Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian kingdom. Upon her death in 1884, she entrusted her property--"known as Bishop Estate--"to five trustees in order to create and maintain an institution that would benefit the children of Hawai'i: Kamehameha Schools. A century later, Bishop Estate controlled nearly one out of every nine acres in the state, a concentration of private land ownership rarely seen anywhere in the world. Then in August 1997 the unthinkable happened: Four revered kupuna (native Hawaiian elders) and a professor of trust-law publicly charged Bishop Estate trustees with gross incompetence and massive trust abuse. Entitled "Broken Trust," the statement provided devastating details of rigged appointments, violated trusts, cynical manipulation of the trust's beneficiaries, and the shameful involvement of many of Hawai'i's powerful. No one is better qualified to examine the events and personalities surrounding the scandal than two of the original "Broken Trust" authors.Their comprehensive account together with historical background, brings to light information that has never before been made public, including accounts of secret meetings and communications involving Supreme Court justices.
The dramatic New York Times-bestselling adventure in W.E.B. Griffin’s Badge of Honor series about the Philadelphia police force. Having investigated his share of gruesome murders, Philadelphia Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne is beginning to think nothing can shock him—until the case of a young socialite’s death lands on his desk. The Camilla Rose Morgan he’d known as a teenager was beautiful and brilliant—how was it possible she’d jumped to her death from her own balcony? Her brother tells Payne she’d tragically been battling a lifetime of mental demons, and there is plenty of evidence of it, but still...something just doesn’t sit right. The more Payne digs, the more complications he discovers. Reputations are on the line here, and lives—and if Payne doesn’t tread carefully, one of them may be his own.
A partner's betrayal doesn't have to define your relationship. The key to working through a betrayal is learning how to communicate with your partner in a way that promotes truthfulness and understanding. Our book provides you with the knowledge needed to honestly discuss the issue with your partner and find a resolution to the problem.
Variously and roundly perceived as gridlocked, incompetent, irresponsible, and corrupt, American government commands less respect and trust today than perhaps at any time in the nation's history. But the dysfunction in government that we like so little, along with the policy disasters it engenders, is in fact a product of that deep and persistent distrust, Stephen M. Griffin contends in Broken Trust, an accessible work of constitutional theory and history with profound implications for our troubled political system. Undertaken with a deep concern about the way our government is performing, Broken Trust makes use of the debate over dysfunctional government to uncover significant flaws in the conventional wisdom as to how the Constitution works. Indeed, although Americans strongly believe that our government is dysfunctional, they are just as firmly convinced that the Constitution still works well. Griffin questions this conviction by examining how recent policy disasters—such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the response to Hurricane Katrina, and the 2008 financial crisis—are linked to our constitutional system. This leads him to pose the question of whether the government institutions we have inherited from the eighteenth century are poor fits for contemporary times. Griffin argues that understanding the decline of trust in government requires investigating the historical circumstances of the last several decades as well as the constitutional experience of the states. In particular, he examines "hybrid democracy," the form of constitutionalism prevailing in California and other western states that combines Madisonian-style representative government with direct democracy. Hybrid democracy offers valuable lessons relevant to our contemporary difficulties with dysfunctional government at the national level. These lessons underpin the agenda for reform that Griffin then proposes, emphasizing democratic innovations aimed at producing both more effective government and greater trust in our political institutions. Building on a better understanding of the sources and consequences of government dysfunction, his book holds genuine hope, as well as practical possibilities, for the repair of our broken political and constitutional system.
Hotel rooms often come with perks. A corpse isn't one of them. Ghostwriter Megan Scott and investigative reporter Michael Elliott discover the body of a young woman in their Ottawa hotel room. Not what they expected on a business trip to Canada's capital. She's wearing a black lace teddy. A carafe of red wine and two glasses sit on a table. A closer look inside her purse reveals thousands of dollars, three business cards, and a supply of pills. The detective initially writes off Becca Landry's death as an open-and-shut case of overdose, but Frank Landry, an ex-military, believes his wife was murdered. Convinced that autopsy results will prove him right, he fears the police will soon target him as a prime suspect. He asks Megan and Michael to investigate. As they dig deeper, they unearth shocking links that expose the dark underbelly of a city where widespread fraud, illegal drug trafficking, and a sense of entitlement defy the system. Elusive conspirators up the stakes and threaten to block their efforts at any cost. How can Megan and Michael ensure their trust in each other is enough to save them on a perilous quest for a cold-blooded killer?
