´´Once I picked it up I did not put it down until I finished. . . . What Schwed has done is capture fully-in deceptively clean language-the lunacy at the heart of the investment business.´´ -From the Foreword by Michael Lewis, Bestselling author of Liar´s Poker ´´. . . one of the funniest books ever written about Wall Street.´´ -Jane Bryant Quinn, The Washington Post ´´How great to have a reissue of a hilarious classic that proves the more things change the more they stay the same. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.´´ -Michael Bloomberg ´´It´s amazing how well Schwed´s book is holding up after fifty-five years. About the only thing that´s changed on Wall Street is that computers have replaced pencils and graph paper. Otherwise, the basics are the same. The investor´s need to believe somebody is matched by the financial advisor´s need to make a nice living. If one of them has to be disappointed, it´s bound to be the former.´´ -John Rothchild, Author, A Fool and His Money, Financial Columnist, Time magazine
American Empress is the best-selling history of the dramatic life of heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughter of breakfast-cereal magnate C.W. Post, founder of the Postum Cereal Company.As a girl growing up in the Midwest, young Marjorie Post helped glue cereal boxes in her father’s barn, later sat on the board of directors of her father’s company, wed several times, and by late middle age was widely acknowledged as the ´´Queen of Washington, DC” because of her friendship with presidents, senators, diplomats, and royalty.During the nearly nine decades of her life, the beautiful and vastly wealthy Mrs. Post had four husbands - among them stockbroker E.F. Hutton and Joseph Davies, ambassador to Soviet Russia under Stalin - built several glittering mansions, including Palm Beach’s legendary Mar-a-Lago, and sailed the seven seas on her huge yacht, the Sea Cloud.A glamorous and warm-hearted woman who retained her Midwestern twang and fondness for square dancing, Mrs. Post was also mother to actress Dina Merrill. Throughout her life, she gave generously to hundreds of civic and artistic causes, among them the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet, and the Kennedy Center.Thanks to her brains, beauty, and vast wealth, Mrs. Post was a woman well ahead of her era, whose natural business acumen created the frozen foods industry and helped transform the Postum Cereal Company into the General Foods Corporation.A sweeping social history about one of America´s most beautiful, wealthy, and generous heiresses, the ´´Duchess of Washington, DC´´ and the ´´Queen of Palm Beach´´, a friend to the crowned heads of Europe as well as to American presidents, first ladies, senators, and diplomats.The daughter of breakfast-cereal magnate C.W. Post, Marjorie Post´s story traces her rise from her middle-class Midwestern roots to the pinnacle of America´s high society. Along the way she married four times, anony 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141346/bk_acx0_141346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A series of terrible crimes shocked residents of the city ´´Gates of the capital.´´ In front of the Administration building they found a corpse of a woman with carved genitals suspended on a tree. On the neck poster: I am an official. Further quatrain: ´´You are not with us in the same team. I nicknamed ´´trash and fry´´ is wounded. You´re in luxury - on a yacht, on the veranda. And your people are brought to the pen. ´´ Order of the Black Moon. Who are these killers? Sect members? Or was the illusion of Russian revolt born in the minds of the patients of Chamber No. 6 of the mental hospital? Not all events and characters are fictional.
A new Alex Benedict novel from ´´a master of describing otherworldly grandeur´´ (Denver Post). Forty-one years ago, the renowned physicist Chris Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his fringe-science theories about the existence of endless alternate universes had earned him both admirers and enemies. Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath discover that Robin had several interstellar yachts flown far outside the planetary system, where they too vanished. And following Robin´s trail into the unknown puts Benedict and Kolpath in danger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003464/bk_adbl_003464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andrew´s acclimation to his post-transition body isn´t easy. His senses are sharper, he´s bigger, stronger, and hungrier. Nathalie fears that the changes in the man she loves are more than physical. Measuring up to this new version of him is going to be a challenge. Carol and Robert are disillusioned with each other. They are not destined mates, and love is not on the horizon. When Robert´s three months are up, he might be left with nothing to show for his sacrifice. Lana contacts Anandur with disturbing news; the yacht and its human cargo are in Mexico. Kian must find a way to apprehend Alex and rescue the women on board without causing an international incident. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030716/bk_adbl_030716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The spectre of another world war haunts journalist Walter Craig and disturbs the peace of his seaside holiday. But below the Cornish cliffs, hidden by churning seas, the enemy is very real indeed, and much closer than anyone could suspect. Craig and his singularly resourceful fisherman friend alone discover the terrible truth - a potentially devastating threat to Britain´s merchant ships - and alone must risk their lives against the might of the German navy. This is a classic wartime adventure from the master of suspenseful storytelling. Ralph Hammond Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex, on 15 July 1913 and educated at Cranbrook School, Kent. He left school aged 18, and worked successively in publishing, teaching, and journalism. In 1936, in need of money in order to marry, he wrote a supernatural thriller, The Doppleganger, which was published in 1937 as part of a two-year, four book deal. In 1939 Innes moved to a different publisher, and began to write compulsively, continuing to publish throughout his service in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War. Innes travelled widely to research his novels and always wrote from personal experience - his 1940s novels The Blue Ice and The White South were informed by time spent working on a whaling ship in the Antarctic, while The Lonely Skier came out of a post-war skiing course in the Dolomites. He was a keen and accomplished sailor, which passion inspired his 1956 best seller The Wreck of the Mary Deare. The equally successful 1959 film adaptation of this novel enabled Innes to buy a large yacht, the Mary Deare, in which he sailed around the world for the next 15 years, accompanied by his wife and fellow author Dorothy Lang. Innes wrote over 30 novels, as well as several works of non-fiction and travel journalism. His thrilling stories of spies, counterfeiters, black markets, and shipwreck earned him both literary acclaim and an internatio 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Bird. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008250/bk_adbl_008250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.