Homewreckers Book

Homewreckers


  • Author : Aaron Glantz
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062869555

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Homewreckers Excerpt :

“[I] can’t recommend this joint enough. ... An illuminating and discomfiting read.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates "Essential reading." —New York Review of Books A shocking, heart-wrenching investigation into America’s housing crisis and the modern-day robber barons who are making a fortune off the backs of the disenfranchised working and middle class—among them, Donald Trump and his inner circle. Two years before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Donald Trump looked forward to a crash: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy,” he said. But our future president wasn’t alone. While millions of Americans suffered financial loss, tycoons pounced to heartlessly seize thousands of homes—their profiteering made even easier because, as prize-winning investigative reporter Aaron Glantz reveals in Homewreckers, they often used taxpayer money—and the Obama administration’s promise to cover their losses. In Homewreckers, Glantz recounts the transformation of straightforward lending into a morass of slivered and combined mortgage “products” that could be bought and sold, accompanied by a shift in priorities and a loosening of regulations and laws that made it good business to lend money to those who wouldn’t be able to repay. Among the men who laughed their way to the bank: Trump cabinet members Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, Trump pal and confidant Tom Barrack, and billionaire Republican cash cow Steve Schwarzman. Homewreckers also brilliantly weaves together the stories of those most ravaged by the housing crisis. The result is an eye-opening expose of the greed that decimated millions and enriched a gluttonous few.

The Homewreckers Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Homewreckers


  • Author : Mary Kay Andrews
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250278371

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Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love. Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she’s passionate about her work, but that’s the only passion in her life. “Never love something that can’t love you back,” is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn’t follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She’s determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie’s dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast. When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon, there’s more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before. With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it's a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.

Homewrecker Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Homewrecker


  • Author : Deanna Cameron
  • Publisher : Wattpad Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781989365489

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Homewrecker Excerpt :

They say it is quietest in the eye of a storm...they lied. Bronwyn’s mother is late. Again. Sitting on the edge of the sidewalk, waiting, Bronwyn figures she’s flaked out again. She’s always flaking out. Stomping home ready for a fight, Bronwyn is met by a cataclysmic tornado heading directly toward their run-down trailer. Bronwyn barely escapes with her life. Her mother isn’t as lucky. Enter Senator Soliday, a.k.a. Bronwyn’s estranged father, who shows up at the hospital and takes her home with him, to a family she’s never been a part of, to people who have proved again and again they don’t want her. Confused, resentful, absolutely raging, Bronwyn enters a world she’s never been privy to, while reeling from the news that her mother wasn’t killed by the tornado but murdered. Torn between two identities: the daughter of a single drug addict and the middle child of a well-respected senator, Bronwyn is forced to navigate through this new, unfamiliar life alone and with a gut feeling she can’t shake. Her mother’s killer isn’t unfamiliar.

Homewrecker Incorporated Book

Homewrecker Incorporated


  • Author : S. Simone Chavous
  • Publisher : S. Simone Chavous
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780989570176

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Homewrecker Book

Homewrecker


  • Author : Daphne Gottlieb
  • Publisher : Soft Skull
  • Release Date : 2005-10-17
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000102877184

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Homewrecker Excerpt :

Combining nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, this exploration of marital infidelity looks as S&M in "The Other Man," homosexuality in marriage in "Sex and the Married Dyke," and Internet sex in "Confessions of a Dial-Up Gigolo," among other stories. Original.

Termites and Other Home Wreckers Book

Termites and Other Home Wreckers


  • Author : Marguerite Rodger
  • Publisher : Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 : 9781427194817

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Termites and Other Home Wreckers Excerpt :

Termites can literally eat you out of house and home! Carpenter ants will use your home like a wood lot, taking what they want when they want, but without paying! Termites and Other Home Wreckers examines pests that chew, build, and bore their way into homes. Creepy images show the insects at different stages of the life cycle, and a family tree section lets you know who is related to whom.

