Fair Game

Author: Valerie Plame Wilson,Laura Rozen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416537627

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 5920

The woman at the center of the Bush administration's CIA leak scandal breaks her silence about the case as she describes her role as an undercover CIA operative, her training and experiences, her efforts to protect her children in the aftermath of the leak, her determination to uncover the truth about the event that destroyed her career, and her battle with the CIA to reveal the truth. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

Fair Game

Author: Sheila Radley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447226704

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 8119

The Chalcot estate, a piece of leafy, traditional England hidden away behind high creeper-covered walls, was caught in a time warp. Once again, as every year in late autumn, the killing season was about to begin. The predestined victims, hundreds of purpose-bred pheasants, their copper and red and bronze and green plumage echoing the colours of the landscape, wandered and pecked without heed while the shooting party assembled. The landowner, Lewis Glaven, had arranged the shoot to introduce his son Will’s shy fiancée to country house living. Hope Meynell was lovely, but most unsuitable for Chalcot, and Lewis was no the only one who disapproved of the engagement. On that crisp November day, as the shoot reached Belmost wood, tensions began to rise. The shooting party – local gentry, including a discarded girl friend of Will’s, and an upwardly mobile CID officer, Martin Tain – waited eagerly for the beaters to drive the pheasants out of the trees and over their shotguns. Spectators, including Hope , waitied with revulsion for the slaughter to begin. And then, as trespassing Animal Rights protesters tried to put a stop to the killing, an event occurred that would change forever the lives of those for whom the estate was home. Martin Tait reported it as a tragic shooting accident. But when DCI Douglas Quantrill, head of Breckham Market divisional CID, took charge of the investigation, it became apparent that a murder had taken place.

Fair Game

Author: Denis Brian

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 373

View: 4925

Discusses the truthfulness and reliability of a variety of modern biographers, including Truman Capote, Kitty Kelley, Charles Higham, Bob Woodward, and Joe McGinniss, and argues that tape recorders, the Freedom of Information Act, and computers do not guarantee accurate biographies


Author: Peter Jalesh,Boris Musteata

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3864796512

Category: Psychology

Page: 294

View: 9821

Techniques used to cope with anger, anxiety, and depression and be well How to handle aggression and tackle lies, slander, gossip, rumors and win Self-help practice techniques to attain freedom from resentment, hostility and rejection The 4 moral rules used to approach aggression – reason, honesty, kindness, love – and the 4 action rules to fight it– will, courage, purpose, patience Self-help practice techniques to overcome embarrassment, shame, inadequacy, social intimidation, fear, desperation and anxiety: expectations and perspectives

Fundamentals of Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780132104753

Category: Computers

Page: 696

View: 8615

To create a great video game, you must start with a solid game design: A well-designed game is easier to build, more entertaining, and has a better chance of succeeding in the marketplace. Here to teach you the essential skills of player-centric game design is one of the industry’s leading authorities, who offers a first-hand look into the process, from initial concept to final tuning. Now in its second edition, this updated classic reference by Ernest Adams offers a complete and practical approach to game design, and includes material on concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing. In an easy-to-follow approach, Adams analyzes the specific design challenges of all the major game genres and shows you how to apply the principles of game design to each one. You’ll learn how to: Define the challenges and actions at the heart of the gameplay. Write a high-concept document, a treatment, and a full design script. Understand the essentials of user interface design and how to define a game’s look and feel. Design for a variety of input mechanisms, including the Wii controller and multi-touch iPhone. Construct a game’s core mechanics and flow of resources (money, points, ammunition, and more). Develop appealing stories, game characters, and worlds that players will want to visit, including persistent worlds. Work on design problems with engaging end-of-chapter exercises, design worksheets, and case studies. Make your game accessible to broader audiences such as children, adult women, people with disabilities, and casual players. “Ernest Adams provides encyclopedic coverage of process and design issues for every aspect of game design, expressed as practical lessons that can be immediately applied to a design in-progress. He offers the best framework I’ve seen for thinking about the relationships between core mechanics, gameplay, and player—one that I’ve found useful for both teaching and research.” — Michael Mateas, University of California at Santa Cruz, co-creator of Façade

Valuation of Equity Securities

Author: Geoffrey Poitras

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814295388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 753

View: 3908

Provides a treatment of academic and practitioner approaches to equity security valuation. This book challenges conventional academic wisdom surrounding the ergodic properties of stochastic processes, guided by historical and philosophical insights. It presents the implications of a general stochastic interpretation of equity security valuation.

Introduction to Probability

Author: Charles Miller Grinstead,James Laurie Snell

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821807491

Category: Mathematics

Page: 510

View: 9482

This text is designed for an introductory probability course at the university level for undergraduates in mathematics, the physical and social sciences, engineering, and computer science. It presents a thorough treatment of probability ideas and techniques necessary for a firm understanding of the subject.

Economic Theory in Retrospect

Author: Mark Blaug

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521577014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 725

View: 7110

This is a history of economic thought from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes--but it is a history with a difference. Firstly, it is history of economic theory, not of economic doctrines. Secondly, it includes detailed Reader's Guides to nine of the major texts of economics in the effort to encourage students to become acquainted at first hand with the writings of all the great economists. This fifth edition adds new Reader's Guides to Walras' Elements of Pure Economics and Keynes' General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money as well as major additions to the chapters on marginal productivity theory, general equilibrium theory and welfare economics.

Understanding Investments

Author: Nikiforos T. Laopodis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000074749

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 636

View: 3476

This revised and fully expanded edition of Understanding Investments continues to incorporate the elements of traditional textbooks on investments, but goes further in that the material is presented from an intuitive, practical point of view, and the supplementary material included in each chapter lends itself to both class discussion and further reading by students. It provides the essential tools to navigate complex, global financial markets and instruments including relevant (and classic) academic research and market perspectives. The author has developed a number of key innovative features. One unique feature is its economic angle, whereby each chapter includes a section dedicated to the economic analysis of that chapter’s material. Additionally, all chapters contain sections on strategies that investors can apply in specific situations and the pros and cons of each are also discussed. The book provides further clarification of some of the concepts discussed in the previous edition, thereby offering a more detailed analysis and discussion, with more real-world examples. The author has added new, shorter text boxes, labeled "Market Flash" to highlight the use of, or changes in current practices in the field; updates on strategies as applied by professionals; provision of useful information for an investor; updates on regulations; and anything else that might be relevant in discussing and applying a concept. This second edition also includes new sections on core issues in the field of investments, such as alternative investments, disruptive technologies, and future trends in investment management. This textbook is intended for undergraduate students majoring or minoring in finance and also for students in economics and related disciplines who wish to take an elective course in finance or investments.

The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Author: David Ian Rabey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408184486

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 1923

Jez Butterworth is the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful new British dramatist of the 21st century: his acclaimed play Jerusalem has had extended runs in the West End and on Broadway. This book is the first to examine Butterworth's writings for stage and film and to identify how and why his work appeals so widely and profoundly. It examines the way that he weaves suspenseful stories of eccentric outsiders, whose adventures echo widespread contemporary social anxieties, and involve surprising expressions of both violence and generosity. This book reveals how Butterworth unearths the strange forms of wildness and defiance lurking in the depths and at the edges of England: where unpredictable outbursts of humour highlight the intensity of life, and characters discover links between their haunting past and the uncertainties of the present, to create a meaningful future. Supplemented by essays from James D. Balestrieri and Elisabeth Angel-Perez, this is a clear and detailed source of reference for a new generation of theatre audiences, practitioners and directors who wish to explore the work of this seminal dramatist.