Houston Attack

  • Filename: houston-attack.
  • ISBN: 9781504024549
  • Release Date: 2015-12-01
  • Number of pages: 137
  • Author: Randy Wayne White
  • Publisher: Open Road Media



From the New York Times–bestselling author of the Doc Ford series: Hawker wages a vigilante war on traffickers preying on illegal Mexican immigrants. Disenchanted former Chicago cop James Hawker prefers justice his way: quick. He has the muscle, the experience, and the street smarts. Supported by a benefactor with the same motivations, Hawker also has the means to wash the scum off the streets in every city in the country. As judge, jury, and executioner, America’s most dangerous vigilante now finds himself in a squalid dive bar on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. Blind drunk and stinking of mescal, he begs a stranger to help him cross the border. Next thing Hawker knows, he’s chained up in the back of a truck with other desperate and defenseless vagrants—men and women, both—for a hundred-mile trip north to Houston. Hawker has been captured by human traffickers. And that’s exactly what he wants. Spearheaded by a millionaire Texas rancher, the highly organized slavery ring is an insidious business profiting from Mexican labor: Sell off the vulnerable immigrants as field hands, house servants, and prostitutes. To attack the Houston slavers, Hawker must infiltrate them. But in doing so, he’s placed himself right in the line of fire. Houston Attack is the 5th book in the Hawker series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Storming the Court

  • Filename: storming-the-court.
  • ISBN: 9780743274760
  • Release Date: 2005-09-27
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Brandt Goldstein
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A tale more riveting than fiction, Storming the Court is the true story of idealistic law students who challenged the United States government in a battle for freedom and human rights that went all the way to the Supreme Court -- and resonates today more than ever. In 1992, three hundred innocent men, women, and children who had qualified for political asylum in the United States were forced into a detention camp at the American naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and told they might never be freed. Storming the Court takes readers inside this modern-day atrocity to tell the tale of Yvonne Pascal -- a young, charismatic activist -- and other Haitian refugees who had fled their violent homeland only to end up prisoners at Guantánamo. They had no lawyers, no contact with the outside world, and no hope...except for a band of students at Yale Law School fifteen hundred miles away. Led by Harold Koh, a gifted but untested law professor, these remarkable twentysomethings waged a legal war against two U.S. presidents to defend the Constitution and the principles symbolized by the Statue of Liberty. It was an education in law unlike any other. With the refugees' lives at stake, the students threw aside classes and career plans to fight an army of government attorneys in a case so politically volatile that the White House itself intervened in the legal strategy. Featuring a real-life cast that includes Kenneth Starr and other top Justice Department officials, U.S. marines, radical human-rights lawyers, and Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Storming the Court follows the students from the classrooms at Yale to the prison camp at Guantánamo to the federal courts in New York and Washington as they struggle to save Yvonne Pascal and her fellow Haitian refugees. At a time when the treatment of post-9/11 Guantánamo detainees has been challenged in the public arena and the courts, this book traces the origins of the legal battle over America's use of the naval base as a prison and illuminates the troubling ways that politics can influence legal decisions. Above all, though, Storming the Court is the David-and-Goliath story of a group of passionate law students who took on their government in the name of the greatest of American values: freedom.

The Better Part of Darkness

  • Filename: the-better-part-of-darkness.
  • ISBN: 1439155461
  • Release Date: 2009-11-24
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Kelly Gay
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Atlanta: it's the promised city for the off-worlders, foreigners from the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hell-like Charbydon. Some bring good works and miracles. And some bring unimaginable evil.... Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, and a kick-ass cop trained to take down the toughest human and off-world criminals. She's recently returned from the dead after a brutal attack, an unexplained revival that has left her plagued by ruthless nightmares and random outbursts of strength that make doing her job for Atlanta P.D.'s Integration Task Force even harder. Since the Revelation, the criminal element in Underground Atlanta has grown, leaving Charlie and her partner Hank to keep the chaos to a dull roar. But now an insidious new danger is descending on her city with terrifying speed, threatening innocent lives: a deadly, off-world narcotic known as ash. Charlie is determined to uncover the source of ash before it targets another victim -- but can she protect those she loves from a force more powerful than heaven and hell combined?

Sherman

  • Filename: sherman.
  • ISBN: 0803279450
  • Release Date: 1993-01-01
  • Number of pages: 690
  • Author: Lloyd Lewis
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press



'War is hell, ' said William Tecumseh Sherman. The Union general who is remembered for his devastating march through Georgia during the Civil War is presented in all his passionate humanity by Lloyd Lewis.

