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A Bomb Built in Hell

by Andrew Vachss
A Bomb Built in Hell PDF Book By Andrew Vachss
  • ISBN: : 9780307950857
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Number of Pages : 258 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 239 Readers
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A Bomb Built in Hell, a book by Andrew Vachss. Get A Bomb Built in Hell Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download A Bomb Built in Hell books, Before Burke, Andrew Vachss created Wesley, the ultimate ice-man. A Bomb Built in Hell is Wesley’s story. While doing time for manslaughter, Wesley meets prison boss Carmine Trentoni, an Old School gangster who no longer believes in the blood-oath he took years ago. Carmine’s triple life sentence hasn't cut him off from all his outside sources—he has waited with the patience of stone for someone capable of absorbing his knowledge . . . and carrying out his sworn vengeance. Wesley emerges from prison as the perfect hit man: calculating, deadly, and ice-cold. He follows Carmine’s instructions: locate “the last of us,” one “Mr. Petraglia,” then assassinate a Chinatown gang boss and a Mafia chief—both had overstepped their bounds. But then Wesley finds his own mission: As he begins to see the root of all he has learned to hate, he and a youth just out of reform school, known only as The Kid, begin to take out political targets. In a final burst of understanding, Wesley decides to leave The Kid behind. But not before he writes his own suicide note . . . in dynamite.

A Bomb Built in Hell

by Andrew Vachss
A Bomb Built in Hell PDF Book By Andrew Vachss
  • ISBN: : 9780307950864
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Number of Pages : 304 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 495 Readers
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A Bomb Built in Hell, a book by Andrew Vachss. Get A Bomb Built in Hell Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download A Bomb Built in Hell books, Before Burke, before Cross, Andrew Vachss created Wesley: a ruthless assassin who would stop at nothing to take out his targets. A BombBuilt in Hell is Wesley's story. While doing extended time for killing a fellow prisoner, Wesley meets Carmine Trentoni in a New York state prison. Carmine's life sentence hasn't cut him off from his outside sources, and he sees great potential in Wesley to carry out his revenge, and carry on his lucrative business. Wesley emerges from prison prepared to be the perfect hitman: calculating, deadly, and driven by money. On his release from prison, Wesley follows Carmine's directions to locate a Mr. Petraglia—the Q to his working-class James Bond. Pet and Wesley set up shop in Brooklyn, and execute their assignments, from a rising Chinatown mobster to a visiting Haitian dignitary, with finesse—and, occasionally, more explosives than are strictly called for. But Wesley isn't satisfied with his low-profile lot, and sets out to make a mark on the city that everyone will notice—which he does, in a shocking, dynamite conclusion.

Born Bad

by Andrew Vachss
Born Bad PDF Book By Andrew Vachss
  • ISBN: : 9780375719097
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2001-09-25
  • Number of Pages : 352 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 780 Readers
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Born Bad, a book by Andrew Vachss. Get Born Bad Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Born Bad books, From a writer whose novels have been acclaimed for their unflinching exploration of evil comes a brilliant collection of short stories—some never before published—that distill dread back down to its essence—and inject it straight into the reader's back brain. Andrew Vachss might have scissored his characters from today's headlines: a stalker prowling around an anonymous high-rise; a serial killer whose transgressions reflect a childhood of hideous abuse; an inner-city gunman who is willing to take out a blockful of victims in order to win a moment of acceptance. Tautly written and endowed with murderous ironic spin, Born Bad plunges us into the hell that lies just outside our bedroom windows.

A Paradise Built in Hell

by Rebecca Solnit
A Paradise Built in Hell PDF Book By Rebecca Solnit
  • ISBN: : 9781101459010
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-08-31
  • Number of Pages : 369 pages
  • Category : Social Science
  • Read by : 953 Readers
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A Paradise Built in Hell, a book by Rebecca Solnit. Get A Paradise Built in Hell Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download A Paradise Built in Hell books, The author of Men Explain Things to Me explores the moments of altruism and generosity that arise in the aftermath of disaster Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.

Bomb

by Steve Sheinkin
Bomb PDF Book By Steve Sheinkin
  • ISBN: : 9781596438613
  • Publisher : Flash Point
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Number of Pages : 272 pages
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Read by : 560 Readers
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Bomb, a book by Steve Sheinkin. Get Bomb Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Bomb books, In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.

