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The Big Short - Michael Lewis

From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis's No.1 bestseller, tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing.

Sázka na nejistotu (The Big Short)

; Sázka na nejistotu vypráví příběh čtyř outsiderů, kteří všechny vlky z Wall Street proměnili v obětní beránky. Tihle čtyři byli jediní, kdo si spočítal, že světová ekonomika nemůže růst do nekonečna. Vsadili na jednu kartu, srazili banky na kolena

The Big Short (Film tie-in) - Lewis, Michael

From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis's No.1 bestseller, tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to

The Big Short (Film Tie In) - Michael Lewis

From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay (Anchorman I and II, The Other Guys) features Academy Award® winners Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei; Academy Award® nominees Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it...

The Big Four - Agatha Christie

A special edition of Agatha Christie\'s early Poirot adventure novel containing the original 12-part short story version “The Man Who Was Number Four”, unseen since 1924. The Big Four is the most formidable crime syndicate of all time. A sinister Chinaman, a multi-millionaire, a beautiful Frenchwoman and ‘The Destroyer\' are terrorising the world with their fiendish genius. Only Hercule Poirot\'s sensational methods of deduction stand in their way of world domination, and after adventure...

Topsy and Tim: The Big Race -

It is sports day at school. Topsy and Tim want to come first in all the races. But they do not come first and they are not happy. Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their read...

Topsy and Tim: The Big Race -

It is sports day at school. Topsy and Tim want to come first in all the races. But they do not come first and they are not happy. Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their read...

Histology: The Big Picture - Ash, J. F.

Medical Histology: The Big Picture is a different kind of study tool. With an emphasis on what you “need to know” versus “what’s nice to know”, and featuring more than 400 full-color illustrations and micrographs, it offers a focused, streamlined overview of human histology. You’ll find a succinct, user-friendly presentation designed to make even the most complex concepts understandable in a short amount of time. With just right balance of information to give you the edge at exam time, this uni...

The New Sell and Sell Short - Alexander Elder

A detailed look at one of the most underestimated aspects of trading-selling. In The New Sell and Sell Short, Second Edition, Dr. Alexander Elder explains how to exit a stock at the right time and how to initiate a short position to profit from a stock that is showing weakness. Often overlooked, selling properly enables a trader to cut losses and maximize profits. Moreover, short selling in a weak market can generate big profits and should be a part of every trader\'s arsenal of t...

The Little Book of Thinking Big - Richard Newton

Sunday Times #1 bestseller and long-awaited follow-up to the #1 bestselling Stop Talking, Start Doing You can think big or you can think small, it all starts in the mind. What have you got to lose? If you aim for the stars you might just get there. Sometimes it pays off to think BIG and Richard Newton is here to get us thinking on a bigger scale than we ever imagined. With the right thinking tools and the right approach you can release your inspiration and creativity, reset your ambition and di...

BOOMERANG: THE BIGGEST BUST - LEWIS, M.

In Boomerang Michael Lewis, the international bestselling author of The Big Short, Liars' Poker, The Blind Side and Moneyball, turns his trademark wit to the subject of how the financial meltdown hit us all in the face. Right now, Europe is in serious financial chaos. In Greece, infrastructure costs mean it would be cheaper to transport all Greek rail passengers by taxi, and hairdressing is classified as arduous for tax avoidance purposes. In Iceland, Range Rovers frequently explode as owners c...

The Encyclopaedia of the Picture

The big colour Encyclopedia of the Picture: - Fine Arts and Paintings in Society - A Short History of European Fine Arts - Technology and Techniques of Painting Creation - Artistic and Expressive Means of a Painting - Theme and Content in Painting - Determination and Originality - Viewing and Interpreting a Picture - Buying and Collecting Picture - The Picture at Home - Glossary Vocabulary of Symbols and Attributes, Slovak Painting, Profiles of Slovak Painters.

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances - Gaiman, N...

Global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things, which includes a never-before published American Gods story, BLACK DOG. 'We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting. These are stories about those masks, and the people we are underneath them.' Neil Gaiman, writing from a cabin in the dark woods. Make sure you secure your ...