Truly Like Lightning Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Truly Like Lightning


  • Author : David Duchovny
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374722456

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Truly Like Lightning Excerpt :

From the New York Times–bestselling author David Duchovny, an epic adventure that asks how we make sense of right and wrong in a world of extremes For the past twenty years, Bronson Powers, former Hollywood stuntman and converted Mormon, has been homesteading deep in the uninhabited desert outside Joshua Tree with his three wives and ten children. Bronson and his wives, Yalulah, Mary, and Jackie, have been raising their family away from the corruption and evil of the modern world. Their insular existence—controversial, difficult, but Edenic—is upended when the ambitious young developer Maya Abbadessa stumbles upon their land. Hoping to make a profit, she crafts a wager with the family that sets in motion a deadly chain of events. Maya, threatening to report the family to social services, convinces them to enter three of their children into a nearby public school. Bronson and his wives agree that if Maya can prove that the kids do better in town than in their desert oasis, they will sell her a chunk of their priceless plot of land. Suddenly confronted with all the complications of the twenty-first century that they tried to keep out of their lives, the Powerses must reckon with their lifestyle as they try to save it. Truly Like Lightning, David Duchovny’s fourth novel, is a heartbreaking meditation on family, religion, sex, greed, human nature, and the vanishing environment of an ancient desert.

Enemy of All Mankind Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Enemy of All Mankind


  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735211629

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“Thoroughly engrossing . . . a spirited, suspenseful, economically told tale whose significance is manifest and whose pace never flags.” —The Wall Street Journal From The New York Times–bestselling author of The Ghost Map and Extra Life, the story of a pirate who changed the world Henry Every was the seventeenth century’s most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular—and wildly inaccurate—reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead. But Steven Johnson argues that Every’s most lasting legacy was his inadvertent triggering of a major shift in the global economy. Enemy of All Mankind focuses on one key event—the attack on an Indian treasure ship by Every and his crew—and its surprising repercussions across time and space. It’s the gripping tale of one of the most lucrative crimes in history, the first international manhunt, and the trial of the seventeenth century. Johnson uses the extraordinary story of Henry Every and his crimes to explore the emergence of the East India Company, the British Empire, and the modern global marketplace: a densely interconnected planet ruled by nations and corporations. How did this unlikely pirate and his notorious crime end up playing a key role in the birth of multinational capitalism? In the same mode as Johnson’s classic nonfiction historical thriller The Ghost Map, Enemy of All Mankind deftly traces the path from a single struck match to a global conflagration.

Supreme Ambition Book

Supreme Ambition


  • Author : Ruth Marcus
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982123871

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The Washington Post journalist and legal expert Ruth Marcus goes behind the scenes to document the inside story of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation battle and the Republican plot to take over the Supreme Court—thirty years in the making—in this “impressively reported, highly insightful, and rollicking good read” (The New York Times Book Review). In the summer of 2018 the Kavanaugh drama unfolded so fast it seemed to come out of nowhere. With the power of the #MeToo movement behind her, a terrified but composed Christine Blasey Ford walked into a Senate hearing room to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault. This unleashed unprecedented fury from a Supreme Court nominee who accused Democrats of a “calculated and orchestrated political hit.” But behind this showdown was a much bigger one. The Washington Post journalist and legal expert Ruth Marcus documents the thirty-year mission by conservatives to win a majority on the Supreme Court and the lifelong ambition of Brett Kavanaugh to secure his place in that victory. The reporting in Supreme Ambition is full of revealing and weighty headlines, as Marcus answers the most pressing questions surrounding this historical moment: How did Kavanaugh get the nomination? Was Blasey Ford’s testimony credible? What does his confirmation mean for the future of the court? Were the Democrats outgunned from the start? On the way, she uncovers secret White House meetings, intense lobbying efforts, private confrontations on Capitol Hill, and lives forever upended on both coasts. This “extraordinarily detailed” (The Washington Post) page-turner traces how Brett Kavanaugh deftly maneuvered to become the nominee and how he quashed resistance from Republicans and from a president reluctant to reward a George W. Bush loyalist. It shows a Republican party that had concluded Kavanaugh was too big to fail, with senators and the FBI ignoring potentially devastating evidence against him. And it paints a picture of Democratic leaders

Tricky Tree Frogs Book

Tricky Tree Frogs


  • Author : Natalie Lunis
  • Publisher : Bearport Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936087334

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Tricky Tree Frogs Excerpt :

Introduces tree frogs, describing their physical characteristics, life cycle, habitat, common predators, defense mechanism, and the dangers they face from pollution and climate change.

