Life Inside The Bubble

Author: Dan Bongino
Publisher: Wnd Books
ISBN: 9781938067365
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A former twelve-year Secret Service agent and Maryland political candidate reveals how his experiences inside the White House as an agent protecting the president convinced him to resign and run for the United States Senate.

Laguna Beach

Author: Kathy Passero
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439103828
Size: 32.31 MB
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Welcome to Paradise. Otherwise known as Laguna Beach. You've seen the backstabbing, betrayal, and small-town gossip set against the wealthy beachside paradise that is Laguna Beach, California. You've seen hook-ups, break-ups, screw-ups and make-ups -- and all just during two years of school. Now find out what life was like for the stars of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County before the hit MTV series. Think you know Kristin, Talan, Stephen, Taylor, LC, and their friends? Think again. You'll find out: • How and when Stephen and LC hooked up and the "drama" that followed • How Stephen and Kristin started dating • Why Trey got interested in activism and politics • How Lo learns that it's better to go to a party in Laguna Beach than to give one • Talan's life as a pre-teen football star • Taylor and Alex M.'s early fights over boys • What their lives were like growing up • What they all thought of each other when they first met, how their friendships formed, and more Packed with tons of exclusive material from embarrassing baby photos to first-kiss stories, here is everything you ever wanted to know about Laguna Beach's teen royalty.

My Life Inside The Bubble

Author: Frank L. Fox
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781622307173
Size: 18.76 MB
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It has been my privilege to work with Frank in the recreation of his life story. He continues to amaze me with his clarity for remembering specific details of a life some eighty years ago. In him I have found many parallels to my own life, as I was a foster child too. His re-account of the day he was taken away from his parents brings my own story flooding back to me as I re-lived that day too. My eyes have been opened as to the real significance of life, what matters most; a life spent in search of God and service to Him. Through Frank, I have realized how it is important to be seen as a person of integrity, and do what is right simply because it is the right thing to do. Always typing with a smile on my face, I am amazed, when he comes up with the most off-the-wall ideas, and jokes. I have found that faith in God, and laughter really are the best medicine for a damaged soul. Frank Lloyd Fox was born on May 19, 1928. At birth he was Lester Lloyd Potter. This is the story of his life, from the tender age of four until now. After the death of his mother, he, his father and his siblings traveled in a covered wagon, looking for work in the middle of the Great Depression. Times were excruciatingly hard, malnutrition racked his body, and he witnessed the tragic deaths of his sister and mother. As a young child, he watched helplessly as his father tried in vain to care for them. After being taken from an orphanage he was adopted by Clarence and Olive Fox, and raised as their son. Frank credits his adoptive parents for their unconditional love and support throughout his life. He feels his life has been shielded, as if in a bubble. Always guided by the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit, the bubble is his source of protection and wisdom, received through his unfaltering faith in God.

The Fight

Author: Dan Bongino
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250082994
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The New York Times bestseller! "The Fight shines a much needed light on the troubling games DC politicians and insiders play with the American people." -Sean Hannity "The Fight is a lesson plan for fighting back against the Washington DC political machine." - Mark Levin In The Fight, Dan Bongino picks up the story where his New York Times bestselling book Life Inside the Bubble ends, tackling current political and security issues and offering new solutions. From Hillary's emails to the security failings at the White House (including the drone crash and the fence jumper); from Charlie Hebdo to Bowe Bergdahl--the author examines how our current administration has allowed our security efforts to lapse both at home and abroad. He also offers solutions to the growing terrorist threat and how we can protect American citizens while also deconstructing what's wrong with our political process and what his experience running for office has taught him. As a former member of the elite Presidential Protection Division who served three Presidents, Bongino is uniquely qualified to provide a view from behind the curtain to warn readers about the political system that is failing them, and the security future that won't protect them. The majority of Americans only come into contact with security when they fly or enter their workplace. They are rarely able to become acquainted with the politicians they know from robo-calls and TV ads. Bongino has experienced the inner-workings of the national security apparatus and the failed political theater that we all feel but rarely understand. Using a mix of current events, an insider's analysis, and tales from his time protecting the president, he shows where clear and foreseeable leadership failures from our current administration led to grave consequences. From a broken political process to a president who consistently misreads the American people, he shows us where America has gone wrong and how we can fight back.

Inside The Bubble

Author: Mark "Six" James
ISBN: 9780997679502
Size: 60.21 MB
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Through my book "Inside the Bubble," I go back to my roots of business and leadership to provide you a peak under the tent of the common threads shared by highly successful leaders and high performing organizations. While the industries may change, the fundamental factors of success remain constant. When you peel back the onion and take away style, bravado and illusion, great leaders all share a common foundation. That foundation is built on vision, inspiration, and execution. The common mortar that holds that platform together is "simplicity as a standard." However, one fundamental trait that I found absent from many was rejuvenation. Through the years, I have witnessed many executives who were great at running organizations, but horrible adding value at home. Others delivered phenomenal business results but left a series of body bags along the way. Without some level of balance in their lives, many become victims of their own success and it manifests itself in ulcers, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and other stress related illnesses coupled with estranged family relationships and divorces. Value-driven leadership doesn't mean you tolerate underperformance, it just means excellence can be achieved with balance and inspiration and doesn't require intimidation to garner results. I don't believe success and performance have to be punishing for either the leader, their employees or their families. This is my humble attempt at helping existing and inspiring leaders bridge that gap.

