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Swindle
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 1536411760
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Books
  • After an unscrupulous collector cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into the heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to finance his father's invention.

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    The Great Swindle
  • Author : Pierre Lemaitre
  • Publisher : MacLehose Press
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1848665792
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  • Genre : France
  • Winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, a timeless story of how war transforms lives in unexpected and often tragic ways as seen through the eyes of three World War I vets The year is 1918, the war on the Western Front all but over. An ambitious officer, Lieutenant Henry D'Aulnay-Pradelle, sends two soldiers over the top and then surreptitiously shoots them in the back to incite his men to attack the German lines. When another of D'Aulnay-Pradelle's soldiers, Albert Maillard, reaches the bodies and discovers how they died, the lieutenant shoves him into a shell hole to silence him. Albert is rescued by fellow soldier, the artist Edouard Péricourt, who takes a bullet in the face. The war ends and both men recover, but Edouard is permanently disfigured, and fakes his death to prevent his family from seeing him as a cripple. In gratitude for Edouard's rescue, Albert becomes the injured man's companion and caregiver. Finding that the postwar gratitude for the soldiers' service is nothing more than lip-service to an empty idea, the two men scramble to survive, ultimately devising a scam to take money for never-to-be-built war memorials from small towns. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Pradelle has married Edouard's sister Madeline and is running a scam of his own that involves the exhumation of war victims. In this sorrowful, heart-searching novel, the interwoven lives of these three men create a tapestry of the human condition as seen through the lens of war, revealing brutality and compassion, heroism and cowardice, in equal measure.

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    Hideout (Swindle #5)
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780545520188
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • HIDEOUT: a place to escape detection, especially when being chased by someone determined to have revenge. . . When Griffin Bing and his friends first met Luthor, he was a vicious attack dog working for the slimy S. Wendell Palomino - also known as Swindle. The kids rescued Luthor and never thought they'd see Swindle again. But now Swindle's returned. And he wants his dog back. Swindle has manipulated the law so that there's no way for Savannah Drysdale to keep Luthor in her house. Before he can be taken away, they decide to make him disappear - away from Swindle. Six kids. Three hideouts. One extremely large dog. What could possibly go wrong?

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    Big-Box Swindle
  • Author : Stacy Mitchell
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0807035017
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • A Book Sense Pick and Annual Highlight With a New Afterword In less than two decades, large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America. In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising pollution and diminished civic engagement—and she shows how a growing number of communities and independent businesses are effectively fighting back. Mitchell traces the dramatic growth of mega-retailers—from big boxes like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Costco, and Staples to chains like Starbucks, Olive Garden, Blockbuster, and Old Navy—and the precipitous decline of independent businesses. Drawing on examples from virtually every state in the country, she unearths the extraordinary impact of these companies and the big-box mentality on everything from soaring gasoline consumption to rising poverty rates, failing family farms, and declining voting levels. Along the way, Mitchell exposes the shocking role government policy has played in the expansion of mega-retailers and builds a compelling case that communities composed of many small, locally owned businesses are healthier and more prosperous than those dominated by a few large chains. More than a critique, Big-Box Swindle provides an invigorating account of how some communities have successfully countered the spread of big boxes and rebuilt their local economies. Since 2000, more than two hundred big-box development projects have been halted by groups of ordinary citizens, and scores of towns and cities have adopted laws that favor small-scale, local business development and limit the proliferation of chains. From cutting-edge land-use policies to innovative cooperative small-business initiatives, Mitchell offers communities concrete strategies that can stave off mega-retailers and create a more prosperous and sustainable future.

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    Swindle
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780545457385
  • Reader Reviews : 46
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ocean's 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman! After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card. There are many things standing in their way -- a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system, a very secret hiding place, and their inability to drive -- but Griffin and his team are going to get back what's rightfully his . . . even if hijinks ensue. This is Gordon Korman at his crowd-pleasing best, perfect for readers who like to hoot, howl, and heist.

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    The Sayers Swindle
  • Author : Victoria Abbott
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780425255292
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Jordan Kelly is delighted to make money tracking down rare and valuable mystery novels for her employer, Vera Van Alst, an avid collector and the most difficult woman in Harrison Falls, New York. But now her boss’s complete set of Dorothy Sayers is missing, and finding them may lead Jordan to a murder suitable for Sayers’s esteemed sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey… When Jordan manages to locate her boss’s missing books, they are in the possession of Randolph Adams, an elderly man in a nearby town. Offering a valuable Hemingway first edition as an incentive, Jordan thinks she’s about to seal the deal—but some of Randolph’s relatives think he should hold out for more. Then the entire family disappears—and a dead body shows up. It’s up to Jordan to collect the clues—and make sure a killer gets booked.

