Straight to Hell

Author: John LeFevre

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802192084

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The hilarious New York Times bestseller “sharply observes the lives of globe-trotting, overindulging investment bankers” (Entertainment Weekly). “Some chick asked me what I would do with 10 million bucks. I told her I’d wonder where the rest of my money went.” —@GSElevator For three years, the notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed offered a hilarious, shamelessly voyeuristic look into the real world of international finance. Hundreds of thousands followed the account, Goldman Sachs launched an internal investigation, and when the true identity of the man behind it all was revealed, it created a national media sensation—but that’s only part of the story. Where @GSElevator captured the essence of the banking elite with curated jokes and submissions overheard by readers, Straight to Hell adds John LeFevre’s own story—an unapologetic and darkly funny account of a career as a globe-conquering investment banker spanning New York, London, and Hong Kong. Straight to Hell pulls back the curtain on a world that is both hated and envied, taking readers from the trading floors and roadshows to private planes and after-hours overindulgence. Full of shocking lawlessness, boyish antics, and win-at-all-costs schemes, this is the definitive take on the deviant, dysfunctional, and absolutely excessive world of finance. “Shocking and sordid—and so much fun.” —Daily News (New York) “LeFevre’s workplace anecdotes include tales of nastiness, sabotage, favoritism, sexism, racism, expense-account padding, and legally questionable collusion.” —The New Yorker

Ride to Hell's Gate

Author: Ralph Cotton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440634661

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7905


More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

X Films

Author: Alex Cox

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 085771838X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 619


Philip French has called Alex Cox, 'British Cinema's oldest enfant terrible'; it's a description that its recipient fully approves of. He is the genuine article, a radical, international, independent filmmaker, who is also a good writer, insightful commentator on cinema now, and expert critic of the power of Hollywood. He grew up with a passion for the pictures, and this book has as its centre the filmmaking autobiography of a fine director, the journey through all the major films he has made and how he has made them, including his new film, now in production. He takes us to varied locations, including the US, Mexico, and Nicaragua, where he made "Walker" with the cooperation of the Sandinista government. His book is full of fresh ideas, rare insights into many films of all kinds and into the people he's worked with including greats like Dennis Potter and Harry Dean Stanton. As well as being the confessions of a radical filmmaker, "X Films" is also the most readable working manual yet for the independent filmmaker. Enfant terrible he may be, but Alex Cox is also ahead of the game and is a pioneer and promoter of new forms of filmmaking for the cultural revolutionaries of the 21st century - visual, visceral but interactive, with multiple narrative possibilities.

Penrod

Author: Booth Tarkington

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 152879155X

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 2737


Newton Booth Tarkington (1869–1946) was an American dramatist and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. Among only three other novelists to have won the Pulitzer Prize more than once, Tarkington was one of the greatest authors of the 1910s and 1920s who helped usher in Indiana's Golden Age of literature. In his 1914 work “Penrod”, Tarkington presents a series of sketches that depict the adventures of an eleven-year-old boy called Penrod Schofield living in the American Midwest shortly before World War I. A charming tale of youth reminiscent of Mark Twain's “Huckleberry Finn”, “Penrod” created the characters and set the foundation for two other novels: “Penrod and Sam” (1916) and “Penrod Jashber” (1929). It has also been adapted for the stage and screen numerous times, most famously in George Stevens' 1935 rendition. Other notable works by this author include: “Monsieur Beaucaire” (1900), “The Turmoil” (1915), and “The Magnificent Ambersons” (1918). Read & Co. Classics are proudly republishing this novel now in a new edition complete with a biography of the author from “Encyclopædia Britannica” (1922).

World, Underworld, Overworld, Dreamworld

Author: Mike Hockney

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326016571

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 762


Ancient cultures were faced with two immense problems. Why is there something rather than nothing and why is the universe ordered rather than chaotic? To answer these questions, they invented cosmologies, which were also the basis of their religious beliefs. A person’s cosmological and religious beliefs are always interdependent. The ordered universe of the ancients was divided into four: 1) the World (that we inhabit), 2) the Overworld (the sky and heavens that the gods inhabit), 3) the Underworld (that the dead inhabit), and 4) Dreamworld (the mysterious zone between sleep and death that connects the living, dead and the gods). This is the incredible story of these four worlds and how they have influenced the development of all human thought, right up to the present day.

