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Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports
Mark Fainaru-Wada
1592401996
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The complete inside story of the shocking steroids scandal that turned the sports world upside down For years, in the shadowy reaches of the world of sport, there were rumors that some of our nation’s greatest athletes were using steroids, human growth hormone, and other drugs to run faster, jump higher, and hit harder. But as track stars like Marion Jones blazed their way to Olympic medals and sluggers such as Mark McGwire brought fans back to baseball with stratospheric home runs, sports officials, the media, and fans looked past the rumors and cheered on the stars to ever-higher levels of performance. Then, in December 2004, after more than fifteen months of relentless reporting, San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams broke the story of the Bay Area Lab Co-operative, a...


If You Give a Pig a Party
Laura Joffe Numeroff
0060283262
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
PreS-Gr. 2. As it turns out, if you give a pig a pancake, she'll eventually want a party--with balloons, a party dress, and guests. In the latest of the best-selling demanding-animal-meets-long-suffering-human series, the small pig protagonist needs as much activity and as many supplies as ever. This time, there's a search for friends, which leads to a street fair, a game of hide-and-seek, a sleepover, and the necessity of linens for a pillow fight. A blanket fortress needs balloons decorations. Balloons! They scream out for a party. . . . In Bond's crisp, cheerful illustrations, the pig's joie de vivre is contagious, except, that is, to her expressionless, ultra-accommodating little girl caretaker. Even considering its deliberate "if-then" pattern, the story feels loosely hinged, but young fans of the series will squeal...


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Laura Joffe Numeroff
0060245867
June 1985
Hardcover
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Book Review
Who would ever suspect that a tiny little mouse could wear out an energetic young boy? Well, if you're going to go around giving an exuberantly bossy rodent a cookie, you'd best be prepared to do one or two more favors for it before your day is through. For example, he'll certainly need a glass of milk to wash down that cookie, won't he? And you can't expect him to drink the milk without a straw, can you? By the time our hero is finished granting all the mouse's very urgent requests--and cleaning up after him--it's no wonder his head is becoming a bit heavy. Laura Joffe Numeroff's tale of warped logic is a sure-fire winner in the giggle-generator category. But concerned parents can rest assured, there's even a little education thrown in for good measure: underneath the folly rest valuable lessons about cause and effect....


Love Me, Hate Me: Barry Bonds and the Making of an Antihero
Jeff Pearlman
0060797525
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Pearlman, former staff writer with Sports Illustrated and Newsday, delivers a fully realized, if hardly appealing, portrait of baseball slugger Barry Bonds, who has perplexed teammates, fans, and the press for years with sometimes-indifferent play, an almost-joyful cruelty toward seemingly everyone (except kids), and a near-total disregard for the rules of the game, if allegations of his use of performance-enhancing drugs are true. At the same time, Pearlman's Barry Bonds is a man of astonishing talent and, on occasion, humanity. Bonds' career is fully traced here--from his pampered boyhood as the son of another gifted but troubled player (Bobby Bonds) through his successes at Arizona State, through his years as a superstar with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants, including his pursuit of Hank...


Salomon Smith Barney Guide to Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities [DOWNLOAD: ADOBE READER]

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Book Description
Mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities are fixed-income securities, like bonds, which derive their return from an underlying mortgage or basket of mortgages, or an asset or basket of assets. This market has increased from about $100 billion in 1980 to over $2.5 trillion today. Filling the void for a new book on fixed-income, Salomon Smith Barney Guide to Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities provides a coherent and comprehensive approach to the subject. Featuring material used by the company, this book is an ideal training tool and resource for investment professionals, institutional investors, pension fund investors, and hedge-fund investors.
Lakhbir Hayre (New York, NY) is a mortgage officer at Salomon Smith Barney, and their leading expert on mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. He is a Certified...



If You Give a Moose a Muffin
Laura Joffe Numeroff
0060244054
Jan 1991
Hardcover
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Book Review
"If you give a moose a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it." So begins the most logical silliness to be found anywhere--at least since Laura Joffe Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Readers will follow a young boy and his voracious visitor through a series of antlered antics: jam reveries and puppet shows and big messes. It all makes perfect sense, really, once you stop to think about it. What moose wouldn't want to borrow a sweater when it's cold outside? And why shouldn't the loose button on the sweater remind him of his grandmother? Bond's cleverly detailed, witty illustrations perfectly complement Numeroff's deadpan style. Through just a few deft words and brush strokes, the reader gets a real sense of the unique personalities of the two characters. Children will relate easily to...


