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Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1637581874
Publisher: Bombardier Books
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From the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis in March of 2020, the media and politicians engaged in myths, half-truths, and even flat-out lies to bring about obedience from the populace. Charade tackles these myths one by one, laying bare the brazen power grab by governors, experts, and corporations all seeking to bend the American people to their will. David Marcus combines his reporting on the Coronavirus crisis with a cultural deep dive into how those in power used the emergency to consolidate power and change the very concept of American freedoms. Government, media, advertisers, and scientists all sought to set an agenda to strip Americans of their rights. From church attendance to running a business, right down to how many people can be in a private home, few rights were left wholly unchecked. What’s worse is that any challenge to the holy laws of lockdowns were criticized and censored as dangerous and deadly speech. The question that remains is whether Americans will ever allow this to happen again. Now the lies of 2020 can be revealed. No, Americans weren’t all in it together. It was not as simple as “trust the science.” Donald Trump was not a villain, Andrew Cuomo was not a hero, and lockdowns did vastly more harm than good. As America awakens from the nightmare of the Coronavirus crisis, it must learn lessons from it—but the first step is an honest accounting of all the rank dishonesty.

Winners Take All

Winners Take All [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0451493257
Author: Anand Giridharadas
Publisher: Vintage
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Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas Book Resume:

The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. An essential read for understanding some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today’s news. Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward "thought leaders" who redefine "change" in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.


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Author: Lisa Marie Rice
Publisher: Oliver-Heber books
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Charade by Lisa Marie Rice Book Resume:

Mark Redmond is a plumbing supplies importer. Or maybe a tax software salesman. Anything that makes him seem harmless when he is actually one of the most dangerous men on the planet. On a business trip to Paris, he encounters beautiful, classy Harper Kendall. After one incendiary night at the Ritz, he's not willing to let her go, even if it means a day of culture at the Louvre. Art isn't his thing, but he is willing to make an exception for Harper. But then danger strikes and that is his thing. He's not going to let anything happen to Harper, not while he is alive. Harper Kendall isn't into bland businessmen, so why is she so taken with Mark Redmond? He is so not her type and yet... it only takes one hot night to convince her that maybe he is. With their lives in danger, Harper discovers what it means to have a highly dangerous man protecting her and loving her.

The Harlem Charade

The Harlem Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545783895
Author: Natasha Tarpley
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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The Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley Book Resume:

WATCHER. SHADOW. FUGITIVE. Harlem is home to all kinds of kids. Jin sees life passing her by from the window of her family's bodega. Alex wants to help the needy one shelter at a time, but can't tell anyone who she really is. Elvin's living on Harlem's cold, lonely streets, surviving on his own after his grandfather was mysteriously attacked. When these three strangers join forces to find out what happened to Elvin's grandfather, their digging leads them to an enigmatic artist whose missing masterpieces are worth a fortune-one that might save the neighborhood from development by an ambitious politician who wants to turn it into Harlem World, a ludicrous historic theme park. But if they don't find the paintings soon, nothing in their beloved neighborhood will ever be the same . . . In this remarkable tale of daring and danger, debut novelist Natasha Tarpley explores the way a community defines itself, the power of art to show truth, and what it really means to be home. Praise for The Harlem Charade: * "A story that motivates justice and inspires kindness..." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review "The Harlem Charade links a miltifaceted cast of characters with some of Harlem's thorniest issues, and offers dreams, hope, and plenty of action in the process. Few novels take on the real-life neighborhood issues of gentrification, big money, and the destructive loss of old ways. This book does, and in the process shines a light on the magical and complex history of Harlem and its many brilliant art forms. Tarpley shares Harlem's past and present glory with grace and respect, and in the process offers inspiration to all who would love to see its unique beauty survive." -- Blue Balliett, New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer Praise for I Love My Hair!: "A very special book about self-acceptance." -- School Library Journal "[A] celebration of African American identity." -- Booklist

The Chardonnay Charade

The Chardonnay Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1416545689
Author: Ellen Crosby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Chardonnay Charade begins with a daring helicopter flight in the middle of the night. Facing a freak spring frost that threatens to kill the grapes in her vineyard, Lucie Montgomery hires a chopper to fly over the vines in order to blow warm air on them. But her thoughts soon turn from grapes to murder when she discovers the body of Georgia Greenwood, a controversial political candidate, lying near the fields. Georgia's husband, Ross, Lucie's friend and doctor, immediately falls under suspicion. To make matters worse, Ross, a renowned collector of Civil War documents, has just discovered a letter that seems to prove that Confederate president Jefferson Davis had prior knowledge of the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. In the small town of Atoka, Virginia -- proud home to the "Gray Ghost," the Confederacy's legendary guerrilla commander -- the letter is a bombshell. Three years ago Ross saved Lucie's life after she was involved in a near-fatal car crash. Now she intends to return the favor and prove Ross's innocence. As the search for Georgia's killer escalates, Lucie crosses swords with her attractive but cantankerous winemaker, Quinn Santori, and confronts her own unwelcome feelings of jealousy over his new romance and job prospects. Her worries about her kid sister's out-of-control drinking and a second vineyard-related death further ratchet up the tension. Even though Lucie believes that in vino veritas -- in wine there is truth -- she finds that the path to uncovering a murderer involves making a heartbreaking decision that will alter the lives of those she loves.


Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0310296889
Author: Gilbert Morris
Publisher: Zondervan
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Charade by Gilbert Morris Book Resume:

A beautiful woman. A savage betrayal. The perfect payback. But is revenge enough? Ollie Benson’s computer program,, explodes onto the market, thrusting him into a world of glamour, fame, and fortune. He’s extravagantly rich. But he’s still obese and desperately miserable—until he meets a woman who loves him for who he is. Or so it seems. When the two people Ollie trusts the most betray him in brutal fashion, he constructs an elaborate plan for revenge. It’s brilliant. It’s perfect. There’s just one glitch: Ollie is about to come face-to-face with the power of true, unconditional love. It could change his life. Or end it.

Charade (HB)

Charade (HB) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1646108442
Author: Sarah Rebekkah Hunt
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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Charade (HB) by Sarah Rebekkah Hunt Book Resume:

Charade By: Sarah Rebekkah Hunt Clare is like anyone else. She has thoughts, fears, loves, and hopes. Clare is also in a wheelchair, unable to speak to anyone. Clare wants to be seen for the person screaming inside her head. Trapped in a body she can't control, Clare's mode of communication is severely limited. Charade is a story meant to be a voice for the voiceless, the forgotten, and the hidden members of society with severe disabilities. It is a heartwarming, as well as heart-wrenching tale about Clare and her family’s journey navigating her life with a disability that often defines her existence. Charade is for the families and caregivers who are entrenched in the isolation of daily life, managing the reality of disability-- loving their children and advocating for them the best they can. It is also intended to enrich the world with these magnificent lives and bring them out of hiding.

Love's Charade

Love's Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1420138790
Author: Jane Feather
Publisher: Zebra Books
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Love's Charade by Jane Feather Book Resume:

For an English nobleman, it’s a dangerous time to be in Paris—and in love—in this suspenseful historical romance by a New York Times–bestselling author. When Justin, Earl of Linton, found a half-starved child on the streets of Paris in the highly charged days before the Terror, his only thought was a bit of charity. He never imagined he would find an incomparably lovely young woman beneath tattered boys’ clothing—or that she would inspire in him a passion more intense than any he had ever known. But the beautiful Danielle had more secrets in store . . . and Justin would soon learn that one of them was a need for vengeance that might endanger them both. Praise for Love’s Charade “Hugely enjoyable historic romance with a rich plot, exciting adventure.” —Noël Cades, author of The Substitute Bride

The Dating Charade

The Dating Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0785231013
Author: Melissa Ferguson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson Book Resume:

Cassie is fed up with online dating, but just when she’s finally decided to give up, firefighter Jett Bentley takes her on an amazing first date. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps—each—they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong? Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband—and children—altogether. But fate has other plans, and Cassie’s online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett’s memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game. No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout—but when Cassie finds herself caring for three sisters in an emergency foster placement, she decides to hide them from Jett to avoid scaring him off. When Jett’s sister’s addiction issues land her three children at his home, he decides the last thing Cassie needs to know about is his family drama. Neither dares to tell the other about their unexpected and possibly permanent family members for fear of scaring away their potential soulmate, especially since they both listed "no kids” on their profiles! With six children between them and secrets mounting, can Cassie and Jett find a way forward? Melissa Ferguson’s warmhearted debut reminds us that love can come in very small packages—and that sometimes our best-laid plans aren’t nearly as rewarding and fun as the surprises that come our way. Praise for The Dating Charade: “Melissa Ferguson is a sparkling new voice in contemporary rom-com. Though her novel tackles meaningful struggles—social work, child abandonment, adoption—it’s also fresh, flirty, and laugh-out-loud funny. Ferguson is going to win fans with this one!”—Lauren Denton, bestselling author of The Hideaway and Glory Road “The Dating Charade will keep you smiling the entire read. Ferguson not only delights us with new love, with all its attendant mishaps and misunderstandings, but she takes us deeper in the hearts and minds of vulnerable children as Cassie and Jett work out their families—then their dating lives. An absolute treat!”—Katherine Reay, bestselling author of The Printed Letter Bookshop Stand-alone contemporary romance Full-length novel (76,000 words) Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The Engagement Charade

The Engagement Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488017727
Author: Karen Kirst
Publisher: Harlequin
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The Engagement Charade by Karen Kirst Book Resume:

