Finance for Academics: A Guide to Investment for Income

​The purpose of this book is to provide a hands-on guide to finance and investment for academics with an objective of providing strategies to maximize income, minimize fees, and legally minimize taxes. There are many risks in finance and investment such as stock market crashes, inflation, corruption, fees and interest rates. This book stresses that stocks and bonds are the mainstay of most investors. Dividend-growth stocks mitigate the risk of inflation. In addition, they cost nothing once they are purchased, unlike mutual funds that have constant fees. The author explains how to find dividend-growth stocks whose payout increase exceeds inflation and how to compound quarterly in order to make projections for future growth in the number of shares or in the value of the capital itself. The author, in addition, discusses the value of bond funds and master-limited partnerships for an investment portfolio. Retirement income is a major concern for senior academics and the median level of retirement savings for those 55 to 64 is only $145,000, which is insufficient. The author stresses the need to mix dividend-growth stocks and closed-end bond funds to fund retirement as well as explains Roth IRAs, 401(k)s and other such tax-free forms of retirement financing. Finally, the book examines financial risks and shows how to mitigate them to the extent possible. This book is a must-have for any professor or academic approaching retirement age or looking to secure their future income.​

Finance for Academics: A Guide to Investment for Income By Ronald A. Francisco
2012 | 138 Pages | ISBN: 146143243X | PDF | 3 MB

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Business

This compilation offers students a comprehensive overview of the field of social entrepreneurship. Leading European researchers and lecturers such as Ann-Kristin Achleitner, Markus Beckmann, Heather Cameron, Pascal Dey, Andreas Heinecke, Benjamin Huybrechts, Alex Nicholls, Johanna Mair, Susan Müller and Chris Steyaert have contributed to this textbook.

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Business: An Introduction and Discussion with Case Studies By Christine K. Volkmann, Kim Oliver Tokarski, Kati Ernst
2012 | 284 Pages | ISBN: 3834927295 | PDF | 4 MB

The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins

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The Hunger Games:

The Hunger Games is a young-adult science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins. It was originally published on September 14, 2008, by Scholastic.

It is the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy. It introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where North America once existed. This is where a government working in a central city called the Capitol holds power. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each of 12 districts to fight to the death. The Hunger Games exist to demonstrate that not even children are beyond the reach of the Capitol's jurisdiction.

Catching Fire:

Katniss learns that the Capitol is angry at her for her defiance in the previous novel, which started a chain reaction that inspired rebellion in the districts.

For a special 75th edition of the Hunger Games, she and Peeta are forced into competing a second time with other past winners. They team up with a few other tributes and manage to destroy the arena and escape the Games. Katniss is transported to District 13, a place that is widely thought to no longer exist, but Peeta is captured by the Capitol.


Mockingjay, the third and final book, centers around Katniss and the districts' rebellion against the Capitol. Katniss, now a refugee in District 13, demands the right to kill President Snow. Peeta and the others who were captured by the Capitol are rescued by a party including Gale, but Peeta's memories have been "hijacked" with the use of tracker jacker venom, which causes him to hate Katniss. He tries to kill Katniss, but is restrained.

Finally, a group including Katniss, Gale, and a normalized Peeta go to the Capitol on a mission to assassinate President Snow. Before Katniss can reach him, her little sister Prim is killed in a bombing. Snow later tells Katniss that Coin, the president of District 13, was behind the bombing. During Snow's execution Katniss shoots Coin, and later Snow is also found dead, possibly from choking on his own blood. Katniss has a psychotic break, and tries to kill herself while in solitary confinement. Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch return to District 12, and Katniss eventually begins to recover. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Katniss and Peeta are married and have two children.

