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Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147381569X
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For the millions who had fought in the Great War, and for their families, the 'land fit for heroes' turned out to be an illusion; instead there was suffering and deprivation. Out of this, on 1 July 1921 was born the British Legion. In the years that followed the Legion fought for justice for the ex-service community, meanwhile seeking to protect them. It introduced the Poppy Appeal and insisted on an annual act of national Remembrance for the fallen. It went to extraordinary lengths to try to prevent another war, ultimately finding itself in controversial discussions with Hitler. Even after the Second World War the Legion's work was far from over; the war-disabled and the war widows seemed to have been forgotten in the new welfare state. Remembrance itself appeared to be under threat as the memory of war receded. There were more battles to be fought, while conflicts such as the Gulf War brought fresh problems. Perhaps most inspiring is the human aspect. Those who have done the Legion's work represent every class of society, from admirals and former private soldiers to poppy collectors. But they have one thing in common: compassion for all who have suffered in the service of the country. This is their story too.

Armageddon, Oil, and Terror

Armageddon, Oil, and Terror [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781414322360
Author: John F. Walvoord,Mark Hitchcock
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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Armageddon, Oil, and Terror by John F. Walvoord,Mark Hitchcock Book Resume:

Updating the work of renowned biblical scholar John F. Walvoord, who famously predicted current world events, Armageddon, Oil, and Terror offers shocking predictions on the future of terrorism, oil-based economics, and nuclear war in the Middle East. In all, Armageddon, Oil, and Terror sheds light on 12 events related to end-time prophecies that seem eerily close to coming true. Includes materials from lectures and discussions after 9/11 and incorporates vital, updated material from other Walvoord classics. It is as current as today's news . . . and every prediction rings true.

Zurich Tax Handbook 2013-14

Zurich Tax Handbook 2013-14 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1292009322
Author: Gerald Mowles,Anthony Foreman
Publisher: Pearson UK
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Zurich Tax Handbook 2013-14 by Gerald Mowles,Anthony Foreman Book Resume:

This is an essential annual purchase for anyone involved in taxation, from individuals through to advisers, investors, accountants and tax lawyers. The Zurich Tax Handbook 2013 – 2014 provides detailed coverage of the UK tax system and identifies the way that it may affect you or your clients. Up-to-date and user-friendly, this book explains the key aspects of taxation providing worked examples, checklists, definitions and tax-saving hints.

Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813177294
Author: Victoria Amador
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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Olivia de Havilland by Victoria Amador Book Resume:

Legendary actress and two-time Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland is best known for her role as Melanie Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939). She often inhabited characters who were delicate, elegant, and refined. At the same time, she was a survivor with a fierce desire to direct her own destiny on and off the screen. She fought and won a lawsuit against Warner Bros. over a contract dispute that changed the studio contract system forever. She is also noted for her long feud with her fellow actress and sister Joan Fontaine -- a feud that lasted from 1975 until Fontaine's death in 2013. Victoria Amador utilizes extensive interviews and forty years of personal correspondence with de Havilland to present an in-depth look at the life and career of this celebrated actress . Amador begins with de Havilland's early life -- she was born in Japan in 1916 to affluent British parents who had aspirations of success and fortune in faraway countries -- and her theatrical ambitions at a young age. The book then follows her career as she skyrocketed to star status, becoming one of the most well-known starlets in Tinseltown. Readers are given an inside look at her love affairs with iconic cinema figures such as James Stewart and John Huston, and her onscreen partnership with Errol Flynn, with whom she starred in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and Dodge City (1939 ). After she moved to Europe in the mid-1950s, de Havilland became the first woman to serve as the president of the Cannes Film Festival in 1965, and remained active but selective in film and television until 1988. Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant is a tribute to one of Hollywood's greatest legends, who has evolved from a gentle heroine to a strong-willed, respected, and admired artist.

The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1446493954
Author: Emlyn Rees,Josie Lloyd
Publisher: Random House
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The Seven Year Itch by Emlyn Rees,Josie Lloyd Book Resume:

MEET JACK Dadness. Women have a sixth sense for it. To them, you're like an old bull in a field at the side of the motorway, harmlessly chewing the cud, watching the world race by, nothing like the wild buffalo stock from which you came. And that's how it should be, of course, after seven years of marriage to the woman you love. But, lately, as I've looked around, all I've seen is temptation. From random women in the pub, to my foxy new boss...they've left me doubting whether I've really been put out to pasture at all... MEET AMY Motherhood, I've discovered, is the great leveller. I could be a celebrated fashion designer (instead of the finding, cleaning, bum-wiping domestic robot I've become), but having kids automatically makes me the same as all the other mums in 'The Coven' up the park. And being 'the same' makes me want to do something terribly rash - like rediscover the impulsive person I used to be. Don't get me wrong, I love Jack and our son, but everyone else seems to be having so much more fun than me - and so much more sex... The pressure's on. Can they resist The Seven Year Itch? Can you? And if one of them cracks? Will it be Amy or Jack? It's time to find out...

