Broken Promise Book
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

Broken Promise

  • Author : Linwood Barclay
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385683753

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From the New York Times--bestselling author of No Safe House comes the first novel in an explosive trilogy about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town. After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David's cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David's mother asks him to check on her, he's horrified to discover that she's been secretly raising a child who is not her own--a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch. When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened--even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla's mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past . . . in blood.

The Triumph of Broken Promises Book

The Triumph of Broken Promises

  • Author : Fritz Bartel
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-08-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674275812

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A powerful case that the economic shocks of the 1970s hastened both the end of the Cold War and the rise of neoliberalism by forcing governments to impose austerity on their own people. Why did the Cold War come to a peaceful end? And why did neoliberal economics sweep across the world in the late twentieth century? In this pathbreaking study, Fritz Bartel argues that the answer to these questions is one and the same. The Cold War began as a competition between capitalist and communist governments to expand their social contracts as they raced to deliver their people a better life. But the economic shocks of the 1970s made promises of better living untenable on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Energy and financial markets placed immense pressure on governments to discipline their social contracts. Rather than make promises, political leaders were forced to break them. In a sweeping narrative, The Triumph of Broken Promises tells the story of how the pressure to break promises spurred the end of the Cold War. In the West, neoliberalism provided Western leaders like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher with the political and ideological tools to shut down industries, impose austerity, and favor the interests of capital over labor. But in Eastern Europe, revolutionaries like Lech Walesa in Poland resisted any attempt at imposing market discipline. Mikhail Gorbachev tried in vain to reform the Soviet system, but the necessary changes ultimately presented too great a challenge. Faced with imposing economic discipline antithetical to communist ideals, Soviet-style governments found their legitimacy irreparably damaged. But in the West, politicians could promote austerity as an antidote to the excesses of ideological opponents, setting the stage for the rise of the neoliberal global economy.

Promise Broken Book

Promise Broken

  • Author : K’wan
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799961376

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Beware of the company you keep. K’wan’s urban fiction coming-of-age novel, Promise Broken, is set in the gritty streets of Newark, New Jersey. The story follows seventeen-year-old Promise Mohammed as she attempts to uphold friendships and new relationships—even if they lead to her demise. After Promise’s mother dies in a tragic car accident, it leaves a void in Promise’s life that she is yearning to fill. This titular novel finds Promise spiraling into a life of crime and drug affiliation by the company she chooses to keep. Also coping with abandonment and a lifelong broken commitment from her biological father, Promise ultimately has two goals: to graduate from high school and to be loved. But can she find the love that she seeks from her aunt Dell, two best friends, Mouse and Keys, or drug-dealer Asher—the man who captivates her—despite the fact that each relationship will lead to life-altering events? Only time will tell.

City of Broken Promises Book
Score: 5
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City of Broken Promises

  • Author : Austin Coates
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9789622090767

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The city is Macao, the Portuguese settlement on the China Coast, as it was more than 200 years ago. The promises are those made by Englishmen to marry their Macao mistresses, only to leave them abandoned and their children bastards. Martha Merop and her English lover are unique in this period. He, son of the founder of Lloyd's and cousin of the philosopher, Jeremy Bentham, was one of the first merchants to oppose the trade in opium. She, Chinese, abandoned at birth and sold into prostitution at the age of thirteen, became an international trader in her own right, the richest woman on the China Coast and Macao's greatest public benefactress. This moving novel that captures the time and place so convincingly is a historical reconstruction of the years 1780 to 1795 when the two were together. It is based on oral tradition handed down through generations in Macao, and on documents that survive about them in Macao, Lisbon and London. Austin Coates identified Martha Merop’s lover, about whom little was known. The documents about him confirmed the traditional Macao story, and the outcome was this book.

Broken Promises Book

Broken Promises

  • Author : J. L. Granatstein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Draft
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3230023

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The Twenty Three Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Twenty Three

  • Author : Linwood Barclay
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385684576

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From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes the third and final spine-chilling thriller in the Promise Falls trilogy. Everything has been leading to this. It's the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd, and the small town of Promise Falls, New York, has found itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar symptoms--vomiting, dizziness, loss of consciousness--and dozens are dying. And those investigating the cause of the epidemic quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from poisoning this town? And what is their motivation? Meanwhile, as tragedies mount and the number of suspects grows larger, Detective Barry Duckworth is faced with another problem. He knows that the killer of Olivia Fisher and Rosemary Gaynor is still out there. And what's more, he knows that the mystery behind the significance of the number 23 is growing and is linked to a much larger scheme than he'd originally imagined. Detective Duckworth will have to race to put together all the pieces of this puzzle to stop someone's sinister revenge plot.

