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Cars (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Little Golden Book)
Lightning McQueen is a hot-shot young race car competing for the coveted Piston Cup. But when he gets lost on the way to a big race, he realizes that he still has a lot to learn about what it takes to be a true friend. This exciting retelling of the newest Disney/Pixar film is sure to be a hit with young speedsters!
Author: Scott Tilley
Published by: Golden/Disney | Publication date: 12/18/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 24 pages

The Car
Fourteen-year-old Terry Anders is a 1990s Huck Finn, with parents as neglectful as Pap. Like Huck, he escapes, not on a raft but by constructing a kit car. “Besides evoking a type of independence and tough-mindedness that will appeal to teens, this provocative novel introduces and explores some interesting philosophies of life while stressing the value of learning from experience.”—Publishers Weekly
Author: Gary Paulsen
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers | Publication date: 12/08/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 pages

If I Built a Car
If I built a car, it'd be totally new!Here are a few of the things that I'd do. . . .Young Jack is giving an eye-opening tour of the car he'd like to build. There's a snack bar, a pool, and even a robot named Robert to act as chauffeur. With Jack's soaring imagination in the driver's seat, we're deep-sea diving one minute and flying high above traffic the next in this whimsical, tantalizing take on the car of the future. Illustrations packed with witty detail, bright colors, and chrome recall the fabulous fifties and an era of classic American automobiles. Infectious rhythm and clever invention make this wonderful read-aloud a launch pad for imaginative fun.
Published by: Puffin Books | Publication date: 06/14/2007
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 40 pages

Tractor Trouble (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Little Golden Book)
Mater and Lightning McQueen team-up to track down runaway tractors in this all-new Little Golden Book featuring all of your favorite characters from Disney/Pixar Cars. It's a must-have for children ages 3-7!
Published by: Golden/Disney | Publication date: 12/18/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 26 pages

Last Car to Elysian Fields (Dave Robicheaux Book 13)
For Dave Robicheaux, there is no easy passage home. New Orleans, and the memories of his life in the Big Easy, will always haunt him. So to return there -- as he does in Last Car to Elysian Fields -- means visiting old ghosts, exposing old wounds, opening himself up to new, yet familiar, dangers. When Robicheaux, now a police officer based in the somewhat quieter Louisiana town of New Iberia, learns that an old friend, Father Jimmie Dolan, a Catholic priest always at the center of controversy, has been the victim of a particularly brutal assault, he knows he has to return to New Orleans to investigate, if only unofficially. What he doesn't realize is that in doing so he is inviting into his life -- and into the lives of those around him -- an ancestral evil that could destroy them all. The investigation begins innocently enough. Assisted by good friend and P.I. Clete Purcel, Robicheaux confronts the man they believe to be responsible for Dolan's beating, a drug dealer and porno star named Gunner Ardoin. The confrontation, however, turns into a standoff as Clete ends up in jail and Robicheaux receives an ominous warning to keep out of New Orleans' affairs. Meanwhile, back in New Iberia, more trouble is brewing: Three local teenage girls are killed in a drunk-driving accident, the driver being the seventeen-year-old daughter of a prominent physician. Robicheaux traces the source of the liquor to one of New Iberia's "daiquiri windows," places that sell mixed drinks from drive-by windows. When the owner of the drive-through operation is brutally murdered, Robicheaux immediately suspects the grief-crazed father of the dead teen driver. But his assumption is challenged when the murder weapon turns up belonging to someone else. The trouble continues when Father Jimmie asks Robicheaux to help investigate the presence of a toxic landfill near St. James Parish in New Orleans, which in turn leads to a search for the truth behind the disappearance many years before of a legendary blues musician and composer. Tying together all these seemingly disparate threads of crime is a maniacal killer named Max Coll, a brutal, brilliant, and deeply haunted hit man sent to New Orleans to finish the job on Father Dolan. Once Coll shows up, it becomes clear that Dave Robicheaux will be forced to ignore the warning to stay out of New Orleans, and he soon finds himself drawn deeper into a viper's nest of sordid secrets and escalating violence that sets him up for a confrontation that echoes down the lonely corridors of his own unresolved past. A masterful exploration of the troubled side of human nature and the darkest corners of the heart, and filled with the kinds of unforgettable characters that are the hallmarks of his novels, Last Car to Elysian Fields is James Lee Burke in top form in the kind of lush, atmospheric thriller that his fans have come to expect from the master of crime fiction.
Published by: Simon & Schuster | Publication date: 09/23/2003
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 496 pages

