Wenn Sie gut aussehen, in der Mitte dieses großen Flug der bunten Vögel, gibt es eine Katze, die man sich fragt, was er da mache. Diese Karte messen 9,5 cm und liegt auf einem schönen Papier aus Stroh, Säure, gute Erhaltung hergestellt gedruckt. Die Farben sind hell, tief, subtil. Es ist Platz, innen weiß, und es kommt mit einem Umschlag.
The award-winning Julius Katz mysteries have delighted thousands of mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009, winning a Shamus, Derringer and two Ellery Queen´s Readers Choice Awards . ´Julius Katz´ introduced readers to Boston´s most brilliant, eccentric and possibly laziest detective, Julius Katz, as well as his sidekick, Archie, a tiny marvel of whiz-bang computer technology with the heart and soul of a hard-boiled PI. Now, in Julius Katz and Archie´s first full-length mystery, the stakes have never been higher when a famous Boston mystery writer, Kenneth Kingston, tells Julius he wants to find out who´s planning to kill him. The problem is almost everyone in Kingston´s life has good reason to want to kill him, and this case soon plunges Julius and Archie deep into the world of murder and publishing. ´´It´s a nifty change-of-pace for the usually hard-boiled Dave Zeltserman. Clever, sophisticated and witty, Julius Katz and Archie will thrill fans of Nero Wolfe...and readers who never heard of him! Zeltserman knows how to mix character, action, and plot and create a pitch-perfect, modern mystery. More, Sir! The sooner the better.´´ Paul Levine, author of Flesh & Bones Endorsed by the Nero Wolfe Society, Julius Katz and Archie might be the most enjoyable mystery you read this year! Look also for JULIUS KATZ MYSTERIES, ONE ANGRY JULIUS & OTHER STORIES, and ARCHIE SOLVES THE CASEShow less 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Hahn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017654de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Excerpt from Municipal Labor Relations in San Francisco: February 1978 What is the impact of municipal employees and their unions on employee pay and how do these bodies go about influencing pay determination? The existing literature presents Incomplete and contradictory answers to those questions. Regarding the size of the impact of municipal employee unions, on the one side stands extensive cross-sectional econometric evidence which argues that these unions have little, if any, impact on employee wages. On the other side of this debate stands argumentation and an extensive folklore which asserts that public employees and their unions, through strikes and other tactics, exercise excessive power. The ability of the econometric studies to measure the impact of unions on pay determination can be criticized on a number of grounds. Relying on cross-sectional data, the econometric analyses ignore dynamic effects. In part this weakness is summarized in the criticism that the ´´threat effect´´ of unions cannot be measured in these studies. In addition, the econometric analyses provide scant evidence concerning how unions exert their influence. The measure of union influence used in these studies is the percent of workers organized. Whether or how percent organized provides an accurate measure of union power is a question that is left unanswered by these studies. The union power thesis also suffers from a lack of discussion regarding how it is that unions go about influencing decision making in the public sector. It has been argued that the potency of the strike weapon and the essential nature of public services allow public sector unions to disrupt the ´´normal political process.´´ However, empirical evidence substantiating the claims of the union power thesis is absent from the debate. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle one. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it buckled along with hundreds of thousands of others. In this visceral first-hand account, Katz takes readers inside the terror of that day, the devastation visited on ordinary Haitians, and through the monumental--yet misbegotten--rescue effort that followed. More than half of American adults gave money for Haiti, part of a global response that reached $16.3 billion in pledges. But three years later the effort has foundered. Its most important promises--to rebuild safer cities, alleviate severe poverty, and strengthen Haiti to face future disasters--remain unfulfilled. How did so much generosity amount to so little? What went wrong? The Big Truck That Went By presents a hard hitting investigation into international aid, finding that the way wealthy countries give today makes poor countries seem irredeemably hopeless, while trapping millions in cycles of privation and catastrophe. Katz follows the money to uncover startling truths about how good intentions go wrong, and what can be done to make aid ´´smarter.´´ Reporting at the side of Bill Clinton, Wyclef Jean, Sean Penn, Haiti´s leaders and people, Katz also creates a complex, darkly funny, and unexpected portrait of one of the world´s most fascinating countries. The Big Truck That Went By is not only a definitive account of Haiti´s earthquake, but of the world we live in today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis, Jonathan M. Katz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014907de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.