A Gift for Guile

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ISBN: 9781492620549
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Number of pages: 384
Author: Alissa Johnson
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Download and read online A Gift for Guile in PDF and EPUB She's a liar. She's a con. She's a thief. And God help him, but he'll do anything to keep her safe. Beautiful and conniving, maddening and brilliant, Esther is everything private detective Samuel Brass shouldn't want. Esther knows she's put herself in terrible danger, but nothing will stop her from making amends-not her family's enemies, not old fears, and certainly not the domineering, interfering, and undeniably handsome former officer of the Scotland Yard. Yet whenever he's near, Samuel makes her long for a life that can never be hers...and wish she were worthy of being saved. Second in an exciting late Victorian romance series from a RITA Award nominee! Thief Takers Series: A Talent for Trickery, Book 1 A Gift for Guile, Book 2 Dangerous Deceit, Coming Soon "From the first page, Johnson seizes readers' attention... Losing none of her witty dialogue or clever plotting, she pulls readers this way and that as the story swiftly turns from suspense to romance and back again."-RT Book Reviews on A Talent for Trickery


A Talent for Trickery

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ISBN: 9781492620518
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Number of pages: 416
Author: Alissa Johnson
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Download and read online A Talent for Trickery in PDF and EPUB The Lady is a Thief Years ago, Owen Renderwell earned acclaim-and a title-for the dashing rescue of a kidnapped duchess. But only a select few knew that Scotland Yard's most famous detective was working alongside London's most infamous thief...and his criminally brilliant daughter, Charlotte Walker. Lottie was like no other woman in Victorian England. She challenged him. She dazzled him. She questioned everything he believed and everything he was, and he has never wanted anyone more. And then he lost her. Now a private detective on the trail of a murderer, Owen has stormed back into Lottie's life. She knows that no matter what they may pretend, he will always be a man of the law and she a criminal. Yet whenever he's near, Owen has a way of making things complicated...and long for a future that can never be theirs.


Practically Wicked

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ISBN: 9781101611494
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Number of pages: 336
Author: Alissa Johnson
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Practically Wicked in PDF and EPUB For some, virtue is a vice As the illegitimate daughter of a scandalous woman, Miss Anna Rees is almost as well known for having been raised in the hedonistic demimonde as she is for her quiet nature. Anna longs to leave behind her mother’s world of courtesans…until she unexpectedly meets the handsome, charming and decidedly wicked Lord Dane. If only she could convince him to join her in search of respectability. . . For him, vice is a virtue Viscount Maximilian Dane is perfectly content being a rake. After years of obeying the dictates of proper society--with disastrous results--he stopped following the ton’s ridiculous rules, and he sees no reason to begin courting respectability anew. Except that it may be the only way for him to win the lovely and fascinating Miss Anna Rees—if only he could convince her that the grass is greener on the wicked side of the fence. . .


Off the Books

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ISBN: 0674044649
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Number of pages: 448
Author: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online Off the Books in PDF and EPUB In this revelatory book, Sudhir Venkatesh takes us into Maquis Park, a poor black neighborhood on Chicago's Southside, to explore the desperate and remarkable ways in which a community survives. The result is a dramatic narrative of individuals at work, and a rich portrait of a community. But while excavating the efforts of men and women to generate a basic livelihood for themselves and their families, Off the Books offers a devastating critique of the entrenched poverty that we so often ignore in America, and reveals how the underground economy is an inevitable response to the ghetto's appalling isolation from the rest of the country.


Forging Capitalism

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ISBN: 9780300181944
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Number of pages: 296
Author: Ian Klaus
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Forging Capitalism in PDF and EPUB Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, according to this fascinating, wildly entertaining, often startling history of modern finance. Ian Klaus’s Forging Capitalism demonstrates how international financial affairs in the nineteenth century were conducted not only by gentlemen as a noble pursuit but also by connivers, thieves, swindlers, and frauds who believed that no risk was too great and no scheme too outrageous if the monetary reward was substantial enough. Taken together, the grand deceptions of the ambitious schemers and the determined efforts to guard against them have been instrumental in creating the financial establishments of today. In a story teeming with playboys and scoundrels and rich in colorful and amazing events, Klaus chronicles the evolution of trust through three distinct epochs: the age of values, the age of networks and reputations, and, ultimately, in a world of increased technology and wealth, the age of skepticism and verification. In today’s world, where the questionable dealings of large international financial institutions are continually in the spotlight, this extraordinary history has great relevance, offering essential lessons in both the importance and the limitations of trust.


Humphry Clinker

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ISBN: 9780141974392
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Number of pages: 448
Author: Tobias Smollett
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Humphry Clinker in PDF and EPUB With an essay by Harold Bloom. 'What is the society of London, that I should be tempted, for its sake, to mortify my senses, and compound with such uncleanness as my soul abhors?' Smollett's savage, boisterously funny lambasting of eighteenth-century British society charts the unfortunate journey of the gout-ridden and irascible squire Matthew Bramble across Britain, who finds himself everywhere surrounded by decadents, pimps, con-men, raucousness and degeneracy - until the arrival of the trusty manservant Humphry Clinker promises to improve his fortunes. Populated with unforgettable grotesques and written with a relish for earthy humour and wordplay, and a ferocious pessimism, Humphry Clinker is Smollett's masterpiece. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.


