Flirting with Disaster

Why Accidents are Rarely Accidental

Author: Marc S. Gerstein,Michael Ellsberg,Daniel Ellsberg

Publisher: Union Square Press

ISBN: 1402753039

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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Analyzes major disasters in recent history and explains how their deep financial, emotional, and historical impacts could have been avoided.

Flirting with Disaster

Author: Rhonda Stapleton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416999072

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Seventeen-year-old Felicity believes in true love. That's why she applies for an after-school gig at the matchmaking company Cupid's Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn't just a matchmaker...she's a cupid! (There's more than one of them, you know.) Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA (infused with the latest in cupid magic—love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches.

Flirting with Disaster

Author: Jane Graves

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307415279

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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HE WAS THE MAN SHE COULDN'T HAVE . . . On a humanitarian mission to fly doctors to a remote village in Mexico, pilot Lisa Merrick discovers something sinister lurking behind the organization in charge. Her plane is sabotaged, leaving her trapped in the Mexican wilderness with a price on her head and no way out. Injured and desperate, she manages to contact the one man she knows will help her: Dave DeMarco, a tough but compassionate Texas cop she was once wildly in love with, a man who left her with nothing but a whispered promise that now provides her only hope. . . . SHE WAS THE WOMAN HE COULDN'T FORGET Dave DeMarco is stunned when a woman from his past phones him late one night with an incredible story of smuggling, sabotage, and attempted murder. Just hearing Lisa Merrick’s voice brings back memories Dave doesn’t want to face, but a promise he once made leaves him no choice but to help her. Soon, though, his mission to rescue Lisa becomes a struggle for survival against an enemy who wants them both dead. When the danger they face clashes with the passion that still burns between them, Dave vows to protect the woman he never stopped loving–and keep her in his life forever. . . . From the Paperback edition.

Women in the Military

Flirting With Disaster

Author: Brian Mitchell

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9780895263766

Category: History

Page: 390

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Argues that women soldiers compromise military readiness, do not meet military standards, and shatter the morale, traditions, and standards of the military academies

Flirting with Disaster

Author: Sherryl Woods

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488099138

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Revisit the bestselling Charleston Trilogy by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods in this timeless tale of what happens when opposites attract. There’s a fine line between desire and disaster. At least, that’s what improper Southern belle Maggie Forsythe thinks when she’ unceremoniously dumped by a fiancé even her mother approved of. Maggie has never cared what anyone thinks, so why is she hiding away from her South Carolina Low Country home? Then an intervention by friends shows her she has options. Lots of them! And one includes a man who can make her forget all about being jilted. But one look at Maggie convinces project foreman Josh Parker that he’s corn bread to her caviar. Sure, they have enough sparks to ignite a bonfire, but growing up broke has made him wary of sweet-tea-swilling debutantes. So why is he suddenly singing “Tea for Two”? Originally published in 2011.

Flirting with Disaster

Author: Victoria Dahl

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 0373779119

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Leading a solitary existence in her cabin in the woods, free-spirited artist Isabelle West finds the secrets she has spent years protecting exposed when hard-bodied U.S. Marshal Tom Duncan comes into her life. By a USA Today best-selling author. Original.

Flirting with Disaster

Author: Sandra Byrd

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414347011

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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When forwarding a text message gets Seattle fifteen-year-old Savvy Smith in big trouble, she begins wondering if there is such a thing as luck and, if so, how it relates to God, but to find out she must put her advice column, her ministry, and her friendships at risk.

Fracking Pennsylvania

Flirting with Disaster

Author: Walter Brasch

Publisher: Greeley & Stone, Publishers

ISBN: 9780942991246

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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--70% more content than first edition --updated t0 2014 --30 photos and graphics In his most powerful investigation to date, award-winning journalist Walter M. Brasch digs into the natural gas industry and extracts the truth about fracking. This is the long-awaited second edition to the critically-acclaimed first edition that explored all aspects of the controversies surrounding fracking. Hydraulic horizontal fracturing, better known as fracking, is the process of injecting as much as seven million gallons of water, proppants (like silica sand), and toxins into the earth to fracture the shale and extract methane. Politicians want natural gas drillers to come into their states, primarily because of the numbers of well-paying jobs the industry creates, the overall economic benefits, and the lower costs of natural gas to the consumer. Dr. Brasch investigates those claims, and provides an extensive look at the money trail between the industry and the politicians' campaign receipts. Combining both scientific evidence and extensive interviews with those affected by fracking throughout the country, he concludes that errors made by the natural gas industry as well as the process itself have caused significant public health and the environmental problems that also affect agriculture, wildlife, and livestock.

