BLOW

BLOW Author Bruce Porter
ISBN-10 9781466876248
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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BLOW is the unlikely story of George Jung's roller coaster ride from middle-class high school football hero to the heart of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel-- the largest importer of the United States cocaine supply in the 1980s. Jung's early business of flying marijuana into the United States from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic turn when he met Carlos Lehder, a young Colombian car thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his native land. Together they created a new model for selling cocaine, turning a drug used primarily by the entertainment elite into a massive and unimaginably lucrative enterprise-- one whose earnings, if legal, would have ranked the cocaine business as the sixth largest private enterprise in the Fortune 500. The ride came to a screeching halt when DEA agents and Florida police busted Jung with three hundred kilos of coke, effectively unraveling his fortune. But George wasn't about to go down alone. He planned to bring down with him one of the biggest cartel figures ever caught. With a riveting insider account of the lurid world of international drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of one man's meteoric rise and desperate fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's life using unprecedented eyewitness sources in this critically acclaimed true crime classic.

Eye Voltage

Eye Voltage Author Dr. Seymour Kindbud
ISBN-10 1604332670
Year 2012-06-12
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Cider Mill Press
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A great addition to the collection of any brain gamer, puzzle master, or champion stoner, these images will blow you away and send your mind into other dimensions. These fifty optical illusions will provide hours of totally spaced out wonderment, presenting content that is confounding and stimulating to the sober viewer but adds extra irreverence by playing off—and playfully joking on—the possibility of the reader being in an altered state. Every aspect of the book is treated as part of the optical illusions, such as printing all page numbers in reverse, having hemp seeds with drop shadows to look like the book had been used to separate bud seeds from ganja leaves, and more.

Bud Lou

Bud   Lou Author Bob Thomas
ISBN-10 UVA:X000651820
Year 1977-01-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Biography of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, one of the greatest comedy teams of all time.

Mr Either or

Mr  Either or Author Aaron Poochigian
ISBN-10 0997745525
Year 2017
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher
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Mr. Either/Or is an account of an undercover agent saving New York City and the world.

Dust Bowl Diary

Dust Bowl Diary Author Ann Marie Low
ISBN-10 0803279132
Year 1984
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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The author recounts her experiences growing up in North Dakota from 1928 to 1937 the years of the Dust bowl and Depression

Four Trials

Four Trials Author John Edwards
ISBN-10 0743244974
Year 2004
Pages 237
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The North Carolina senator reveals the world of a trial lawyer as he describes some of his courtroom cases in which he won landmark settlements for clients harmed by negligent medical practitioners or corporate indifference.

E C Segar s Popeye

E C  Segar s Popeye Author Elzie Crisler Segar
ISBN-10 1606991698
Year 2009
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher
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A compilation of classic comic strips from the creator of the original Popeye cartoons follows the picaresque adventures of Popeye and his cohorts--Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Eugene the Jeep, the Sea Hag, and Alice the Goon.

Break Blow Burn

Break  Blow  Burn Author Camille Paglia
ISBN-10 9780307425096
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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America’s most provocative intellectual brings her blazing powers of analysis to the most famous poems of the Western tradition—and unearths some previously obscure verses worthy of a place in our canon. Combining close reading with a panoramic breadth of learning, Camille Paglia sharpens our understanding of poems we thought we knew, from Shakespeare to Dickinson to Plath, and makes a case for including in the canon works by Paul Blackburn, Wanda Coleman, Chuck Wachtel, Rochelle Kraut—and even Joni Mitchell. Daring, riveting, and beautifully written, Break, Blow, Burn is a modern classic that excites even seasoned poetry lovers—and continues to create generations of new ones.

The Contender

The Contender Author Robert Lipsyte
ISBN-10 9780061995873
Year 2010-01-26
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender. Alfred Brooks is scared. He's a highschool dropout and his grocery store job is leading nowhere. His best friend is sinking further and further into drug addiction. Some street kids are after him for something he didn't even do. So Alfred begins going to Donatelli's Gym, a boxing club in Harlem that has trained champions. There he learns it's the effort, not the win, that makes the man -- that last desperate struggle to get back on your feet when you thought you were down for the count.

Chasing the Scream

Chasing the Scream Author Johann Hari
ISBN-10 9781408857854
Year 2015-01-15
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the war on drugs is not what we see on our TV screens. In Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari shares his discoveries through the riveting true stories he uncovered on a 30,000-mile journey – from the founder of the war on drugs who stalked and killed Billie Holiday, to a transgender crack dealer in Brooklyn, to the only country that has ever decriminalised all drugs, with remarkable results. You will never look at addiction – or our society – in the same way again.

Billy Budd Sailor

Billy Budd  Sailor Author Herman Melville
ISBN-10 0226321320
Year 1962-01
Pages 219
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Definitive text of Billy Budd, Sailor, is presented with extensive notes and commentary enabling the reader to trace the genesis and growth of Melville's masterpiece

The Writer s Guide to Weapons

The Writer s Guide to Weapons Author Benjamin Sobieck
ISBN-10 9781599638195
Year 2014-12-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Writer's Digest Books
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When it comes to writing weapons, most authors shoot from the hip--and miss. The Writer's Guide to Weapons will help you hit your target every time. Firearms and knives have starring roles in a wide range of genres--crime, thriller, war, mystery, Western, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of weapons in novels and film are pure fiction. Knowing the difference between a shotshell and a slug, a pistol and a revolver, or a switchblade and a butterfly knife is essential for imbuing your story with authenticity--and gaining popularity with discerning readers. Inside you'll find: An in-depth look at the basics of firearms and knives: how they work, why they work, what they look like, and how to depict them accurately in your stories. The biggest weapons myths in fiction, TV, and film. A surefire guide for choosing the correct weapon for your characters, no matter their skill level, strength, or background. A review of major gun and knife laws, weapons safety tips,and common police tactics. "The Hit List," showcasing the most popular weapons for spies, detectives, gunslingers, gangsters, military characters, and more. Examples highlighting inaccurate vs. accurate weapons depictions. An insightful foreword by David Morrell, the award-winning creator of Rambo. Equal parts accessible, humorous, and practical, The Writer's Guide to Weapons is the one resource you need to incorporate firearms and knives into your fiction like a seasoned professional.

Bud Not Buddy

Bud  Not Buddy Author Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN-10 1425889751
Year 2014-03-01
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher Shell Education Pub
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Introduce students to this classic novel by completing fun, challenging activities and lessons and encourage them to explore social issues within the story as well as make connections to current and historical events. This instructional guide for literature will make analyzing this complex literary piece fun and interesting for students. Analyzing story elements in multiple ways, close reading and text-based vocabulary practice, and determining meaning through text-dependent questions are just a few of the many skills students will walk away with after interacting with the rigorous and appealing cross-curricular lessons and activities in this resource. Written to support the Common Core, each activity and lesson work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature.

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor Author Marcus Luttrell
ISBN-10 9780748118540
Year 2010-01-07
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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In June 2005 four US Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al-Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs was alive. This is the story of team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing. Blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing, Luttrell endured four desperate days fighting the al-Qaeda assassins sent to kill him, before finding unlikely sanctuary with a Pashtun tribe who risked everything to protect him from the circling Taliban killers.