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Down and Out in the New Economy

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Finding a job used to be simple. You’d show up at an office and ask for an application. A friend would mention a job in their department. Or you’d see ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022645228X
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Finding a job used to be simple. You’d show up at an office and ask for an application. A friend would mention a job in their department. Or you’d see an ad in a newspaper and send in your cover letter. Maybe you’d call the company a week later to check in, but the basic approach was easy. And once you got a job, you would stay—often for decades. Now . . . well, it’s complicated. If you want to have a shot at a good job, you need to have a robust profile on LinkdIn. And an enticing personal brand. Or something like that—contemporary how-to books tend to offer contradictory advice. But they agree on one thing: in today’s economy, you can’t just be an employee looking to get hired—you have to market yourself as a business, one that can help another business achieve its goals. That’s a radical transformation in how we think about work and employment, says Ilana Gershon. And with Down and Out in the New Economy, she digs deep into that change and what it means, not just for job seekers, but for businesses and our very culture. In telling her story, Gershon covers all parts of the employment spectrum: she interviews hiring managers about how they assess candidates; attends personal branding seminars; talks with managers at companies around the United States to suss out regional differences—like how Silicon Valley firms look askance at the lengthier employment tenures of applicants from the Midwest. And she finds that not everything has changed: though the technological trappings may be glitzier, in a lot of cases, who you know remains more important than what you know. Throughout, Gershon keeps her eye on bigger questions, interested not in what lessons job-seekers can take—though there are plenty of those here—but on what it means to consider yourself a business. What does that blurring of personal and vocational lives do to our sense of our selves, the economy, our communities? Though it’s often dressed up in the language of liberation, is this approach actually disempowering workers at the expense of corporations? Rich in the voices of people deeply involved with all parts of the employment process, Down and Out in the New Economy offers a snapshot of the quest for work today—and a pointed analysis of its larger meaning.


Down and Out in Paris and London

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"Poverty is what I am writing about". In the late 1920s, Eric Blair resigned his post as a colonial policeman in Burma, immersed himself in the slums of Pa ...

  • L'auteur : George Orwell
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192572059
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Poverty is what I am writing about". In the late 1920s, Eric Blair resigned his post as a colonial policeman in Burma, immersed himself in the slums of Paris and London, and reinvented himself as George Orwell, one of the most revered prose stylists in the English language. Orwell decided to write about the lives of the poor - the dishwashers of Paris, the tramps of London - not by imagining poverty, but by experiencing poverty. The result is a book which is as provocative and incisive about class inequalities, homelessness, and social prejudices today as it was when it was first published in 1933. Down and Out in Paris and London was George Orwell's first book, and it remains a masterpiece of prose writing. This edition is accompanied by an introduction which examines Orwell's book for its literary, social, and political significance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Down and Out in America

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The most accurate and comprehensive picture of homelessness to date, this study offers a powerful explanation of its causes, proposes short- and long-term ...

  • L'auteur : Peter H. Rossi
  • Editeur: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022616232X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 255
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The most accurate and comprehensive picture of homelessness to date, this study offers a powerful explanation of its causes, proposes short- and long-term solutions, and documents the striking contrasts between the homeless of the 1950s and 1960s and the contemporary homeless population, which is younger and contains more women, children, and blacks.


Down and Out in Patagonia, Kamchatka, and Timbuktu

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The first-ever firsthand chronicle of Dr. Gregory W. Frazier’s never-ending motorcycle ride. A little over 40 years ago, a man named Gregory W. Frazier g ...

  • L'auteur : Gregory Frazier
  • Editeur: Motorbooks
  • ISBN: 1627881425
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The first-ever firsthand chronicle of Dr. Gregory W. Frazier’s never-ending motorcycle ride. A little over 40 years ago, a man named Gregory W. Frazier got on his motorcycle, went for a ride, and never returned. He’s still out there, circumnavigating the globe: exploring the jungles of Asia in the winter, trout fishing in Alaska in the summer, and covering all points in between during the rest of the year. He’s been shot at by rebels, jailed by unfriendly authorities, bitten by snakes, run over by Pamplona bulls, and smitten by a product of Adam’s rib. He’s circled the globe five times and has covered well over one million miles (and counting). During those past four decades, Dr. Frazier has been chronicling and photographing his around-the-world adventures, publishing 13 books on the subject (including one previous title for Motorbooks), the majority of which have been manuals for touring specific locations or general how-to-tour-by-motorcycle books. He has also produced 9 documentary DVDs on the same subject. But until now, nothing in print has encompassed the entirety of his worldwide motorcycle adventures. Now, for the first time, he has written his on-the-road autobiography that captures the whole of his extraordinary travels in words and images. Down and Out in Patagonia, Kamchatka, and Timbuktu tells the amazing ongoing story of Dr. Frazier, one of the world’s single most well-traveled motorcyclists.


Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century London

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London in the 18th century was the greatest city in the world. It was a magnet that drew men and women from the rest of England in huge numbers. For a few ...

  • L'auteur : Tim Hitchcock
  • Editeur: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826427154
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 360
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: London in the 18th century was the greatest city in the world. It was a magnet that drew men and women from the rest of England in huge numbers. For a few the streets were paved with gold, but for the majority it was a harsh world with little guarantee of money or food. For the poor and destitute, London's streets offered little more than the barest living. Yet men, women and children found a great variety of ways to eke out their existence, sweeping roads, selling matches, singing ballads and performing all sorts of menial labor. Many of these activities, apart from the direct begging of the disabled, depended on an appeal to charity, but one often mixed with threats and promises. Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century London provides a remarkable insight into the lives of Londoners, for all of whom the demands of charity and begging were part of their everyday world.


Roughhouse

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In Roughhouse, Jeffery Hess returns to the unforgettable world of good-natured badass Scotland Ross—hero of his critically acclaimed Beachhead and Tushho ...

  • L'auteur : Jeffery Hess
  • Editeur: Down & Out Books
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In Roughhouse, Jeffery Hess returns to the unforgettable world of good-natured badass Scotland Ross—hero of his critically acclaimed Beachhead and Tushhog—to tell the powerful story of people stretched to extremes. It’s August 1986. The Cold War rages and Yuppies make all the money. Fresh off a three-year stretch at Starke for keeping Pearce family secrets, Scotland has a new place to call home on Fort Myers Beach. All should be perfect except Scotland’s wife is going to die unless he comes up with $100,000. He enlists a trusted friend to help him rob a Tampa casino to pay for her unconventional treatment. While freely risking life in prison if he’s caught, he never thought his trusted accomplice could go rogue and turn against him. On top of that, his long-lost nieces come to him in need of help only he can provide, while a mysterious female former Marine has her own surprise plan for him. Scotland hurtles through his new-found freedom right back into a storm of violence and pain with strong women and treacherous men gusting in all directions. Without him, the women would be doomed; without them, he would be. Yet, success and failure are put to the biggest challenge by an unsettled score from the past that threatens to bury them all in the surf. Praise for ROUGHHOUSE: “Rounding out a trilogy is never easy, especially one with as memorable an anti-hero as Scotland Ross, the on-again/off-again criminal-with-a-heart-of-gold who managed to shoot his way out of Jeffery Hess’s Beachhead and Tushhog. Yet Hess’s finale to cap the series not only delivers, it firmly sets Hess up with the masters of Florida rough-and-tumble crime fiction. Roughhouse pummels Scotland Ross as he fights his way through heartache, betrayal, shifting family loyalties and unbreakable family bonds, all set against a backdrop of bullets and cash, salt and sun, the best that Florida has to offer.” —Steph Post, author of Miraculum, Lightwood, Walk in the Fire, Holding Smoke, and A Tree Born Crooked “A bruised and bloodied hero punching destiny’s jaw one last time. Tense, gritty, emotional. Roughhouse carves a fitting end for the unbreakable Scotland, who, like the 80s itself, ain’t accepting fate easy.” —James R. Duncan, author of Blood Republic “What a wild ride! I really dig that this book is noir through and through yet has this emotional beating heart at its center. I could read about these characters and their wacky Floridian lives all day. Well done, sir!” —Chris Rhatigan, author of Squeeze and Race to the Bottom “Scotland Ross is a good man running in a merciless world. It’s a good thing he’s built for the battle. This book reminded me of early Elmore Leonard books. I’m embarrassed to say this is my first Scotland Ross novel. But I’m fired up that I can devour the other two.” —Jonathan Brown, author of the Lou Crasher Mysteries “Edgy, rich and excessively smart, Roughhouse might be that rare third element of the trilogy, even better than its predecessors. Regardless, it is constantly entertaining and, even better, always artful.” – Fred G. Leebron, author of Six Figures, Out West, and Welcome to Christiania


The Down and Out

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Sam and Rachel take on Hollywood, playing the same writer/producer team they did when they conned a movie star a couple years back. This time their mark is ...

