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Autor: J. J. Abrams
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 9780316201643
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One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire. A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey. The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him. The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears. S., conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don't understand, and it is also Abrams and Dorst's love letter to the written word.

My S Book

Autor: Jane Belk Moncure
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780717265183
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A little girl fills her sound box with words beginning with the letter "s."

S Corporation Answer Book Seventh Edition

Autor: Sydney S. Traum
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735581517
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This quick-reference manual lets you help clients take full advantage of their S corporation status and minimize their taxes. It leads you directly to authoritative information on every aspect of the S corporation, enabling you to: Arm the S corporation against the potential tax traps hidden in the Small Business Tax Protection Act. Maximize the tax benefits of S corporation status. Make a qualified Subchapter S Subsidiary (QSub) election. Identify transactions that will trigger the built-in gains tax. Avoid added tax liability or loss of S corporation status from passive investment income. Capitalize on the permissible differences in stock rights to facilitate estate planning and ownership transfers. Determine allocation of income, losses, and deductions in the termination year of the S corporation. Plus, there are citations to the controlling rules, regulations, and court decisions that will save you hours of research.

Living M S A Book For Masters Slaves And Their Relationships

Autor: Dan And Dawn Williams
Publisher: The Nazca Plains Corporation
ISBN: 1610981960
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This book is a valuable resource for those interested in real-time Total Power Exchange Relationships. Dan and dawn share the reality behind the lifestyle that so many only fantasize about. This is a book based on the experience of a couple, who has been living together as Master and slave for well over a decade and covers such topics as: challenges of living as a M/s couple; building your own M/s dynamic; changing terminology; the communities of M/s and BDSM and how they dance together (and apart); styles of D/s and M/s; Ms and polyamory; leather; orchestrating situations with multiple slaves, as well as many other topics.

The Basics Of S Plus

Autor: Andreas Krause
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387261096
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Proven bestseller: almost 6000 copies sold in the U.S. in two editions New edition updated to cover S-PLUS 6.0 Can be used as an introduction to R, as well as S-PLUS New exercises have been added; Includes a comparison of S-PLUS and R Well-suited for self-study

S Street Rising

Autor: Ruben Castaneda
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620400057
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During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for the Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the country's premier newspapers. But his apparent success masked a devastating secret: he was a crack addict. Even as he covered the drug-fueled violence that was destroying the city, he was prowling S Street, a 24/7 open-air crack market, during his off hours, looking for his next fix. Castaneda's remarkable book, S Street Rising, is more than a memoir; it's a portrait of a city in crisis. It's the adrenalin-infused story of the street where Castaneda quickly became a regular, and where a fledgling church led by a charismatic and streetwise pastorwas protected by the local drug kingpin, a dangerous man who followed an old-school code of honor. It's the story of Castaneda's friendship with an exceptional police homicide commander whose career was derailed when he ran afoul of Mayor Marion Barry and his political cronies. And it's a study of the city itself as it tried to rise above the bloody crack epidemic and the corrosive politics of the Barry era. S Street Rising is The Wire meets the Oscar-winning movie Crash. And it's all true.

Practical Guide To S Corporations

Autor: Michael Schlesinger
Publisher: CCH
ISBN: 9780808017622
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Practical Guide to S Corporations (Fourth Edition) is written by noted practitioner, author and lecturer Michael Schlesinger. This new Fourth Edition contains extensive discussion of the changes brought about by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007. It also covers Treasury regulations related to the Code Sec. 199 manufacturing deduction, as well as cases, rulings and pronouncements issued since the Third Edition.Comprised of fifteen chapters, this book starts by considering the tax advantages of electing S corporation status. The middle chapters, Chapters 2-12, detail the operations of S corporations, discussing statutory requirements, taxpayers who qualify as shareholders, and considerations when converting a C corporation to S status. Chapter 13 provides a comparison of S corporations to other business entities such as limited liability companies, partnerships, and C corporations. Chapter 14 discusses S corporation subsidiaries, and Chapter 15 covers employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) for S corporations.The book also includes detailed reference material. The Index provides the best access to particular information, but the Contents in Detail can be used as a “second index” for quick entry into the topics. The Appendices supply sample language that can be used in practice, and the Case Table and Finding Lists compile all of the cases, statutes, rulings, and regulations documented throughout the chapters.S corporations are the most popular business entity type, and this updated CCH resource helps practitioners understand and manage individual S corps election, compliance, tax, planning and life-cycle needs. It explains the merits and limitations of S corps in relation to other entity choices and provides clear and practical guidance. Readers will appreciate the Michael Schlesinger's real-world insights and crystal-clear analysis of even the most complex subjects.

Watching M A S H Watching America

Autor: James H. Wittebols
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786417018
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It has been said that M*A*S*H was a show set in the 1950s which reflected the shifting values of the 1970s and early 1980s. Hawkeye Pierce, Radar O'Reilly, Trapper John McIntyre, Sherman Potter, Margaret (Hot Lips) Houlihan, B.J. Hunnicutt, Frank Burns, Charles Emerson Winchester, Max Klinger--these and the many other characters who populated the MASH 4077 used the Korean War as a backdrop to comment on many of the social issues of their day. Using a unique blend of comedy and drama, the show's first three seasons (1972-1975) focused on the anti-Vietnam War sentiment that consumed much of America. As Vietnam ended, M*A*S*H moved on to concentrate on other contemporary issues--the women's movement, the rise of the religious right in American politics, the new narcissism that marked the early 1980s, the heightened awareness of underage or excessive alcohol use, and the increased emphasis on family in American life. How the series presented these issues and its success in doing so are the subjects of this critical study. An episode listing--brief plot outline, casts and credits, air dates, and titles--is also provided.

Directorate S

Autor: Steve Coll
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 052555730X
File Size: 62,23 MB
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Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, bestselling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11 Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan, ostensibly in cooperation, although often in direct opposition, with I.S.I., the Pakistani intelligence agency. While the US was trying to quell extremists, a highly secretive and compartmentalized wing of I.S.I., known as "Directorate S," was covertly training, arming, and seeking to legitimize the Taliban, in order to enlarge Pakistan's sphere of influence. After 9/11, when fifty-nine countries, led by the U. S., deployed troops or provided aid to Afghanistan in an effort to flush out the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the U.S. was set on an invisible slow-motion collision course with Pakistan. Today we know that the war in Afghanistan would falter badly because of military hubris at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the drain on resources and provocation in the Muslim world caused by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and corruption. But more than anything, as Coll makes painfully clear, the war in Afghanistan was doomed because of the failure of the United States to apprehend the motivations and intentions of I.S.I.'s "Directorate S". This was a swirling and shadowy struggle of historic proportions, which endured over a decade and across both the Bush and Obama administrations, involving multiple secret intelligence agencies, a litany of incongruous strategies and tactics, and dozens of players, including some of the most prominent military and political figures. A sprawling American tragedy, the war was an open clash of arms but also a covert melee of ideas, secrets, and subterranean violence. Coll excavates this grand battle, which took place away from the gaze of the American public. With unsurpassed expertise, original research, and attention to detail, he brings to life a narrative at once vast and intricate, local and global, propulsive and painstaking. This is the definitive explanation of how America came to be so badly ensnared in an elaborate, factional, and seemingly interminable conflict in South Asia. Nothing less than a forensic examination of the personal and political forces that shape world history, Directorate S is a complete masterpiece of both investigative and narrative journalism.