Healing and self-evaluation come from changes and brokenness beyond our pain. These empowering stories will inspire you to use your experience as a blueprint to overcome your disappointment in the areas of personal or professional relationships, financial loss or struggle, as well as health and wellness, thereby becoming the best version of you.Contributing Co-authors: Amanda Brown, Amanda Robar, Anna Pereira, Brian Henry, Cheryl Fink, Crystal McRae, Debra Wright, Idiakhosa Onaiwu-Osayi, Itohan Mercy Osayi, Kadian Mayne, Kayla Baran, Kesha Christie, Kimberly Tréa Manning, Kush I Krown, Lou Macaulay, Marlene Mae Henry, Michael J Ambrose, Monifa Wilson, Moyna David-Ejor, Nick Larsen, Nikkila Young-Henderson, Pearl Sinclair, Roxanne Pashniak, Sandra Bowen, Seymonde Peters Campbell, Sherry Richter, Shontelle West, Tammy Chinn, Teneisha S. Campbell, Vivian Amadi
They think they own me now. They think they've won, and that I'll be their good little soldier. Four dangerous, damaged, messed up boys. There used to be five, but one of them died, and I'm starting to suspect he was murdered.I didn't ask for this. No one would ask to be played, manipulated, seduced and betrayed. But that's what happened, anyway. It wasn't enough for them to break me. Sebastian Beckett has decided that he can't let me go, but I refuse to forgive and forget his betrayal so easily. His fixation is bordering on obsession, but when we begin to suspect a spy within Delta, there's no time to deal with his feelings. Someone is selling us out, and it's having a dire impact. It's life and death hiding behind corporate greed.Let the battle begin.*This dark contemporary romance features four sexy, dangerous boys but is NOT a reverse harem.*
A few days after an ordinary Valentine’s Day, Cindy Beall’s life changed forever. She listened with disbelief to her husband, Chris, a respected pastor, confess to pornography addiction, numerous affairs, and the startling news that a woman was pregnant with his child. With raw honesty and intimate knowledge of pain and of God’s power to resurrect something new out of the debris of betrayal, Cindy reveals how to: seek guidance, counseling, and prayer support when deceptions surface help the family heal from the grief and humiliation rebuild trust after porn, sex, and other addictions undermine a relationship protect a marriage from lies and unfaithfulness rely on God to pursue forgiveness and move forward in new promises Cindy’s compassion, grasp of God’s Word, and the Bealls’ remarkable story will help wives and husbands trust God with their broken hearts and follow His leading, hope, and redemption. Foreword by Craig Groeschel, bestselling author and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv.
The job seemed simple enough. Run surveillance on a real estate company. But when Spencer finds evidence of an drug lab and the trail leads to someone he trusts, he knows he's in over his head.When his team is stranded in the Alaskan wilderness, Spencer will need to rely on his new mantra: Trust no one--not the field agents, not his friends, not even his own visions.Chasing a handful of clues, Spencer struggles to piece facts together and find out who wants him dead . . . and if that that same someone is linked to a larger plan to wipe out the Mission League--for good.
If your whole existence is based on the trust a woman puts in you, then you have two choices: * You make sure you never break that trust. OR * You make sure no one remains alive to tell of the broken trust! Content retired Formula One World Champion race driver Stirling Speed begins picking at the curled corner of billionaire Lawrence Troutman's perfect life with his serene wife, Kristianna, sole heiress of the Arias cosmetic empire. He soon starts to peel back a veneer that reveals the broken trust hidden below, but with that knowledge, Stirling again takes on his archenemy that he battled during his racing years--death! Stirling Speed now finds himself in a new race to transform himself from being the hunted to being the hunter--a race that sees his E-type Jaguar in careering car chases and having to stretch its long legs to the glittering Monte Carlo and the green hell that is the Nurburgring Nordschleiffe.
Sir Herbert Samuel, the first British High Commissioner in Mandatory Palestine (1920-25) has been generally regarded as an impartial administrator. Sahar Huneidi argues that most of the measures Samuel took during his time in Palestine were designed to prepare the ground not simply for the ""Jewish national home"" promised in both the Balfour Declaration and the mandate for Palestine, but also for a Jewish state. Using a wide range of sources Huneidi charts Samuel's career in Palestine against the complex background of British policy, the Zionist movement at its inception and the emergent Palestinian Arab nationalist movement.
For reasons known only to him, Francis Teague hadn’t told anyone about his adolescent years during the 1940s in Monticello, Florida. But that all changed when his granddaughter, Erica Bass, a Leon County paramedic decided she wanted to know about them. Her mother initially discouraged her as whenever the subject came up by her or Erica’s grandmother, he clammed up and avoided the subject altogether. But Erica was determined. Urged by her boyfriend, Aaron, she visited her grandfather on his eighty-sixth birthday in an attempt to get him to agree to talk to her and hopefully write a book about his life as a teenager. Surprisingly, he agreed to talk to her and the book. But with the condition, she wrote everything he told her and from his point of view. Erica accepted, and the project began. Her grandfather not only talked about his adolescent years but revealed secrets he’d never told anyone not his parents, Erica’s grandmother, nor Erica’s mother. Some were emotionally charged, some were highly personal, and some were mysterious and suspenseful. Others were stressful, and some were downright humorous and entertaining. But Erica was overwhelmed when she discovered a shocking family secret.