Very Long Odds At Best

Author by : Don Dignam
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Description : From out of the nowhere some serious roadblocks appear to have ruined Tony's life. Learn how, with the assistance of two Internal Revenue Service agents, he is able to avoid some serious taxes, penalties and interest charges, while at the same time ridding himself of some serious impedimants to a happy future, including unloading his unfaithful wife and a dishonest employer.


The Best Of Luck

Author by : A M Murray
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Publisher by : Andrew Murray
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Description : A satirical short story that tells the tale of how a monster was formed and came to devour, as in eat, the entire city of Cleveland.


Wallace S Monthly

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Edward Channing And The Great Work

Author by : D.D. Joyce
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Twenty years after Edward Channing's death in 1931, historians differed rather widely in their evaluation of his work. A British author, surveying American historiography since 1890, was quite critical of Channing's major contribution, the six-volume History of the United States, contending that it "won only a contemporary reputation which is not wearing well. "l Referring specifically to the second volume of the History, this writer stated his feeling that it "added little of substance to what was to be found in earlier works," and that it "was so partisan as sometimes to be quite misleading. "2 Quite a different view was expressed by an American historian writing in the same year. He felt that Channing seemed "assured of a niche in the his torians' Hall of Fame as one of the giants of American historiography. "3 Many of Channing's findings were new, this writer emphasized, and had been useful to other historians. He concluded that Channing's History "wears well twenty years after his death," and, indeed, "remains one of the major accomplishments in the field of American historical writing. '" Some support is given to the latter interpretation by a poll of historians, once again dated 1952, to determine preferred works in American history published between 1920 and 1935. Channing's History finished eighth, fol lowing only the works of Parrington, Turner, Webb, Beard, Andrews, 5 Becker, and Phillips.


Marathon

Author by : Christian Cameron
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greeks and the Persians fought an epic battle to decide the future of the world... Arimnestos of Plataea grew up wanting to be a bronzesmith, like his father. Then, in the chaos of war, he was taken to a city in the Persian empire and sold as a slave. To win his freedom he had to show that he could fight and kill. Now, to preserve that freedom, he must kill again. For the Persians are coming. A vast army sent by King Darius to put down the rebellious Greeks and burn the city of Athens to the ground. Standing against them on the plain of Marathon is a much smaller force of Athenians, alongside their Plataean allies. To defeat such overwhelming force seems impossible. And yet to yield would mean the destruction of everything the Greeks have dreamed of. In the dust and heat of Marathon, in the clash of shields and the rush of spears, amid the thunder of hooves and the screams of the dying, those dreams will undergo their fiercest test - and Arimnestos and his Greek comrades will discover the true price of freedom.


The American Angler

Author by : Anonim
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Best

Author by : Lorena Infante Lara
Languange : en
Publisher by : Academic Press
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Description : BEST: Implementing Career Development Activities for Biomedical Research Trainees provides an instructional guide for institutions wanting to create, supplement or improve their career and professional development offerings. Each chapter provides an exclusive perspective from an administrator from the 17 Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) institutions. The book can aid institutions who train graduate students in a variety of careers by teaching faculty and staff how to create and implement career development programming, how to highlight the effectiveness of offerings, how to demonstrate that creating a program from scratch is doable, and how to inform faculty and staff on getting institutional buy-in. This is a must-have for graduate school deans and faculty and staff who want to implement and institutionalize career development programing at their institutions. It is also ideal for graduate students and postdocs.


