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Title FIERCE KINGDOM.

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title FIERCE KINGDOM.
Author Phillips, Gin
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Days of slaughter : inside the fall of Freddie Mac and why it could happen again

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Days of slaughter :
Author Gates, Susan Wharton, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In September 2008, beset by mounting losses on high-risk mortgages and mortgage securities, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation teetered on the brink of insolvency. Fearing that confidence in the housing market would collapse completely if Freddie Mac and its competitor Fannie Mae failed, the US government made the difficult decision to place the two firms into conservatorship, taking control away from shareholders. Although the taxpayer commitment of hundreds of billions was meant to stabilize the housing finance system, Freddie's fall at the start of the financial crisis set off shockwaves around the world. In Days of Slaughter, Susan Wharton Gates, a former 19-year Freddie Mac employee and vice president of public policy, provides a vivid eyewitness account of the competing economic and political forces that led to massive losses for shareholders, investors, homeowners--and taxpayers. With a keen eye to the policy landscape, Gates relates the fateful decisions that led to Freddie Mac's downfall and desperate rescue. She also examines today's worrisome headlines about potential future bailouts, the uneven housing recovery, and stymied congressional reform efforts. Throughout the book, Gates argues convincingly that policymakers will be unable to safely reform the massive housing finance system that currently rests squarely on taxpayer shoulders without addressing deeper issues of ideology, moral hazard, and interest group politics. The first book to tell the story of Freddie Mac from an insider perspective--while casting a prophetic eye to the future--this first-hand account of housing policies, complex financial transactions, and the crazy quilt of federal and state actors involved in the Great Recession is a must-read. A cautionary tale of failed policies and corporate mismanagement that compellingly addresses previously unexplored issues of political ideology, organizational dynamics, and ethics, Days of Slaughter will appeal to readers everywhere who want a fuller explanation of what went awry in the US housing market"-- Provided by publisher. "Days of Slaughter: The Fall of Freddie Mac and Why It Could Happen Again is the untold story of the steady financial and ethical unwinding of Freddie Mac, one of two key government-sponsored enterprises that failed in the wake of the unprecedented collapse of the housing market in 2008. A former 19-year employee and VP of public policy, Gates provides an eyewitness account of the competing economic and political forces that led to the government takeover of the housing finance industry, and relates those fateful decisions to today's worrisome headlines about the possibility of a second Freddie Mac bailout, softening housing markets, and stymied congressional reform efforts. Gates argues that, without addressing deeper issues of ideology, moral hazard, and interest-group politics, policymakers will not be able to reform the massive housing finance system that currently rests on taxpayer support in the absence of private capital. While there have been a number of books written on the financial crisis, not one has been solely focused on Freddie Mac, and none has had the benefit of an insider-employee perspective. In addition to providing a readable account of relevant housing policies, complex financial transactions, and the crazy quilt of federal and state actors, Gates addresses previously unexplored issues of political ideology, organizational theory, and ethics. A cautionary tale of ethical collapse, the book will find a home in academia, ranging from business schools to schools of public policy"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Convergence : the idea at the heart of science: how the different disciplines are coming together to tell one coherent, interlocking story, and making science the basis for other forms of knowledge

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Convergence :
Author Watson, Peter, 1943- author.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Format: Books

Title Between heaven & the real world : my story

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Between heaven & the real world :
Author Chapman, Steven Curtis, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "For the first time, Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman shares intimate details of his personal journey, his family life, and stories behind some of the most beloved songs of his iconic career."--NoveList.

Title Down city : a daughter's story of love, memory, and murder

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Down city :
Author Carroll, Leah, author.
Edition: First hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A gripping narrative built of memory and reportage, and Leah Carroll's portrait of Rhode Island. Leah Carroll's mother, a gifted amateur photographer, was murdered by two drug dealers with Mafia connections when Leah was four years old. Her father, a charming alcoholic who hurtled between depression and mania, was dead by the time she was eighteen. Why did her mother have to die? Why did the man who killed her receive such a light sentence? What darkness did Leah inherit from her parents? Leah was left to put together her own future and, now in her memoir, she explores the mystery of her parents' lives, through interviews, photos, and police records."--Provided by publisher.

Title Electronics cookbook : practical electronic recipes with arduino and raspberry pi.

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Electronics cookbook :
Author Monk, Simon.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title WHAT'S BECOME OF HER : a novel

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title WHAT'S BECOME OF HER :
Author Caletti, Deb, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "From National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti comes an emotionally riveting story of a woman falling for a man who may be hiding a dangerous secret--perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah. "Guilty people keep secrets." Isabelle Austenreturns to her hometown on a small, isolated Pacific Northwest island to take over the family tourism business after the death of her mother, a disapproving parent and a hard woman to love. Feeling lost, Isabelle is also struggling with a recent divorce,and wondering if she'll ever come into her own. Then Isabelle's life takes a surprising turn. A mysterious man named Henry North arrives on Parrish Island, steps off a seaplane, and changes Isabelle's world forever. From the beginning, their relationshipis heady and intense--until Isabelle learns of Henry's disturbing past involving the death of a fiance and the disappearance of a wife. Suddenly, Isabelle is caught between love and suspicion, paranoia and passion, as she searches for the truth she may not want to find--and is swept into a dangerous game from which she may not survive. Praise for the novels of Deb Caletti "Striking. well-written, strongly characterized and emotionally complex fiction."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review), on He's Gone"Caletti once again combines interesting characters, pitch-perfect dialogue, and an intriguing plot to tell a deeply memorable story. Her latest is a thoughtful exploration of love and marriage and the power of family and friendship to help along the way."--Booklist, on The Secrets She Keeps"-- Provided by publisher. "A woman must make a difficult choice when she discovers her love interest's two reasons for escaping to her small island: the death of one wife and the disappearance of another. Isabelle is caught between love and suspicion as she searches for the truthand receives assistance from a mysterious and unknown source, even as that help might arrive too late"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The book of hygge : the Danish art of contentment, comfort, and connection

