful inside look at lotteries, its winners, and its losers.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Rachael Renee Anderson
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 216
Release:
ISBN 10: 9781599557274
ISBN 13: 1599557274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luck of the Draw Book Review:

Brighton Andrews accepts a bet to date three girls at the same time, who must be roommates and not know they are dating the same man. After being thwarted on several attempts, Brighton is forced to take desperate measures.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Piers Anthony
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-12-24
ISBN 10: 1429947292
ISBN 13: 9781429947299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luck of the Draw Book Review:

Bryce is summoned to Xanth as part of a wager between the Demons Earth and Xanth. To his surprise, he has left behind his home and family and eighty-year-old body forever, in exchange for youth and magic....and a quest. He must court and marry Princess Harmony, who is anything but willing to be courted! Luck of the Draw is Piers Anthony's thirty-sixth pun-filled adventure in the magical land of Xanth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Chris Gudgeon
Publsiher: arsenal pulp press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2002-07-01
ISBN 10: 1551523280
ISBN 13: 9781551523286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luck of the Draw Book Review:

Money. Gobs of it. In the blink of an eye - or the drop of a ball— it's all yours. Everyone dreams about striking it rich by winning a lottery. We all feverishly line up to purchase our tickets, and watch TV or scan the newspapers to see if we have won, even though the odds are better that we will be struck by lightning. Still, we perservere, because no matter what else happens this week, you can be sure that someone, somewhere, will win the big one. Lotteries are an unparalleled popular phenomenon. But what happens after the winners are revealed, and the checks have been issued? How does winning a lottery change one's life? Luck of the Draw profiles past winners of big lotteries, and how their windfall impacted their lives, mostly for the better, but interestingly sometimes for the worse, such was the case of a Florida widow who won $5 million in 1984; three years later, she lost her mansion and fancy cars, and owed the IRS $500,000 for back taxes. Eventually she was arrested for trying to hire a contract killer to take out her daughter-in-law, whom she blamed for her lottery misfortune. The book also depicts the past, present and future of lotteries in North America and the world over, and includes a special chapter on the revived phenomenon of big-time TV game show winners. Who wants to be a millionaire? Seemingly, everyone. In a country where eighty percent of adults have played a lottery, creating a multi-billion dollar industry, Luck of the Draw is an insightful inside look at lotteries, its winners, and its losers.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Trump
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:51562216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Piers Anthony
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-12-24
ISBN 10: 1429947292
ISBN 13: 9781429947299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luck of the Draw Book Review:

Bryce is summoned to Xanth as part of a wager between the Demons Earth and Xanth. To his surprise, he has left behind his home and family and eighty-year-old body forever, in exchange for youth and magic....and a quest. He must court and marry Princess Harmony, who is anything but willing to be courted! Luck of the Draw is Piers Anthony's thirty-sixth pun-filled adventure in the magical land of Xanth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Kate Clayborn
Publsiher: Lyrical Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 1516105125
ISBN 13: 9781516105120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Buying a lotto ticket with her two best friends didn’t change Zoe’s life. Only following her heart would do that . . . Sure, winning the lottery allows Zoe Ferris to quit her job as a cutthroat corporate attorney, but no amount of cash will clear her conscience about the way her firm treated the O’Leary family in a wrongful death case. So she sets out to make things right, only to find gruff, grieving Aiden O’Leary doesn’t need—or want—her apology. He does, however, need something else from her. Something Zoe is more than willing to give, if only to ease the pain in her heart, a sorrow she sees mirrored in his eyes . . . Aiden doesn’t know what possesses him to ask his family’s enemy to be his fake fiancée. But he needs a bride if he hopes to be the winning bid on the campground he wants to purchase as part of his beloved brother’s legacy. Skilled in the art of deception, the cool beauty certainly fits the bill. Only Aiden didn’t expect all the humor and heart Zoe brings to their partnership—or the desire that runs deep between them. Now he’s struggling with his own dark truth—that he’s falling for the very woman he vowed never to forgive.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Candace Schuler
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-07-15
ISBN 10: 1459278445
ISBN 13: 9781459278448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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MAIL ORDER MEN TEXAS MEN MAGAZINE PRESENTS: Bachelor of the Month—Travis Holt. Sweet-talkin' cowboy, easy on the eyes, has his hands full running a ranch. Looking for the motherly type to raise three little girls good and proper. He's got a sound body, a sound mind and a good heart, and would expect the same. Travis could have strangled his foreman, Gus, for placing that ad, but the damage was done. Delectable Eve Reardon was on the doorstep, babe in arms, looking to be his wife. Or at least looking for the roof over her head and three squares Gus had promised. He couldn't have refused her even if he hadn't needed someone for the girls. Eve did something to his insides—and other parts—that brought home the fact that a man needed a woman…all for himself. Mail Order Men—Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Anthony J. Cardieri
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-12-08
ISBN 10: 9781429985888
ISBN 13: 1429985887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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When Detective Deke Durgess finds himself at the scene of a brutal murder in Lower Manhattan, he has no idea that it's just the beginning of the most prolific murder spree in New York City history, one where entire families will be wiped out by a vicious killer dubbed The Daily Killer. The murders are being meticulously committed, with no forensic evidence left behind except for the killer's callous calling card, a short note left on the body of the victim. The mayor and police commissioner are coming down hard on Deke to make progress, but Deke and his team of detectives and FBI agents are at a standstill until a series of events, and one misstep by the killer, leads them toward cracking the code in the victim selection pro - cess. Believing he knows where the killer will strike next, Deke sets up a sting operation, only to be slapped back down as the killer turns the tables on him, forcing the police department to take a good hard look at its own finest. Anthony J. Cardieri's first crime novel is an adrenaline-charged ride through the streets of New York.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Kelley Vitollo
Publsiher: Entangled: Bliss
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2013-01-14
ISBN 10: 1622668146
ISBN 13: 9781622668144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rowan McKinley isn't looking for one wild night while vacationing in Vegas, but she gets it anyway when she meets professional poker player-and professional ladies' man-Breck Wilder. Breck's easygoing charm and lighthearted banter draw in the reserved Rowan, and though she's always dreamed of the kind of forever love her best friends Sidney and Kade share, she'll settle for one night with the charismatic player. After their crazy one-night stand, Breck never expected to see the mysterious redhead again. So when he shows up at a Shamrock Falls B&B looking to get away for a few weeks and Rowan answers the door, he's floored. Breck's rolling-stone lifestyle and ill-fated history with women means he's not interested in anything long-term. But the longer he stays at the B&B, the more he considers dropping the poker face and putting all his cards on the table...for Rowan. Each book in the Shamrock Falls series is STANDALONE: * Lucky Break * Luck of the Draw * Just My Luck

