A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARA SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARA TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEARAN EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR'The greatest UK MC of all time' Noisey'Perhaps the most influential musician working in Britain today' Guardian'Wiley is the pioneering force of grime, the most revolutionary musical movement in Britain since punk' The Times'A glimpse of the 21st-century rock'n'roll' Sunday TimesRichard Kylea Cowie MBE, or Wiley, is one of the most innovative and influential musicians of today. Over the course of twenty years he has redefined British music: releasing ten top-twenty singles, selling over 4 million records, and helping to launch a new generation of stars. He started a movement in east London in the early 2000s that is now beginning to take over the world.Eskiboy tells his story in full, for the first time, from childhood trauma to white-label releases, to lifetime achievement awards and beyond. In 96 short chapters, it covers the friendships and rivalries and the tragedies and triumphs of two decades in music, and explores the history and future of grime and the Eskimo Sound. Featuring lyrics, never-before-seen photographs and contributions from the people who know him best, Eskiboy is a celebration of a singular musical icon, and the world he has created.
Published by: Cornerstone Digital | Publication date: 11/02/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Named a Best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library“Wiley Cash reveals the dignity and humanity of people asking for a fair shot in an unfair world.”- Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World and Orphan TrainThe New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice, with the emotional power of Ron Rash’s Serena, Dennis Lehane’s The Given Day, and the unforgettable films Norma Rae and Silkwood.Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The insular community considers the mill’s owners—the newly arrived Goldberg brothers—white but not American and expects them to pay Ella May and other workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella May’s best friend. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, it’s the only opportunity she has. Her no-good husband, John, has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever work she can find.When the union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent workers from banding together. On the night of the county’s biggest rally, Ella May, weighing the costs of her choice, makes up her mind to join the movement—a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town—indeed all that she loves.Seventy-five years later, Ella May’s daughter Lilly, now an elderly woman, tells her nephew about his grandmother and the events that transformed their family. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, she reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that befell Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929.Intertwining myriad voices, Wiley Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America—and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers. Lyrical, heartbreaking, and haunting, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash’s place among our nation’s finest writers.
Published by: William Morrow | Publication date: 10/03/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 389 pages
“Bold, daring, graceful, and engrossing.”—Bobbie Ann Mason“This book will knock your socks off….A first novel that sings with talent.”—Clyde EdgertonIn his phenomenal debut novel—a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town—author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling. A Land More Kind than Home is a modern masterwork of Southern fiction, reminiscent of the writings of John Hart (Down River), Tom Franklin (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter), Ron Rash (Serena), and Pete Dexter (Paris Trout)—one that is likely to be held in the same enduring esteem as such American classics as To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, and A Separate Peace. A brilliant evocation of a place, a heart-rending family story, a gripping and suspenseful mystery—with A Land More Kind than Home, a major American novelist enthusiastically announces his arrival.
