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The Reckoning

The Reckoning
Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations

by Jacob Soll

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-04-29
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0465036635
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether building a road or fighting a war, leaders from ancient Mesopotamia to the present have relied on financial accounting to track their state's assets and guide its policies. Basic accounting tools such as auditing and double-entry bookkeeping form the basis of modern capitalism and the nation-state. Yet our appreciation for accounting and its formative role throughout history remains minimal at best-and we remain ignorant at our peril. The 2008 financial crisis is only the most recent example of how poor or risky practices can shake, and even bring down, entire societies. In The Reckoning, historian and MacArthur "Genius" Award-winner Jacob Soll presents a sweeping history of accounting, drawing on a wealth of examples from over a millennia of human history to reveal how accounting has shaped kingdoms, empires, and entire civilizations. The Medici family of 15th century Florence used the double-entry method to win the loyalty of their clients, but eventually began to misrepresent their accounts, ultimately contributing to the economic decline of the Florentine state itself. In the 17th and 18th centuries, European rulers shunned honest accounting, understanding that accurate bookkeeping would constrain their spending and throw their legitimacy into question. And in fact, when King Louis XVI's director of finances published the crown's accounts in 1781, his revelations provoked a public outcry that helped to fuel the French Revolution. When transparent accounting finally took hold in the 19th Century, the practice helped England establish a global empire. But both inept and willfully misused accounting persist, as the catastrophic Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Recession of 2008 have made all too clear. A masterwork of economic and political history, and a radically new perspective on the recent past, The Reckoning compels us to see how accounting is an essential instrument of great institutions and nations-and one that, in our increasingly transparent and interconnected world, has never been more vital.

Bede, The Reckoning of Time

Bede, The Reckoning of Time
A Book

by Saint Bede (the Venerable),Faith Wallis

  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release : 1999-01-01
  • Pages : 479
  • ISBN : 0853236933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the patristic age until the Gregorian calendar reform of 1582, computus -- the science of time reckoning and art of calendar construction -- was a matter of intense concern. Bede's The Reckoning of Time (De temporum ratione) was the first comprehensive treatise on this subject and the model and reference for all subsequent teaching discussion and criticism of the Christian calendar. It is a systematic exposition of the Julian solar calendar and the Paschal table of Dionysius Exiguus, with their related formulae for calculating dates. But it is more than a technical handbook. Bede sets calendar lore within a broad scientific framework and a coherent Christian concept of time, and incorporates themes as diverse as the theory of tides and the doctrine of the millennium. This translation of the full text of The Reckoning of Time includes an extensive historical introduction and a chapter-by-chapter commentary. It will interest historians of medieval science, theology, and education, Bede scholars and Anglo-Saxonists, liturgists, and Church historians. It will also serve as an accessible introduction to computus itself. Generations of medieval computists nourished their expertise in Bede's orderly presentation; modern scholars in quest of safe passage through this complex terrain can hope for no better guide.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

by Charles Nicholl

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1995-07-15
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN : 0226580245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1593 the brilliant but controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging house. The circumstances were shady. Nicholls penetrates four centuries of obscurity to reveal a complex story of entrapment and betrayal. Winner of the Crime Writer's Gold Dagger Award for a nonfiction thriller.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
Book Three of the Niceville Trilogy

by Carsten Stroud

  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release : 2015-08-18
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1101873035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The astonishing final installment in the page-turning trilogy that Stephen King calls “an authentic work of American genius.” Niceville has an almost unearthly beauty when the sun tops the ancient nearby mountain called Tallulah’s Wall and bathes it in soft Southern light. But there’s a reason Native American tribes avoided the place: An absence that inhabits the air and the depthless “sink” atop Tallulah’s Wall. This “Nothing” has long bent time and the desires of a chosen few to her shadowy ends. As THE RECKONING begins, Detective Nick Kavanaugh and his wife, family lawyer Kate, have accepted that reality in Niceville is not normal. Seemingly, they’ve fought Nothing to a draw. But now a buzzing emerges in the heads of some perfectly normal folks. Nothing isn’t finished. Come to Niceville and sink into Carsten Stroud’s inimitable blend of crime and supernatural thriller, as characters you’ll love throw in with bad guys you’ll like way more than you should as they battle evil.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
A Novel

