Lifestyles Of The Rich And In Famous

Author: Tierney Fowler
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
ISBN: 9781939392664
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Lifestyles Of The Rich And In Famous. After connecting with Manhattan A-lister Tristan Halifax, Nyx Carrington finds herself in the spotlight, but her former brooding musician boyfriend's habit of dedicating chart-topping love songs to her begins to complicate matters.

Wicked Palm Beach

Author: Eliot Kleinberg
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781596297944
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Wicked Palm Beach. During the Prohibition era, the Royal Poinciana Hotel in Palm Beach featured a secret hallway that led to a clandestine speakeasy called Hypocrite's Row." About the same time, the infamous Ashley gang, a ragtag band of violent criminals, had South Florida gripped in fear. Indeed, few eras in few places were as exciting, outrageous and tragic as the period between World War I and the hammer fall of the Great Depression, when Florida partied, passed out and woke up with one heck of a hangover. From rumrunners to pirates, mobsters to moguls, Palm Beach County has hosted its fair share of questionable characters over the decades. Meet the faces and places that have shaped Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast with renowned local author Eliot Kleinberg, who draws on his "Post Time" column in the Palm Beach Post to offer this unique glimpse into the extraordinary history of Palm Beach."

The Big Rich

Author: Bryan Burrough
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143116827
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The Big Rich. Recounts how Texas oil transformed wealth and power in America through the stories of the state's four most influential oil families, tracing how they rose from modest backgrounds, shaped the government, and bankrolled the rise of modern conservatism.

Never Enough

Author: William Voegeli
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594035857
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Never Enough. Since the beginning of the New Deal, American liberals have insisted that the government must do more—much more—to help the poor, to increase economic security, to promote social justice and solidarity, to reduce inequality, and to mitigate the harshness of capitalism. Nonetheless, liberals have never answered, or even acknowledged, the corresponding question: What would be the size and nature of a welfare state that was not contemptibly austere, that did not urgently need new programs, bigger budgets, and a broader mandate? Even though the federal government’s outlays have doubled every eighteen years since 1940, liberal rhetoric is always addressed to a nation trapped in Groundhog Day, where every year is 1932, and none of the existing welfare state programs that spend tens of billions of dollars matter, or even exist. Never Enough explores the roots and consequences of liberals’ aphasia about the welfare state’s ultimate size. It assesses what liberalism’s lack of a limiting principle says about the long-running argument between liberals and conservatives, and about the policy choices confronting America in a new century. Never Enough argues that the failure to speak clearly and candidly about the welfare state’s limits has grave policy consequences. The worst result, however, is the way it has jeopardized the experiment in self-government by encouraging Americans to regard their government as a vehicle for exploiting their fellow-citizens, rather than as a compact for respecting one another’s rights and safeguarding the opportunities of future generations.

The Manhattan Transfer

Author: Howard Greenberg
Publisher: Llumina Press
ISBN: 9781605945729
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The Manhattan Transfer. "You've heard of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous? Well, this isn't it; it's more like Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous. . . .With deals, double-crosses, blackmail, the law, and millions of dollars being thrown into the mix, The Manhattan Transfer is a feast for the senses."-Polaris Reviews "First-time novelist Howard Greenberg makes an impressive debut with skillful writing and story organization. . . . a rock-solid start from a writer to watch.-The US Review of Books The Manhattan Transfer showcases retiring New York City hero cop Richard Weiss. After finding his best friend John suddenly dead, he forms a bond with John's business partner Janice Eastman. Her goal is to complete research on government land in Manhattan slated for sale and transfer to private investors. While Eastman and Weiss are attempting to complete John's work, they unwittingly become major targets for elimination by underworld sources. They inadvertently become obstacles to powerful crime families: the Sardona organization based in the Little Italy neighborhood of lower Manhattan and the comparatively new, but equally ruthless and cunning, Dandakova crime family of the Little Odessa Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn. The research can jeopardize the plans of both families to build and own a casino in New York City. Along with the potential of damaging news from Eastman, mistrust and deceit permeates this unholy alliance of rivals. Backroom wheeling and dealing abound as each family strives for more wealth, power, and prestige among their peers. Blackmail and millions of dollars have already induced Michael K. Glazer, an up-and-coming politician, to lend his political savvy, knowledge, and connections needed for them to fulfill their goals. With his support, the crime bosses thought most of the difficult obstacles would be eliminated. Only one hurdle remained. The work being done by Janice Eastman, her company Find the Past, and her new friend Richard Weiss. With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and the future well-being of both families, only time and good fortune will determine the final outcome. Howard Greenberg, a retired New York City school teacher and administrator of more than thirty-five years, now resides in Lake Worth, Florida. He received his Bachelor's degree from Long Island University, Master's degree from Brooklyn College, and post-graduate degree from Richmond College. His entire immediate family was also involved in education as well as law enforcement. During his early adult years in New York, he worked with and for numerous politicians. This is his first novel.

