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Confidence Game
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The collapse of America´s credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street´s Bluff is the story of Bill Ackman´s six-year campaign to warn that the $2.5 trillion bond insurance business was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Branded a fraud by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and investigated by Eliot Spitzer and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ackman later made his investors more than $1 billion when bond insurers kicked off the collapse of the credit markets. * Unravels the story of the credit crisis through an engaging and human drama * Draws on unprecedented access to one of Wall Street´s best-known investors * Shows how excessive leverage, dangerous financial models and a blind reliance on triple-A credit ratings sent Wall Street careening toward disaster Confidence Game is a real-world ´´Emperor´s New Clothes,´´ a tale of widespread delusion and one dissenting voice in the era leading up to the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression. Christine Richard is a reporter with Bloomberg News whose work has been recognized by The New York Press Club and The Newswomen´s Club of New York.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Did You Miss Me?
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When her past comes back to haunt her, a Baltimore prosecutor must turn to an FBI agent in order to save her kidnapped son in this heart-stopping novel from New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose. Baltimore prosecutor Daphne Montgomery pulled herself out of a damaged past to build a solid life for herself and her son. But after she helps to convict a killer, her confidence is shattered once again by the news that her son has been kidnapped. Daphne believes it´s connected to the recent high-profile trial, and at first FBI special agent Joseph Carter agrees. But together they find the reality to be even more troubling, and it runs deeper than Daphne fears. With her son´s life in jeopardy, she must unlock a dreadful secret about her past-and confront a truth that will change everything for those closest to her. And, if she survives, threaten the lives of everyone she loves.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media ...
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Truth qualities of journalism are under intense scrutiny in today´s world. Journalistic scandals have eroded public confidence in mainstream media while pioneering news media compete to satisfy the public´s appetite for news. Still worse is the specter of ´´fake news´´ that looms over media and political systems that underpin everything from social stability to global governance. This volume aims to illuminate the contentious media landscape to help journalism students, scholars, and professionals understand contemporary conditions and arm them to deal with a spectrum of new developments ranging from technology and politics to best practices. Fake news is among the greatest of these concerns, and can encompass everything from sarcastic or ironic humor to bot-generated, made-up stories. It can also include the pernicious transmission of selected, biased facts, the use of incomplete or misleadingly selective framing of stories, and photographs that editorially convey certain characteristics. This edited volume contextualizes the current ´´fake news problem.´´ Yet it also offers a larger perspective on what seems to be uniquely modern, computer-driven problems. We must remember that we have lived with the problem of people having to identify, characterize, and communicate the truth about the world around them for millennia. Rather than identify a single culprit for disseminating misinformation, this volume examines how news is perceived and identified, how news is presented to the public, and how the public responds to news. It considers social media´s effect on the craft of journalism, as well as the growing role of algorithms, big data, and automatic content-production regimes. As an edited collection, this volume gathers leading scholars in the fields of journalism and communication studies, philosophy, and the social sciences to address critical questions of how we should understand journalism´s changing landscape as it relates to fundamental questions about the role of truth and information in society.

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Stand: 08.07.2019
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Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media ...
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Truth qualities of journalism are under intense scrutiny in today´s world. Journalistic scandals have eroded public confidence in mainstream media while pioneering news media compete to satisfy the public´s appetite for news. Still worse is the specter of ´´fake news´´ that looms over media and political systems that underpin everything from social stability to global governance. This volume aims to illuminate the contentious media landscape to help journalism students, scholars, and professionals understand contemporary conditions and arm them to deal with a spectrum of new developments ranging from technology and politics to best practices. Fake news is among the greatest of these concerns, and can encompass everything from sarcastic or ironic humor to bot-generated, made-up stories. It can also include the pernicious transmission of selected, biased facts, the use of incomplete or misleadingly selective framing of stories, and photographs that editorially convey certain characteristics. This edited volume contextualizes the current ´´fake news problem.´´ Yet it also offers a larger perspective on what seems to be uniquely modern, computer-driven problems. We must remember that we have lived with the problem of people having to identify, characterize, and communicate the truth about the world around them for millennia. Rather than identify a single culprit for disseminating misinformation, this volume examines how news is perceived and identified, how news is presented to the public, and how the public responds to news. It considers social media´s effect on the craft of journalism, as well as the growing role of algorithms, big data, and automatic content-production regimes. As an edited collection, this volume gathers leading scholars in the fields of journalism and communication studies, philosophy, and the social sciences to address critical questions of how we should understand journalism´s changing landscape as it relates to fundamental questions about the role of truth and information in society.