by Peter Bodo

  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release : 2012-06-13
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1938120361
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A reunion in the wilderness between a roughneck father and his estranged son takes a dangerous turn. Billy Underwood hasn't seen his father for most of his life, until the hardscrabble Clay Underwood shows up and whisks the puzzled boy away, bent on taking him on an autumn elk hunt in the Montana wilderness. While wary of his dad and inexperienced in the field, Billy is excited, and quickly responds to Clay's awkward and tough but tender attempt to bond with him through the vehicle of a grand outdoor adventure in the Rocky Mountains. As winter in the high country approaches, father and son bond in quiet, unexpected, and profound ways, while searching for and tracking the elusive elk. Clay doesn't always have the right words to express his feelings, but passes important lessons to his son, from how to track elk and predict the weather, to talking with girls and falling in love. As the prospect of finding elk grows slimmer, the weather takes a sudden turn for the worst. The dangers of being lost and alone in the wilderness quickly become apparent to father and son on a trip that inexorably hurtles toward tragedy.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
A Book

by Jana DeLeon

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2012-10-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1459241894
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a tiny bayou town with far too many wicked secrets, the sudden disappearance of a six-year-old girl is a mystery Sheriff Holt Chamberlain is determined to solve. But teaming up with Alexandria Bastin is a complication he didn't expect. Nor is he prepared to collide with the dark side of Cajun culture—and his own troubled past. The frantic search leads them to a place said to hold magic, an eerie island where Alex is also working her charm on him. At one time, he'd been forced to leave her brokenhearted. And now , dangerously close to the truth, he'll do anything to protect her from the evil that surrounds them—an evil that might hold the key to sending a little girl home.…

The Reckoning of Pluralism

The Reckoning of Pluralism
Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey

by Kabir Tambar

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2014-04-16
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 080479118X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Turkish Republic was founded simultaneously on the ideal of universal citizenship and on acts of extraordinary exclusionary violence. Today, nearly a century later, the claims of minority communities and the politics of pluralism continue to ignite explosive debate. The Reckoning of Pluralism centers on the case of Turkey's Alevi community, a sizeable Muslim minority in a Sunni majority state. Alevis have seen their loyalty to the state questioned and experienced sectarian hostility, and yet their community is also championed by state ideologues as bearers of the nation's folkloric heritage. Kabir Tambar offers a critical appraisal of the tensions of democratic pluralism. Rather than portraying pluralism as a governing ideal that loosens restrictions on minorities, he focuses on the forms of social inequality that it perpetuates and on the political vulnerabilities to which minority communities are thereby exposed. Alevis today are often summoned by political officials to publicly display their religious traditions, but pluralist tolerance extends only so far as these performances will validate rather than disturb historical ideologies of national governance and identity. Focused on the inherent ambivalence of this form of political incorporation, Tambar ultimately explores the intimate coupling of modern political belonging and violence, of political inclusion and domination, contained within the practices of pluralism.

The Reckoning of Noah Shaw

The Reckoning of Noah Shaw
A Book

by Michelle Hodkin

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-11-13
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1481456482
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this sequel to The Becoming of Noah Shaw, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, legacies are revealed, lies are unraveled, and old alliances are forged. Noah’s reckoning is here. Noah Shaw wants nothing more than to escape the consequences of his choices. He can’t. He’s sure the memories that haunt him are merely proof of a broken heart. They aren’t. He thinks he can move forward without first confronting his past. He’s wrong.

The Reckoning of Boston Jim

The Reckoning of Boston Jim
A Book

by Claire Mulligan

  • Publisher : Brindle and Glass
  • Release : 2011-02-01
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1926972260
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The colony of British Columbia, 1863. Boston Jim Milroy, a lone trapper and trader with an eidetic memory and a tragic unreckoned past, has become obsessed with reciprocating a seemingly minor kindness from the loquacious Dora Hume, a settler in the Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island. Dora's kindness and her life story both haunt Boston Jim, and his precise recollections inspire his attempts to buy something suitable for her in return. In The Reckoning of Boston Jim, his search eventually leads him to the gold rush town of Barkerville on the trail of Dora's capricious husband Eugene—the one thing, after all, that she really wants.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
A Maeve Kerrigan Crime Novel