From Russia with Love (James Bond Series)
Ian Fleming
0142002070
December 2002
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Robert Whitfield delivers an entertaining performance of one of Fleming's best 007 novels. Using a rich palette of international voices and accents, Whitfield takes an engaging story and infuses it with the additional drama that only a fine actor can provide. His deadpan delivery of the cliff-hanger ending makes the listener hope that Blackstone's next Fleming release will be Dr. No, the follow-up to this 1957 novel. The recording quality is good, although there are some minor volume fluctuations, and the tape breaks are poorly planned. But these quibbles do not detract from the overall high quality. G.M.N. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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If You Give a Pig a Pancake
Laura Joffe Numeroff
0060266864
May 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
"If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favorite maple syrup. She'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath." You get the idea. Baths lead to bubbles, bubbles lead to rubber ducks, rubber ducks lead to wanting a trip to the farm. If You Give a Pig a Pancake is a delightful exploration of the scenario "if you give an inch, they'll take a mile." But who could refuse the whims of this adorable piglet? Not us, and certainly not the pig's young caretaker. Parents will feel a familiar twinge as they witness the pig's increasingly elaborate demands, and kids will be delighted that the story circles back around to the original pancake. Laura Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond--well-loved creators of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Moose a...


Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond Series)
Ian Fleming
0142002054
December 2002
Paperback
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Raymond Chandler
Bond is what every man would like to be and what every woman would like to have between her sheets.

Book Description
Tiffany Case, a cold, gorgeous, devil-may-care blonde, stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa to London to the United States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but once in America the hunter becomes the hunted. Agent 007 is in real danger until help comes from an unlikely quarter, the ice maiden herself.

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The Predators' Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham and the Rise of the Junk Bond Raiders
Connie Bruck
0140120904
June 1989
Paperback
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The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities (Handbook of Fixed Income Securities)
Frank Fabozzi
0071440992
April 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The world's #1 fixedincome book, now with21 all-new chapters The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities occupies the top spot as the most authoritative,widely read reference in the globalfixed income marketplace. First published in1983, this comprehensive survey of currentknowledge features contributions fromleading academics and practitioners and hascarved out a niche that cannot and will notbe equaled by any other single sourcebook. Now, the thoroughly revised and updatedseventh edition gives finance professionalsthe facts and formulas they need to competein today's transformed marketplace. Itplaces increased emphasis on applications,electronic trading, and global portfoliomanagement, and features new chapters ontopics including: Eurobonds Emerging market debt Credit risk modeling Synthetics CDOs Transition...


If You Take a Mouse to School
Laura Joffe Numeroff
0060283289
July 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Ah, mice. Give them an inch and they'll take a mile. Laura Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond, creators of the bestselling picture books If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, are back with If You Take a Mouse to School. As you might imagine, there are great risks in bringing your mouse to school. For starters, he'll ask you for your lunchbox. And then a sandwich. And a snack for later. Still not satisfied, he'll want to participate in everything from math to soccer. Children and adults alike will revel in the hilarious, very cute illustrations of the mouse in the classroom: hanging from the top corner of the blackboard to spell (aptly enough) "precocious" and "adrenaline," writing "'Goodnight Mouse' by Mouse," sitting inside the boy's open backpack playing with a yo-yo, etc. This...


Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
Michael Lewis
0140143459
October 1, 1990
Paperback
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From Library Journal
As described by Lewis, liar's poker is a game played in idle moments by workers on Wall Street, the objective of which is to reward trickery and deceit. With this as a metaphor, Lewis describes his four years with the Wall Street firm Salomon Brothers, from his bizarre hiring through the training program to his years as a successful bond trader. Lewis illustrates how economic decisions made at the national level changed securities markets and made bonds the most lucrative game on the Street. His description of the firm's personalities and of the events from 1984 through the crash of October 1987 are vivid and memorable. Readers of Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities ( LJ 11/15/87) are likely to enjoy this personal memoir. BOMC and Fortune Book Club selection.- Joseph Barth, U.S. Military Acad . Lib., West...