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    The Mark Inside
  • Author : Amy Reading
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780307473592
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  • Genre : True Crime
  • In 1919, Texas rancher J. Frank Norfleet lost everything he had in a stock market swindle—twice. But instead of slinking home in shame, he turned the tables on the confidence men. Armed with a revolver and a suitcase full of disguises, Norfleet set out to capture the five men who had conned him, allowing himself to be ensnared in the con again and again to gather evidence on his enemies. Through the story of Norfleet’s ingenious reverse-swindle, Amy Reading reveals the fascinating mechanics behind the big con—an artful performance targeted to the most vulnerable points of human nature—and invites you into the crooked history of a nation on the hustle, constantly feeding the hunger and the hope of the mark inside.

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    Unleashed
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Incorporated
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0545709377
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  • Genre : Books
  • A fast-paced young adult novel about four very different teens lost at sea with no one to count on but themselves. Matt and Mike are best friends, just two working-class guys trying to earn some money in Montauk for the summer. When they meet Driana, JoJo and Stef, three friends who live a much different life of privilege, Matt and Mike find themselves in a sticky situation where temptation rivals sensibility. Worlds collide when the group ventures out to sea aboard a small boat that Stef sneaks out from her dad's dock. As the waves rise and the fragile vessel weakens, things go horribly wrong. Adrift at sea for days, who will have what it takes to survive?

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    Zoobreak (Swindle #2)
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780545457378
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The sequel to Gordon Korman's SWINDLE---the Man With A Plan is back! When Griffin Bing's class goes to a floating zoo, they don't expect to see animals being treated so badly. They don't expect to find Cleo, Dog Whisperer Savannah's pet monkey who's been missing for weeks. And they really don't expect to have to hide the animals once they've rescued them! Hilarity ensues as Griffin's team once more pulls off a heist . . . trying to break the animals back into a (better) zoo!

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    We Never Went to the Moon
  • Author : Bill Kaysing,Randy Reid
  • Publisher : Health Research Books
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0787304875
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : History
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    Framed (Swindle #3)
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780545457361
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The hilarious third SWINDLE book - now in paperback! Griffin Bing's new principal doesn't like him. And Griffin doesn't like the boot camp football atmosphere the new principal has brought. Griffin manages to stay out of trouble -- until a Super Bowl ring disappears from the school's display case, with Griffin's retainer left in its place. Griffin has been framed! Unfortunately, the Man doesn't have a Plan - and everything his team tries to find out who really took the ring backfires. Griffin ends up in an alternate school, then under house arrest, and finally with an electronic anklet - with no way to prove his innocence! Griffin smells a rat - but will he be able to solve the mystery in time?

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    The Great Oklahoma Swindle
  • Author : Russell Cobb
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9781496230409
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • Russell Cobb’s The Great Oklahoma Swindle is a rousing and incisive examination of the regional culture and history of “Flyover Country” that demystifies the political conditions of the American Heartland.

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    The Great Olympic Swindle
  • Author : Andrew Jennings,Clare Sambrook
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105028657455
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Olympics
  • A shocking expose of the corruption and self-interest behind the Olympic Games. Published to coincide with the 2000 Sydney Olympics, award-winning investigative reporter Andrew Jennings tells the astonishing story of the crooked sports leaders, gangsters, and drug kingpins who, in recent years, have hijacked the Olympic organization for personal gain. A fascinating and eye-opening story of the truth behind the Olympic ideal.

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    Valuation and Risk Management in Energy Markets
  • Author : Glen Swindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : 1107539889
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Valuation and Risk Management in Energy Markets surveys the mechanics of energy markets and the valuation of structures commonly arising in practice. The presentation balances quantitative issues and practicalities facing portfolio managers, with substantial attention paid to the ways in which common methods fail in practice and to alternative methods when they exist. The material spans basic fundamentals of markets, statistical analysis of price dynamics, and a sequence of increasingly challenging structures, concluding with issues arising at the enterprise level. In totality, the material has been selected to provide readers with the analytical foundation required to function in modern energy trading and risk management groups.