That's how I Roll

by Andrew H. Vachss
That's how I Roll PDF Book By Andrew H. Vachss
  • ISBN: : 9780307379948
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Number of Pages : 220 pages
  • Category : Fiction
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That's how I Roll, a book by Andrew H. Vachss. Get That's how I Roll Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download That's how I Roll books, Waiting on death row after confessing to several homicides, a master assassin writes his life story to protect his younger brother, a process during which he remembers their murderously violent father, his own struggles with a genius IQ and physically challenged body and his brother's mental impairments in spite of almost superhuman strength. By the author of the Burke series.

Two Trains Running

by Andrew Vachss
Two Trains Running PDF Book By Andrew Vachss
  • ISBN: : 9781400079384
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2006-06-06
  • Number of Pages : 466 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 224 Readers
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Two Trains Running, a book by Andrew Vachss. Get Two Trains Running Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Two Trains Running books, In his most original and compelling book yet, Andrew Vachss presents an electrifying tale of corruption in a devastated mill town. It is 1959--a moment in history when the clandestine, powerful forces that will shape America to the present day are about to collide.Walker Dett is a hired gun, known for using the most extreme measures to accomplish his missions. Royal Beaumont is the "hillbilly boss" who turned Locke City from a dying town into a thriving vice capital. But organized crime outsiders are moving in on Beaumont's turf, so he reaches out for Dett in a high-risk move to maintain his power at all costs. Add a rival Irish political machine, a deeply entrenched neo-Nazi "party", the nascent black power movement, turf-disputing juvenile gangs, a muck-raking journalist who doubles as a blackmailer, the FBI--a covert observer and occasional participant which may itself be under surveillance-- and Locke City is about as stable as a nitroglycerin truck stalled on the railroad tracks.

Dark Sun

by Richard Rhodes
Dark Sun PDF Book By Richard Rhodes
  • ISBN: : 9781439126479
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Number of Pages : 736 pages
  • Category : History
  • Read by : 372 Readers
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Dark Sun, a book by Richard Rhodes. Get Dark Sun Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Dark Sun books, Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and why the United States decided to create the bomb that would dominate world politics for more than forty years.

Vachss: Underground

by Andrew Vachss
Vachss: Underground PDF Book By Andrew Vachss
  • ISBN: : 9781621159346
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date : 2014-11-11
  • Number of Pages : 160 pages
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Read by : 205 Readers
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Vachss: Underground, a book by Andrew Vachss. Get Vachss: Underground Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Vachss: Underground books, When there is no longer any reliable source of "news," there is nothing to trust . . . and "The Terror" descends. For decades, The Rulers have been at work, using prisoner/slave labor to construct Underground, believing that all those who flee there will trade their freedom for security. Now, "truth" is what the Rulers say it is, and The Rulers rule all. But even within this antiseptically evil world, a revolution is brewing. A new breed of journalists--known as "The Book Boys"--risk everything to graffiti the truth on Underground's pristine walls.

American Prometheus

by Kai Bird,Martin J. Sherwin
American Prometheus PDF Book By Kai Bird,Martin J. Sherwin
  • ISBN: : 9780307424730
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Number of Pages : 784 pages
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Read by : 195 Readers
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American Prometheus, a book by Kai Bird,Martin J. Sherwin. Get American Prometheus Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download American Prometheus books, WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION • “The definitive biography" (Newsweek) of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this magisterial, acclaimed biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer’s life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War. This is biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative. “A masterful account of Oppenheimer’s rise and fall, set in the context of the turbulent decades of America’s own transformation. It is a tour de force.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

Hiroshima

by John Hersey
Hiroshima PDF Book By John Hersey
  • ISBN: : 9780593082362
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Number of Pages : 210 pages
  • Category : History
  • Read by : 533 Readers
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Hiroshima, a book by John Hersey. Get Hiroshima Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Hiroshima books, Hiroshima is the story of six people—a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest—who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize–winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

Who's who in Hell

by Robert Chalmers
Who's who in Hell PDF Book By Robert Chalmers
  • ISBN: : 0802139248
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Number of Pages : 374 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 795 Readers
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Who's who in Hell, a book by Robert Chalmers. Get Who's who in Hell Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Who's who in Hell books, Falling in love with a feisty American woman who enjoys weekend parachuting, the hapless Daniel takes a job writing obituaries for an eccentric editor who encourages him in his efforts to write a compendium about demonic characters. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Mortal Lock

