Erscheinungsdatum: 22.12.2003, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: How To Pick The Best Tenant, Autor: Gibson, Carolyn, Verlag: 1st Book Library, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS // Real Estate // General, Rubrik: Wirtschaft // Einzelne Wirtschaftszweige, Seiten: 212, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 247 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Set in upstate New York on a comfortable estate, the law-abiding family of Mr. Wharton suddenly finds the Revolutionary War at its door. They are an American family with friendly British ties, but they have kept their dual loyalties from affecting their peaceful life, until a secret visit from Wharton's own son, Henry, changes everything.Henry is a British officer and has crossed behind American lines in disguise. When American troops arrive unexpectedly, Henry is discovered and arrested as a spy. Adding grief to the family's pain is the connection to Henry's captor, the noble Major Dunwoodie. He is Henry's sister's fiance and Henry's own childhood friend; and they must all remain at the Whartons' until Dunwoodie can escort Henry to Washington for his trial.The plans for departing are delayed when British forces enter the vicinity and a battle breaks out within sight. When the British are defeated, Dunwoodie quarters captured Colonel Wellmere in the Wharton home. Now quarantined with prisoners and quartered American officers, the Whartons wait for their beloved Henry to be taken away and tried. Little does any of them know that the real spy still roams free and plies his trade within their midst. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Flo Gibson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbk/000018/bk_adbk_000018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For decades, hidden from the public eye, William Morris agents made the deals that determined the fate of stars, studios, and networks alike. Mae West, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Danny Thomas, Steve McQueen--the Morris Agency sold talent to anyone in the market for it, from the Hollywood studios to the mobsters who ran Vegas to the Madison Avenue admen who controlled television. While the clients took the spotlight, the agency operated behind the scenes, providing the grease that made show business what it's become. The story begins more than a century ago, when a fiery young immigrant named William Morris opened a vaudeville-booking office on New York's Fourteenth Street and went up against the trust that ruled the leading entertainment medium of the day. Led after Morris's death by the legendary Abe Lastfogel, a cherubic little man who treated agents and clients alike as family, the firm transformed the agent's image from garish flesh-peddler to smooth-talking professional. But when Lastfogel's successor brutally sacrificed his best friend--the man who'd brought Barry Diller and Michael Ovitz out of the mail room--William Morris gave birth to its own nemesis: Ovitz's new firm, CAA. Throughout the '80s and '90s, as the Morris Agency made, and lost, such stars as Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Kevin Costner and Tom Hanks, Ovitz's power grew inexorably as Morris's waned. Lulled by the phenomenal success of Bill Cosby and the upward spiral of the Beverly Hills real estate market, Morris's board failed to act as death and defection thinned its ranks. Finally, with its flagship motion-picture department on the brink of collapse, the board was faced with the stark reality of having to buy its way back into the business it had once owned. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marlin May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013337/bk_acx0_013337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'A book to read in great gulps' Sheila Newberry 'Beautifully written . . . she has a real talent' Mary Gibson Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Rosie Clarke. If you loved An Education , Good Girls Revolt and Made in Dagenham then this is for you. It's 1964. England has shaken off its post-war gloom and the world is full of possibilities. Best friends Sandra and Linda live on a housing estate in Essex. They are aspiring mods: they have the music, the coffee bar and Ready Steady Go! on a Friday night.Having landed their first jobs, Linda and Sandra look set. But the world is changing rapidly, and both girls have difficult choices to make. As Sandra blindly pursues a proposal, Linda finds herself drawn to causes she knows are worth fighting for.But when Sandra's quest leads her to local bad boy Danny, she lands both her and Linda in more trouble than they bargained for . . .