The Last Mile Book
Score: 4
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The Last Mile


  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-04-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447277514

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The Last Mile Excerpt :

A gripping thriller from David Baldacci, The Last Mile is perfect for fans of Lee Child and James Patterson. Memories can be a real killer. Melvin Mars awaits his fate on Death Row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged twenty, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL. When Amos Decker, newly appointed special agent with the FBI, hears the news that Melvin was saved in the final seconds before his execution because someone has confessed to the killings, he persuades his boss to allow him to carry out an investigation into the Mars murders. There are facts about the case which don't add up, and as the investigation deepens, Decker and his team uncover layer upon layer of lies and deception which are rooted at a time in American history which most would rather forget, but some seem keen to remember. There is someone out there with a lot to hide, and a secret that everyone is looking for. A race against time ensues because, when revealed, that information threatens to tear apart the corridors of power at the very highest level. The case proves to be life-changing for both Mars and Decker in ways that neither could ever have imagined. The Last Mile is the second in the Amos Decker series, following Memory Man. Continue the investigative thrillers with The Fix.

The Last Mile Book
Score: 3
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The Last Mile


  • Author : Dilip Soman
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442616646

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The Last Mile Excerpt :

Most organizations spend much of their effort on the start of the value creation process: namely, creating a strategy, developing new products or services, and analyzing the market. They pay a lot less attention to the end: the crucial “last mile” where consumers come to their website, store, or sales representatives and make a choice. In The Last Mile, Dilip Soman shows how to use insights from behavioral science in order to close that gap. Beginning with an introduction to the last mile problem and the concept of choice architecture, the book takes a deep dive into the psychology of choice, money, and time. It explains how to construct behavioral experiments and understand the data on preferences that they provide. Finally, it provides a range of practical tools with which to overcome common last mile difficulties. The Last Mile helps lay readers not only to understand behavioral science, but to apply its lessons to their own organizations’ last mile problems, whether they work in business, government, or the nonprofit sector. Appealing to anyone who was fascinated by Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s Nudge, or Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow but was not sure how those insights could be practically applied, The Last Mile is full of solid, concrete advice on how to put the lessons of behavioral science to work.

The Last Mile Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The Last Mile


  • Author : Kat Martin
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2022-05-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496736833

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The New York Times bestselling author pairs a woman in search of her family's truth with a hard-hitting professional treasure hunter in this taut and thrilling new book. As an unknown assailant stalks them across the treacherous Superstition Mountains in Arizona, they race to follow their treasure map’s directions to a hidden trove of gold, but will they survive the danger long enough to reach their prize? “The plot’s heart-stopping twists will keep readers breathless until the final page.” —Publishers Weekly When Abigail Holland awakes to the sound of a nighttime intruder in her rambling Denver Victorian, she knows exactly what the black shrouded figure is after—the map she recently inherited from her grandfather. Whoever he is, the man who grapples with her, then escapes, is willing to kill for the location of a treasure King Farrell hunted for more than ten years. The Devil’s Gold has claimed hundreds of lives, and it was her grandfather’s obsession. With a killer pursuing her and her own family not to be trusted, Abby decides to take up the search herself. But she’ll need help to do it, and there’s no one better than renowned explorer and treasure hunter Gage Logan. Despite the instant chemistry between them, Gage is reluctant. Innocent people have been hurt on his watch before. But when Abby shows him a genuine gold ingot she found with the map, his curiosity is piqued. Before long they’re heading into the flash floods and brutal winds of the Superstition Mountains, straight into a passionate entanglement—and the dark heart of danger.

Last Mile Book
Score: 4
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Last Mile


  • Author : Katie Ashley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698192362

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Last Mile Excerpt :

Katie Ashley, the New York Times bestselling author of Redemption Road and Vicious Cycle, returns to the dangerous and seductive world of the Hells Raiders motorcycle club…. After her father was murdered in the line of duty, ATF agent Samantha Vargas is determined to take down the scumbags of the drug trade. When her partner takes on a case to infiltrate the Hells Raiders MC, Samantha agrees to go undercover as his old lady but is surprised to find herself drawn to the very man she is investigating. Benjamin “Bishop” Malloy has worked hard to carve a place for himself both in and out of the MC world. Working days as a mechanic, he spends his nights rebuilding motorcycles with the hope of one day owning his own shop. After taking one of the club’s new hang-arounds under his wing, Bishop is conflicted over his growing attraction for the man’s girlfriend. Even though she’s determined to bring down the Raiders, Samantha discovers their world isn’t as black-and-white as she thought. And as the stakes grow higher, she’s in danger of losing more than her heart.

Steve McQueen Book

Steve McQueen


  • Author : Barbara McQueen
  • Publisher : Dalton Watson Fine Books Limited
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 1854432273

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The photo book contains approximately 150 pictures documenting Barbara McQueen's three-and-a-half year relationship with the movie icon, which includes candid shots from 1977 to 1980 - McQueen's years out of the spotlight. It chronicles Barbara's early history and modeling career; her years with McQueen at Trancas Beach and Santa Paula as well as behind-the-scene photos on the sets of Tom Horn and The Hunter. Marshall Terrill, veteran reporter for The Chandler (Ariz.) Connetion and author of another best-selling Steve McQueen title, said the photo book is written in passage form, weaving Barbara McQueen's personal history, her relationship with her famous husband and the stories behind the hundreds of candid pictures she took. It includes a special foreword by Pat Johnson, McQueen's close friend and karate instructor.

