Snow Crash

Author: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553898194
Size: 60.89 MB
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One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels • A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous—you’ll recognize it immediately Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Praise for Snow Crash “[Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole.”—The San Francisco Bay Guardian “Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century.”—William Gibson “Brilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow.”—The New York Times Book Review


Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0679885501
Size: 17.92 MB
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Now available in paperback, the poignant story of cocky seventh-grade superjock Crash Coogan provides a humorous glimpse into what young athletes are really made of. Reprint. SLJ. PW.

The Crash

Author: Paul Kropp
Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781897039120
Size: 28.12 MB
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A school bus is bringing a basketball team home after a game. Skidding on ice, the bus slides down a steep hill into deep snow. The bus driver is out cold. One of the guys is badly hurt. Can Craig, Rory and Lerch find help in time?

The Great Crash 1929

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547248165
Size: 22.84 MB
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Presents a study of the stock market crash of 1929 that reveals the influential role of Wall Street on the economic growth of America.


Author: Nicholas Faith
Publisher: Boxtree
ISBN: 9780752211923
Size: 28.84 MB
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Before The Crash

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814337226
Size: 73.85 MB
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Contributors examine the early days of video game history before the industry crash of 1983 that ended the medium’s golden age.

The Crash And Its Aftermath

Author: Barrie A. Wigmore
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313245749
Size: 80.38 MB
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The Crash and Its Aftermath is an excellent work of reference on the Great Contraction. It will be useful both to people with only a passing curiosity about the Crash and to those for whom the Great Depression is a major scholarly concern. Business History From now on any serious student of the Depression will be obliged to consult this work for a sense of securities price movements, investor attitudes, and relevant contemporary sources. Journal of Economic History This is the first book to focus on the broader structural changes which took place in the financial industry over the full period of decline from the Stock Market Crash in 1929 to the end of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's One Hundred Days in 1933. The basis for many of Wigmore's comments is an analysis of 142 leading companies whose stocks constituted approximately 77 percent of the market value of all New York Stock Exchange stocks. Wigmore also examines the various bond markets and relates the money market to the bond market, monetary policy, business conditions, and the problems of the banking system. Treating each year from 1929 to 1933 separately, Wigmore shows the interrelation between the stock, bond, and money markets and events in politics, the economy, international trade and finance, and monetary policy. The Statistical Appendix of 41 tables consolidates financial statistics which have hitherto been widely dispersed, permitting in-depth study.


Author: John Gunnell
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 0896894495
Size: 74.38 MB
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We've all been there, driving by the scene of a car accident where you can practically hear every "crash" "crack" and "crunch." This gift-sized guide features the biggest collection of the most spectacular and sometimes humorous traffic accidents in automotive history. An attention getter of anyone who's ever gotten behind the wheel, this hard-hitting pictorial includes:


Author: Mihir Bose
Publisher: Gloucester Pr
ISBN: 9780531171387
Size: 58.33 MB
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Discusses the events of the 1987 stock market crash, how and why it occured, and its impact on the world's money system.


Author: William Nicholson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408140454
Size: 46.20 MB
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Crash is a contemporary, satirical comedy, probing the feelings behind and reaction to the economic crisis and the people who caused it. The play follows a reunion of sorts, but on the basis of the characters' current situations, their common ground is at best elusive. Nick is a Securities Trader for Goldman Sachs and collector of art. Humphrey is an artist with ethics and a cheque he's not sure he should cash. And Christine is the beautiful girl they both loved, but Humphrey married. All together again, in Nick's Elizabethan mansion, getting ready to celebrate the unveiling of a new sculpture. But under the surface Humphrey is angry. Angry in the same way that the whole world is angry, angry about how people like Nick seem to have got away with causing a financial meltdown that affected everyone, but still manage to bank their bonuses. William Nicholson is the Tony and Academy award nominated author of Shadowlands and screenwriter on Gladiator and Elizabeth: The Golden Age as well as an acclaimed novelist. His new play seethes with the fury of a nation duped, alongside some sharp political humour about art, Collateralised Debt Obligations and ramblers.