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    Field of Schemes
  • Author : Neil DeMause,Joanna Cagan
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 423
  • ISBN : 9780803260160
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Field of Schemes is a play-by-play account of how the drive for new sports stadiums and arenas drains $2 billion a year from public treasuries for the sake of private profit. While the millionaires who own sports franchises have seen the value of their assets soar under this scheme, taxpayers, urban residents, and sports fans have all come out losers, forced to pay both higher taxes and higher ticket prices for seats that, thanks to the layers of luxury seating that typify new stadiums, usually offer a worse view of the action. The stories in Field of Schemes, from Baltimore to Cleveland and Minneapolis to Seattle and dozens of places in between, tell of the sports-team owners who use their money and their political muscle to get their way, and of the stories of spirited local groups?like Detroit's Tiger Stadium Fan Club and Boston's Save Fenway Park!?that have fought to save the games we love and the public dollars our cities need. This revised and expanded edition features the first comprehensive reporting on the recent stadium battles in Washington DC, New York City, and Boston as well as updates on how cities have fared with the first wave of new stadiums built in recent years.

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    The Manhattan Swindle
  • Author : Jay Perin
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1637542682
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  • Genre : Books
  • A SINGLE LIE COULD WIN THE WAR WITHOUT SHEDDING A DROP OF BLOOD.The chaotic 'eighties... political assassinations, drug wars, the computer revolution... Jared Sanders, the criminal oilman, is inches away from controlling the White House. His old nemesis, Senator Temple, stands in the way. This time, the senator is not alone.The heirs of the three oldest clans in the oil business join Temple. An aspiring lawyer with her eye on a supreme court seat, a Navy SEAL with a target on his back, and a dashing blueblood from New York City. Together, they could defeat the enemy without firing a single shot. Except, the lies which thrust them into the alliance, the family secrets, refuse to stay buried.Three dynasties, a ruthless adversary, a long conspiracy... from the hallways of the West Wing to the pages of tabloids, from Lebanese towns to Argentine oilfields, The Manhattan Swindle continues the riveting saga of treachery, heartbreak, vengeance, and blood feuds._________"?genuinely flawed characters? dazzling prose? beguiling plot?" Readers Favorite"?depth, complexity? satisfying surprises?" D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review"?gripping read? spellbinding characters?" U.S. Review of Books"?a highly intelligent, suspenseful political thriller." LitPick Review"?nothing short of riveting? " Manhattan Book Review"?an action-packed, globe-trotting thriller? devious characters? crosses and double-crosses? exciting tale of political intrigue?" San Francisco Book Review

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    Showoff (Swindle #4)
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780545393126
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The heroes of SWINDLE, ZOOBREAK, and FRAMED are back - and this time, things have gone to the dogs! When Luthor goes berserk at a mall dog show, he's accused of ruining the career of the three-time best-in-show beagle. Griffin always knew that Luthor's viciousness was simmering just below the surface - so why does he feel bad enough to spring him from the pound? Griffin and his team have a new plan. This one involves New York City, a sinister saboteur, a reclusive dog-trainer who's quit the business, an international dog show, and a whole lot of red dye. But if they pull it off, no one will even notice their sting operation...right?

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    The Great American Swindle
  • Author : June Naugle
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Pages : 574
  • ISBN : 1452059136
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • The Great American Swindle is a mind-boggling story filled with action, lust, greed, conspiracy, betrayal, blackmail, fraud, injustice, suicide, and murder; a story which crisscrosses the United States several times between 1845 and 1971; a true, fully-documented story which has significantly altered U.S. history. Hundreds of United States census records, certified documents, court transcripts, wills, deeds, personal letters, etc., prove the greatest swindle in our country’s history and its impending cover-up. Also how the swindle was accomplished, why, by whom, where the stolen billions/trillions of dollars are, and who controls them today. Names have NOT been changed to protect the guilty.

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    Washington Swindle Sheet
  • Author : William Pickett Helm
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : UOM:39015023141263
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  • Genre : Books
  • "This is a tale of the world's greates swindle sheet--the expense account of the Senate of the United States ... 1931"--Page 11.

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    Jingle (Swindle #8)
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9780545861458
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The eighth installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman's Swindle series! JINGLE: a light clinking or tingling sounds, often heralding the approach of Santa, reindeer, or the mysterious thief of a priceless possession . . . Griffin Bing and his friends are NOT happy. Instead of going away for winter break, they've been signed up to volunteer at a local Christmas extravaganza . . . as elves.It's not easy being an elf. Not when Santa is bad news and Rudolph is being played by a Doberman who makes up his own rules wherever he goes.But being an elf is nothing compared to being blamed when a prized Christmas possession -- worth over ten million dollars -- is stolen right from under your nose.It's time for these elves to get off the shelf and track down a Christmas thief!

