Shit Magnet

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ISBN: 9781627310499
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Number of pages: 328
Author: Jim Goad
Publisher: Feral House

Download and read online Shit Magnet in PDF and EPUB The book’s central theme is GUILT: how it’s a uniquely human idea, and whether this raises us higher or drags us lower than other animals; how guilt is disabling and why individuals and societies tend to scapegoat; how the act of blaming the enemy and slaying him is history’s propulsive force; and my miraculous ability to redeem others by absorbing guilt from them.


Figuring Shit Out

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ISBN: 9781933016467
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Number of pages: 245
Author: Amy Biancolli
Publisher: Behler Publications, LLC

Download and read online Figuring Shit Out in PDF and EPUB "Your life isn't over." My dad says this. "I mean, YOUR life isn't over. Beyond the kids. You'll go on living, doing things. This isn't it." I know, I assure him. I have the kids. They need me. They're my life now. "OK," he replies, then grunts—more of a brief hum. He only hums when he thinks I'm full of shit. Shockingly single. Amy Biancolli's life went off script more dramatically than most after her husband of twenty years jumped off the roof of a parking garage. Left with three children, a three-story house, and a pile of knotty psychological complications, Amy realizes the flooding dishwasher, dead car battery, rapidly growing lawn, basement sump pump, and broken doorknob aren't going to fix themselves. She also realizes that "figuring shit out" means accepting the horrors that came her way, rolling with them, slogging through them, helping others through theirs, and working her way through life with love and laughter. Amy Biancolli is an author and journalist whose column appears in the Albany Times Union. Before that, Amy served as film critic for the Houston Chronicle where her reviews, published around the country, won her the 2007 Comment and Criticism Award from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Association. Biancolli is the author of House of Holy Fools: A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts, which earned her Albany Author of the Year. Amy lives in Albany, New York, with her three children.


York Street

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ISBN: 9781491743034
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Number of pages: 288
Author: Jan Walters
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online York Street in PDF and EPUB “The story left me ready for more adventures with all the characters. I look forward to the next book from this author!” - Kelly Stuhr, Senior Des Moines Police Officer “Walters’ plot is replete with a colorful cast, a combination of foils and a tight handful of antagonists. Unique to Walters’ third person narrative is the way she weaves in comedy and a bit of romance in the midst of a dark plot.” - Anita Lock, Pacific Book Review Brett O’Shea is a young street cop in Des Moines trying to make detective. He works by the book and doesn’t believe in hocus pocus. Until a ghost named, Al, visits Brett claiming that he’s been sent to help Brett solve a series of murders, including the 1933 murder of Brett’s great-grandfather, who was also a detective. The mischievous Al appears to be more of a pain than help for Brett. The pair quickly discover that the killer has supernatural abilities and their investigation takes off on a supernatural rollercoaster. Brett’s problems mount when an attractive female reporter suspects that Brett is hiding something and begins her own investigation. Brett and Al must figure out how to work together in order to catch the killer before loved ones die.


Crooked Little Vein

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ISBN: 0061740977
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Number of pages: 304
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Crooked Little Vein in PDF and EPUB Burned-out private dick Michael McGill needs to jump-start his career. What he gets instead is a cattle prod to the crotch. The president's heroin-addicted chief of staff wants McGill to find the Constitution—the real one the Founding Fathers secretly devised for the time of gravest crisis. And with God, civility, and Mom's homemade apple pie already dead or dying, that time is now. But McGill has a talent for stumbling into every imaginable depravity—and this case is driving him even deeper into America's darkest, dankest underbelly, toward obscenities that boggle even his mind.


