Once Upon a Car

Once Upon a Car Author Bill Vlasic
ISBN-10 9780062042224
Year 2011-10-04
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Once Upon a Car is the fascinating epic story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of the Big Three U.S. automakers, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Written by Bill Vlasic, the Detroit bureau chief for the New York Times and acclaimed author of Taken for a Ride, this eye-opening, richly anecdotal work is more than a riveting and insightful business history. It offers a clear-eyed view of the present day automobile industry and of Detroit, the city that spawned it, going far beyond the corporate and federal maneuverings to explore the impact the car companies’ failures have had on the overall economy, and more importantly what they have done to people’s lives. Relevant and thought-provoking, Once Upon a Car is an unforgettable journey deep inside this quintessentially American industry.

Once Upon a Car

Once Upon a Car Author Bill Vlasic
ISBN-10 0061845639
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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Once Upon a Car is the brilliantly reported, inside-the-boardrooms-and-factories story of Detroit's fight for survival, going beyond the headlines to chronicle how the country's Big Three auto companies teetered on the brink of collapse and pulled themselves together under new leadership at Ford and government assistance to General Motors and Chrysler. In this riveting true account of an iconic industry in crisis, Bill Vlasic takes readers from the gleaming corporate skyscrapers, massive auto plants, and union halls to the U.S. Congress and into the Oval Office, introducing a cast of memorable characters, many of whom are speaking out for the first time. Once Upon a Car is a uniquely American tale of success, failure, and redemption, chronicling a vitally important chapter in an astonishing story that is still unfolding—a story no one is more qualified to tell than Bill Vlasic.

Once Upon a Car LP

Once Upon a Car LP Author Bill Vlasic
ISBN-10 9780062088604
Year 2011-10-04
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Once Upon a Car is the brilliantly reported story of Detroit’s fight for survival, chronicling how the country’s Big Three auto companies—General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler—teetered on the brink of collapse during the 2008 financial crisis. Bill Vlasic takes readers behind closed doors and into the executive offices, assembly plants, and union halls to introduce a cast of memorable characters, many of whom speak out for the first time, including the executives who struggled to save their companies but in the end had to seek a controversial, last-gasp rescue from the American government. The story moves from the gleaming corporate skyscrapers and massive auto plants to the U.S. Congress and into the Oval Office, where President Obama and his aides wrestled with how to keep General Motors and Chrysler from going out of business. Vlasic shows why the bailout worked, and how Detroit can succeed under new leadership and build automobiles equal to any in the world.

Once Upon a Time in Russia

Once Upon a Time in Russia Author Ben Mezrich
ISBN-10 9781476771908
Year 2016-06-14
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian oligarchs that Booklist called “one more example of just how talented a storyteller [Mezrich] is.” Meet two larger-than-life Russians: former mathematician Boris Berezovsky, who moved into more lucrative ventures as well as politics, becoming known as the Godfather of the Kremlin; and Roman Abramovich, a dashing young entrepreneur who built one of Russia’s largest oil companies from the ground up. After a chance meeting on a yacht in the Caribbean, the men became locked in a complex partnership, surfing the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet regime and amassing mega fortunes while also taking the reins of power in Russia. With Berezovsky serving as the younger entrepreneur’s krysha—literally, his roof, his protector—they battled their way through the “Wild East” of Russia until their relationship soured when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media. Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky as he escaped to London, where an associate died painfully of Polonium poisoning, creating an international furor. As Abramovich prospered, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, declared a suicide. With unprecedented, exclusive first-person sourcing, Mezrich takes us inside a world of unimaginable wealth, power, and corruption to uncover this exciting story, a true-life thriller epic for our time—“Wolf Hall on the Moskva” (Bookpage).

Once Upon a Twice

Once Upon a Twice Author Denise Doyen
ISBN-10 9780375980916
Year 2011-10-26
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
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A cautionary tale for mice reminiscent of Carroll’s Jabberwocky! Out in the open, in the clear, Where any wisenmouse would fear, Jam licks his paw, he grooms an ear, And never hears approaching hisssss . . . What will happen to the brave mouse Jam when he breaks the rules and goes for a moonlit adventure against the advice of the elder mice? Award-winning illustrator Barry Moser has created a dark and vivid mouse world to complement this cautionary tale full of clever nonsense words and rhyming prose that will keep kids on the edge of their seats.

Once Upon A Time Regina Rising

Once Upon A Time  Regina Rising Author Wendy Toliver
ISBN-10 9781368002004
Year 2017-04-25
Pages
Language en
Publisher Disney Electronic Content
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Sixteen-year-old Regina is very different from the Regina known by fans of ABC's "Once Upon a Time." She seeks romance, adventure, and approval. Of course, getting approval from a mother like Cora is next to impossible. For Regina, friendships have always been a rare commodity. Could it be that Regina has finally found a true friend? Or is it too good to be true? As Regina struggles to find her own identity and create her own destiny, she discovers that her fate might just be to become everything she despises.