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    Please Please Please
  • Author : Renee Swindle
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307573780
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Babysister gets what Babysister wants. Always has. Always will. After all, she's been spoiled rotten ever since she witnessed her mother's death as a child, and she's made the most of it-especially with her dad. So when her oldest friend, Deborah, begins to date a fine-looking, fine-acting man named Darren-Babysister doesn't think twice: she wants Darren for herself. And what Babysister wants... There are just a few little problems with their secret love affair. Babysister's devoted boyfriend is one. And Darren's lingering doubts about dumping Deborah--light-skinned, church-going, beautiful--is another. But Babysister won't let go, even after Darren crawls back to Deborah--and marries her. Following her love-crazed heart, Babysister jeopardizes friendship, family, and her own self-esteem, until a little dose of reality shows her how much she's been missing all along.

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    The Great Gold Swindle: Yamashita's Gold
  • Author : Phoenix Powers
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9781105583117
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book The Great Gold Swindle: Yamashita's Gold

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    Shake Down the Stars
  • Author : Renee Swindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9780451416643
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When you’re in trouble and sinking fast, whom do you call? Piper Nelson is stuck. She can’t quite stay away from the husband she divorced. She isn’t always attentive to the high school students she teaches. And even she admits that she’s been drinking too much and seeking out unsuitable men. Piper’s mother, married to a celebrity evangelist, and her sister, who's immersed in plans to wed a professional football player and star in a reality TV show, are both too self-absorbed to sympathize with Piper’s angst. They tell her to get a grip. But how can Piper ever really recover from the blow she suffered five years ago, when a car accident took the life of her young daughter? When Piper’s ex-husband announces that his new girlfriend is pregnant, Piper is forced to take stock. Realizing that it’s time for a change is one thing, but actually making it happen is quite another. And despite what she thinks, Piper can’t do it alone Lucky for her, a couple of crazy, funny new friends are ready to step in when she needs them most and show her how to live and laugh again. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

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    Swindle 14
  • Author : Dalek Blu
  • Publisher : Swindle Quarterly
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 0979162165
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  • Genre : Art
  • Includes a feature on: Liverpool and it's music scene as the Year of Culture begins; Barry McGee; the Aboriginal roots of Australian cricket; Aural Fixation: Noise Music; Girls in Sudan; and, more.

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    The Race Track Swindle
  • Author : Thomas H. Kennedy
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B273166
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  • Genre : Gambling
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    The Great Gold Swindle of Lubec, Maine
  • Author : Carrie C. Bangs
  • Publisher : History Press
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1626190089
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  • Genre : History
  • In 1897, a stranger named Reverend Prescott Jernegan arrived in Lubec and made a bold claim: he could extract gold from seawater. To do so, he used so-called accumulators of electrically charged rods in iron pots. Fooling many, he actually hid the gold beneath a wharf in the Bay of Fundy during the night. He and his accomplice, Charles Fisher, preached with fervent enthusiasm as they built their factory and encouraged inspections, which reversed doubters to greedy high-stakes investors. Hundreds of laborers accelerated factory expansion until July 1897, when Jernegan and Fisher fled. Although residents of Lubec attempted civil and criminal action, both men relocated, and fantasies of gold wealth flowed away. Relive the excitement, disappointment and anger of turn-of-the-century Mainers in this collection of accounts about the Lubec gold hoax.

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    The Great Success Swindle
  • Author : Laura Tong,Mark Tong
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN : 1500161942
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Most ordinary people are being swindled out of their chance of success, doomed to permanent failure or for the vast majority, doomed to never even having a chance to try for their success, their dream. Why? Because the Road to Success is paved with... bullshit. And this book sweeps aside this bullshit in a entertaining, but no holds barred way. Because a revolution is needed, a revolution for the ordinary man and woman. Andrew Carnegie dreamed of a Monetary Revolution for the Common Man, Henry Wallace spoke of a Century of the Common Man and The Great Success Swindle proclaims a Success Revolution for the Common Man. So is this just another self-improvement book? No, It is not a self-improvement book in the traditional sense, it is a life-improvement book - most people do not need self-improvement despite many of the vast tomes dedicated to the subject, they are fine as they are, it's their life that sucks. The Great Success Swindle intends to measurably raise the rate of ordinary people reaching whatever their version of success and a great life is. The book is no fluff, no bullshit, gloves off but entertaining look he book covers: Why so many ordinary people are doomed to failure before they start How to tell you are being swindled How to recognize swindlers How to break out of the swindle and immeasurably iincrease your chance of success Where to go now -resources including The Great Life Swindle Blog and later previews of other kindle singles in the series The book also includes 21 Rules of Success for the Common Man