A Temporary Betrothal Pregnant widow Ellie Jameson is hiding a secret: her betrothal is a sham to keep her safe from her interfering in-laws. It's simple friendship that prompts her reclusive boss to pose as her fiancé. But can Ellie keep her feelings for Alexander Copeland from developing into something more? When he moved to Gatlinburg after losing his wife and child, Alexander had one rule: stay out of other people's lives. Easier said than done with the café owner's eternally optimistic cook interrupting his enforced solitude. He only intended to protect Ellie, not propose to her. But with a little trust, and a helping of forgiveness, this temporary arrangement could be a recipe for lasting happiness…

The Testing Charade

The Testing Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022640885X
Author: Daniel Koretz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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The Testing Charade by Daniel Koretz Book Resume:

For decades we’ve been studying, experimenting with, and wrangling over different approaches to improving public education, and there’s still little consensus on what works, and what to do. The one thing people seem to agree on, however, is that schools need to be held accountable—we need to know whether what they’re doing is actually working. But what does that mean in practice? High-stakes tests. Lots of them. And that has become a major problem. Daniel Koretz, one of the nation’s foremost experts on educational testing, argues in The Testing Charade that the whole idea of test-based accountability has failed—it has increasingly become an end in itself, harming students and corrupting the very ideals of teaching. In this powerful polemic, built on unimpeachable evidence and rooted in decades of experience with educational testing, Koretz calls out high-stakes testing as a sham, a false idol that is ripe for manipulation and shows little evidence of leading to educational improvement. Rather than setting up incentives to divert instructional time to pointless test prep, he argues, we need to measure what matters, and measure it in multiple ways—not just via standardized tests. Right now, we’re lying to ourselves about whether our children are learning. And the longer we accept that lie, the more damage we do. It’s time to end our blind reliance on high-stakes tests. With The Testing Charade, Daniel Koretz insists that we face the facts and change course, and he gives us a blueprint for doing better.

The Sweetest Charade

The Sweetest Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0369704428
Author: Jadesola James
Publisher: Carina Press
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The Sweetest Charade by Jadesola James Book Resume:

A fake relationship leads to real love in this charming opposites-attract romance from debut author Jadesola James Delysia Daniels didn’t intend any of this. Accidentally tagging the wrong person in a slightly racy photo could have happened to anyone. But when the slipup gains her thousands of followers and a much-needed opportunity, she takes full advantage. Fake dating an uptight history professor complete with the proverbial stiff upper lip will raise both their profiles, if she can just get him to agree. Dr. Alexander Abbott-Hill isn’t delusional enough to believe his sudden popularity is due to his fascinating lectures. Agreeing to a high-profile, all-expenses-paid trip across the country isn’t exactly a hardship, although getting along with an online influencer might be. But he doesn’t plan on Delysia. She’s smart, beautiful, and far more…everything…than he’d imagined. Fake relationship aside, neither of them is very good at pretending. Add their instant attraction and undeniable chemistry, and it isn’t long before they realize this fictional relationship is going to change their lives—just not the way they thought.

A Scandalous Charade

A Scandalous Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Ava Stone
Publisher: Ava Stone Inc
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Handsome ladies’ man Lucas Beckford has agreed to help his friend, an impoverished baron, win the affections of an icy heiress. It should be a simple task, especially for a seducer of his reputation. However when Luke catches sight of the enchanting lady, he is captivated with her pretty brown eyes, quick wit, and sharp tongue; and his desire to see his friend marry the girl quickly evaporates. Now he just has to find a way to convince the penniless lord to turn his attentions elsewhere—leaving the Ice Princess to him.  Lady Juliet St. Claire has always believed that her fortune would protect her from ever having to relinquish her freedom in marriage. Though fortune hunters endlessly hound her, Juliet’s outwardly cold demeanor keeps most of them at bay, licking their wounds or patching up their pride. However when Luke charms his way into her life, he easily melts more than just her heart. Unfortunately, the rogue is of the love ‘em and leave ‘em variety, and leaves Juliet’s tender heart in pieces. But when her fortune lands her in danger from an unscrupulous foe, Luke returns to her side, offering his help and protection. Now Juliet has to decide if her heart is strong enough to trust the rogue a second time.


THE WEDDING CHARADE [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 459626192X
Author: Melanie Milburne,Nayuna Sakurano
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
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THE WEDDING CHARADE by Melanie Milburne,Nayuna Sakurano Book Resume:

Jade is a social butterfly who makes regular appearances in the tabloids, but she’s in a tight spot! A close family friend has passed away and stipulated in his will that his son Nic will only inherit a large share of his estate if he and Jade marry. In the meantime, Jade’s father has also cut her off from her family’s trust funds, and if she marries Nic, she’ll also get some of the inheritance… But Jade can’t forget the way Nic treated her ten years ago. And besides, it seems like he still can’t stand her. Yet she has a secret reason why she can’t live on her own…so she has no choice but to marry him!


Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0241973015
Author: John Mortimer
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Charade by John Mortimer Book Resume:

Charade by John Mortimer - the classic novel first published in 1947 Its June 1944 in an English seaside resort and a shy young man has just joined an army film unit making a documentary about army training. While shooting a cliff-scaling exercise a sergeant plunges to his death. It seems like an accident, but the shy young man is not convinced. Like the bestselling Paradise Postponed, Charade is tremendous entertainment brought to life through a cast of gloriously eccentric and unforgettable characters. John Mortimer (1923-2009) was a novelist, playwright and barrister. Among his many publications are several volumes of Rumpole stories and a trilogy of political novels (Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained, and The Sound of Trumpets) featuring Leslie Titmuss. Sir John received a CBE in 1986 and a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.

The Lie

The Lie [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Stella Gray
Publisher: Paige Press, LLC
File Size: 1888 KB
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The Lie by Stella Gray Book Resume:

I've been to a million parties with my crush, but he's never acted on it til now. Ford Malone could have any woman in Chicago, so why fake a relationship with me? The world knows him as the heir to a real estate fortune, but to me he'll always be my best friend, the man who saved me from my bullies as a boy. I'm as surprised as anyone when he announces our engagement, but I'll play along. Nothing has to change except the way we behave--the way we touch--in public. But his private touches change everything. Soon the crush I've hidden for so long is threatening to swallow me whole. If I tell him how I feel, it could ruin our friendship forever. But if I don't, it might just ruin me. How many lies can we tell each other before our truth is buried for good? Book One in the Charade Series.

The Truth

The Truth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Stella Gray
Publisher: Paige Press, LLC
File Size: 1895 KB
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The Truth by Stella Gray Book Resume:

My family has given everything to salvage the Zoric name and reputation from my father's tarnished legacy. I only needed a moment to destroy it all. Along with two hearts. It was supposed to be a simple charade. I never thought Ford and I would fall in love. But I can't take back what I've done. He can't change the past. And what we've done changes everything. But only if I stop running. Someone has to lose either way. But when the truth comes out, it might just be all of us. Book Three in the Charade Series.


CHARADE OF THE HEART [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 4596253358
Author: Cathy Williams,Ikuko Koda
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
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CHARADE OF THE HEART by Cathy Williams,Ikuko Koda Book Resume:

Beth cannot believe her twin sister’s request! Laura, Beth’s twin, works as a secretary for a man named Marcos. After becoming pregnant from her affair with a fellow company employee, she asks Beth to take her place at work until she gives birth. According to Laura, Marcos is a domineering president who has banned office romance. Unable to turn down her sister’s request, Beth nervously goes to work. Her first sighting of Marcos is enough to take her breath away. His untamed sexiness has the power to instantly captivate women. Sexually inexperienced Beth cannot resist his seduction and falls in love with him, all while holding on to her secret…

Charade in Winter

Charade in Winter [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488050961
Author: Anne Mather
Publisher: Harlequin
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Charade in Winter by Anne Mather Book Resume:

Read this classic romance by USA TODAY bestselling author Anne Mather, now available for the first time in e-book! A dangerous deception... Alix has good reasons for wanting to work for the powerful Oliver Morgan—but she knows he won’t like them! So she takes the job he offers under false pretences, hoping he will never discover the truth... But Alix is about to find out that that she has been deceived too when it turns out the position doesn’t exist! Alix is soon caught up in a dangerous double-game with Oliver—and the disturbing attraction between them is threatening to upset both their plans... Originally published in 1977

The Nightmare Charade

The Nightmare Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466800704
Author: Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Tor Teen
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16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she's a criminal. No, she's a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother's infamy is hard enough, not to mention the crazy events of the past year. Dusty may have saved the day, but there are many days left in the year, and with an old foe back to seek revenge, she'll need all her strength to defeat him and save her friends. Mindee Arnett thrills again in The Nightmare Charade, the stunning final installment in the Arkwell Academy series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Wedding Charade

The Wedding Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Caroline Mickelson
Publisher: Bon Accord Press
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The Wedding Charade by Caroline Mickelson Book Resume:

Divorce attorney Kayla Brooks knows more about broken marriages than is healthy for any woman’s heart. So, when her college-aged niece joyfully announces her engagement, Kayla is determined to derail the wedding plans. To her mind, saving Whitney from an early marriage is saving her from inevitable heartbreak. Football coach and single dad Zander Reed’s world is rocked when his twenty-two-year-old son announces he’s going to marry the woman of his dreams, a young lady Zander didn’t even know Matt was dating. Because he married far too young himself, Zander’s desperate to keep his son from repeating his mistake. United by their concern, Kayla and Zander join forces to convince the young lovebirds to postpone their wedding. But their carefully laid plans go awry as the lines between reality and ruse blur, leaving Kayla and Zander to wonder if they aren’t the ones who need to learn a lesson about true love.

