Publisher : Harper Collins
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780061750588
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

The astounding yet true rags-to-riches saga of a homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crown prince of Wall Street At the age of twenty, Milwaukee native Chris Gardner, just out of the Navy, arrived in San Francisco to pursue a promising career in medicine. Considered a prodigy in scientific research, he surprised everyone and himself by setting his sights on the competitive world of high finance. Yet no sooner had he landed an entry-level position at a prestigious firm than Gardner found himself caught in a web of incredibly challenging circumstances that left him as part of the city's working homeless and with a toddler son. Motivated by the promise he made to himself as a fatherless child to never abandon his own children, the two spent almost a year moving among shelters, "HO-tels," soup lines, and even sleeping in the public restroom of a subway station. Never giving in to despair, Gardner made an astonishing transformation from being part of the city's invisible poor to being a powerful player in its financial district. More than a memoir of Gardner's financial success, this is the story of a man who breaks his own family's cycle of men abandoning their children. Mythic, triumphant, and unstintingly honest, The Pursuit of Happyness conjures heroes like Horatio Alger and Antwone Fisher, and appeals to the very essence of the American Dream.

Publisher : Bantam
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780553392784
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Janet Evanovich, author of the blockbuster Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, writer for the Monk television show, team up once again in their New York Times bestselling Fox and O’Hare series! Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top ten fugitives on the FBI’s most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii. What the kidnapper doesn’t know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn’t long before Nick’s covert partner, Special Agent Kate O’Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man. The trail leads to Belgium, France, and Italy, and pits Nick and Kate against their deadliest adversary yet: Dragan Kovic, an ex–Serbian military officer. He’s plotting a crime that will net him billions . . . and cost thousands of American lives. Nick and Kate have to mount the most daring, risky, and audacious con they’ve ever attempted to save a major U.S. city from a catastrophe of epic proportions. Luckily they have the help of an eccentric out-of-work actor, a bandit who does his best work in the sewers, and Kate’s dad, Jake. The pressure’s on for Nick and Kate to make this work—even if they have to lay their lives on the line.

Publisher : OUP Oxford
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780191562914
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 376

The pursuit of happiness is a defining theme of the modern era. But what if people aren't very good at it? This and related questions are explored in this book, the first comprehensive philosophical treatment of happiness in the contemporary psychological sense. In these pages, Dan Haybron argues that people are probably less effective at judging, and promoting, their own welfare than common belief has it. For the psychological dimensions of well-being, particularly our emotional lives, are far richer and more complex than we tend to realize. Knowing one's own interests is no trivial matter. As well, we tend to make a variety of systematic errors in the pursuit of happiness. We may need, then, to rethink traditional assumptions about human nature, the good life, and the good society. Thoroughly engaged with both philosophical and scientific work on happiness and well-being, this book will be a definitive resource for philosophers, social scientists, policy makers, and other students of human well-being.

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781450088299
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 335

The true story of Dane Abdool, one of the youngest men on Florida's death row. The events that took him there, an immigrant family's struggle for justice that evades them and the pain, devastation and misunderstanding that follows them as Dane waits; time being his only friend. A mother's story, about her 19-year-old son who is arrested and indicted on charges of first degree murder. The prosecutor who attaches the death penalty and pursue it with a vengeance, the trial that follows, misunderstanding of two different cultures, witnesses that who are less than truthful, the detectives who manipulate the evidence, depositions that were not attainable by the defense from the prosecution witnesses. An account of the trial and the witness' transcripts and events as they unfolded. A judge who is extremely ambitious and a family who give all that they have emotionally and financially to get justice. The defense attorneys, who becomes part of the family and to date has not taken another death case. The tragic death of a beautiful 17 year old girl who wanted to die and the family she Left behind. The girlfriend, an intelligent pre-law student and her strange obsessions , the diary, the love letters and the incredible journey as a devoted family continues to pursue the justice they believe they deserve. This book gives the details of what actually happened at the trial, it shows the conflicting testimonies of unscrupulous witnesses. The post interviews are revealed and the impact that these interviews may have had on the jury and the media if they were allowed into the court at trial. Information about the missing transcripts that to date has not been found. My name is Nazreen Mohammed, and I am Dane's mother, I was born in Trinidad and Tobago. I migrated to the United States to create better opportunities for my children. I have been In the United States since 1996, I have recently taken time off to write this book and get My son's story out there and provide Clarity and some understanding to a media and public that judged him without really knowing who he was, while we wait patiently on the appeal process and the justice system with much Anticipation.

