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Open book

Open Book

A situation in which a bank's liabilities have a shorter term (on average) than its assets. This indicates that it may not be able to meet its obligations when the time comes. It is also called an unmatched book or a short book.
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This short book adds to the large critical discourse on the car.
This very Short Book is more in the tradition of the political pamphleteer than of the scholar.
Haldeman-Julius, who coaxed him into writing one and eventually eleven short books on philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle.
Heswall author Leslie Harrison has written two short books disputing and disproving this myth.
ANSWER: Read aloud, but start with very short books.
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Short Books was set up in September, 1999, by two former journalists, ex-Observer, Spectator and Sunday Telegraph Rebecca Nicolson and ex-Daily and Sunday Telegraph Aurea Carpenter, with the intention of bridging the gap between publishing and feature journalism.