A Conspiracy Of Paper

Author: David Liss
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 9780375505041
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THE HISTORICAL THRILLER OF THE YEAR Benjamin Weaver is an outsider in eighteenth-century London: a Jew among Christians; a ruffian among aristocrats; a retired pugilist who, hired by London's gentry, travels through the criminal underworld in pursuit of debtors and thieves. In A Conspiracy of Paper, Weaver investigates a crime of the most personal sort: the mysterious death of his estranged father, a notorious stockjobber. To find the answers, Weaver must contend with a desperate prostitute who knows too much about his past, relatives who remind him of his alienation from the Jewish faith, and a cabal of powerful men in the world of British finance who have hidden their business dealings behind an intricate web of deception and violence. Relying on brains and brawn, Weaver uncovers the beginnings of a strange new economic order based on stock speculation--a way of life that poses great risk for investors but real danger for Weaver and his family. In the tradition of The Alienist and written with scholarly attention to period detail, A Conspiracy of Paper is one of the wittiest and most suspenseful historical novels in recent memory, as well as a perceptive and beguiling depiction of the origin of today's financial markets. In Benjamin Weaver, author David Liss has created an irresistibly appealing protagonist, one who parlays his knowledge of the emerging stock market into a new kind of detective work.

Conspiracy Of Fate

Author: Graham Sutherland
Editor: Knowle Villa Books
ISBN: 1843963426
Size: 13,92 MB
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In 1846, whilst working in Birmingham, Richard Fielding is wanted for two murders that he did not commit. Unsure who to trust, he takes refuge with a gang of railway navvies.Unaware that he holds vital information concerning the safety of the young Queen Victoria, Richard is soon being hunted by various revolutionary groups, the police, and the shadowy English spymaster known as the Spider.Police Inspector Daniel Roberts believes in Richard`s innocence, and must find him before the others do. But if successful, he will have to prosecute Richard for murder! An unscrupulous barrister, Mallory Kempe, also wants Richard dead - but is it just because of Sophie Henderson? In a rapidly changing England, and with Europe heading towards revolution, Richard`s future is anything but secure.

Breaking The Conspiracy Of Silence

Author: Donald E. Messer
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800636418
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"A passionate and well articulated call to mission. Messer charts steps for individuals, congregations, denominations, and ecumenical agencies in a faithful response to the HIV/AIDS.

A Conspiracy Of Alchemists

Author: Liesel Schwarz
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448147387
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In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the airways, and creatures of Light and Shadow walk openly among us, a deadly game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun. When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr Marsh, she must confront her destiny and do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a magical apocalypse. Combining the best elements of nineteenth century gothic fiction with contemporary Steampunk, adventure, romance and the supernatural, Liesel Schwarz has crafted a truly exceptional debut, the first book in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow trilogy.

A Conspiracy Of Faith

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101624213
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Detective Carl Mørck and his colleagues Assad and Rose must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth in this heart-pounding Nordic thriller from the #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen. Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive? Carl’s investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage—her husband refuses to tell her where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits, and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to her husband—or to herself...

History Of Paper Money And Banking

Author: William Gouge
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257075616
Size: 15,60 MB
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""As soon as Independence had been won from Great Britain, the decks were clear for a second fight. That fight, as is usually found after a successful revolution, was the fight to decide whether independence was to be true independence or whether, after the change of names, the financial system was to re-establish over the new government that same control which it had exercised over the old."" This is the story of the first 40 years of that war. A shorth history of paper money and banking in the U.S. An inquiry into the principles of the American banking system Letter to Andrew Jackson An inquiry into the expediency of dispensing with bank agency and bank paper in fiscal concerns of the U.S. Journal of Banking Banking as it ought to be Banks of the United States William M. Gouge and the formation of orthodox American monetary policy

The Conspiracy Of Us

Author: Maggie Hall
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698173457
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A fast-paced international escapade, laced with adrenaline, glamour, and romance--perfect for fans of Ally Carter Avery West's newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead. To unravel the mystery putting her life in danger, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul with two boys who work for the Circle—beautiful, volatile Stellan and mysterious, magnetic Jack. But as the clues expose a stunning conspiracy that might plunge the world into World War 3, she discovers that both boys are hiding secrets of their own. Now she will have to choose not only between freedom and family--but between the boy who might help her save the world, and the one she's falling in love with.

100 Must Read Historical Novels

Author: Nick Rennison
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408136066
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Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

The Encyclopedia Of Money

Author: Larry Allen
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884251X
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Presents more than three hundred alphabetically-arranged entries covering all aspects of money and finance.

Scraps Of Paper

Author: Harlow A. Hyde
Editor: Harlow Andrew Hyde
ISBN: 9780939644469
Size: 15,44 MB
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