  • L'auteur : Lawrence Maddox
  • Editeur: Down & Out Books
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 80
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Sam and Rachel take on Hollywood, playing the same writer/producer team they did when they conned a movie star a couple years back. This time their mark is a shady MD with Tinsel Town dreams and dangerous associates who use the homeless for medical fraud. While Rachel is stalked on a studio lot by a vengeful PI, Sam finds himself stranded on the streets without ID, money, or shoes. It’s a beat-the-clock trek through the wilds of L.A. as Sam uses his street smarts to escape his pursuers. Can Sam get to Rachel in time, or will he end up another faceless victim among the down and out? Praise for THE DOWN AND OUT: “Up until I read this story I thought the best Hollywood scam was my own career. This one, however, is better written and the characters are way more likable. Lawrence captures all the fun of all the ‘inside Hollywood’ stuff while still finding new and fresh ways to craft a story that keeps you glued to the page. A fantastic read.” —Greg Garcia, creator of My Name is Earl, Raising Hope and The Guestbook “Hard-boiled LA is alive and gritty and well in Lawrence Maddox’s The Down and Out. Conjures all the Chinatown, LA Confidential and Jim Thompson feels while delivering its own unique body blows. Two questions: When’s the next installment? And can I be in the film version?” —Garret Dillahunt, star of Deadwood, Justified, and Raising Hope “Maddox delivers a smart, sexy caper that takes the reader on a heady ride through the cutthroat glitz of Tinseltown to the grimy back alleys of Skid Row. With dialogue that zings and a skilled, assured voice, The Down and Out is a fun slice of noir in this grifter’s series.” —Sarah M. Chen, author of the Anthony Award-nominated and IPPY Award-winning Cleaning Up Finn


Fourth Down and Out

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The job seems easy enough at first for private investigator Andy Hayes: save his client’s reputation by retrieving a laptop and erasing a troublesome vid ...

  • L'auteur : Andrew Welsh-Huggins
  • Editeur: Ohio University Press
  • ISBN: 0804040591
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The job seems easy enough at first for private investigator Andy Hayes: save his client’s reputation by retrieving a laptop and erasing a troublesome video from its hard drive. But that’s before someone breaks into Andy’s apartment in Columbus; before someone else, armed with a shotgun, relieves him of the laptop; and before the FBI suddenly shows up on his doorstep asking questions. Soon, there’s a growing list of people with a claim on the computer, all of them with secrets they don’t want uncovered. When one of those people ends up dead, Andy has his hands full convincing authorities he’s not responsible, while trying to figure out who is — and who’s got the laptop — before someone else dies. Soon the trail leads to the last place Andy wants to go: back to Ohio State University, where few have forgiven him for a mistake he made two decades earlier in his days as the Buckeyes’ star quarterback. That misjudgment sent him on a downward spiral that cost him a playing career, two marriages, several wrecked relationships, and above all his legacy in Ohio’s capital city, where the fortunes of the OSU team are never far from people’s minds. As Andy tracks a laptop and a killer from the toniest of the city’s suburbs to its grittiest neighborhoods, he must confront a dark figure from his past and prove that this time he won’t drop the ball.


Down and Out in Purgatory

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Twenty pulse-pounding, mind-bending tales of science fiction, twisted metaphysics, and supernatural wonder from the two-time World Fantasy and Philip K. Di ...

