The Gamble

The Gamble
Author: Kristen Ashley
Publsiher: Forever
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2017-06-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1538744341

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"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!"---Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author Love is the greatest gamble of all . . . Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up. The owner of the house, Holden "Max" Maxwell is surprised by the beautiful woman who turns up at his door. But when Nina becomes ill, Max spends days nursing her back to health. A private man with a broken heart, Max finds himself drawn to the strong-willed woman. Soon it becomes impossible for Nina and Max to deny their growing attraction to one another. Yet even as these two wounded lovebirds think about taking a chance on a relationship, a dangerous secret from Max's past emerges-and threatens to end their love for good.

The Gamble

The Gamble
Author: LaVyrle Spencer
Publsiher: Berkley Publishing Group
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2003-08-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0425195813

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In the late 1800s, a southern gambler moves to Proffitt, Kansas, hoping to make a living as a saloonkeeper. But he soon becomes a target of the prohibition movement, led by the enchanting yet volatile Agatha Downing. They are hopeless adversaries--until the innocence of a child opens their eyes and hearts to each other. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Bounty

Bounty
Author: Kristen Ashley
Publsiher: Kristen Ashley
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2016-04-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781310258299

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Justice Lonesome has enjoyed a life of bounty. Even so, she’s inherited the curse of the Lonesome. A poet’s soul. Which means she’s still searching for something. Searching for peace. Searching for the less…that’s more. And when the foundation of her life is pulled out from under her, grieving, she goes to the mountains to find her oasis. She hits Carnal, Colorado and decides to stay. Deke Hightower lost everything at the age of two. He lost it again at fifteen. His life has not been about bounty. It’s been about learning to live with less, because there’s no way to get more. Deke’s also watched all his friends go down to the women who gave them what they needed. He wants that for himself. But he knows that search isn’t going to be easy because he’s a rider. His home is the road. That’s the only place he can breathe. And the woman who takes her place at his side has to do it sitting on the back of his bike. When Deke meets Justice, he knows she’s not that woman. She’s cute. She’s sweet. And she’s into him, but she’s got it all and Deke knows he won’t fit into that. So he holds her at arm’s length. Establishes boundaries. And Justice will take it because she wants Deke any way he’ll let her have him. But when Justice finds herself a pawn in a dangerous game, Deke makes a decision. When he does, he has no idea he’s just opened himself up to bounty.

The Gamble

The Gamble
Author: Thomas E. Ricks
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-01-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781101192061

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Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks’s #1 New York Times bestseller, transformed the political dialogue on the war in Iraq—The Gamble is the next news breaking installment Thomas E. Ricks uses hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top officers in Iraq and extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to document the inside story of the Iraq War since late 2005 as only he can, examining the events that took place as the military was forced to reckon with itself, the surge was launched, and a very different war began. Since early 2007 a new military order has directed American strategy. Some top U.S. officials now in Iraq actually opposed the 2003 invasion, and almost all are severely critical of how the war was fought from then through 2006. At the core of the story is General David Petraeus, a military intellectual who has gathered around him an unprecedented number of officers with both combat experience and Ph.D.s. Underscoring his new and unorthodox approach, three of his key advisers are quirky foreigners—an Australian infantryman-turned- anthropologist, an antimilitary British woman who is an expert in the Middle East, and a Mennonite-educated Palestinian pacifist. The Gamble offers news-breaking account, revealing behind-the-scenes disagreements between top commanders. We learn that almost every single officer in the chain of command fought the surge. Many of Petraeus’s closest advisers went to Iraq extremely pessimistic, doubting that the surge would have any effect, and his own boss was so skeptical that he dispatched an admiral to Baghdad in the summer of 2007 to come up with a strategy to replace Petraeus’s. That same boss later flew to Iraq to try to talk Petraeus out of his planned congressional testimony. The Gamble examines the congressional hearings through the eyes of Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, and their views of the questions posed by the 2008 presidential candidates. For Petraeus, prevailing in Iraq means extending the war. Thomas E. Ricks concludes that the war is likely to last another five to ten years—and that that outcome is a best case scenario. His stunning conclusion, stated in the last line of the book, is that “the events for which the Iraq war will be remembered by us and by the world have not yet happened.”