The Hunger Games Trilogy - by Suzanne Collins

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ISBN: 0439023483 | ISBN: 978-0-439-02349-8 | ISBN: 978-0-439-02351-1 
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Kathryn Stockett - The Help

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid, Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her 17th white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.
Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

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Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian England

Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian England

Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian England is a human story of medicine in 19th-century England. It's a story of how a diverse and competitive assortment of apothecary apprentices, surgeons who learned their trade by doing, and physicians schooled in ancient Greek medicine but lacking in any actual experience with patients, was gradually formed into a medical profession with uniform standards of education and qualification. It's a story of how medical men struggled with "new" diseases such as cholera and "old" ones known for centuries, such as tuberculosis, syphilis, and smallpox, largely in the absence of effective drugs or treatments, and so were often reduced to standing helplessly by as their patients died. It's a story of how surgeons, empowered first by anesthesia and later by antiseptic technique, vastly expanded the field of surgery—sometimes with major benefits for patients, but sometimes with disastrous results.

Above all, it's a story of how gender and class ideology dominated both practitioners and patients. Women were stridently excluded from medical education and practice of any kind until the end of the century, but were hailed into the new field of nursing, which was felt to be "natural" to the gentler sex. Only the poor were admitted to hospitals until the last decades of the century, and while they often received compassionate care, they were also treated as "cases" of disease and experimented upon with freedom. Yet because medical knowledge was growing by leaps and bounds, Victorians were fascinated with this new field and wrote novels, poetry, essays, letters, and diaries, which illuminate their experience of health and disease for us. Newly developed techniques of photography, as well as improved print illustrations, help us to picture this fascinating world. This vivid history of Victorian medicine is enriched with many literary examples and visual images drawn from the period.

Mary Wilson Carpenter - Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian England
Published: 2009-11-19 | ISBN: 0275989526 | PDF | 214 pages | 1 MB

Michelle Karnes, Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages"

"Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages" 

In Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages, Michelle Karnes revises the history of medieval imagination with a detailed analysis of its role in the period’s meditations and theories of cognition. Karnes here understands imagination in its technical, philosophical sense, taking her cue from Bonaventure, the thirteenth-century scholastic theologian and philosopher who provided the first sustained account of how the philosophical imagination could be transformed into a devotional one. Karnes examines Bonaventure’s meditational works, the Meditationes vitae Christi, the Stimulis amoris, Piers Plowman, and Nicholas Love’s Myrrour, among others, and argues that the cognitive importance that imagination enjoyed in scholastic philosophy informed its importance in medieval meditations on the life of Christ. Emphasizing the cognitive significance of both imagination and the meditations that relied on it, she revises a long-standing association of imagination with the Middle Ages. In her account, imagination was not simply an object of suspicion but also a crucial intellectual, spiritual, and literary resource that exercised considerable authority.

Michelle Karnes, "Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages" 
2011 | ISBN-10: 0226425312 | 280 pages | PDF | 1,7 MB

Dead Reckoning - Sookie Stackhouse 11 - Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris - Dead Reckoning | Pdf

With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows...

Dead Reckoning (2011) 
(Book 11 in the Sookie Stackhouse series) 
A novel by Charlaine Harris 

Locked On - Tom Clancy

Locked On - by Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy's All-Star lineup is back. Jack Ryan, his son, Jack Jr., John Clark Ding Chavez and the rest of the Campus team are facing their greatest challenge ever.Jack Ryan, Sr. has made a momentous choice. He's running for President of the United States again and thus giving up a peaceful retirement to help his country in its darkest hour. But he doesn't anticipate the treachery of his opponent, who uses trumped up charges to attack one of Ryan's closest comrades, John Clark.Now, Clark is in a race against time and must travel the world, staying one step ahead of his adversaries, including a shadowy organization tasked to bring him in, all while trying to find who is behind this.Meanwhile, Jack Ryan, Jr., Ding Chavez, Dominick Caruso and other members of the Campus-the top secret off-the-books intelligence agency founded by Jack Ryan during his first term in the White House-deal with a question of their own: Why is a Pakistani military officer meeting with Dagestani terrorists? The answer will ultimately lead to a desperate struggle, with nothing short of the fate of the world at stake.

