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A book on women and aggression by a women's boxing champion.
On ranching, environmentalism, and change -- life and thought in the West, seen through the eyes of some of the players.
Be sure to see Kill the Irishman--the major motion picture based on Rick Porrello's true-crime masterpiece! A modern warrior known as Greene Was very quick and smart, and mean. He scrambled hard and fought like hell, And led a charmed existence. They shot him down and blew him up With most regular persistence. --From The Ballad of Danny Greene Clevelan d, the 1970s: A fearless Irishman boldly muscles in on the Italian-American Mafia--intrepid, charismatic, shrewd, cunning, and armed with a master plan to take over the rackets under the auspices of the Irish banner of which he was so fiercely proud. His name is Greene, his signature color is green, and with his Irish luck for surviving bungled mob attempts on his life, he is seemingly indestructible. In the end, the war with Danny Greene--and his ultimate murder--severely crippled the Italian stranglehold on organized crime, with historic repercussions that outlived the unsinkable Irishman himself.
At the end of long, hard day battling LA street traffic and a threatening storm, bike messenger Jace Damon is called on to make one last pick up at a sleazy defense attorney's office - Leonard Lowell. Jace is tired, stressed and needs to get home to check up on his little brother who he's single-handedly bringing up. Jace makes the pick up and sets out for the delivery address, which turns out to be a vacant lot. As if his day hadn't been tough enough, out of nowhere a car appears and tries to run him...
This wide-ranging, insightful book will make readers keenly aware of the media's power, while underscoring the role that we all play in fostering a media climate that cultivates a greater sense of humanity, cooperation, and fulfillment of human potential. In the spring of 1994, after decades of intermarrying and living in relative harmony with each other, Rwandan Hutus, en masse, went on a murderous rampage against their Tutsi neighbors. By the end of just three months, nearly three-quarters of the entire Tutsi population had been exterminated. This swift, appalling genocide followed a relentless propaganda campaign broadcast from government-controlled radio, which for over three years had demonized Rwandan Tutsis. What role do the media have in creating the conditions for atrocities such as occurred in Rwanda? Conversely, can the media be used to preserve democracy and safeguard the human rights of all citizens in a diverse society? How will the media, now global in scope, affect the fate of the planet itself. The author explores these intriguing questions and more in this in-depth examination of the media's power to either help or harm. She begins by documenting how the media were used to spread a contagion of hate in three deadly conflicts: Rwanda, Nazi Germany, and the former Yugoslavia. She then turns to areas of the world where the media acted constructively--by aiding the peace process in Northern Ireland, rebuilding democracy in Chile, bridging ethnic divides in South Africa, improving the lot of women in Senegal, and boosting transparency and democratization in Mexico and Taiwan. Finally, she explains how the media interact with psychological and cultural forces to impact perceptions, fears, peer-pressure, "groupthink," and the creation of heroes and villains.
A fast-paced, unforgettable real-life thriller. --Sue RussellFamily On The Run A handsome, married young father and former deputy sheriff, Gabriel Morris looked like the picture of respectability. When his mother and her boyfriend were found brutally murdered in their pleasant Oregon seaside home, authorities were shocked to find a trail leading to him. Soon, police in several states were caught up in a riveting chase as Gabriel, with family in tow, went on a cross-country crime spree. No one knew if his wife, Jessica, was a victim or accomplice;or if his four-year-old daughter was in jeopardy. In a gracious Virginia suburb, a SWAT team swooped down on the renegade family and ended their wild, dangerous ride. What followed was even more shocking, as the story of how Gabriel Morris ended up on the wrong side of the law took investigators on a dark journey into the heart of a killer. . . Includes 16 pages of dramatic photos. Praise for Robert ScottCompelling and shocking. . . a ground-breaking book. --Robert K. Tanenbaum on Shattered InnocenceScott grabs the reader's attention. --Reviewing the Evidence
Bruno Fischer was born in Germany in 1908, and emigrated to the United States with is family in 1913. Two of his most famous novels are The Restless Hands and The Evil Days. His plots revolve around the common man, who is put into a situation where his morals are put to the test. Fischer was also one of the early members of Mystery Writers of America.
The world is stunned when a cocaine king begins his own country built on drugs, misery, and blood. Barrone and his team are to pay a visit to this new country and take out the drug king.
Capping a twenty-five year career with the Central Intelligence Agency, Kirk McGarvey has been named the agencys interim director by the President of the United States.But what should be the culmination of McGarveys career has activated a twenty-year-old Russian plot. The Cold War is over, but McGarvey is still a target for assassination.Step by inexorable step the assassin is awakened from a sleeper state. Brainwashed by KGB doctors to pull the trigger, the killer has unknowingly awaited a signal that has finally arrived.Its becoming clear to McGarvey and his associates that the killer is someone within his inner circle.A personal friend.Someone very close.Whom can McGarvey trust? Can he even trust himself?
Talk is cheap when lives are in jeopardy. Sirantha Jax is a "jumper," a woman who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster-than-light ships through grimspace. With no tolerance for political diplomacy, she quits her ambassador post so she can get back to saving the universe the way she does best--by mouthing off and kicking butt. And her tactics are needed more than ever. Flesh-eating aliens are attacking stations on the outskirts of space, and for many people, the Conglomerate's forces are arriving too late to serve and protect them. Now Jax must take matters into her own hands by recruiting a militia to defend the frontiers--out of the worst criminals, mercenaries, and raiders who ever traveled through grimspace...
