Go Down Looking

A Novel Inspired by Real Events

Author: Jim H. Ainsworth

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1618626310

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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"Jake Rivers has to choose between friends or family. After months of living alone on the high plains of the Texas Panhandle, he abandons his friends and a cherished dream. He follows his family east, trading the new life he has built for an old one filled with the haunting memory of his little brother's death"--Author's website.

After the Fall

New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years that Followed

Author: Mary Marshall Clark,Peter Bearman,Catherine Ellis,Stephen Drury Smith

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587675

Category: History

Page: 288

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Published to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, After the Fall is a landmark oral history drawn from the celebrated collection of 9/11 interviews at Columbia University. Within days of 9/11, Columbia’s Oral History Research Office deployed interviewers across the city to begin collecting the accounts and observations of hundreds of people from a diverse mix of New York neighborhoods and backgrounds. Over subsequent months and years, follow-up interviews produced a deep and revealing look at how the attacks changed individual lives and communities in New York City. After the Fall presents a selection of these fascinating testimonies, with heartbreaking and enlightening stories from a broad range of New Yorkers. The interviews include first-responders, taxi drivers, school teachers, artists, religious leaders, immigrants, and others who were interviewed at intervals since the 2001 attacks. The result is a remarkable time-lapse account of the city as it changed in the wake of 9/11, one that will resonate powerfully with New Yorkers and millions of others who continue to feel the impact of the most damaging attack on American soil in history.

Seal Team Seven #20

Attack Mode

Author: Keith Douglass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101576065

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Fifteen-hundred miles west of Hawaii, a freighter is hijacked with enough weapons-grade plutonium onboard to blast all the major capitals of the world into radioactive dust. These pirates are planning to sell the plutonium to countries like Iran for the purpose of developing nuclear warheads, and if there’s any attempt to retake the ship, they are prepared to release their deadly cargo and kill thousands. Only a team of specialists—highly trained to do the armed forces’ most dangerous job—can perform the surgical strike necessary to take out the bad guys. SEAL Team Seven is ready to bring them down.

When the Lights Go Down

The glamour of the cinema heals the heartbreak of war...

Author: Pamela Evans

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472219597

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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With a country on the brink of war, a young usherette is on the brink of heartache... This irresistible, heartwarming saga from Pam Evans, the bestselling author of In the Dark Streets Shining, is an unforgettable tale of love, hope and war. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Lindsey Hutchinson. 'History and Romance. A touching saga' - My Weekly It is 1938 and the threat of war looms on the streets of London. But, when the lights go down in the cinema aisles, usherette Daisy Blake is transported to a world of glamour and romance. Among the staff there is much merriment and Daisy soon falls in love with the handsome organist, Al Dawson. Then war is declared and, just after Al leaves for the frontline, Daisy discovers she's pregnant. Her mother is distraught; she doesn't think Al is right for her daughter and when Daisy's letters to him go unanswered, her mother encourages her to marry John, the cinema's projectionist, to spare her further heartache. As the blitz rages over London and disaster strikes, Daisy's morale is boosted by her work and her young son, Sam, brings her comfort and joy in the troubled times ahead... What Amazon readers are saying about When the Lights Go Down: 'This book was great. Couldn't put it down, well worth reading' 'Like a fairy tale ending'

Caged Eagles

Author: Eric Walters

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554694493

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 260

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When Canada went to war with Japan following the bombing of Pearl Harbour, Canadians of Japanese descent were declared "Enemy Aliens." Without recourse of any kind, they were forced to leave their homes along with the British Columbia coast, their possessions were sold, and their rights as citizens denied. Caged Eagles follows fourteen-year-old Tadashi Fukushima and his family as they embark on a tortuous physical and emotional journey. Along with neighbours from their remote village on the northern BC coast, they travel by fishing boat to Vancouver, where they are placed in detention in Hastings Park, the Pacific National Exhibition ground, and forced to live in cattle stalls. For Tadashi detention becomes both an adventure and a dilemma as he struggles to understand the undercurrents of racism and injustice that have overtaken his life and those of his community.

Better to Reign in Hell

Inside the Raiders Fan Empire

Author: Jim Miller,Kelly Mayhew

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 159558787X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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The silver-and-black-clad Oakland Raiders fans are the most notorious in American professional sports, with a mythic reputation for cursing, drinking, brawling, and generally wreaking mayhem. The devotion of the team’s multiracial, largely blue-collar supporters runs deep, creating a profound sense of community. As Jim Miller and Kelly Mayhew reveal in this hair-raising and entertaining new book, the self-described Raider Nation, smitten with its outlaw mystique, provides a gritty alternative to California’s sunshine-and-granola image. Over the course of the harrowing 2003 season, Miller and Mayhew explored the reality behind the myth and interviewed legions of rabid Raiders fans—from suburban families to bikers—while attending games in the “Black Hole” (the rowdiest section in Oakland’s stadium), frequenting sports bars, and crashing tailgate parties. Featuring the extraordinary photography of Joseph A. Blum, Better to Reign in Hell is both a rollicking tale of obsessive fandom and a fascinating study of the intersection of class, race, gender, and community in professional sports.