Published by: William Morrow | Publication date: 04/17/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 325 pages
The go-to guide to acing the Series 65 Exam! Consisting of 130 multiple-choice questions in the areas of ethics and legal guidelines, investment strategies, investment vehicles, and economics and analysis, the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination (Series 65) is designed to qualify candidates as investment adviser representatives. An indispensable resource for anyone preparing to take this tough three-hour exam, Wiley Series 65 Exam Review 2017 was created by the experts at The Securities Institute of America, Inc. It arms you with what you need to score high and pass the Series 65 Exam on your first try. Designed to let you build and fine-tune your knowledge of all areas covered in the exam and to guarantee that you're prepared mentally and strategically to take the test, it features:
- Dozens of examples
- Assorted practice questions for each subject area covered in the exam
- Priceless test-taking tips and strategies
- Helpful hints on how to study for the test, manage stress, and stay focused
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 02/27/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 519 pages
Mesmerizing, LOVE'S GLORY delivers the same richly descriptive settings, breathtaking action, and emotional sincerity that Wiley's readers have come to expect from her other American Wilderness and Wilderness Hearts novels. In the fall of 1810, Allison Forbes has just inherited her father's prosperous Virginia plantation. Her father's last wish was that she visit her Aunt Catherine Wyllie in Kentucky before she decides if she should keep the plantation. She intends to keep it but honors her promise to her father. Her journey to Kentucky is eventful and not what she expected. The only other passenger on her stage is a middle-aged, gun-toting, gambling, salty preacher with a questionable past named Jason 'Baldy' Grant. Despite his unusual demeanor and behavior, Baldy becomes her protector and friend and eases her grief as he escorts her to Kentucky. After serving in Kentucky's militia, Little John Wyllie returns to his family's thriving horse farm and finds himself trying to decide what to do with his future. But his future is put on hold when his family's lives and land are threatened. Swindler Brandt Stoker and the men of Crab Orchard plan to wage a fierce turf war against the Wyllies. Little John, along with his father and uncles, must defend those he loves and his home from this greedy land grabber and the mob Stoker skillfully incites. From the moment she arrives, Little John is strongly drawn to Allison. But as he fights to save the family's land, he faces other problems, one an unsolvable obstacle that seriously complicates their courtship. His feet and heart are firmly planted in Kentucky and Allison, understandably, will not give up her heritage, the plantation her father worked so hard to build. Allison fights her attraction to Little John, knowing nothing can come of it. But Little John, in true Wyllie fashion, refuses to give up on their love.Wiley's most inspirational book to date, LOVE'S GLORY delivers a moving and hopeful message about the power of love and redemption.AMERICAN WILDERNESS SERIES - Wyllie family brothers Book One - WILDERNESS TRAIL OF LOVEBook Two - NEW FRONTIER OF LOVEBook Three - WHISPERING HILLS OF LOVEBook Four - FRONTIER HIGHLANDER VOW OF LOVEBook Five - FRONTIER GIFT OF LOVEBook Six - THE BEAUTY OF LOVEWILDERNESS HEARTS SERIES--Wyllie brothers and their grown childrenBook One - LOVE'S NEW BEGINNINGBook Two - LOVE'S SUNRISEBook Three - LOVE'S GLORYEach book is a standalone, full-length novel featuring a different couple. For those who enjoy reading an entire series, you may want to start with Book One - WILDERNESS TRAIL OF LOVE.
Publication date: 12/13/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Learn the overlooked skill that is essential to Wall Street success Pitch the Perfect Investment combines investment analysis with persuasion and sales to teach you the "soft skill" so crucial to success in the financial markets. Written by the leading authorities in investment pitching, this book shows you how to develop and exploit the essential, career-advancing skill of pitching value-creating ideas to win over clients and investors. You'll gain world-class insight into search strategy, data collection and research, securities analysis, and risk assessment and management to help you uncover the perfect opportunity; you'll then strengthen your critical thinking skills and draw on psychology, argumentation, and informal logic to craft the perfect pitch to showcase your perfect idea. The ability to effectively pitch an investment is essential to securing a job on Wall Street, where it immediately becomes a fundamental part of day-to-day business. This book gives you in-depth training along with access to complete online ancillaries and case studies so you can master the little skill that makes a big difference. It doesn't matter how great your investment ideas are if you can't convince anyone to actually invest. Ideas must come to fruition to be truly great, and this book gives you the tools and understanding you need to get it done.
- Persuade potential investors, clients, executives, and employers
- Source, analyze, value, and pitch your ideas for stocks and acquisitions
- Get hired, make money, expand your company, and win business
- Craft the perfect investment into the perfect pitch
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 08/24/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 501 pages
Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2017: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (Wiley Regulatory Reporting)
The essential not-for-profit GAAP reference, updated with the latest standards Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2017 is the essential accounting resource for not-for-profit organizations, providing quick access to the most up-to-date standards and practical tools for implementation. Designed help you find the answers you need quickly and easily, this guide features helpful visual aids alongside detailed explanations tailored to the not-for-profit sector. Authoritative discussion covers Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification, which includes the standards originally issued in the Statements, Interpretations and Technical Bulletins; Accounting Principles Board Opinions, Accounting Research Bulletins, AICPA Statements of Position and FASB Emerging Issues Task Force statements relevant to the not-for-profit organization. The unique characteristics of the not-for-profit organization demand adherence to specific GAAP; auditors and preparers must understand these standards, stay up-to-date as they continue to evolve and know how to apply them in the course of real-world financial statement preparation. This book provides the guidance you need in a user-friendly format.