Crooked Little Vein

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ISBN: 0061740977
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Number of pages: 304
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Crooked Little Vein in PDF and EPUB Burned-out private dick Michael McGill needs to jump-start his career. What he gets instead is a cattle prod to the crotch. The president's heroin-addicted chief of staff wants McGill to find the Constitution—the real one the Founding Fathers secretly devised for the time of gravest crisis. And with God, civility, and Mom's homemade apple pie already dead or dying, that time is now. But McGill has a talent for stumbling into every imaginable depravity—and this case is driving him even deeper into America's darkest, dankest underbelly, toward obscenities that boggle even his mind.


The Case of Billy B

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ISBN: 9781449980412
Release Date: 2010-01
Number of pages: 286
Author: Cindy Vine
Publisher: Cindy van den Heuvel

Download and read online The Case of Billy B in PDF and EPUB A young boy and his father encounter immense challenges as they struggle to find love and acceptance in an unforgiving world. Abandoned by his own mother, rejected by all but his loving father, Billy B is thrust into a silent hell alone, branded a freak and a misfit. Billy becomes the ultimate life spectator in a game of survival. Who can he count on to save him, when all seems lost?


Shadow of the Wolf Tree

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ISBN: 9780762762606
Release Date: 2010-05-04
Number of pages: 352
Author: Joseph Heywood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Shadow of the Wolf Tree in PDF and EPUB In the seventh installment in the acclaimed Woods Cop Mystery series, another suspenseful crime noir finds Grady Service, a detective in the Upper Peninsula for Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources, back in action. The discovery of skeletal remains sheds troubling light on an eighty-year-old cold case involving racism, gold, and murder. Combine that with a present-day ecoterrorist whose guerrilla tactics—including a gruesome trap called a “wolf tree”—make Rambo look like a cub scout; a thriving crystal meth industry; and Service’s particular brand of grizzled, sexually tense, and action-packed police work. Death lurks behind every tree, under every rock, and within every raging river in the most action-packed Woods Cop Mystery yet.


The Redneck Manifesto

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ISBN: 9780684838649
Release Date: 1998-05-05
Number of pages: 272
Author: Jim Goad
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Redneck Manifesto in PDF and EPUB Explores the mind and soul of one of society's favorite punch lines, exposing the truth about this very human group of people who have been scorned and insulted enough and are tired of being dubbed "white trash." 30,000 first printing.


Police on Screen

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ISBN: 9780786425778
Release Date: 2006-05-12
Number of pages: 222
Author: M. Ray Lott
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online Police on Screen in PDF and EPUB From the Roman Praetorian Guard to the English shire-reeve to the U.S. marshals, lawmen have a long and varied history. At first, such groups were often corrupt, guilty of advancing a political agenda rather than protecting citizens. It was about the turn of the twentieth century that police officers as we know them came into being. At this time, a number of police reforms such as civil service and police unions were developed. Citizen committees were formed to oversee police function. About this same time, the technology of motion pictures was being advanced. Movies evolved from silent films with a limited budget and short running time to films with sound whose budget was ever rising and whose audience demanded longer, more complex story lines. From the infancy of moviemaking, lawmen of various types were popular subjects. Bounty hunters, sheriffs, private eyes, detectives and street officers--often portrayed by some of Hollywood's biggest names--have been depicted in every conceivable way. Compiled from a comprehensive examination of the material in question, this volume provides a critical-historical analysis of law enforcement in American cinema. From High Noon to The Empire Strikes Back, it examines the police in their many incarnations with emphasis on the ways in which lawmen are portrayed and how this portrayal changes over time. Each film discussed reveals something about society, subtly commenting on social conditions, racial issues and government interventions. Major historical events such as the Great Depression, World War II and the McCarthy trials find their way into many of these films. Significant film genres from science fiction to spaghetti western are represented. Films examined include Easy Street (1917), a nominal comedy starring Charlie Chaplin; Star Packer, a 1934 John Wayne film; The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Humphrey Bogart; Dirty Harry, a 1971 Clint Eastwood classic; Leslie Nielsen's spoof Naked Gun (1988); and 1993's Tombstone featuring Kurt Russell. The filmography contains a synopsis along with information on director, screenplay, starring actors and year of production. Photographs and an index are also included.


