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The Price of Paradise

The Price of Paradise
A Book

by Susana Lopez Rubio

  • Publisher : AmazonCrossing
  • Release : 2019-06
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781542043571
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a city as corrupt as it was luxurious, those who dared to dream were bound to pay the price. Havana, Cuba, 1947. Young Patricio flees impoverished Spain and steps into the sultry island paradise of Havana with only the clothes on his back and half-baked dreams of a better life. Blessed with good looks and natural charm, he lands a job as a runner at El Encanto--one of the most luxurious department stores in the world. Famous for its exquisite offerings from French haute couture to Arabian silks, El Encanto indulges the senses in opulent extravagance. It caters to visiting Hollywood stars, rising politicos, and prerevolutionary Cuba's wealthiest power players, including the notorious mobster César Valdés. Falling in love with the mobster's young wife, Gloria, is suicide. But Patricio is irresistibly drawn to the beautiful girl with sad eyes, a razor-sharp intellect, and a penchant for both Christian Dior's clothes and Einstein's theories. Within the walls of El Encanto, anything seems possible, even a love that promises to heal them and a desire that thrums with the mambo beat of the city itself. In a reckless love affair that spans half a century, Patricio's and Gloria's lives entwine time and again, challenged by every twist of fate--for in a world of murder, betrayal, and revolution, those who dare to reach for paradise seldom survive unscathed.

The Price of Paradise

The Price of Paradise
How the Suicide Bomber Shaped the Modern Age

by Iain Overton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN : 9781787470866
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We live in the age of the suicide bomber. The suicide bomb itself takes more lives than any other type of explosive weapon. Moreover, in the last 5 years more people have been killed by suicide attacks than at any other time in history. How has this descent deep into the heart of terror escalated in such a way? What drives people to blow themselves up and what are the consequences? More importantly perhaps, what can be done to combat the rising spread of this form of violence? Investigative journalist Iain Overton addresses the fundamental drivers of modern day suicide attacks in this fascinating and important book, showing how the suicide bomber has played a pivotal role in the evolution of some of the most defining forces of the modern age from Communism and the Cold War, to the modern day War on Terror. Interviewing Russian anarchists, Japanese kamikazes, Hezbollah militants, survivors of suicide bombings and countless other sources of valuable information, while travelling to places such as Iran, Iraq and Pakistan, Overton skilfully combines historical narrative, travelogue, interviews and testimonies, and brings his research alive thanks to potent facts and visceral storytelling.

The Price of Paradise

The Price of Paradise
A Book

by Colin Brake

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1849905517
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the ... series from BBC Television"--P. [4] of cover.

The Price of Paradise

The Price of Paradise
A Book

by Kat Adams

  • Publisher : Harlequin Books
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9780373088102
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Price of Paradise

The Price of Paradise
The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America

by David Dante Troutt

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2014-01-17
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 0814760988
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American communities are facing chronic problems: fiscal stress, urban decline, environmental sprawl, mass incarceration, political isolation, disproportionate foreclosures and severe public health risks. In The Price of Paradise, David Troutt argues that it is a lack of mutuality in our local decision making that has led to this looming crisis facing cities and local governments. Arguing that there are structural flaws in the American dream, Troutt investigates the role that place plays in our thinking and how we have organized our communities to create or deny opportunity. Legal rules and policies that promoted mobility for most citizens simultaneously stifled and segregated a growing minority by race, class and—most importantly—place. A conversation about America at the crossroads, The Price of Paradise is a multilayered exploration of the legal, economic and cultural forces that contribute to the squeeze on the middle class, the hidden dangers of growing income and wealth inequality and the literature on how growth and consumption patterns are environmentally unsustainable.

Doctor Who: The Price of Paradise

Doctor Who: The Price of Paradise
A Book

by Murray Bail

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1860464955
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On a property in New South Wales, a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen. As years pass and Ellen grows into a beautiful young woman, her father announces his decision: she will marry the first man who can name all the species of the eucalypt, down to the last tree.

The Price of Paradise

The Price of Paradise
The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America

by David Dante Troutt

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2016-11-01
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1479828807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American communities are facing chronic problems: fiscal stress, urban decline, environmental sprawl, mass incarceration, political isolation, disproportionate foreclosures and severe public health risks. In The Price of Paradise, David Troutt argues that it is a lack of mutuality in our local decision making that has led to this looming crisis facing cities and local governments. Arguing that there are structural flaws in the American dream, Troutt investigates the role that place plays in our thinking and how we have organized our communities to create or deny opportunity. Legal rules and policies that promoted mobility for most citizens simultaneously stifled and segregated a growing minority by race, class and—most importantly—place. A conversation about America at the crossroads, The Price of Paradise is a multilayered exploration of the legal, economic and cultural forces that contribute to the squeeze on the middle class, the hidden dangers of growing income and wealth inequality and the literature on how growth and consumption patterns are environmentally unsustainable.