  • L'auteur : Tim Powers
  • Editeur: Baen Books
  • ISBN: 1625796161
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 496
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Twenty pulse-pounding, mind-bending tales of science fiction, twisted metaphysics, and supernatural wonder from the two-time World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Award winning author of The Anubis Gatesand On Stranger Tides. A complete palette of story-telling colors from Powers, including acclaimed tale “The Bible Repairman,” where a psychic handyman who supernaturally eliminates troublesome passages of the Bible for paying clients finds the remains of his own broken soul on the line when tasked with rescuing the kidnapped ghost of a rich man’s daughter. Time travel takes a savage twist in “Salvage and Demolition,” where the chance discovery of a long-lost manuscript throws a down-and-out book collector back in time to 1950s San Francisco where he must prevent an ancient Sumeric inscription from dooming millions in the future. Humor and horror mix in “Sufficient unto the Day,” when a raucous Thanksgiving feast takes a dark turn as the invited ghosts of relatives past accidentally draw soul-stealing demons into the family television set. And obsession and vengeance survive on the other side of death in “Down and Out in Purgatory,” where the soul of a man lusting for revenge attempts to eternally eliminate the killer who murdered the love of his life. Wide-ranging, wonder-inducing, mind-bending—these and other tales make up the complete shorter works of a modern-day master of science fiction and fantasy. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Tim Powers: "Powers writes in a clean, elegant style that illuminates without slowing down the tale. . . . [He] promises marvels and horrors, and delivers them all."—Orson Scott Card ". . . immensely clever stuff.... Powers' prose is often vivid and arresting . . . All in all, Powers' unique voice in science fiction continues to grow stronger.”—Washington Post Book World “Powers is at heart a storyteller, and ruthlessly shapes his material into narrative form.”—The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction “On Stranger Tides . . . immediately hooks you and drags you along in sympathy with one central character's appalling misfortunes on the Spanish Main, [and] escalates from there to closing mega-thrills so determinedly spiced that your palate is left almost jaded."—David Langford "On Stranger Tides . . . was the inspiration for Monkey Island. If you read this book you can really see where Guybrush and LeChuck were -plagiarized- derived from, plus the heavy influence of voodoo in the game. . . . [the book] had a lot of what made fantasy interesting . . .”—legendary game designer Ron Gilbert “Powers's strengths [are] his originality, his action-crammed plots, and his ventures into the mysterious, dark, and supernatural.” Los Angeles Times Book Review "[Powers’ work delivers] an intense and intimate sense of period or realization of milieu; taut plotting, with human development and destiny . . . and, looming above all, an awareness of history itself as a merciless turning of supernatural wheels. . . . Powers' descriptions . . . are breathtaking, sublimely precise . . . his status as one of fantasy's major stylists can no longer be in doubt.”—SF Site


Down and Out, on the Road

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Covering the entire period from the colonial era to the late twentieth century, this book is the first scholarly history of the homeless in America. Drawin ...

  • L'auteur : Kenneth L. Kusmer
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198021544
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 360
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Covering the entire period from the colonial era to the late twentieth century, this book is the first scholarly history of the homeless in America. Drawing on sources that include records of charitable organizations, sociological studies, and numerous memoirs of formerly homeless persons, Kusmer demonstrates that the homeless have been a significant presence on the American scene for over two hundred years. He probes the history of homelessness from a variety of angles, showing why people become homeless; how charities and public authorities dealt with this social problem; and the diverse ways in which different class, ethnic, and racial groups perceived and responded to homelessness. Kusmer demonstrates that, despite the common perception of the homeless as a deviant group, they have always had much in common with the average American. Focusing on the millions who suffered downward mobility, Down and Out, On the Road provides a unique view of the evolution of American society and raises disturbing questions about the repeated failure to face and solve the problem of homelessness.


Down and Out in Bugtussle

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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie McAfee delivers another irreverent, laugh-out-loud page-turner about the (mis)adventures of plus-size spitfire ...

  • L'auteur : Stephanie McAfee
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101614226
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 368
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: New York Times bestselling author Stephanie McAfee delivers another irreverent, laugh-out-loud page-turner about the (mis)adventures of plus-size spitfire Graciela “Ace” Jones. With her fiancé now her ex-fiancé, Ace has hightailed it back to Bugtussle, Mississippi, and back to her Gramma Jones’s house. Her best friends, Lilly and Chloe, are delighted she’s back, but Ace still has some challenges ahead of her. For one thing, her replacement as Bugtussle High School’s art teacher, Cameron Becker, refuses to vacate the position. So Ace is stuck working as a substitute teacher while harboring fantasies of running Miss Becker out of town. On top of that, Lilly and Chloe are obsessed with setting her up on less-than-romantic blind dates—even though all she wants is a break from her pitiful love life. To ease her troubled mind, Ace resolves to restore her grandmother’s gardens to their former glory. But in the well-worn gardening book she’s dug out of her grandmother’s attic there are a series of suspicious notes that indicate her grandmother may have had a special someone in her past. Now, with her faithful chiweenie, Buster Loo, by her side, Ace is determined to get to the bottom of her grandmother’s secret life, all the while hoping her own life isn’t about to implode....


Down and Out in Saigon

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A moving portrait of the lives of six poor city-dwellers, set in early twentieth century colonial Saigon Historian Haydon Cherry offers the first comprehen ...