Odds And Endings

Author by : Kari Kilgore
Languange : en
Publisher by : Spiral Publishing, Ltd.
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Description : Visit an enchanted bookstore in a town full of magic. Chris Ramsey grew up visiting the Odds and Endings Bookstore in Lightning Gap, Virginia. Wandering the shelves. Finding endless adventures in the pages. Wishing he helped create the magic. Years later, Chris gets his chance. What would you do for the opportunity of a lifetime? Also available in the collection Fantastic Shorts: Volume 2 An excerpt from Odds and Endings: A Special Odds and Endings Welcome to Our Newest Writer-in-Residence: EllaJane Cole! Chris had never heard of EllaJane, but that wasn’t unusual. The resident was often a real up-and-comer, and the year spent at Odds and Endings made all the difference. He was normally delighted to play a small role in the launch of a new powerhouse author like his Auntie had before him. Encouragement, feedback for readings and sometimes works-in-progress. Group lunches and dinners, helping the writer discover and love their home for the year. But this year, Chris hoped to play more than a supporting role. He hoped to be part of making it all happen. For the first time, Chris was going to enter The Contest.


Long Odds

Author by : Gordon Weaver
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Missouri Press
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Description : In Long Odds, Gordon Weaver's latest collection, each male protagonist struggles for moral and emotional strength to cope with a universe gone awry. Each of the eleven stories centers around a circumstance that is both ordinary and shockingly unpredictable. A small-time flop of a con man in the "psychic" business becomes dependent on his inspirational talks with a dead hustler from a bygone era. An eccentric helplessly watches a crumbling society from a table in his favorite diner. A proper Bostonian buries his black-sheep brother in rural Mississippi. A group of newly divorced men takes up daily exercise, in search of solace, in an upscale mall. Some of Weaver's characters win in the end, some fail miserably, but all of their stories depict their confrontations with self and surroundings. Each story lures the reader forward despite the potential disappointment and self-destruction that often loom just ahead for the characters. The father of a blind girl builds an elaborate Christmas light display for her as his wife watches with bewildered disapproval. A part-time college English teacher travels the freeways from job to job, and from woman to woman, to avoid the paralysis of stasis. Written in the bold, sharp style that is Weaver's trademark, Long Odds includes stories that shift in mood and tone from the serious to the comically ironic, but which are unified by a common sense of isolation as each man labors to make sense of his place in the world. Lauded by Publishers Weekly as presenting "characters whose cries are so human, raw and mordant, the reader forgets the fiction and is delivered inside the experience," Weaver skillfully introduces a level of depth and intensity to situations that may appear commonplace at first glance. This inventive collection offers a gallery of men who, outwardly ordinary, are revealed as complex in their humanity, defined as much by their sensibilities as by their actions—or their failures to act.


The Entertainment Of A Nation

Author by : George Jean Nathan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Description : George Jean Nathan (1882-1958) was formative influence on American letters in the first half of this century, and is generally considered the leading drama critic of his era. With H. L. Mencken, Nathan edited The Smart Set and founded and edited The American Mercury, journals that shaped opinion in the 1920s and 1930s. This series of reprints, individually introduced by the distinguished critic and novelist Charles Angoff, collects Nathan's penetrating, witty, and sometimes cynical drama criticism.


The Metaphyics Of The Philosophy Of Science

Author by : Matthew H. Slater
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The question of the proper role of metaphysics in philosophy of science is both significant and contentious. The last few decades have seen considerable engagement with philosophical projects aptly described as "the metaphysics of science: " inquiries into natural laws and properties, natural kinds, causal relations, and dispositions. At the same time, many metaphysicians have begun moving in the direction of more scientifically-informed ("scientistic" or "naturalistic") metaphysics. And yet many philosophers of science retain a deep suspicion about the significance of metaphysical investigations into science. This volume of new essays explores a broadly methodological question: what role should metaphysics play in our philosophizing about science? These new essays, written by leading philosophers of science, address this question both through ground-level investigations of particular issues in the metaphysics of science and by more general methodological inquiry.


