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House Of Cards

Author : Michael Dobbs
ISBN : 9781492606628
Genre : Fiction
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The USA Today Bestseller from the Executive Producer of the hit Netflix series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey. A dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, House of Cards reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. Francis Urquhart has his hand on every secret in politics-and is willing to betray them all to become prime minister. Mattie Storin is a tenacious young reporter who has a knack for finding the real stories hidden behind the spin. When she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels, she vows to reveal the truth. But to do so she must battle her own demons and risk everything, even her life. An explosive political thriller reinvented for a new generation. Fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci and Robert Ludlum will revel in getting to know Francis Urquhart, the man we love to hate. As a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Party Chief of Staff, and now peer of the realm and Conservative member of the House of Lords, Baron Dobbs provides an insider look at the twists and turns of British politics. Other books in the House of Cards series: House of Cards, Book 1 The dark, twisting schemes of a politician determined to succeed To Play The King, Book 2 Newly elected Prime Minister plots to take on the Monarchy to grab even more power The Final Cut, Book 3 The perfect finale to this twisted trilogy, Urquhart refuses to close his career quietly What readers are saying about House of Cards: "the best of modern political fiction. The reader can't help but be riveted by the lead character, even hoping for his sinister plots to succeed." "fast-paced and interesting. I couldn't put the book down" "wonderful and extremely...one of the most memorable and unashamedly wicked characters in political fiction." What reviewers are saying about House of Cards: "This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity....a great triumph." - The Independent 'The exciting thriller that has Westminster buzzing. Here is a political thriller writer with a marvellous inside track knowledge of government.' - Daily Express 'It has pace, a beguiling authenticity and a cast of Achilles heels.' - Daily Telegraph What everyone is saying about the House of Cards books: "This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity....a great triumph." - The Independent "...a political thriller writer with a marvellous inside track knowledge of government." - Daily Express "If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books." "Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace." - Sunday Express

Confident Data Skills

Author : Kirill Eremenko
ISBN : 9780749481551
Genre : Computers
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Data science is the most exciting skill you can master. Data has dramatically changed how our world works. From entertainment to politics, from technology to advertising and from science to the business world, data is integral and its only limit is our imagination. If you want to have a vibrant and valuable professional life, being skilled with data is the key to a cutting-edge career. Learning how to work with data may seem intimidating or difficult but with Confident Data Skills you will be able to master the fundamentals and supercharge your professional abilities. This essential book covers data mining, preparing data, analysing data, communicating data, financial modelling, visualizing insights and presenting data through film making and dynamic simulations. In-depth international case studies from a wide range of organizations, including Netflix, LinkedIn, Goodreads, Deep Blue, Alpha Go and Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. show successful data techniques in practice and inspire you to turn knowledge into innovation. Confident Data Skills also provides insightful guidance on how you can use data skills to enhance your employability and improve how your industry or company works through your data skills. Expert author and instructor, Kirill Eremenko, is committed to making the complex simple and inspiring you to have the confidence to develop an understanding, adeptness and love of data.

The House Of Cards Complete Trilogy

Author : Michael Dobbs
ISBN : 9781492610045
Genre : Fiction
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Get all three books in the series that inspired the hit Netflix series House of Cards "This blood-and-thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity... a great triumph." Independent "The exciting thriller that has Westminster buzzing. Here is a political thriller writer with a marvelous inside track knowledge of government. House of Cards is fast-moving, revelatory and brilliant." Daily Express Michael Dobbs has wowed readers with his bestselling House of Cards trilogy, which inspired the hit series on Netflix. Here are the three books in the trilogy for one low price: House of Cards, To Play the King, and The Final Cut. About the Books in This Bundle 1. House of Cards A dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, House of Cards reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. Francis Urquhart has his hand on every secret in politics and is willing to betray them all to become prime minister. Mattie Storin is a tenacious young reporter who has a knack for finding the real stories hidden behind the spin. When she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels, she vows to reveal the truth. But to do so she must battle her own demons and risk everything, even her life. 2. To Play the King After scheming his way to power in House of Cards, newly elected Prime Minister Francis Urquhart takes on the new King. The role of the monarchy in modern Britain comes under scrutiny as Prime Minister Francis Urquhart threatens to expose Royal secrets when his plans are blocked by the idealistic new King. Their differences of opinion quickly degenerate into open hostility. The battlefield ranges from architecture to the underprivileged; the battle is fought with rigged opinion polls, manipulated newspaper headlines, sexual scandal and economic brinkmanship as Urquhart sets out to destroy not only the King's family and friends but even the King himself. 3. The Final Cut Now Francis Urquhart is about to take his place in the record books as the longest-serving Prime Minister this century. Yet it seems the public is tiring of him at last, and the movement to force him from power is growing. But Urquhart is not yet ready to be driven from office. If the public demands new blood, that is precisely what he will give them... This is a different Francis Urquhart more vulnerable, more loving, and more ruthless than ever. He will risk everything, but one thing is certain: whatever the outcome of this, his greatest gamble, the name of Francis Urquhart will never be forgotten.