Big Red Barn Board Book
Margaret Wise Brown
0694006246
Dec 1994
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Another all-time favorite by Brown masterfully and beautifully translated by Marcuse. The Spanish version maintains the rhythm and imagination that characterizes the original. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
By the big red barnIn the great green field,There was a pink pigWho was learning to squeal.There were horses and sheep and goats and geese--and a jaunty old scarecrow leaning on his hoe. And they all lived together by the big red barn. In joyous and exuberantPictures, Felicia Bond lovingly evokes Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps. In the barnyard there are roosters and cows,...


The Bond Book: Everything Investors Need to Know about Treasuries, Municipals, Gnmas, Corporates, Zeros, Bond Funds, Money Market Funds, and More
Annette Thau
0071358625
November 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
In today's volatile financial environment, growing numbers of investors are looking to flee the stock market in search of safer ground. While the bond market has often been a safe haven, confusing new bonds and bond funds make it increasingly difficult for unfamiliar investors to choose the correct fixed income investments. The Bond Book provides investors with the information and tools they need to make bonds a comforting, important, and profitable component of their portfolios.Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded from its bestselling first edition, this all-in-one sourcebook includes:*A new section on using the Internet to research, buy, and sell bonds*A new chapter devoted to increasingly popular foreign bonds*Detailed information on the inflation-linked Treasury bonds*Explanation of the new...


A Little Princess
Frances Hodgson Burnett
0689844077
July 2001
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Harris's cultured British articulation fits the story, but her characterizations may not suit listeners familiar with the story. D.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Midwest Book Review
Enjoy a complete, unabridged classic spiced by the voice of film actress Wanda McCaddon as it narrates the classic story of young rich girl Sara Crewe, who finds herself impoverished and at the mercy of a cruel headmistress when her father dies. Enjoy a strong audio version which recreates the drama of the story. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Octopussy and the Living Daylights (James Bond Series)
Ian Fleming
0142003298
March 2004
Paperback
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Newsweek
"A must for Bond buffs."

Book Description
Whether it is tracking down a wayward major who has taken a deadly secret with him to the Caribbean or identifying a top Russian agent secretly bidding for a Fabergé egg in a Sotheby’s auction room, Bond always closes the case—with extreme prejudice. This new Penguin edition comprises four stories, including Fleming’s little-known story "007 in New York," showcasing Bond’s taste for Manhattan’s special pleasures—from martinis at the Plaza and dinner at the Grand Central Oyster Bar to the perfect anonymity of the Central Park Zoo for a secret rendezvous.


Fireside Catholic Companion Study Bible: New American Bible (NAB), black bonded leather, gold-edged
Heirloom Bible
1556653565
July 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
This beautiful black bonded-leather Bible is the perfect gift edition for all occasions. With gold gilded page edges and satin ribbon marker, this Bible makes a lasting impression.


Larry Bond's First Team
Larry Bond
0765346389
June 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The troops of the small Special Ops force in this latest novel by Bond (Red Phoenix, etc.) spend about equal time bantering with each other and blowing up stuff: buildings, vehicles and even thugs who stand in their way. Aside from its inherent entertainment value (which is considerable), this is a good formula because it allows Bond and coauthor DeFelice to smoothly fold in an enormous amount of exposition and to introduce, over the course of a hundred or so short chapters, the individual members of Joint Services Special Demands Project Office, known to insiders as simply the Team, for the novel is the kickoff of a projected series about the new war on terror. Smooth, shrewd Bob Ferguson leads them, engineering their escape from a tricky trap in Kyrgyzstan early on. The MacGuffin: a planned meeting with Russian...


James Bond: The Secret World of 007
Alastair Dougall
0789466910
October 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
From its foreword, written by M16's very own chief, M, James Bond: the Secret World of 007 takes readers on a thrill-packed journey through the life and career of the world's most famous secret agent. Every major mission Bond has ever undertaken in the interests of world security, from Dr. No to The World Is Not Enough, is investigated and explained. Spectacular illustrations and photographs reveal, for the first time, the hidden workings of Bond's incredible vehicles and gadgets, the labyrinthine lairs, and masterplans of villains such as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Elliot Carver, and Auric Goldfinger, and some of 007's most spectacular chases and battles. The book also explores Bond's lovelife, and his relationships with other key members of M16, such as M, Q, and Miss Moneypenny. In addition, a reference section gives...


