Author: Robert Potter
The merger will create the worlds largest pharmaceutical company, but it depends on the progress in clinical trials of a potential blockbuster anti-cancer drug. Behind the scenes a powerful syndicate attempts to manipulate events for personal gain. Individuals get caught up in the relentless process. Relationships crack, while others strengthen. The least fortunate pay with their lives.
Author: Heather M. Miles
When Kasey (K.K.) Blakely closes the biggest merger of her life, with Crawford Enterprises, she never expected to fall in love with her business partner, Joshua Crawford. He's brilliant, sexy and totally enamored with her. It's a lethal combination for a sheltered heart. She knows mixing business with pleasure can be disastrous, but takes a leap of faith and goes to Los Angeles. Two weeks to work on the new alliance of their partnership and relationship. But when Josh walks out of the men's restroom on the heels of his assistant, everything she'd tried to avoid unravels around her. Confused and angry, K.K. turns to her only friend to escape the nightmare that unfolds, her boyfriend's brother, and well-known playboy, Jake Crawford. Frantic to plead his innocence, Josh pulls out every stop to save his relationship with the only woman he's ever loved. But tragedy strikes twice when her father falls ill and she has to leave to go back to New York. Brokenhearted, K.K., has to decide once and for all if she's going to move forward with her partner, or go about business as usual. As her father lies dying, she takes over as CEO of the east coast side of the Blakely-Crawford Corporation. But it's hard to lead when your partner is also the lover who has left you scorned. Merger Undone is the unraveling of hearts and dreams, truths and lies. With new obstacles, unlikely connections and the future of a merger at stake, K.K. is set into a tailspin. How can Josh hope for a happily ever after when there's more than one man willing to catch her when she falls. Who wins when everything is at stake?
In the last five hundred years or so, the English language has undergone remarkable geographical expansion, bringing it into contact with other languages in new locations. It also caused different regional dialects of the language to come into contact with each other in colonial situations. This book is made up of a number of fascinating tales of historical-sociolinguistic detection. These are stories of origins - of a particular variety of English or linguistic feature - which together tell a compelling general story. In each case, Trudgill presents an intriguing puzzle, locates and examines the evidence, detects clues that unravel the mystery, and finally proposes a solution. The solutions are all original, often surprising, sometimes highly controversial. Providing a unique insight into how language contact shapes varieties of English, this entertaining yet rigorous account will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics, sociolinguistics and historical linguistics.
The Last Sultan
Author: Robert Greenfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As the founder and head of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun signed and/or recorded many of the greatest musical artists of all time, from Ray Charles to Kid Rock. Working alongside his older brother, Nesuhi, one of the preeminent jazz producers of all time, and the legendary Jerry Wexler, Ertegun transformed Atlantic Records from a small independent record label into a hugely profitable multinational corporation. In successive generations, he also served as a mentor to record-business tyros like Phil Spector, David Geffen, and Lyor Cohen. Brilliant, cultured, and irreverent, Ertegun was as renowned for his incredible sense of personal style and nonstop A-list social life as his work in the studio. Blessed with impeccable taste and brilliant business acumen, he brought rock 'n roll into the mainstream while creating the music that became the sound track for the lives of multiple generations.--From publisher description.
Author: Daniel Silverman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Provides in-depth, nuanced and critical analyses of many theoretical approaches to neutralization in phonology and argues for a strictly functional characterization of the term. The book includes a glossary, discussion points and lists of further reading to help advanced phonology students consolidate the main ideas and findings on neutralization.
Author: V. Sanjay Kumar
Publisher: Hachette India
I can see where you are going. Up shit creek...with a paddle.' He was right. That is where I was going. It was the kind of thing that my analyst had always warned me against: 'You are at an inflexion point in a mood to do the irrational and the irreverent.' He forgot irreversible. Harsh Sinha - 'Fat F**ked and Forty' - is so moved by a painting bearing this name and a compelling likeness to him that he spends a large chunk of his life's savings on it. Announcing a year-long sabbatical from his advertising job in Mumbai he returns to Chennai to his wife and daughter determined to spend quality time with them. Sadly, his wife Gayathri no longer wants him; she is more interested in the artist next door. The artist, Newton Kumaraswamy is an inveterate womanizer and a famous thief - his every work an ode to that acknowledged master Francis Newton Souza. With no job to turn to and no family to lean on Harsh returns to Mumbai to let himself freefall further into the seductive world of contemporary Indian art and artists... Sharp, rough, and written with biting candour, Artist, Undone is a beguiling narrative of one man?s understanding of the creation, the commerce and the critiquing of contemporary art. It is also a montage of lives changed ? mauled, redefined and occasionally redeemed ? by it.
Author: United States. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit)
Mergers and economic concentration
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust, Monopoly, and Business Rights
Merger by Matrimony
Author: Cathy Williams
The tycoon's bride After living all her life in the jungle of Panama, Destiny is on her way to London to claim her inheritance—a business worth millions! Flung into a city jungle, Destiny feels lost, self-conscious and out of her depth in the world of international business. Especially as her company has a predator—handsome, ruthless tycoon Callum Ross. He's determined to own her company; she won't sell. So he has a proposal for her—merger by matrimony!
Undone by His Touch
Author: Annie West
Cast into a world of black, Declan Carstairs is a man in torment. Consumed by guilt, he sees no way out of the darkness his life has become. Only one thing drives him--finding the woman who caused his brother's death, and the accident that took his sight. Housekeeper Chloe Daniels refuses to pity her devastatingly gorgeous boss, but treating him as the strong, capable man he is soon proves dangerous. As Chloe falls deeper under Declan's spell, awakened by his touch, she forgets all about the secret she keeps that may destroy them both....