A Question Of Intent

Author: David A. Kessler
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781586481216
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Former FDA commissioner David Kessler guides the reader through a legal thriller, telling the story of the FDA's fight with big tobacco.

A Question Of Intent

Author: David A. Kessler
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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The former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recounts his investigation into the inner workings of the tobacco industry, revealing how tobacco companies hid the truth about the health risks of smoking for decades.

A Question Of Intent

Author: David Kessler
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 0786731028
Size: 34.43 MB
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Tobacco companies had been protecting their turf for decades. They had congressmen in their pocket. They had corrupt scientists who made excuses about nicotine, cancer and addiction. They had hordes of lawyers to threaten anyone—inside the industry or out—who posed a problem. They had a whole lot of money to spend. And they were good at getting people to do what they wanted them to do. After all, they had already convinced millions of Americans to take up an addictive, unhealthy, and potentially deadly habit. David Kessler didn't care about all that. In this book he tells for the first time the thrilling detective story of how the underdog FDA—while safeguarding the nation's food, drugs, and blood supply—finally decided to take on one of the world's most powerful opponents, and how it won. Like A Civil Action or And the Band Played On, A Question of Intent weaves together science, law, and fascinating characters to tell an important and often unexpectedly moving story. We follow Kessler's team of investigators as they race to find the clues that will allow the FDA to assert jurisdiction over cigarettes, while the tobacco companies and their lawyers fight back—hard. Full of insider information and drama, told with wit, and animated by its author's moral passion, A Question of Intent reads like a Grisham thriller, with one exception—everything in it is true.

A Question Of Intent

Author: David Kessler
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786731028
Size: 30.48 MB
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Tobacco companies had been protecting their turf for decades. They had congressmen in their pocket. They had corrupt scientists who made excuses about nicotine, cancer and addiction. They had hordes of lawyers to threaten anyone—inside the industry or out—who posed a problem. They had a whole lot of money to spend. And they were good at getting people to do what they wanted them to do. After all, they had already convinced millions of Americans to take up an addictive, unhealthy, and potentially deadly habit. David Kessler didn't care about all that. In this book he tells for the first time the thrilling detective story of how the underdog FDA—while safeguarding the nation's food, drugs, and blood supply—finally decided to take on one of the world's most powerful opponents, and how it won. Like A Civil Action or And the Band Played On, A Question of Intent weaves together science, law, and fascinating characters to tell an important and often unexpectedly moving story. We follow Kessler's team of investigators as they race to find the clues that will allow the FDA to assert jurisdiction over cigarettes, while the tobacco companies and their lawyers fight back—hard. Full of insider information and drama, told with wit, and animated by its author's moral passion, A Question of Intent reads like a Grisham thriller, with one exception—everything in it is true.

A Question Of Intent

Author: David Kessler
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 0786731028
Size: 58.45 MB
Format: PDF
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Tobacco companies had been protecting their turf for decades. They had congressmen in their pocket. They had corrupt scientists who made excuses about nicotine, cancer and addiction. They had hordes of lawyers to threaten anyone—inside the industry or out—who posed a problem. They had a whole lot of money to spend. And they were good at getting people to do what they wanted them to do. After all, they had already convinced millions of Americans to take up an addictive, unhealthy, and potentially deadly habit. David Kessler didn't care about all that. In this book he tells for the first time the thrilling detective story of how the underdog FDA—while safeguarding the nation's food, drugs, and blood supply—finally decided to take on one of the world's most powerful opponents, and how it won. Like A Civil Action or And the Band Played On, A Question of Intent weaves together science, law, and fascinating characters to tell an important and often unexpectedly moving story. We follow Kessler's team of investigators as they race to find the clues that will allow the FDA to assert jurisdiction over cigarettes, while the tobacco companies and their lawyers fight back—hard. Full of insider information and drama, told with wit, and animated by its author's moral passion, A Question of Intent reads like a Grisham thriller, with one exception—everything in it is true.

Asia Africa Development Divergence

Author: David Henley
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783602805
Size: 25.94 MB
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Why have South-East Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam been so successful in reducing levels of absolute poverty, while in African countries like Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, despite recent economic growth, most people are still almost as poor as they were half a century ago? This book presents a simple, radical explanation for the great divergence in development performance between Asia and Africa: the absence in most parts of Africa, and the presence in Asia, of serious developmental intent on the part of national political leaders.

A Question Of Intent

Author: Dion Gooden - EL
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1463484585
Size: 38.30 MB
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During the late-1990’s, there was a dual system of justice in Atlanta. Attractive prosecutor LaPrecious Rhodes enforced criminal justice and a murderous female vigilante named “Serena” enforced street justice. With the talented Rhodes, criminals lost their freedom; with merciless Serena, however, they lost their lives. Local homicide detective John Cronin battled Serena’s street justice with an intense passion. Serena became an obsession not just for him but for another detective and a member of the public defender’s office as well. Through it all, Rhodes found herself in a precarious position: for each case she lost in criminal court, Serena won later on in the street court. Where would the battle end? That’s a question of intent.

A Question Of Intent

Author: Merline Lovelace
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426868316
Size: 63.99 MB
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U.S. Army Major Jill Bradshaw was used to giving orders, not taking them--so when she met brusque Commander Cody Richardson, the medical officer in charge of her top secret mission, she was a little taken aback. Of course she was also taken with him--a problem, because despite his sterling credentials, she wasn't exactly sure who he was. Or where he came from... Cody had always maintained military and medical protocol at all costs, and he wasn't about to stop now--which meant a hands-off policy as far as a certain lovely army major was concerned. But it was all for the best, Cody told himself. He had secrets to keep--and they were best kept at a distance. She was best kept at a distance....

Tremor Of Intent

Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847658946
Size: 13.85 MB
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Denis Hillier is an aging British agent on his last assignment. His old school friend Roper defected to the USSR long ago, to become one of the evil empire's great scientific minds. Hillier must persuade, or force, Roper to come back to England or risk losing his retirement fund. However, he hadn't foreseen the obstacles between him and his mark. Mr Theodorescu, a fellow passenger on board the ship to Hillier's target, and his companion Miss Devi, prove both irresistible and dangerous. This morality tale of a Secret Service gone mad features sex, gluttony, violence, treachery, and religion. Tremor of Intent is a rare combination of the deadly serious and the absurd, the lofty and the lusty.