The Lost Son

A Life in Pursuit of Justice

Author: Bernard B. Kerik

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060508825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

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Details the life of the 40th Police Commissioner of New York City as he fights injustice and works to solve the mystery of his mother, who abandoned him decades earlier, and discusses the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Grave Above the Grave

Author: Bernie B. Kerik

Publisher: Humanix Books

ISBN: 163006100X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Page Title Highly decorated New York City Police Commissioner Rick Raymond is awakened in the middle of the night when two uniformed cops are shot by a lone gunman in middle of Times Square. He goes to Bellevue, to visit the family of the policeman who was murdered, and the surviving officer of the two. He briefly meets the press, then goes to the scene of the shooting, a car that looked like the remnants of a war zone, bullet ridden and blood soaked. On the way home to Riverdale (in the North Bronx, just above Manhattan), he hears over the police radio that the suspected cop killer is being pursued in Harlem, where he has escaped via the subway, and reemerged onto the street. Raymond's instructs his driver to take him there, and when they arrive, wind up in the middle of a gun battle between the suspect and responding units. In the chase and chaos of combat, Raymond's car hits and kills the suspect. This action opening sets into motion a series of events that will take this domestic crime into the dark world of international terrorism. Complicating matters is a voracious tabloid press, internal city politics, and a long-simmering affair between Commissioner Raymond and the District Attorney (both married). As Rick Raymond races against the clock to solve the crime and prevent collateral personal damage, he discovers an international conspiracy that will rock not only the city, but the entire nation.

Vigilance

My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City

Author: Ray Kelly

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316383791

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Two-time New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly opens up about his remarkable life, taking us inside fifty years of law enforcement leadership, offering chilling stories of terrorist plots after 9/11, and sharing his candid insights into the challenges and controversies cops face today. The son of a milkman and a Macy's dressing room checker, Ray Kelly grew up on New York City's Upper West Side, a middle-class neighborhood where Irish and Puerto Rican kids played stickball and tussled in the streets. He entered the police academy and served as a marine in Vietnam, living and fighting by the values that would carry him through a half century of leadership-justice, decisiveness, integrity, courage, and loyalty. Kelly soared through the NYPD ranks in decades marked by poverty, drugs, civil unrest, and a murder rate that, at its peak, spiked to over two thousand per year. Kelly came to be known as a tough leader, a fixer who could go into a troubled precinct and clean it up. That reputation catapulted him into his first stint as commissioner, under Mayor David Dinkins, where Kelly oversaw the police response to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and spearheaded programs that would help usher in the city's historic drop in crime. Eight years later, in the chaotic wake of the 9/11 attacks, newly elected mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Kelly to be NYC's top cop once again. After a decade working with Interpol, serving as undersecretary of the Treasury for enforcement, overseeing U.S. Customs, and commanding an international police force in Haiti, Kelly understood that New York's security was synonymous with our national security. Believing that the city could not afford to rely solely on "the feds," he succeeded in transforming the NYPD from a traditional police department into a resource-rich counterterrorism-and-intelligence force. In this vital memoir, Kelly reveals the inside stories of his life in the hot seat of "the capital of the world"-from the terror plots that nearly brought a city to its knees to his dealings with politicians, including Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama as well as Mayors Rudolph Giuliani, Bloomberg, and Bill DeBlasio. He addresses criticisms and controversies like the so-called stop-question-and-frisk program and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and offers his insights into the challenges that have recently consumed our nation's police forces, even as the need for vigilance remains as acute as ever.

Corruption Officer

From Jail Guard to Perpetrator Inside Rikers Island

Author: Gary L. Heyward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476794324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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An ex-Marine turned corrections officer at New York's Riker's Island describes in gritty detail how his life on one side of the law led him into a life on the other, smuggling drugs and other contraband inside the jail for a large profit. Original.

Jewhooing the Sixties

American Celebrity and Jewish Identity; Sandy Koufax, Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan, and Barbra Streisand

Author: David Kaufman

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611683157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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A lively look at four major Jewish celebrities of early 1960s America, who together made their mark on both American culture and Jewish identity

Conspiracy among America’s Heroes

Author: Chief Kelly Daugherty

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1477268669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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Anyone who is a manager, supervisor, leader, or involved with human-relations issues needs to read this book, and learn from these truculent life lessons and use them for future reference. Are you willing to take the ethical challenge?