Silencing Cinema

Silencing Cinema [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137061987
Author: D. Biltereyst,R. Vande Winkel,Roel Vande Winkel
Publisher: Springer
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Silencing Cinema by D. Biltereyst,R. Vande Winkel,Roel Vande Winkel Book Resume:

Oppression by censorship affects the film industry far more frequently than any other mass media. Including essays by leading film historians, the book offers groundbreaking historical research on film censorship in major film production countries and explore such innovative themes as film censorship and authorship, religion, and colonialism.

The Home Front in Britain

The Home Front in Britain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137348992
Author: Janis Lomas
Publisher: Springer
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The Home Front in Britain by Janis Lomas Book Resume:

The Home Front in Britain explores the British Home Front in the last 100 years since the outbreak of WW1. Case studies critically analyse the meaning and images of the British home and family in times war, challenging prevalent myths of how working and domestic life was shifted by national conflict.

Discourses Surrounding British Widows of the First World War

Discourses Surrounding British Widows of the First World War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1780932618
Author: Angela Smith
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Discourses Surrounding British Widows of the First World War by Angela Smith Book Resume:

Using extensive data - mostly gleaned from the National Archives - this book examines the way in which British widows of servicemen who died in the First World War were represented in society and by themselves, exploring the intertwining discourses of social welfare, national identity, and morality that can be identified in these texts. Focusing on two widows, the book encourages their individual stories to emerge and gives a voice to an otherwise forgotten group of women whose stories have been lost under the literary tomes of middle-class writers such as Vera Brittain and May Wedderburn Cannon. The discussion is further informed by a wider reading of 300 other such files, which allows wider observations to be made about the nature of the discourses examined, and offers the most complete possible picture for such data. Offering a streamlined adaptation of the Discourse-Historical Approach to critical discourse analysis, Discourses Surrounding British Widows of the First World War demonstrates how this model of analysis can be used to investigate a large body of data from a wide variety of sources, covering a long period of time. As such it will be useful to all scholars in their analysis of historical corpa.

Money Rules

Money Rules [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443408972
Author: Gail Vaz-Oxlade
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Money Rules by Gail Vaz-Oxlade Book Resume:

The national bestseller that helps you turn common sense into money in the bank—now updated with 10 new rules to live by Gail Vaz-Oxlade likes to say that managing money isn’t rocket science, it’s discipline. But even she acknowledges that there are tricks to her trade and that making money decisions often feels more complicated than it needs to be. So, where do you start? With Gail’s Money Rules, of course—her essential rules for making your money work for you. Covering every topic under the financial sun—from TFSAs to taxes, borrowing to breaking bad habits, relationships to RRSPs—Gail will show you that many of the rules you may have been following might actually be working against your best interests. Some of her advice is, as she says, common sense (Rule #17: Needs Must Come Before Wants), some of it is surprising (Rule #222: Don’t Borrow to Contribute to an RRSP) and some may even seem counterintuitive coming from Gail (Rule #261: Take Pleasure from Your Money). New to this edition are rules that will help you maximize the return on your savings, get your head straight about what renovations really mean for your bottom line, and calculate your burn rate. All of the rules are divided into digestible pieces that give you a clear sense of what works and what doesn’t—and how to start incorporating her advice into your life today. For money-phobes, this book will be a kick in the pants; for money minders, it will ease the worry that they’ve left a stone unturned; for everyone, Money Rules reveals what it takes to build a financial foundation that will last a lifetime.

Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia

Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137319275
Author: A. Croissant,D. Kuehn,P. Lorenz,P. Chambers
Publisher: Springer
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Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia by A. Croissant,D. Kuehn,P. Lorenz,P. Chambers Book Resume:

How can civilians in newly democratized countries ensure their control over the military? While establishing civilian control of the military is a necessary condition for a functioning democracy, it requires prudent strategic action on the part of the decision-makers to remove the military from positions of power and make it follow their orders.

The Monster in the Box

The Monster in the Box [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0385668864
Author: Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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The Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell Book Resume:

Inspector Wexford returns in his most surprising case yet "He had never told anyone. The strange relationship, if it could be called that, had gone on for years, decades, and he had never breathed a word about it. He had kept silent because he knew no one would believe him. None of it could be proved, not the stalking, not the stares or the conspiratorial smiles, not the killings, not any of the signs Targo had made because he knew Wexford knew and could do nothing about it." Wexford had almost made up his mind that he would never again set eyes on Eric Targo's short, muscular figure. And yet there he was, back in Kingsmarkham, still with that cocky, strutting walk. Years earlier, when Wexford was a young police officer, a woman called Elsie Carroll had been found strangled in her bedroom. Although many still had their suspicions that her husband was guilty, no one was convicted. Another woman was strangled shortly afterwards, and every personal and professional instinct told Wexford that the killer was still at large. And it was Eric Targo. A psychopath who would kill again... As the Chief Inspector investigates a new case, Ruth Rendell looks back to the beginning of Wexford's career, even to his courtship of the woman who would become his wife. The past is a haunted place, with clues and passions that leave an indelible imprint on the here and now.

