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|Author||: John LeFevre|
|Editor||: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic|
The hilarious New York Times bestseller “sharply observes the lives of globe-trotting, overindulging investment bankers” (Entertainment Weekly). “Some chick asked me what I would do with 10 million bucks. I told her I’d wonder where the rest of my money went.” —@GSElevator For three years, the notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed offered a hilarious, shamelessly voyeuristic look into the real world of international finance. Hundreds of thousands followed the account, Goldman Sachs launched an internal investigation, and when the true identity of the man behind it all was revealed, it created a national media sensation—but that’s only part of the story. Where @GSElevator captured the essence of the banking elite with curated jokes and submissions overheard by readers, Straight to Hell adds John LeFevre’s own story—an unapologetic and darkly funny account of a career as a globe-conquering investment banker spanning New York, London, and Hong Kong. Straight to Hell pulls back the curtain on a world that is both hated and envied, taking readers from the trading floors and roadshows to private planes and after-hours overindulgence. Full of shocking lawlessness, boyish antics, and win-at-all-costs schemes, this is the definitive take on the deviant, dysfunctional, and absolutely excessive world of finance. “Shocking and sordid—and so much fun.” —Daily News (New York) “LeFevre’s workplace anecdotes include tales of nastiness, sabotage, favoritism, sexism, racism, expense-account padding, and legally questionable collusion.” —The New Yorker
|Author||: John LeFevre|
|Editor||: Atlantic Books Ltd|
Over the past three years, the notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed has offered a hilarious, shamelessly voyeuristic look into the real world of international finance. Hundreds of thousands followed the account, Goldman Sachs launched an internal investigation, and when the true identity of the man behind it all was revealed, it created a national media sensation - but that's only part of the story. Where @GSElevator captured the essence of the banking elite with curated jokes and submissions overheard by readers, Straight to Hell adds John LeFevre's own story - an unapologetic and darkly funny account of a career as a globe-conquering investment banker spanning New York, London, and Hong Kong. Straight to Hell pulls back the curtain on a world that is both hated and envied, taking readers from the trading floors and roadshows to private planes and after-hours overindulgence. Full of shocking lawlessness, boyish antics, and win-at-all-costs schemes, this is the definitive take on the deviant, dysfunctional, and absolutely excessive world of finance.
|Author||: Ron Lindsey|
God has blessed me to see the world for what it really is. Asking questions for which I already have the answer. Your opinions do matter. It’s up to you to ask questions, instead of going with the popular crowd. You are the captain of your brain, correct. Never be misled by anyone or anything.
|Author||: William E. Jones|
Boyd McDonald (1925-1993) had the makings of a successful life in the 1950s--an education at Harvard, a job at Time/Life--but things didn't turn out as planned. After 20 years of resentful conformity and desperate alcoholism, McDonald dried out, pawned all of his suits, and went on welfare; it was then that his life truly began. From a room in a New York SRO hotel, McDonald published Straight to Hell, a series of chapbooks collecting readers' "true homosexual experiences." Following the example of Alfred Kinsey, McDonald obsessively pursued the truth about sex between men just as gay liberation began to tame America's sexual outlaws for the sake of legal recognition. Admired by such figures as Gore Vidal and William S. Burroughs, Straight to Hell combined a vigorous contempt for authority with a keen literary style, and was the precursor of the first queer 'zines decades later. Containing in-depth interviews with friends and family members and a wealth of previously unpublished material, True Homosexual Experiences: Boyd McDonald and Straight to Hell is the first book devoted to this key figure of the American underground.
|Author||: Jane Hinchey|
Meet Lucifer as you've never met her before! This sizzling urban fantasy romance takes you on a journey through Hell (hint: it's not what you'd expect) and topside where Lucy gets to business straightening out souls - oh and there's the small matter of a soul stealer on the loose, not to mention the distraction of hot and hunky psychic, Levi!