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title The book of hygge :
Author Brits, Louisa Thomsen, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The centuries-old Danish tradition of Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") comes from a country voted to be the happiest on earth, and its special custom of emotional warmth, slowness, and appreciation, is becoming increasingly familiar to an international audience. To hygge means to enjoy the good things in life with good people"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The dark flood rises

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title The dark flood rises
Author Drabble, Margaret, 1939- author.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Audio disc
Summary Francesca Stubbs holds our hand as we take a walk through old age and death. Fran brings us to drinks with her dear friends, dropping off mouth-watering suppers for Claude, her ex-husband, warm and cosy in his infirmity. She visits her daughter, Poppet, holed up as the waters rise in a sodden West Country, and texts her son Christopher in Lanzarote, as he deals with the estate of his shockingly deceased girlfriend. The questions of what constitutes a good death and how we understand it preoccupy this glittering novel.

Title Fresh from the garden : an organic guide to growing vegetables, berries, and herbs in cold climates

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Fresh from the garden :
Author Whitman, John, 1944- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Eggshells : a novel

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Eggshells :
Author Lally, Caitriona, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017, 2015
Format: Books
Summary Vivian doesn't feel like she fits in - and never has. As a child, she was so whimsical that her parents told her she was "left by fairies." Now, living alone in Dublin, the neighbors treat her like she's crazy, her older sister condescends to her, social workers seem to have registered her as troubled, and she hasn't a friend in the world...So, she decides it's time to change her life: She begins by advertising for a friend. Not just any friend. She wants one named Penelope...Meanwhile, she roams the city, mapping out a new neighborhood every day, seeking her escape route to a better world, the other world her parents told her she came from...And then one day someone named Penelope answers her ad for a friend. And from that moment on, Vivian's life begins to change.

Title Two from the heart

New to the Collection - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:14am
Title Two from the heart
Author Patterson, James.
Edition: Large Print edition
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Java for dummies.

New Enterprise feed - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 8:14am
Title Java for dummies.
Author Burd, Barry A.
Edition: Seventh revised edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Man overboard

New Enterprise feed - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 8:14am
Title Man overboard
Author Jance, Judith A., author.
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: An Ali Reynolds novel
Format: Books
Summary "Two tech geniuses face off--one intent on saving lives, the other on ending them. Cybersecurity expert Roger McGeary finally has his life back on track after years of struggling with depression. But when he falls from the balcony of his suite on an all-expenses-paid cruise, the police quickly dismiss it as "death by misadventure," a vague phrase leaving much to interpretation. Unsatisfied, Roger's tough-as-nails aunt, Julia Miller, is determined to find answers and closure. By contacting Roger's childhood friend Stuart Ramey to help her solve the mystery of his fate, Julia unwittingly sets up a collision course with a serial killer. Stuart, his sidekick Cami Lee, and journalist turned amateur sleuth Ali Reynolds put the full resources of cutting edge online security firm High Noon Enterprises into learning the truth about Roger's death."-- Provided by publisher.

Title Two from the heart

New Enterprise feed - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 8:14am
Title Two from the heart
Author Patterson, James.
Edition: Large Print edition
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title SCIENCE IN THE SOUL : selected shorter writings.

New Enterprise feed - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 8:11am
Title SCIENCE IN THE SOUL :
Author Dawkins, Richard, 1941-
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Wolfie the bunny

New Enterprise feed - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 8:11am
Title Wolfie the bunny
Author Dyckman, Ame
Edition: Kit ed.
Format: Books

Title For this we left Egypt? : a Passover Haggadah for Jews and those who love them

New Enterprise feed - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 8:11am
Title For this we left Egypt? :
Author Barry, Dave, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "With this ... parody Haggadah from the comedic minds of Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach, good Jews everywhere will no longer have to sit (and sleep) through a lengthy and boring Seder. In [the book], the authors will take you through every step of the Seder, from getting rid of all the chametz in your home by setting it on fire with a kosher blowtorch to a retelling of the Passover story starring Pharaoh Schmuck and a burning bush that sounds kind of like Morgan Freeman, set against the backdrop of the Promised Land"--Amazon.com.

Title In God's hands.

New Enterprise feed - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 8:11am
Title In God's hands.
Author John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005
Format: Books

Title My mother's kitchen : breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the meaning of life

New Enterprise feed - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 8:11am
Title My mother's kitchen :
Author Gethers, Peter, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

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