Once Upon a Lie

Once Upon a Lie Author Maggie Barbieri
ISBN-10 9781250011688
Year 2013-12-10
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Minotaur Books
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Maeve Conlon's life is coming apart at the seams. Her bakery is barely making ends meet, and one of her daughters spends as much time grounded as the other does studying. Her ex-husband has a new wife, a new baby, and a look of pity for Maeve that's absolutely infuriating. Her father insists he's still independent, but he's slowly and obviously succumbing to Alzheimer's. And now, her cousin Sean Donovan has been found dead, sitting in his car in a public park in quiet Farringville, New York, shot through the head. There was never much love lost between Maeve and Sean and she's not exactly devastated by his death, but suddenly the police are poking around asking the family questions. It's just one more hassle Maeve doesn't have time for, until she realizes that her father, whose memory and judgment are unreliable at best, is a suspect in the murder. Maeve is determined to clear his name, but is she prepared to cope with the dark memories and long-hidden secrets that doing so might dredge up? Maggie Barbieri will mesmerize readers with Once Upon a Lie, a gripping novel about family, justice, and the choices we make that define who we are.

Once Upon a River A Novel

Once Upon a River  A Novel Author Bonnie Jo Campbell
ISBN-10 0393082008
Year 2011-07-05
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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“A demonstration of outstanding skills on the river of American literature.” —Entertainment Weekly "Bonnie Jo Campbell has built her new novel like a modern-day craftsman from the old timbers of our national myths about loners living off the land, rugged tales as perilous as they are alluring. Without sacrificing any of its originality, this story comes bearing the saw marks of classic American literature, the rough-hewn sister of The Leatherstocking Tales, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Walden.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post

Once Upon a Spine

Once Upon a Spine Author Kate Carlisle
ISBN-10 9780451477729
Year 2017
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"In another Bibliophile Mystery by the New York Times bestselling author of Books of a Feather, San Francisco bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright stumbles through the looking glass in a tale of murder, rare books, and a quest for the perfect pie"--

Once Upon a Time There Was You

Once Upon a Time  There Was You Author Elizabeth Berg
ISBN-10 9780345517326
Year 2011
Pages 285
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Sharing nothing in common except their 16-year-old daughter, divorced parents John and Irene reconnect in the wake of a devastating tragedy and discover things about each other that they had not revealed during their marriage. By the award-winning author of The Last Time I Saw You. Reprint.

Once Upon a Cloud

Once Upon a Cloud Author Claire Keane
ISBN-10 9780698401792
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Fresh from her work on Frozen and Tangled, Claire Keane brings her legendary talent to her debut picture book about finding the right present for someone you love. Celeste wants to give her mother something special—but what? Her search takes her up into the skies, where she meets the stars, the moon and the sun, but she still doesn’t find the heartfelt present she’s been looking for. At the end of her journey, Celeste sees it—the perfect gift! Chosen with care and wrapped with love, it’s just what Celeste was hoping to find. In this story about finding unexpected inspiration and giving from the heart, Claire Keane invites readers on a magical journey through the clouds. The result is a visually stunning book that really and truly is the perfect gift.

Once Upon a Thriller

Once Upon a Thriller Author Carolyn Keene
ISBN-10 9781416990741
Year 2013-09-24
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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When a rash of crimes in a neighboring town disturbingly mimic the plots from a popular writer's mystery series, Nancy and her friends investigate multiple suspects including the publicity-seeking author, a zealous fan and the owner of a burned-down bookstore. Simultaneous.

Once Upon a Kiss

Once Upon a Kiss Author Robin Palmer
ISBN-10 9780147509888
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Speak
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When sixteen-year-old Zoe Brenner is transported thirty years in the future to the year 2016, she finds that she's the most popular girl at school, she is dating the star jock, and her best friend Jonah won't even speak to her.

Once Upon A Time In The West Country

Once Upon A Time In The West   Country Author Tony Hawks
ISBN-10 9781444794793
Year 2015-03-12
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born and bred townie, Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis, one by one. Now the time has come for his greatest gamble yet - turning his back on comfortable city life to move to the wilds of the West Country. With his partner Fran in tow and their first child on the way, he embraces the rituals of village life with often absurd and hilarious results, introducing us to an ensemble of eclectic characters along the way. One minute he's taking part in a calamitous tractor run, the next he's chairing a village meeting, but of course he still finds time for one last solo adventure before fatherhood arrives - cycling coast to coast with a mini pig called Titch. In the epic battle of man vs countryside, who will win out?

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time Author Gloria Vanderbilt
ISBN-10 0449129020
Year 1986-03-12
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Fawcett Books
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The celebrity artist and designer recreates the glamour and terror of her childhood when she became a legend as the "poor little rich girl" during a notorious custody trial and vividly depicting the adults who loved and battled over her