Broken Trilogy Book

Broken Trilogy

  • Author : J L Drake
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-02-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 1954194056

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The Complete Broken Trilogy, available now in one collection. BROKEN #1 My name is Savannah Miller. My father is the mayor of New York. One day after my twenty-seventh birthday I was grabbed from behind. A cloth sack was quickly pulled over my head, and I was taken from everything I'd ever known. I was beaten, starved, treated like an animal, and forced to live in a room with no windows. With no sense of time and no dignity left I finally gave up hope and made a promise to myself to end it all. Unfortunately, it was going to be a slow process. Then one night an elite group of US Army soldiers came to my rescue. I was brought to a safe house and given two options: One-Stay under their protection and follow their rules or... Two-Leave and be guaranteed to be returned to the savages within a week. I chose option one. As I work with a therapist and begin processing my hellish ordeal things slowly begin to surface. With the help of new friends and a potential new love I fight to get my life back and make choices that will forever alter my future. This is my story... SHATTERED #2 After experiencing unimaginable heartbreak, Savannah wants to end it all. Then she is given a second chance at love. Sadly, even when life hands you second chances it doesn't always follow that things will work out the way you want them to. Some lies can just be too painful to move on from. What's worse than being Broken? Being shattered... MENDED #3 Savannah takes control... Tired of all the lies and deception, Savannah Miller must learn to face life on her own. As she seeks to find out who she really is, she still is still burdened with the fallout from past traumas that left her broken. Her fragile hold on her new life slowly gives her the confidence to move ahead. What she really needs is right in front of her-Cole Logan is patiently waiting for the right moment to prove his love. But her past isn't finished with her yet...

4400  Promises Broken Book

4400 Promises Broken

  • Author : David Mack
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-10-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439160657

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4400 taken, 4400 returned. All were given startling new abilities. Now, if you are willing to risk it all, you too can be extraordinary. Is this what the future intended to ensure the survival of the human race? Promicin -- which kills half of those who dare to inject it and grants paranormal abilities to those who survive -- is spreading across the globe and threatening to plunge the entire world into chaos. One year has passed since Jordan Collier and his followers seized control of Seattle and renamed it Promise City. U.S. armed forces have surrounded Seattle, and each day brings Collier and his Promicin-Positive Movement closer to all-out war with the world's greatest military superpower. However, the real threats are the Marked -- agents from the future whose identities are encoded into body-hijacking nanites. They were sent back to thwart the efforts of the 4400. The last three surviving Marked lurk in the shadows, working in secret as they prepare to deliver a deathblow to the planet. Caught in the crossfire are NTAC agents Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris. His son, Kyle, and her thirteen-year-old adopted daughter, Maia, are both more loyal to Jordan's movement than to them. And when the standoff between Collier and the U.S. military explodes into open conflict, Tom, Diana, and fellow agents wind up outnumbered and outgunned. In the end, the fate of all mankind will rest in the hands of one man: Tom Baldwin.

The Museum of Broken Promises Book

The Museum of Broken Promises

  • Author : Elizabeth Buchan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Large type books
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 1444844776

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Paris, today: The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of hope and loss. Every object in the museum has been donated - a cake tin, a wedding veil, a baby's shoe. And each represents a moment of grief or terrible betrayal. Laure, the owner and curator, has also hidden artefacts from her own painful youth amongst the objects on display. 1985: Recovering from the sudden death of her father, Laure flees to Prague. But she cannot begin to comprehend the dark political currents in this communist city - until she meets a young dissident musician. Her love for him, however, will have terrible and unforeseen consequences. It is only years later, having created the museum, that Laure can finally face up to her past and celebrate the passionate love which has directed her life.

The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress Book

The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress

  • Author : Cameron Muir
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317910589

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Food and the global agricultural system has become one of the defining public concerns of the twenty-first century. Ecological disorder and inequity is at the heart of our food system. This thoughtful and confronting book tells the story of how the development of modern agriculture promised ecological and social stability but instead descended into dysfunction. Contributing to knowledge in environmental, cultural and agricultural histories, it explores how people have tried to live in the aftermath of ‘ecological imperialism’. The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An environmental history journeys to the dry inland plains of Australia where European ideas and agricultural technologies clashed with a volatile and taunting country that resisted attempts to subdue and transform it for the supply of global markets. Its wide-ranging narrative puts gritty local detail in its global context to tell the story of how cultural anxieties about civilisation, population, and race, shaped agriculture in the twentieth century. It ranges from isolated experiment farms to nutrition science at the League of Nations, from local landholders to high profile moral crusaders, including an Australian apricot grower who met Franklin D. Roosevelt and almost fed the world. This book will be useful to undergraduates and postgraduates on courses examining international comparisons of nineteenth and twentieth century agriculture, and courses studying colonial development and settler societies. It will also appeal to food concerned general readers.