The Last Mile Home Book

The Last Mile Home


  • Author : Di Morrissey
  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Release Date : 2007-11-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1742622089

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The Last Mile Home Excerpt :

The Last Mile Home is an unforgettable story of the power of enduring love from Australia's favourite storyteller with new novel Before the Storm out now. It is 1953 in a small Australian country town, a time of post-war prosperity and hope. The Holtens are wealthy, yet austere, graziers who have lived on the land for generations. The McBrides are a large and loving shearer's family who are new arrivals to the district. When the McBrides eldest daughter falls in love with the Holtens only son and heir, it seems impossible that they can have a future together. As conflict and tragedy confront them, it is only with great determination that their love can survive.

The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty Book

The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty


  • Author : Laurence Chandy
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815726340

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The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty Excerpt :

Viewed from a global scale, steady progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty—defined by the $1.25-a-day poverty line—over the past three decades. This success has sparked renewed enthusiasm about the possibility of eradicating extreme poverty within a generation. However, progress is expected to become more difficult, and slower, over time. This book will examine three central changes that need to be overcome in traveling the last mile: breaking cycles of conflict, supporting inclusive growth, and managing shocks and risks. By uncovering new evidence and identifying new ideas and solutions for spurring peace, jobs, and resilience in poor countries, The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty will outline an agenda to inform poverty reduction strategies for governments, donors, charities, and foundations around the world. Contents Part I: Peace: Breaking the Cycle of Conflict External finance for state and peace building, Marcus Manuel and Alistair McKechnie, Overseas Development Institute Reforming international cooperation to improve the sustainability of peace, Bruce Jones, Brookings and New York University Bridging state and local communities through livelihood improvements, Ryutaro Murotani, JICA, and Yoichi Mine, JICA-RI and Doshisha University Postconflict trajectories and the potential for poverty reduction, Gary Milante, SIPRI Part II: Jobs: Supporting Inclusive Growth Structural change and Africa's poverty puzzle, John Page, Brookings Public goods for private jobs: lessons from the Pacific, Shane Evans, Michael Carnahan and Alice Steele, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia Strategies for inclusive development in agrarian Sub-Saharan countries, Akio Hosono, JICA-RI The role of agriculture in poverty reduction, John McArthur, Brookings, UN Foundation, and Fung Global Institute Part III: Resilience: Managing Shocks and Risks Environmental stress and conflict, Stephen Smith, George Washington University and Brookings Toward

Broadband Last Mile Book

Broadband Last Mile


  • Author : Nikil Jayant
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420030662

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Broadband Last Mile Excerpt :

Broadband Last Mile: Access Technologies for Multimedia Communications provides in-depth treatments of access technologies and the applications that rely upon them or support them. It examines innovations and enhancements along multiple dimensions in access, with the overarching goal of ensuring that the last mile is not the weak link in the broadband chain. Written by experts from the academic and commercial segments of the field, the book's self-contained sections address topics related to the disciplines of communications, networking, computing, and signal processing. The core of this treatment contains contemporary reviews of broadband pipes in the classes of copper, cable, fiber, wireless, and satellite. It emphasizes the coexistence of these classes within a network, the importance of optical communications for unprecedented bandwidth, and the flexibility and mobility provided by wireless. The book also includes perspective on the increasingly important topic of network management, providing insights that are true regardless of the nature of the pipe. The text concludes with a discussion of newly emerging applications and broadband services. This book offers an all-in-one treatment of the physical pipes and network architectures that make rich and increasingly personalized applications possible. It serves as a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners working in the increasingly pervasive field of broadband.

Computational Materials  Chemistry  and Biochemistry  From Bold Initiatives to the Last Mile Book

Computational Materials Chemistry and Biochemistry From Bold Initiatives to the Last Mile


  • Author : Sadasivan Shankar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-01-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1333
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030187781

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Computational Materials Chemistry and Biochemistry From Bold Initiatives to the Last Mile Excerpt :

This book provides a broad and nuanced overview of the achievements and legacy of Professor William (“Bill”) Goddard in the field of computational materials and molecular science. Leading researchers from around the globe discuss Goddard’s work and its lasting impacts, which can be seen in today’s cutting-edge chemistry, materials science, and biology techniques. Each section of the book closes with an outline of the prospects for future developments. In the course of a career spanning more than 50 years, Goddard’s seminal work has led to dramatic advances in a diverse range of science and engineering fields. Presenting scientific essays and reflections by students, postdoctoral associates, collaborators and colleagues, the book describes the contributions of one of the world’s greatest materials and molecular scientists in the context of theory, experimentation, and applications, and examines his legacy in each area, from conceptualization (the first mile) to developments and extensions aimed at applications, and lastly to de novo design (the last mile). Goddard’s passion for science, his insights, and his ability to actively engage with his collaborators in bold initiatives is a model for us all. As he enters his second half-century of scientific research and education, this book inspires future generations of students and researchers to employ and extend these powerful techniques and insights to tackle today’s critical problems in biology, chemistry, and materials. Examples highlighted in the book include new materials for photocatalysts to convert water and CO2 into fuels, novel catalysts for the highly selective and active catalysis of alkanes to valuable organics, simulating the chemistry in film growth to develop two-dimensional functional films, and predicting ligand–protein binding and activation to enable the design of targeted drugs with minimal side effects.

