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Second Best

Author: Calum Best
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473510589
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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER Calum Best should have had it all. As the only son of world-famous footballing legend George Best and his first wife Angie, a gorgeous English model, Calum was born into a world of privilege and opportunity. But his father’s fame came at a price, and George’s playing career was soon overshadowed by his playboy lifestyle and an increasing dependence on the comforting embrace of alcohol. Whilst his tumultuous later years could never diminish the memories of the peerless, often breathtaking, quality of his football, they had a profound effect on Calum. Growing up with his mother in California, Calum’s visits to see his father in England were all too rare, and he cherished every moment he could spend in the company of the man he adored. But as George’s alcoholism spiralled out of control, inebriation frequently led to violence and George’s self-destruction spilled over onto his son. Vivid, deeply moving, brave and honest, Second Best is the heart-breaking story of their relationship. It is a powerful tale of love and suffering, of an absent father and his wayward son, and of a family torn apart by addiction.

Second Best

Author: James E. Hite
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781621312697
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The vice president of the United States is perhaps the most overlooked officer of the American government. The vice presidency, however, has been on the ascent for many years and the form and function of the institution today is of considerably more significance than the office the Framers envisioned at the Federal Convention of 1787. "Second Best: The Rise of the American Vice Presidency" traces the historical trajectory of the vice-presidential institution, telling the story of the vice presidency, and those who have held the office. It is an infinitely more colorful narrative than most would imagine; and yet, the vice presidency continues to be an enigma to most of the public. James E. Hite is a faculty member of Portland State University s Extended Campus program, and also teaches as an adjunct faculty member of political science at Mt. Hood Community College and Clackamas Community College. Professor Hite lives with his family in Oregon, where they divide their time between Neskowin and Portland.

Second Best Wife

Author: Rebecca Winters
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
ISBN: 4596687072
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Ever since her great-grandmother first told her about her life in Italy, Gabriella has wanted to visit there. So she enters a study- abroad program, and becomes best friends with a local named Giovanni. Giovanni isn't just an ordinary Italian--he's the heir of the prestigious Provere family. His brother, Luca, is studying to become another in a long line of family priests. Luca and Gabriella are instantly drawn to each other, but a relationship is impossible given Luca's future--and the single kiss they share torments them both.

The Theory Of Second Best

Author: J. Bengtsson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542354721
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Twenty-two-year-old Kyle McKallister has lived his life in the shadows. Younger brother to one of the world's most elusive and embattled celebrities, Kyle has carved out a comfortable existence touring with his famous brother and living in the lap of luxury with no commitments or plans of his own, only a deep, haunting loyalty to his brother. But his life is about to be shaken up when the opportunity comes to compete on a popular reality show. Small town girl Kenzie Williams has come on the show for one thing only: to win. But when a disastrous start forces her to rely on an eclectic band of misfits, she finds herself immediately smitten with a handsome and mysterious cast mate. But life on the island is just a game. Can Kyle and Kenzie's fragile spark survive the pressures of the real world?

Second Best Justice

Author: J. Mark Ramseyer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022628204X
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It’s long been known that Japanese file fewer lawsuits per capita than Americans do. Yet explanations for the difference have tended to be partial and unconvincing, ranging from circular arguments about Japanese culture to suggestions that the slow-moving Japanese court system acts as a deterrent. With Second-Best Justice, J. Mark Ramseyer offers a more compelling, better-grounded explanation: the low rate of lawsuits in Japan results not from distrust of a dysfunctional system but from trust in a system that works—that sorts and resolves disputes in such an overwhelmingly predictable pattern that opposing parties rarely find it worthwhile to push their dispute to trial. Using evidence from tort claims across many domains, Ramseyer reveals a court system designed not to find perfect justice, but to “make do”—to adopt strategies that are mostly right and that thereby resolve disputes quickly and economically. An eye-opening study of comparative law, Second-Best Justice will force a wholesale rethinking of the differences among alternative legal systems and their broader consequences for social welfare.

Second Best

Author: Dallacey E Green
Publisher:
ISBN: 1468193880
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Cassie is a very sensitive and insecure woman, that is extremely conscious of her appearance. She has lived her life in the shadow of her twin sister, Helen. Now Cassie has come upon her first wedding anniversary to Nicholas, the man that had asked Helen to marry him, yet ended up marrying her instead. To the People in Valentine this story has been the talk of the town. Wherever Cassie goes she hears people whispering questions that she has thought upon time and time again. How could Nicholas bare living without Helen, the woman that he loves? Why had he married Cassie, the crippled sister and how could he live with a bride that could only ever be second best? Second Best is a heartwarming Christmas story. It would make a great holiday gift.

Always Second Best

Author: Elodie Nowodazkij
Publisher: Elodie Nowodazkij
ISBN: 1517270200
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Second standalone full-length novel in the Broken Dreams series Sometimes being first isn’t what you expected. Seventeen-year-old ballerina Emilia Moretti is tired of always being second best. And she’s going to prove the world she deserves to be first. In her upcoming School of the Performing Arts showcase. In the eyes of her birth parents. And in the heart of the guy she loves. She spends hours rehearsing, hours dreaming about becoming number one, hours imagining how her entire life is about to change. But when nothing goes the way she planned, she’ll need to realize what it really means to be first. Eighteen-year-old Nick Grawski doesn’t want to follow Daddy Dearest’s rules any longer. He's going to prove he's meant to be a dancer—not a lawyer—and he is not going to stay away from Em just because his father demands it. He needs to show Em that—this time around—he’s there to stay and that he won’t break her heart again. Even when her world goes down to shit, even when he finds out his dad may have been trying to protect him all along, even if being there for one another is harder than falling in love. ALWAYS SECOND BEST is a novel of hope and heartbreak and broken dreams. It’s a novel about falling in love and discovering that being first isn’t always what matters.

Second Best

Author: Denise Robins
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1444781618
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When Barry Elderton comes back from Ceylon to marry Virginia Brame, it is to find her the wife of the wealthy Sir Ian Kingleigh. So Barry turns to Virginia's cousin Joan for consolation. But she, loving Barry as much as he loved Virginia, knows that for him she is only 'second best'. Can she ever be first in his affections? A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1931, and available now for the first time in eBook.