Million Dollar Road

A Novel

Author: Amy Connor

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758295154

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5428

From the “wholly original” author of The Right Thing comes this heartfelt story of a young woman’s yearning for a better life in the heart of Louisiana (Bret Lott, New York Times–bestselling author) Eighteen-year-old Lireinne Hooten has always been on the lowest rung of the ladder. Abandoned by her mother, Lireinne lives with her stepfather in an old trailer and spends her days working at the world’s largest alligator farm. Shy and overweight in high school, Lireinne has become lean, resilient, and naïvely alluring from months of physical labor. Lireinne’s boss, Con Costello, is powerful, attractive, and used to getting exactly what he desires. Now that he’s noticed Lireinne’s haunting beauty, he wants her, too. But unlike all the other women Con has left in his wake—like his needy second wife, Lizzie, or his still-heartbroken ex, Emma—Lireinne isn’t interested. Undeterred, Con’s growing obsession will upend all their lives, compelling Lizzie to confront the hard truth about her marriage, pushing Emma past her self-imposed isolation and back into the world—and leading Lireinne to an unexpected chance to redefine herself far away from her past. Insightful and atmospheric, Million Dollar Road is a richly observed novel by a literary talent whose voice is a savory combination of “Fannie Flagg, Rebecca Wells, Kathryn Stockett, then add just a dash of Flannery O’Connor” (Bret Lott).
Posted in Fiction

The million dollar highway

Colorado's most spectacular seventy miles

Author: Marvin Gregory,P. David Smith

Publisher: Wayfinder Pr

ISBN: 9780960876457

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 6611

Posted in History

Colorado Scenic Guide

Southern Region

Author: Lee Gregory

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555661458

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 7943

Posted in Travel

The Million-Dollar Financial Services Practice

A Proven System for Becoming a Top Producer

Author: David J. Mullen, Jr.

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814431747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9418

Other books have claimed to help readers build a lucrative financial services practice...but it was The Million-Dollar Financial Services Practice that provided ambitious financial advisors with a step-by-step, tactical process proven to work. The second edition is updated throughout and contains new strategies for acquiring affluent clients and assets by providing Wealth Management services, using social media and "Alumni Marketing," targeting successful realtors as clients, and much more. Using the method he has taught at Merrill Lynch and is famous for in the industry, author David J. Mullen, Jr. shows how anyone-no matter where they are in their career-can get the appointment, convert prospects to clients, build relationships, retain clients, use niche marketing successfully, and increase the products and services each client uses. Packed with templates, scripts, letters, and tried-and-true Market Action Plans, the book provides readers with the tools and guidance they need to take their financial services practice to the million-dollar level and beyond.
Posted in Business & Economics

One Drive in a Million: A Mile-by-Mile guide to Southwest Colorado's San Juan Skyway and Million Dollar Highway

Author: Branson Reynolds

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456627082

Category: Travel

Page: 123

View: 7560

One of the most spectacular drives in North America, the San Juan Skyway is a 236 mile loop which winds through forests of aspen and pine, over high passes with stunning panoramic views of mountain ranges exceeding 14,000 feet in elevation, through historic mining towns which played important roles in the colorful history of Southwest Colorado, and past the World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde. In 1988 this drive was designated as one of 54 National Scenic Byways, and was later chosen #1 of 10 to be designated as All American Roads for their natural beauty and historical significance. Along the way you may see black bear or mountain lions crossing the highway or elk and deer grazing in the meadows. A portion of this route includes the famous Million Dollar Highway which negotiates the awesome Uncompahgre Gorge, high in the Rocky Mountains between Silverton and Ouray, Colorado.
Posted in Travel

The Lincoln Highway

Main Street Across America

Author: Drake Hokanson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587291135

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 159

View: 7695

"With his lively pen and lyric camera, Mr. Hokanson takes us on a journey of discovery. The open road is, in part, a defining characteristic of this country, and the Lincoln Highway is one of the historic traces ... like the Oregon Trail, the Camino Real, or the National Road. Not just for tourists, the Lincoln Highway accelerated the processes of social mobility, changed our geography, and led inexorably to a new America. This is an important story, well researched and beautifully, perceptively told." -- William L. Withuhn, Curator of Transportation, Smithsonian Institution Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Chronicles of a Million Dollar Trader

My Road, Valleys, and Peaks to Final Trading Victory

Author: Don Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111862789X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 922

This excellent financial resource chronicles the good, the bad and ugly of the world of trading as the author attempts to accomplish what few in the trading industry ever have—earn $1 million in a year. Original.
Posted in Business & Economics

Report to the Thirty-second Legislative Assembly by the Oregon State Audit Committee ...

Embracing a Report of an Economical Audit of the Financial Condition of the Political Units of the State of Oregon Submitting Herewith a Partial Resume of the Indebtedness and General Finances of the State of Oregon Embracing the State Parent Body and All Political Units ... with Conclusions Drawn from Incomplete Returns of the Political Units of Twenty-seven Other Counties. Submitted December 30, 1922

Author: Oregon. Audit Committee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Debts, Public

Page: 151

View: 1270

Posted in Debts, Public

The Road to Financial Stability

How Do I Get Started?

