I was strong enough. My resolve was high. My walls were higher. He was heartache incarnate.
I knew this, but didn't stay away. We pushed and pulled, keeping one another at arms length. But then something changed. Something started. And neither of us were prepared for it.
Billionaires and Bagmen offers a surprising solution to the question many people are asking: How can we take our lives back from an over-reaching government, Wall Street power brokers, lobbyist-written laws, the billionaires who buy them off and candidates we don’t like? Sean Cogan, is funny, prickly, charismatic economist turned venture capitalist, comes up with the idea that his town should simply ignore Big Brother's rules and write its own.
He is convinced that the government is no longer “of, by and for the people,” that the President and all three branches of government are bought, paid for, and held in the grip of powerful billionaires, corrupt multinational corporations and their bagmen: the politicians and lobbyists who carry out their agendas. From a savvy newspaper reporter to a secretive former CIA agent who knows how the game is played to the idiot alcoholic mayor of the town who tries to sabotage the initiative, events start to spin out of control.
Things go from bad to worse when the powers that be in Washington become concerned that this independence movement could take on a life of its own. Cogan and his team of supporters, old high school friends, plow ahead in spite of the collusion of spies, lobbyists, a controversial talk show host and a whole boatload of other unsavory characters. It’s an exciting, scary and dangerous ride.
John Watson, PhD student, husband and father to be, struggles to keep his research and career goals on track as he discovers strange anomalies in his artificial intelligence system. As his fledgling expert system grows capable of autonomously navigating, understanding and interacting with the Internet, his dreams begin to unravel when the system becomes targeted by malicious hackers, greedy corporations and someone inside the university.
John and his expecting wife Sarah must protect their future as his research professor, Dr. Max Jeffries, threatens to pull the plug on a decade of work when the system begins behaving in ways that John can’t quite fully explain. I am AWAKE is the first book in the John Watson trilogy of computer science fiction novels.
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In October 1990, the Library of Congress announced its list of twenty-five culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant films to be added to the National Film Registry. The River, written and directed by Pare Lorentz in 1937, was inducted along with Scorsese's Raging Bull and Capra's It's a Wonderful Life. Originally published in 1967, Pare Lorentz and the Documentary Film was the first book devoted exclusively to the works of Lorentz. Robert L. Snyder focuses on the films Lorentz made for the United States Film Service - The River, The Plow That Broke the Plains, and The Fight for Life. With the exception of a few vintage World War I training films, these three films were the first made by the government for general viewing by the American public. It was Lorentz's idea to produce a series of films about the pressing problems facing the nation during the Great Depression - drought, floods, poverty, and slums. With an initial budget of $6,000 and the enormous drive and energy of a young director who had never made a motion picture, the beginnings were anything but auspicious.
The results, however, were sensational and often made national headlines. In spite of inadequate budgets, bureaucratic red tape, professional jealousies, Lorentz developed new filming techniques and set new standards in his documentaries.
Snyder has written a perceptive account of the production of these classic films and the contemporary reaction to them, along with a critical evaluation of each work.
This is an important book for anyone interested in documentary film and the history of the Depression era.
Rina ha ingresado en el club de tiro con arco de Hiro. Pero la romántica vida de instituto con la que ella soñaba se ha quedado en eso: un sueño. ¡Encima está Yuri, una antigua compañera de colegio de Hiro dispuesta a todo por arrebatárselo! Rina consigue escurrir el bulto y, poco a poco, la relación entre ella y su novio se va fortaleciendo, pero... ¡¡Yuri ataca de nuevo!! Se las apaña para quedarse a solas con Hiro y... ¿¡se le tira al cuello!?
Read This Clean Historical Western Romance For FREE With Kindle Unlimited Bonus! Includes A Collection Of Over 20 Sweet Mail Order Bride Novelettes From Bestselling Authors Charity Phillips and Faith-Ann Smith Wallace, Kansas - 1890 Beverly Nelson is young and smart, with a vision for how things should be at Stewart House, the Western eatery where she works as a waiter-girl. Her sister Carrie is sweet and obedient, but Beverly speaks her mind, which seems to be a bit of a threat for their supervisor, Rita. When she is told to stop meddling in the boss’ business, Beverly can’t help but spend time with the butcher next door. She has an idea for how things should run and lets the butcher, Mr. Wilfred Maddox, know what she’s thinking. Instead of being angry with her, he is captivated and thrilled by her ideas. Can Beverly successfully help change things for the better at Stewart House, or will she end up losing her job? All she knows is that a friend like Wilfred Maddox is a valuable thing for her to have… But perhaps Wilfred will see her as something more. **This is the second story of the Stewart House Brides series.
Each installment is a standalone 20,000 word clean historical Western romance and may be read in any order. Book 1: Mail Order Bride Carrie Book 2: Beverly: The Butcher’s Bride Book 3: Coming February 2018 Book 4: Coming March 2018