Fiasco

Fiasco


  • Release: 2006-07-25
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 512 page
  • ISBN: 9781101201404
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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize One of the Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the Year One of Time's 10 Best Books of the Year USA Today's Nonfiction Book of the Year A New York Times Notable Book 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

Fiasco


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 359 page
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105114589034
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Offers the facts on all the gossip, the grosses, and the egregious ego battles behind the fifteen most notorious big-screen disasters in Hollywood history.

FIASCO

FIASCO


  • Release: 2009-04-06
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9780393336818
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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.

Fiasco

Fiasco


  • Release: 2012-07-18
  • Publisher: HMH
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9780544080102
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“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

Fiasco


  • Release: 2006-07-25
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 512 page
  • ISBN: 9781101201404
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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize One of the Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the Year One of Time's 10 Best Books of the Year USA Today's Nonfiction Book of the Year A New York Times Notable Book 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  11 Playset Anthology

Fiasco 11 Playset Anthology


  • Release: 2015-12-20
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 0988390973
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This the second volume of the Fiasco Playset Anthology! Inside, you'll find a lucky thirteen playsets--twelve that were good enough to be a Fiasco Playset of the Month in 2011, and a thirteenth custom-written by Fiasco designer Jason Morningstar just for this volume.Like the other digital editions in the Anthology, this volume is a full-color, 144 page book, in both PDF and epub formats. The book includes a foreword by noted comic author Kurtis Wiebe, new illustrations by Jason Morningstar, and a beautiful cover design by John Harper, designed to compliment the original Fiasco books.Playsets included in this volume: Objective Zebra, Jersey Side, Quest for the Golden Panda, News Channel Six, Town and Gown, Break a Leg, The Penthouse, Horse Fever, Red Front, Camp Death, DC73, The Zoo.

FIASCO

FIASCO


  • Release: 2010-09-03
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781847651464
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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.

Fiasco

Fiasco


  • Release: 2013-07-09
  • Publisher: Melville House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 9781612193298
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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.

Assignment Fiasco

Assignment Fiasco


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Blake Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 76 page
  • ISBN: 1865092436
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Josh is a master of pranks, while Hannah is the class brain. Working together on an important school assignment won't be easy. Hannah comes up with a plan to work with someone else. But Josh has his own explosive ideas. [back cover].