Steve McQueen Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Steve McQueen


  • Author : Marshall Terrill
  • Publisher : Plexus Pub
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 463
  • ISBN 10 : 0859652319

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Steve McQueen Excerpt :

This book chronicles the life and times of a man whose power both on and off camera is legendary. Marshall Terrill relates vivid, first-hand accounts of McQueen's extraordinary career and even more extraordinary life.

The Last Mile to Quality Service Delivery in Jordan Book

The Last Mile to Quality Service Delivery in Jordan


  • Author : Tamer Samah Rabie
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464810701

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The Last Mile to Quality Service Delivery in Jordan Excerpt :

A growing body of research suggests that the quantity and quality of structural inputs of education and healthcare services such as infrastructure, classroom and medical supplies, and even teacher and medical training are largely irrelevant if teachers and healthcare providers do not exert the requisite effort to translate these inputs into effective teaching and medical service. To exert adquate effort, providers must feel they are accountable for the quality of service they provide. Yet a sense of accountability among providers does not necessarily occur naturally, often requiring mechanisms to monitor and incentivize provider effort. The literature on improving provider accountability has under-emphasized the role of monitoring practices by school principals and chief medical officers. This study begins to fill this gap by investigating the role of within-facility accountability mechanisms in the education and health sectors of Jordan. To do this, an analysis of existing and original data from these sectors was conducted in which the association of within-facility monitoring and provider effort was quantified. The results indicate that within-facility monitoring is underutilized in both sectors and is a consistent predictor of higher provider effort.

Tigers  Not Daughters Book
Score: 3.5
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Tigers Not Daughters


  • Author : Samantha Mabry
  • Publisher : Algonquin Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-03-24
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643750545

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Tigers Not Daughters Excerpt :

In a stunning follow-up to her National Book Award–longlisted novel All the Wind in the World, Samantha Mabry weaves a magical, romantic, own-voices novel about three sisters shadowed by guilt and grief over the loss of their oldest sister, who still haunts their house.

Memory Man Book
Score: 4
From 58 Ratings

Memory Man


  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Criminal investigation
  • Pages : 571
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447277590

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Memory Man Excerpt :

His family was murdered. The hunt for the killer begins.

New Business and Regulatory Strategies in the Postal Sector Book

New Business and Regulatory Strategies in the Postal Sector


  • Author : Pier Luigi Parcu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030029371

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New Business and Regulatory Strategies in the Postal Sector Excerpt :

This book addresses major issues facing postal and delivery services throughout the world. Worldwide, there is currently a considerable amount of interest in postal and delivery economics. The industry is reacting to a state of near crisis and is implementing different drastic changes. The European Commission and member States are still wrestling with the problem of how to implement entry liberalization into postal markets, how to address digital competition, and how to maintain the universal service obligation (USO). The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 in the U.S. has perhaps created and exacerbated the problems faced by USPS. Digitalisation, technological development and online platforms are strongly affecting both the way postal and delivery operators are managing their services as well as their role on the market. Strong emphasis was attributed to the assets of Postal Operators (POs) and their added value in the digital age as well as on new business strategies. This volume presents original essays by prominent researchers in the field, selected and edited from papers presented at this year’s 26th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics held in Split, Croatia, from May 30- June 2, 2018.Topics addressed by this volume include quality of service, last mile solutions, and competition in the liberalized market. This book will be a useful tool not only for graduate students and professors, but also for postal administrations, consulting firms, and federal government departments.

Redemption Road Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Redemption Road


  • Author : Katie Ashley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698192355

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Redemption Road Excerpt :

The New York Times bestselling author of Vicious Cycle plunges readers into a world of danger and desire in her newest in the Vicious Cycle motorcycle club romance series. Looking for a walk on the wild side, Annabel Percy, the daughter of a powerful politician, gives in to an attraction to a sexy biker she meets one night. But she finds herself living a nightmare when she’s kidnapped and transported into a hell on earth she never could have imagined. Born and bred into the Hells Raiders MC, Nathaniel “Reverend” Malloy lives and dies for his brothers. But when he becomes the unexpected savior of a rival club’s captive, Rev makes it his personal mission to nurse Annabel back to health—and to shelter her from the nightmares that torment her. Once Annabel heals, she’s stunned to realize she is falling for the seductive man who saved her. Faced with their impossible attraction, can she accept the life he leads, or will Rev walk away from the only life he’s ever known for the woman he was never supposed to love?