The Gamble

The Gamble
Author: Laurie Hannan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-10-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1425961010

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Facing the task of raising her two boys alone, teacher Lauren Halvorson would give anything for some excitement and passion in her life. Joining fellow co-workers at the local bar in Red Deer, Alberta and being set up by her best friend brings very exhilarating, sexy men into her life. But Lauren must decide if these men are good father figures, or just skillful sexual partners. Everything goes from bad to worse when a student desperately needs her, and she has to try to juggle a man, her family life, and breaking the law. She finds herself in over her head when Tristan Mackenzie, a fellow teacher, is there to bail her out of trouble. But will he be able to save her from making a colossal mistake that will affect her life forever? (Some sexually explicit scenes.)

Geoengineering

Geoengineering
Author: Gernot Wagner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-09-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781509543076

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Stabilizing the world’s climates means cutting carbon dioxide pollution. There’s no way around it. But what if that’s not enough? What if it’s too difficult to accomplish in the time allotted or, worse, what if it’s so late in the game that even cutting carbon emissions to zero, tomorrow, wouldn’t do? Enter solar geoengineering. The principle is simple: attempt to cool Earth by reflecting more sunlight back into space. The primary mechanism, shooting particles into the upper atmosphere, implies more pollution, not less. If that doesn’t sound scary, it should. There are lots of risks, unknowns, and unknowables. In Geoengineering: The Gamble, climate economist Gernot Wagner provides a balanced take on the possible benefits and all-too-real risks, especially the so-called “moral hazard” that researching or even just discussing (solar) geoengineering would undermine the push to cut carbon emissions in the first place. Despite those risks, he argues, solar geoengineering may only be a matter of time. Not if, but when. As the founding executive director of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program, Wagner explores scenarios of a geoengineered future, offering an inside-view of the research already under way and the actions the world must take to guide it in a productive direction.

Wedge s Gamble

Wedge s Gamble
Author: Michael A. Stackpole
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 357
Release: 1996
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780553568028

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Wedge Antilles and his Rogue Squadron team of X-wing pilots are charged with invading the giant towers of the Imperial High Command on the planet of Coruscant for the purpose of gaining vital intelligence information. Original.

The Gamble

The Gamble
Author: John Sides,Lynn Vavreck
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014-09-07
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780691163635

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"Game changer." We heard it so many times during the 2012 U.S. presidential election. But what actually made a difference in the contest—and what was just hype? In this groundbreaking book, John Sides and Lynn Vavreck tell the dramatic story of the election—with a big difference. Using an unusual "moneyball" approach and drawing on extensive quantitative data, they look beyond the anecdote, folklore, and conventional wisdom that often pass for election analysis to separate what was truly important from what was irrelevant. The Gamble combines this data with the best social science research and colorful on-the-ground reporting, providing the most accurate and precise account of the election yet written—and the only book of its kind. In a new preface, the authors reflect on the place of The Gamble in the tradition of presidential election studies, its reception to date, and possible paths for future social science research.

Life s a Gamble

Life s a Gamble
Author: Mike Sexton
Publsiher: D&B Publishing
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2022
Genre: Games
ISBN: 9781909457584

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Worth the Gamble historical western romance