|Author||: John Milton|
|Editor||: Xist Publishing|
An Epic Poem on an Even Grander Scale “Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost In John Milton's Paradise Lost, the author tells the story of the fall of man, developing characters from the familiar Biblical narrative. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
|Author||: Turney Duff|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A former Galleon Group trader portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements. A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards—and dizzying temptations—of making a living on the Street. Growing up in the 1980’s Turney Duff was your average kid from Kennebunk, Maine, eager to expand his horizons. After trying – and failing – to land a job as a journalist, he secured a trainee position at Morgan Stanley and got his first feel for the pecking order that exists in the trading pits. Those on the “buy side,” the traders who make large bets on whether a stock will rise or fall, are the “alphas” and those on the “sell side,” the brokers who handle their business, are eager to please. How eager to please was brought home stunningly to Turney in 1999 when he arrived at the Galleon Group, a colossal hedge-fund management firm run by secretive founder Raj Rajaratnam. Finally in a position to trade on his own, Turney was encouraged to socialize with the sell side and siphon from his new broker friends as much information as possible. Soon he was not just vacuuming up valuable tips but also being lured into a variety of hedonistic pursuits. Naïve enough to believe he could keep up the lifestyle without paying a price, he managed to keep an eye on his buy-and-sell charts and, meanwhile, pondered the strange goings on at Galleon, where tens of millions were being made each week in sometimes mysterious ways. At his next positions, at Argus Partners and J.L. Berkowitz, Turney climbed to even higher heights – and, as it turned out, plummeted to even lower depths – as, by day, he solidified his reputation one of the Street’s most powerful healthcare traders, and by night, he blazed a path through the city’s nightclubs, showing off his social genius and voraciously inhaling any drug that would fill the void he felt inside. A mesmerizingly immersive journey through Wall Street’s first millennial decade, and a poignant self portrait by a young man who surely would have destroyed himself were it not for his decision to walk away from a seven-figure annual income, The Buy Side is one of the best coming-of-age-on-the-Street books ever written.
|Author||: Sandi P. Jennings|
|Editor||: Independently Published|
The "Do not collect $200 Pass hell Go Straight to Hitler" Journal, with lined pages, is the perfect gift idea for anyone who loves the game of Monopoly. Great gag gift. This blank line journal can be used as a prayer journal, gratitude journal, daily journal, budget journal, food diary, or diary. Great for writing down favorite or new recipes to try. Perfect for keeping track of to-do lists, grocery lists, goals, milestones, success, poetry, creative ideas, and self-care action plan. Reflect on life and relieve stress. This writing journal is the perfect gift idea for birthdays, holidays, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah. 6 x 9 paperback 110 pages (55 sheets) Beautiful glossy cover Perfect for gift-giving!
|Author||: Alex Cox|
|Editor||: Kamera Books|
"Forty years ago as a graduate student I wrote a book about Spaghetti Westerns, called 10,000 Ways to Die. It's an embarrassing tome: full of half-assed semiotics and other attenuated academic nonsense. Thirty years later I wrote an entirely new book with the same title, about the same subject, from a different perspective--that of a working film director. What interested me was what the filmmakers intended, how they did that shot, how the director felt when his film was recut by the distributor, and he was creatively and financially screwed. Now I have prepared a new edition of the 10,000 Ways to Die. It reflects my changing thoughts about the Italian Western, which I still greatly admire. It includes corrections, additions, and new sections on films I changed my mind about, or hadn't seen--including Lina Wertmuller's Belle Star--the only Italian Western directed by a woman." --Alex Cox
|Author||: Sherilee Gray|
|Editor||: Sherilee Gray|
With one fatal mistake, immortal demon hunter Lazarus started a chain reaction that set him and his five brothers on a collision course straight to Hell. There’s only one way to save them all—claim his mate, a sweet beauty he doesn’t deserve and will only end up hurting. But immortals fall hard, and walking away from her when it’s over is going to be near-impossible. When bookstore owner Eve Taylor starts hearing the thoughts of others, she is certain she’s losing her mind. Until the day a wickedly seductive and dangerous warrior appears and introduces her to a terrifying new world—one she has been part of her whole life and never knew. Now, with a traitor consumed by darkness and driven by revenge hunting them, they have one chance at survival. But they must give into the scorching desire that, if they let it, could destroy them both. Other books in the series: Book 1: Knight's Redemption Book 2: Knight's Salvation Book 3: Demon's Temptation Keywords: romance, paranormal romance, demons, demon hunter, angels, archangels, band of brothers, shifter, alpha male, bad boy hero, strong heroine, tattooed hero, romantic suspense, action and adventure, shapeshifter, fantasy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense, sagas, series, mystery, paranormal fantasy, dark fantasy, mystery thriller
|Author||: J. Burrello|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
The first three chaotic years of Blinky and Sal all in one book. Here be a land inhabited by anxious bats, mustachioed hole-dwelling cynics, mouth-breathing religious zealots, mad scientists, gluttonous beavers, depressed narwhals, and capricious imaginary deities. Blinky and Sal is comic series for absurdists, in the truest sense.