Emerald Ash Borer Book

Emerald Ash Borer


  • Author : Susan H. Gray
  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781602793422

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Emerald Ash Borer Excerpt :

Emerald Ash Borers have shiny green bodies and an appetite for ash trees. This native Asian insect hitchhiked to North America and has killed millions of ash trees. Learn more about the emerald ash borer and what is being done to try to stop its spread.

Seasonal Work Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Seasonal Work


  • Author : Laura Lippman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063000025

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Seasonal Work Excerpt :

In a suspenseful collection of stories featuring fierce women—including one never-before-published novella—New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman showcases why she is one of today’s top crime writers. The award-winning master of psychological suspense is in top form in this collection of diverse and diabolically clever stories. In the never-before-published “Just One More,” a married couple—longing for that old romantic spark—creates a playful diversion that comes with unexpected consequences. Lippman’s beloved Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan keeps a watchful eye on a criminally resourceful single father in “Seasonal Work,” while her mother, Judith, realizes that the life of “The Everyday Housewife” is an excellent cover for all kinds of secrets. In “Slow Burner,” a husband’s secret cell phone proves to be a dicey temptation for a suspicious wife. A father’s hidden past piques the curiosity of a young snoop in “The Last of Sheila-Locke Holmes.” Plus seven other brilliantly crafted stories of deception, murder, dangerous games, and love gone wrong—irrefutable evidence that Laura Lippman’s riveting fiction will more than satisfy any crime reader.

Deadly Ants Book

Deadly Ants


  • Author : Seymour Simon
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486484686

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Deadly Ants Excerpt :

Most ants don't look dangerous but certain species can be lethal. Discover fascinating facts about killer ants: where they can be found, how they organize their colonies, and the methods of controlling their damage. This illustrated volume is written in accessible language that can be appreciated by readers of all ages.

Supreme Disorder Book

Supreme Disorder


  • Author : Ilya Shapiro
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684510726

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"A must-read for anyone interested in the Supreme Court."—MIKE LEE, Republican senator from Utah Politics have always intruded on Supreme Court appointments. But although the Framers would recognize the way justices are nominated and confirmed today, something is different. Why have appointments to the high court become one of the most explosive features of our system of government? As Ilya Shapiro makes clear in Supreme Disorder, this problem is part of a larger phenomenon. As government has grown, its laws reaching even further into our lives, the courts that interpret those laws have become enormously powerful. If we fight over each new appointment as though everything were at stake, it’s because it is. When decades of constitutional corruption have left us subject to an all-powerful tribunal, passions are sure to flare on the infrequent occasions when the political system has an opportunity to shape it. And so we find the process of judicial appointments verging on dysfunction. Shapiro weighs the many proposals for reform, from the modest (term limits) to the radical (court-packing), but shows that there can be no quick fix for a judicial system suffering a crisis of legitimacy. And in the end, the only measure of the Court’s legitimacy that matters is the extent to which it maintains, or rebalances, our constitutional order.

Komodo Dragon  Toxic Lizard Titan Book

Komodo Dragon Toxic Lizard Titan


  • Author : Jillian L. Harvey
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781680797749

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Komodo Dragon Toxic Lizard Titan Excerpt :

Meet the monstrous Komodo Dragon as it prowls Indonesian islands! This book introduces the unique features of this wild animal including habitat, life cycle, physical characteristics, diet, threats, and defenses. Also included are a range map and a food chain diagram. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.