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Shadow of Power

Shadow of Power Author Steve Martini
ISBN-10 9780062025357
Release 2010-06-01
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New York Times bestselling master of suspense Steve Martini returns, ensnaring defense attorney Paul Madriani in a web of terror and death being spun in the shadows of America's most sacred and secretive institution—the Supreme Court. A writer is savagely slain while on a publicity tour—a literary provocateur who craved headlines, but whose last book may have gone too far. His revelations about secret language buried in the U.S. Constitution—and hints about an explosive missing letter of Thomas Jefferson's—may be enough to cause an irreparable tear in the fabric of the nation . . . and perhaps drove a volatile youth to homicide. But Paul Madriani thinks a troubled young man with dark connections has been chosen as a scapegoat to cover up something far deadlier that festers in America's political heart. And in the wake of the strange disappearance of a Supreme Court judge, Madriani must survive long enough to find the devastating answers hidden in the shadow of power. This special free edition includes an excerpt from Steve Martini's latest Paul Madriani novel, The Rule of Nine.



The Shadows of Power

The Shadows of Power Author James Perloff
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017981708
Release 1988
Pages 264
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The Shadows of Power has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Shadows of Power also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Shadows of Power book for free.



The Shadow Effect LP

The Shadow Effect LP Author Deepak Chopra
ISBN-10 9780061979613
Release 2010-05-04
Pages 300
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Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne —New York Times bestselling authors and internationally acclaimed teachers—have joined together to share their knowledge on one of the most crucial obstacles to happiness we face—the shadow. These three luminaries, each with a signature approach, bring to light the parts of ourselves we deny but that still direct our life. For it is only when we embrace our shadow that we discover the gifts of our authentic nature. The shadow exists within all of us. It is a part of us and yet we spend most of our life running from it. But far from being scary, our dark side holds the promise of a better, more fulfilling life. Our shadow makes itself known every day. It is the reason we get furious over a friend showing up ten minutes late, yell at our parents or kids when they have done nothing wrong, and sabotage our own success at the worst possible time. Until we are able to embrace our dualistic nature, we will continue to hurt ourselves and those closest to us and fall short of our potential. Combining the wisdom of three experts, The Shadow Effect is a practical and profound guide to discovering the gifts of our shadow. These three authors powerfully pierce the veil of our unclaimed self, releasing us from the past and propelling us on a journey to wholeness. No longer living a half life, we are capable of achieving our dreams and reclaiming the happiness that is our birthright.



In the Shadow of Power

In the Shadow of Power Author Robert Powell
ISBN-10 0691004579
Release 1999
Pages 310
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Robert Powell argues persuasively and elegantly for the usefulness of formal models in studying international conflict and for the necessity of greater dialogue between modeling and empirical analysis. Powell makes it clear that many widely made arguments about the way states act under threat do not hold when subjected to the rigors of modeling. In doing so, he provides a more secure foundation for the future of international relations theory. Powell argues that, in the Hobbesian environment in which states exist, a state can respond to a threat in at least three ways: (1) it can reallocate resources already under its control; (2) it can try to defuse the threat through bargaining and compromise; (3) it can try to draw on the resources of other states by allying with them. Powell carefully outlines these three responses and uses a series of game theoretic models to examine each of them, showing that the models make the analysis of these responses more precise than would otherwise be possible. The advantages of the modeling-oriented approach, Powell contends, have been evident in the number of new insights they have made possible in international relations theory. Some argue that these advances could have originated in ordinary-language models, but as Powell notes, they did not in practice do so. The book focuses on the insights and intuitions that emerge during modeling, rather than on technical analysis, making it accessible to readers with only a general background in international relations theory.



Shadow Man

Shadow Man Author Alan Drew
ISBN-10 9781400067800
Release 2017
Pages 368
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"Vice cop Ben Wade has returned to his hometown of Santa Ana for a quieter life. When a woman is murdered in her kitchen, the town finds itself at the mercy of a serial killer who slips through windows and screen doors, shattering illusions of safety. As Ben and forensic specialist Natasha Betencourt struggle to stay one step ahead of the serial, Ben's own world is rocked again by a teen's suicide. Ben must decide how far he is willing to go, and how much he will risk, to rescue the town from a long buried evil, as well as from a psychotic serial killer. With eerie, chilling, as well as fine prose, Alan Drew brings us into the treacherous underbelly of a suburban California town in this suspenseful novel of thrilling noir, the story of a community confronted with the heart of human darkness"--Provided by publisher.