The Power of Forgetting

Six Essential Skills to Clear Out Brain Clutter and Become the Sharpest, Smartest You

Author: Mike Byster

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307985873

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Accompanied by unique games and quizzes, the creator of the award-winning Brainetics memory system provides readers with the necessary skills to shift through brain clutter to become more accomplished and capable, each and every day. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Life As a Jailer: Through the Officers Eyes

Author: Capt. Joe DeFranco,K-9 Off. Tom Duncan

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483469808

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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"Life as a Jailer” is a book that is long overdue, and is NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. Have you ever wonder what REALLY goes on behind the walls of a Prison or Jail. If so, you just found the right book. We (Ret.) Capt. Joe DeFranco & (Ret.) K-9 Off. Tom Duncan hold NOTHING BACK in this mind blowing account of both our careers as Correctional Officers... We’ve both seen things & dealt with things that you’re not going to believe and WE TELL IT ALL... “Life as a Jailer” is a TRUE factual account of the daily on goings inside the walls like: Murders, Escapes, Fights (assaults where Officers have had fingers bitten off and Inmates have been stabbed/shanked,) Cell Fires, Rapes & so many other mind blowing stories... But it's not all bad, there are many funny stories too and (if you can believe) GREAT times. Looking back we are thankful for those days because it’s the good times that got us through the bad days...

Once a Cop

The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man

Author: Corey Pegues

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501110497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A "former cop sets the record straight in this ... memoir about his youth selling crack in the '80s with one of NYC's toughest gangs and later rise through the ranks of the NYPD to become a community leader"--

Peter Paul and Mary

Fifty Years in Music and Life

Author: Peter Yarrow,Noel Paul Stookey,Mary Travers

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607348012

Category: Music

Page: 144

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Finally . . . here is the first and only book that visually tells us the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, through their own words and with iconic images that follow their passionate, fifty-year journey to the center of America’s heart. The very best of thousands of photographs, many rare and never before published, taken over five decades by some of the world’s top photographers, follow them from their earliest performances in the 1960s, when Mary was the most desired, beautiful, and charismatic performer and a new role model for women. Follow the trio as they lead America to discover the passionate soul of folk music. Join the struggle for racial equality, social justice, and freedom in this memorable journey, from the historic 1963 March on Washington with Martin Luther King, Jr., to the trio’s appearance before a half million people in 1969 to end the Vietnam War, to their singing at the Hollywood Bowl for Survival Sunday in 1978, helping to launch the anti-nuke movement, the world’s first international environmental movement. Through these images, you can feel and almost hear the trio’s songs calling for a more caring, better world as you see them performing with a courage and conviction that became for so many the embodiment and sound track of their generation’s awakening to conscience, to activism, and to a new dream for all of humankind. Peter, Paul, and Mary’s songs of defiant hope and a certain unmasked innocence are still a powerful part of our American consciousness, and this book reenacts the history of how the trio marked our lives with their indelible stamp of honesty of the sort we yearn to recapture and recreate in our own time—for ourselves, our children, and the generations to come. From the Hardcover edition.