The Luck of the Draw a Comedy in Three Acts

The Luck of the Draw   a Comedy in Three Acts
Author: Graham PAIGE
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 66
Release: 19??
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:562634973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Best of Luck

Best of Luck
Author: Kate Clayborn
Publsiher: Lyrical Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 1516105141
ISBN 13: 9781516105144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best of Luck Book Review:

This ebook contains a bonus scene! Winning the lottery is the biggest ticket to freedom Greer Hawthorne’s ever had. Until her best friend’s brother comes to town . . . Greer Hawthorne’s winning lottery ticket doesn’t just bring her wealth, it also means her chance at a long-postponed education. She’s finally on the cusp of proving to her big, overprotective family that she’s independent—until a careless mistake jeopardizes her plan to graduate. Lucky for her, there’s someone in town who may be able to help . . . Alex Averin plans to show up for his sister’s wedding, then quickly get back to his job as a world-renowned photojournalist. But when gorgeous, good-hearted Greer needs an assist with a photography project, he’s powerless to say no. Showing Greer his professional passion ignites a new one, and rouses instincts in Alex he thought he’d long set aside. Can a ceaseless wanderer find a stopping place alongside a woman determined to set out on her own . . . or are Alex and Greer both pushing their luck too far? "Warm and lively romance" —The New York Times on Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw True life Tales of Lotteries and Their Winners

Luck of the Draw   True life Tales of Lotteries and Their Winners
Author: Chris Gudgeon
Publsiher: Scarborough, Ont. : Prentice-Hall Canada
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780132266062
ISBN 13: 0132266067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luck of the Draw True life Tales of Lotteries and Their Winners Book Review:

Money. Gobs of it. In the blink of an eye - or the drop of a ball? it's all yours. Everyone dreams about striking it rich by winning a lottery. We all feverishly line up to purchase our tickets, and watch TV or scan the newspapers to see if we have won, even though the odds are better that we will be struck by lightning. Still, we perservere, because no matter what else happens this week, you can be sure that someone, somewhere, will win the big one. Lotteries are an unparalleled popular phenomenon. But what happens after the winners are revealed, and the checks have been issued? How does winning a lottery change one's life? "Luck of the Draw" profiles past winners of big lotteries, and how their windfall impacted their lives, mostly for the better, but interestingly sometimes for the worse, such was the case of a Florida widow who won $5 million in 1984; three years later, she lost her mansion and fancy cars, and owed the IRS $500,000 for back taxes. Eventually she was arrested for trying to hire a contract killer to take out her daughter-in-law, whom she blamed for her lottery misfortune. The book also depicts the past, present and future of lotteries in North America and the world over, and includes a special chapter on the revived phenomenon of big-time TV game show winners. Who wants to be a millionaire? Seemingly, everyone. In a country where eighty percent of adults have played a lottery, creating a multi-billion dollar industry, "Luck of the Draw" is an insightful inside look at lotteries, its winners, and its losers.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Alexander Stewart Robertson
Publsiher: Samuel French , Limited
Total Pages: 23
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030233388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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It is the long-awaited annual Christmas prize draw for the Shelf Union Social Club. In a locked committee room, with everything in place for a fair draw, the Chairman, the Treasurer and the Organizer await the beleaguered Mr. Pessel, a non-committee guest witness, to pick a winning ticket. A witty, humorous moral entanglement begins when Mr. Pessel draws a ticket belonging to Mr. Brooker, one of the richest men in the area and not a ticket belonging to someone more worthy of winning the first-prize hamper.1 woman, 3 men

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781533526540
ISBN 13: 1533526540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Beneath the mask, Ford Fargo is not one but a posse of America's leading western authors who have pooled their talents to create a series of rip-snortin', old fashioned sagebrush sagas. Saddle up. Read 'em Cowboy! These are the legends of Wolf Creek. More than two dozen of the best western authors writing today have teamed up to tell the stories of Wolf Creek, Kansas - where everyone has a secret! In this collection: the saloon owners of Wolf Creek have decided to sponsor a poker tournament, bringing gamblers from throughout the west. What could go wrong? That's what Sheriff G. W. Satterlee and Marshal Sam Gardner are wondering, and they're pretty sure they know the answer...