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The thousands of mergers, acquisitions, and start-ups that have characterized the past years of business have created an increasing number of corporations in financial trouble: specifically, a shortage of venture capital or quick cash. Consequently, bankruptcy protection is now viewed as a strategic move to protect corporations from their creditors and allow them to reorganize. Fully revised and updated with new case studies and the latest coverage of regulations, <i>Bankruptcy and Insolvency Taxation, Fourth Edition</i> provides the answers to the questions financial managers will have on the tax aspects of bankruptcy strategy.
"Retired? Do you have the urge to travel but don't quite know where to start? I'm here to answer your questions and help you on your way. After my retirement, I started my adventures with a trip to the heart of Kenya, camping out in the bush, listening to the lions roar from my tent. Was I nervous at first? You bet! But the more I travelled, the more my confidence grew. You may have similar reservations about taking your first trip, but with the help of this book, I'm confident you'll experiencing incredible new places and new cultures before you know it Peter Barber is a well-seasoned traveller. The vast majority of Peter's trips have taken place since he retired in his mid 50's in 2006. He has travelled extensively throughout Africa and Europe. He has not only travelled for pleasure but also followed his passion and volunteered in wildlife conservation in Kenya and Namibia. He also developed a second career as a wildlife photographer with his photos being used in calendars and books. This blend of travel for pleasure, as well as volunteering later in life gives Peter a unique understanding and appreciation for the roadblocks facing the mature traveller. I wrote this book because I see many people of my age sitting at home seemingly just passing time; not because they are lazy or because they don't care, but simply because they don't know how to take that first step to get up off the couch and get going. I believe what you will learn by reading this book will give you the confidence to take that all-important first step and taking the trip of your dreams. The format for this book is a little unusual but I hope it will make it easier for you to use. The book is organized around the answers to your important travel questions. I designed the book this way to give you the feel as if we were sitting together over a cup of coffee and we were discussing all the questions you need answered. I hope this book will help remove any obstacles you may have concerning starting your travel adventures later in life. Lets GET UP AND GET GOING together A few years ago, I was having trouble deciding if a Canadian Battlefield tour to Europe was right for my wife and me. After talking to Peter, we decided to put our doubts aside and go. We had a fantastic time and we are currently making plans for a third visit to Europe. Thanks Peter! - Dennis Chawrun, Victoria BC, Canada My wife and I had often thought of travelling to Africa, but we never seemed to get beyond talking about it. Then Peter told us about his trips and gave us some practical advise on how to get beyond talking and actually planning and taking the trip. We went on a safari to South Africa and we loved it. We recently enjoyed a river cruise in Europe. Thanks for the advice Peter. - Rudy Nielsen, Vancouver
Stan Lee, who was the head writer of Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, co-created such popular heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil. This book traces the ways in which American theologians and comic books of the era were not only both saying things about what it means to be human, but, starting with Lee they were largely saying the same things. Author Anthony R. Mills argues that the shift away from individualistic ideas of human personhood and toward relational conceptions occurring within both American theology and American superhero comics and films does not occur simply on the ontological level, but is also inherent to epistemology and ethics, reflecting the comprehensive nature of human life in terms of being, knowing, and acting.
This book explores the idea of the "American monomyth" that pervades American hero stories and examines its philosophical and theological origins and specific manifestations in early American superhero comics. Surveying the anthropologies of six American theologians who argue against many of the monomyth's assumptions, principally the staunch individualism taken to be the model of humanity, and who offer relationality as a more realistic and ethical alternative, this book offers a detailed argument for the intimate historical relationship between the now disparate fields of comic book/superhero film creation, on the one hand, and Christian theology, on the other, in the United States. An understanding of the early connections between theology and American conceptions of heroism helps to further make sense of their contemporary parallels, wherein superhero stories and theology are not strictly separate phenomena but have shared origins and concerns.
Richard Roud, film writer and co-founder and director of the New York Film Festival, was one of the most influential film critics of the twentieth century. Renowned for his close relationships with French New Wave directors such as Godard and Truffaut, he played a key role in bringing European art cinema to the attention of American and British audiences.
A magical new series -- this book comes with a bracelet and two collectible charms!
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