My Infamous Life

Author: Albert "Prodigy" Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439103194
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My Infamous Life. "A memoir about a life almost lost and a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop's golden era ... a story of struggle, survival, and hope down the mean streets of New York City"--Dust flap jacket.

Africa S Future Darkness To Destiny

Author: Duncan Clarke
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847657990
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Africa S Future Darkness To Destiny. Many seek to "fix" Africa - economists, experts, politicians, gurus, cognoscenti and glitterati. But the continent conceals multiple secrets, including the Holy Grail: explanations of its saga over the previous centuries. Africa's Future tells the tale of Africa's economic evolution, revealing unique prisms for understanding the continent's panoramic story, one of triumph over the lasting influences of nature and multiple political tragedies. Modern Africa developed diverse economic pathways to betterment - yet survivalist economies litter the landscape. Its paradox of "subsistence with many faces" coexists amidst the tiny middle class, growing rich, and many more poor expected in the future. Clarke provides fresh and challenging insights into Africa's economies and future, offering seasoned views on a continent of unlocked potential which has witnessed many false dawns. Not "poor" but poorly managed, Africa holds greater promise, its destiny revealed by its history.

Morning In America

Author: Gil Troy
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691096452
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Morning In America. Chronicles the political events of the 1980s, offering a year-by-year account of the economic and cultural changes that took place during Ronald Reagan's two terms in the White House.

The Strange Case Of Marc Rich

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture Subcommittee
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160400902
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Archie And Amelie

Author: Donna M. Lucey
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307345837
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Archie And Amelie. Filled with glamour, mystery, and madness, Archie and Amélie is the true story chronicling a tumultuous love affair in the Gilded Age. John Armstrong "Archie" Chanler was an heir to the Astor fortune, an eccentric, dashing, and handsome millionaire. Amélie Rives, Southern belle and the goddaughter of Robert E. Lee, was a daring author, a stunning temptress, and a woman ahead of her time. Archie and Amélie seemed made for each other—both were passionate, intense, and driven by emotion—but the very things that brought them together would soon tear them apart. Their marriage began with a “secret” wedding that found its way onto the front page of the New York Times, to the dismay of Archie’s relatives and Amélie’s many gentleman friends. To the world, the couple appeared charmed, rich, and famous; they moved in social circles that included Oscar Wilde, Teddy Roosevelt, and Stanford White. But although their love was undeniable, they tormented each other, and their private life was troubled from the start. They were the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald of their day—a celebrated couple too dramatic and unconventional to last—but their tumultuous story has largely been forgotten. Now, Donna M. Lucey vividly brings to life these extraordinary lovers and their sweeping, tragic romance. “In the Virginia hunt country just outside of Charlottesville, where I live, the older people still tell stories of a strange couple who died some two generations ago. The stories involve ghosts, the mysterious burning of a church, a murder at a millionaire’s house, a sensational lunacy trial, and a beautiful, scantily clad young woman prowling her gardens at night as if she were searching for something or someone—or trying to walk off the effects of the morphine that was deranging her. I was inclined to dismiss all of this as tall tales Virginians love to spin out; but when I looked into these yarns I found proof that they were true. . . .” —Donna M. Lucey on Archie and Amélie