Street Food

  • Filename: street-food.
  • ISBN: 9781317689911
  • Release Date: 2014-07-17
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Ryzia De Cassia Vieira Cardoso
  • Publisher: Routledge



Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in developing and developed countries. Key issues addressed include: policy, regulation and governance of street food and vendors; production and trade patterns ranging from informal subsistence to modern forms of enterprise; the key role played by female vendors; historical roots and cultural meanings of selling and eating food in the street; food safety and nutrition issues. Many chapters provide case studies from specific cities in different regions of the world. These include North America (Atlanta, Philadelphia, Portland, Toronto, Vancouver), Central and South America (Bogota, Buenos Aires, La Paz, Lima, Mexico City, Montevideo, Santiago, Salvador da Bahia), Asia (Bangkok, Dhaka, Penang), Africa (Accra, Abidjan, Bamako, Freetown, Mozambique) and Europe (Amsterdam).

Appetites a Cookbook

  • Filename: appetites-a-cookbook.
  • ISBN: 140888383X
  • Release Date: 2016-10-25
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Anthony Bourdain
  • Publisher:



Brash, wild, original and badass. This is Anthony Bourdain's interpretation of a normal cookbook.As a restaurant professional, Bourdain spent his life on the fringes of normality - he worked while normal people played, and played while normal people slept. Since then he has settled (kind of) into family life and is cooking for the people he loves rather than people who pay. These are the recipes he turns to when called in for pancake service at sleepover parties or when preparing a violence-free family dinner.Each and every word is informed by his years in the industry and a life dedicated to food. This is a man who has declared the club sandwich as America's Enemy and wants you to understand the principles of Bad Sandwich Theory. He has distilled his views on dessert to this: it should always be Stilton.Illustrated with photography that somehow manages to be both strangely beautiful and utterly grotesque, this cookbook - Bourdain's first in ten years - is a home-cooking, home-entertaining cookbook like no other.

How to Perform Under Pressure

  • Filename: how-to-perform-under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 9781473616172
  • Release Date: 2015-02-26
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Hendrie Weisinger
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



The New York Times bestseller that draws on research from over 12,000 individuals to explain what makes people 'choke' under pressure and show you how to develop nerves of steel 'An unusually sharp account of work and performing under pressure' Financial Times Nobody performs better under pressure. The reality is that pressure only makes you do worse. But there are things you can do to diminish its effects on your performance. In How to Perform Under Pressure, Hendrie Weisinger and J. P. Pawliw-Fry explore the science and psychology behind pressure and give empirically tested short-term and long-term solutions to help you overcome its debilitating effects. The book draws on research from more than 12,000 people and features the latest studies from neuroscience and from the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers. It explains what makes people 'choke' under pressure and includes 22 strategies you can use to excel in whatever you do. Whether you have an important presentation to make or an Olympic record to beat, How to Perform Under Pressure will help you to do your best when it matters most. 'A wonderful mix of empirical studies and first hand accounts that show how pressure impacts our personal and professional lives' Forbes 'All too often, we choke or crumble under pressure. This book reveals how we can develop nerves of steel' Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

The Unexpected Christian Century

  • Filename: the-unexpected-christian-century.
  • ISBN: 0801097460
  • Release Date: 2015-10-06
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Scott W. Sunquist
  • Publisher: Baker Academic



In 1900 many assumed the twentieth century would be a Christian century because Western "Christian empires" ruled most of the world. What happened instead is that Christianity in the West declined dramatically, the empires collapsed, and Christianity's center moved to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific. How did this happen so quickly? Respected scholar and teacher Scott Sunquist surveys the most recent century of Christian history, highlighting epochal changes in global Christianity. He also suggests lessons we can learn from this remarkable global Christian reversal. Ideal for an introduction to Christianity or a church history course, this book includes a foreword by Mark Noll.

Pharaoh

  • Filename: pharaoh.
  • ISBN: 9780062276544
  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher: HarperCollins



Worldwide #1 bestselling author Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt in a captivating new novel that will transport you to extraordinary times. EGYPT IS UNDER ATTACK. Pharaoh Tamose lies mortally wounded. The ancient city of Luxor is surrounded, All seems lost. Taita, advisor to the Pharaoh, prepares for the enemy’s final, fatal push. The ex-slave, now general of Tamose’s armies, is never more ingenious than when all hope is dashed. And this is Egypt’s most desperate hour. With the timely arrival of an old ally, the tide is turned and the Egyptian army feasts upon its retreating foe. But upon his victorious return to Luxor, Taita is seized and branded a traitor. Tamose is dead and a poisonous new era has begun. The new Pharaoh has risen — and he must be stopped… From the glittering temples of Luxor to the Citadel of Sparta, PHARAOH is an intense and powerful novel magnificently transporting you to a time of threat, blood and glory. Master storyteller, Wilbur Smith, is at the very peak of his powers.

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