They Cooked the Books [NOOK Book]

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A fascinating historical tour of some of today’s most familiar financial expressions. For instance, “Cooking the books” originated in England when the Earl of Strafford said: “The proof was once clear; however, they have cooked it ever since.” - the Earl was referring to altering ingredients in a recipe - not the “creative accounting” all too common in today’s business world.

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They Cooked the Books

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Overview

A fascinating historical tour of some of today’s most familiar financial expressions. For instance, “Cooking the books” originated in England when the Earl of Strafford said: “The proof was once clear; however, they have cooked it ever since.” - the Earl was referring to altering ingredients in a recipe - not the “creative accounting” all too common in today’s business world.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011495069
  • Publisher: Patrick Edwards
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 236 KB

Meet the Author

Patrick Edwards was born in Burbank, Ca. and spent his formative years in Southern California. After graduating from University High School in West Los Angeles, he joined the United States Coast Guard and served in a search and rescue capacity during the Vietnam War.In 1975, he graduated with a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and went on to a distinguished 30-year career as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. Edwards is an accomplished speaker, having been a former member of Toastmasters International and enjoyed lecturing in the field of medicine on numerous occasions.He is a member of Rotary International and is founder and CEO of Big Island Publishers, LLC. His writing credits include columns, editorials, and a photo essay of Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano, which is located on the island of Maui.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Entertaining

    'They Cooked the Books' was fun to read.

    Some statements regarding an idiom's first use are too certain, especially since the author includes websites such as wikipedia as sources for idiom history. Even hardcopy encyclopedias are no more than a starting point for research. Wikipedia information can be changed by almost anyone. But my question regarding research depth did not dim my enjoyment of reading this well written book.

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