by Andrew Vachss
Mortal Lock PDF Book By Andrew Vachss
  • ISBN: : 9780307950833
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Number of Pages : 402 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 758 Readers
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Mortal Lock, a book by Andrew Vachss. Get Mortal Lock Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Mortal Lock books, A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINAL A hit man stalks his mark at a race track. A sociopath crosses every moral boundary to become a published author. An ex-mercenary obsessively defends his “perimeter” from a dangerous interloper. A man for hire grudgingly accepts help from a teenage girl to track an online predator. In a dystopian future, young people struggle for survival underground, forming themselves into vicious gangs with only the graffiti of the “last journalists” accepted as truth. Andrew Vachss collects twenty tight, powerful stories—all from the past decade of his career, including some now published for the first time—along with an original screenplay. Together, they form Mortal Lock, a searing portrait of the criminal underworld, with both its depravity and humanity on display.

Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 PDF Book By Ray Bradbury
  • ISBN: : 9780743247221
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2003-09-23
  • Number of Pages : 216 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 798 Readers
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Fahrenheit 451, a book by Ray Bradbury. Get Fahrenheit 451 Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Fahrenheit 451 books, A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

The Penguin Book of Hell

by Scott G. Bruce
The Penguin Book of Hell PDF Book By Scott G. Bruce
  • ISBN: : 9781524705275
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Number of Pages : 304 pages
  • Category : Religion
  • Read by : 452 Readers
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The Penguin Book of Hell, a book by Scott G. Bruce. Get The Penguin Book of Hell Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download The Penguin Book of Hell books, "From the Bible through Dante and up to Treblinka and Guantánamo Bay, here is a rich source for nightmares." --The New York Times Book Review Three thousand years of visions of Hell, from the ancient Near East to modern America From the Hebrew Bible's shadowy realm of Sheol to twenty-first-century visions of Hell on earth, The Penguin Book of Hell takes us through three thousand years of eternal damnation. Along the way, you'll take a ferry ride with Aeneas to Hades, across the river Acheron; meet the Devil as imagined by a twelfth-century Irish monk--a monster with a thousand giant hands; wander the nine circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno, in which gluttons, liars, heretics, murderers, and hypocrites are made to endure crime-appropriate torture; and witness the debates that raged in Victorian England when new scientific advances cast doubt on the idea of an eternal hereafter. Drawing upon religious poetry, epics, theological treatises, stories of miracles, and accounts of saints' lives, this fascinating volume of hellscapes illuminates how Hell has long haunted us, in both life and death.

Demolition Angel

by Robert Crais
Demolition Angel PDF Book By Robert Crais
  • ISBN: : 9781984818744
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Number of Pages : 482 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 518 Readers
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Demolition Angel, a book by Robert Crais. Get Demolition Angel Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Demolition Angel books, “Crais is at the top of his game, and Demolition Angel delivers the goods. With a bang. . . . It’s Silence of the Lambs meets Speed. . . . Crais knows how to press all the right buttons in keeping the story line taut and the action, well, explosive.”—San Francisco Chronicle Carol Starkey is struggling to pick up the pieces of her former life as L.A.’s finest bomb squad technician. Fueled with liberal doses of alcohol and Tagamet, she’s doing time as a Detective-2 with LAPD’s Criminal Conspiracy Section. Three years have passed since the event that still haunts her: a detonation that killed her partner and lover, scarred her body and soul, and ended her career as a bomb tech. When a seemingly innocuous bomb call explodes into a charred murder scene, Carol catches the case and embarks on an investigation of a series of explosions that reveal chilling intentions. The bombs are designed expressly to kill bomb technicians. Now, as the one tech who survived the deadliest of blasts, Carol is in for the most perilous fight of her life. . . . Praise for Demolition Angel “Terrific . . . explosive . . . [a] high powered thrill ride.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gripping . . . Crais piles on plot twists . . . gathering the separate threads at the end and igniting them like a string of fireworks.”—People “A powerful, self-contained novel of suspense that has the compactness, velocity, and effectiveness of a well-aimed bullet . . . This is a thriller that works on every level, a pivotal work from a crime novelist operating at the top of his game.”—Los Angeles Times “Fascinating and frighteningly believable . . . Starkey is one of the toughest characters to grace the crowded field of thriller books in a long time.”—USA Today “A flammable techno-thriller with the kind of force that knocks out windows.”—The New York Times Book Review "Packs an explosive punch. Though the pace of the book moves like a quick-burning fuse, Crais still takes the time in Demolition Angel to sketch out some memorable characters: Starkey, haunted and hollow-eyed, covering up her pain with a Bogart-tough demeanor; and John Michael Fowles (aka Mr. Red), a sociopath who gets all sorts of information from the Internet without breaking a sweat. . . . Crais keeps things wound so tight that readers will be getting paper cuts in their rush to finish this one.”—The Denver Post

