A farcical sendup of Donald Trump?s rise to power and volatile partnership with Vladimir Putin...As a young boy, Donald Rump was less than precocious?a miserable student, prone to implacable tantrums, whose emotional intelligence ceased maturing at the age of 9. But the region of the brain responsible for egomaniacal self-assessment was prodigiously large.After some success and plenty more failure in real estate, he turns his attentions to reality TV and hosts a show called ?Paycheck,? each episode of which concludes with Rump singing ?Don?t Cry for Me Argentina.?Meanwhile, Vladimir Poutine was raised by KGB agents during the early years of Khrushchev?s reign. Poutine, a latent homosexual who immerses himself in the self-consciously manly world of ?physical culture,? reads magazines about bodybuilding. Crushed by the demise of the Soviet Union, he copes in the most peculiar way:?he would slip into a silver lamé gown, pop on a curly wig and perform Marlene Dietrich classics at a local drag bar.?Rump decides he?d like to try his hand at politics and recruits shock jock Alex Clamz from the popular but frothing radio show, ?Disinfowarz.? He runs for president opposite Mallory Claxton, a sensible woman with a sterling career in public service. Despite a bizarre campaign and a trail of seedy scandals, Rump wins with clandestine help from Poutine.And then, the fun really begins.
´It is time Mick Herron was recognised in his own right as the best thriller writer in Britain today´ Sunday ExpressOld spooks carry the memory of tradecraft in their bones, and when Solomon Dortmund sees an envelope being passed from one pair of hands to another in a Marylebone cafe, he knows he´s witnessed more than an innocent encounter. But in relaying his suspicions to John Bachelor, who babysits retired spies like Solly, he sets in train events which will alter lives. Bachelor himself, a hair´s breadth away from sleeping in his car, is clawing his way back to stability; Hannah Weiss, the double agent whose recruitment was his only success, is starting to enjoy the secrets and lies her role demands; and Lech Wicinski, an Intelligence Service analyst, finds that a simple favour for an old acquaintance might derail his career. Meanwhile, Lady Di Taverner is trying to keep the Service on an even keel, and if that means throwing the odd crew member overboard, well: collateral damage is her speciality. A drop, in spook parlance, is the passing on of secret information. It´s also what happens just before you hit the ground.
Years ago, they were in love. She was an up-and-coming superstar and he was the devilishly handsome security professional hired to keep her safe. They fell hard and fast, no matter how they tried to resist one another. But not everyone around them was happy about their relationship, and a string of lies and deceit destroyed what they once had. Having just taken the helm of a nationally renowned protective services company, Kynan McGrath is looking to rebrand and revamp his career. The newly crowned Jameson Force Security is moving from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas to the mountainous steel town of Pittsburgh, and the last thing Kynan has time for is to deal with his past. More than a decade has passed since their split, but even a bruised and battered heart remembers its first love. So when Joslyn Meyers comes to him for help, Kynan reluctantly agrees to keep her safe from a terrifying stalker who keeps threatening her life. As the danger they face continues to intensify, Kynan realizes he´ll stop at nothing to protect the woman who turned her back on him all those years ago. Because one thing is certain—no matter how hard he tries to convince himself otherwise, Joslyn still has his heart.
George Rochberg, American Composer, is the first comprehensive study devoted to tracing and putting into a rich cultural context the career of George Rochberg, widely acknowledged as one of the most prominent musical postmodernists. Drawing from unpublished materials including diaries, letters, sketches, and personal papers, the book traces the impact of two specific personal traumas--Rochberg´s service as an infantryman in World War II and the premature death of his son--on his work as a leading composer, college educator, and public intellectual. The book significantly expands our understanding of Rochberg´s creative work by reconstructing and examining the earliest seeds of his aesthetic thinking--which took root while he served in Patton´s Third Army--and following their development through his mature compositional period into the final stages of his long career. It argues that Rochberg´s military service was a transformative life experience for the young humanist, one that crucially shaped his worldview and influenced his artistic creativity for the next sixty years. As such it reveals personal trauma and aesthetic recovery to be the basis of Rochberg´s postwar ideas about humanism, musical quotation, and neotonality. Amy Lynn Wlodarski is associate professor of music at Dickinson College.
Welcome to the skilled trade field! If you?re interested in a career in trade, you?ve come to the right book. So what exactly do these people do on the job, day in and day out? What kind of skills and educational background do you need to succeed in these fields? How much can you expect to make, and what are the pros and cons of these various fields? Is this even the right career path for you? How do you avoid burnout and deal with stress? This book can help you answer these questions and more.This book, which includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers five main areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions.ElectricianHVAC TechnicianPlumberConstruction Laborer, Craftsperson, and ManagerAutomotive Service Technician/Mechanic
Despite political foes, professional jealousies, and the scandal which drove her into exile, Captain Honor Harrington has been offered a chance to reclaim her career as an officer of the Royal Manticoran Navy. But there´s a catch. She must assume command of a ´´squadron´´ of jury-rigged armed merchantmen with crew drawn from the dregs of her service and somehow stop the pirates who have taken advantage of the Havenite War to plunder the Star Kingdom´s commerce.