Daydreams of a Country Boy

Author: Thomas McDonald

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465387943

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Mike was a country boy with a dream. He wanted a car, a job, and a girlfriend. He got the car and a job, but the girlfriend turned into a nightmare. Mike finally got a girlfriend, but the school bully put him down. His girlfriend left him. So he decided not to get mad, but to get even. The way he got even was a blast. Mike was going to a country school. You had to have a car or ~ou were dead in the water with the girls. Mikes luck turned bad. If he didn't have bad luck, he wouldn't have any luck at all. After a bad storm destroyed their home, they moved to a small town. Mike ran with the guys and got in a lot of trouble. He finally made out with a girl. Turned out she was a fifty dollar a "night call girl from Houston and showed him the ropes about making love. Mike made out with other girls after that. Then Mike met Linda Carson. Linda was a rich rancher's daughter. They moved from Oklahoma to Texas and bought a large horse ranch. Mr. Carson hired Mike after he saved his horse's life. Mike was good with horses. Linda liked Mike, but he was an old country boy. Mrs. Carson wanted Linda to go out with the rich boys. Linda was confused at what she wanted. Would true love win out?

Go Down Moses And Other Stories

Author: William Faulkner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446485587

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Seven dramatic stories which reveal Faulkner's compassionate understanding of the Deep South. His characters are humble people who live out their lives within the same small circle of the earth, who die unrecorded. Their epitaphs make a fitting introduction to one of the great American writers of the century.

Long Made Short

Author: Stephen Dixon

Publisher: Dzanc Books

ISBN: 1480417343

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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A dozen stories concerning loss and how people—mainly men—cope with it.

Understand this

Author: Jervey Tervalon,Richard Yarborough

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520223554

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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An unsentimental novel depicts true-to-life characters in a south central Los Angeles community who struggle for integrity and self-respect in an environment of gangs, guns, drugs, and death.

Corruption Officer

From Jail Guard to Perpetrator Inside Rikers Island

Author: Gary L. Heyward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476794332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In this shocking memoir from a former corrections officer, Gary Heyward shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous Rikers Island jails. Gary Heyward’s life changed forever when he received a letter from the New York City Department of Corrections announcing he was accepted into the academy for new recruits. For the Harlem-born ex-Marine, being an officer of the law was the ticket he’d been waiting for to move up from a low-wage security job and out of the Polo Ground Projects in New York City—and take his mother with him. Heyward was warned of the temptations he’d encounter as a new officer, but when faced with financial hardship, he suddenly found himself unable to resist the income generated from selling contraband to inmates. In his distinctive voice, Heyward takes you on a journey inside the walls of Rikers Island, showing how he teamed up with various inmates and other officers to develop a system that allowed him to profit from selling drugs inside the jail. Corruption Officer is a jarring exposé of a man having lived on both sides of the law, a rare insider’s look at a corrupt city jail, and a testament to the lengths we’ll go when our backs are against the wall.

Being Down, Looking Up

Author: Rob Walters

Publisher: Satin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 282

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This book is about an unusual journey: a unique journey through everyday surroundings. Rob Walters decided to become a shoeshine boy. He stowed his shoeshine kit, a tent, and a few items of clothing in a trailer, connected the trailer to his push bike and set off from Oxford to visit the old shoe-making cities of middle England. Along the way he polished many shoes, met lots of interesting people, pedalled many miles, and gained a fascinating insight into his own country from a rather unique perspective.Rejected by some, welcomed by many, he polished shoes in shopping centres, solicitor's offices, a kite festival, railway stations, campsites, street corners, and a bewildering selection of pubs. He polished the shoes of dossers, company directors, criminals, Morris dancers, publicans, bikers, policemen, schoolboys, reporters, a bowling green groundsman, an Icelander, and a Latvian – to name just a few. He slept in fields, in woods, and on the edge of golf courses. He was ejected from the Norfolk Show and welcomed into the offices of lawyers and fruit importers.During his journey he met members of the Household Cavalry, topless protestors, a homeless joss stick seller, a man who stole baths in hotels, a submariner, a beaten housewife, a disenchanted solicitor, a rubber recycler, a toyshop owner, and two ghost guides – amongst others. All of them had a story to tell: some sad, some amusing. It is their tales and Rob's own incisive observations that are related in this unusual book. Reading it will transport you to Northampton, the centre of the English shoe making tradition; then through the Fens to East Anglia; back across the country to the Midlands; down along the River Severn to Gloucester; and then over the Cotswolds to Oxford. Progress is at a comfortable cycling pace along the country roads and through the sleepy villages, yet interrupted regularly by diversions into the vibrancy of the cities.

