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Franklin Scandal

Author : Nick Bryant
Publisher : Trine Day
Page : 672 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2009-08-01
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9781936296446

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Franklin Scandal by Nick Bryant Pdf

A chilling exposé of corporate corruption and government cover-ups, this account of a nationwide child-trafficking and pedophilia ring in the United States tells a sordid tale of corruption in high places. The scandal originally surfaced during an investigation into Omaha, Nebraska's failed Franklin Federal Credit Union and took the author beyond the Midwest and ultimately to Washington, DC. Implicating businessmen, senators, major media corporations, the CIA, and even the venerable Boys Town organization, this extensively researched report includes firsthand interviews with key witnesses and explores a controversy that has received scant media attention.

The Franklin Cover-up

Author : John W. DeCamp
Publisher : A W T, Incorporated
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Child abuse
ISBN : 0963215809

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The Franklin Cover-up by John W. DeCamp Pdf

This book decribes the scandal and public investigation of the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, raided by federal agencies in 1988 with revelations of murder, drug trafficking, money-laundering, political cover-up and a nationwide child abuse ring.

James Fitzjames

Author : William Battersby
Publisher : Dundurn
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2010-08-09
Category : History
ISBN : 9781459710733

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James Fitzjames by William Battersby Pdf

James Fitzjames was a hero of the early nineteenth-century Royal Navy. A charismatic man with a wicked sense of humour, he pursued his naval career with wily determination. When he joined the Franklin Expedition at the age of 32 he thought he would make his name. But instead the expedition completely disappeared and he never returned. Its fate is one of history’s last great unsolved mysteries, as were the origins and background of James Fitzjames – until now. Fitzjames packed a great deal into his thirty-two years. He had sailed an iron paddle steamer down the River Euphrates and fought with spectacular bravery in wars in Syria and China. But Fitzjames was not what he seemed. He concealed several secrets, including the scandal of his birth, the source of his influence and his plans for after the Franklin Expedition. In this first complete biography of the captain of the HMS Erebus, William Battersby draws extensively on Fitzjames’ personal letters and journals – most never published before – as well as official naval records, to strip away 200 years of misinformation and half-truths and enables us to understand for the first time this intriguing man and his significance for the Franklin Expedition.

Confessions of a D.C. Madam

Author : Henry Vinson
Publisher : Trine Day
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2015-03-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781937584306

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Confessions of a D.C. Madam by Henry Vinson Pdf

A firsthand account of how public officials and other well-connected individuals have been compromised or blackmailed by their sexual improprieties, Confessions of a D.C. Madame relates the author’s time running the largest gay escort service in Washington, DC, and his interactions with VIPs from government, business, and the media who solicited the escorts he employed. The book details the federal government’s pernicious campaign waged against the author to ensure his silence and how he withstood relentless, fabricated attacks by the government, which included incarceration rooted in trumped up charges and outright lies. This fascinating and shocking facet of government malfeasance reveals the integral role blackmail plays in American politics and the unbelievable lengths the government perpetrates to silence those in the know.

Corruption in America

Author : Zephyr Teachout
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2014-09-15
Category : Law
ISBN : 9780674745087

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Corruption in America by Zephyr Teachout Pdf

When Louis XVI gave Ben Franklin a diamond-encrusted snuffbox, the gift troubled Americans: it threatened to corrupt him by clouding his judgment. By contrast, in 2010 the Supreme Court gave corporations the right to spend unlimited money to influence elections. Zephyr Teachout shows that Citizens United was both bad law and bad history.


Author : David Ritz
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 528 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2014-10-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316196826

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Respect by David Ritz Pdf

The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz, hailed by Rolling Stone as "a remarkably complex portrait of Aretha Franklin's music and her tumultuous life." Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and fortune finally came via "Respect" and a rapidfire string of hits. She has evolved ever since, amidst personal tragedy, surprise Grammy performances, and career reinventions. Again and again, Aretha stubbornly finds a way to triumph over troubles, even as they continue to build. Her hold on the crown is tenacious, and in Respect, David Ritz gives us the definitive life of one of the greatest talents in all American culture. "Comprehensive and illuminating." --USA Today

Warehouse Rumble

Author : Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2012-08-21
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781439113790

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Warehouse Rumble by Franklin W. Dixon Pdf

TROUBLE ON THE SET! A reality-based game show called Warehouse Rumble has come to Bayport, and Frank and Joe Hardy are hoping to be among the first contestants. But when someone finds a skeleton on the set, production comes to a screeching halt. Once filming can begin again, the show is plagued with problems—and the Hardys and their friends are doing so well that jealous competitors start to blame them for all the trouble. Frank and Joe are suddenly on double duty. They have to convince their fellow contestants that they’re playing a clean game, and solve the mystery so the show can go on!