by Jane Casey

  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 2012-05-22
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1466800852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To the public, he's a hero: a brutal killer who targets sex offenders. To most of London's police force, he's the suspect in a gruesome, time-consuming case to be avoided. But to Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan, he's a murderer—no matter the sins of his victims—and catching him is her job. Assigned to the case with the division's unreadable new DI, Josh Derwent, young and inexperienced Maeve is determined to prove she has what it takes to make it as a female in the tough world of the London police. But for a killer who strikes with such spectacle, this one is proving remarkably elusive. And when Maeve learns his motive might be about exacting revenge, his acts of incredible violence move from abstract justice to the intensely personal, and become all the more terrifying. Unsure whom she can trust even within her own department and knowing her life is at stake, Maeve will have to decide how far she's willing to go to ensure justice is served. Jane Casey's taut, brilliantly executed thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats from the opening chapter to the stunning conclusion.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
A Novel

by John Grisham

  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release : 2018-10-23
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0385544162
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 bestselling author John Grisham’s The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet. “A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga…The Reckoning is Grisham's argument that he's not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think the counselor has made his case.” —USA Today October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son—a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, and committed a shocking crime. Pete's only statement about it—to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family—was: "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave. In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete’s defense attorney tries desperately to save him. Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham’s signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
A Book

by Connie Laux

  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release : 1995-12-21
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 9780061062933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Working at Pine Lake Park despite their fear of the local curse of the blood moon, Kate and her best friend Al find their nightmares coming true when a young man is killed just before the arrival of the evil magician Max Kettering. Original.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
A Play in One Act

by Mae Howley Barry

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Reckoning

The Reckoning
A Book

by Leane Zugsmith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1934
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Reckoning

The Reckoning
A Book

by Kelley Armstrong

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2011-04-12
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780061450563
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The gripping finale to the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy! In the end, there's always a reckoning. Chloe Saunders's life is not what you would call normal. First of all, she can't figure out how she feels about a certain antisocial werewolf or his charming brother—who just happens to be a sorcerer. Then there's the fact that she's running for her life from an evil corporation that's trying to kill her and her supernatural friends. And finally, she's a genetically altered necromancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying. Not normal. But Chloe has a plan. And the end is very near.

The Eden Memoirs: The reckoning

The Eden Memoirs: The reckoning
A Book

by Anthony Eden (Earl of Avon)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Reckoning

The Reckoning
A Book

by Thomas F. Monteleone

  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Release : 2015-04-04
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reeling from the sudden death of the pope during an international celebration, the Archbishops of the Roman Catholic Church unanimously elect Peter Carenza, a charismatic young priest from the United States, to be the next Pontiff. Carenza has revitalized the Church in America, attracting new worshipers in droves to his scandal-free, countrywide congregation. Carenza remakes the Church in his new image, allowing priests to marry, giving power to women, and preaching of the power of God in man — which Carenza himself seems to wield. He can heal the sick, summon lightning from a clear sky, even raise the dead. Is Peter Carenza the long prayed-for Second Coming? Or do his powers come from a darker Master?

Hunter

Hunter
The Reckoning

by Bruce Baugh,Geoff Grabowski,Angel McCoy,Greg Stolze

  • Publisher : White Wolf Pub
  • Release : 1999-11-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781565047358
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For centuries, supernatural powers have reigned, warring among themselves, culling the human herds and lashing out from the shadows. The creatures of the night have held court since before the dawn of history. Nothing lasts forever. From the throng of humanity, individuals emerge who know the truth. They know monsters exist. Enough is enough! The forces of darkness must pay their due. The time of retribution is at hand. Hunter: The Reckoning is the sixth Storyteller game released for the modern World of Darkness. This lavishly illustrated hardcover book presents all the rules and background information needed to finally bring mankind's fight to the supernatural. This game is not a Hunter's Hunted second edition. These are all-new character types with their own agendas for the world... and the monsters that inhabit it.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
A Book

by Tanya Parker Mills

  • Publisher : Booksurge Publishing
  • Release : 2008-09-17
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781439200704
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Reckoning, follows journalist Theresa Fuller's return to Iraq before the American invasion, where she struggles with the riddles of her past and wonders if she can escape before U.S. bombs fall.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
A Book

by Joss Whedon,Christos Gage

  • Publisher : Dark Horse Books
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 150670915X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The lives of Buffy and the Scoobies haven't been too eventful for a while - at least as far as fighting demons and the forces of darkness are concerned. But that all changes when Angel brings news of an amassing force that must be reckoned with: Wolfram & Hart, a legion of demons, and Harth, vampire from the future. Narrowly escaping an initial encounter, the gang travels to the future to recruit Fray and learn of their dismal fate should they fail to defeat this legion that has invaded the present. This is the reckoning - and it could be the end of Buffy, Fray, and all the Slayers, forever.