This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise
A Book

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2012-03-12
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0486115143
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Definitive novel of the "Lost Generation" focuses on the coming of age of Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy Princeton student. Fitzgerald's first novel and an immediate, spectacular success. Note.

Winter in Paradise

Winter in Paradise
A Book

by Elin Hilderbrand

  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2018-10-09
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0316435503
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with #1 New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Irene Steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to sky-writing, sentimental extremes. But as she rings in the new year one cold and snowy night, everything she thought she knew falls to pieces with a shocking phone call: her beloved husband, away on business, has been killed in a helicopter crash. Before Irene can even process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband's death on the distant Caribbean island of St. John. After Irene and her sons arrive at this faraway paradise, they make yet another shocking discovery: her husband had been living a secret life. As Irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family, and about their own futures. Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics and the drama, romance, and intrigue only Elin Hilderbrand can deliver, Winter in Paradise is a truly transporting novel, and the exciting start to a new series.

What Price Paradise

What Price Paradise
A Book

by Katherine Allred

  • Publisher : Cerridwen Press
  • Release : 2007-06
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781419954863
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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All his life Tate McCullom has been taught to be responsible, and he is the very model of what a respectable man should be. Until the night he gets drunk and sleeps with a woman he barely knows. Now, six weeks later, she's pregnant, alone, and broke. Once again, Tate must take responsibility for his actions, and makes plans to marry his child's mother. There's only one problem...he has to tell his fiancee. Abby Grayson hasn't had an easy life. As the daughter of the town whore, people either avoid her or think she's like her mother. For Abby, it's a struggle just to fill her belly and keep a roof over her head. Loneliness and a secret yearning for this man she thought she'd never have led her to spend the night with Tate. But the last thing she needs is a baby when she can barely take care of herself. Desperate, but too proud to ask for help, she finally agrees to accept a job from Tate the job of being his wife. Now she has almost everything she's ever dreamed of. Unfortunately, only one thing will gain her Tate's love - his realization that the night he spent with her was no drunken accident. It was a last-ditch attempt to win the woman he really wanted.

The Price of Paradise

The Price of Paradise
A Science Fiction Romance Series

by C. S. Johnson

  • Publisher : C. S. Johnson
  • Release : 2017-05-31
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 0999672878
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Can the world find a way back from darkness, if there is no hope to light the way? "So the world is better off because you love me?" Aerie asked. "My world certainly is." His icy blue eyes softened as they locked into hers. Aerie and Exton are still at war with the Revolutionary States, but there is much to celebrate. Now that they are together again, Aerie finally has what she's always wanted: A loving home. But her past, and her parents, are far from letting her move on with her new life. When Merra further escalates the war with her treachery, Aerie is faced with an impossible choice: Save her mother, or betray Exton. Years after his father's murder, Exton finally has the killer at his mercy. But General St. Cloud has a surprise for him—the truth about Silas's death. While Exton struggles with the ghosts of his past, his allies face dire threats at Panama, where a battle has ensued over a shipment of weapons. The stakes are raised even higher as the dictator of the fair world himself, Grant Osgood, launches the GPI, his Global Planethood Initiative, in hopes of finishing off the Perdition and demolishing the defectors' hopes for liberty. With the fate of the planet on the line, Aerie and Exton know each of their decisions could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Can they pay the price that war—and true love—demands? Enjoy the pleasure of finishing the Divine Space Pirates trilogy, a science fiction romance series for teen and young adults, as Aerie and Exton's love faces off against the pressure of a world at war.

The Price of Paradise

The Price of Paradise
A Book

by Jason Krumbine

  • Publisher : Jason Krumbine
  • Release : 2020-01-31
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Nax left his home planet he had no intention of ever returning and he certainly didn’t anticipate being dragged back to face charges of High Treason. Under Natuzzi law, the charge of High Treason carries only one possible punishment: Death. While the Natuzzi are considered a valued member of the United Planetary Alliance, they are also considered to be notoriously xenophobic. They prefer to keep non-Natuzzis off their planet and out of their affairs. Under the guise of maintaining diplomatic relations, Nax is abandoned by the UPA Fleet Admiralty. As far as they are concerned, if Nax has broken Natuzzi law, then the Natuzzi can have their pound of flesh and any attempt made to interfere with the Natuzzi legal process would be considered an act of war. Captain Gavin Mitchell, however, doesn’t see it that way. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect a member of his crew. Even if it means starting a war that no one will win.