The Bomb

by Gerard J. De Groot
The Bomb PDF Book By Gerard J. De Groot
  • ISBN: : 9780712677486
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Number of Pages : 436 pages
  • Category : Nuclear weapons
  • Read by : 379 Readers
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The Bomb, a book by Gerard J. De Groot. Get The Bomb Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download The Bomb books, Bombs are only as old as hatred itself but, since 6 August 1945, 'the' bomb has haunted our dreams and threatened our existence. This is a historical account of the life story of the nuclear bomb, from its development in physics labs and testing in Bikini and Australia to its legacy that hangs over us today.

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell

by Neal Stephenson
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell PDF Book By Neal Stephenson
  • ISBN: : 9780062458735
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Number of Pages : 896 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 156 Readers
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Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, a book by Neal Stephenson. Get Fall; or, Dodge in Hell Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Fall; or, Dodge in Hell books, New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller—Paradise Lost by way of Philip K. Dick—that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds. In his youth, Richard “Dodge” Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Now in his middle years, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, unencumbered life, managing his myriad business interests, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, Sophia. One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions. Long ago, when a much younger Dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd. Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge’s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived. In the coming years, technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on. It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself. An eternal afterlife—the Bitworld—is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem . . . Fall, or Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.

One Second After

by William R. Forstchen
One Second After PDF Book By William R. Forstchen
  • ISBN: : 0765356864
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Number of Pages : 532 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 185 Readers
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One Second After, a book by William R. Forstchen. Get One Second After Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download One Second After books, One man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war in one second, a war based upon an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon that will send America back to the Dark Ages.

Nothing to Lose

by Lee Child
Nothing to Lose PDF Book By Lee Child
  • ISBN: : 9780440337805
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2008-06-03
  • Number of Pages : 416 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 545 Readers
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Nothing to Lose, a book by Lee Child. Get Nothing to Lose Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Nothing to Lose books, Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child’s electrifying new novel, Reacher—a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose—goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead. It wasn’t the welcome Reacher expected. He was just passing through, minding his own business. But within minutes of his arrival a deputy is in the hospital and Reacher is back in Hope, setting up a base of operations against Despair, where a huge, seething walled-off industrial site does something nobody is supposed to see . . . where a small plane takes off every night and returns seven hours later . . . where a garrison of well-trained and well-armed military cops—the kind of soldiers Reacher once commanded—waits and watches . . . where above all two young men have disappeared and two frightened young women wait and hope for their return. Joining forces with a beautiful cop who runs Hope with a cool hand, Reacher goes up against Despair—against the deputies who try to break him and the rich man who tries to scare him—and starts to crack open the secrets, starts to expose the terrifying connection to a distant war that’s killing Americans by the thousand. Now, between a town and the man who owns it, between Reacher and his conscience, something has to give. And Reacher never gives an inch.

The Book of Lost Things

by John Connolly
The Book of Lost Things PDF Book By John Connolly
  • ISBN: : 9780743298858
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-11-07
  • Number of Pages : 353 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 627 Readers
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The Book of Lost Things, a book by John Connolly. Get The Book of Lost Things Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download The Book of Lost Things books, Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

Countdown 1945

by Chris Wallace
Countdown 1945 PDF Book By Chris Wallace
  • ISBN: : 9781982143367
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Number of Pages : 336 pages
  • Category : History
  • Read by : 331 Readers
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Countdown 1945, a book by Chris Wallace. Get Countdown 1945 Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Countdown 1945 books, The #1 national bestselling “riveting” (The New York Times), “propulsive” (Time) behind-the-scenes account “that reads like a tense thriller” (The Washington Post) of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima by veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace. April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world’s first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents—and confront one of the most consequential decisions in history. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, takes readers inside the minds of the iconic and elusive figures who join the quest for the bomb, each for different reasons: the legendary Albert Einstein, who eventually calls his vocal support for the atomic bomb “the one great mistake in my life”; lead researcher J. Robert “Oppie” Oppenheimer and the Soviet spies who secretly infiltrate his team; the fiercely competitive pilots of the plane selected to drop the bomb; and many more. Perhaps most of all, Countdown 1945 is the story of an untested new president confronting a decision that he knows will change the world forever. But more than a book about the atomic bomb, Countdown 1945 is also an unforgettable account of the lives of ordinary American and Japanese civilians in wartime—from “Calutron Girls” like Ruth Sisson in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to ten-year-old Hiroshima resident Hideko Tamura, who survives the blast at ground zero but loses her mother and later immigrates to the United States, where she lives to this day—as well as American soldiers fighting in the Pacific, waiting in fear for the order to launch a possible invasion of Japan. Told with vigor, intelligence, and humanity, Countdown 1945 is the definitive account of one of the most significant moments in history.