Killdozer! is the third volume of a series of the complete short stories from Theodore Sturgeon's career. It contains a few of his best and most famous short stories: "Medusa", "Killdozer!" and "Mewhu's Jet." The series editor Paul Williams has dug into the background of each story, and come up with a lot of interesting lore about Sturgeon. Especially of interest in this volume is the alternative original ending to "Mewhu's Jet."
The third volume of the entire short story works of one of science fiction's greatest masters. Contains the classic story Killdozer.
They say to keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. But what if you don't know which is which?
A plane crash had left Maddie Ingersoll stranded, with a tropical storm approaching and a serial killer on the loose. And it had brought her close--far too close--to the most compelling, most sensual man she had ever encountered. She knew there were dark, unspoken secrets in Tom Laruso's past. And yet she agreed to masquerade as his lover to try and trap the murderer stalking these once peaceful islands. But their charade of passion quickly flared out of control, until it was as real and as powerful as the rising storm--and made them the target of a madman's deadly rage. . . .
When the daughter of a billionaire Hollywood director is found murdered after what appears to be a kidnapping gone wrong, Los Angeles Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller find themselves at the epicenter of a combustible and high-profile court case. Then a prime suspect is revealed to be one of Hollywood's most popular and powerful talent managers--and best friend to the victim's father. With the director vouching for the manager's innocence, the Hollywood media machine commences an all-out war designed to discredit both Rachel and her case. KILLER AMBITION is at once a thrilling ride through the darker side of Tinseltown and a stunning courtroom drama with the brilliant insider's perspective that Marcia Clark is uniquely qualified to give.
On March 16, 1992, Elizabeth DeCaro, a 28 year-old mother of four was found dead in her own home, murdered execution-style with two bullets to the head. Her husband Rick was immediately suspect, having previously struck her "accidentally" with the family van after taking out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her. A Killer Among Us presents the true shocking story of Elizabeth's family and their search for justice against the man who continued to play father to the children whose mother he had killed.
A Christian mystery by a prolific writer.
Deep in a tropical forest, a million soldiers are on the march. They hold their heads high. Their huge hooked jaws are wide open. They are ready to do battle.
Jessica Wakefield and Nick Fox had planned the perfect romantic vacation -- an intimate week alone, sailing the Pacific Ocean. They didn't plan on having to save a guy from drowning after his boat capsized. They didn't plan on taking the stranger aboard. And when their emergency radio goes dead and the boat's motor cuts out, they're trapped -- in more ways than one. Because the man they've rescued is no victim. He's a skilled hunter -- and Jessica and Nick are his prey. And in the middle of the ocean, there's no one to hear their SOS.
The tales and travels of the Sugar Creek Gang have passed the test of time, delighting young readers for more than fifty years. Great mysteries for kids with a message, The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. Your kids will be thrilled, chilled, and inspired to grow as they follow the legendary escapades of Bill Collins, Dragonfly, and the rest of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life.'Circus' Brown's father makes a life-changing decision at a revival meeting. Will he be able to stay on the narrow path? Back in the woods, the mean Till boys and the Sugar Creek Gang wrestle over a patch of wild strawberries. This leads to an encounter with an angry black bear. Join the gang as they learn to apply the lesson of forgiving seventy times seven in the face of great danger.
A gal with a serious Ben & Jerry's habit can't afford to be too picky about employment opportunities. So when Beverly Hills socialite SueEllen Kingsley offers freelance writer Jaine Austen megabucks to ghost write a book of hostess tips, it's time to sharpen the No. 2s. But everything short circuits when Jaine finds SueEllen floating face down in her tub, fried by her own blow dryer. The primary suspect: Heidi, SueEllen's stepdaughter, whose account of a mysterious blonde fleeing the scene is greeted with scepticism by Beverly Hills' finest. Peroxide suspects abound, including a very private masseuse, a jealous nurse, a former game show hostess...even a closet blonde with a surprising secret. One of them is hiding a murderous heart behind pricey highlights, and Jaine's out to expose the killer's dark roots. Because blondes have enough fun without getting away with murder...
The Killer Book of Cold Cases is the ultimate resource for any true crime buff. Filled with stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about the world's most baffling cases, this is the perfect bathroom reader for anyone fascinated by murder and mayhem.
Spine-chilling Tales of the Ultimate Evil DeedsMurders have long made headlines, but only those with the most heartless betrayals, twisted lies, and gruesome crime scenes have earned a place in infamy. The Killer Book of Infamous Murders takes you behind the crime scene tape and into the heart of notorious and remorseless massacres. Uncover fascinating facts about killers' dark pasts, pent-up rage, and what finally caused them to snap-leading them to commit some of the world's most shocking crimes, including:Leopold and Loeb's "perfect crime": the kidnapping and slaying of fourteen-year-old Bobby FranksThe bloody shootings of Alan and Diane Johnson, killed by their sixteen-year-old daughterThe cold-blooded murder of the Clutter familyThe puzzling and controversial murder of Marilyn SheppardAnd much more. . . Bury yourself in these edge-of-your-seat tales, read chilling quotes and courtroom transcripts, and test your crime IQ with trivia. You'll shudder in horrified delight-and you just might need to sleep with the lights on.
The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the ultimate resource (and gift) for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of serial killers. Filled with stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about the world's most notorious murderers, this is the perfect bathroom reader for anyone fascinated with serial killers. The stories and trivia cover such killers as: John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, The BTK Killer, Jack the Ripper, the Green River Killer, serial killers around the world, and many more. Bathroom readers have enjoyed considerable success as a format, selling millions of copies. The Killer Book series brings this format to the rabid true crime audience.
Video columnist Scott Apel compiles a list of the best B movies as a helpful guide for frequent movie renters.
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