Author: Gee Daru

Publisher: BookCountry

ISBN: 1463002254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 14

View: 8811

If you are not on the road to financial stability, this book is for you. Financial stability does not necessarily mean that you are rich. It does mean that you can pay your bills on time, you have six to eight months of savings for emergencies, you can pay for most of the big ticket items that you want, and it means that you can take a vacation at least once a year, even if it is just a “staycation.” Once individuals reach financial stability, they can then start investing for greater returns. The challenges of becoming financially stable in an unstable economy with skyrocketing CEO salaries is more difficult than it was for the baby boomers. But if you are willing to follow this short guide, you are on your way.
Posted in Business & Economics

Apache Trail

Author: Richard L. Powers,Superstition Mountain Historical Society,Gila County Historical Museum

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439620652

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 7618

Pres. Theodore Roosevelt once referred to the Apache Trail as “one of the most spectacular best-worth-seeing sights of the world.” The once narrow, ancient foot trail built as a supply road for the construction of Roosevelt Dam has now evolved into a state highway with majestic scenic vistas and historical grandeur. Even in the 1920s, the Southern Pacific Railroad touted this road as a “must-see side trip.” Each year, thousands of people venture along the trail to take a step back in time and relish the breathtaking experience of this fabulous journey. The Fish Creek Hill section remains much as it was back in the early 1900s, a narrow one-vehicle passage on an extremely steep incline that drops 900 feet within a mile along the edge of a steep cliff. Although several miles of the road are now paved, dirt portions remain that allow tourists a sense of perilous adventure.
Posted in Photography

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1951

Author: N.A

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1543

View: 8773

Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals
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Song of the Silk Road

Author: Mingmei Yip

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758268165

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4194

In this richly imaginative novel, Mingmei Yip--author of Peach Blossom Pavilion and Petals From the Sky--follows one woman's daunting journey along China's fabled Silk Road. As a girl growing up in Hong Kong, Lily Lin was captivated by photographs of the desert--its long, lonely vistas and shifting sand dunes. Now living in New York, Lily is struggling to finish her graduate degree when she receives an astonishing offer. An aunt she never knew existed will pay Lily a huge sum to travel across China's desolate Taklamakan Desert--and carry out a series of tasks along the way. Intrigued, Lily accepts. Her assignments range from the dangerous to the bizarre. Lily must seduce a monk. She must scrape a piece of clay from the famous Terracotta Warriors, and climb the Mountains of Heaven to gather a rare herb. At Xian, her first stop, Lily meets Alex, a young American with whom she forms a powerful connection. And soon, she faces revelations that will redefine her past, her destiny, and the shocking truth behind her aunt's motivations. . . Powerful and eloquent, Song of the Silk Road is a captivating story of self-discovery, resonant with the mysteries of its haunting, exotic landscape.
Posted in Fiction

St. Marys

Author: Dennis McGeehan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439633819

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 564

Located in Elk County atop the Allegheny Mountains, Sancta Marienstadt (St. Marys) was founded in 1842 on the feast day of Mary. Establishing St. Marys as a refuge to preserve their German Catholic roots, the hardy pioneers of the area eventually embraced a multiethnic, progressive cityscape. Early settlers farmed and developed natural resources. When the extractive industries of timber, coal, and clay were exhausted, the town could have withered away. Instead, the industrious people turned to the new technologies of carbon and powdered metal. St. Marys flourished, becoming a leader in the world in these fields, and was labeled the “Carbon City.” St. Marys recounts the success of this experiment through photographs from the St. Marys and Benzinger Township Historical Society, illustrating the many paths taken by the people of St. Marys to realize the faith of their founders.
Posted in Photography

Long Road Home

Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor

Author: Yong Kim

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519281

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 5387

Kim Yong shares his harrowing account of life in a labor camp a singularly despairing form of torture carried out by the secret state. Although it is known that gulags exist in North Korea, little information is available about their organization and conduct, for prisoners rarely escape both incarceration and the country alive. Long Road Home shares the remarkable story of one such survivor, a former military official who spent six years in a gulag and experienced firsthand the brutality of an unconscionable regime. As a lieutenant colonel in the North Korean army, Kim Yong enjoyed unprecedented privilege in a society that closely monitored its citizens. He owned an imported car and drove it freely throughout the country. He also encountered corruption at all levels, whether among party officials or Japanese trade partners, and took note of the illicit benefits that were awarded to some and cruelly denied to others. When accusations of treason stripped Kim Yong of his position, the loose distinction between those who prosper and those who suffer under Kim Jong-il became painfully clear. Kim Yong was thrown into a world of violence and terror, condemned to camp No. 14 in Hamkyeong province, North Korea's most notorious labor camp. As he worked a constant shift 2,400 feet underground, daylight became Kim's new luxury; as the months wore on, he became intimately acquainted with political prisoners, subhuman camp guards, and an apocalyptic famine that killed millions. After years of meticulous planning, and with the help of old friends, Kim escaped and came to the United States via China, Mongolia, and South Korea. Presented here for the first time in its entirety, his story not only testifies to the atrocities being committed behind North Korea's wall of silence but also illuminates the daily struggle to maintain dignity and integrity in the face of unbelievable hardship. Like the work of Solzhenitsyn, this rare portrait tells a story of resilience as it reveals the dark forms of oppression, torture, and ideological terror at work in our world today.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Thad Snow