The Weight

by Andrew Vachss
The Weight PDF Book By Andrew Vachss
  • ISBN: : 9780307741318
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Number of Pages : 274 pages
  • Category : Fiction
  • Read by : 959 Readers
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The Weight, a book by Andrew Vachss. Get The Weight Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download The Weight books, Andrew Vachss returns with a mesmerizing novel about a hard-core thief who's about to embark on a job that will alter his life forever. Sugar’s a pure professional, “time tested” and packing 255 pounds of muscle. Accused of a rape he couldn’t have done because he was robbing a jewelry store at the time, the DA offers him two options: give up his partners in the heist and walk, or go back to prison alone. For Sugar, there isn’t a choice; he takes the weight. When he gets out, his money is there, but so is another job. One of the heist crew has fallen off the radar, and the mastermind behind the jewelry job asks Sugar to find him and make sure their secrets are safe. Sugar suspects that there’s more to this gig than what he is being told. But nothing he suspects can prepare him for what he finds.

Hell and Good Company

by Richard Rhodes
Hell and Good Company PDF Book By Richard Rhodes
  • ISBN: : 9781451696226
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Number of Pages : 320 pages
  • Category : History
  • Read by : 118 Readers
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Hell and Good Company, a book by Richard Rhodes. Get Hell and Good Company Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Hell and Good Company books, "The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional atrists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Martha Gelhorn, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and John Dos Passos. It spurred breakthroughs in military and medical technology. New aircraft, weapons, tactics, and strategy all emerged in the intense Spanish conflict. Progress also arose from the horror: doctors and nurses who volunteered to serve with the Spanish defenders devised major advances in battlefield surgery and frontline blood tansfusion. Rhodes takes us into the battlefields, bomb shelters, and hospitals; into the studios of artists; and into the hearts and minds of a rich cast of characters, showing how the ideological, aesthetic, and technological developments that emerged in Spain changed the world forever." --

God's Demon

by Wayne Barlowe
God's Demon PDF Book By Wayne Barlowe
  • ISBN: : 1429911131
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2008-12-30
  • Number of Pages : 352 pages
  • Category : Fiction
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God's Demon, a book by Wayne Barlowe. Get God's Demon Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download God's Demon books, The powerful Lord Sargatanas, Brigadier-general in Beelzebub's host, is restless. For millennia Sargatanas has ruled dutifully over an Infernal metropolis, but he has never forgotten what he lost in the Fall. He is sickened by what he has done and what he has become. Now, with a small event—a confrontation with a damned soul—he makes a decision that will reverberate through every being in Hell. Sargatanas decides to attempt the impossible, to rebel, to win his way Home and bring with him anyone who chooses to follow...be they demon or soul. He will stake everything on fighting all the abominable forces of Hell arrayed against him, when the prize is nothing less than redemption. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Bomb Power

by Garry Wills
Bomb Power PDF Book By Garry Wills
  • ISBN: : 9781101486191
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Number of Pages : 288 pages
  • Category : History
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Bomb Power, a book by Garry Wills. Get Bomb Power Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Bomb Power books, From Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills, a groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy and has left us in a state of war alert ever since. Look out for a new book from Garry Wills, What the Qur'an Meant, coming fall 2017. In Bomb Power, Garry Wills reveals how the atomic bomb transformed our nation down to its deepest constitutional roots-by dramatically increasing the power of the modern presidency and redefining the government as a national security state-in ways still felt today. A masterful reckoning from one of America's preeminent historians, Bomb Power draws a direct line from the Manhattan Project to the usurpations of George W. Bush. The invention of the atomic bomb was a triumph of official secrecy and military discipline-the project was covertly funded at the behest of the president and, despite its massive scale, never discovered by Congress or the press. This concealment was perhaps to be expected in wartime, but Wills persuasively argues that the Manhattan Project then became a model for the covert operations and overt authority that have defined American government in the nuclear era. The wartime emergency put in place during World War II extended into the Cold War and finally the war on terror, leaving us in a state of continuous war alert for sixty-eight years and counting. The bomb forever changed the institution of the presidency since only the president controls "the button" and, by extension, the fate of the world. Wills underscores how radical a break this was from the division of powers established by our founding fathers and how it in turn has enfeebled Congress and the courts. The bomb also placed new emphasis on the president's military role, creating a cult around the commander in chief. The tendency of modern presidents to flaunt military airs, Wills points out, is entirely a postbomb phenomenon. Finally, the Manhattan Project inspired the vast secretive apparatus of the national security state, including intelligence agencies such as the CIA and NSA, which remain largely unaccountable to Congress and the American people. Wills recounts how, following World War II, presidential power increased decade by decade until reaching its stunning apogee with the Bush administration. Both provocative and illuminating, Bomb Power casts the history of the postwar period in a new light and sounds an alarm about the continued threat to our Constitution.