Investing In The Modern Age

Author by : Rachel E S Ziemba
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Publisher by : World Scientific
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Description : This book discusses many key topics in investment and risk management, the global economic situation and the shift in global investment strategies. It was largely written during the period of 2007-12, one of the most tumultuous times in global financial markets which called into question not only tenets of economic forecasting and also asset allocation and return strategies. It contains studies of how investors lose money in derivative markets, examples of those who did not and how these disasters could have been prevented. The authors draw some conclusions on the impact of the structural shifts currently underway in the global economy as well as how cyclical trends will affect these industries, the globe and key sectors. The authors zoom in on key growth areas, including emerging markets, their interlinkages and financial trends. The book also covers risk arbitrage and mean reversion strategies in financial and sports betting markets, plus incentives, volatility aspects, risk taking and investments strategies used by hedge funds and university endowments. Topics such as stock market crash predictions, asset liability planning models, various players in financial markets and the evaluation of the greatest investors are also discussed. The book presents tools and case studies of real applications for analyzing a wide variety of investment returns and better assessing the risks which many investors have preferred to ignore in the search of returns. Many security market regularities or anomalies are discussed including political party and January effects as is the process of building scenarios and using Kelly and fractional Kelly strategies to optimize returns. Contents:Key Concepts:Arbitrage, Risk Arbitrage and the Favorite-Longshot BiasThe Bond Stock Earnings Yield Differential ModelInvestor CampsHedge Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Other Investment Agglomerations:Average Hedge Funds and Their EvaluationIncentives and Risk Taking in Hedge FundsEvaluating Superior Hedge FundsInvestment in Own-Company StockCutting Through the Hype on Sovereign Wealth FundsA New Age for LiquidityGovernment Owned Pensions: Asset Allocation and Governance IssuesUpdate on Yale's Approach to Endowment InvestingA Risk Arbitrage Convergence Trade: The Nikkei Put Warrant Market of 1989–90Kelly Capital Growth InvestingInnoALM, the Innovest Austrian Pension Fund Financial Planning ModelSeasonal Effects and Other Anomalies:Investing in the January Turn-of-the-Year Effect with Index FuturesThe January BarometerSell-in-May-and-Go-Away and the Effect of the Fed60–40 Pension Fund Mixes and Presidential Party EffectsVolatility, Correlation and Liquidity:Thoughts on the VIX Fear IndexChanging Correlations: Rising VIX and Violent Market MovesCan We Predict Stock Market Crashes?:Stock Market Crashes in 2006–2009: Were We Able to Predict Them?Three Mini Crashes in US and World Equity MarketsWhat Signals Worked and What Did Not, 1980–2009What Signals Worked and What Did Not, 1980–2009, Part IIWhat Signals Worked and What Did Not, 1980–2009, Part IIIHow to Lose Money in Derivatives and Examples of Those Who DidBubbles and Debt:Understanding the Financial Markets in the Subprime Era: The 2007/9 CrisisBubblesChina: Navigating the Olympic RisksTurkey's Juggling Act: Can It Live Up to Potential?Testing Resiliency: Protest and Natural DisastersIt's a Gas, Gas, Gas!Thoughts on the Current Market Environment, Risks and ReturnsWhat's Wrong with The US?Investing Around the WorldInvesting and Arbitrage in NFL Football and Horse Racing:Blunder or Correct Decision? The Belichick Decision to Go for It on 4th DownThe 2010 and 2011 Super Bowls and the Elo Ranking SystemRisk Arbitrage in the NFL 2012 Playoffs and the Super BowlThe One That Got Away: The Hitable $2 Million Pick 6 at the Breeders' CupTwo Super HorsesFarewell to the Queen and to the Princess of US Thoroughbred RacingThe Dr Z Place and Show Racetrack Betting Systems Past and Present Readership: Hedge fund managers, insurance managers, pension fund managers, mutual fund managers and other investment professionals and investors; students and researchers interested in risk management and investment management; investment strategies. Keywords:Hedge Funds;Sovereign Wealth Funds;Investment Agglomerations;Endowment Investing;Stock Market Crashes and Their Prediction;Global Economic Situation;Global Investment Strategies;Kelly and Fractional Kelly Wagering Strategies;Calendar Anomalies;Political Party;Time of Year EffectsKey Features:Contains case studies of great investment successes and blowouts to better assess explicit and implicit risks and mismatches in maturities and investment horizonDiscusses strategies used by the greatest investors to obtain their high returns and how these can be replicatedAnalyzes hedge fund concepts and performance including major fund disastersContains studies of pivotal economies that will shape the globe and investment prospects in years to comeReviews: "The prolific Ziembas have done it again! These days the markets may move like lightning but Rachel and Bill have no trouble keeping up. You don't need to look any further than this book for crucial information, insights and ideas." Paul Wilmott Mathematician and Author "Puzzled by today's markets and what to expect? Rachel and Bill Ziemba explain what has been happening and sharpen your thinking about future scenarios." Edward O Thorp Author of Beat the Dealer and Beat the Market