Tom Clancy - Locked On 
2011 | 864 pages | English | EPUB

Quantitative Marketing and Marketing Management

Quantitative marketing has been gaining importance during the last decade. This is indicated by the growing number of model- and method-oriented studies published in leading journals as well as by the many successful applications of quantitative approaches in pricing, advertising, new product planning, and market segmentation decisions. In addition, market research has clearly benefitted from applying advanced quantitative models and methods in practice. Some 60 researchers – among them worldwide leading scholars – offer a broad overview of quantitative approaches in marketing. They not only highlight diverse mathematical and methodological perspectives, but also demonstrate the relevance and practical consequences of applying quantitative approaches to marketing problems.

Quantitative Marketing and Marketing Management: Marketing Models and Methods in Theory and Practice By Adamantios Diamantopoulos, Wolfgang Fritz, Lutz Hildebrandt
2012 | 603 Pages | ISBN: 3834930601 | PDF | 6 MB

The Case for Falling in Love

The Case for Falling in Love

Why We Can't Master the Madness of Love -- and Why That's the Best Part 

Are you tired of reading book after book and playing game after game, trying to avoid heartbreak? It seems impossible, and maybe that's because you can't lock up your heart like that-not if you want the real thing. And maybe that's one of the best things about love.

We've been thinking about it all wrong. Our culture's insistence that women need to learn how to catch and keep a man is actually doing much more harm than good. The more we try to manipulate our relationships, the less we are truly able to experience love's benefits and wonders.

Love is a slippery, unruly thing, and trying to control and manage it robs us of its delicious unpredictability.

Sure, letting go of the reins a bit might mean a broken heart, but heartbreak, in fact, offers a wealth of possibilities-creativity, wisdom, and growth-that we need in order to make the most of our lives.

Liberating for women who are frustrated by the idea that they just need to learn the right "formula," The Case for Falling in Love shows that there isn't a method to mastering the madness of love. But that might be exactly what's so wonderful about it.

Praise for The Case for Falling in Love
"Why play 'hard to get' when you can just get what you want? Mari Ruti's lively research, from Plato to Freud to Gossip Girl to her own bedroom, finally puts an end to playing games, and provides a resource for lovers and the love-scorned alike. A must-read for anyone who has ever fallen in love, wants to, or wants to know what went wrong."
-Arianne Cohen, creator of
"At last, a relationship advice book that will actually work. If you're intelligent, interested in love, and like a book you can't put down, this is it. John Gray, move over. The brilliant Mari Ruti has arrived."
-Juliet Schor, professor of sociology, Boston College, and author of Born to Buy and Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth
"Groundbreaking...Ruti opens the eyes of her readers so that they can love better...A must-read."
-Nancy Redd, New York Times bestselling author of Body Drama
"Finally, a book that takes love seriously. Written with passion and verve...I wish I had read this book years ago!"
-Sean Carroll, author of From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

The Case for Falling in Love: Why We Can't Master the Madness of Love -- and Why That's the Best Part by Mari Ruti
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1402250800 | ISBN-13: 9781402250804 | 304 pages | EPUB | 0,5 MB

Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II

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A firsthand chronicle of United States Marine Corps’ actions in the Pacific

Following fifteen Marines from the Pearl Harbor attack, through battles with the Japanese, to their return home after V-J Day, Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton have compiled an oral history of the Pacific War in the words of the men who fought on the front lines. With unflinching honesty, these Marines reveal harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the friendships and camaraderie they found—and lost—and the aftermath of the war’s impact on their lives.

With unprecedented access to the veterans, rare photographs, and unpublished memoirs, Voices of the Pacific presents true stories of heroism as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R. V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum—whose exploits were featured in the HBO® miniseries, The Pacific—and their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division.

Marcus Brotherton, Adam Makos, "Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II"
ISBN: 0425257827, 0425257835 | 2013 | EPUB | 416 pages | 9 MB

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure

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If you are interested in knowning more about acupressure and acupuncture, this guide covers all aspects of treatment from choosing a practitioner to follow-up excercises. It provides a comprehensive listing of medical ailments from acne to menopause that can be healed naturally.
Discusses the history, practice and technique, treatments, and theories of acupuncture and acupressure.