Operation Car Wash: Understand the investigation that unveiled Brazil’s largest ever corruption scheme
Operation Car Wash began in March 2014 and went on to become the largest operation against corruption in Brazil's history. It brought to light the fact that Petrobras, that at one point was the fifth most valuable company in the world, had been bled for many years at the hands of criminals.Since the scheme was funding politicians and parties, it is possible to say that this was not just a corruption scandal, but also a real attack on democracy, promoted by parties in power and in the opposition, both in the current government and the previous ones.At first glance, Brazil’s Criminal Justice system seems to be undergoing a drastic change with Car Wash. A senator in office was arrested in precautionary custody. Dozens of business owners and executives at the highest levels were also taken into custody and continue being the targets of investigations and criminal proceedings. Finally, it appears that justice became effective for everyone. However, despite the evolution of anti-corruption promoted by Car Wash, the operation is target of severe criticism. Many believe it disrespects civil principles of criminal procedure, leaving fundamental rights in the background.The dubiousness of opinions in relation to the operation, coupled with the political scenario of struggle for power, resulted in Car Wash being politically appropriated by two different narratives. In one, it is propagated that the Workers' Party (PT) is responsible for the corruption in Brazil and that it would be enough to remove the party from power to resume the path of economic growth. In another, the operation is accused of being selective, directing investigations at crimes involving the Workers' Party (PT) as a way of taking over power through a coup and removing former president Lula from the political scenario.In this context, Lula was charged in the Operation. Paradoxically, the investigations may, however unwittingly, have favored him, who went on to articulate the facts in his favor and capitalize on popular support, sharply reducing his rejection levels, rising in the opinion polls and presenting himself as the strongest candidate for the presidency in 2018.The huge amount of detail in the midst of countless legal controversies generated a series of questions, for example:• Is there any legal reason why Car Wash is only investigating corruption during the government of the Workers’ Party (PT)?• Could there be a connection between precautionary custody and plea bargains?• Although people say Dilma Roussef’s impeachment was a coup, could it somehow have benefited the Worker’s Party (PT)?• Was the bench warrant deposition of Lula legal? Was Judge Moro allowed to release the wiretap recordings of Lula?• Who is actually affected by the Supreme Court’s (STF) decision that the sentence should be enforced after a conviction is upheld by a Court of Appeals?• Could Car Wash, even involuntarily, have contributed to former president Lula becoming favorite in polls for the presidential election of 2018?These and other questions will be answered here. To facilitate the understanding of the operation, each chapter corresponds to the respective stage of the police investigation and the main legal issues related to each stage will be presented in a simple and straightforward way, at the end of each chapter. In matters involving controversial discussions, legal arguments for and against them will be presented in an impartial, pluralistic and non-partisan manner, at least as far as possible in such a polarized country, so that readers can come to their own conclusions. It is not, therefore, a scientific study of each legal subject, since, due to the complexity of the issues, it would be contrary to the main objective of this book: to synthesize Operation Car Wash, clarifying its main legal controversies and contributing to everyone's informed views on the power struggles in the Brazilian democracy.
Publication date: 07/02/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 235 pages