Congressional Record

Author by : United States. Congress
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Description : The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)


Exotic Betting At The Racetrack

Author by : William T Ziemba
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Scientific
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Description : Exotic Betting at the Racetrack is unique as it covers the efficient-inefficient strategy to price and find profitable racetrack bets, along with handicapping that provides actual bets made by the author on essentially all of the major wagers offered at US racetracks. The book starts with efficiency, accuracy of the win odds, arbitrage, and optimal betting strategies. Examples and actual bets are shown for various wagers including win, place and show, exacta, quinella, double, trifecta, superfecta, Pick 3, 4 and 6 and rainbow pick 5 and 6. There are discussions of major races including the Breeders' Cup, Pegasus, Dubai World Cup and the US Triple Crown from 2012-2018. Dosage analysis is also described and used. An additional feature concerns great horses such as the great mares Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Goldikova, Treve, Beholder and Song Bird. There is a discussion of horse ownership and a tour through arguably the world's top trainer Frederico Tesio and his stables and horses in Italy.Related Link(s)


United States Army In The World War 1917 1919

Author by : United States. Department of the Army. Office of Military History
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Transactions

Author by : Illinois State Horticultural Society
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The Little Way Of Ruthie Leming

Author by : Rod Dreher
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : The Little Way of Ruthie Leming follows Rod Dreher, a Philadelphia journalist, back to his hometown of St. Francisville, Louisiana (pop. 1,700) in the wake of his younger sister Ruthie's death. When she was diagnosed at age 40 with a virulent form of cancer in 2010, Dreher was moved by the way the community he had left behind rallied around his dying sister, a schoolteacher. He was also struck by the grace and courage with which his sister dealt with the disease that eventually took her life. In Louisiana for Ruthie's funeral in the fall of 2011, Dreher began to wonder whether the ordinary life Ruthie led in their country town was in fact a path of hidden grandeur, even spiritual greatness, concealed within the modest life of a mother and teacher. In order to explore this revelation, Dreher and his wife decided to leave Philadelphia, move home to help with family responsibilities and have their three children grow up amidst the rituals that had defined his family for five generations-Mardi Gras, L.S.U. football games, and deer hunting. As David Brooks poignantly described Dreher's journey homeward in a recent New York Times column, Dreher and his wife Julie "decided to accept the limitations of small-town life in exchange for the privilege of being part of a community."


Proceedings Of The Annual Convention

Author by : National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
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Leslie S

Author by : John Albert Sleicher
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Great Writers On The Great War Kipling S War

Author by : Rudyard Kipling
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Publisher by : Amberley Publishing Limited
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Description : A striking narrative of the First World War by one of the greatest writers in the English language


The Westerners

Author by : Steward Edward White
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
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Description : Reproduction of the original: The Westerners by Steward Edward White


The Athenaeum

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Long Odds At Best

Author by : Matthew Jose
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Description : "Long odds at best is alive with brilliance imagery, verve, and poetic license. Dive into the deep end of the pool and immerse yourself in the fresh sharp bite of Matthew Jose's slap in the face, splash dance of evocative, mind expanding poetry. Take a trip through "Shadows of a Genius Mind" and swim in the waves of imagination."--


The Art Journal

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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