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Broken Promise

Broken Promise
Author: Linwood Barclay
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-07-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0698182251

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From New York Times bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes an explosive novel set in the peaceful small town of Promise Falls, where secrets can always be buried—but never forgotten… After his wife’s death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can’t find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David’s cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David’s mother asks him to check on her, he’s horrified to discover that she’s been secretly raising a child who is not her own—a baby she claims was a gift from an “angel” left on her porch. When the baby’s real mother is found murdered, David can’t help wanting to piece together what happened—even if it means proving his own cousin’s guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla’s mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past…in blood.


The Triumph of Broken Promises

The Triumph of Broken Promises
Author: Fritz Bartel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2022-08-09
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0674976789

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Communist and capitalist states alike were scarred by the economic shocks of the 1970s. Why did only communist governments fall in their wake? Fritz Bartel argues that Western democracies were insulated by neoliberalism. While austerity was fatal to the legitimacy of communism, democratic politicians could win votes by pushing market discipline.


Promise Broken

Promise Broken
Author: K’wan
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2022-03-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1799961370

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Beware of the company you keep. K’wan’s urban fiction coming-of-age novel, Promise Broken, is set in the gritty streets of Newark, New Jersey. The story follows seventeen-year-old Promise Mohammed as she attempts to uphold friendships and new relationships—even if they lead to her demise. After Promise’s mother dies in a tragic car accident, it leaves a void in Promise’s life that she is yearning to fill. This titular novel finds Promise spiraling into a life of crime and drug affiliation by the company she chooses to keep. Also coping with abandonment and a lifelong broken commitment from her biological father, Promise ultimately has two goals: to graduate from high school and to be loved. But can she find the love that she seeks from her aunt Dell, two best friends, Mouse and Keys, or drug-dealer Asher—the man who captivates her—despite the fact that each relationship will lead to life-altering events? Only time will tell.


The Book of Broken Promises

The Book of Broken Promises
Author: Bruce Kushnick
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-02-20
Genre: Broadband communication systems
ISBN: 9781505211962

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Broken Promises is the third book in a trilogy spanning 18 years. Bruce Kushnick, author, senior telecom analyst and industry insider, lays out, in all of the gory details, how America paid over $400 billion to be the first fully fiber optic-based nation yet ended up 27th in the world for high-speed Internet (40th in upload speeds). But this is only a part of this story. With over four million people filing with the FCC to 'Free the Net', one thing is abundantly clear -- customers know something is terribly wrong. Every time you pay your bills you notice that the price of your services keeps going up, you don't have a serious choice for Internet (ISP), broadband or cable service, much less competitors fighting for your business, or maybe you can't even get very fast broadband service. Worse, over the last few years, America's ISPs and cable companies have been rated "the most hated companies in America". While Net Neutrality concerns (detailed in Broken Promises) are important, the actions are only a first step and will most likely be tied up in court for the next few years. More importantly, it does not resolve most of the customer issues and there is nothing else on the horizon that will fix what's broken. Broken Promises documents the massive overcharging and failure to properly upgrade the networks, the deceptive billing practices, the harms caused from a lack of competition, the gaming and manipulating of the regulatory system, from the states to the FCC, and exposes the companies' primary strategy: How much can we get away with? There has been little, if any, regard for the customers they serve.--From http://newnetworks.com/bookbrokenpromises/ --(viewed on June 12, 2015).


Broken Promises (Silver Dolphins, Book 5)

Broken Promises (Silver Dolphins, Book 5)
Author: Summer Waters
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0007340753

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Exciting new magical adventure series for girls – will you answer the call of Silver Dolphins?


Broken Promises

Broken Promises
Author: Libby Lazewnik
Publisher: Shaar Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014
Genre: Jewish women
ISBN: 9781422615256

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Broke

Broke
Author: Jodie Adams Kirshner
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-11-19
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1250237122