Lady Franklin's Revenge

Author : Ken McGoogan
Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2010-12-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781554689200

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Lady Franklin's Revenge by Ken McGoogan Pdf

When Sir John Franklin disappeared into the Arctic in 1845, it was his adventurous wife, Jane Franklin, who kept the search for him alive and, as a result, contributed more to the discovery and mapping of the North than any explorer. A third masterful biography from historian Ken McGoogan, Lady Franklin’s Revenge is the richly documented story of a complex, ambitious Victorian—arguably the greatest woman traveller of the 19th century— and the transformation of a failed expedition into a triumphant legend. A Globe and Mail Book of the Year, and shortlisted for the Ontario Libraries Evergreen Award, Lady Franklin’s Revenge is an exquisitely illustrated epic adventure.

The Passion of Tiger Woods

Author : Orin Starn
Publisher : Duke University Press
Page : 161 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2011-12-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780822352105

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The Passion of Tiger Woods by Orin Starn Pdf

Starn examines the career of Tiger Woods, from child star to global sports celebrity. The author shows that the scandal following the revelation of Tiger's infidelities was like many similar media-generated scandals of recent years, and he brings an anthropologist's perspective to bear on Tigergate.

The Portable Benjamin Franklin

Author : Benjamin Franklin
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 596 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2006-01-03
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 0143039547

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The Portable Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin Pdf

It takes a very inclusive anthology to encompass the protean personality and range of interests of Benjamin Franklin, but The Portable Benjamin Franklin succeeds as no collection has. In addition to the complete Autobiography, the volume contains about 100 of Franklin’s major writings—essays, journalism, letters, political tracts, scientific observations, proposals for the improvement of civic and personal life, literary bagatelles, and private musings. The selections are reprinted in their entirety and organized chronologically within six sections that represent the full range of Franklin’s temperament. The result is a zestful read for Franklin scholars and anyone wanting to know and enjoy this American icon. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Mistress of the Art of Death

Author : Ariana Franklin
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2008-03-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780143181293

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Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin Pdf

In medieval Cambridge, four children have been murdered. The Catholic townsfolk blame their Jewish neighbors, so to save them from the rioting mob, the Cambridge Jews are placed under the protection of the king. King Henry II is no friend of the Jews—or anyone, really—but he believes in law and order, and he desperately needs the taxes he receives from Jewish merchants. Hoping scientific investigation will catch the true killer, Henry calls on his cousin, the King of Sicily—whose subjects include the best medical experts in Europe—and asks for his finest "master of the art of death," the earliest form of medical examiner. The Italian doctor chosen for the task is a young prodigy from the University of Salerno, an expert in the science of anatomy and the art of detection. But her name is Adelia; the king has been sent a "mistress of the art of death." In a backward and superstitious country like England, Adelia faces danger at every turn. As she examines the victims and retraces their last steps, Adelia must conceal her true identity in order to avoid accusations of witchcraft. Along the way, she’s assisted by one of the king’s tax collectors, Sir Rowley Picot, a man with a personal stake in the investigation. A former Crusader knight, Rowley may be a needed friend ... or the fiend for whom they are searching. As Adelia’s investigation takes her along Cambridge’s shadowy river paths, and behind the closed doors of its churches and nunneries, the hunt intensifies and the killer prepares to strike again...


Author : Karen Ho
Publisher : Duke University Press
Page : 389 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2009-06-22
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780822391371

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Liquidated by Karen Ho Pdf

Financial collapses—whether of the junk bond market, the Internet bubble, or the highly leveraged housing market—are often explained as the inevitable result of market cycles: What goes up must come down. In Liquidated, Karen Ho punctures the aura of the abstract, all-powerful market to show how financial markets, and particularly booms and busts, are constructed. Through an in-depth investigation into the everyday experiences and ideologies of Wall Street investment bankers, Ho describes how a financially dominant but highly unstable market system is understood, justified, and produced through the restructuring of corporations and the larger economy. Ho, who worked at an investment bank herself, argues that bankers’ approaches to financial markets and corporate America are inseparable from the structures and strategies of their workplaces. Her ethnographic analysis of those workplaces is filled with the voices of stressed first-year associates, overworked and alienated analysts, undergraduates eager to be hired, and seasoned managing directors. Recruited from elite universities as “the best and the brightest,” investment bankers are socialized into a world of high risk and high reward. They are paid handsomely, with the understanding that they may be let go at any time. Their workplace culture and networks of privilege create the perception that job insecurity builds character, and employee liquidity results in smart, efficient business. Based on this culture of liquidity and compensation practices tied to profligate deal-making, Wall Street investment bankers reshape corporate America in their own image. Their mission is the creation of shareholder value, but Ho demonstrates that their practices and assumptions often produce crises instead. By connecting the values and actions of investment bankers to the construction of markets and the restructuring of U.S. corporations, Liquidated reveals the particular culture of Wall Street often obscured by triumphalist readings of capitalist globalization.

