In this dramatic portrait of legendary and, until now, secretive financier Carl Icahn, best-selling business writer Mark Stevens takes us behind the scenes of some of the biggest deals in U.S. corporate history. A fascinating tale with a cast of characters that includes Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, T. Boone Pickens, Dennis Levine, and most of the other key players of the '70s and '80s takeover era, King Icahn is the first biography of the business buccaneer who changed the course of corporate America.
"All hail the King!"
Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, O. Henry Award and Edgar Awards, the 19 writers in this 2005 edition are not just considered some of the best Southern writers, but among the best American writers period. With works by such writers as Dennis Lehane, Moira Crone, Robert Olen Butler, Cary Holladay, Tom Franklin, and Rebecca Soppe, this collection provides an electrifying current of deep, dark subjects set in the brutal, but charming south.
Both a revelation and a guide, Rich Is a Religion offers you a dramatically different view of how wealth is created and preserved by that enviable breed of people - famous and obscure - who truly have it. These individuals have a different way of seeing the world, in which their philosophy, principles, and belief system allows them to leverage opportunities that many others tend to miss. Stevens illuminates this previously untold approach and reveals why it works.
"Waste of time & money"
Laced with anecdotes based on the experiences of the author and the many others he has known, loved, mentored, coached, and partnered with, God Is A Salesman shows us how to translate powerful lessons from God into tools to help us achieve extraordinary success through better relationships and new dimensions in life.
"Stop the wedding!" No bride wants to hear those words, least of all Susannah "Legs" Carter, one of the Bod Squad's best agents. But when her colleague Jackson bursts in with news that her presumed-dead father may still be alive - and possibly a double agent - the vows are on hold, and the Bod Squad hits the road.
"Just so much fun!"
Do you want to join the ranks of the top salespeople in your industry? Well, the rules have changed! No more diplomatic, play it by the old rules salesmanship. It's not enough to simply seek a saleï¿¿ï¿¿ï¿¿you must mount an overwhelming offense and move in for The Kill.
"The Sure Way to Sell!"
Who would fall for an assassin...except another assassin? After a security breach is written in the sky - literally - the Bod Squad jumps back into action. An important member of the team has been assassinated by the mob, and the squad's public enemy number one, Baba Samka, is getting too close. Could his deadly work be an inside job? Only trained assassins Tyka and Mahmoud have the very particular set of skills the Bod Squad needs to solve this case.
"Suspense with a Romantic Twist"
The galaxy is in the grip of a terrible war. Kalendorf and his alliance forces are fighting alongside Daleks from another dimension. Their common cause? The defeat of the Dalek Supreme's mighty army. But where is the evil Emperor of the Daleks? And can it be that the legendary Angel of Mercy, Susan Mendes, has already been exterminated? With civilisation on the brink of destruction, it may now be impossible to tell friend from foe.
Kalendorf's victorious fleet has entered Earth's solar system. But what has happened to Jupiter? Meanwhile, Alby and Suz are being held captive by enemy Dalek forces. But with the emperor's consciousness inhabiting Suz's mind, can Alby ever again trust the woman he loves? And could it be that Kalendorf and The Mentor have stumbled into a Dalek trap? Time may be running out for the human alliance with the Daleks from another universe....
It is 1957 and, as the series opens, all crime has stopped along the South Coast. But Mrs Groynes - the cockney charlady who is actually a criminal mastermind - is desperate to get back in business, and a performance at the Hippodrome gives her an idea. A day out in a vintage car turns out to be highly eventful, and Brunswick is kept busy organising a police open day featuring a range of criminal exhibits and going undercover as a careers master in a girls' school.