Tax Planning and Compliance for Tax-Exempt Organizations

Tax Planning and Compliance for Tax-Exempt Organizations [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119541034
Author: Jody Blazek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Tax Planning and Compliance for Tax-Exempt Organizations by Jody Blazek Book Resume:

A practical guide to handling the challenges facing tax-exempt organizations, written by a leading authority Tax Planning and Compliance for Tax-Exempt Organizations, Sixth Edition ensures that you have the practical knowledge to handle critical tax situations. This book provides guidance for the significant issues facing nonprofit organizations. It’s an essential guide to navigating the complexities of nonprofit tax rules and regulations. Packed with checklists and suggestions starting with Exhibit 1.1, Organizations Reference Chart and Exhibit 1.2, Suitability for Tax-Exempt Status, this guide helps anyone that creates, advises, or manages a nonprofit organization. Now, you can better understand the requirements for various categories of tax-exempt organizations: public charities, private foundations, civic associations, business leagues, and social clubs, as well as title-holding companies and governmental entities. You’ll discover practical guidance on the issue of potentially owing income tax on revenue-producing enterprises. Clear explanations cover the many exceptions to taxability. Tax issues related to internet activity, advertising, publishing, services, and much more are all addressed in this tax planning guide designed specifically for nonprofit and tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. Use extensive quick checklists that cover tax-exempt eligibility, reporting to the IRS, and tax compliance Find detailed instructions for submitting a variety of exemption applications and tax forms See sample documents, such as organizational bylaws, letters of application, and completed IRS forms Refer to tools and practice aids, such as a comparison chart summarizing the differences between public and private charitable organizations Written by one of the leading authorities in the field, the book also delves into recent tax law changes affecting nonprofits and other tax-exempt organizations. This indispensable guide can offer direction and support if you are challenged to successfully navigate the complex maze of nonprofit tax rules and regulations.

Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment

Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137312629
Author: A. Chow
Publisher: Springer
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Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment by A. Chow Book Resume:

For a millennium and a half in China, Christianity has been perceived as a foreign religion for a foreign people. This volume investigates various historical attempts to articulate a Chinese Christianity, comparing the roles that Western and Latin forms of Christian theology have played with the potential role of Eastern Orthodox theology.

Optimizing the Aging, Retirement, and Pensions Dilemma

Optimizing the Aging, Retirement, and Pensions Dilemma [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0470585692
Author: Marida Bertocchi,Sandra L. Schwartz,William T. Ziemba
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Optimizing the Aging, Retirement, and Pensions Dilemma by Marida Bertocchi,Sandra L. Schwartz,William T. Ziemba Book Resume:

A straightforward guide focused on life cycle investing-namely aging, retirement, and pensions Life cycle investing and the implications of aging, retirement, and pensions continues to grow in importance. With people living longer, the relative and absolute number of retirees is growing while the number of workers contributing to pension funds is declining. This reliable resource develops a detailed economic analysis-at the micro (individual) and macro (economy wide) levels-which addresses issues regarding the economics of an aging population. Topics touched upon include retirement and the associated health care funding of the aged as well as social security and the asset classes that are considered asset-liability choices over time. The probability of achieving adequate return patterns from various investment strategies and asset classes is reviewed Shares rich insights on the aging, retirement, and pensions dilemma An assessment of the resources the real economy will be able to commit to non-workers is provided The three pillars of retirement are social security, company pensions, and private savings. Each of these pillars is confronted with a variety of asset-liability problems, and this book will addresses them.

The Song of Simon de Montfort

The Song of Simon de Montfort [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190946245
Author: Sophie Thérèse Ambler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Song of Simon de Montfort by Sophie Thérèse Ambler Book Resume:

A biography of one of the Middle Ages' most controversial, reckless, and heroic figures Born in France in the early thirteenth century to a crusading father of the same name, Simon de Montfort traveled to England in his adulthood, where he claimed the earldom of Leicester and ingratiated himself into King Henry III's inner circles. Initially a trusted advisor, Simon's good relationship with the king did not last. Frustrated by the increasing injustice meted out to his subjects, Simon would go on to rebel against him, marching on the king's hall at Westminster and leading England's first revolution, and imposing a parliamentary system on Henry's rule. Montfort's life touched on nearly every notable event of the thirteenth century, from the holy wars being fought both abroad and closer to home, to the rebellion against the Plantagenets, to his campaigns against Jews in Leicester. The account of his death in battle-swinging his sword to the last-is one of the most graphic ever written of a medieval battlefield. Ambler provides a living portrait of the Middle Ages, brimming with illuminating insights into religion, society, the nobility, warfare, and daily life. In the words of bestselling historian Dan Jones, Ambler is "a dazzlingly talented historian" and her book on Simon de Montfort "marks the arrival of a formidably gifted historian."