Maximum Harm

by Michele R. McPhee
Maximum Harm PDF Book By Michele R. McPhee
  • ISBN: : 9781512600728
  • Publisher : University Press of New England
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Number of Pages : 354 pages
  • Category : True Crime
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Maximum Harm, a book by Michele R. McPhee. Get Maximum Harm Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Maximum Harm books, In Maximum Harm, veteran investigative journalist Michele R. McPhee unravels the complex story behind the public facts of the Boston Marathon bombing. She examines the bombers' roots in Dagestan and Chechnya, their struggle to assimilate in America, and their growing hatred of the United States - a deepening antagonism that would prompt federal prosecutors to dub Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "America's worst nightmare." The difficulties faced by the Tsarnaev family of Cambridge, Massachusetts, are part of the public record. Circumstances less widely known are the FBI's recruitment of the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as a "mosque crawler" to inform on radical separatists here and in Chechnya; the tracking down and killing of radical Islamic separatists during the six months he spent in Russia - travel that raised eyebrows, since he was on several terrorist watchlists; the FBI's botched deals and broken promises with regard to his immigration; and the disenchantment, rage, and growing radicalization of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, along with their mother, sisters, and Tamerlan's wife, Katherine. Maximum Harm is also a compelling examination of the Tsarnaev brothers' movements in the days leading up to the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, the subsequent investigation, the Tsarnaevs' murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier, the high-speed chase and shootout that killed Tamerlan, and the manhunt in which the authorities finally captured Dzhokhar, hiding in a Watertown backyard. McPhee untangles the many threads of circumstance, coincidence, collusion, motive, and opportunity that resulted in the deadliest attack on the city of Boston to date.

To Hell and Back

by Charles Pellegrino
To Hell and Back PDF Book By Charles Pellegrino
  • ISBN: : 9781442250598
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-08-06
  • Number of Pages : 448 pages
  • Category : History
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To Hell and Back, a book by Charles Pellegrino. Get To Hell and Back Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download To Hell and Back books, Drawing on the voices of atomic bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the events and the aftermath of two days in August when nuclear devices, detonated over Japan, changed life on Earth forever. To Hell and Back offers readers a stunning, “you are there” time capsule, wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino’s scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. At the narrative’s core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand—the Japanese civilians on the ground. As the first city targeted, Hiroshima is the focus of most histories. Pellegrino gives equal weight to the bombing of Nagasaki, symbolized by the thirty people who are known to have fled Hiroshima for Nagasaki—where they arrived just in time to survive the second bomb. One of them, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, is the only person who experienced the full effects of both cataclysms within Ground Zero. The second time, the blast effects were diverted around the stairwell behind which Yamaguchi’s office conference was convened—placing him and few others in a shock cocoon that offered protection while the entire building disappeared around them. Pellegrino weaves spellbinding stories together within an illustrated narrative that challenges the “official report,” showing exactly what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki—and why. Also available from compatible vendors is an enhanced e-book version containing never-before-seen video clips of the survivors, their descendants, and the cities as they are today. Filmed by the author during his research in Japan, these 18 videos are placed throughout the text, taking readers beyond the page and offering an eye-opening and personal way to understand how the effects of the atomic bombs are still felt 70 years after detonation.