A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can\'t contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson\'s challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle...

START WITH ENGLISH READERS 3 BIG RACE - HOWE, D. H.

Popis edice: Will short legs or long legs win the race?

The Enormous Turnip -

The old man wants the enormous turnip for his dinner. He pulls and he pulls but the turnip is too big! Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaki...

The Encyklopaedia of the Piscture - Encyklopedie obrazu (anglicky)

The big colour Encyclopedia of the Picture:; - Fine Arts and Paintings in Society ; - A Short History of European Fine Arts ; - Technology and Techniques of Painting Creation ; - Artistic and Expressive Means of a Painting ; - Theme and Content in

The French Kiss - James Patterson

James Patterson\'s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. French detective Luc Moncrief joined the NYPD for a fresh start - but someone wants to make his first big case his last. Welcome to New York.

Ask the Dust - John Fante

Arturo Bandini arrives in Los Angeles with big dreams but is faced with the grim reality of poverty. When he makes a small fortune from the publication of a short story, he embarks upon a reinvention, indulging in expensive clothes, fine food and downtown strip clubs. But Bandini\'s delusions take a worrying turn when he is drawn into a relationship with Camilla Lopez, a beautiful but troubled young woman who will be responsible for his greatest downfall. Ask the Dust is an unforgettable novel ...

Liar's Poker - Lewis, M.

The original classic that revealed the truth about ambition, greed and excess in London and Wall Street, by the author of THE BIG SHORT and FLASH BOYS. From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis's pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-80s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank. Funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, Liar's Poker is th...

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden - Jonas Jonasson

Nombeko Mayeki is on the run from the world’s most ruthless secret service – with three Chinese sisters, twins who are officially one person and an elderly potato farmer. Oh, and the fate of the King of Sweden – and the world – rests on her shoulders. Born in a Soweto shack in 1961, Nombeko was destined for a short, hard life. When she was run over by a drunken engineer her luck changed. Alive, but blamed for the accident, she was made to work for the engineer – who happened to be in charge of ...

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden - Jonas Jonasson

As delightfully wry and witty as his bestselling debut, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, this is a tale of how one woman\'s attempt to change her future ended up changing everything. Nombeko Mayeki is on the run from the world\'s most ruthless secret service - with three Chinese sisters, twins who are officially one person and an elderly potato farmer. Oh, and the fate of the King of Sweden - and the world - rests on her sh...

The Complete Western Stories - Leonard, E.

A bull's-eye of a short fiction collection that spans the master's career. In 1950, fresh out of college and keen to make his name as a writer, Elmore Leonard decided he needed to pick a market, a big one, which would give him a better chance to be published while he learned to write. In choosing between crime and Westerns, the latter had an irresistible pull - Leonard loved movies set in the West. As he researched deeper into settings, Arizona in the 1880s captured his imagination: the Spanish...

The Paradox of Choice - Barry Schwartz

Whether we\'re buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions both big and small have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make you question the decisions you make bef...

HELBLING READERS FICTION LEVEL 2 RED LINE - THE SURPRISE + A...

When Aunt Elizabeth comes back from Greenland she has a very strange present for Roger and Helen – a big egg. One day when they are eating dinner the egg starts to crack open. What's inside? Beautifully illustrated short books that even the most reluctant student will easily read in one sitting. A wide variety of Before and After Reading activities, with interesting and fun fact files exploring the issues raised, contemporary culture, internet projects and extra listening activities. The manage...

TALES OF THE JAZZ AGE (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) ...

Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age includes two of his best stories, 'May Day' and 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz' as well as 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'. The only critical edition available in paperback of this collection as it was first published. The eleven stories demonstrate Fitzgerald's talent and versatility as a writer of short fiction and his wry tone across a range of styles including one-act plays, parody, and fantasies. Fitzgerald schol...