David Sollars, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure" 
English | 2000 | ISBN: 0028639421, 0786535008 | 360 pages | PDF | 25 MB

Handbook on Security and Networks | Pdf

"Handbook on Security and Networks" - Yang Xiao, Hui Chen, Frank H. Li, 

This valuable handbook is a comprehensive compilation of state-of-art advances on security in computer networks. More than 40 internationally recognized authorities in the field of security and networks contribute articles in their areas of expertise. These international researchers and practitioners are from highly-respected universities, renowned research institutions and IT companies from all over the world. Each self-contained chapter covers one essential research topic on security in computer networks. Through the efforts of all the authors, all chapters are written in a uniformed style; each containing a comprehensive overview, the latest pioneering work and future research direction of a research topic.

Yang Xiao, Hui Chen, Frank H. Li, "Handbook on Security and Networks"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 9814273031 | 576 pages | PDF | 8,8 MB

Textbook of Financial Cost and Management Accounting

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This book, entitled "A Textbook of Financial, Cost and Management Accounting" lays particular emphasis on managerial uses of financial and cost information. In accordance with its title, this book has been prepared as per syllabi of Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting and Management Accounting papers of most of the B.B.M, B.Com., M.B.A., M.Com., M.I.B., CA., I.C.W.A., etc of different Indian Universities.

The matter has been divided into twenty three chapters dealing with Accounting Principles and Concepts, Double Entry System of Accounting, Accounting Books and Records, Preparation of Final Accounts, Depreciation, Financial Statement Analysis and Interpretations, Fund Flow Analysis, Cash Flow Statements, Ratio Analysis, Costing Methods, Techniques and Classification of Cost, Cost Sheet Analysis, Material Cost Control, Overheads Analysis, Absorption of Overhead, Job, Batch and Process Costing, Joint Product and By-Products, Contract Costing, Marginal Costing and Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Budgeting and Budgetary Control, Standard Costing and Variance Analysis, Uniform Costing, Activity Based Costing, Reconciliation of Cost and Financial Accounts, Cost Audit and Reporting to Management.

The book also contains large number of solved and unsolved practical problems to make the subject simple and understandable. The book is designed and presented in a statement and simple language as per the requirements and expectations by the students community.

Periasamy, P., "Textbook of Financial Cost and Management Accounting" 
English | 2010 | ISBN: 8183181724, 9789350245019 | 680 pages | PDF | 22,5 MB

Port Mortuary - Patricia

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The Myth of Theory by William Righter

The Myth of Theory by William Righter

What is critical theory, and can it claim to exist as a free-standing entity independent of the object of enquiry? Is the much discussed gulf between Anglo-Saxon empiricism and Continental poststructuralism more apparent than real? In The Myth of Theory Righter explores the nature of thinking about literature, and the assumed polarities between the abstract reasonings of philosophy and the concrete exploratory maneuvers of critical practice.

He goes on to examine the role of theory in critical observation, through extended case studies of the work of critics including Barthes, Bloom, Poulet, Eliot, Empson, Kristeva and Derrida.

The Myth of Theory by William Righter
English | ISBN: 0521445442 | 1994 | PDF | 236 pages | 6,4 MB

Explosive Eighteen - Janet Evanovich

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The Top 101 Expert That Help Improve Our Lives | Pdf

Self Improvement Ebook

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Handbook of Self-Help Therapies

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A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin

Synopsis: The fifth volume in the greatest epic work of the modern age, this recording is unabridged and split into two parts. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies. Now that her whereabouts are known many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons. Among them the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King's Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of his nephew, King Joffrey. But not before killing his hated father, Lord Tywin. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's ******* son

Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall, where the wildling armies are massing for an assault.

On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all....

