Florida Firefight

  • Filename: florida-firefight.
  • ISBN: 1504035143
  • Release Date: 2016-03-15
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Randy Wayne White
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thri



A disgraced Chicago cop launches a one-man war against organized crime A man holds twelve children hostage at gunpoint. Across the street, James Hawker dangles from a skyscraper, watching the terrorist through a sniper's scope. Hawker has a shot, and he wants to take it, but the police brass say no. By the time he gets permission, it will be far too late. The terrorist opens fire, killing two of the children before Hawker can take him out. When the smoke clears, the madman is dead, and Hawker's career is toast. No longer a cop, he's about to become America's deadliest defender. The father of one of the murdered children hires Hawker as a private vigilante, and gives him an unlimited bankroll to wage a nationwide fight against organized crime. The first battle will be fought in Florida, where drug smugglers have taken root like a cancer--and Hawker will have to cut them out. Florida Firefight is the 1st book in the Hawker series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Odessa Sea

  • Filename: odessa-sea.
  • ISBN: 9781405927642
  • Release Date: 2016-11-17
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Clive Cussler
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



Dirk Pitt is caught up in a dangerous and thrilling mystery on the murky waters of the Black Sea . . . As Director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, Dirk Pitt has always had a knack for finding rouble. This time, though, trouble has found him . . . On a NUMA mission to the Black Sea to locate the wreck of a lost Ottoman Empire ship, Pitt and his friend Al Giordino respond to an urgent Mayday from a nearby freighter. But by the time they reach the ship there's no one left alive - just dead bodies and the smell of sulphur in the air. When a massive blast from the stern suddenly scuttles the ship, Pitt and Giordino are lucky not to bed added to the death toll. As they investigate the fate of the lost ship, they're plunged deep into an extraordinary mystery and make a series of discoveries. And when connections emerge between a desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov empire, a Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo, modern-day nuclear smugglers and a brilliant engineer developing cutting-edge drone technology, Pitt is faced with the most dangerous challenge of his career. One that will threaten the lives of his family and friends. Packed with breathtaking suspense, switchback plotting and remarkable imagination, Odessa Sea proves once again that, when it comes to adventure, Clive Cussler is in a league of his own. Praise for Clive Cussler: 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail 'Oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes - Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers' Associated Press 'Nobody does it better. . . nobody!' Stephen Coonts 'Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post 'The adventure king' Daily Express

The Simple Science of Flight

  • Filename: the-simple-science-of-flight.
  • ISBN: 9780262513135
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 201
  • Author: Hendrik Tennekes
  • Publisher: MIT Press



An investigation into how machines and living creatures fly, and of the similarities between butterflies and Boeings, paper airplanes and plovers.

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?

No Logo

  • Filename: no-logo.
  • ISBN: 1429956496
  • Release Date: 2009-11-24
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Naomi Klein
  • Publisher: Macmillan



NO LOGO was an international bestseller and "a movement bible" (The New York Times). Naomi Klein's second book, The Shock Doctrine, was hailed as a "master narrative of our time," and has over a million copies in print worldwide. In the last decade, No Logo has become an international phenomenon and a cultural manifesto for the critics of unfettered capitalism worldwide. As America faces a second economic depression, Klein's analysis of our corporate and branded world is as timely and powerful as ever. Equal parts cultural analysis, political manifesto, mall-rat memoir, and journalistic exposé, No Logo is the first book to put the new resistance into pop-historical and clear economic perspective. Naomi Klein tells a story of rebellion and self-determination in the face of our new branded world.

Bullying in Schools

  • Filename: bullying-in-schools.
  • ISBN: 0521528038
  • Release Date: 2004-10-21
  • Number of pages: 334
  • Author: Peter K. Smith
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Bullying in Schools is the first comparative account of the major intervention projects against school bullying that have been carried out by educationalists and researchers since the 1980s, across Europe, North America and Australasia. Working on the principle that we can learn from both sucesses and failures, this book examines the processes as well as the outcomes, and critically assesses the likely reasons for success or failure. With contributions from leading researchers in the field, Bullying in Schools is an important addition to the current debate on tackling school bullying.

Theory and Practice in Archaeology

  • Filename: theory-and-practice-in-archaeology.
  • ISBN: 9780203645307
  • Release Date: 1995-06-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Ian Hodder
  • Publisher: Routledge



In this latest collection of his articles, of which seven are written especially for this volume, Ian Hodder captures and continues the lively controversy of the 1980s over symbolic and structural approaches to archaeology. The book acts as an overview of the developments in the discipline over the last decade; yet Hodder's brief is far wider. His aim is to break down the division between the intellectual and the "dirt" archaeologist to demonstrate that in this discipline more than any other, theory must be related to practice to save effectively our rapidly diminishing heritage.

The Tournament

  • Filename: the-tournament.
  • ISBN: 9781476749594
  • Release Date: 2015-07-21
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Matthew Reilly
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



“A complete success…action fans and PBS types can share their enthusiasm” (Booklist, starred review) when a young Queen Elizabeth I is thrust into a gripping game of deception and lust at the height of the Ottoman Empire in this edge-of-your-seat historical thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Great Zoo of China and Temple. The year is 1546, and Suleiman the Magnificent, the feared Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, issues an invitation to every king in Europe: You are invited to send your finest player to compete in a chess tournament to determine the champion of the known world. Thousands converge on Constantinople, including the English court’s champion and his guide, the esteemed scholar Roger Ascham. Seeing a chance to enlighten the mind of a student, Ascham brings along Elizabeth Tudor, a brilliant young woman not yet consumed by royal duties in Henry VIII’s court. Yet on the opening night of the tournament, a powerful guest of the Sultan is murdered. Soon, barbaric deaths, diplomatic corruption, and unimaginable depravity—sexual and otherwise—unfold before Elizabeth’s and Ascham’s eyes. The pair soon realizes that the real chess game is being played within the court itself…and its most treacherous element is that a stranger in a strange land is only as safe as her host is gracious.

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).

Enduring Courage Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

  • Filename: enduring-courage-ace-pilot-eddie-rickenbacker-and-the-dawn-of-the-age-of-speed.
  • ISBN: 9781250033772
  • Release Date: 2014-05-13
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: John F. Ross
  • Publisher: Macmillan



Documents the story of the early twentieth-century racecar driver and flying ace, covering such topics as his father's violent death, his physical challenges, his Medal of Honor decoration, and his dramatic postwar experiences.

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.

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