Born a Crime

by Trevor Noah
Born a Crime PDF Book By Trevor Noah
  • ISBN: : 9780399588181
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Number of Pages : 304 pages
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Born a Crime, a book by Trevor Noah. Get Born a Crime Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Born a Crime books, #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid “Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Esquire, Newsday, and Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Studies in Short Fiction

by N.a
Studies in Short Fiction PDF Book By N.a
  • ISBN: : UCAL:B4911776
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Number of Pages : 682 pages
  • Category : Electronic journals
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Studies in Short Fiction, a book by N.a. Get Studies in Short Fiction Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Studies in Short Fiction books, Read and download full book Studies in Short Fiction

Creating Space for Conflicted Histories: Remembering the Atomic Bomb

by Raffi E. Andonian
Creating Space for Conflicted Histories: Remembering the Atomic Bomb PDF Book By Raffi E. Andonian
  • ISBN: : 0996319778
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Release Date : 2020-01-18
  • Number of Pages : 112 pages
  • Category : Political Science
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Creating Space for Conflicted Histories: Remembering the Atomic Bomb, a book by Raffi E. Andonian. Get Creating Space for Conflicted Histories: Remembering the Atomic Bomb Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Creating Space for Conflicted Histories: Remembering the Atomic Bomb books, An Honest Look at Memorializing War Public spaces can often create conflicting opinions. Yet no better opportunity for understanding exists than these tangible places serving as intangible forums for discussion. Historic sites in particular, layered with dozens of interpretations, remind us of how powerfully our remembered pasts shape our present identities. How we handle these evocative places, hopefully with collaboration and integration, captures how we consider each other, and how we may find empathy, honesty, and complexity.

Incendiary

by Chris Cleave
Incendiary PDF Book By Chris Cleave
  • ISBN: : 9781451618495
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11
  • Number of Pages : 272 pages
  • Category : Fiction
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Incendiary, a book by Chris Cleave. Get Incendiary Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Incendiary books, A tragicomic open letter to Osama Bin Laden from a young London woman whose husband and son are killed in a terrorist attack on a soccer stadium.

The Magazine Writer's Handbook

by Franklynn Peterson,Judi Kesselman-Turkel
The Magazine Writer's Handbook PDF Book By Franklynn Peterson,Judi Kesselman-Turkel
  • ISBN: : 9780299214937
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-17
  • Number of Pages : 281 pages
  • Category : Reference
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The Magazine Writer's Handbook, a book by Franklynn Peterson,Judi Kesselman-Turkel. Get The Magazine Writer's Handbook Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download The Magazine Writer's Handbook books, An expanded and updated revision of the already comprehensive first edition, The Magazine Writer’sHandbook offers insightful strategies addressing virtually every aspect of writing a magazine article for publication. Designed to be useful for both experienced magazine writers and those seeking to break into the magazine-writing industry, this handbook provides an exhaustive step-by-step approach taking the reader through every stage of the publication process. From targeting the right publication to constructing a professional article, and from dealing with legal considerations to working with editors, the revised edition of The Magazine Writer’s Handbook will be an indispensable addition to any writer’s desk. Extensively published in popular trade magazines, the authors dispense their knowledge in this handbook to help writers of all levels see their work published.

Shaking the Gates of Hell

by John Archibald
Shaking the Gates of Hell PDF Book By John Archibald
  • ISBN: : 9780525658115
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Number of Pages : 321 pages
  • Category : Religion
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Shaking the Gates of Hell, a book by John Archibald. Get Shaking the Gates of Hell Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Shaking the Gates of Hell books, On growing up in the American South of the 1960s—an all-American white boy—son of a long line of Methodist preachers, in the midst of the civil rights revolution, and discovering the culpability of silence within the church. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist for The Birmingham News. "My dad was a Methodist preacher and his dad was a Methodist preacher," writes John Archibald. "It goes all the way back on both sides of my family. When I am at my best, I think it comes from that sermon place." Everything Archibald knows and believes about life is "refracted through the stained glass of the Southern church. It had everything to do with people. And fairness. And compassion." In Shaking the Gates of Hell, Archibald asks: Can a good person remain silent in the face of discrimination and horror, and still be a good person? Archibald had seen his father, the Rev. Robert L. Archibald, Jr., the son and grandson of Methodist preachers, as a moral authority, a moderate and a moderating force during the racial turbulence of the '60s, a loving and dependable parent, a forgiving and attentive minister, a man many Alabamians came to see as a saint. But was that enough? Even though Archibald grew up in Alabama in the heart of the civil rights movement, he could recall few words about racial rights or wrongs from his father's pulpit at a time the South seethed, and this began to haunt him. In this moving and powerful book, Archibald writes of his complex search, and of the conspiracy of silence his father faced in the South, in the Methodist Church and in the greater Christian church. Those who spoke too loudly were punished, or banished, or worse. Archibald's father was warned to guard his words on issues of race to protect his family, and he did. He spoke to his flock in the safety of parable, and trusted in the goodness of others, even when they earned none of it, rising through the ranks of the Methodist Church, and teaching his family lessons in kindness and humanity, and devotion to nature and the Earth. Archibald writes of this difficult, at times uncomfortable, reckoning with his past in this unadorned, affecting book of growth and evolution.