Thinking of starting your own Private Investigation Business? Want to take your passion for investigating and your pension from the police department or government service but you are not sure how to turn your investigative expertise into a successful second career? Veteran investigator John A. Hoda talks you through the entire launch sequence from planning and design to lift-off. This is a book specifically for persons wanting to become a private investigator. First or second-year private investigators, who want to restart their business on the fly, can benefit from studying this book as well. There are plenty of books on starting your own business, but what may work for a pizza shop or a pest control company may not work for the business model you want to create. Hoda applies sound business practices for Private Investigators who will specialize across the spectrum of different customer needs. This is not a one-size-fits-all ´look at how I did it´ memoir. The 90-day countdown alone is worth the price of the book.
The astonishing untold story of the author´s father, the lone American on a four-person team od Allied secret agents dropped into Nazi-occupied France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping German tanks away from Normandy after D-Day. When Daniel Guiet was a child and his family moved country, as they frequently did, his father had one possession, a tin bread box, that always made the trip. Daniel was admonished never to touch the box, but one day he couldn´t resist. What he found astonished him: a .45 automatic and five full clips; three slim knives; a length of wire with a wooden handle at each end; thin pieces of paper with random numbers on them; several passports with his father´s photograph, each bearing a different name; and silk squares imprinted with different countries´ flags, bearing messages in unfamiliar alphabets. The messages, he discovered much later, were variations on a theme: I am an American. Take me to the nearest Allied military office. You will be paid. Eventually Jean Claude Guiet revealed to his family that he had been in the CIA, but it was only at the very end of his life that he spoke of the mission during World War II that marked the beginning of his career in clandestine service. It is one of the last great untold stories of the war, and Daniel Guiet and his collaborator, the writer Tim Smith, have spent several years bringing it to life. Jean Claude was an American citizen but a child of France, and fluent in the language; he was also extremely bright. The American military was on the lookout for native French speakers to be seconded to a secret British special operations commando operation, dropping clandestine agents behind German lines in France to coordinate aid to the French Resistance and lead missions wreaking havoc on Germany´s military efforts across the entire country. Jean Claude was recruited, and his life was changed forever. Though the human cost was terrible, the mission succeeded beyond the Allies´ wildest dreams. Scholars of Mayhem tells the story of Jean Claude and the other three agents in his ´´circuit,´´ codenamed Salesman, a unit of Britain´s Special Operations Executive, the secret service ordered by Churchill to ´´Set Europe ablaze.´´ Parachuted into France the day after D-Day, the Salesman team organized, armed, and commanded an underground army of 10,000 French Resistance fighters. National pride has kept the story of SOE in France obscure, but of this there is no doubt: While the Resistance had plenty of heart, it was SOE that gave it teeth and claws. Scholars of Mayhem adds brilliantly to that picture, and further underscores what a close-run thing the success of the Allied breakout from the Normandy landings actually was.
Success in today´s IT environment requires you to view your career as a business endeavor. In this book, you´ll learn how to become an entrepreneur, driving your career in the direction of your choosing. You´ll learn how to build your software development career step by step, following the same path that you would follow if you were building, marketing, and selling a product. After all, your skills themselves are a product. The choices you make about which technologies to focus on and which business domains to master have at least as much impact on your success as your technical knowledge itself--don´t let those choices be accidental. We´ll walk through all aspects of the decision-making process, so you can ensure that you´re investing your time and energy in the right areas. You´ll develop a structured plan for keeping your mind engaged and your skills fresh. You´ll learn how to assess your skills in terms of where they fit on the value chain, driving you away from commodity skills and toward those that are in high demand. Through a mix of high-level, thought-provoking essays and tactical ´´Act on It´´ sections, you will come away with concrete plans you can put into action immediately. You´ll also get a chance to read the perspectives of several highly successful members of our industry from a variety of career paths. As with any product or service, if nobody knows what you´re selling, nobody will buy. We´ll walk through the often-neglected world of marketing, and you´ll create a plan to market yourself both inside your company and to the industry in general.Above all, you´ll see how you can set the direction of your career, leading to a more fulfilling and remarkable professional life.
Connie Fairfax, she had it all, smart, beautiful, at the end of a very successful college career. Then she meets the wrong guy. In the midst of it all Nate Ford enters her life at the worst possible time. Her dreams crushed, her faith shattered. Connie returns home searching for redemption. Nate searches for Connie, but military service is calling him. Connie will be forced to face her past. Will she find redemption, will her faith be restore before she hits Rock Bottom.