The Cloister and the Hearth

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ISBN: 9786050465693
Release Date: 2016-06-25
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Author: Charles Reade
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Download and read online The Cloister and the Hearth in PDF and EPUB The Cloister and the Hearth - The Cloister and the Hearth (1861) is an historical novel by the English author Charles Reade. Set in the 15th century, it relates the story revolving about the travels of a young scribe and illuminator, Gerard Eliassoen, through several European countries. The Cloister and the Hearth often describes the events, people and their practices in minute detail. Its main theme is the struggle between man's obligations to family and to Church. Charles Reade - Charles Reade (8 June 1814 – 11 April 1884) was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth.


Stone Age Economics

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ISBN: 0202369315
Release Date: 1974
Number of pages: 348
Author: Marshall David Sahlins
Publisher: Transaction Publishers

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Living My Life

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ISBN: 9780486157948
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Number of pages: 508
Author: Emma Goldman
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Living My Life in PDF and EPUB Volume 2 of the candid, no-holds-barred account by foremost American anarchist Goldman continues with the fascinating story of her life, the anarchist movement, her famous contemporaries, and their influential ideas.


Snakes in Suits

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ISBN: 9780061854453
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 352
Author: Dr. Paul Babiak
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Snakes in Suits in PDF and EPUB Let's say you're about to hire somebody for a position in your company. Your corporation wants someone who's fearless, charismatic, and full of new ideas. Candidate X is charming, smart, and has all the right answers to your questions. Problem solved, right? Maybe not. We'd like to think that if we met someone who was completely without conscience -- someone who was capable of doing anything at all if it served his or her purposes -- we would recognize it. In popular culture, the image of the psychopath is of someone like Hannibal Lecter or the BTK Killer. But in reality, many psychopaths just want money, or power, or fame, or simply a nice car. Where do these psychopaths go? Often, it's to the corporate world. Researchers Paul Babiak and Robert Hare have long studied psychopaths. Hare, the author of Without Conscience, is a world-renowned expert on psychopathy, and Babiak is an industrial-organizational psychologist. Recently the two came together to study how psychopaths operate in corporations, and the results were surprising. They found that it's exactly the modern, open, more flexible corporate world, in which high risks can equal high profits, that attracts psychopaths. They may enter as rising stars and corporate saviors, but all too soon they're abusing the trust of colleagues, manipulating supervisors, and leaving the workplace in shambles. Snakes in Suits is a compelling, frightening, and scientifically sound look at exactly how psychopaths work in the corporate environment: what kind of companies attract them, how they negotiate the hiring process, and how they function day by day. You'll learn how they apply their "instinctive" manipulation techniques -- assessing potential targets, controlling influential victims, and abandoning those no longer useful -- to business processes such as hiring, political command and control, and executive succession, all while hiding within the corporate culture. It's a must read for anyone in the business world, because whatever level you're at, you'll learn the subtle warning signs of psychopathic behavior and be able to protect yourself and your company -- before it's too late.


The Duke of Olympia Meets His Match

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ISBN: 9780698176478
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Number of pages: 146
Author: Juliana Gray
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Duke of Olympia Meets His Match in PDF and EPUB From Juliana Gray comes an all-new historical romance novella featuring the famous—and often infamous—Duke of Olympia. Aboard the luxuriously appointed SS Majestic, the duke is on a mission to retrieve a most important portfolio of papers and thwart a known anarchist. As the ship steams across the Atlantic, the duke’s search for the notorious master of disguise forces him into close quarters with an American heiress and her widowed governess, Mrs. Penelope Schuyler. While Olympia has known his fair share of intriguing women, Mrs. Schuyler seems to have a way of challenging his expectations at every turn. But as their clandestine meetings lead them down an unexpected path, the duke must determine if Penelope is a woman to be trusted... Includes an exclusive preview of Juliana Gray’s latest novel, An Extraordinary Pursuit Praise for the novels of Juliana Gray “Exquisite characterizations, clever dialogue, and addictive prose.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Juliana Gray has a stupendously lyrical voice.”—Meredith Duran, New York Times bestselling author “Juliana Gray is on my autobuy list.”—Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author “A literary force to be reckoned with.”—Booklist (starred review)


The Body Reader

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ISBN: 1503935205
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Number of pages: 336
Author: Anne Frasier
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Download and read online The Body Reader in PDF and EPUB For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive. After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice--and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead. Despite colleagues' doubts about her mental state, she resumes her role at Homicide. Her new partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, doesn't trust her sanity, and he has a story of his own he'd rather keep hidden. But a killer is on the loose, murdering young women, so the detectives have no choice: they must work together to catch the madman before he strikes again. And no one knows madmen like Jude Fontaine.


The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

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ISBN: 0844670170
Release Date: 1999-01
Number of pages: 259
Author: Erving Goffman
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated

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