Police State

How America's Cops Get Away with Murder

Author: Gerry Spence

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466885203

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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How does America, founded on the promise of freedom for all, find itself poised to become a police state? In Police State, legendary "country lawyer" Gerry Spence reveals the unnerving truth of our criminal justice system. In his more than sixty years in the courtroom, Spence has never represented a person charged with a crime in which the police hadn't themselves violated the law. Whether by hiding, tampering with, or manufacturing evidence; by gratuitous violence and even murder, those who are charged with upholding the law too often break it. Spence points to the explosion of brutality leading up to the murder of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, insisting that this is the way it has always been: cops get away with murder. Nothing changes. Police State narrates the shocking account of the Madrid train bombings -how the FBI accused an innocent man of treasonous acts they knew he hadn't committed. It details the rampant racism within Chicago's police department, which landed teenager Dennis Williams on death row. It unveils the deliberately coercive efforts of two cops to extract a false murder confession from frightened and mentally fragile Albert Hancock, along with other appalling evidence from eight of Spence's most famous cases. We all want to feel safe. But how can we be safe when the very police we pay to protect us instead kill us, maim us, and falsify evidence against us. Can we accept the argument that cops may occasionally overstep their boundaries, but only when handling guilty criminals and never with us? Can we expect them to investigate and prosecute themselves when faced with allegations of misconduct? Can we believe that they are acting for our own good? Too many innocent are convicted; too many are wrongly executed. The cost has become too high for a free people to bear. In Police State, Spence issues a stinging indictment of the American justice system. Demonstrating that the way we select and train our police guarantees fatal abuses of justice, he also prescribes a challenging cure that stands to restore America's promise of liberty and justice for all.

Safari

A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer

Author: Geoffrey Kent

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062299220

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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"It's here, in nature, that we are completely unified with all of life." Geoffrey Kent had nothing but an East African shilling and an old Land Rover when he launched a safari business in 1962 with his parents in Nairobi. Today he is the chairman and CEO of Abercrombie & Kent, a pioneering internationally renowned luxury travel company that takes thousands of trekkers to the planet's wildest frontiers. In his gripping memoir, this "Indiana Jones–meets–James Bond" entrepreneur recounts his phenomenal journey. Kent's life reads like a work of fiction: growing up barefoot in the African bush, riding his motorcycle across the continent, and ultimately becoming the most sought-after travel professional in the world. Safari is a breathtaking and exhilarating trip to some of the most exotic and stunning locations on earth. Packed with gorgeous photographs and unbelievable memories from the larger-than-life explorer, Safari lets readers indulge their spirit of adventure.

Lights Out

A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

Author: Ted Koppel

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 055341996X

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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A nation unprepared : surviving the aftermath of a blackout where tens of millions of people over several states are affected.

Embarrassing Confessions of a Marine Lieutenant

Operation Branding Iron, 2.1A

Author: Donny O'Malley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943979004

Category:

Page: 208

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A Marine Infantry Officer confesses his lust for killing and f!cking everything in sight, his desire to beat his boss's face in and frag the battalion staff, his willingness to risk Afghan civilians in order to save Marines, his burning desire to win a game of gay chicken at all costs, his personal mission to nail the combat reporter who joined his unit, his sexual arousal at the sight of ED (Enemy Death), and his inability to take serious things seriously; while planning and executing the last combat operation of his deployment in Afghanistan; a nighttime helicopter raid named, Operation Branding Iron Part 2.1A. (Continued from National Geographic's "Battlefield Afghanistan") This is undoubtedly the most honest and raw account of an Officer's thoughts and actions during combat that has ever been written. After publishing this book, Donny O'Malley's job options are now reduced to low level sales and day labor construction. It is still unclear how he ever made it out of the Marines without court martial. Senior officer's will slam him, military historians will be shocked, and all civilians will be 100% certain he's psychotic. Fortunately, the book is written for the opposite of those mentioned above. It's written for Enlisted guys. Officers who are brave enough to read will either cry themselves to sleep, jerk themselves off to Donny's picture, or will ask their buddies to write them up for an award with V for having the moral courage to finish the book.This book is a reach-around to all enlisted, and a F!CK YOU to every Officer who has ever written a politically correct, full-of-sh!t, "I'm a great leader," book about combat. Every single one of those fucking jerkoffs wrote a book for civilians that not a single enlisted guy ever gave two-shits about. The truth is that Marines love killing more than they love pvssy; they fantasize about mowing down insurgents with a 240 on post while 70 virgins take turns blowing them.This is who we are, and I'm sick and tired of nerdy book writers hiding our reality from the public. F!ck the public, they'll judge us and say we're psychotic until they watch an ISIS beheading video, and then they'll beg us to come out of our cage to fight the bad guys. At which time we'll head to the front line of evil and kill them all with a smile. Enjoy the read my brothers, this one's for you.