  • L'auteur : Haydon Cherry
  • Editeur: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300244932
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A moving portrait of the lives of six poor city-dwellers, set in early twentieth century colonial Saigon Historian Haydon Cherry offers the first comprehensive social history of the urban poor of colonial French Saigon by following the lives of six individuals—a prostitute, a Chinese laborer, a rickshaw puller, an orphan, an incurable invalid, and a destitute Frenchman—and how they navigated the ups and downs of the regional rice trade and the institutions of French colonial rule in the first half of the twentieth century. “Down and Out in Saigon is marked by three qualities that endow it with unusual value: the originality of its subject matter, as the first and only history of colonial Saigon’s poor population, the excellence of its research, and Cherry’s elegant prose.”—Peter B. Zinoman, University of California, Berkeley “This is more than a corrective of revolutionary historiography—it is a tour de force that brings marginal and forgotten lives into the story of modern Vietnamese history.”—Charles Keith, author of Catholic Vietnam: A Church from Empire to Nation


Geronimo Stilton #29: Down and Out Down Under

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Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art a ...

  • L'auteur : Geronimo Stilton
  • Editeur: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 054539242X
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 128
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. G'day, mate! I was searching for ideas for my new book, and my friend Petunia Pretty Paws knew just where to find them -- in Australia. Holey cheese, it sounded like a fabumouse adventure! But between surfing with sharks, being chased by poisonous snakes, and getting lost in the outback, I was beginning to wonder if this trip down under was really a good idea. Kangaroos and koalas and crocs -- oh, my! Would I ever see New Mouse City again?


Blue Moonlight

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Can Dick Moonlight save himself from crashing and burning? PI Dick Moonlight wakes up to find himself on a plummeting plane and handcuffed to an FBI agent. ...

  • L'auteur : Vincent Zandri
  • Editeur: Down & Out Books
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 254
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Can Dick Moonlight save himself from crashing and burning? PI Dick Moonlight wakes up to find himself on a plummeting plane and handcuffed to an FBI agent. As if his life wasn’t already turbulent enough—his bar burned down; his ex, Lola, left him for another man; and Jack Daniels is his new best friend—the FBI informs him that he’s got unfinished business. His last case, the one with Russian mobsters after a top secret flash drive, isn’t exactly closed. The cop who took the hardware from Moonlight went rogue, bringing along a crooked FBI agent and Moonlight’s ex, and now he’s looking to sell to the highest bidder. The FBI needs Moonlight to track them down—in Florence, Italy. Outwitting, outrunning, and out shooting the Russian thugs who are also after the flash drive will be a piece of cake. Wooing back Lola, however, is going to take everything he’s got. The stakes couldn’t be higher in Vincent Zandri’s latest Dick Moonlight PI thriller. Blue Moonlight is a fast-paced, whip-smart tale of a guy who can’t always remember getting into trouble—and can’t seem to stay out of it. For fans of Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly, Ace Atkins, Brett Battles, Don Winslow, and more comes an unputdownable mystery that’s sure to keep you up all night...in a good way.


She Talks to Angels

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Homecoming queen. Cheerleader. Heroin addict. Meadow Charles had all the promise in the world—and secrets to hide. Someone else tried to hide Meadow’s ...

  • L'auteur : James D.F. Hannah
  • Editeur: Down & Out Books
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 282
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Homecoming queen. Cheerleader. Heroin addict. Meadow Charles had all the promise in the world—and secrets to hide. Someone else tried to hide Meadow’s secrets when they murdered her and left her body at the Parker County landfill. Five years later, the murder still reverberates through the Appalachian community. But now the man who confessed to the murder says he didn’t do it, and he wants Henry Malone to prove it. Henry and his well-armed A.A. sponsor Woody quickly find themselves drawn into a world of money and drugs, prostitutes and corruptions, and at the center, one family’s dark past—full of secrets someone’s killing to keep hidden. Praise for SHE TALKS TO ANGELS: “James D.F. Hannah is the real deal… (He) shows with this book he has no trouble holding his own against Robert B. Parker and Lawrence Block.” —Dave Zeltserman, author of Small Crimes and Pariah “A wicked slice of pulpy, country noir!” —Joe Clifford, author of The One That Got Away and the Jay Porter series “Atmospheric and genuine, James Hannah’s She Talks to Angels packs a powerful punch.” —J. Carson Black, bestselling author of The Shop and Spectre Black “The dry dark wit, the terrible secrets that need to be unlocked, the action… One of the best traditional PI series out there for fans of guys like Elvis Cole, Spenser, and even Dave Robicheaux.” —Jochem van Der Steen, Sons of Spade


Poor and Homeless in the Sunshine State

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A place like Orlando, Florida is not transformed from swampland to sprawling metropolis through Peter Pan-like flights of fancy, but through theme park exp ...