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die - Steven Jay Schneider

Expert critics in each genre of film, from romance to horror and sci-fi, have once again painstakingly revised this list of essential must see-movies to bring the must-watch list bang up to date for 2016, from great classics like The Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind to more recent offerings like Mad Max: Fury Road, The Big Short, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Revenant, Spotlight and Straight Outta Compton. Each entry tells you exactly why these films deserve inclusion in this...

Flappers and Philosophers - Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Encompassing the very best of F. Scott Fitzgerald\'s short fiction, this collection spans his career, from the early stories of the glittering Jazz Age, through the lost hopes of the thirties, to the last, twilight decade of his life. It brings together his most famous stories, including \'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz\', a fairy tale of unlimited wealth; the sad and hilarious stories of Hollywood hack Pat Hobby; and \'The Lost Decade\', written in Fitzgerald\'s last years.

VSI Soviet Union - Lovell, S.

lmost twenty years after the Soviet Unions' end, what are we to make of its existence? Was it a heroic experiment, an unmitigated disaster, or a viable if flawed response to the modern world? Taking a fresh approach to the study of the Soviet Union, this Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture at the time. Stephen Lovell examines aspects of patriotism, political violence, poverty, and ideology; and provides answers to some of the big q...

Bratislava - Ján Lacika

Bratislava is at once hilly and flat; old and young; historical and modern; big, and yet small; metropolitan and provincial; lively and tranquil. It is a city of many, often contradictory, appearances. The slogan “Little Big City” describes it perfectly; it is as dynamic and busy as capitals tend to be, but also quiet, provincial and relaxed. While the size of Bratislava is comparable to Vienna, a big portion of its area is covered with the forests of the Small Carpathians and the Danube Low...

HELBLING READERS FICTION LEVEL 3 RED LINE - ZADIE´S LAST RAC...

Zadie lives for sport. From football to running. It's the biggest thing in her life. Zadie is preparing for a big race - a race she really wants to win. But one evening while she is out training, she insolved in an accident and Zadie finds herself in a race between life and death. Will she win the biggest race of her life? Beautifully illustrated short books that even the most reluctant student will easily read in one sitting. A wide variety of Before and After Reading activities, with interest...

Barcelona Brand New Fashion Designers -

This book portrays the ModaFAD venture, a non-profit association formed by students, proto-designers, self-taught practitioners, stylists, multidisciplinary designers, sponsors and institutions, with a common goal: to launch emerging young Barcelona-based design talents into the fashion world. The book records the 25 editions of "Modafad", with the inclusion of the most prominent designers which have emerged from each bi-annual event. Jordi Labanda, Spastor, Josep Abril, Celia Vela, Isaac Reina...

Dinosaurs -

Dinosaurs lived on Earth in the past. Some dinosaurs liked plants, some liked meat. Some dinosaurs were big and some were small! Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their readi...

Dinosaurs -

Dinosaurs lived on Earth in the past. Some dinosaurs liked plants, some liked meat. Some dinosaurs were big and some dinosaurs were small! Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop t...

NEVER GO BACK - akce HB - Lee Child

After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had. Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind Reacher's old desk isn't a woman. Why is Susan Turner not the...

Politics - David Runciman

In the first title of an exciting new series one of the world\'s leading political scientists asks the big questions about politics: what is it, why we do we need it and where, in these turbulent times, is it heading? From the gap between rich and poor to the impact of social media, via Machiavelli, Hobbes and Weber, Runciman\'s comprehensive short introduction is invaluable to those studying politics or those who want to know how life in Denmark became more comfortable than in Syria. Fusing a...

A Passion for Leadership - Robert M. Gates

From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir Duty, a characteristically direct, informed, and urgent assessment of why big institutions are failing us and how smart, committed leadership can effect real improvement regardless of scale. Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and fiscal prudence are essential, yet Ameri...

Princesses - Boshouwers

Wantoknow ...are informative picture books that give an answer to questions of young children. Some subjects are familiar to them, others are less familiar. The books deal with the world and the environment around us, with our past and present life. In a playful and clever way, these books tell children what they want to know. Do you want to know everything about princesses? This books tells you more about the dresses a princess wears and the palace she lives in. What can she do and can't she d...