The Final Push

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Release Date: 2013-12-10
Number of pages: 45
Author: Richard Van Anderson
Publisher: White Light Press

Download and read online The Final Push in PDF and EPUB While on call for the trauma service, third-year medical student Michael Higgins finds himself in an extraordinary situation. He is summoned to the ER to participate in the evaluation and management of a critically-injured patient and soon discovers that the unconscious man lying before him is the same man who, one month earlier, committed a heinous act of violence that shattered Michael’s personal life. Following a lengthy emergency operation, the patient—known only as John Doe—is now under the care of the trauma team, of which student doctor Mike Higgins is a member. As John Doe’s condition gradually improves, Higgins’ personal life deteriorates further, but there might be a way to reverse the downward spiral: if he sees to it that John Doe never leaves the hospital, Michael Higgins’ world may right itself.


The Taliban Don t Wave

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ISBN: 9781443427524
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Number of pages: 312
Author: Robert Semrau
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Taliban Don t Wave in PDF and EPUB Captain Robert Semraus military trial made international headlines—a Canadian soldier serving in Afghanistan arrested for allegedly killing a grievously wounded Taliban soldier in the field. The trial and its outcome are a matter of public record. What you are about to read about the tour of duty that inspired this book is not. What you are about to read is an emotionally draining and mind-snapping firsthand account of war on the ground in Afghanistan. It's raw and explosive. Names have been changed to protect the brave and not so brave alike. What you are about to read is an account of soldiers who live, fight and die in a moonscape of a country where its sometimes hard to tell your friend from your enemy. It's about trying to hold it together when a mortar attack is ripping your friends and allies apart, and your world unravels before your eyes. Rob Semrau wrote this book to tell us about the sheer hell that is the Stan, but also to recognize the incredible courage and compassion he witnessed in the heat of battle. The soldiers you are about to meet and the events that befall them will linger on in your mind long after you have closed these pages.


The Complete Blood Sweat and Tea

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ISBN: 9780007435944
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Number of pages: 656
Author: Tom Reynolds
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online The Complete Blood Sweat and Tea in PDF and EPUB Collected in one volume, here are the true life stories of London ambulance driver, Tom Reynolds.


Jim Goad s Gigantic Book of Sex

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ISBN: 1932595201
Release Date: 2007-04
Number of pages: 223
Author: Jim Goad
Publisher:

Download and read online Jim Goad s Gigantic Book of Sex in PDF and EPUB A humorous look at various topics relating to sex, arranged in the categories of fake, real, personal, and opinion.


The Idiot Magnet

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Author: Shurrice Salazar
Publisher: Lulu.com

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He Forgot to Say Goodbye

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ISBN: 9781416974949
Release Date: 2008-06-17
Number of pages: 336
Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online He Forgot to Say Goodbye in PDF and EPUB "I mean, it's not as if I want a father. I have a father. It's just that I don't know who he is or where he is. But I have one." Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove don't appear to have much in common. Ram lives in the Mexican-American working-class barrio of El Paso called "Dizzy Land." His brother is sinking into a world of drugs, wreaking havoc in their household. Jake is a rich West Side white boy who has developed a problem managing his anger. An only child, he is a misfit in his mother's shallow and materialistic world. But Ram and Jake do have one thing in common: They are lost boys who have never met their fathers. This sad fact has left both of them undeniably scarred and obsessed with the men who abandoned them. As Jake and Ram overcome their suspicions of each other, they begin to move away from their loner existences and realize that they are capable of reaching out beyond their wounds and the neighborhoods that they grew up in. Their friendship becomes a healing in a world of hurt. San Antonio Express-News wrote, "Benjamin Alire Sáenz exquisitely captures the mood and voice of a community, a culture, and a generation"; that is proven again in this beautifully crafted novel.