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World Where News Travelled Slowly
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Lavinia Greenlaw´s first collection, Night Photograph , made an immediately favourable impact. Her second collection, A World Where News Travelled Slowly explores more local and personal matters. Its central theme is the unpredictable act of communication, from the mechanical to the miraculous. There are also poems that are concerned with attempts at preservation - plundered relics, the stately home, an iron lung. This volume serves to confirm the gifts Lavinia Greenlaw showed in her first book.

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The Big Cat Nap
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ´´As feline collaborators go, you couldn´t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown.´´-The New York Times Book Review It´s mid-May and murder is once again in full bloom in Crozet, Virginia-or so it seems to Mary Minor ´´Harry´´ Haristeen. The trouble begins when Harry´s dear friend Miranda Hogendobber takes her on a leisurely drive that ends in a narrow drainage ditch. The chaos continues when the Very Reverend Herbert Jones´s Chevy pickup also abruptly goes kaput. But these vehicular mishaps are nothing compared to the much more distressing state of a mechanic discovered by Harry in a local repair shop: His head´s been bashed in. Despite numerous warnings from her much-loved coterie of friends, human and otherwise, Harry quickly surmises that the time has come to pop the hood and conduct her own investigation. Her animal companions see disaster fast approaching but can do little except try their best to protect their foolishly intrepid human. Harry´s race to the truth leads straight to powerful forces determined to avoid scrutiny at any cost-even if it means running Harry Haristeen off the road for good. Includes a preview of Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown´s next Mrs. Murphy mystery, The Litter of the Law ´´Harry and her pals are on the case. . . . [Brown] fills the series with rich central Virginia color, and readers will greet the recurring characters with fondness.´´-Richmond Times-Dispatch ´´[A] delightful book.´´-Huntington News

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Digital Strategies for Powerful Corporate Commu...
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The explosion of blogs, social networkingsites, wikis, video sharing sites, and otherpowerful digital communications platformsmay be the biggest game-changer to impactbusiness since mechanized manufacturing. In today´s Web 2.0 world, company stakeholders--including employees, customers,and investors--are empowered in waysunimaginable just a few years ago, andtraditional corporate hierarchies areyesterday´s news. Rather than attempt to turn back the clockand reassert strict, top-down control overstakeholder relationships, the smartestcompanies worldwide are responding withbold new digital communications strategiesbased on transparency, authenticity, andinclusion, instead of secrecy, artificiality,and exclusion. International corporate communicationsguru Paul A. Argenti provides a lively, up-to-the-minute review of the Web 2.0 landscapeand analyzes the increasingly central rolecorporate communications plays in virtuallyevery organizational function. Argenti andcoauthor Courtney Barnes advise corporateleaders on how to deploy proven strategiesfor using new and emerging digitalplatforms to * Manage brand identity andcompany reputation * Build a culture of engagementand transparency * Turn stakeholders into´´company evangelists´´ * Manage internal communications acrosstime zones and language barriers * Recruit and retain the best talent * Develop compelling messages based oncustomer and investor needs and desires Argenti and Barnes provide case studiesillustrating digital communications bestpractices at HP, Southwest Airlines, Sony,Dell, IBM, Starbucks, HBO, FedEx, GE, andother major players. This groundbreaking book will teach youhow to gain real, manageable control overyour organization´s communications intoday´s virtual world.

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Step by Step, 1939 (eBook, ePUB)
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The second volume in this enthralling collection of the British prime minister’s journalistic work, tracing Hitler’s rise to power and the threat of Nazism. Legendary politician and military strategist Winston S. Churchill was a master not only of the battlefield, but of the page and the podium. Over the course of forty books and countless speeches, broadcasts, news items and more, he addressed a country at war and at peace, thrilling with victory but uneasy with its shifting role on the global stage. In 1953, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for “his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.” During his lifetime, he enthralled readers and brought crowds roaring to their feet; in the years since his death, his skilled writing has inspired generations of eager history buffs. This thrilling collection brings together Churchill’s reporting for the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard from 1936 to 1939—tracing Hitler’s rise to power, the Nazi invasion of the Rhineland, and the looming specter of war. In the first few years of Nazi ascendance, many European intellectuals and leaders advocated negotiating with Hitler, reluctant to take steps towards outright war. Churchill is one of the few who understood the scope of the Nazi threat and advocated armament against Germany early on, a position that contributed to Britain’s early entry into World War II. This collection is a must-read for anyone interested in this pivotal moment in world history, as told by one of its central figures.