Broken Promises Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Broken Promises

  • Author : Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345524553

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Originally published as In the Lion’s Den Winner of the San Diego Book Award for Best Historical Fiction Director’s Mention, Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction 1861: The war that’s been brewing for a decade has exploded, pitting North against South. Fearing that England will support the Confederate cause, President Lincoln sends Charles Francis Adams, son of John Quincy Adams, to London. But when Charles arrives, accompanied by his son Henry, he discovers that the English are already building warships for the South. As Charles embarks on a high-stakes game of espionage and diplomacy, Henry reconnects with his college friend Baxter Sams, a Southerner who has fallen in love with Englishwoman Julia Birch. Julia’s family reviles Americans, leaving Baxter torn between his love for Julia, his friendship with Henry, and his obligations to his own family, who entreat him to run medical supplies across the blockade to help the Confederacy. As tensions mount, irrevocable choices are made—igniting a moment when history could have changed forever.

Broken Promises  Silver Dolphins  Book 5  Book

Broken Promises Silver Dolphins Book 5

  • Author : Summer Waters
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007340750

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Exciting new magical adventure series for girls – will you answer the call of Silver Dolphins?

Broke Book
Score: 3
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  • Author : Jodie Adams Kirshner
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250237125

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" showcasing people who are persistent, clever, flawed, loving, struggling and full of contradictions, Broke affirms why it’s worth solving the hardest problems in our most challenging cities in the first place. " —Anna Clark, The New York Times "Through in-depth reporting of structural inequality as it affects real people in Detroit, Jodie Adams Kirshner's Broke examines one side of the economic divide in America" —Salon "What Broke really tells us is how systems of government, law and finance can crush even the hardiest of boot-strap pullers." —Brian Alexander, author of Glass House A galvanizing, narrative account of a city’s bankruptcy and its aftermath told through the lives of seven valiantly struggling Detroiters Bankruptcy and the austerity it represents have become a common "solution" for struggling American cities. What do the spending cuts and limited resources do to the lives of city residents? In Broke, Jodie Adams Kirshner follows seven Detroiters as they navigate life during and after their city's bankruptcy. Reggie loses his savings trying to make a habitable home for his family. Cindy fights drug use, prostitution, and dumping on her block. Lola commutes two hours a day to her suburban job. For them, financial issues are mired within the larger ramifications of poor urban policies, restorative negligence on the state and federal level and—even before the decision to declare Detroit bankrupt in 2013—the root causes of a city’s fiscal demise. Like Matthew Desmond’s Evicted, Broke looks at what municipal distress means, not just on paper but in practical—and personal—terms. More than 40 percent of Detroit’s 700,000 residents fall below the poverty line. Post-bankruptcy, they struggle with a broken real estate market, school system, and job market—and their lives have not improved. Detroit is emblematic. Kirshner makes a powerful argument that cities—the economic engine of America—are never quite given the aid

Broken Promises Book

Broken Promises

  • Author : Boss Lady Tetrice
  • Publisher : ROYAL Empire Publisher
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 457
  • ISBN 10 : 9781640080102

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On September 27, 2014, Tetrice was violently assaulted and stabbed more than 50 times. Broken Promises is her story. After learning to walk again and struggling to overcome nightmares, she began to write about her experience. Tetrice told her story in her own words and was encouraged by those who insisted she had a meaningful story to tell. Many women die from such assaults, and Tetrice is grateful to be alive and helping others by sharing her story.

Broken Promises Book

Broken Promises

  • Author : Evelyn Glass
  • Publisher : E-Book Publishing World Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-11-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Broken Promises is book 1 in the Mad Jackals MC trilogy. Books 2 and 3, Broken Vows and Broken Hearts are available everywhere now! He promised me that he’d always be there for me. But that was before he was gunned down in the streets and left to die. Since that terrible day, he was gone—alive only in my memory. Until I saw him again—heard his booming laugh, and traced the irresistible smile on his lips. He’d gone through hell, but behind those eyes was the same man whom I gave my heart to years ago. The same man who held me in his strong hands as his heart beat in time with mine. The same man who promised me he’d never let go. Or so I thought. He wasn’t the same Ray Nolan of my memories. Not anymore. And beneath all the excitement and pleasure lies a darkness that I’m not ready to face. A darkness that remembers the promise he made: To hold me tight. And never let go.