Asperger S In Pink

Author: Julie Clark
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1935274104
Size: 77.81 MB
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Provides advice for parents, educators, and children dealing with Asperger's syndrome, including diagnosis, school challenges, and the day-to-day issues at home.

Busted Life Inside The Great Mortgage Meltdown

Author: Edmund L. Andrews
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393071283
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The fiasco that sank millions of Americans, including one journalist, who thought he knew better. A veteran New York Times economics reporter, Ed Andrews was intimately aware of the dangers posed by easy mortgages from fast-buck lenders. Yet, at the promise of a second chance at love, he succumbed to the temptation of subprime lending and became part of the economic catastrophe he was covering. In surprisingly short order, he amassed a staggering amount of debt and reached the edge of bankruptcy. In Busted, Andrew bluntly recounts his misadventures in mortgages and goes one step further to describe the brokers, lenders, Wall Street players, and Washington policymakers who helped bring that money to his door. The result is a penetrating and often acerbic look at the binge and bust that nearly bankrupted the United States. Enabled by know-nothing complacency in Washington, Wall Street wizards used "collateralized debt obligations," "conduits," and other inscrutable financial "innovations" to put American home financing into hyperdrive. Millions of Americans abandoned the safety of thirty-year, fixed-rate mortgages and loaded up on debt. While regulators insisted that the markets knew best, Wall Street firms fragmented and repackaged unsound loans into securities that the rating agencies stamped with triple-A seals of approval. Andrews describes a remarkably democratic debacle that made fools out of people up and down the financial food chain. From a confessional meeting with Alan Greenspan to a trek through the McMansion bubble of the OC, he maps the arc of the Frankenstein loans that brought the American economy to the brink. With on-the-ground reporting from the frothiest quarters of the crisis, Andrews locates what is likely to be the high-water mark in America's long-term embrace of higher borrowing, higher risk-taking, and the fervent belief in the possibility of easy profits.

Standing Next To History

Author: Joseph Petro
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429907851
Size: 29.59 MB
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Joseph Petro served for 23 years as a special agent in the United States Secret Service; eleven of them with presidents and vice presidents. For four of those years he stood by the side of Ronald Reagan. Following his career as a Navy Lieutenant, during which he patrolled the rivers and canals along the Vietnamese-Cambodian border, he worked his way up through the Secret Service to become one of the key men in charge of protecting the President. That journey through the Secret Service provides an individual look inside the most discreet law enforcement agency in the world, and a uniquely intimate account of the Reagan presidency. Engagingly, Joseph Petro tells "first hand" stories of: riding horses with the Reagans; eluding the press and sneaking the President and Mrs. Reagan out of the White House; rehearsing assassination attempts and working, then re-working every detail of the president's trips around the world; negotiating the president's protection with the KGB; diverting a 26 car presidential motorcade in downtown Tokyo; protecting Vice-President Dan Quayle at Rajiv Gandhi's funeral where he was surrounded by Yassir Arafat's heavily armed bodyguards; taking charge of the single largest protective effort in the history of the Secret Service-Pope John Paul II's 1987 visit to the United States; and being only one of three witnesses at the private meeting between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev that ushered in the end of the Cold War. Joseph Petro provides an original and fascinating perspective of the Secret Service, the inner workings of the White House and a little seen view of world leaders, as a man who stood next to history.

Inside The Soap Bubble

Author: Paul Satori
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462815005
Size: 34.62 MB
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This volume of twelve stories is a collection of short fiction written and rewritten at various times over the past 20 years. They reflect in a fictionalized form the authors life experiences from childhood to the present day. The stories also show his experimentation with styles and demonstrate the insightful process of his maturation as a writer.

I Am A Secret Service Agent

Author: Dan Emmett
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125013031X
Size: 27.11 MB
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Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. From that moment forward, he knew he wanted to become a Secret Service agent, one of an elite group of highly trained men and women dedicated to preserving the life of the President of the United States at any cost, including sacrificing their own lives if necessary. Armed with single-minded determination and a never-quit attitude, he did just that. Selected over thousands of other highly qualified applicants to become an agent, he was eventually chosen to be one of the best of the best and provided protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush. I Am a Secret Service Agent skillfully describes the duties and challenges of conducting presidential advances, dealing with the media, driving the President in a bullet-proof limousine, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, and flying with him on Air Force One. With fascinating anecdotes, Emmett weaves keen insight into the unique culture and history of the Secret Service with the inner workings of the White House. I Am A Secret Service Agent is a must read for young adults interested in a career in federal law enforcement.