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Biased
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´´Groundbreaking.´´--Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy From one of the world´s leading experts on unconscious racial bias, a personal examination of one of the central controversies and culturally powerful issues of our time, and its influence on contemporary race relations and criminal justice. You don´t have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and even when we genuinely wish to treat all people equally, ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has an impact on education, employment, housing, and criminal justice. In Biased, with a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Jennifer Eberhardt offers us insights into the dilemma and a path forward. Eberhardt works extensively as a consultant to law enforcement and as a psychologist at the forefront of this new field. Her research takes place in courtrooms and boardrooms, in prisons, on the street, and in classrooms and coffee shops. She shows us the subtle--and sometimes dramatic--daily repercussions of implicit bias in how teachers grade students, or managers deal with customers. It has an enormous impact on the conduct of criminal justice, from the rapid decisions police officers have to make to sentencing practices in court. Eberhardt´s work and her book are both influenced by her own life, and the personal stories she shares emphasize the need for change. She has helped companies that include Airbnb and Nextdoor address bias in their business practices and has led anti-bias initiatives for police departments across the country. Here, she offers practical suggestions for reform and new practices that are useful for organizations as well as individuals. Unblinking about the tragic consequences of prejudice, Eberhardt addresses how racial bias is not the fault of nor restricted to a few ´´bad apples´´ but is present at all levels of society in media, education, and business. The good news is that we are not hopelessly doomed by our innate prejudices. In Biased, Eberhardt reminds us that racial bias is a human problem--one all people can play a role in solving.

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Dark Alliance
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. Dark Alliance is a book that should be fiction, whose characters seem to come straight out of central casting: the international drug lord, Norwin Meneses; the Contra cocaine broker with an MBA in marketing, Danilo Blandon; and the illiterate teenager from the inner city who rises to become the king of crack, ´´Freeway´´ Ricky Ross. But unfortunately, these characters are real and their stories are true. In August 1996, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News reporting the results of his year-long investigation into the roots of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, specifically in Los Angeles. The series, titled ´´Dark Alliance,´´ revealed that for the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to Los Angeles street gangs and funneled millions in drug profits to the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras. Now Gary Webb has pushed his investigation even further in his book, Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. Drawing from recently declassified documents, undercover DEA audio and videotapes that have never been publicly released, federal court testimony, and interviews, Webb demonstrates how the American government knowingly allowed massive amounts of drugs and money to change hands at the tragic expense of ordinary people.

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Reader in Tragedy (eBook, PDF)
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This unique anthology presents the important historical essays on tragedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically. Across its span, it traces the development of theories and philosophies of tragedy, enabling readers to consider the ways in which different varieties of environmentalist, feminist, leftist and postcolonial thought have transformed the status of tragedy, and the idea of the tragic, for recent generations of artists, critics and thinkers. Students of literature and theatre will find this collection an invaluable and accessible guide to writing from Plato and Aristotle through to Freud, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and 21st century theorists. Ideas of tragedy and the tragic have been central to the understanding of culture for the past two millennia. Writers and thinkers from Plato through to Martha Nussbaum have analyzed the genre of tragedy to probe the most fundamental of questions about ethics, pleasure and responsibility in the world. Does tragedy demand that we enjoy witnessing the pain of others? Does it suggest that suffering is inevitable? Is human sexuality tragic? Is tragedy even possible in a world of rolling news on a digitally connected planet, where atrocity and trauma from around the globe are matters of daily information? In order to illustrate the different ways that writers have approached the answers to such questions, this Reader collects together a comprehensive selection of canonical writings on tragedy from antiquity to the present day arranged in six sections, each featuring an introduction providing concise and informed historical and theoretical frameworks for the texts.

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Reader in Tragedy (eBook, ePUB)
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This unique anthology presents the important historical essays on tragedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically. Across its span, it traces the development of theories and philosophies of tragedy, enabling readers to consider the ways in which different varieties of environmentalist, feminist, leftist and postcolonial thought have transformed the status of tragedy, and the idea of the tragic, for recent generations of artists, critics and thinkers. Students of literature and theatre will find this collection an invaluable and accessible guide to writing from Plato and Aristotle through to Freud, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and 21st century theorists. Ideas of tragedy and the tragic have been central to the understanding of culture for the past two millennia. Writers and thinkers from Plato through to Martha Nussbaum have analyzed the genre of tragedy to probe the most fundamental of questions about ethics, pleasure and responsibility in the world. Does tragedy demand that we enjoy witnessing the pain of others? Does it suggest that suffering is inevitable? Is human sexuality tragic? Is tragedy even possible in a world of rolling news on a digitally connected planet, where atrocity and trauma from around the globe are matters of daily information? In order to illustrate the different ways that writers have approached the answers to such questions, this Reader collects together a comprehensive selection of canonical writings on tragedy from antiquity to the present day arranged in six sections, each featuring an introduction providing concise and informed historical and theoretical frameworks for the texts.