Doctor Who: The Price of Paradise

Doctor Who: The Price of Paradise
A Book

by Colin Brake

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008-09-20
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1409047253
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Laylora, the Paradise Planet. A world of breath-taking beauty, where peace-loving aboriginals live in harmony with their environment. Or do they? The Doctor and Rose arrive to find that the once-perfect eco-system is showing signs of failing. The paradise planet has become a death trap as terrifying creatures from ancient legends appear and stalk the land Is there a connection between the human explorers who have crash-landed and the savage monsters? What secret lies at the heart of the natives ancient ceremonies? And what price might one human have to pay to save the only home he has ever known? When a planet itself becomes sick, can there be a cure? The Doctor and Rose find themselves in a race against time to find out. Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television.

Turtle in Paradise

Turtle in Paradise
A Book

by Jennifer L. Holm

  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 037583690X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.

A Kind of Paradise

A Kind of Paradise
A Book

by Amy Rebecca Tan

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2019-04-30
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0062795449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Read the book that Ali Standish (author of The Ethan I Was Before) calls "a heartwarming story" and Melissa Roske (author of Kat Greene Comes Clean) calls "a joyful, heartfelt debut!" Thirteen-year-old Jamie Bunn made a mistake at the end of the school year. A big one. And every kid in her middle school knows all about it. Now she has to spend her summer vacation volunteering at the local library—as punishment. What a waste of a summer! Or so she thinks. A Kind of Paradise is an unforgettable story about the power of community, the power of the library, and the power of forgiveness.

Kashmir Nāmā

Kashmir Nāmā
What is the Price of Paradise?

by Karan Anshuman

  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9386348462
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Paradise

Paradise
A Book

by Toni Morrison

  • Publisher : Vintage Books
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 0804169888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This story set in Ruby, Oklahoma is about an African American community.

The Flower of Paradise

The Flower of Paradise
The Institutionalized Use of the Drug Qat in North Yemen

by J.G. Kennedy

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9401568766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book concerns the use of the drug qat in North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic), a country lying on the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. However, because this substance is so interwoven into the fabric of society and culture, it is also necessarily about Yemen itself. The history and culture of South Arabia are still relatively unknown to the rest of the world, and the drug qat, so widely used there, is equally unknown. Thus, the material we present here should be of interest to all of those concerned with drug use, those who wish to understand more about Yemen and the Middle East, and to the Yemenis themselves. Another purpose is to develop some general understandings about sub stance uses and their effects which are less clouded by the mass hysteria and political considerations which often obscure drug issues in our own society. Examination of drug-use patterns in a country where millions of people are users on a regular basis, and where there has been familiarity with the drug for several hundred years, offers an opportunity to achieve perspectives not possible in countries with different attitudes and without such histories. I am not sanguine about the prospects of our abilities to learn from others or from the past, but I do not think we should abandon hope of doing so.

Half of Paradise

Half of Paradise
A Book

by James Lee Burke

  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release : 2011-08-23
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1401304230
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Meet Avery Broussard, the last in a line of once-substantial land owners whose weakness for alcohol lands him in prison; J.P. Winfield, a dirt-poor singer who makes it to the top of hillbilly music only to be destroyed by a drug addiction; and Toussaint Boudreaux, a black longshoreman who is set up for a crime he did not commit. What brings them together, and how they must struggle to escape the bondage that links them makes for a tale of atmosphere and suspense that is vintage Burke. Burke's debut novel was published when the now-bestselling author was in his twenties, and yet contains all the rich storytelling elements readers have come to expect.

Pigs of Paradise

Pigs of Paradise
The Story of the World-Famous Swimming Pigs

by T. R. Todd

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-10-16
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 151073886X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“The Bahamas are famous for sun, sand—and swimming pigs.” —National Geographic In the middle of paradise, with billionaires and celebrities for neighbors, is an island populated only by swimming pigs. For decades, this archipelago of 365 islands would remain largely unknown to the world. It would not be a ruthless pirate, pioneering loyalists, a notorious drug kingpin, or the infamous Fyre Festival that would unveil Exuma to the world, but rather the most unlikely of creatures. Appearing in magazines, videos, newspapers, commercials, TV shows, and countless selfies, the Swimming Pigs of Exuma, in the Bahamas, have become a bucket-list sensation and have been named one of the marvels of the universe. But how did they reach this celebrity status? What made them so famous? And why, in February 2017, did so many of them die? Pigs of Paradise is an unlikely story of humble beginnings and a swift rise to stardom. With interviews from historians, world-renowned ecologists, famous pig owners, and boat captains, it thoughtfully considers what this phenomenon says about not only these animals but also about us.