Severed Souls

A Richard and Kahlan Novel

Author: Terry Goodkind

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429948442

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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From the far reaches of the D'Haran Empire, Bishop Hannis Arc and the ancient Emperor Sulachan lead a vast horde of Shun-Tuk and other depraved "half-people" into the Empire's heart, raising an army of the dead in order to threaten the world of the living. Meanwhile, far from home, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell must defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats, despite a magical sickness that depletes their strength and which, if not cured, will take their lives...sooner rather than later. "Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man's shoulder blades. He spun back toward Richard after throwing the woman out of the opening, ready to attack. It seemed impossible, but the man looked unaffected by the blade that had impaled him through the chest. It was then, in the weak light from the fire pit off to the side, that Richard got his first good look at the killer. Three knives were buried up to their brass cross-guards in the man's chest. Only the handles were showing. Richard saw, too, the broken end of a sword blade jutting out from the center of the man's chest. The point of that same blade stuck out from the man's back. Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File. He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up into his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death." From Terry Goodkind, author of the Sword of Truth series, comes Severed Souls, a New York Times bestselling novel of Richard Rahl, Kahlan Amnell, and their world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dirty Angels

Author: Andrew Clover

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444905813

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Colin Hitchin's got problems. He's too short, he's got the highest IQ in his year and he's psychic. He sees things before they happen. He sees dead people too. No one believes him, his mum's too busy with her boyfriends, and his best friend Polly just humours him. It all started a couple of years back, before his dad died. That's when Colin got sent to Dr Juvanji who gave him drugs to calm him down ...Then his Uncle Jimmy turns up on the doorstep. Uncle Jimmy believes Colin, in fact he positively encourages him to pursue his special powers. Turns out Jimmy sees things, too. He sees into people's souls, he knows who they really are. Then Polly goes into a coma, and only Jimmy and Colin know why. Polly's soul - her 'lamia' as Jimmy calls it - has been attacked. And weird things are happening to kids at school, too. Something or someone is trying to suck the life out of them ... and with Jimmy's help, Colin is the one to stop it happening. On top of everything else, he's got to be a superhero, too.

Queens Wild

Author: Hugh McShane,Christopher Gallegos

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456604783

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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Queens Wild is a murder mystery set on the borderland between the Golden State and the Silver State, a land of vistas - shifting sand, mirage and illusion. It is 1993, with a millennium of new things looming on the horizon. New dreamers are out on old trails looking for something, prospecting. But an abandoned Sierra gold mine is about to pay out more than expected to some greenhorns seeking a new life in the New West.

With Intent

Author: Noel Lipton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146979084X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Rob Hidden is not a nice guy. He's a criminal, and he likes being a criminal. He's good at it, and he finds that doing bad stuff makes him feel good. One night this heartless villain comes home to his wife, who informs him the police are on his tail. He lashes out at her, and so began a tirade that would lead to abuse, robbery, and murder. It all started when Rob decides to hide out at the home of his friend, Dave Cart. It appears Dave wasn't expecting company. Seeing the huge pile of money on his table, Rob decides to do what he does best: steal the money and shoot Dave. Seasoned police officer Morgan Sill is called to the scene, but Rob doesn't get far before he is spotted. Sill chases him down, forcing Rob to drop the murder weapon-just what the police need to charge Rob and get him to court. Nothing is simple, though. First, the court must decide if Rob is fit for trial ... or if he's too blatantly crazy to even receive a sentence. Then, there's the court-appointed slimeball lawyer, Crabtree, who will say anything to keep his client out of jail. Sill is worried that Rob is going to get off without even a slap on the wrist. Is there anything the cops can do to stop him, or will evil prevail in the streets?

When the Lights Go Down

Author: Heidi Betts

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426874081

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Today is Gwen Thomas's 31st birthday. She's given herself T-minus 24 hours to change her life. 8:00 a.m.: Call out sick from library. 8:01 a.m.: Scour phone book for Emergency Beauty Technicians. 10:00 - Noon: Hair. Goodbye, mousy. Hello, auburn. Noon - 5:00 p.m.: Nails. Makeup. Clothes. Be bold! 10:00 p.m.: Arrive at The Hot Spot. Pretend you've gone clubbing before. 11:00 p.m.: Fight polyester lizard's advances—and the disappointment of a failed mission. 11:30 p.m.: Revel in being rescued by Ethan Banks. Don't let the sexy club owner's chivalry prevent mission completion. When the lights go down: Lose virginity…finally. In the light of a new day, something had indeed changed for Gwen: She was in over her head….