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    The Great Gold Swindle of Lubec, Maine
  • Author : Ronald Pesha
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781625840868
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • In 1897, a stranger named Reverend Prescott Jernegan arrived in Lubec and made a bold claim: he could extract gold from seawater. To do so, he used so-called accumulators of electrically charged rods in iron pots. Fooling many, he actually hid the gold beneath a wharf in the Bay of Fundy during the night. He and his accomplice, Charles Fisher, preached with fervent enthusiasm as they built their factory and encouraged inspections, which reversed doubters to greedy high-stakes investors. Hundreds of laborers accelerated factory expansion until July 1897, when Jernegan and Fisher fled. Although residents of Lubec attempted civil and criminal action, both men relocated, and fantasies of gold wealth flowed away. Relive the excitement, disappointment and anger of turn-of-the-century Mainers in this collection of accounts about the Lubec gold hoax.

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    The Great Los Angeles Swindle
  • Author : Jules Tygiel
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 0520207734
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  • Genre : History
  • Here is a saga of the roaring twenties, with its glorification of business, its get-rich-quick mentality, and its paucity of government regulation--which bred speculation, corruption, and corporate chaos throughout the country. The Great Los Angeles Swindle exposes the schemes of C. C. Julian and his Julian Petroleum Corporation, known familiarly to thousands of Los Angeles residents as Julian Pete, thanks to Julian's folksy weekly newspaper ads. The Julian Pete swindle ranked with Teapot Dome as one of the great scandals of the era and symbolized the failure of 20s boosterism and speculation. Here is a saga of the roaring twenties, with its glorification of business, its get-rich-quick mentality, and its paucity of government regulation--which bred speculation, corruption, and corporate chaos throughout the country. The Great Los Angeles Swindle exposes the schemes of C. C. Julian and his Julian Petroleum Corporation, known familiarly to thousands of Los Angeles residents as Julian Pete, thanks to Julian's folksy weekly newspaper ads. The Julian Pete swindle ranked with Teapot Dome as one of the great scandals of the era and symbolized the failure of 20s boosterism and speculation.

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    Swindle
  • Author : Shepard Fairey,Roger Gastman
  • Publisher : Swindle Quarterly
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0979162122
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  • Genre : Art
  • This groundbreaking magazine refuses to be categorized. While largely art and design driven, Swindle is liberally sprinkled with fashion, music and pop culture and leavened with human-interest stories. The editors ambitions were to create a magazine with such strong content and timeless articles that it would remain on ones bookshelf without ever being relegated to the recycling bin. They have succeeded in their mission. Swindle #10 features: Henry Rollins, Camille Rose Garcia and Seonna Hong.

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    Swindle #8
  • Author : Dona Bridges
  • Publisher : Swindle Quarterly
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0970934890
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Art
  • It takes many words to describe SWINDLE: timeless, eclectic, progressive, stylish, sophisticated, and funny, to name just a few. But for each individual featured in this upcoming special edition, it takes just one: Icon. SWINDLE's first annual 'Icons Issue' features over 50 people of all ages and walks of life who, in one way or another, have redefined their respective fields and made their names synonymous with the domains they have mastered. Some are household names who indelibly shaped pop culture history; others are counterculture legends who may not be recognised on the street but nevertheless changed the world with their work. They all have one thing in common: greatness. An Icons Issue is a momentous occasion for any magazine, but for Swindle it's especially meaningful, given the magazine's dedication to timeless, enduring culture. Every issue of SWINDLE is meant to be a cultural almanac, a document of contemporary history that is an artifact in itself, a piece of history that belongs on a bookshelf or coffee table. The Icons Issue is all that and more, a treasured homage to these masterminds of popular culture.