An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson

Author : James M. Gabler
Publisher : Bacchus Press Limited
Page : 346 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2013-08
Category : Imaginary conversations
ISBN : 0961352574

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An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson by James M. Gabler Pdf

Travel back in time to 18th century Paris and spend an evening with two of America's favorite Founding Fathers. In the comfort of Jefferson's residence, you sit down with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson and they tell you in their own words the most interesting stories of their lives, stories to delight anyone interested in history, wine, food, travel, politics, or the pleasure of a good read. You share their travels through France, England, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Holland, and America, their accomplishments, disappointments, embarrassments, opinions of contemporaries and political enemies, women in their lives, spies in their midst, wine, food, social activities, thoughts on religion and slavery, intrigues, unfolding of the French revolution, Jefferson presidential years, and much more. Franklin and Jefferson were wine and food enthusiasts, and wine is a topic of conversation throughout the evening including Jefferson's favorite wines available today, their favorite foods, Franklin's wine ventures, Jefferson's trip through Southern France and Italy visiting the vineyards and Roman antiquities, his visits to the vineyards of Germany and Champagne, Philip Mazzei's vineyard experiment, the "Jefferson wine bottles" fraud, etc. The book's back cover contains encomiums from Walter Isaacson and Robert M. Parker, Jr. "The friendship between Franklin and Jefferson is a delectable part of America's founding, and it was fueled by dinner, wine, and conversation. Jim Gabler captures those aspects and more in this fictional but fact-based imaginative journey. It reminds us of the wisdom and joy these two men brought to their lives" WALTER ISAACSON "James Gabler, taking a page from Jack Kerouac, has constructed a brilliant roman a clef around wine and the lives and travels of Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin. This is a marvelously enlightening book for both historians and wine enthusiasts." ROBERT M. PARKER, JR JAMES GABLER is the author of the award winning biography, Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson, Wine into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language, Be Your Own Wine Expert, and two novels, The Secret Formula and God's Devil. Jim lectures on Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin throughout the United States

Franklin and Winston

Author : Jon Meacham
Publisher : Random House
Page : 512 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2003-10-14
Category : History
ISBN : 9781588363299

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Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham Pdf

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of history’s towering leaders Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of “the Greatest Generation.” In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one—a president and a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together (113 days during the war) and exchanging nearly two thousand messages. Amid cocktails, cigarettes, and cigars, they met, often secretly, in places as far-flung as Washington, Hyde Park, Casablanca, and Teheran, talking to each other of war, politics, the burden of command, their health, their wives, and their children. Born in the nineteenth century and molders of the twentieth and twenty-first, Roosevelt and Churchill had much in common. Sons of the elite, students of history, politicians of the first rank, they savored power. In their own time both men were underestimated, dismissed as arrogant, and faced skeptics and haters in their own nations—yet both magnificently rose to the central challenges of the twentieth century. Theirs was a kind of love story, with an emotional Churchill courting an elusive Roosevelt. The British prime minister, who rallied his nation in its darkest hour, standing alone against Adolf Hitler, was always somewhat insecure about his place in FDR’s affections—which was the way Roosevelt wanted it. A man of secrets, FDR liked to keep people off balance, including his wife, Eleanor, his White House aides—and Winston Churchill. Confronting tyranny and terror, Roosevelt and Churchill built a victorious alliance amid cataclysmic events and occasionally conflicting interests. Franklin and Winston is also the story of their marriages and their families, two clans caught up in the most sweeping global conflict in history. Meacham’s new sources—including unpublished letters of FDR’ s great secret love, Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, the papers of Pamela Churchill Harriman, and interviews with the few surviving people who were in FDR and Churchill’s joint company—shed fresh light on the characters of both men as he engagingly chronicles the hours in which they decided the course of the struggle. Hitler brought them together; later in the war, they drifted apart, but even in the autumn of their alliance, the pull of affection was always there. Charting the personal drama behind the discussions of strategy and statecraft, Meacham has written the definitive account of the most remarkable friendship of the modern age.

The Queer Art of Failure

Author : Jack Halberstam,Judith Halberstam
Publisher : Duke University Press
Page : 234 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2011-09-19
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780822350453

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The Queer Art of Failure by Jack Halberstam,Judith Halberstam Pdf

DIVProminent queer theorist offers a "low theory" of culture knowledge drawn from popular texts and films./div