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Stand: 08.07.2019
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The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constit...
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Can the president launch a nuclear attack without congressional approval? Is it ever a crime to criticize the president? Can states legally resist a president´s executive order? In today´s fraught political climate, it often seems as if we must become constitutional law scholars just to understand the news from Washington, let alone make a responsible decision at the polls. The Oath and the Office is the book we need, right now and into the future, whether we are voting for or running to become president of the United States. Constitutional law scholar and political science professor Corey Brettschneider guides us through the Constitution and explains the powers-and limits-that it places on the presidency. From the document itself and from American history´s most famous court cases, we learn why certain powers were granted to the presidency, how the Bill of Rights limits those powers, and what ´´we the people´´ can do to influence the nation´s highest public office-including, if need be, removing the person in it. In these brief yet deeply researched chapters, we meet founding fathers such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, as well as key figures from historic cases such as Brown v. Board of Education and Korematsu v. United States. Brettschneider breathes new life into the articles and amendments that we once read about in high school civics class, but that have real impact on our lives today. The Oath and the Office offers a compact, comprehensive tour of the Constitution, and empowers all readers, voters, and future presidents with the knowledge and confidence to read and understand one of our nation´s most important founding documents.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Sonic Seducer 10-2018
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Die Titelstory der Sonic Seducer Oktober-Ausgabe ist The Beauty Of Gemina gewidmet, die ihr neues Album ´´Flying With The Owl´´ vorstellen. Außerdem befindet sich auf unserer kostenlosen CD-Beilage ein exklusiver Remix des Songs ´´Again´´ von The Beauty Of Gemina. Peter Heppner ist gleich mit zwei Neuveröffentlichungen zurück, zu denen Ihr alles in unserer drei-seitigen Story lesen könnt. Joachim Witts Statement zum gemeinsamen Song ´´Was bleibt?´´, 20 Jahre nach ihrem großen Hit ´´Die Flut´´, könnt Ihr ebenfalls in dieser Ausgabe lesen. Auf der Cold Hands Compilation Vol. 202 ist Drangsals Remix zum neuen Heppner-Song ´´...und ich tanz´´ enthalten. Grund zum Feiern haben auch Eisbrecher - sie zelebrieren ihr 15-jähriges Bandbestehen. Mit ihrem neuen Album ´´Ewiges Eis´´ blicken sie zurück. Unzählige Fotos und Impressionen gibt es im 20-seitigen Special zum M´era Luna Festival 2018 zu sehen. Wir waren auch in diesem Jahr für Euch vor Ort und haben hautnahe Live-Berichte mitgebracht. Die Band Hell Boulevard, die ihr Album ´´In Black We Trust´´ veröffentlichen, ist ein weiterer Höhepunkt. Sie haben sich durch und durch dem Goth¿n¿Roll verschrieben und ihr neuer Release ist unser Highlight des Monats. Ernest ist eine außergewöhnliche Band aus Frankreich, deren Werdegang und Pläne für den Rest des Jahres ihr hier nachlesen könnt. Unsere brandneue Rubrik ´´Ultimate Playlist´´ weihen wir mit Lord Of The Lost ein. Mehr Interviews und Stories rund um die neuen Veröffentlichungen von In Strict Confidence, Funker Vogt, Die Kammer, Faelder, Skinny Puppy/cEvin Key, Dead Can Dance, Interpol, Goethes Erben, Behemoth, Markus Heitz u.v.m. könnt Ihr ebenfalls lesen! Artists: Ally The Fiddle, The Beauty Of Gemina, Behemoth, Dark Millennium, Dark Sarah, The Dark Tenor, Dead Can Dance, Echo & The Bunnymen, Eisbrecher, Eisregen, Empirion, Ernest, Farmer Boys, Funker Vogt, Lisa Gerrard, Goethes Erben, Hell Boulevar, Peter Heppner, Hidden Souls, The Holy, In Strict Confidence, Interpol, Die Kammer, The KVB, Leah, MaYaN, Metric, Northward, Nosound, October Burns Black, On My Isle, Poets Of The Fall, Porn, Skinny Puppy/cEvin Key, SoftKill, Suede, Soulfly, Whispering Sons, Zardonic Basics: 5 Records: Solar Fake, Hatebox: Beyond The Black, News, Sekt oder Selters: And Then She Came, Ultimative Playliste: Lord Of The