Worth the Gamble  historical western romance
Author: Kristine Raymond
Publsiher: Me, Myself, & I Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2016-08-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Olivia Thatcher spent her life living up to other people's expectations. The town's only schoolteacher, she conducts herself as a proper lady, never revealing that underneath her reputable exterior lies a soul aching with desire. Dallas Trent lives life on the edge, always on the lookout for the next game of chance. A gambler by nature, he's ready to take any risk...except when it comes to his heart. Butting heads the first time they meet, both are surprised to discover they have common interests. Forming an unexpected bond, their friendship quickly grows into passion, much to the disapproval of the town's busybody. Rumors fly, and when Dallas is accused of murder, their relationship is put to the test. For the first time in her life, Olivia must make a choice between her heart and her home. Will falling in love be worth the gamble? Enjoy the entire Hidden Springs series - historical romance with a contemporary twist. Here to Stay Hearts on Fire Abby's Heart A Chance on Love A Will of Her Own Dancing in the Dark Worth the Gamble Coming Home Enduring Traditions historical western romance, historical western, western romance, cowboys, 1800s, Arizona, Arizona Territory, Hidden Springs, gambler, romantic suspense, schoolteacher, secrets, historical western suspense, later in life romance, murder

The Thief s Gamble

The Thief s Gamble
Author: Juliet E. McKenna,Little Brown Co.
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1999-08-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0061020362

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The Secrets of the Shadow-Men Magic? It's for the rich, the powerful...the Archmage and his elite wizards and cloud-masters. Livak is not among them. She haunts the back taverns of the realm, careful to appear neither rich nor poor, neither tall nor short . . . neither man nor woman. Obscurity is her protection, thievery her livelihood, and gambling her weakness. Alas, some bets are hard to resist. Particularly when they offer a chance to board a ship for Hadrumal, the fabled city of the Archmage. So Livak follows a minor wizard, Shiv, in an attempt to turn a rune or two, never dreaming that the stolen tankard she wants to sell contains the secrets of an ancient magic far more powerful, and infinitely darker, than any mortal mage's spells.

The Gamble

The Gamble
Author: Xavier Neal
Publsiher: Xavier Neal
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2016-06-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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From bestselling author Xavier Neal comes a Friends-to-Lovers standalone romance with a wicked twist... 3 friends. 2 players. 1 bet. When Luca Larson makes an expensive wager, guaranteeing the bedding of his only real female friend, he's expecting the situation to go as smoothly as sleeping with any other woman would. It doesn't take long before he realizes his usual plays won't work. She knows them too well. She knows him too well. If Luca wants to win, he'll have to do things he's never done before. Friendships will be challenged. Hearts will be broken. Lives will be inevitably changed. But one question will remain. Was it all worth the gamble?

Hitler s American Gamble

Hitler s American Gamble
Author: Brendan Simms,Charlie Laderman
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-11-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781541619081

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A riveting account of the five most crucial days in twentieth-century diplomatic history: from Pearl Harbor to Hitler’s declaration of war on the United States By early December 1941, war had changed much of the world beyond recognition. Nazi Germany occupied most of the European continent, while in Asia, the Second Sino-Japanese War had turned China into a battleground. But these conflicts were not yet inextricably linked—and the United States remained at peace. Hitler’s American Gamble recounts the five days that upended everything: December 7 to 11. Tracing developments in real time and backed by deep archival research, historians Brendan Simms and Charlie Laderman show how Hitler’s intervention was not the inexplicable decision of a man so bloodthirsty that he forgot all strategy, but a calculated risk that can only be understood in a truly global context. This book reveals how December 11, not Pearl Harbor, was the real watershed that created a world war and transformed international history.

The Gambler

The Gambler
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1972
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781465589323

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The Big Gamble

The Big Gamble
Author: Milena Belloni
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2019-12-17
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780520298705

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A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Tens of thousands of Eritreans make perilous voyages across Africa and the Mediterranean Sea every year. Why do they risk their lives to reach European countries where so many more hardships await them? By visiting family homes in Eritrea and living with refugees in camps and urban peripheries across Ethiopia, Sudan, and Italy, Milena Belloni untangles the reasons behind one of the most under-researched refugee populations today. Balancing encounters with refugees and their families, smugglers, and visa officers, The Big Gamble contributes to ongoing debates about blurred boundaries between forced and voluntary migration, the complications of transnational marriages, the social matrix of smuggling, and the role of family expectations, emotions, and values in migrants’ choices of destinations.