Fiasco Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Fiasco


  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-07-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101201404

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Fiasco Excerpt :

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize • One of the Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the Year • Time's 10 Best Books of the Year • USA Today's Nonfiction Book of the Year • A New York Times Notable Book "Staggeringly vivid and persuasive . . . absolutely essential reading." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "The best account yet of the entire war." —Vanity Fair The definitive account of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq Fiasco is a masterful reckoning with the planning and execution of the American military invasion and occupation of Iraq through mid-2006, now with a postscript on recent developments. Ricks draws on the exclusive cooperation of an extraordinary number of American personnel, including more than one hundred senior officers, and access to more than 30,000 pages of official documents, many of them never before made public. Tragically, it is an undeniable account—explosive, shocking, and authoritative—of unsurpassed tactical success combined with unsurpassed strategic failure that indicts some of America's most powerful and honored civilian and military leaders.

Fiasco Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Fiasco


  • Author : Stanislaw Lem
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2012-07-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544080102

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Fiasco Excerpt :

“A stunningly inventive fantasy about cosmic travel” from the Kafka Prize–winning author of Solaris (The New York Times). The Hermes explorer ship represents the epitome of Earth’s excellence: a peaceful mission sent forth to make first contact with an alien civilization, and to use the expansive space technology developed by humanity to seek new worlds, friendships, and alliances. But what its crew discovers on the planet Quinta is nothing like they had hoped. Locked in a seemingly endless cold war among themselves, the Quintans are uncommunicative and violent, refusing any discourse—except for the firing of deadly weapons. The crew of the Hermes is determined to accomplish what they had set out to do. But the cost of learning the secrets hidden on the silent surface of Quinta may be grave. Stark, startling, and insightful, Fiasco has been praised by Publishers Weekly as “one of Lem’s best novels.” It is classic, thought-provoking hard science fiction, as prescient today as when it was first written.

FIASCO  Blood in the Water on Wall Street Book

FIASCO Blood in the Water on Wall Street


  • Author : Frank Partnoy
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-04-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393336818

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FIASCO Blood in the Water on Wall Street Excerpt :

A paperback edition of a best-selling tour of the cutthroat world of Wall Street derivatives in the 1990s features a new epilogue and tracks the author's experiences as a successful young Morgan Stanley employee, in an account that traces the period's speculative frenzies and the ways in which they directly contributed to highly publicized losses. Reprint.

Mr  Brecher s Fiasco Book

Mr Brecher s Fiasco


  • Author : Martin Kessel
  • Publisher : Terrace Books
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 0299214303

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Mr Brecher s Fiasco Excerpt :

In the offices of a large media conglomerate responsible for all kinds of advertising, Max Brecher considers himself the intellectual among the clerks. He reflects on the personal relations in the office, his own situation as an employee and human being, and the shifts in the values and ideas of life in 1920s Berlin. His office has its share of interesting characters, such as the corrupt Dr. Geist, who becomes a hypocrite in order to advance in the office hierarchy; the lovely Mucki Schopps, a tricky young girl with whom everyone falls in love; Gudula Often, who strives for harmony among her coworkers but never achieves her goal; and the department head, Mr. Sack, who meets an unfortunate end.

A Fiasco in Turin Book

A Fiasco in Turin


  • Author : Justin De Mazia
  • Publisher : Justin de Mazia
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 8889123281

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The Cookie Fiasco Book

The Cookie Fiasco


  • Author : Mo Willems
  • Publisher : Hyperion Books for Children
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Animals
  • Pages : 51
  • ISBN 10 : 1484492854

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The Cookie Fiasco Excerpt :

"There are only three cookies and four hungry friends to share them with. This is not good. This is not equal!"--

FIASCO Book

FIASCO


  • Author : Frank Partnoy
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847651464

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FIASCO Excerpt :

Frank Partnoy, a former high-flying derivatives salesman, gives a vivid and shocking account of the vicious competition, raw machismo and dirty tricks at work in the riskiest sector of the stock market. Billions of dollars worth of securities are traded - and lost - in this amazing arena. Derivatives trading has also played a huge part in the global credit crunch that is the biggest story in the world today. This edition includes a sensational new chapter covering this, and all the other latest scandals.

Florida Fiasco Book

Florida Fiasco


  • Author : Rembert W. Patrick
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9780820335490

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Florida Fiasco Excerpt :

Published in 1954, Rembert Patrick's Florida Fiasco details the aggressive schemes developed by President Madison and Secretary of State Monroe in the attempted acquisition of Florida. Patrick shows that George Matthews's influence over General John McIntosh inspired him to plan a revolt in east Florida in the hopes of turning the conquered territory over to Matthews. The plot was thwarted when Spanish minister Luis de Onis heard of the coming attack and appealed to the British. Thus begins the five-year attempt which was led in succession by George Matthews, David Mitchell, and Thomas A. Mitchell. Patrick's account includes the plotting of undercover agents, manipulation of discontented nationals, denials by high officials, and adventurers seeking rich rewards.