Summary & Analysis of Winners Take All

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Author: ZIP Reads
Publisher: ZIP Reads
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Summary & Analysis of Winners Take All by ZIP Reads Book Resume:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: Columnist and political analyst Anand Giridharadas exposes the deep secrets of how a few wealthy individuals manipulate the masses through their pseudo-philanthropic activities. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookChapter-by-chapter summariesKey Takeaways from each chapterAn inside look at the philanthropy machine run by elite billionaires and corporationsWhy it's almost impossible to change the systemTrue stories from inside the global eliteEditorial reivewBackground on Anand Giridharadas About the Original Book: In Winners Take All, Anand Giridharadas bursts the great myth that large corporations are the key drivers of social change and poverty reduction. He provides critical evidence that shows just how self-serving these large donations are, highlighting the behind-the-scenes machinations that keep the system skewed in favor of the wealthy. Giridharadas pulls no punches as he exposes the inner workings of what he calls MarketWorld, a reference to the philanthropic individuals and companies that make a killing off the misery of poor people. If you have ever wondered why poverty and inequality are so pervasive in the modern world, this book will reveal the truth. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Winners Take All. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

The Act

The Act [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Stella Gray
Publisher: Paige Press, LLC
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The Act by Stella Gray Book Resume:

It was always going to end in heartbreak. You can't pretend-marry the man you secretly love and escape unscathed. Ford has never hesitated to ask for my help before, but this is the farthest he's asked me to go. Not that I ever say no to him. Even when I know I should. Sleeping with my husband is the best worst idea possible. It's everything I dreamed it would be. But everything to me is nothing to him. And he's not the only one I've made promises to. Book Two in the Charade Series.

The Spiritglass Charade

The Spiritglass Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1452130582
Author: Colleen Gleason
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason Book Resume:

Bram Stoker’s sister and Sherlock Holmes’s niece investigate a mysterious medium, vampires, and murder in this steampunk fantasy adventure. Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood, so to speak. After the Affair of the Clockwork Scarab, Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes are eager to help Princess Alix with a new case. Seventeen-year-old Willa Aston is obsessed with spiritual mediums, convinced she is speaking with her mother from beyond the grave. What seems like a case of spiritualist fraud quickly devolves into something far more menacing: someone is trying to make Willa appear lunatic using an innocent-looking spiritglass to control her. The list of clues piles up: an unexpected murder, a gang of pickpockets, and the return of vampires to London. But are these events connected? As Uncle Sherlock would say, there are no coincidences. It will take all of Mina’s wit and Evaline’s muscle to keep London’s sinister underground at bay. Includes a bonus sneak peek chapter from the next book in the Stoker and Holmes series, The Chess Queen Enigma by Colleen Gleason Praise for The Spiritglass Charade “Gleason’s novel is a well-oiled machine . . . the authentic historical framework, the adeptly integrated steampunk devices, the compelling personalities and backgrounds of the outwardly tough but inwardly vulnerable heroines.” —School Library Journal “There’s lots of fun to be had from this odd-couple investigative team’s snarky banter, the well-imagined setting’s steampunk details, and Gleason’s flashes of satiric humor.” —The Horn Book Magazine

The Seduction Charade

The Seduction Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488032025
Author: Penny Jordan
Publisher: Harlequin
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The Seduction Charade by Penny Jordan Book Resume:

Re-read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author PennyJordan, originally published as Substitute Lover in 1987 Gray Chalmers needed Stephanie to pose as his lover to help him resist the attractionsof a beautiful but married woman. Gray knew Stephanie, knew she didn't even like beingtouched. Yet he insisted she return to play the part of the femme fatale. Gray had never pried into the bitter marriage Stephanie had endured to his cousin. He'doffered only comfort in the ten years since its tragic ending. So Stephanie agreed to hisdemand, only to find her long buried feelings—and her body's dormant desires—fullyawakened…

The Hit Charade

The Hit Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061980307
Author: Tyler Gray
Publisher: Harper Collins
File Size: 1870 KB
File Format: Pdf
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The Hit Charade by Tyler Gray Book Resume:

Without Lou Pearlman, there would have been no Backstreet Boys, no *NSYNC, and possibly no Justin Timberlake. In the late 1990s, Pearlman's boy bands ushered out guitar-and-angst-driven grunge music, and *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys began to dominate the television and radio airwaves. At the core of this squeaky-clean pop revolution was a sinister international fraud conceived by Pearlman, a husky huckster who first honed his crooked business skills as a teenage math nerd and blimp enthusiast in Flushing, Queens. From there in the mid 1980s and from his Orlando, Florida, base in the early 1990s through 2007, he cheated hundreds of investors out of nearly $500 million. When they finally caught on to him and started demanding he return their money, the “Sixth Backstreet Boy” had already fled to Germany and then to Indonesia, where he was eventually nabbed by authorities and charged with a historic federal fraud. Tyler Gray (the only journalist to speak with Pearlman while he was in jail) weaves together the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of the greed and desperation of this boy-band mogul and monumental scam artist. Gray unravels Pearlman's twenty-year long Ponzi scheme and explores persistent rumors about alleged inappropriate behavior by Pearlman toward members of the boy bands and other young men. Along the way, former friends, family members, Pearlman business associates, and band members themselves reveal detailed accounts of everything from the heyday of their stardom to Pearlman's more troubled times. The Hit Charade starts with Pearlman's awkward youth and follows along as his juggling act becomes increasingly complex, then builds to the heartbreaking moments when investors—retirees, relatives, and friends—and government authorities discover that the man they had trusted had been cheating them all along. How did this chubby boy from middle-class Queens, who pioneered some of the music industry's most lucrative pop ensembles, mastermind one of the largest and longest running Ponzi schemes in U.S. history? Here, finally, is the true story of Lou Pearlman's epic rise and fall.


Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460330501
Author: Lori Foster
Publisher: Harlequin
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File Format: Pdf
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Charade by Lori Foster Book Resume:

Love isn't always what it seems in these two timeless tales from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster IMPETUOUS When grade school teacher Carlie McDaniels trades in her frumpiness for an exotic harem girl Halloween costume, it's so long, spinsterhood—and hello, tall, dark and handsome Tyler Ramsey. But even after the best night of their lives, Tyler hasn't guessed the identity of his harem hottie…and Carlie plans on keeping him in the dark. After all, a gorgeous guy like Tyler would never fall for his smart-talking best friend. And Carlie's not sure what would happen if he ever unveiled the naked truth! OUTRAGEOUS Judd Sanders couldn't believe it when the beautiful, wide-eyed woman he'd rescued from some drunk hoodlums started poking her gorgeous little nose into his business. She was obviously a menace to herself—not to mention to his libido. Worse, she'd blow his cover. For little did Emily Cooper know that Judd was really a cop—whose feelings for Emily left him a little too uncovered for his liking.

The Fiancee Charade

The Fiancee Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460313496
Author: Fiona Brand
Publisher: Harlequin
File Size: 801 KB
File Format: Pdf
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The Fiancee Charade by Fiona Brand Book Resume:

Some bonds can't be broken When billionaire Gabriel Messena sees that former fling Gemma O'Neill might be settling down with another man, he knows he has to act fast. He wants her, and he'll use any excuse to get her back. Luckily, he needs a fiancée to regain control of his family's business, and he wants Gemma for the part. Gabriel's proposition is truly unexpected, though exactly what Gemma needs to secure permanent custody of her daughter. Their daughter. Being back in Gabriel's bed is amazing, but once he finds out what she's kept from him, how long will the honeymoon last?

Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1438485565
Author: Ann R. Hawkins,Erin N. Bistline,Maura Ives
Publisher: SUNY Press
File Size: 1736 KB
File Format: Pdf
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Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America by Ann R. Hawkins,Erin N. Bistline,Maura Ives Book Resume:

Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain. A vital part of daily life in the nineteenth century, games and play were so familiar and so ubiquitous that their presence over time became almost invisible. Technological advances during the century allowed for easier manufacturing and distribution of board games and books about games, and the changing economic conditions created a larger market for them as well as more time in which to play them. These changing conditions not only made games more profitable, but they also increased the influence of games on many facets of culture. Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America focuses on the material and visual culture of both American and British games, examining how cultures of play intersect with evolving gender norms, economic structures, scientific discourses, social movements, and nationalist sentiments. Ann R. Hawkins is Assistant Provost for Graduate Education and Research in the Office of the Provost at the State University of New York System Administration. She is the editor of Teaching Bibliography, Textual Criticism, and Book History and the nine-volume scholarly edition Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, and coeditor (with Maura Ives) of Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity in the Long Nineteenth Century. Erin N. Bistline is Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Maura Ives is Professor and Head of the Department of English at Texas A&M University. She is the author of Christina Rossetti: A Descriptive Bibliography and editor of George Meredith's Essay On Comedy and Other New Quarterly Magazine Publications: A Critical Edition.

A Regency Charade

A Regency Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497697751
Author: Elizabeth Mansfield
Publisher: Open Road Media
File Size: 399 KB
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A Regency Charade by Elizabeth Mansfield Book Resume:

A daring charade could reunite a husband and wife in award-winning author Elizabeth Mansfield’s sparkling Regency romance After nearly losing his life at the Battle of Waterloo, Captain Alexander Tyrrell, Earl of Braeburn, comes home to the shocking news that he is still married. Braving enemy fire is nothing compared to having to see the duplicitous Priscilla Vickers again. Priss has waited six years to be reunited with the man she loves. But her husband believes her guilty of the worst kind of betrayal. And nothing she says or does will convince him that Sir Blake Edmonds isn’t her illicit lover. It will take a daring deception—and a scheming minx who has set her cap for Alec—for these two people to realize how much they have lost and how much they could gain if they were to find the courage to turn a sham union into a second chance for happiness.