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    The Race Track Swindle
  • Author : Thomas H. Kennedy
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HWTXVK
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  • Genre : Gambling
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    The Great American Swindle
  • Author : June Naugle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 577
  • ISBN : 9781425990039
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • The major lessons we are here to learn are written within the pages of Life's Lessons. What lessons do you need to learn? What are you struggling with? Do you lose yourself in relationships? We ponder life's journey, our part in it, and the big picture. When at these crossroads of life, whichever particular lesson or lessons being learned currently, ask Self some of the questions in the ponderments section. Have a talk, make a list to aide Self in moving through the lesson, be it metaphysical, spiritual or magical moments, which is driven within you to find. May you learn life's lessons more wisely. Relationship, blame, unconditional love, blessings, betrayal, gifts and loss are some of the most difficult roads we travel. Would you like a personal poem written about you? Your kids, spouse. Whatever the occasion, a personal poem is waiting for your lesson.

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    How to Swindle in Chess
  • Author : Andrew Soltis
  • Publisher : Batsford Books
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN : 9781849946643
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  • Genre : Games & Activities
  • A book by stalwart chess writer on an aspect of chess that is quite common, but little is written about, swindling in chess. In chess, a swindle is a ruse by which a player in a losing position tricks his opponent, and thereby achieves a win or draw instead of the expected loss. Renown chess writers Horowitz and Reinfeld observe that swindles, "though ignored in virtually all chess books", "play an enormously important role in over-the-board chess, and decide the fate of countless games". Andrew Soltis, American chess journalist, says swindles are not accidental or a matter of luck. Swindling is a skill. But there has been almost nothing written about how to do it, how to make yourself lucky in chess. Swindling means setting traps that exploit an opponent's over-confidence. It means choosing the move that has the greatest chance of winning, rather than the move that has the least chance of losing. Soltis' new proposal will explain to players of all levels how to do just that with plenty of examples to explain along the way.

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    A License to Steal
  • Author : Philander Banister Armstrong
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112044907860
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Life insurance
  • Read and download full book A License to Steal

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    The Great Motivation Swindle
  • Author : Laura Tong,Mark Tong
  • Publisher : Laura Tong
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Do you dream of doing something awesome, big or small towards a Great Life, anything indeed, but when you try to motivate yourself into actually getting off your burgeoning ass and taking some kick-ass action, nothing happens, zilch? Somehow, for some damn reason you can't identify, your motivation always fails to show up for the party? Goes AWOL? There's a strong chance it's never your true dream you're chasing, but some swindling parasitic desire foisted on you - in short, you've been swindled, you're a casualty of The Great Motivation Swindle. Too many great people are failing to achieve the success and Great Life they could be living and it seems to be assumed that this is a natural state of affairs and there is little that can be done about it. So what do you do if you find it harder to get motivated than a shark at a salad bar? If you're feeling more demotivated than an albino in a heatwave? What happens is you turn to self-improvement. But the killer is that this industry is largely just putting out the same swindling message as society, more and more dressed up in pseudo 'science' and psychological jargon. The mountains of motivational literature, images and quotes that are designed to get you fired up enough to get going and kick some ass, are in fact doing the oh so opposite: rather than motivating ordinary people to get out there and chase down some sweet dream, they are demotivating them or worse still, encouraging the swindleous practice of substituting some other bastard's aims and desires for yours. So what's the alternative? The alternative is a Revolution. A Revolution for the Common Man. A Revolution where you buck the swindle and the whole concept of 'self-improvement', replace all the corrosive crap in your head with your own unique desire and motivation to pursue your own happiness and go grab whatever the hell you want, as you. The book also includes 19 Motivational Rules for the Common Man

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    Nominations of Jennifer Joy Manson, Lawrence J. Jensen, and Orson G. Swindle, III
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : UCAL:B5135230
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  • Genre : United States
  • Read and download full book Nominations of Jennifer Joy Manson, Lawrence J. Jensen, and Orson G. Swindle, III

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    The Railway Swindle
  • Author : Henry Murray
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : UOM:39015015421293
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  • Genre : Railroads
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    Swindle Town
  • Author : Molly Greene
  • Publisher : Molly R. Greene
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9780985511258
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Private Investigator Gen Delacourt plunges deep into San Francisco’s exclusive, high-end bar scene when she’s hired to find a rash of missing wine bottles. As the mystery unfolds, her search leads away from the wayward empties and into the moneyed lair of a hidden extortionist. Everyone she encounters is wearing a mask, and the players’ deception spells danger for Gen, and, finally, pits her between two women who want the same man. Can she save Shiloh James, childhood friend of the man she loves?