BLOW

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ISBN: 9781466876248
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Number of pages: 320
Author: Bruce Porter
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Download and read online BLOW in PDF and EPUB 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.


Mr Either or

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ISBN: 0997745525
Release Date: 2017
Number of pages: 184
Author: Aaron Poochigian
Publisher:

Download and read online Mr Either or in PDF and EPUB Mr. Either/Or is an account of an undercover agent saving New York City and the world.


Eye Voltage

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ISBN: 1604332670
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Number of pages: 96
Author: Dr. Seymour Kindbud
Publisher: Cider Mill Press

Download and read online Eye Voltage in PDF and EPUB 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

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ISBN: UVA:X000651820
Release Date: 1977-01-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Bob Thomas
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Download and read online Bud Lou in PDF and EPUB Biography of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, one of the greatest comedy teams of all time.


The Gateless Gate

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ISBN: 9781465577498
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Author: Ekai
Publisher: Library of Alexandria

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Break Blow Burn

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ISBN: 9780307425096
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Number of pages: 272
Author: Camille Paglia
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Break Blow Burn in PDF and EPUB 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.


Chasing the Scream

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ISBN: 9781408857854
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Number of pages: 400
Author: Johann Hari
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Chasing the Scream in PDF and EPUB 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.


Bud Not Buddy

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ISBN: 1425889751
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Number of pages: 72
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Shell Education Pub

Download and read online Bud Not Buddy in PDF and EPUB 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.


How To Be Parisian

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ISBN: 9781473501881
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Number of pages: 272
Author: Anne Berest
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online How To Be Parisian in PDF and EPUB How To Be Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, Anne Berest, Caroline De Maigret, Audrey Diwan and Sophie Mas cut through the myths in this gorgeous, witty guide to Parisienne savoir faire. These modern Parisiennes say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed, and all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain. They will take you on a first date, to a party and through a hangover. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, make your boyfriend jealous, the right way to approach weddings and the gym, and they will share their address book in Paris for where to go at the end of the night, for a birthday, for a smart date, for vintage finds and much more. Full of wit and self-deprecating humour, How To Be Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can.


Bud Not Buddy

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ISBN: 9781448119011
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Number of pages: 256
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Bud Not Buddy in PDF and EPUB Bud (like a plant, not short for 'Buddy', as he determinedly tells everyone) is a motherless boy on the run. He's determined to find his father but doesn't really know where to start. The only clue his late mother left him was a bunch of flyers about Herman E Calloway and his famous jazz band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression! Bud's search for his dad is a tough one but just occasionally he hits a note as high as even the Dusky Devastators can play! A superbly entertaining, prize-winning novel.


The Contender

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ISBN: 9780061995873
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Number of pages: 240
Author: Robert Lipsyte
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Contender in PDF and EPUB 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.


Four Trials

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ISBN: 0743244974
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 237
Author: John Edwards
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Four Trials in PDF and EPUB 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.


American Rust

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ISBN: 9781847377203
Release Date: 2009-04-06
Number of pages: 384
Author: Philipp Meyer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online American Rust in PDF and EPUB Set in a beautiful but dying Pennsylvania steel town, American Rustis a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation that arises from its loss.It is the story of two young men bound to the town by family, responsibility, inertia and the beauty around them who dream of a future beyond the factories, abandoned homes, and the polluted river. Isaac is the smartest kid in town, left behind to care for his sick father after his mothercommitssuicide and his sisterLee moves away. Now Isaac wants out too. Not even his best friend, Billy Poe, can stand in his way: broad-shouldered Billy, always ready for a fight, still living in his mother's trailer. Then, on the very day of Isaac's leaving, something happens that changes the friends' fates and tests the loyalties of their friendship and those of their lovers, families, and the town itself. Evoking John Steinbeck's novels of restless lives during the Great Depression, American Rustis an extraordinarilymoving novel about the bleak realities that battle our desire for transcendance, and the power of love and friendship to redeem us.


Lone Survivor

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ISBN: 9780748118540
Release Date: 2010-01-07
Number of pages: 400
Author: Marcus Luttrell
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Lone Survivor in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Game

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ISBN: 9780316242219
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Number of pages: 656
Author: Jon Pessah
Publisher: Little, Brown

Download and read online The Game in PDF and EPUB The incredible inside story of power, money, and baseball's last twenty years In the fall of 1992, America's National Pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: cancelling a World Series for the first time in history. The owners are at war with each other, their decades-long battle with the players has turned America against both sides, and the players' growing addiction to steroids will threaten the game's very foundation. It is a tipping point for baseball, a crucial moment in the game's history that catalyzes a struggle for power by three strong-willed men: Commissioner Bud Selig, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and union leader Don Fehr. It's their uneasy alliance at the end of decades of struggle that pulls the game back from the brink and turns it into a money-making powerhouse that enriches them all. This is the real story of baseball, played out against a tableau of stunning athletic feats, high-stakes public battles, and backroom political deals--with a supporting cast that includes Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, Joe Torre and Derek Jeter, George Bush and George Mitchell, and many more. Drawing from hundreds of extensive, exclusive interviews throughout baseball, The Game is a stunning achievement: a rigorously reported book and the must-read, fly-on-the-wall, definitive account of how an enormous struggle for power turns disaster into baseball's Golden Age.