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"Essential...in showcasing people who are persistent, clever, flawed, loving, struggling and full of contradictions, Broke affirms why it’s worth solving the hardest problems in our most challenging cities in the first place. " —Anna Clark, The New York Times "Through in-depth reporting of structural inequality as it affects real people in Detroit, Jodie Adams Kirshner's Broke examines one side of the economic divide in America" —Salon "What Broke really tells us is how systems of government, law and finance can crush even the hardiest of boot-strap pullers." —Brian Alexander, author of Glass House A galvanizing, narrative account of a city’s bankruptcy and its aftermath told through the lives of seven valiantly struggling Detroiters Bankruptcy and the austerity it represents have become a common "solution" for struggling American cities. What do the spending cuts and limited resources do to the lives of city residents? In Broke, Jodie Adams Kirshner follows seven Detroiters as they navigate life during and after their city's bankruptcy. Reggie loses his savings trying to make a habitable home for his family. Cindy fights drug use, prostitution, and dumping on her block. Lola commutes two hours a day to her suburban job. For them, financial issues are mired within the larger ramifications of poor urban policies, restorative negligence on the state and federal level and—even before the decision to declare Detroit bankrupt in 2013—the root causes of a city’s fiscal demise. Like Matthew Desmond’s Evicted, Broke looks at what municipal distress means, not just on paper but in practical—and personal—terms. More than 40 percent of Detroit’s 700,000 residents fall below the poverty line. Post-bankruptcy, they struggle with a broken real estate market, school system, and job market—and their lives have not improved. Detroit is emblematic. Kirshner makes a powerful argument that cities—the economic engine of America—are never quite given the aid that they need by either the state or federal government for their residents to survive, not to mention flourish. Success for all America’s citizens depends on equity of opportunity.


Broken Promises, Broken Dreams

Broken Promises, Broken Dreams
Author: Alice Rothchild
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2007-03-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN:

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-- A doctor's life-changing journey across Israel's borders --"Dr. Rothchild gives us what we so badly need--information, information and more information--about what is actually happening in Israeli-controlled Gaza and West Bank and, even more important, about the lives and struggles of those brave Israelis who reject their government's policies of occupation and wish to bring about a future where it can be truly said, 'We refuse to be enemies'." Dorothy M. ZellnerThe tragedies of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians are never far from the pages of the mainstream press. Yet it is rare to hear about the reality of life on the ground -- and it is rarer still when these voices belong to women.This book records the intimate journey of a Jewish American physician travelling and working within Israel and the Occupied Territories. Alice Rothchild grew up in a family grounded by the traumas of the Holocaust and passionately devoted to Israel. This book recounts her experiences as she grapples with the reality of life in Israel, the complexity of Jewish Israeli attitudes and the hardships of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.Through her work with a medical and human rights project Rothchild is able to offer a unique personal insight into the conflict. Based on interviews with both Israelis and Palestinians, Rothchild's memorable account brings to life the voices of people mutually entwined in trauma, and explores individual examples of resilience and resistance.Ultimately, the book raises troubling questions regarding US policy and the mainstream Jewish community's insistence on giving unquestioning support to all Israeli policy.


Broken Promises

Broken Promises
Author: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2011-03-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 034552456X

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Originally published as In the Lion’s Den Winner of the San Diego Book Award for Best Historical Fiction Director’s Mention, Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction 1861: The war that’s been brewing for a decade has exploded, pitting North against South. Fearing that England will support the Confederate cause, President Lincoln sends Charles Francis Adams, son of John Quincy Adams, to London. But when Charles arrives, accompanied by his son Henry, he discovers that the English are already building warships for the South. As Charles embarks on a high-stakes game of espionage and diplomacy, Henry reconnects with his college friend Baxter Sams, a Southerner who has fallen in love with Englishwoman Julia Birch. Julia’s family reviles Americans, leaving Baxter torn between his love for Julia, his friendship with Henry, and his obligations to his own family, who entreat him to run medical supplies across the blockade to help the Confederacy. As tensions mount, irrevocable choices are made—igniting a moment when history could have changed forever.


Broken Promises

Broken Promises
Author: Joyce Frances
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2011-09-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1465365818

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On the small coastal town of Block Island Julie Stanford is currently on tour promoting her latest best-selling novel, "Five Hundred Times", symbolic of Harry Wordsworth, a former flame who broke her heart over 20 years earlier. Harry and Julie had a very strong love connection, a torrid love affair, which ended up destroying lives and ending when Harry, guilt-stricken, returned to his alcoholic wife and childhood sweetheart. Life is very different for Julie, who has a very successful writing career and lives on her own. For Harry, life and time have not changed. It's as if time stood still for him. While there, not only does Julie have self discovery, but she learns of lives engaged in witchcraft, trysts and even possibly murder.