Lost, Verlosung Media: Album & Tipp des Monats, Books, DVD Movie, Film Highlights, Games, Kino-Special: Kin, Kino-Special: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Buch-Special: Markus Heitz, Now Playing, CD-Reviews, Soundcheck, Tooltime Visit: Couch, Events, Festival Nachlese: M¿era Luna, Stage: a-Ha, Stage: Feuertal Festival, Stage: Front Line Assembly & Die Krupps, Stage: Hammaburg Fest, Stage: NCN Festival, Tourpräsentationen, Tourdaten Cold Hands Seduction Vol. 202: Tracklist: 01. The Beauty Of Gemina ´´Again´´ (Darknight Mix feat. Peter Lenzin) (exklusiv) 02. Empirion ´´Drug Music´´ 03. On My Isle ´´Kiss Me Tonight´´ 04. Peter Heppner ´´...und ich tanz`´´ (Drangsal¿s Schwarzvolk Crossover Mix) 05. Totem Obscura feat. Hubert Kah ´´Helden´´ (Acylum Mix) 06. AnnA Lux ´´7 Fragen´´ 07. Hidden Souls ´´Deep Emotions´´ 08. October Burns Black ´´Arrowhead´´ 09. Lost On Me ´´The Greatest Maze´´ 10. Soulimage ´´Blind´´ (End Of Green Darkmix) 11. AD:keY ´´Never Enough´´ (Extended Peace Mix) 12. Zardonic feat. Celldweller ´´Before The Dawn´´ (Radio Edit) 13. Halo In Reverse ´´Five To Wrist´´ 14. Synapscape ´´No Fright´´ 15. Iszoloscope ´´Spirit Intrusion´´ 16. Distortion Six ´´Drap´´

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother, Harriet. Yet upon the train´s arrival in the English village of Bishop´s Lacey, Flavia is approached by a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later, he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowd. Who was this man, what did his words mean, and why were they intended for Flavia? Back home at Buckshaw, the de Luces´ crumbling estate, Flavia puts her sleuthing skills to the test. Following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de Luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself. Surrounded by family, friends, and a famous pathologist from the Home Office-and making spectacular use of Harriet´s beloved Gipsy Moth plane, Blithe Spirit-Flavia will do anything, even take to the skies, to land a killer. Praise for The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches ´´Excellent . . . Flavia retains her droll wit. . . . The solution to a murder is typically neat, and the conclusion sets up future books nicely.´´-Publishers Weekly (starred review) ´´It´s hard to resist either the genre´s pre-eminent preteen sleuth or the hushed revelations about her family.´´-Kirkus Reviews ´´Bradley´s latest Flavia de Luce novel reaches a new level of perfection as it shows the emotional turmoil and growth of a girl who has always been older than her years and yet is still a child. The mystery is complex and very personal this time, reaching into the past Flavia never knew about. . . . These are astounding, magical books not to be missed.´´-RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) ´´Flavia . . . is as fetching as ever; her chatty musings and her combination of childish vulnerability and seemingly boundless self-confidence haven´t changed a bit.´´-Booklist Acclaim for Alan Bradley´s beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers´ Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award ´´If ever there were a sleuth who´s bold, brilliant, and, yes, adorable, it´s Flavia de Luce.´´-USA Today ´´Irresistibly appealing.´´-The New York Times Book Review, on A Red Herring Without Mustard ´´Original, charming, devilishly creative.´´-Bookreporter, on I Am Half-Sick of Shadows ´´Delightful and entertaining.´´-San Jose Mercury News, on Speaking from Among the Bones

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Stand: 15.07.2019
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The Best Punctuation Book, Period: A Comprehens...
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This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style. Punctuate with Confidence-No Matter the Style Confused about punctuation? There´s a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation-situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles-so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles. This handbook also features rulings from an expert ´´Punctuation Panel´´ so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you´ll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash-and with aplomb.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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