Cosmopolitan

by N.a
Cosmopolitan PDF Book By N.a
  • ISBN: : STANFORD:36105006754381
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Release Date : 1985-10
  • Number of Pages : pages
  • Category : Books
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Cosmopolitan, a book by N.a. Get Cosmopolitan Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Cosmopolitan books, Read and download full book Cosmopolitan

The Glass Castle

by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle PDF Book By Jeannette Walls
  • ISBN: : 9781416544661
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-01-02
  • Number of Pages : 370 pages
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The Glass Castle, a book by Jeannette Walls. Get The Glass Castle Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download The Glass Castle books, A triumphant tale of a young woman and her difficult childhood, The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience, redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and wonderfully vibrant. Jeannette Walls was the second of four children raised by anti-institutional parents in a household of extremes.

Pure

by Julianna Baggott
Pure PDF Book By Julianna Baggott
  • ISBN: : 9781455503049
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-02-08
  • Number of Pages : 448 pages
  • Category : Fiction
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Pure, a book by Julianna Baggott. Get Pure Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download Pure books, We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . . Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run. Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . . There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her. When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

by Richard Rhodes
The Making of the Atomic Bomb PDF Book By Richard Rhodes
  • ISBN: : 1439506868
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Release Date : 2008-06-26
  • Number of Pages : 886 pages
  • Category : History
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb, a book by Richard Rhodes. Get The Making of the Atomic Bomb Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download The Making of the Atomic Bomb books, Traces the development of the atomic bomb from Leo Szilard's concept through the drama of the race to build a workable device to the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima

City of Thorns

by Ben Rawlence
City of Thorns PDF Book By Ben Rawlence
  • ISBN: : 9781250067647
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Number of Pages : 400 pages
  • Category : History
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City of Thorns, a book by Ben Rawlence. Get City of Thorns Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download City of Thorns books, To the charity workers, Dabaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a 'nursery for terrorists'; to the western media, it is a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort. Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert of northern Kenya where only thorn bushes grow, Dadaab is a city like no other. Its buildings are made from mud, sticks or plastic, its entire economy is grey, and its citizens survive on rations and luck. Over the course of four years, Ben Rawlence became a first-hand witness to a strange and desperate limbo-land, getting to know many of those who have come there seeking sanctuary. Among them are Guled, a former child soldier who lives for football; Nisho, who scrapes an existence by pushing a wheelbarrow and dreaming of riches; Tawane, the indomitable youth leader; and schoolgirl Kheyro, whose future hangs upon her education. In City of Thorns, Rawlence interweaves the stories of nine individuals to show what life is like in the camp and to sketch the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there. Rawlence combines intimate storytelling with broad socio-political investigative journalism, doing for Dadaab what Katherinee Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers did for the Mumbai slums. Lucid, vivid and illuminating, City of Thorns is an urgent human story with deep international repercussions, brought to life through the people who call Dadaab home.

The War that Saved My Life

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The War that Saved My Life PDF Book By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • ISBN: : 9781101637807
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-01-08
  • Number of Pages : 320 pages
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The War that Saved My Life, a book by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Get The War that Saved My Life Books in several format like PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Download The War that Saved My Life books, * Newbery Honor Book * #1 New York Times Bestseller * Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award * Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of the Year * New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author of Fighting Words, and for fans of Fish in a Tree and Number the Stars. Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making. "Achingly lovely...Nuanced and emotionally acute."—The Wall Street Journal "Unforgettable...unflinching."—Common Sense Media ★ “Brisk and honest...Cause for celebration.” —Kirkus, starred review ★ "Poignant."—Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "Powerful."—The Horn Book, starred review "Affecting."—Booklist "Emotionally satisfying...[A] page-turner."—BCCB “Exquisitely written...Heart-lifting.” —SLJ "Astounding...This book is remarkable."—Karen Cushman, author The Midwife's Apprentice "Beautifully told."—Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah, Plain and Tall "I read this novel in two big gulps."—Gary D. Schmidt, author of Okay for Now "I love Ada's bold heart...Her story's riveting."—Sheila Turnage, author of Three Times Lucky