In Deep Voodoo
Stephanie Bond
0060820578
Sept 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When Deke Black is stabbed through the heart with a lawn stake, the secrets of Mojo, La., start bursting to the fore in this lively first of a new romantic mystery trilogy from Rita Award–winner Bond (Whole Lotta Trouble). Deke's ex, health-food store owner Penny Francisco, is the primary suspect. Not only was she found at the scene of the crime holding the murder weapon but, at her divorce celebration, she stabbed a voodoo doll bearing Deke's likeness. The police are keen to pin the crime on Penny, and only sexy, junk-food-loving PI B.J. Beaumont may be able to keep her out of jail. It's hard to sympathize with Penny, whose troubles often stem from her own stupidity, and harder still to believe that she could fall in love with B.J. while suspecting him of murder. Despite these flaws, Mojo and its zany,...


Salomon Smith Barney Guide to Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities
Lakhbir Hayre (Editor), Lakhbir Hayre
0471385875
April 23, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities are fixed-income securities, like bonds, which derive their return from an underlying mortgage or basket of mortgages, or an asset or basket of assets. This market has increased from about $100 billion in 1980 to over $2.5 trillion today. Filling the void for a new book on fixed-income, Salomon Smith Barney Guide to Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities provides a coherent and comprehensive approach to the subject. Featuring material used by the company, this book is an ideal training tool and resource for investment professionals, institutional investors, pension fund investors, and hedge-fund investors.
Lakhbir Hayre (New York, NY) is a mortgage officer at Salomon Smith Barney, and their leading expert on mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. He is a...


The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy You'll Ever Need: The Way Smart Money Preserves Wealth Today
Larry E. Swedroe
0312353634
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Awkwardly organized and unduly complicated, this book provides a recitation of everything Swedroe and Hempen—co-principals of Buckingham Asset Management—know about bonds, which is a lot. The problem is that their book isn't pitched to a specific enough audience. Sophisticated investors may not mind the authors' heavy reliance on bondspeak and analytical jargon, but they will wonder why so many pages are devoted to explaining Series EE Savings Bonds. And novices will appreciate the extensive glossary, but they'll be frustrated by the book's lack of explanatory diagrams and its tendency to talk about concepts before properly introducing or defining them. The actual strategy discussion alluded to in the title is addressed only in the book's 25-page, penultimate chapter, where Swedroe and Hempen explain...


The Betrayal Bond
Patrick J. Carnes
1558745262
Nov 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Exploitive relationships can create trauma bonds--chains that link a victim to someone who is dangerous to them. Divorce, employee relations, litigation of any type, incest and child abuse, family and marital systems, domestic violence, hostage negotiations, kidnapping, professional exploitation and religious abuse are all areas of trauma bonding. All these relationships share one thing: they are situations of incredible intensity or importance where there is an exploitation of trust or power. In The Betrayal Bond Patrick Carnes presents an in-depth study of these relationships, why they form, who is most susceptible, and how they become so powerful. He shows how to recognize when traumatic bonding has occurred and gives a checklist for examining relationships. He then provides steps to safely extricate from these...


Bonds That Make Us Free: Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves
C. Terry Warner
1573459194
September 2001
Hardcover
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Married to the Brand : Why Consumers Bond with Some Brands for Life
William J. McEwen
1595620052
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
How does a brand--a company or one of its products--stand out in an ever-louder and more chaotic marketplace? Why do customers develop intense and lasting bonds with some products they consume, but not others? What do winning brands do better than their competitors? Generations of marketers have pondered these questions, and Married to the Brand offers thought-provoking answers.

Based on 60 years of research from the Gallup Organization, the book combines a thoughtful, data-driven approach with a playful metaphor. Author and Gallup researcher William McEwen sees customers' interactions with brands as markedly similar to the in-depth, extended relationships we see in marriages. From his opening pages, McEwen draws parallels between customers' feelings about brands and romantic relationships. For example, he points...



Tails of Devotion: A Look at the Bond Between People and Their Pets
Emily Scott Pottruck
0977063704
March 6, 2006
Hardcover
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Kelly Gorman, President, Open Paw Inc.
Tails gives a glimpse into the best of what I see everyday. It will warm your heart like no other.

Celeste Fripp, Best Friends Animal Society
The book is both elegant and very moving. Great book.

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