  • L'auteur : James Wright
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351498045
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A place like Orlando, Florida is not transformed from swampland to sprawling metropolis through Peter Pan-like flights of fancy, but through theme park expansions requiring developmental schemes that are tough minded and often worsen relationships between the wealthy and the poor. The homeless arrive with their own hopes and illusions, which are soon shattered. The rest of the local population makes its peace with the system. Meanwhile the homeless are reduced to advocacy models that neither middle- nor working-class folks much worry about. They are modern members of Ellison's "invisible men" but they comprise a racial and social mixture unlike any other in the American landscape.This book is primarily about the dark side of this portraitthe poor, near-poor, homeless, and dispossessed who live in the midst of this verdant landscape. The phrase "down and out," has been used to describe people who are destitute or penniless since the late nineteenth century. Here the term is used in a more expansive sense, as synonymous with anyone who lives near, at, or over the edge of financial catastrophe.


Murder by Moonlight

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Would you try to save your soon from a death sentence if he tried to murder you in your own bed? In Murder by Moonlight, Vincent Zandri’s cunning detecti ...

  • L'auteur : Vincent Zandri
  • Editeur: Down & Out Books
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 314
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Would you try to save your soon from a death sentence if he tried to murder you in your own bed? In Murder by Moonlight, Vincent Zandri’s cunning detective Dick Moonlight returns with his toughest case yet: proving an open-and-shut murder investigation isn’t over at all. Joan Parker is the last woman private eye Dick Moonlight would ever expect to see in his Albany office. From the right side of the tracks—neighboring Bethlehem—she bears her upper class upbringing as effortlessly as a string of pearls. She also bears a scar running down her head and face—a brutal reminder of the ax attack that took the life of her husband. Her twenty-one-year-old son, Christopher, now sits in jail charged with the crime. According to the official report—based on Joan’s answers to police when they arrived at the house and found her barely alive—she identified Christopher as the culprit. But sitting in Moonlight’s office, she reveals that she has no recollection of the event, yet is certain of one thing: Christopher didn’t do it. Moonlight knows a thing or two about being nearly dead. And he also knows the tragedy of the police jumping to the wrong conclusions—a past case of a falsely accused client still haunts him—so he agrees to take the job and get to the truth of what happened that day. At first the trail of clues—from the crime scene to Joan’s original accusation—keeps the finger pointed at Christopher. But soon Moonlight turns up something he never expected, something more sinister than anything he’s ever come up against. Vincent Zandri’s latest Dick Moonlight PI thriller, Murder by Moonlight is a fast-paced, whip-smart tale of a guy who can’t always remember getting into trouble—and can’t seem to stay out of it. For fans of Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly, Ace Atkins, Brett Battles, Don Winslow, and more comes an unputdownable mystery based on a true story that’s sure to keep you up all night…in a good way.


Down and Out on Murder Mile

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After exhausting their resources in the slums of Los Angeles, a junkie and his wife settle in London's "murder mile," the city's most violent and criminall ...

  • L'auteur : Tony O'Neill
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061980498
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: After exhausting their resources in the slums of Los Angeles, a junkie and his wife settle in London's "murder mile," the city's most violent and criminally corrupt section. Persevering past failed treatments, persistent temptation, urban ennui, and his wife's ruinous death wish, the nameless narrator fights to reclaim his life. In prose that could peel paint from a car, Tony O'Neill re-creates the painfully comic, often tragic days of a recovering heroin addict.


Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

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Bursting with cutting-edge speculation and human insight, Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is a coming-of-age romantic comedy and a kick-b ...

  • L'auteur : Cory Doctorow
  • Editeur: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781429972543
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Bursting with cutting-edge speculation and human insight, Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is a coming-of-age romantic comedy and a kick-butt cybernetic tour de force Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World. Disney World! The greatest artistic achievement of the long-ago twentieth century. Now in the care of a network of volunteer "ad-hocs" who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech touches. Now, though, it seems the "ad hocs" are under attack. A new group has taken over the Hall of the Presidents and is replacing its venerable audioanimatronics with new, immersive direct-to-brain interfaces that give guests the illusion of being Washington, Lincoln, and all the others. For Jules, this is an attack on the artistic purity of Disney World itself. Worse: it appears this new group has had Jules killed. This upsets him. (It's only his fourth death and revival, after all.) Now it's war: war for the soul of the Magic Kingdom, a war of ever-shifting reputations, technical wizardry, and entirely unpredictable outcomes. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.