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📒Off The Books ✍ Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
✏Off the Books Book Summary : In this revelatory book, Sudhir Venkatesh takes us into Maquis Park, a poor black neighborhood on Chicago's Southside, to explore the desperate and remarkable ways in which a community survives. The result is a dramatic narrative of individuals at work, and a rich portrait of a community. But while excavating the efforts of men and women to generate a basic livelihood for themselves and their families, Off the Books offers a devastating critique of the entrenched poverty that we so often ignore in America, and reveals how the underground economy is an inevitable response to the ghetto's appalling isolation from the rest of the country.
📒Off The Books ✍ Peter Leitch
✏Off the Books Book Summary : The inner workings of the jazz “business.” “Off the books” refers to a life lived outside of conventional 9 to 5 society. Jazz music itself is “off the books” as far as much of pop culture is concerned. Many jazz lives have unfolded as marginal existences, as jazz guitarist Peter Leitch attests in this honest memoir. Off the Books: A Jazz Life is the story of a life lived in search of excellence in music and art, but also a life lived battling depression and alienation, and overcoming narcotics addiction. Leitch vividly relates a life lived trying to eke out a living in jazz clubs, nightclubs and studios in Montreal, Toronto and New York. He tells of growing up as an Anglophone in Montreal’s working class and predominantly French-speaking East End refinery district, discovering jazz on CBC radio and learning to play it—outside of the academy.
📒Off The Books ✍ Lucy Arlington
✏Off the Books Book Summary : Literary agent and amateur sleuth Lila Wilkins is back to seal the deal in the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mystery series. Lila is showcasing some of her biggest authors at a bridal expo. But when the joyous event turns deadly, she’ll have to figure out who penned the perfect crime... The Novel Idea Literary Agency has planned a wedding-themed week for Inspiration Valley, celebrating not only North Carolina’s best vendors but also some of the agency’s most popular bridal books. The fact that Lila can use the event to plan her own impending nuptials is just the icing on the cake. But wedding bells turn to warning bells when Lila finds a dead man facedown in the frosting. Soon it’s discovered that the victim was connected to several Novel Idea authors, all of whom quickly become suspects in the case. It’s up to Lila and her fellow agents to find the real killer before one of their clients winds up scribbling stories from behind bars...
📒Off The Books ✍ Bruce Wiegand
✏Off the Books Book Summary : Sociologists and political economists typically have seen underground economies as isolated aberrations in the capitalist system, brought on by the extreme situations of wartime restrictions or excessive taxes. In Off the Books Bruce Wiegand draws a general theory of underground economies and their essential relations to the economic mainstream.
📒Off The Books ✍ J. Peder Zane
✏Off the Books Book Summary : Head Off the Books in this collection of newspaper columns, where J. Peder Zane uses classic and contemporary literature to explore American culture and politics. The book review editor for the Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer from 1996 to 2009, Zane demonstrates that good books are essential for understanding ourselves and the world around us. The one hundred and thirty columns gathered in Off the Books find that sweet spot where literature’s eternal values meet the day’s current events. Together they offer a literary overview of the ideas, issues, and events shaping our culture—from 9/11 and the struggle for gay rights to the decline of high culture and the rise of sensationalism and solipsism. As they plumb and draw from the work of leading writers—from William Faulkner, Knut Hamsun, and Eudora Welty to Don DeLillo, Lydia Millet, and Philip Roth—these columns make an argument not just about the pleasure of books, but about their very necessity in our lives and culture.
📒Off The Books ✍ Philip Mattera
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📒Health Care Off The Books ✍ Danielle T. Raudenbush
✏Health Care Off the Books Book Summary : Millions of low-income African Americans in the United States lack access to health care. How do they treat their health care problems? In Health Care Off the Books, Danielle T. Raudenbush provides an answer that challenges public perceptions and prior scholarly work. Informed by three and a half years of fieldwork in a public housing development, Raudenbush shows how residents who face obstacles to health care gain access to pharmaceutical drugs, medical equipment, physician reference manuals, and insurance cards by mobilizing social networks that include not only their neighbors but also local physicians. However, membership in these social networks is not universal, and some residents are forced to turn to a robust street market to obtain medicine. For others, health problems simply go untreated. Raudenbush reconceptualizes U.S. health care as a formal-informal hybrid system and explains why many residents who do have access to health services also turn to informal strategies to treat their health problems. While the practices described in the book may at times be beneficial to people’s health, they also have the potential to do serious harm. By understanding this hybrid system, we can evaluate its effects and gain new insight into the sources of social and racial disparities in health outcomes.
📒Off The Books In Salvador ✍ John Andrew Carey Jackson
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📒How To Do Business Off The Books ✍ Adam Cash
✏How to Do Business Off the Books Book Summary : This section contains a collection of books on the underground economy and related subject matter. The books range from scholarly treatises to the nuts-and-bolts of moonlighting, bartering, evading price controls and rationing, smuggling, and dodging regulations and taxes which hamstring the "mainstream" economy. The underground economy is the free market. May your taxes be low, and all your trades be profitable... In Guerilla Capitalism, Adam Cash showed you exactly how millions of Americans are defending themselves against a greedy government by evading taxes. Now he digs even deeper into the secrets of the Underground Economy with this amazing book. The IRS continues its abuses of the rights of Americans, and governments at all levels continue to raise taxes and spend beyond their means. Americans at all levels are feeling the squeeze and are fighting back. Learn to keep your underground income "off the books" and deal with the IRS and others who want to burden you with taxes, fees, licensing requirements, etc.
📒Off The Rails ✍ Anne Rooney
✏Off the Rails Book Summary : When Karl and his friend Daniel report seeing what looked like a body being dumped in a ditch, the police don't seem very interested in investigating, so the two friends decide to go to the ditch and look into it for themselves.