Electric Power System Applications of Optimization Second Edition

Electric Power System Applications of Optimization  Second Edition Author James A. Momoh
ISBN-10 9781351834841
Release 2017-12-21
Pages 602
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As the demand for energy continues to grow, optimization has risen to the forefront of power engineering research and development. Continuing in the bestselling tradition of the first edition, Electric Power System Applications of Optimization, Second Edition presents the theoretical background of optimization from a practical power system point of view, exploring advanced techniques, new directions, and continuous application problems. The book provides both the analytical formulation of optimization and various algorithmic issues that arise in the application of various methods in power system planning and operation. The second edition adds new functions involving market programs, pricing, reliability, and advances in intelligent systems with implemented algorithms and illustrative examples. It describes recent developments in the field of Adaptive Critics Design and practical applications of approximate dynamic programming. To round out the coverage, the final chapter combines fundamental theories and theorems from functional optimization, optimal control, and dynamic programming to explain new Adaptive Dynamic Programming concepts and variants. With its one-of-a-kind integration of cornerstone optimization principles with application examples, this second edition propels power engineers to new discoveries in providing optimal supplies of energy.



Shadow of Betrayal

Shadow of Betrayal Author Brett Battles
ISBN-10 9780440243724
Release 2010
Pages 497
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When a terrorist organization abducts children as part of a plot against the Western world, freelance operative Jonathan Quinn reluctantly takes the case and uncovers a more sinister truth that forces him to question the trustworthiness of those closest to him.



Shadows of Vietnam

Shadows of Vietnam Author Frank Everson Vandiver
ISBN-10 0890967474
Release 1997
Pages 396
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The Vietnam War through Lyndon Johnson's eyes : a broad, sweeping synthesis of the scholarship on Johnson's war presidency, along with new insights culled from numerous and extensive interviews and research in the primary archival documents.



Shadow Government

Shadow Government Author Donald Axelrod
ISBN-10 047152767X
Release 1992-05-01
Pages 352
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"In power, affluence, and assets, public authorities rival the largest state and local governments and commercial banks in the United States. They borrow more billions of dollars than state and local governments combined. They have run up a debt that is second only to that of the United States government itself. …In what amounts to a quiet revolution we now have two governments side by side: the visible general government and the shadow government of public authorities." —from Shadow Government Advance praise for Shadow Government… "Most Americans have had direct experience with public authorities through paying tolls on turnpikes, paying water and sewer charges, and the like. But few are even dimly aware of the pervasiveness of public authorities. …Now Donald Axelrod has produced a wide-ranging examination of the history, evolution, and status of public authorities; his book is a searching description of their penetration into our lives. Passionately written, it is essential reading." —Herman B. Leonard Baker Professor of Public Management Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University "[Shadow Government] sheds light on government-sponsored authorities which flout constitutional, budget, and sound financial restraints. It provides a thorough examination of the rise and virtually uncontrolled proliferation of all kinds of enterprises that use government powers, without voter control." — Ben Weberman Columnist, Forbes "Donald Axelrod’s…findings make fascinating and disturbing reading. This book should be read by every citizen who is concerned with fiscally sound and accountable public institutions." —Harold Seidman Senior Fellow; National Academy of Public Administration



Guardian of Lies LP

Guardian of Lies LP Author Steve Martini
ISBN-10 9780061881404
Release 2009-07-14
Pages 736
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Defense attorney Paul Madriani gets caught in a web of deceit and murder involving Cold War secrets, a rare coin dealer who once worked for the CIA, and a furious assassin in one of the most entertaining novels yet in this New York Times bestselling series. A woman pauses in the hallway of a darkened San Diego beach house at night—listening for just the right moment when she can flee before her companion notices that she's gone. A man outside watches the same mansion, waiting for a sign that he can enter on his mission of blood and carnage. So begins this riveting new tale about Paul Madriani and his latest case—that of Katia, a woman accused of an unlikely crime—a trial that will unravel a careful but horrifying conspiracy. Madriani soon realizes that he's signed onto something much more sinister than a botched heist. As he searches for the truth that will clear Katia's name, he finds himself on a path that takes him from Southern California to Costa Rica, and, ultimately, to a secret buried since Castro's rise to power. Together with his partner, Harry Hinds, Madriani must piece together the threads of a decades-old conspiracy involving priceless gold coins, an aging American spy, a disaffected Russian soldier, and a forgotten weapon from the days of JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis. As the separate strands of the story come together, Madriani finds information that will ultimately lead him to the one person who holds the key to it all: a man some call "The Guardian of Lies." In this fascinating thriller from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini, Paul Madriani faces his most challenging—and most urgent—case yet, a breathless story that combines fact and fiction and will hold readers captive until its final, explosive conclusion.