Fiesta Fiasco Book

Fiesta Fiasco


  • Author : Ann Whitford Paul
  • Publisher : Lerner Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781430130024

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Fiesta Fiasco Excerpt :

"Brian and Rosi Amador perform the story with energy and a smile, giving distinct voices to each character and presenting the Spanish-language words (nicely defined in the text and in an accompanying glossary) with brío. Light original music with a Mexican flavor dances in the background. A delightful production." -School Library Journal

Unraveling the ADD ADHD Fiasco Book

Unraveling the ADD ADHD Fiasco


  • Author : David B. Stein
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001-08-15
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0740718592

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Unraveling the ADD ADHD Fiasco Excerpt :

A parent's guide to raising a child suffering from ADD/ADHD explains how to treat problem behavior without Ritalin or other powerful drugs and how to teach children appropriate behavioral and cognitive skills, without drug therapy. Original.

Fiasco Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Fiasco


  • Author : Imre Kertesz
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612193298

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Fiasco Excerpt :

Translated into English at last, Fiasco joins its companion volumes Fatelessness and Kaddish for an Unborn Child in telling an epic story of the author's return from the Nazi death camps, only to find his country taken over by another totalitarian government. Fiasco as Imre Kertesz himself has said, "is fiction founded on reality"—a Kafka-like account that is surprisingly funny in its unrelentingly pessimistic clarity, of the Communist takeover of his homeland. Forced into the army and assigned to escort military prisoners, the protagonist decides to feign insanity to be released from duty. But meanwhile, life under the new regime is portrayed almost as an uninterrupted continuation of life in the Nazi concentration camps-which, in turn, is depicted as a continuation of the patriarchal dictatorship of joyless childhood. It is, in short, a searing extension of Kertesz' fundamental theme: the totalitarian experience seen as trauma not only for an individual but for the whole civilization—ours—that made Auschwitz possible. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fiasco Book

Fiasco


  • Author : AAKANSHA BHARGAVA
  • Publisher : WHERE INDIA WRITES PUBLICATION
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Fiasco Excerpt :

Fiasco, Bravo International World Record Holder book is a collection of quotes, poetries and short stories and all the co-authors from all over India framed their write-ups within 100 words about failure. Each writer have penned down their views in such a way that you'll feel empowered, happy and also experience the impact of words. Fiasco teaches a lesson to each and everyone about not letting oneself fade or vanished when continue failure chases you, you can change direction of sail to float flawlessly and to debug yourself from the ultimate failure.

Gelato Fiasco Book

Gelato Fiasco


  • Author : Joshua Davis
  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-07
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608939978

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Gelato Fiasco Excerpt :

Joshua Davis and Bruno Tropeano, two guys right out of college, felt that something was amiss. People in Maine created some of the best of everything in the world — higher education, ships, television doctors, winter boots. But the gelato of which they dreamt could not be found here in Maine, or anywhere else in the United States. Josh and Bruno sensed both a responsibility and an opportunity and set off to rediscover the lost art. Imagining a long-forgotten Red Spoon Society of superior gelato artisans, they learned the techniques and practices of the old masters of gelato. They used those techniques as a foundation for creating an even better gelato experience: make lots of creative flavors for discerning guests, serve them in a way that invites discovery and delight, and never compromise on quality. In 2007, the doors to their first gelato store opened. Josh and Bruno named it Gelato Fiasco as a hedge against trend-pursuers, treasure hunters, and impostors, for only a true food lover, guided by his or her own sense of adventure, would dare enter a store with that name. And as they loved it, they would share with their families and friends, who would share with theirs. Gelato Fiasco is a book brimming with humor, Maine values, mouth-watering color photographs, and, most importantly, delicious recipes (out of 1500 in the “flavor vault” the book will include 100 or so) for making your own gelato at home, plus recipes sauces, cones, and other treats to enjoy with your gelato.

Financial Fiasco Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Financial Fiasco


  • Author : Johan Norberg
  • Publisher : Cato Institute
  • Release Date : 2012-06-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781937184087

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Financial Fiasco Excerpt :

Now newly expanded, with a with a new chapter on the spreading global economic crisis, Financial Fiasco guides readers through a world of irresponsible behavior by consumers, decisionmakers in companies, government agencies, and political institutions.

FISCAL FIASCO Book

FISCAL FIASCO


  • Author : Michael Walden; M.E. Whitman Walden
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491735503

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FISCAL FIASCO Excerpt :

Professor Dia Fenner is on a sabbatical leave at Duke University studying the best way for retirees to invest their money. There's a personal reason for her work - her mother Ava was fleeced of her retirement savings by an unscrupulous financial adviser. But someone wants to stop Dia - first by stealing her data and then by threatening her life. But who's the culprit - the New York bank CEO, the politically ambitious State Treasurer, the leader of the state's financial advisers, or maybe her new boyfriend? With the help of two bright and loyal Duke students, Dia vows to trap the crook and finish her research. But is too much at stake for her to succeed? Readers will find the answers at the same time they learn about the ins and outs of the investment world.