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin

  2011 | Genre: Fantasy | English 

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The Power of Full Engagement | Pdf

James E. Loehr, Tony Schwartz, "The Power of Full Engagement"

We live in digital time. Our pace is rushed, rapid-fire, and relentless. Facing crushing workloads, we try to cram as much as possible into every day. We're wired up, but we're melting down. Time management is no longer a viable solution. As bestselling authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz demonstrate in this groundbreaking book, managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance.

The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live your life. The Power of Full Engagement is a highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy more skillfully both on and off the job.

At the heart of the program is the Corporate Athlete® Training System. It is grounded in twenty-five years of work with some of the world's greatest athletes to help them perform more effectively under brutal competitive pressures. Clients have included Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in tennis; Mark O'Meara and Ernie Els in golf; Eric Lindros and Mike Richter in hockey; Nick Anderson and Grant Hill in basketball; and gold medalist Dan Jansen in speed skating.

During the past decade, dozens of Fortune 500 companies have paid thousands of dollars to learn the Corporate Athlete training system. So have FBI swat teams, critical care physicians and nurses, salesmen, and stay-at-home moms. The Power of Full Engagement lays out the key training principles and provides a powerful, step-by-step program that will help you to:

• Mobilize four key sources of energy
• Balance energy expenditure with intermittent energy renewal
• Expand capacity in the same systematic way that elite athletes do
• Create highly specific, positive energy management rituals

Above all, this book provides a life-changing road map to becoming more fully engaged on and off the job, meaning physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned.

James E. Loehr, Tony Schwartz, "The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal" 
2003 | ISBN: 0743226747, 0743226755 | 256 pages | PDF | 3 MB

The Litigators - By John Grisham

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“Grisham is an absolute master.”—The Washington Post

After leaving a fast-track legal career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg, a self-described “boutique law firm” that is anything but. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are in fact just two ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. But now the firm is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich—without requiring them to actually practice much law. A class action suit has been brought against Varrick Labs, a pharmaceutical giant with annual sales of $25 billion, alleging that Krayoxx, its most popular drug, causes heart attacks. Wally smells money. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of Krayoxx users to join the suit. It almost seems too good to be true . . . and it is.

“John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Where Grisham leads, millions of readers follow.”—New York Daily News

“A mighty narrative talent.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Includes an excerpt of John Grisham’s Calico Joe and a special preview of his upcoming novel The Racketeer

The Litigators: A Novel
John Grisham | Bantam | English | EPUB

Outboard Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

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The first edition of Outboard Engines set the standard for a clear, easy-to-follow primer on engine basics, troubleshooting, care, and repair. This new edition, significantly expanded, brings the subject up to date, with full coverage of the new four-stroke engines, conventional electronic and direct fuel-injection systems, oil-mix systems in the new clean two-strokes, and more. You'll save time and money doing your own engine repairs and maintenance.

Edwin Sherman, "Outboard Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair" 
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0071544623 | PDF | pages: 161 | 7,9 mb

Cross Fire - James Patterson

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John Grisham - The Confession

John Grisham - The Confession

An innocent man is about to be executed. 

Only a guilty man can save him. 

For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn’t understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn’t care. He just can’t believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mistake will not be corrected: the authorities believe in their case and are determined to get a conviction. He may even watch the trial of the person wrongly accused of his crime. He is relieved when the verdict is guilty. He laughs when the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. He is content to allow an innocent person to go to prison, to serve hard time, even to be executed.

Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess.

But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

The Washington Post - Maureen Corrigan 
The Confession is the kind of grab-a-reader-by-the-shoulders suspense story that demands to be inhaled as quickly as possible. But it's also a superb work of social criticism in the literary troublemaker tradition of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle…For more than a decade, in his novels…and on editorial pages, Grisham has ruminated over the efficacy and morality of the death penalty. The Confession bangs the gavel and issues a clear verdict. As an advocacy thriller, it will rile some readers, shake up conventional pieties and, no doubt, change some minds. Whatever your politics, don't read this book if you just want to kick back in your recliner and relax.