Impetuous & The Proposal

Impetuous & The Proposal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488058032
Author: Lori Foster,Brenda Jackson
Publisher: Harlequin
File Size: 1457 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5745087


Impetuous & The Proposal by Lori Foster,Brenda Jackson Book Resume:

BESTSELLING AUTHOR COLLECTION Reader-favorite romances in collectible volumes from our bestselling authors. WHEN SHE WAS BAD, SHE WAS BETTER! Grade school teacher Carlie McDaniels trades in her frumpiness for the look of an alluring harem girl, at least for one costume party. So long, spinsterhood—and hello tall, dark and handsome Tyler Ramsey... Even after the best night of their lives, Tyler hasn't guessed the identity of his mystery woman... and Carlie plans on keeping him in the dark. After all, a gorgeous guy like Tyler would never fall for his smart-talking best friend. And Carlie's not sure she wants to know what would happen if he ever unveiled the naked truth! FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! The Proposal by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson The moment he met Bella Bostwick, Jason Westmoreland wanted her—and the land she'd inherited. With one convenient proposal, he could have everything the Southern beauty has to offer...but it's up to Bella to say yes!

The Fiancee Charade

The Fiancee Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460366603
Author: Darcy Maguire
Publisher: Harlequin
File Size: 1902 KB
File Format: Pdf
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The Fiancee Charade by Darcy Maguire Book Resume:

The diary of Jess Thompson… Friday 7th: My business is struggling—need to get inside info from arch-rival businessman Alex Calahan. He's looking for a bride—and my colleague thinks I could help…. Wednesday 12th, a.m.: Alex has hired me to teach him the art of romance! Note to self: must not fall for Alex. He might be gorgeous—but he seems to be after that snob Natasha Bradford-Jones. Wednesday p.m.: Eek! He's persuaded me to pose as his fiancée to make horrid Natasha jealous! But why does he want her? I'm the one for him! Friday 14th: His fiancée charade is having opposite effect—he seems more interested in me! Note to self: can I fall for him now?

The Bath Charade

The Bath Charade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1480415189
Author: Amanda Scott
Publisher: Open Road Media
File Size: 866 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5981969


The Bath Charade by Amanda Scott Book Resume:

The town of Bath offers ample opportunities for mischief—and romance Carolyn Hardy, determined to hold out for the true love promised in the romance novels she devours, has already broken two betrothals. Although she attracts the attention of many men—including the Prince Regent’s brother—she knows little of their more unsavory ways, and resents the efforts of her guardian, elegant Sydney Saint-Denis, to shield her from them. To prove her mettle, heedless of any risk, Carolyn flirts more outrageously than ever, even with a gypsy prince. She certainly doesn’t view Sydney as a potential suitor. In no way does the foppish man resemble the hero of her dreams. But she will learn that there’s more to Sydney than meets the eye . . . The Bath Charade is the 2nd book in the Bath Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.


Emma [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1513264249
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
File Size: 1774 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9345126


Emma by Jane Austen Book Resume:

From what acclaimed novelist Jane Austen wrongly suspected was the least-liked of her protagonists comes a character unlike any other. Emma is the story of a fiercely independent young woman who defines the boundaries of what a conventional lady was supposed to resemble in 19th century Britain. Emma Woodhouse is a bit of an anomaly in her sleepy town of Highbury. Curious, intelligent, and spoiled rotten, Emma is a young lady whose nose is always in other people’s business. With nothing but time on her hands, Emma delights in the chaos of her good intentions gone awry. With an inclination towards matchmaking, she decides this skill is one that must be perfected, even at the expense others. Quickly becoming the self-professed village matchmaker, it isn’t until Emma’s own heart is on the line that she realizes she’s gone perhaps a bit too far. Now a major Hollywood film starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma, Johnny Flynn as Mr. Knightly, and Bill Nighy as Mr. Woodhouse, Jane Austen’s Emma continues to resonate with readers of all ages. With an eye-catching new cover, and a cleanly typeset manuscript, this edition of Emma is both modern, and readable. /p>

Jane Austen and Leisure

Jane Austen and Leisure [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0826446671
Author: David Selwyn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
File Size: 781 KB
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Jane Austen and Leisure by David Selwyn Book Resume:

Jane Austen's novels portray a leisured society of gentlemen and ladies who do not need to work. Even the minority of clergymen, soldiers and sailors - men with professions - are almost never seen working. Jane Austen herself, despite responsibility for some domestic tasks, wrote as a woman of leisure. Yet leisure, the distinguishing mark of a gentleman, was not meant to be an excuse for idleness. The proper use of leisure to fulfil duties, to read and to think, and above all to pursue social relations in a world where family and marriage for the propertied was of central importance, was a vital test of character.