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The Trial of Lizzie Borden
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The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology-the trial of Lizzie Borden-based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple´s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history. Reporters flocked to the scene. Well-known columnists took up conspicuous seats in the courtroom. The defendant was relentlessly scrutinized for signs of guilt or innocence. Everyone-rich and poor, suffragists and social conservatives, legal scholars and laypeople-had an opinion about Lizzie Borden´s guilt or innocence. Was she a cold-blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted lady? Did she or didn´t she? The popular fascination with the Borden murders and its central enigmatic character has endured for more than one hundred years. Immortalized in rhyme, told and retold in every conceivable genre, the murders have secured a place in the American pantheon of mythic horror, but one typically wrenched from its historical moment. In contrast, Cara Robertson explores the stories Lizzie Borden´s culture wanted and expected to hear and how those stories influenced the debate inside and outside of the courtroom. Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, The Trial of Lizzie Borden offers a window onto America in the Gilded Age, showcasing its most deeply held convictions and its most troubling social anxieties.

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The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial M...
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For courses in Money and Banking or General Economics. An Analytical Framework for Understanding Financial Markets The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets brings a fresh perspective to today?s major questions surrounding financial policy. Influenced by his term as Governor of the Federal Reserve, Frederic Mishkin offers students a unique viewpoint and informed insight into the monetary policy process, the regulation and supervision of the financial system, and the internationalization of financial markets. Continuing to set the standard for money and banking courses, the Eleventh Edition provides a unifying, analytic framework for learning that fits a wide variety of syllabi. Core economic principles organize students´ thinking, while current real-world examples keep them engaged and motivated. MyEconLab ® is not included. Students, if MyEconLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyEconLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyEconLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Features + Benefits This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content, which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. Keep Students Focused and Motivated A unifying, analytic framework uses a few basic economic principles to organize students? thinking about the structure of financial markets, the foreign exchange markets, financial institution management, and the role of monetary policy in the economy. A careful, step-by-step development of models (an approach found in the best principles of economics textbooks) makes it easier for students to learn. An international perspective is completely integrated throughout the text. A thoroughly up-to-date treatment of the latest developments in monetary theory is included. A special feature called ?Following the Financial News? encourages reading of a financial newspaper An applications-oriented perspective with numerous applications and special-topic boxes increases students? interest by showing them how to apply theory to real-world exampleshe enhanced e-text. NEW! Real-time data analysis. Problems marked with the RTDA logo require that students download data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis FRED website, and then use the data to answer questions about current issues in macroeconomics. Offers a no-fuss solution for instructors who want to make the most recent data a central part of their macroeconomics course. Real-time data analysis exercises will not only help students to understand macroeconomics better, but will enable them to see the real world relevance of their study of macroeconomics. Up-to-Date Information NEW! Will Bitcoin will become the money of the future (Chapter 3) NEW! The effects of the Obama tax increase on bond interest rates (Chapter 6) REVISED! The evolution of the Fed?s communication strategy (Chapter 13) NEW! The movement along the MP curve when the Fed raised the federal funds target from 2004 to 2006 (Chapter 21) NEW! FYI box on what the word ?autonomous? means (Chapter 22) NEW! Nominal GDP targeting (Chapter 23) NEW! Reorganized Part 3, Financial Institutions. Updates include an FYI box on the tyranny of collateral (Chapter 8), more detail on securitization and the shadow banking system (Chapter 11), and the response of financial regulation to the global financial crisis (Chapter 12). NEW! The Euro Crisis. Includes information on the European sovereign debt crisis (Chapter 12), monetary unions (Chapter 18), and whether the Euro will survive (Chapter 18). NEW! Non-Conventional Monetary Policy and the Zero Lower Bound. Includes a new section on quantitative easing and the money supply, 2007-2014 (Chapter 14) and forward guidance and the commitment to future policy actions (Chapter 15). Chapter 23 has also been significantly revised to include monetary policy at the zero lower bound, unconventional monetary policy, and the effects of Abenomics on Japanese monetary policy in 2013. Flexibility and Modularity Core chapters provide the basic analysis used throughout the

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