Flirting with Disaster

Public Management in Crisis Situations

Author: Saundra K. Schneider

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563245718

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

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Flirting with Disaster is the first thorough examination of government successes and failures in responding to natural disaster situations. The author contrasts the bureaucratic principles that dominate governmental activity with the disruptive effects of disaster and the forms of human behavior that emerge during disaster situations. By comparing case studies of Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Andrew, the Loma Prieta earthquake, and the 1990 floods in South Carolina, the author is able to identify the factors that contribute to effective response to disasters and the conditions under which relatively minor crises may lead to system breakdown. The book looks at an extremely important but previously unexamined area of public administration and public policy; presents a general theory of governmental performance in natural disaster situations; identifies factors contributing to government success or failure in coping with disasters; offers fresh insights into how the government can improve its response in disaster situations; and integrates insights from emergency management studies, agenda-building research, and the study of collective behavior.

Declarations of Independence

American Cinema and the Partiality of Independent Production

Author: John Berra

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841501859

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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"American Independent" cinema has been an important creative and cultural media entity for the past fifteen years. This title questions the supposed autonomy of this cinema and asks if independent film can possibly survive in the face of the mass-production and profit of Hollywood.

Struck

Stupid Cupid; Flirting with Disaster; Pucker Up

Author: Rhonda Stapleton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442445459

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 752

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Felicity Walker believes in true love. That’s why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid’s Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn’t just a matchmaker...she’s a cupid! (There’s more than one of them, you know.) Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But the path to love is not always a straight shot.... Laugh-out-loud funny and irresistibly romantic, this delightful bind-up is ideal for fans of both romantic comedies and paranormal romance.

Flirting with Disaster

A Camelot Novel

Author: Ruthie Knox

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 0345541707

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL AND RT BOOK REVIEWS • In this scorching-hot Camelot novel from RITA finalist and bestselling author Ruthie Knox, a no-strings fling looks an awful lot like falling in love—or flirting with disaster. Fresh out of a fiasco of a marriage, Katie Clark has retreated to her hometown to start over. The new Katie is sophisticated, cavalier, and hell-bent on kicking butt at her job in her brother’s security firm. But on her first assignment—digging up the truth about the stalker threatening a world-famous singer-songwriter—Katie must endure the silent treatment from a stern but sexy partner who doesn’t want her help . . . or her company. Sean Owens knows that if he opens his mouth around Katie, she’ll instantly remember him as the geeky kid who sat behind her in high school. Silence is golden, but he can’t keep quiet forever, not with Katie stampeding through their investigation. It’s time for Sean to step up and take control of the case, and his decade-old crush. If he can break through Katie’s newfound independence, they just might find they make a perfect team—on the road, on the job, and in bed. Praise for Flirting with Disaster “Knox’s Camelot, Ohio, books showcase just what this author does best, create love stories that feature real people in situations that readers can understand and with which they can empathize. . . . Additionally, she writes absolutely smoking-hot love scenes! Her heroes and her heroines redeem and save each other. Love doesn’t conquer all, but it makes life a whole lot sweeter.”—Library Journal “Flirting with Disaster is, at heart, a love story and it’s one that Ms. Knox makes sweet and sexy. The scenes between Sean and Katie are filled with wit and want.”—All About Romance “What I love most about the way Ruthie Knox writes is her fantastic ability to turn the ordinary into something very special. . . . There were so many moments in the book that made me smile and laugh, and that’s the beauty of her writing. I was rooting for both Katie and Sean throughout the entire book, and I was very satisfied with how it came about.”—Paranormal Haven “Two thumbs up for this author who has this girl crushing hard on her stories!”—Living in a Fictional World “Her ability to infuse her writing with such humor and heart is what makes it so appealing to readers. I can always count on Knox to make me smile with one of her books.”—Under the Covers “Sean and Katie are a couple that you must get to know. They’re charming together, a perfect fit and I loved their banter and play on page. Tack on a sweet epilogue at the end, and Flirting with Disaster is one very satisfying read.”—Happily Ever After-Reads “A great new voice in contemporary romance . . . hilarious, heartfelt, and hot.”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins “I’ll read anything by Ruthie Knox—her books are always sexy, funny, beautifully poignant, and honest.”—Molly O’Keefe, bestselling author of Crazy Thing Called Love Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: How to Misbehave, Along Came Trouble, and About Last Night.

