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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 ✍ Philip Mattera
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📒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 ✍ 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 ✍ 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.
📒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 ✍ 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.
📒Henry Hartman S Mobster Crisis ✍ Sara M. Barton
✏Henry Hartman s Mobster Crisis Book Summary : A cozy thriller with a humorous bent! FBI Agent Henry Hartman is a big, fat liar for all the right reasons. He's a master of deception, weaving wild tales and creating illusions to fool the bad guys. No one knows this better than Sydney Stansfield, the poor woman he roped into working on highly classified "off the books" operations when she was at her most vulnerable. Dumped by the ex-husband she put through dental school, Syd vows to never get married again. That's a challenge Henry can't leave alone. Raised by a family of women, Henry is a sentimental rogue, even more so at the holidays. But he's not about to leave his job as an FBI agent behind, even if it means fooling the Hartman ladies. Syd is along for the wild ride when the Christmas celebration collides head on with a killer determined to take out his target. The federal agent crosses the wrong guy and ends up being used for batting practice -- it's up to Syd to get the injured man to Bethlehem, New Hampshire in time for the family reunion. Henry and Syd struggle to keep the ladies out of the loop while getting the job done, but those secrets just keep popping up at the most inconvenient times. Roped into a Christmas wedding at the Inverness Lodge by the willful women, Syd can't figure out if Henry really intends to marry her or if he's just trying to fool his dying grandmother. Will Henry ever tell the truth?
📒Henry Hartman S Boondoggle Crisis ✍ Sara M. Barton
✏Henry Hartman s Boondoggle Crisis Book Summary : FBI Agent Henry Hartman is big, fat liar, a master of deception, and no one knows this better than his new wife and sidekick, Sydney Stansfield, the woman he roped into working on highly classified "off-the-books" operations. On the run from the Boston mob, the couple flees. hiding out as best they can, trying to solve the dirty, little secret that has the Boyle family hiring a series of hit men. Blackie Walsh, the ruthless gangster on trial, is determined to force Tom Boyle to fork over his $2 million, but the money's evaporated. That financial business that used to help fund IRA activities is now struggling after the bottom fell out of the money market. Enter Syd's ex-husband, Matt Boyle, the guy she put through dental school. He's pretending she's a gold-digger, even as he plots to whack her. The family's money-laundering just gets dirtier and dirtier -- no amount of detergent can clean up this mess! Changing cars like people change their socks, the couple drives a succession of vehicles -- everything from the beat-up decorating van to the shiny red Lincoln MKZ to the royal blue Mini Cooper clown car. They take shelter anywhere they can -- motel rooms, hotel rooms, cabin in the woods, condos, and even three villas, all while trying to enjoy their new status as married couple on the run. Thank heavens for the new pound pooch they rescued from the Humane Society. They're bound to stay together for the sake of the dog, right? But everybody keeps threatening the tiny Maltese terrier, just to get to Syd. What gives? As the action heats up, Syd is forced to face her biggest fears in a gator-laden lagoon, on a dark, chilly night in South Carolina...and again, when a deadly package keeps showing up on her doorstep, courtesy of a very determined hit man. When the finale finally arrives, it will leave you breathless, thanks to a killer out to use the Boston mob for cover for a very sinister game of intrigue.
📒Off The Books ✍ Kelly Lawson
✏Off the Books Book Summary : All work and no play makes Diana Price a dull woman, until a playmate rides up on his Chopper... When Chuck Anders of the Devil's Sentinels MC pulls to the stop sign beside the small town library at closing time, Diana realizes there is no reason to lock the door. Sitting like a chiseled, Greek god on his throne and with a Chopper growling like a beast between his legs, Chuck knows Diana isn't planning on going anywhere. In small towns, everyone knows your name and judgment is doled out like paychecks on the first of the month. Quiet and reserved may be the norm for Diana, but there's something about the wildness in Chuck that has her itching to set a new standard...