- Get up to date on the latest changes to GAAP affecting not-for-profit organizations
- Reference authoritative standards for measurement, presentation and disclosure
- Consult flowcharts, diagrams and charts to find answers at a glance
- Double-check disclosures against a checklist of GAAP requirements
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 07/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 556 pages
Your English teacher wasn't kidding. Nothing says more about you than your command of language. Here is a quick and easy way to brush up on the intricate system of grammar that powers the English language. The updated and expanded edition of this proven guide is a painless way to master parts of speech, syntax, and all the rules of good usage. Best of all, the self-teaching format enables you to learn at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. Now you can learn to write and speak Standard American English effectively. The task is easier if you have a solid understanding of how and why grammar "works" than if you try to memorize lists of rules. That's why author Patricia Osborn emphasizes grammar in action, taking the rules out of the classroom and into everyday language. She explains the functions performed by the various parts of speech and provides a new glossary of frequently misused word pairs. You'll discover: * How grammar works to make communication clear and effective * Techniques for improving your writing skills * Simple ways to remember the rules and use them in everyday language * The "magic" of word order in an English sentence. Were you daydreaming in your English class? No one will ever have to know. This self-teaching guide takes all the confusion and mystery out of grammar. You'll learn to speak and write with assurance, which is the first step in building confidence in yourself, in your personal life, and in your career.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 03/11/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 276 pages
The critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A Land More Kind Than Home—hailed as "a powerfully moving debut that reads as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird" (Richmond Times Dispatch)—returns with a resonant novel of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, set in western North Carolina, involving two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins.After their mother's unexpected death, twelve-year-old Easter and her six-year-old sister Ruby are adjusting to life in foster care when their errant father, Wade, suddenly appears. Since Wade signed away his legal rights, the only way he can get his daughters back is to steal them away in the night.Brady Weller, the girls' court-appointed guardian, begins looking for Wade, and he quickly turns up unsettling information linking Wade to a recent armored car heist, one with a whopping $14.5 million missing. But Brady Weller isn't the only one hunting the desperate father. Robert Pruitt, a shady and mercurial man nursing a years-old vendetta, is also determined to find Wade and claim his due.Narrated by a trio of alternating voices, This Dark Road to Mercy is a story about the indelible power of family and the primal desire to outrun a past that refuses to let go.
Published by: William Morrow | Publication date: 01/28/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 353 pages
Quantitative Momentum: A Practitioner's Guide to Building a Momentum-Based Stock Selection System (Wiley Finance)
The individual investor's comprehensive guide to momentum investing Quantitative Momentum brings momentum investing out of Wall Street and into the hands of individual investors. In his last book, Quantitative Value, author Wes Gray brought systematic value strategy from the hedge funds to the masses; in this book, he does the same for momentum investing, the system that has been shown to beat the market and regularly enriches the coffers of Wall Street's most sophisticated investors. First, you'll learn what momentum investing is not: it's not 'growth' investing, nor is it an esoteric academic concept. You may have seen it used for asset allocation, but this book details the ways in which momentum stands on its own as a stock selection strategy, and gives you the expert insight you need to make it work for you. You'll dig into its behavioral psychology roots, and discover the key tactics that are bringing both institutional and individual investors flocking into the momentum fold. Systematic investment strategies always seem to look good on paper, but many fall down in practice. Momentum investing is one of the few systematic strategies with legs, withstanding the test of time and the rigor of academic investigation. This book provides invaluable guidance on constructing your own momentum strategy from the ground up.
- Learn what momentum is and is not
- Discover how momentum can beat the market
- Take momentum beyond asset allocation into stock selection
- Access the tools that ease DIY implementation
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 09/13/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 169 pages