The Final Cut

Author : Michael Dobbs
ISBN : 9781492606680
Genre : Fiction
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The final book in the Internationally Bestselling trilogy that inspired the hit Netflix series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey. Months from taking his place as the longest-serving Prime Minister this century, Francis Urquhart's country is tiring of him. But he's not about to be driven from office. If the public demands new blood, that is precisely what he will give them... This is a different Francis Urquhart more vulnerable, more loving, and more ruthless than ever. He will risk everything, but one thing is certain: whatever the outcome of this, his greatest gamble, the name of Francis Urquhart will never be forgotten. Finishing the dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, The Final Cut reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. An explosive political thriller, fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci and Robert Ludlum will enjoy this stunning conclusion to Dobb's trilogy. As a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Party Chief of Staff, and now peer of the realm and Conservative member of the House of Lords, Baron Michael Dobbs provides an insider look at the twists and turns of British politics. Other books in the House of Cards series: House of Cards, Book 1 The dark, twisting schemes of a politician determined to succeed To Play The King, Book 2 Newly elected Prime Minister plots to take on the Monarchy to grab even more power The Final Cut, Book 3 The perfect finale to this twisted trilogy, Urquhart refuses to close his career quietly What readers are saying about House of Cards: "If you enjoy political intrigue, murder, and a truly loathsome character you will greatly enjoy this final installment by Dobbs." "Great book highly recommend if you are currently viewing House of Cards." "Francis Urquhart is on a par with RIchard III as a baddie of literature. And yet Dobbs has us cheering from him at every turn." "Dobbs ties off the House of Cards series with a bang and pens, perhaps, his best novel of the trilogy." "Francis Urquhart at his finest, the ultimate chess game against the world." "the sharpest, smartest, and most intelligent writing I have read." "A superb ending to the series!" What reviewers are saying about House of Cards: "A triumphant return...the best book of the three. The action is unflagging, the characterization razor-sharp, the satirical barbs at politics and politicians unfailingly accurate. What a brilliant creation F.U. is." -Sunday Telegraph "Razor-sharp and merciless...One thing is certain: F.U. will be remembered for much longer than many a real Prime Minister." - Daily Mail "Thoroughly entertaining. Urquhart is a joy, and the wonderful games he plays have lost none of their attraction." - The Times What everyone is saying about the House of Cards books: "This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity....a great triumph." - The Independent "...a political thriller writer with a marvellous inside track knowledge of government." - Daily Express "If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books." "Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace." - Sunday Express

To Play The King

Author : Michael Dobbs
ISBN : 9781492606659
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 25. 25 MB
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The #1 International Bestseller from the Executive Producer of the hit Netflix series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey. Francis Urquhart is back and the newly elected Prime Minister continues his climb to power. This time he will take on the King himself, threatening to expose Royal secrets. This game is winner-takes-all, but who will walk away the victor? The role of the monarchy in modern Britain comes under scrutiny as Prime Minister Francis Urquhart threatens to expose Royal secrets when his plans are blocked by the idealistic new King. Their differences of opinion quickly degenerate into open hostility. The battlefield ranges from architecture to the underprivileged; the battle is fought with rigged opinion polls, manipulated newspaper headlines, sexual scandal and economic brinkmanship as Urquhart sets out to destroy not only the King's family and friends but even the King himself. Continuing the dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, To Play the King reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. An explosive political thriller, fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci and Robert Ludlum will enjoy this second tale of Urquhart's intrigues and schemes. As a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Party Chief of Staff, and now peer of the realm and Conservative member of the House of Lords, Baron Dobbs provides an insider look at the twists and turns of British politics. Other books in the House of Cards series: House of Cards, Book 1 The dark, twisting schemes of a politician determined to succeed To Play The King, Book 2 Newly elected Prime Minister plots to take on the Monarchy to grab even more power The Final Cut, Book 3 The perfect finale to this twisted trilogy, Urquhart refuses to close his career quietly What readers are saying about House of Cards: "Engrossing, brilliantly written, fast moving political drama." "Superb trilogy of political ruthlessness" "great read and an uncanny look at British politics from an ex politician. Buy it and get hooked." "Engaging and fun to read with all the drama expected from Dobbs." "Full of intrigue and manipulation. The Machiavellian Prime Minister pitted against the Monarchy in a bitter fight to the death." "an explosive end and full of intrigue, both political and personal." "a masterful performance" "If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books." What reviewers are saying about House of Cards: 'Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace.' - Sunday Express 'With a friend like Michael Dobbs, who needs enemies? A good romp, and gloriously cheeky. Dobbs' books grab because of their authenticity - the man knows his stuff.' - The Times 'Rattles along from scandal to scandal...excellent entertainment.' - Mail on Sunday What everyone is saying about the House of Cards books: "This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity....a great triumph." -The Independent "...a political thriller writer with a marvellous inside track knowledge of government." - Daily Express "If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books." "Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace." - Sunday Express

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