Download E-books Draining Dixon: How Rita Crundwell Embezzled More Than $50 Million from Her Illinois Town PDF

By Chicago Tribune

Comprising articles from the Chicago Tribune's in-depth assurance of the Rita Crundwell scandal, Draining Dixon is the true-life account of the Dixon, Illinois, comptroller who embezzled over $50 million from municipal coffers in the course of a twenty-year occupation in neighborhood executive. From 1983 to April 2012, Crundwell saved an eye fixed over nearly each greenback that undergone the small city of Dixon's money owed, whereas additionally operating probably the most profitable horse farms in the US. while the tale broke that this municipal worker was once the topic of an research, virtually nobody was once conscious of the total surprising truth.

This publication follows the chronological historical past of Rita Crundwell's profession because the Dixon, Illinois, comptroller, whereas additionally exploring her own existence as one of many best-known region Horse breeders within the state. Crundwell's horses received fifty two global championships and she or he was once named the top proprietor through the yank region Horse organization for 8 consecutive years ahead of her arrest. This tale is among the so much weird and wonderful and miraculous stories of white-collar crime and governmental corruption in usa historical past, and now readers can learn the full tale precisely because it unfolded.

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Download E-books Caring for Riggs (Love Off Leash) PDF

By Bonnie Dee

Love canines and smoking scorching males? the affection Off Leash sequence is for you. varied authors. Unrelated tales. Shared subject matter of recent love and pets.

Love, loss and discovering a endlessly home.

After years in a foreign country, Kyle Skelton returns to Chicago to plot his grandfather’s funeral. Weighed down by means of guilt approximately neglecting the prickly previous guy who as soon as taken care of him, Kyle is decided to discover a very good domestic for Gramps’s senior puppy. the very last thing he wishes as he confronts his complex earlier is the distraction of the good-looking round the corner neighbor who’s been caring for Riggs.

Darrell Baines is ready to despise his neighbor’s grandson on sight. He believes this stranger is just attracted to important issues Vince could have left in the back of. yet after witnessing the renewed bond among Kyle and Riggs and studying extra in regards to the unsatisfied teen who fled Chicago years past, Darrell’s difficult stance softens. It’s more uncomplicated to forgive whilst Kyle is heaping blame on himself.

Darrell is sort of too cozy in his quiet regimen, whereas Kyle hasn't ever came across a spot that felt like domestic. As those opposites stroll their canine jointly, unforeseen friendship grows. A past due evening event provides passionate gas to the hearth, yet Kyle is barely passing via so an opportunity for whatever greater than a fling turns out impossible.

When Kyle’s never-met father arrives for the funeral and Rigg’s future health takes a flip for the more severe, Kyle’s emotional turmoil reaches severe mass. Will his fragile new bond with Darrell be the strong lifeline he has continuously wanted?

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Download E-books More Brain Cuttings: Further Explorations of the Mind PDF

By Carl Zimmer

"The mind unfolds like a flower. The extra i've got explored neuroscience, the extra it has rewarded me with new tales. In 2010, I released mind Cuttings: Fifteen trips throughout the brain. listed here are fifteen extra trips. In a few items, i glance at a number of the superb ways that the mind works. In others, I ponder a number of the some ways the mind is going improper. and at last, i attempt to examine the mind as a whole—how the a hundred billion neurons upload as much as a person's lifetime of the brain, and convey consciousness."  —Carl Zimmer

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Download E-books Predator: Cold War #2 (Predator Vol. 1) PDF

Appealing, daring Lt. Ligachev is 2 months into her first command place at a pumping station within the Siberian oil fields whilst her males are slaughtered by way of an invisible foe. She escapes, slightly. big apple urban detective Schaefer has run into Predators ahead of at the suggest streets of the U.S., and survived. Now Ligachev and Schaefer are despatched to winter-ravaged Siberia via their bickering governments to dispose of the Predatorsif they could simply retain the americans and Russians from killing one another first. Penned by way of screenwriter Mark Verheiden (Smallville, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies).

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Download E-books Siegfried Line 1944?45: Battles on the German frontier (Campaign) PDF

The crusade at the German frontier in past due 1944 used to be probably the most complicated and expensive efforts by means of the united states military within the ETO. The Allies first encountered the Siegfried Line (Westwall) fortifications in September 1944, having pursued the chickening out Wehrmacht via Belgium and the Netherlands. The border quarter round Aachen were fortified with a double line of bunkers, and either the terrain and the elements made issues tricky for the Allies. This e-book makes a speciality of the involvement of the USA First and 9th armies within the six-month battling, together with the hellish struggling with for the Hürtgen wooded area.

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Download E-books IELTS General Writing Module: Models for High Band Scores PDF

This booklet places a strong weapon within the fingers of significant scholars who're made up our minds to accomplish a excessive IELTS band rating.