Publisher : McFarland
Category : Religion
ISBN : 0786419547
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 240

Islam scares the West. Militant conservatism and the horrific acts of violent fundamentalists evoke outrage, but the reprehensible few reinforce a longstanding Western stereotype of all Muslims as incorrigibly fanatical, violent and morally and culturally different. Overlooked is the long history of Muslim intellectual and cultural achievement, and its potential to flower once again. With about 1.5 billion adherents, Islam is the world's fastest growing religion. An understanding of its past glories, present state and future potential has never been more critical. This survey of Muslim intellectual and cultural achievements spans 1,400 years. Chapters fall into three sections: fundamentals of Islamic learning; its growth until the present; and its future direction in the face of anti-intellectual fundamentalism. Arranged chronologically within the sections, chapters begin with an historical overview of the time period they encompass, providing context for the subsequent discussion of key intellectual and cultural achievements within that period. Appendices describe decorative and other arts, the requirements for expertise in Islamic thought, Islamic ethical traditions, and list noteworthy personalities and achievements chronologically. Maps and photographs illustrate the text, which also includes a glossary, notes, a bibliography and an index.

Publisher : Author House
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 1452085080
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 354

The Pursuit is the saga of Brad Crosley, a young principal of an elementary school in northcentral Iowa, whose wife Stella has abandoned him and their infant son. Brad attempts to balance his career with being a single Dad while trying to track down Stella to bring her back. A private detective finds her working as a prostitute. Before Brad is able to make contact with her, she disappears. The pursuit continues but not without complications. Along the way Brad discovers that he is also being pursued.

Publisher : AA Momodu
Category : Religion
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 90

God have His interest, the good thing about God's Interest is that, it does not change because God's Interest is intertwine with His nature. His nature is not subject to the change in times and in seasons - For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed, Malachi 3:6. Thus making His interest accessible by anyone who desires to run with them throughout all generations. It is imperative you understand that even though God's interests remains the same throughout all generations. Every generation has a unique part to fulfill in God's general intensions for humanity. The reason for this, is because man is on a journey in God not with God.

Publisher : AuthorHouse
Category : Reference
ISBN : 9781481746243
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 99

This book is a tool that we can use to redirect our lives and the lives of others as we fulfill the call and the command that every Christian has on their life . . . and it is to live holy and pleasing lives unto God the Father. The Bible tells us For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Inside this book it will show you how Jesus and the Apostles not only gives us instructions about holiness, it will also show how they model holiness in this fallen and sinful world.

Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781785358074
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 300

After witnessing a fatal car accident, a homeless man wanders the streets of Brighton, trying to ignore the new, incessant voice inside his head. But he can’t forget the crash, can't get the face of the woman cradling her dying husband out of his mind. She stared into his eyes, his soul. He has to find her. Is Dan ill or has he really been possessed by the spirit of Natalie's dead husband, Joe? If he hasn't, why does she let him into her home so easily? Does she have secrets of her own? The Pursuit of Ordinary is a twisting tale of modern life and mental health where nothing is what it seems... Following the success of debut novel Beat the Rain, Roundfire introduces the second book from bestselling author Nigel Jay Cooper.

Publisher : Australian Self Publishing Group
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780648245278
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 230

In this inspirational book based on a true story of Ganesh Loke, who arrived in Australia in 1999 as an International student with only $500 in his pocket, tells his amazing story. During his studies, he was living in a shared accommodation in Sydney and struggled to survive on his own in an unfamiliar country. But with his determination, motivated approach, hard work and extra-ordinary vision Ganesh not only bought his dream house in Sydney, but also became a ‘multiple properties investor’. He also went on to become a Movie Producer to produce Bollywood/ Indian movies and also acted in them, which was his childhood dream. This book provides an insight into this extra-ordinary life journey of Ganesh Loke. It is written by an Australian author Ms. Dominique Mayfair who has previously written fiction books in Australia. She was inspired by Ganesh’s amazing true-story and transformed it into this great book with the inputs from Ganesh. This book will inspire you to believe that, if you pursue your dreams with determination and hard work, your dreams can really come true!