16th Seduction

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031655345X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The Instant #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the most explosive case of her career. Lindsay Boxer is learning to love again. After the picture-perfect world she shared with her husband, Joe, and their beautiful young daughter shattered under the weight of Joe's double life, Lindsay is determined to put the pieces back together. But before she can welcome Joe back with open arms, their beloved hometown of San Francisco faces a threat unlike any the city--or the country--has ever seen. When the danger hits even closer to home, Lindsay and Joe find a common cause and spring into action, with quick results. But what at first seems like an open-and-shut case quickly turns into anything but, when the suspect threatens everything that Lindsay has worked a lifetime to build. As Lindsay's investigation is scrutinized and undermined by a criminal as brilliant as any high-powered defense lawyer, and her motives are called into question by everyone she thought had her back, not even the truth may be enough to save her. In a desperate fight for her career--and her life--Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a fiendish enemy puts her on trial-and walks free with blood on his hands. Filled with the trademark suspense and emotion that have made James Patterson the world's #1 bestselling writer, 16th Seduction is the Women's Murder Club's toughest case yet--and an exhilarating thrill ride from start to finish.

Badge of Evil

Author: Bill Stanton,Craig Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1941393942

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the same deadly crucible that forged Al Qaeda and ISIS, a new terrorist plot threatens to strike at the heart of America, and it’ll take an uneasy alliance between New York’s sharpest investigative journalist and one of its toughest private eyes to take them down. Badge of Evil is the first novel in a bold new thriller series from the writing team of private investigator Bill Stanton and award-winning journalist Craig Horowitz. All eyes are on New York City’s police commissioner Lawrence Brock after his hands-on role in a raid on a potential terrorist cell that turned into a blazing shootout. There’s even talk that he may be headed to Washington to take over Homeland Security. Investigative journalist A. J. Ross wants to expose the ruthless opportunist behind Brock’s heroic image. Freewheeling private investigator Frank Bishop is hired by the family of the lone surviving suspect, desperate to prove the young man’s innocence. A. J. and Bishop hate each other at first sight, but they’ll need to learn to work together quickly if they want to take down the commissioner—because Lawrence Brock will do anything to ensure the dark secrets of his past remain hidden. Badge of Evil introduces a dynamic new voice in thriller fiction, in the spirit of such bestselling authors as Harlan Coben and David Baldacci. It is a novel of our times and for our times—an all too familiar story of corruption and abuse at the highest levels, and how the lust for power can drive men to commit the most shocking acts.

The Sociology Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465445226

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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The Sociology Book from DK is an introduction to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. With more than 100 ideas from the world's most renowned sociologists, covering topics as diverse as the effects of globalization; issues of equality, diversity, identity, and human rights; the role of institutions; and the rise of urban living in modern society, this book details all the key concepts of sociological thought. - Part of an award-winning series that uses an innovative graphic approach and creative use of typography to clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain big ideas - Explores sociological theories formulated by more than 100 famous sociologists, from Jane Addams to Sharon Zukin - Easy to navigate step-by-step summaries explain each idea in a nutshell - Biographies of key sociologists and social activists give a historical context to each idea - A directory of social thinkers includes further biographies of sociologists from around the world

Dangerous Instincts

Use an FBI Profiler's Tactics to Avoid Unsafe Situations

Author: Mary Ellen O'Toole,Alisa Bowman

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0452298520

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 257

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Shares guidelines for protecting oneself from physical, financial, legal, and professional harm, outlining methods for everything from responding to random threats and hiring babysitters to finding honest investment advisors and seeking employment.

Investigating White-Collar Crime

Evaluation of Fraud Examinations

Author: Petter Gottschalk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319689169

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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This book examines internal fraud investigations in public and private organizations. It provides a theoretical framework of white-collar crime and convenience theory, to examine a number of case studies, including some cases brought to light by the Panama Papers. Investigating white-collar crime is distinguished from other types of crime by: concealment of the crime rather than the criminal, victims who may be unaware of the crime and not directly visible to the criminal, and the resources available to suspects. It requires a unique strategy and a unique set of tools. This work provides insight into a number of internal investigation reports that are normally not publicly available. It will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, particularly with an interest in white collar crime and corruption, as well as related fields such as business, management, economics, and public administration.