50 Classics you have to read before you die Vol: 1 (Gold Edition) (Golden Deer Classics) [Included audiobooks link + Active toc]

50 Classics you have to read before you die Vol: 1 (Gold Edition) (Golden Deer Classics) [Included audiobooks link + Active toc] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2377870465
Author: Joseph Conrad,D. H. Lawrence,George Eliot,Leo Tolstoy,James Joyce,Charles Dickens,Jane Austen,Bram Stoker,Oscar Wilde,Golden Deer Classics
Publisher: Oregan Publishing
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File Format: Pdf
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50 Classics you have to read before you die Vol: 1 (Gold Edition) (Golden Deer Classics) [Included audiobooks link + Active toc] by Joseph Conrad,D. H. Lawrence,George Eliot,Leo Tolstoy,James Joyce,Charles Dickens,Jane Austen,Bram Stoker,Oscar Wilde,Golden Deer Classics Book Resume:

This edition includes free audiobooks links. This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names - The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri] - Emma [Jane Austen] - Persuasion [Jane Austen] - Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen] - Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac] - Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë] - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë] - Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë] - The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler] - Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes] - Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad] - Nostromo [Joseph Conrad] - Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe] - Bleak House [Charles Dickens] - Great Expectations [Charles Dickens] - The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle] - The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas] - Daniel Deronda [George Eliot] - Middlemarch [George Eliot] - Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert] - The Yellow Wallpaper [Charlotte Perkins Gilman] - Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol] - Grimm's Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm] - The Iliad [Homer] - The Odyssey [Homer] - Les Misérables [Victor Hugo] - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving - The Portray of a Lady [Henry James] - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce] - Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence] - The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux] - The Call of the Wild [Jack London] - The Great God Pan [Arthur Machen] - Moby Dick [Herman Melville] - Swann's Way [Marcel Proust] - Frankenstein [Mary Shelley] - The Red and the Black [Stendhal] - The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr.

Stained Charades

Stained Charades [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8269233382
Author: Livy North
Publisher: Livy North AS
File Size: 1402 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7317758


Stained Charades by Livy North Book Resume:

This lie of ours is stained with truth. To them, I’ve always been the charming, least conniving Sinclair. I've never been more than a dancing doll with strings. But that all changes when my childhood friend, Eleonora O’Malley, asks me to be a part of her grand scheme. She needs a fiancé—a fake one. And she wants it to be me. For reasons of my own, I take on the role of her doting future-husband. At first, it’s easy—like putting on a mask for the public. But the mask gets harder and harder to take off, and stolen touches and kisses when no one is watching are blurring the lines. After tens of fake pictures, fake dates, a two-carat ring and an elaborate love story, the scheme is big enough to blow up in everybody’s faces But guess what? It’s blowing up in mine too. And soon, our charade is about to get stained with blood. Note: This book is the first in a duet and ends on a cliffhanger. While it is recommended, you do not have to have read prior books in the series to enjoy this one. Book includes mature subjects suitable for 17+.


Charades [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1938568095
Author: Ann Logan
Publisher: Book Hub Inc
File Size: 1606 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 168222


Charades by Ann Logan Book Resume:

Mercedes Fuentes, or Mousy Mercy as she often refers to herself, has buried herself in academia in order to avoid those frightening creatures that make up the other half of the human population: MEN! When an opportunity to pay off the majority of her student debt is offered to her by a family friend, Mercy has her doubts. But how can she refuse a weeklong date with a handsome man, at the end of which she will be nearly free of all debt? Enter the seemingly innocuous, over-worked oil tycoon Wulf Rheinhart, a man in need of a fake fiancée for a week in order to close a business deal with a family-oriented Texan. One charade leads to another in this fast paced car chase of a romance where no one is who they seem to be.

Charades with a Lunatic

Charades with a Lunatic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 146281560X
Author: Thea Phipps
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
File Size: 1378 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1779122


Charades with a Lunatic by Thea Phipps Book Resume:

“Roses are red, violets are blue. It’s not quite dead, just like you.” What was the meaning of Desmond’s childish rhyme, phoned to his sisters just days before his death? What unnamed ‘treasure’ of great value did Bella’s crazy great-uncle Desmond bequeath to his family? In a posthumous letter to be hand-delivered to Bella’s great-aunts, Gilead missionaries just returned from Peru to Cornwall, England, Desmond Wildeve spoke of a priceless object hidden in the vast, cluttered family mansion - a mansion no one had been admitted in for nearly fifty years. And he gave them only one clue to start the hunt : another childish rhyme. Taking on the challenge, Bella, with the help of family, friends, and eccentric villagers, searches for the meanings to the childish rhymes hidden throughout the mansion by her great-uncle. The search leads Bella into comically bizarre situations, including wrestling with mummies, hidden passages, and genealogical secrets as she plays charades with a lunatic from beyond the grave.

Concealed Charades

Concealed Charades [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1728390109
Author: C.B. Dellhurst
Publisher: AuthorHouse
File Size: 1656 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6904609


Concealed Charades by C.B. Dellhurst Book Resume:

John Kershaw was a well-respected family man in London’s high society to the outside world, but things were not as they seemed to be. On the surface, they lived an idealistic life along with their inner circle of friends, some of them totally unaware of any misgivings about John Kershaw, the owner of a highly successful engineering company. The families are intertwined with danger, conflict, and betrayal that begin to unfold in the charades that John Kershaw and his best friend, Charles Winters, play in this story of intrigue. They both live in denial of a sinister consortium that binds their families together. Will any of them escape as the families are plunged into chasm of deceit?