A Life of Social Reform in the Missouri Bootheel

Author: Bonnie Stepenoff

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826264558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

View: 4558

Thad Snow (1881-1955) was an eccentric farmer and writer who was best known for his involvement in Missouri's 1939 Sharecropper Protest--a mass highway demonstration in which approximately eleven hundred demonstrators marched to two federal highways to illustrate the plight of the cotton laborers. Snow struggled to make sense of the changing world, and his answers to questions regarding race, social justice, the environment, and international war placed him at odds with many. In Thad Snow, Bonnie Stepenoff explores the world of Snow, providing a full portrait of him.Snow settled in the Missouri Bootheel in 1910--"Swampeast Missouri," as he called it--when it was still largely an undeveloped region of hardwood and cypress swamps. He cleared and drained a thousand acres and became a prominent landowner, highway booster, and promoter of economic development--though he later questioned the wisdom of developing wild land.In the early 1920s, "cotton fever" came to the region, and Snow started producing cotton in the rich southeast Missouri soil. Although he employed sharecroppers, he became a bitter critic of the system that exploited labor and fostered racism. In the 1930s, when a massive flood and the Great Depression heaped misery on the farmworkers, he rallied to their cause.Defying the conventions of his class, he invited the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union (STFU) to organize workers on his land. He became a friend and colleague of Owen Whitfield, an African American minister, who led the Sharecroppers' Roadside Strike of 1939. The successes of this great demonstration convinced Snow that mankind could fight injustice by peaceful means. While America mobilized for World War II, he denounced all war as evil, remaining a committed pacifist until his death in 1955. Shortly before he died, Snow published an autobiographical memoir, From Missouri, in which he affirmed his optimistic belief that people could peacefully change the world.This biography places Snow in the context of his place and time, revealing a unique individual who agonized over racial and economic oppression and environmental degradation. Snow lived, worked, and pondered the connections among these issues in a small rural corner of Missouri, but he thought in global terms. Well-crafted and highly readable, Thad Snow provides an astounding assessment of an agricultural entrepreneur transformed into a social critic and an activist.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

A Little More Luck

Author: Frank Nelson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595754252

Category: Travel

Page: 222

View: 8931

A Little More Luck-and a lot more laughs-continues the wonderful globetrotting lifestyle of Frank and Maria Nelson. Three years after leaving their adopted home in New Zealand, and armed now with freshly-minted American green cards, the pair settle down for a year in Colorado. In the city of Boulder, the newly arrived journalists and nurses find themselves grappling with such slippery customers as political correctness, prairie dogs, the tax man, the effects of altitude and more trashy television channels than can possibly be good for you. Next the nomadic Nelsons return to England for 10 more months of hilarious house and pet-sitting with Animal Aunts-plenty long enough to appreciate that when it comes to the British and their animals, it's not just the dogs that are barking. Frank and Maria also find time to explore France and Spain besides taking trips to New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Mexico. Finally it's back to the States, this time to check out those crazy Californians in sunny San Diego. World travel as a way of life is a hell of a job, but somebody's got to do it "This very funny sequel to All You Need is Luck crackles with dry British humour and will delight travellers the world over." (Visit the Web site www.allyouneedisluck.com)
Posted in Travel

Biennial Report - State Highway Commission

Author: Oregon. State Highway Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Highway departments

Page: N.A

View: 2392

Posted in Highway departments

San Juan Skyway

Author: Frederic B. Wildfang

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738580289

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 2539

The "scenic route" in southwestern Colorado means the San Juan Skyway, a 236-mile loop created by U.S. Routes 550 and 160 and State Routes 62 and 145. The Skyway wends through glacial valleys and over high passes between some of the most breathtaking, ice-sculpted peaks in the Rocky Mountains. Native Americans, pioneering mountain men, miners, and railroaders inhabited these slopes. Although the Skyway towns of Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Ridgway, Telluride, Rico, Dolores, and Cortez were first connected by wilderness trails and railways, the loop's final modern section of highway between Coal Bank and Molas Passes was completed in the 1940s. The rugged San Juan Mountains were the backdrop for exploits by Butch Cassidy and Wyatt Earp, but, as author Frederic B. Wildfang notes, the scenery is also "a syllabus for a course in geology."
Posted in History