In the Shadow of the Rising Sun

In the Shadow of the Rising Sun Author William S. Dietrich
ISBN-10 9780271028132
Release 2008-01
Pages 360
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Why is the United States unable to compete effectively with Japan? What explains the inability of American political leaders to devise an industrial policy capable of focusing the energies of American business on the task of meeting the Japanese challenge? How can America emerge from the shadow of the Rising Sun? This book addresses these questions and proposes a controversial decision. To get at the political roots of American economic decline, businessman-scholar William Dietrich puts the disciplined thinking of political philosophy, comparative politics, and international political economy to effective use in analyzing the source and nature of American institutional weakness. Unlike many who have written on U.S.-Japanese relations, Dietrich does not seek a solution a particular new policy or institutional innovation, such as an American counterpart to Japan's MITI. Rather, he emphasizes the systemic nature of America's problems. The failures of management, finance, and politics are interlocking and reinforcing, he shows, and thus a change in the others that spell doom for any partial approach. Most fundamental, however, are the political weaknesses of the system. It is in the basic political inheritance of America, reflected in the very design of the Constitution and the long dominance of Jeffersonian individualism over Hamiltonian statism, that we must locate the roots of American impotence in the face of Japan's challenge. As the problem is systemic, so must the solution be equally wide-ranging. Nothing short of &"fundamental institutional reform,&" Dietrich argues, will succeed in reversing America's downward course. Boasts about the victory of free-market capitalism in the wake of the collapse of the Communist state-directed system are premature and distract attention form the necessary recognition that it is the Japanese combination of the free market with a strong central state and a highly skilled professional bureaucracy that has really proved triumphant in our modern age of advanced technology. Only if we fully understand the reasons for Japanese success and American decline can we begin the arduous but crucial task of reconstructing the American polity to give it the power required to formulate and implement a national industrial policy that can regain for the United States its preeminent place among the world's industrial powers. The alternative, Dietrich describes in a chilling scenario, is a &"Pax Nipponica&" that will find America playing second fiddle to Japan with economic, cultural, and political consequences that will make Britain's eclipse by the United States earlier in this century seem mild by comparison.



The Shadow of Heaven

The Shadow of Heaven Author Bob Shaw
ISBN-10 9780575111011
Release 2011-09-29
Pages 171
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Those who tried never returned, and those who didn't, always wondered what they were missing by not attempting the perilous journey to 'Heaven'. The official designation of the giant anti-gravity floating disc was 'International Land Extension U.S.23'. But to the people living like sardines in the fam-apts and dormitories on the ground below, it was known as 'Heaven'. Government regulations meant that it was almost impossible for a human being to get to 'Heaven' - almost, but no quite, as Vic Sterling found out when he began to hunt for his missing half-brother Johnny Considine. For Johnny, along with over a hundred other rebels, had decided they could no longer stand the living conditions on Earth and had hitched a ride to 'Heaven', a 'Heaven' full of unexpected dangers for Vic when he decided to follow.



The Book of Blood and Shadow

The Book of Blood and Shadow Author Robin Wasserman
ISBN-10 9780375872778
Release 2013-07-09
Pages 431
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When Nora Kane discovers her best friend murdered and her boyfriend the apparent killer, she is caught up in a web of secret societies and conspirators, all searching for a device purported to allow direct communication with God.



Images and Shadows

Images and Shadows Author Iris Origo
ISBN-10 9781782272793
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 384
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The lucidly written memoir of Iris Origo, the writer of the bestselling War in Val d'Orcia It has only been through my affections that I have been able to perceive, however imperfectly, some faint "intimations of immortality" Images and Shadows is the story of those affections: for a loving, shy father, who died when his daughter was very young; for a vital, headstrong mother; for friends and family, alive and dead. And for the places Origo lived: Ireland, America, England; the childhood home in the hills above Florence; and her own beloved La Foce - the desolate, deforested estate which she and her Italian husband bought, and into which they poured the energy and patience of their best years. Iris Origo (1902-1988) is best known as a biographer and war diarist. But in Images and Shadows she writes with characteristic grace, wit and humility, almost reluctantly, about herself. Reissued with newly discovered photographs, it is both a moving insight into a lost age, and an illumination of the life and loves of an endlessly curious and thoughtful woman. Iris Origo (1902-1988) was a British-born biographer and writer. She lived in Italy and devoted much of her life to the improvement of the Tuscan estate at La Foce, which she purchased with her husband in the 1920s. During the Second World War, she sheltered refugee children and assisted many escaped Allied prisoners of war and partisans in defiance of Italy's fascist regime and Nazi occupation forces. Pushkin Press also publishes her bestselling war diary, War in Val d'Orcia, as well as two of her biographies, A Study in Solitude: The Life of Leopardi - Poet, Romantic and Radical and The Last Attachment: The Story of Byron and Teresa Guiccioli.



Cast a Blue Shadow

Cast a Blue Shadow Author P. L. Gaus
ISBN-10 9781101478073
Release 2010-12-28
Pages 240
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Book 4 of the Amish-Country Mysteries When the widow of a revered Millersburg College alumnus and one of the school's biggest donors is brutally murdered, authorities fear that Martha Lehman, a young Mennonite college girl, holds the key. but Martha-who was found covered in blood the morning after the murder- isn't talking.



Shadow Play

Shadow Play Author William Klaber
ISBN-10 0312153988
Release 1997
Pages 355
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Traces the death of Robert F. Kennedy, raising questions about coerced testimony and other issues



A Different Kind of Listening

A Different Kind of Listening Author Kim Chernin
ISBN-10 0060926899
Release 1995
Pages 215
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The newest breakthrough book by the author of the classic works The Obsession and The Hungry Self, this is an exploration of the psychoanalytic process and a rare, personal glimpse into the process of a woman finding herself. She then approaches the subject of analysis from the point of view of a doctor, by discussing her work with her own patients.