|Author||: Christopher Marlowe|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
One of the glories of Elizabethan drama: Marlowe's powerful retelling of the story of the learned German doctor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Footnotes.
|Author||: Matthew Hughes|
|Editor||: Angry Robot, Limited|
When Chesney Anstruther accidentally summons a demon, but refuses to sell his soul, all of Hell goes on strike, and with nothing bad ever happening in the world, disaster strikes. Original. 20,000 first printing.
|Author||: Steve Foss|
|Editor||: Charisma Media|
The power of grace for true transformation Grace is the most significant gift from God that mankind has ever received. It is at the core of our Christian faith, and without it we would still be without hope and without God. But grace isn’t what most people think it is. It is not just a “get out of hell free” card. The good news is that it’s better! Grace is the favor of God that gives to us access to His power for everything we need for life. Grace Is Not a Get Out of Hell Free Card takes you step-by-step through the amazing power of grace. Once and for all you can be free from the bondages of sin, strongholds, lack, and demonic oppression, and you can enter into the fullness of all Christ bought for us. Now is the time for your life to be transformed by the revelation knowledge of God’s grace. No more defeat, no more struggling, no more lack in any area. Now is your time! God is going to open the windows of heaven and reveal to you a place called grace, where everything you need is.
|Author||: Robert Venditti|
|Editor||: DC Comics|
Cold war kickoff! After receiving a distress signal from Aquaman, the Justice League travels to Antarctica, where they discover an ancient prison at the bottom of the legendary pit of Tartarus. But who picked the locks within? Freed from their shackles, creatures of myth and horror emerge to battle the team, while the League must confront their own personal demons. What exactly lies at the base of this well, and what will be left of the Justice League when they discover its secret?
|Author||: Matt McCoy,Jim Ferguson|
Through heartfelt e-mails to openly gay Iowa State Senator Matt McCoy, readers will understand the impact of the struggle for marriage equality. These stories will empower others to face, accept, and celebrate their sexuality and relationships. Marriage equality is the new civil right. Passion is strong on both sides of the issue. The battle for equality is more than a powerful political weapon or crusade of religious zealots. It is about love, commitment, and civil rights. These e-mails are artifacts of a critical movement. They bring to life stories of couples affected by the intolerance of laws preventing them from expressing their love and commitment through marriage. Opponents express visceral emotion, often with religious fervor. They see gay marriage as a threat to traditional marriage, family, and the nation. What is a politically charged weapon for some is a way of life for others. The book will disrupt the status quo to keep the momentum in the battle for equality. Those struggling with their sexual orientation will be reminded they are not alone. They are entitled to the same civil rights, tolerance and acceptance enjoyed by others. The book is a call to remain vigilant.
|Author||: Mark Lee Gardner|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Shot All to Hell by Mark Lee Gardner recounts the thrilling life of Jesse James, Frank James, the Younger brothers, and the most famous bank robbery of all time. Follow the Wild West’s most celebrated gang of outlaws as they step inside Northfield’s First National Bank and back out on the streets to square off with heroic citizens who risked their lives to defend justice in Minnesota. With compelling details that chronicle the two-week chase that followed—the near misses, the fateful mistakes, and the bloody final shootout on the Watonwan River, Shot All to Hell is a galloping true tale of frontier justice from the author of To Hell on a Fast Horse: The Untold Story of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, Mark Lee Gardner.