Achieving a excessive IELTS band isn't really effortless! forget about books that inform you differently. it's a tricky task which calls for either persistence and backbone. IELTS Writing initiatives, particularly, call for exertions with lots of perform and never a bit frustration.

There is an unlimited volume of freely-available IELTS research fabric floating round yet what IELTS applicants desire are transparent job responses that they could version their writing on, factors approximately the best way to try out questions and exact research approximately rules and language.

Books on writing strategies and counsel gets you thus far yet the most strong methods of creating yes your writing fits as much as the excessive criteria of IELTS is to check powerful responses to normal Writing initiatives 1 (Letters) and initiatives 2 (Essays). through learning versions, you will discover how descriptions and arguments are built, how key issues are under pressure and the way acceptable language outfits ideas.

> eight (General) IELTS activity 1 versions are provided that conceal the categories of letters that usually ensue. via following the types and analyzing the certain research inside the suggestions notes for every activity, you are going to start to comprehend what's required of you.

> eight (General) IELTS job 2 types are supplied in addition to targeted suggestions notes that allows you to express you ways rules are built, how single-topic paragraphs are crucial, how conclusions are drawn and the way language must movement. back, those assorted initiatives are very related in wording and content material to what you are going to event on your IELTS exam.

This ebook for the final Module within the “Models for prime IELTS Band rankings” sequence is particularly aimed toward people who find themselves excited about their IELTS tests and decided to arrive their target of happening to extra educational experiences or qualifying for access to a different state.

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Download E-books 2 jours à Rome: Des cartes, des bons plans et les itinéraires indispensables (French Edition) PDF

By Samuel Pauwels

Visitez Rome en deux jours avec ce consultant touristique qui vous fera découvrir tous les lieux incontournables à ne pas manquer de los angeles ville de César et de Michel-Ange, du Colisée au Vatican !

Ce advisor touristique numérique contient :
• Tops 10 des incontournables : musées, monuments et lieux insolites de Rome ;
• advent historique et culturelle ;
• Itinéraires de visites pour aller à l’essentiel quand on ne dispose que de deux journées à Rome ;
• Infos pratiques sur les lieux phares de l. a. ville ;
• Bons plans : eating places, cafés, bars, and so on. ;
• Astuces de voyage ;
• Lexique français – italien.

La assortment « register » est éditée par les éditions Lemaitre. Elle a pour venture de répondre aux frustrations des habitués des guides de voyage classiques, qui – comme nous – ne trouvent pas leur bonheur en numérique. À ces amoureux des citytrips et des week-ends à l’étranger, voici un consultant touristique qui va droit à l’essentiel ! Bon voyage !

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Download E-books Diario di un dolore (Piccola biblioteca Adelphi) (Italian Edition) PDF

Il dolore puro è difficile da raccontare. Ma qui qualcuno ci è riuscito, con una precisione e un’onestà che ci lasciano ammirati, arricchiti. Questo è un libro che riguarda da vicino chiunque abbia avuto nella sua vita un dolore. C.S. Lewis pubblicò nel 1961, sotto lo pseudonimo di N.W. Clerk, questo breve libro che racconta l. a. sua reazione alla morte della moglie. Illustre medioevalista e amatissimo romanziere, amico di Tolkien e come lui dedito alle incursioni nel fantastico, C.S. Lewis si è sempre dichiarato innanzitutto uno scrittore cristiano. Ma un cristiano duro, nemico di ogni facile consolazione. E ciò apparirà immediatamente in questo libro perfetto, dove l’urto della morte è subìto in tutta l. a. sua violenza, fino a scuotere ogni fede. Non c’è traccia di compiacimento o di compatimento according to se stessi. C’è invece un’osservazione lucida, che registra le sensazioni, i movimenti dell’animo che appartengono al segreto di ciascuno di noi – e che spesso non vogliamo riconoscere.

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Download E-books US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1943?44: v. 2 (Battle Orders) PDF

By Gordon L. Rottman

By way of January 1944 the USA Marine Corps had grown to a complete of 405,169 body of workers, comprising 28,193 officials, 10,723 officer applicants, and 366,353 enlisted males. The Fleet Marine strength now had amphibious corps, 4 divisions, a separate infantry regiment, 19 security battalions, and diverse aid and repair devices. Following on from conflict Orders 1: USMC within the Pacific Theater of Operations 1941?43, this ebook examines the continued improvement of the Corps's association, its education, strategies, weaponry, and command constitution, in addition to the battles fought within the Southwest Pacific on New Britain, and within the valuable Pacific on Tarawa, Roi-Namur, Eniwetok, Saipan, and Tinian. The association of the 4th Marine department (MarDiv) and III and V Amphibious Corps (IIIAC, VAC) is usually mentioned in addition to smaller, new devices.

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