Today's high-flying, high-rolling conglomarateurs and corporate raiders are a tame lot compared to their immediate predecessors. The most notorious of these is Robert Vesco, the Kingfish himself, who in 1973 fled the United States accused of looting $250 million from Investors Overseas Services. Now, in this riveting account, noted author Arthur Herzog tells the astounding story of this high school dropout from Detroit, who parlayed cunning, ambition, a brilliant mind, and above all, other people's gullibility and money into a vast financial empire.
"Robert Vesco: fugitive from the FBI, CIA, DEA, SEC"
Marie Jenson is your typical carefree university student until her sheltered existence comes to a screeching halt when terrorism strikes close to home. She clings to the people she loves including her handsome boyfriend Paul in the hope of finding answers. She is left with a choice. Will she succumb to fear or find a way to overcome?
From the Jataka Tales of Buddhism, the stories of the Jewish Sages to the parables of Jesus Christ, hear the stories that have been passed down from generation to generation in each of the major World Religions. Enter into a new world and walk in the footsteps of other young people of different faiths all over the world. Walk in their shoes and take a journey into understanding.
Coby Collins is a typical third grader. He goes to school, has friends, and hates peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that have been left in plastic all morning. Oh, and his teacher's evil and trying to destroy him! Listen and hear about Coby and his adventures with his best friend Antoine. Together, they try to get to the bottom of everything that's happening with a girl named Suzy Trudell and the teachers at Marley Elementary School.
"Good for intended audience"
Nick Prince just wants to go drown his sorrows at the Safari Club and pine for Beth, his lost college love. But before he can do that, his job with the U.S. Census Bureau requires him to face down reluctant respondents in the remote forests of Oregon, who repel him with everything from pit bulls to shotguns. When a chance encounter in the tiny town of Elwood lands him in the midst of a loopy polygamist clan, it sets off a wild, wacky race to save himself, his job, and his bleeding heart. You won't know whether to laugh or cry as Nick struggles to sort out the multiple warrants and women that stand between him and his sanity.
[Contains explicit content] McSweeney's Internet Tendency showcases the very best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency. With your host, Caitlin Gill. An Open Letter to the Gentleman Blow-Drying His Balls in the Gym Locker Room. Written by Ross Beeley. Performed by Brian Allard.
Coby returns to school for fourth grade determined to stay out of trouble and away from Fleshbots. However, the Fleshbots have different plans! When Coby and his best friend Antoine end up back in the underground tunnels of Marley Elementary they discover a hex bolt that will change their lives forever. They soon find that the Fleshbot problem in Marley is far worse than they ever imagined! This story is a fast paced follow up that will have the reader dying to find out what happens next!
"Fair second book"