The Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio by David Gardner, Tom Gardner
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 214 MB
Overview: The mission of Motley Fool-the multimedia financial education company cofounded in 1993 by brothers David and Tom Gardner-is to “educate, amuse, and enrich.” Their valuable, innovative, and entertaining investing book, Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio provides insight, pointers, and sometimes very unorthodox advice that can help any investor build a seven-figure portfolio by out-thinking and out-maneuvering the professional financial wizards on Wall Street. With a new introduction by the authors, Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio offers irreverent investing wisdom ideal for any financial market, even the most bearish.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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Origami with Dollar Bills: Another Way to Impress People with Your Money! By Duy Nguyen
Requirements: .PDF reader, 4 MB
Overview: Why spend your bucks buying origami paper–when the money itself can be the paper? It adds a unique twist to traditional origami projects, plus you dont have to look any further than your wallet to find crafting materials. The clever projects, which range from a Jedi to a horseshoe crab, an American Eagle to an Oriental dragon, are absolutely fantastic. Some use a single dollar, while others need two or three bills and demand a little more skill–but with practice, patience, and Duy Nguyens detailed illustrations of every fold, you will undoubtedly master all the techniques. For a little extra fun, amazing facts about U.S. currency appear throughout…such as how many times you can fold a dollar bill before it will tear–but dont worry, these projects will keep your money intact.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 327 MB
Overview: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of the CIA’s most valuable spy in the Soviet Union and an evocative portrait of the agency’s Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the Cold War.
While getting into his car on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station was handed an envelope by an unknown Russian. Its contents stunned the Americans: details of top-secret Soviet research and development in military technology that was totally unknown to the United States.
From 1979 to 1985, Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer at a military research center, cracked open the secret Soviet military research establishment, using his access to hand over tens of thousands of pages of material about the latest advances in aviation technology, alerting the Americans to possible developments years in the future. He was one of the most productive and valuable spies ever to work for the United States in the four decades of global confrontation with the Soviet Union. Tolkachev took enormous personal risks, but so did his CIA handlers. Moscow station was a dangerous posting to the KGB’s backyard. The CIA had long struggled to recruit and run agents in Moscow, and Tolkachev became a singular breakthrough. With hidden cameras and secret codes, and in face-to-face meetings with CIA case officers in parks and on street corners, Tolkachev and the CIA worked to elude the feared KGB.
Drawing on previously secret documents obtained from the CIA, as well as interviews with participants, Hoffman reveals how the depredations of the Soviet state motivated one man to master the craft of spying against his own nation until he was betrayed to the KGB by a disgruntled former CIA trainee. No one has ever told this story before in such detail, and Hoffman’s deep knowledge of spycraft, the Cold War, and military technology makes him uniquely qualified to bring listeners this real-life espionage thriller.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash by Charles R Morris
Requirements: .PDF reader, 5.3 MB
Overview: The sub-prime mortgage crisis is only the beginning: A more profound economic and political restructuring is on its way.
We are living in the most reckless financial environment in recent history. Arcane credit derivative bets are now well into the tens of trillions.
According to Charles R. Morris, the astronomical leverage at investment banks and their hedge fund and private equity clients virtually guarantees massive disruption in global markets. The crash, when it comes, will have no firebreaks. A quarter century of free-market zealotry that extolled asset stripping, abusive lending, and hedge fund secrecy will come crashing down with it.
The Trillion Dollar Meltdown explains how we got here, and what is about to happen. After the crash our priorities will be quite different. But things are likely to get worse before they better. Whether you are an active investor, a homeowner, or a contributor to your 401(k) plan, The Trillion Dollar Meltdown will be indispensable to understanding the gross excess that has put the world economy on the brink–and what the new landscape will look like.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Economy
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