Flirting with Disaster

Author: Tracy Brown

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466849908

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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Chloe Webster is an around-the-way girl pursuing her journalism degree at Hunter College. Then she meets Trey, a handsome and well dressed cat with hood swagger. When Trey tells Chloe that he is pursuing a degree in psychology, Chloe thinks she has finally met someone who has his head screwed on right. But as Chloe's flirtation with Trey intensifies, secrets are revealed and she finds that she's playing with fire, in Tracy Brown's Flirting with Disaster.

Meltdown

Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It

Author: Chris Clearfield,András Tilcsik

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735222649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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A groundbreaking take on how complexity causes failure in all kinds of modern systems--from social media to air travel--this practical and entertaining book reveals how we can prevent meltdowns in business and life "Endlessly fascinating, brimming with insight, and more fun than a book about failure has any right to be, Meltdown will transform how you think about the systems that govern our lives. This is a wonderful book."--Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better A crash on the Washington, D.C. metro system. An accidental overdose in a state-of-the-art hospital. An overcooked holiday meal. At first glance, these disasters seem to have little in common. But surprising new research shows that all these events--and the myriad failures that dominate headlines every day--share similar causes. By understanding what lies behind these failures, we can design better systems, make our teams more productive, and transform how we make decisions at work and at home. Weaving together cutting-edge social science with riveting stories that take us from the frontlines of the Volkswagen scandal to backstage at the Oscars, and from deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico to the top of Mount Everest, Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik explain how the increasing complexity of our systems creates conditions ripe for failure and why our brains and teams can't keep up. They highlight the paradox of progress: Though modern systems have given us new capabilities, they've become vulnerable to surprising meltdowns--and even to corruption and misconduct. But Meltdown isn't just about failure; it's about solutions--whether you're managing a team or the chaos of your family's morning routine. It reveals why ugly designs make us safer, how a five-minute exercise can prevent billion-dollar catastrophes, why teams with fewer experts are better at managing risk, and why diversity is one of our best safeguards against failure. The result is an eye-opening, empowering, and entirely original book--one that will change the way you see our complex world and your own place in it.

Foreign Gods, Inc.

Author: Okey Ndibe

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616953144

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From a disciple of the late Chinua Achebe comes a masterful and universally acclaimed novel that is at once a taut, literary thriller and an indictment of greed’s power to subsume all things, including the sacred. Foreign Gods, Inc., tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. Ike's plan is fueled by desperation. Despite a degree in economics from a major American college, his strong accent has barred him from the corporate world. Forced to eke out a living as a cab driver, he is unable to manage the emotional and material needs of a temperamental African American bride and a widowed mother demanding financial support. When he turns to gambling, his mounting losses compound his woes. And so he travels back to Nigeria to steal the statue, where he has to deal with old friends, family, and a mounting conflict between those in the village who worship the deity, and those who practice Christianity. A meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the "exotic," including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after ineffable illusions; and an exploration of the shifting nature of memory, Foreign Gods is a brilliant work of fiction that illuminates our globally interconnected world like no other. From the Hardcover edition.

Flirting with Disaster

Author: Rhonda Stapleton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416999072

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6743

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Seventeen-year-old Felicity believes in true love. That's why she applies for an after-school gig at the matchmaking company Cupid's Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn't just a matchmaker...she's a cupid! (There's more than one of them, you know.) Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA (infused with the latest in cupid magic—love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches.

Flirting with Forever

Author: Gwyn Cready

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492631043

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Critically acclaimed author Gwyn Cready leaves readers on the edge of their seats in a provocative time travel romance A door to the past Ambitious art historian Campbell Stratford is about to make a name for herself with her scandalously sexy biographies of famous seventeenth-century artists. Suddenly she is catapulted back in time and comes face-to-face with one of her subjects: bad-boy painter Peter Lely, portraitist to the king. Creates chaos of classic proportions Peter is entranced by his mysterious visitor, and Cam can't resist becoming one of the lovely ladies to pose on his modeling chaise. But Sir Peter knows a lot more than he's telling about time travel in general and art historians in particular. What he doesn't know is that Cam is the one responsible for the very project he's about to sabotage. And when Cam finds she's been tricked, she exacts her revenge on paper... "A wonderful jaunt through time." -RT Book Reviews, 4 stars "Entertaining and lively...will leave readers breathless." -Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

Flirting with Disaster

Author: Kollin L. Taylor

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491849266

Category: Poetry

Page: 48

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Flirting with Disaster is a collection of poetry that examines how every decision we make alters the course of our lives and that of those around us, especially those with whom we are romantically involved. While we can’t live mistake-free lives, we can avoid making certain mistakes by taking the time to think things through before proceeding down a possibly destructive path. Some things are fun and games until we are caught or someone is hurt. Flirting with Disaster is also about learning and growing from our mistakes. Connect with the author on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KollinLTaylor.