GraceQuest

Author: Robert V. Rakestraw

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498217362

Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 4546


In this fascinating spiritual-theological autobiography, Robert Rakestraw tells of his lifelong, unceasing search for God. After a troubled and unconventional childhood, he came to know the grace and freedom of God in a personal way during his college years. He then embarked on an unwavering intellectual and spiritual quest for truth and meaning in life. Without technical language, Rakestraw highlights significant developments and revisions in his understanding of God and God's ways of interacting with the world. In striking and sometimes intimate detail he relates compellingly his experiences as a student, pastor, professor, sufferer, heart-transplant recipient, and above all, seeker of God. Dr. Rakestraw's gripping portrayal of his difficulties and sufferings, especially with regard to health issues, does not come across as depressing. Rather, it presents the sustaining love and goodness of God in such a way that will pull readers in to investigate the remarkable and freely-offered grace of God extolled by the author.

A Savage Presence

Author: WL Knightly

Publisher: BrixBaxter Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.

Ain’t Nobody Nobody

Author: Heather Harper Ellett

Publisher: Polis Books

ISBN: 1947993836

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Still reeling from the scandal that cost him his badge, Randy Mayhill—fallen lawman, dog rescuer, Dr Pepper enthusiast—sees a return from community exile in the form of a dead hog trapper perched on a fence. The fence belongs to the late Van Woods, Mayhill’s best friend and the reason for his spectacular fall. Determined to protect Van’s land and family from another scandal, Mayhill ignores the sherriff who replaced him and investigates the death of the unidentified man. His quest crosses with two others: Birdie, Van’s surly, mourning daughter, who has no intention of sitting idly by and leaving her father’s legacy in Mayhill’s hands; and Bradley, Birdie’s slow, malnourished but loyal friend, whose desperation to escape a life of poverty has him working with local criminals, and possibly a murderer. A riveting debut novel about family and loyalty, old grudges and new lives, AIN’T NOBODY NOBODY is like a cross between Faulkner and “Breaking Bad”, from a talented new writer with an authentic Texas voice.

Red Sky's a Blazin'

Author: Norm Sharbaugh

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 160647801X

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 517


To reach souls for Christ and counter the philosophies of those advocates of church growth that eliminate such scriptural doctrines as sin, judgment, and Hell, Red Skys a Blazin is presented to you. This book is a collection of awesome, prophetic end-time events recorded in the Bible that not even Hollywood with all its money and technology could come anywhere near dramatizing. If you have had difficulties understanding prophecy, Norm Sharbaughs simple, no-nonsense, straightforward approach to Gods Word in Red Skys a Blazin is an absolute must read book. The author brings to this work over 130 illustrations from his 39 year preaching ministry. Many are from his personal experiences. For those that are busy in the ministry, this book could be a great aid in preparing Bible lessons and sermons. Norm Sharbaugh is a graduate of St. Josephs College in Rennsselaer, Indiana, with a degree in biology. While teaching religion and science related subjects at a catholic high school and coaching basketball at a local college in Grand Rapids, he received Christ as his Savior. He attended Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary. He met and married Teri Hubble and they now have six children and fifteen grandchildren. Norm has been an evangelist for 39 years and has held over 1400 revival, evangelistic, prophecy, and creation meetings. He has authored three books: The present one, Red Skys a Blazin, The Treasure in Earthen Vessels, and Ammunition: For Piercing the Armor of the Philosophy of Evolution. His wife Teri has authored an exciting novel, Compelled to Love a Stranger. The two presently live in Brownsburg, Indiana. Check out Norms website at www.normsplace.homestead.com.

Hell's Destruction

Author: Catherine Ella Laufer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317122658

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 6650


The credal affirmation, 'he descended to the dead', has attracted a plethora of views over the centuries and many Christians today struggle to explain the meaning of these words. This book explores various interpretations of the doctrine of Christ's descent to the dead, both within particular historical contexts and within contemporary theology. Laufer argues that the descensus clause, Christ's descent, is integral to Christian faith, specifically to the doctrine of the incarnation. If we are to affirm that, in Christ, God became truly human then that affirmation must include his sharing in the state of being dead that is the ultimate consequence of being human. Laufer concludes that, since the Son has experienced genuine human death and the separation from God which is the essence of hell, there is no longer any human condition from which God is absent, either in this life or in eternity. Christ's descent means that he is truly 'hell's destruction'. Drawing on a treasure trove of writings from the western theological tradition, including Luther, Calvin, Maurice, Balthasar, Moltmann and others, and attending to historical, theological, exegetical, philosophical and pastoral issues, this book explores an often-ignored doctrine which lies at the core of Christian life, death and faith.