How To Beat The Car Dealer Every Time!: It's So Simple It's Ridiculous
The Ultimate Car Buyer's Guide!This automotive insider's easy-to-follow car buyers guide is a revelation of the car buying and leasing process! A bona fide eye-opener, the publication divulges to vehicle buyers all the tricks of the trade, accurately demonstrating the shady maneuvers and traps car dealers will attempt to use on you. Most importantly, this book empowers consumers with simplified cheat sheets and takeaway scripts to follow that will help them take control from the test drive to their vehicle delivery, all while saving anywhere from hundreds to thousands more than dealer pricing! A must-read for anyone looking to purchase or lease a new car, truck or SUV.
Author: Paul Maloney
Publication date: 05/20/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 235 pages

Car$: The Ins and Outs of Buying and Selling
Car$- The Ins and Outs of Buying and Selling. This book is a non-fiction guide which applies proven academic and business principles in the real-world experience of buying and selling vehicles. Fiesinger has compiled this resource by simplifying the more complex marketing and entrepreneurship basics commonly accepted in academia and businesses, by applying them to the process of buying, maintaining, and selling cars for the typical owner. He challenges the common notions that car purchases must be an expensive “cost” and instead offers methods to maintain quality automotive ownership without the traditional burdens of the expenses. His tips for automotive buying can help everyone make the most informed car purchases, and he offers advanced methods for people hoping to buy and sell cars without losing money, and even make money in automotive ownership. Coupling his experience, research, and business expertise with interviews and input from new and used car salesmen, dealership owners, and service mechanics, Fiesinger unlocked the mysteries of car buying and selling in a comprehensive, fact-based method.Cars (Stylized as Car$)- The Ins and Outs of Buying and Selling focuses on the financial impacts of decisions revolving around car purchasing, ownership, and selling, and covers all areas of vehicle ownership. This includes New and Used Buying, Leasing, Selling, Owning, Flipping, Choosing the Right Car, Financing, Discounts and Rebates, Dealerships, Fuel Economy, Private Parties, Remote and Online Buying, Negotiations, Salvage and Rebuilt, High Mileage, Maintenance, Shop Selection, Buy-Here Pay-Here lots, Car Reports, and Multiple-Vehicle Purchasing. The book also introduces new concepts in vehicle ownership, including Net-Positive car ownership, Separable Value-Added Items (SVAI), The Rule of Maintaining Positive Equity, and Total Cumulative Positive Equity (TCPE). Whether you are simply trying to get the best deal on your next car, or you want to learn the complete details, Car$- The Ins and Outs of Buying and Selling is easy to read, highly informative, and shares the proven principles to maintain the best possible financial position when buying and selling vehicles.
Published by: Fiesinger Motors Inc. | Publication date: 01/09/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 225 pages

The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future
A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child's life.Astonishing technological advances like these are arriving in increasing numbers. Scholar and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa uses this book to alert us to dozens of them and raise important questions about what they may mean for us.Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening, alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. As Wadhwa puts it, our choices will determine if our future is Star Trek or Mad Max. Wadhwa offers us three questions to ask about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? Looking at a broad array of advances in this light, he emphasizes that the future is up to us to create—that even if our hands are not on the wheel, we will decide the driverless car's destination.
Published by: Berrett-Koehler Publishers | Publication date: 04/03/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages

Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business
A legend in the car industry reveals the philosophy that's starting to turn General Motors around. In 2001, General Motors hired Bob Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. He launched a war against penny pinching, office politics, turf wars, and risk avoidance. After declaring bankruptcy during the recession of 2008, GM is back on track thanks to its embrace of Lutz's philosophy. When Lutz got into the auto business in the early sixties, CEOs knew that if you captured the public's imagination with great cars, the money would follow. The car guys held sway, and GM dominated with bold, creative leadership and iconic brands like Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, GMC, and Chevrolet. But then GM's leadership began to put their faith in analysis, determined to eliminate the "waste" and "personality worship" of the bygone creative leaders. Management got too smart for its own good. With the bean counters firmly in charge, carmakers (and much of American industry) lost their single-minded focus on product excellence. Decline followed. Lutz's commonsense lessons (with a generous helping of fascinating anecdotes) will inspire readers at any company facing the bean counter analysis-paralysis menace.From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Bob Lutz
Published by: Portfolio | Publication date: 06/09/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
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