Handbook of Comparative and Development Public Administration

Handbook of Comparative and Development Public Administration [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0203904753
Author: Ali Farazmand
Publisher: CRC Press
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Handbook of Comparative and Development Public Administration by Ali Farazmand Book Resume:

With contributions from nearly 80 international experts, this comprehensive resource covers diverse issues, aspects, and features of public administration and policy around the world. It focuses on bureaucracy and bureaucratic politics in developing and industrialized countries and emphasizing administrative performance and policy implementation, as well as political system maintenance and regime enhancement. The book covers the history of public administration and bureaucracy in Persia, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium and among the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas, public administration in small island states, Eastern Europe, and ethics and other contemporary issues in public administration.

Ethics for International Business

Ethics for International Business [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134267088
Author: John M. Kline
Publisher: Routledge
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Ethics for International Business by John M. Kline Book Resume:

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Shi'i Jurisprudence and Constitution

Shi'i Jurisprudence and Constitution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230118461
Author: A. Boozari
Publisher: Springer
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Shi'i Jurisprudence and Constitution by A. Boozari Book Resume:

Focusing substantially on the relation between the concept of constitutionalism and Islamic Law in general and how such relation is specifically reflected in the Shiite jurisprudence, this volume explores the juristic origins of constitutionalism, especially in the context of 1905 Constitutional Revolution in Iran.

Worst Pills, Best Pills

Worst Pills, Best Pills [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 143913880X
Author: Sid M. Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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"More than 100,000 people a year die in American hospitals from adverse reactions to medication, making drug reactions one of the leading causes of death in this country, researchers are reporting today...." -- Journal of the American Medical Association study, as quoted in The New York Times It is no longer a secret that adverse drug reactions can be dangerous or even fatal, or that doctors often prescribe two relatively safe drugs -- which may cause a life-threatening interaction if taken together. THIS IS THE BOOK THAT TELLS YOU WHAT OTHER PILL BOOKS WON'T ABOUT YOUR MEDICATION! Top-selling drugs that are among the 160 Do Not Use Drugs discussed inside: Ultram Darvoset-N Lopid Desogen & OrthoCept Elavil Ativan Restoril Flexeril Valium Bentyl Entex LA Glucophage Macrobid Patients fill more than 80 million prescriptions a year for these drugs! Consumer advocate Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D., director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group, has thoroughly revised and updated this accessible, indispensable bestseller that alerts you to the potential risks of hundreds of medications available today. Worst Pills, Best Pills gives you the information you need to become actively involved in caring for yourself -- by asking your doctor smart questions about the drugs prescribed for you. Arranged by disease/condition, it offers chapters on adverse drug reactions, alphabetical indexes listing pills by their brand and generic names, new information about commonly used drugs, guidelines for helping you to say "no" if your doctor prescribes a drug you should not take, and safer alternative choices. Worst Pills, Best Pills also includes startling information about certain drugs that can actually cause depression, hallucinations or psychoses, sexual dysfunction, dementia, auto accidents, insomnia, parkinsonism, and more. Caution: Call your doctor before stopping the use of any drug.

Comparative Latin American Politics

Comparative Latin American Politics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0429970048
Author: Ronald M. Schneider
Publisher: Routledge
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Comparative Latin American Politics by Ronald M. Schneider Book Resume:

Latin America is a region of great diversity and a rich laboratory for understanding the processes of political development and their interaction with economic growth, social modernization, and cultural influences. Highlighting crucial periods of dynamic socioeconomic and political change, Comparative Latin American Politics provides a balanced, concise overview of select Latin American countries without underestimating the complexities of a region noted for its striking differences. The book focuses on the dominant dyad of Mexico and Brazil while also considering in detail Argentina, Chile, Peru, Columbia, and Venezuela - seven countries that contain four-fifths of the region's inhabitants as well as an even higher proportion of its economy. Recognizing that political institutions and cultures are built over generations, author Ronald M. Schneider divides his analysis into two parts. Part one examines the period from independence to 1930, when countries were coping with an array of post-independence problems and challenges of national consolidation. Part two concentrates on 1930 to the present day and fleshes out current political practices and structures. Each part devotes chapters to specific country coverage as well as meaningful comparative perspectives that illuminate the political evolution of the region and offer salient lessons for other developing parts of the world.