John Grisham - The Confession
Pub. Date: October 2010 
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 
ISBN-13: 9780385528047 
ISBN: 0385528043 
File Type: Epub

I Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words | epub, mobi

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Drawn from more than three decades of media coverage—print, electronic, and online—this tribute serves up the best, most thought-provoking insights ever spoken by Steve Jobs: more than 200 quotations that are essential reading for everyone who seeks innovative solutions and inspirations applicable to their business, regardless of size.

Jobs, who passed away on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56, co-founded Apple in 1976. He stepped down from that role in August 2011, bringing an end to one of the greatest, most transformative business careers in history. Over the years, Jobs gave countless interviews to the media, explaining what he called “the vision thing”—his unmatched ability to envision, and successfully bring to the marketplace, consumer products that people find simply irresistible.

Jobs made an indelible mark in multiple industries, and played an enormous role in creating others. Consider how Jobs and Apple shaped the following fields: personal computers (laptop and desktop), apps (for multiple electronic devices), computer animation (Pixar), music (iTunes), telecommunications (iPhone), personal digital devices (iPod), books (iBook), and, most recently, tablets (iPad). Jobs was the greatest business visionary of our era.

I, Steve is the perfect gift or reference item for everyone interested in this great American original.

George Beahm, "I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words" 
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1932841660 | 160 pages | epub, mobi | 2 MB

Security for Wireless Implantable Medical Devices

Security for Wireless Implantable Medical Devices By Xiali Hei, Xiaojiang Du

In the treatment of chronic diseases, wireless Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs) are commonly used to communicate with an outside programmer (reader). Such communication raises serious security concerns, such as the ability for hackers to gain access to a patient’s medical records. This brief provides an overview of such attacks and the new security challenges, defenses, design issues, modeling and performance evaluation in wireless IMDs. While studying the vulnerabilities of IMDs and corresponding security defenses, the reader will also learn the methodologies and tools for designing security schemes, modeling, security analysis, and performance evaluation, thus keeping pace with quickly-evolving wireless security research

Security for Wireless Implantable Medical Devices By Xiali Hei, Xiaojiang Du
2013 | 56 Pages | ISBN: 1461471524 | PDF | 2 MB

Dead Or Alive - Tom Clancy

Dead Or Alive - Tom Clancy

Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the "Campus" - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn't know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.

The Campus has now turned their sights on the Emir, the number-one terrorist threat to Western civilization. A reclusive figure and mastermind of vicious terrorist acts, the Emir has eluded capture by the world's law-enforcement agencies. But now - with the help of ex-CIA agent John Clark and protégé Marine Colonel Ding Chavez - the Campus is in on the hunt. The mission: to bring the Emir in - dead or alive.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy Full Book - E L James

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Nominated for Best Romance in the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards

When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - but on his own terms. Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success - his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family - Grey is man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires.

Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever

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BOOK 1: Fifty Shades of Grey
BOOK 2: Fifty Shades Darker
BOOK 3: Fifty Shades Freed
Author: E L James

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Advanced Practical Cookery: A Textbook for Education and Industry

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Advanced Practical Cookery, 4th edition, has been fully revised and updated to match the latest specifications at levels 3 and Foundation degrees . Now in paperback and with specially commissioned full colour photographs throughout, this essential resource for the highest training levels includes over 600 international recipes, all specifically tailored for the skilled craft student and chef.

Examining new advanced units introduced by City & Guilds in detail, this new edition is also written and designed with the student reader in mind, and now includes nutrition and healthy eating advice, tips and essential kitchen advice. The contributions of executive chef and new co-author John Campbell also bring a unique industry focus to the content, ensuring the text is targeted specifically at the needs of trainee chefs and professionals alike.

Contemporary, accessible and above all practical, Advanced Practical Cookery, 4th edition, is the ideal ingredient for advanced food preparation and cooking techniques.

Advanced Practical Cookery: A Textbook for Education and Industry By John Campbell, David Foskett, Victor Ceserani
2006 | 464 Pages | ISBN: 0340912359 | PDF | 10 MB