Black Hearts

Black Hearts
Author: Jim Frederick
Pages: 439
ISBN: 9780307450760
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Release: 2011-02
Editor: Broadway Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Documents the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the execution of her family by members of the 502nd Infantry Regiment, while examining the event's relevance in shaping future military initiatives.

Blackhearts

Blackhearts
Author: Nicole Castroman
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781481432696
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A reimagining of the origin story of Blackbeard the pirate and his forbidden love affair with a maid in his father's house"--

Black Heart

Black Heart
Author: Holly Black
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781442403482
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Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In book three of the Curse Workers series, “the perfect end to this gem of a trilogy” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), trust is a priceless commodity and the lines between right and wrong become dangerously blurred. Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the government is the right choice, even though he’s been raised to believe they are the enemy of all curse workers. But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and all new secrets coming to light, what’s right and what’s wrong become increasingly hard to tell apart. When the Feds ask him to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he starts to wonder if they really are the good guys, or if it’s all a con. And if it is, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—on love. Love is dangerous and trust is priceless in Holly Black’s “powerful, edgy, dark” fantasy series (Publishers Weekly).

Black Hearts in Battersea

Black Hearts in Battersea
Author: Joan Aiken
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781409014904
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Release: 2012-12-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Simon paid off the driver and turned to follow Mrs Twite. But she seemed to have locked the door behind her and, as he rattled the latch unavailingly and then rapped the locker, something dark and suffocating was forced down over his head and a pair of hands gripped his throat." Simon, coming to London to study painting with his old friend Dr Field, finds he has vanished without trace. Determined to discover what lies behind his disappearance, Simon is trapped in a fiendish plot. Why has his landlord got guns in his cellar and how does one deal with his irrepressible daughter, Dido . . .?

Cruel Black Hearts

Cruel Black Hearts
Author: Candace Wondrak
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1090844727
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Release: 2019-03-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

My name is Stella, and I am empty. I am broken. I am nothing. The only thing I enjoy about my life is my job at the Tribune. My focus in both my editorial and my personal writing involves serial killers. Even my best friend doesn't understand my obsession with them. No one does. Until I meet them. Until Lincoln and Edward come crashing into my life, setting a fire inside me and awakening parts of me I never knew existed. Lust, desire, total submission. Together, they make me feel alive. Almost whole. Instantly I realize they're both hiding something from me. Edward and Lincoln are not who they pretend to be--there's a darkness inside of them, and it's just like mine. Beasts waiting to emerge. But their darkness is not the only thing stalking my thoughts. There's a killer on the prowl, making his victims pray to their gods after he kills them. I call him the Angel Maker--and I, I just might be his next angel. This is a why choose dark romance intended for 18+ readers. ***TW: This is a dark, psychologically twisted tale involving violence, stalking, and other topics some readers might find triggering. 18+ Be warned.***

Black Hearts in Battersea

Black Hearts in Battersea
Author: Joan Aiken
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781448155316
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Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Random House
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

‘Wait, wait! Save us! What’ll we do?’ Simon is determined to become a painter when he grows up so he sets off to London to make his fortune. But the city is plagued by wolves and mysterious disappearances. The Twite household, where Simon is lodging, seems particularly shifty. Before he even gets a chance to open his glistening new paints Simon stumbles right into the centre of a plot to kill the King. And worse than that Simon is kidnapped and sent to sea! Luckily there are two friendly stowaways aboard – the feisty Dido Twite and the spoiled young Justin. But when the ship catches fire things look pretty dire. Can they escape? Will they save the king in time? BACKSTORY: Test your knowledge of Black Hearts in Battersea and play the name game.

Black Hearts

Black Hearts
Author: Karina Halle
Pages: 314
ISBN: 1543212182
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Release: 2017-02-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dark, devious and deliciously dirty. Vicente Bernal is not your typical hero. And he never expected to fall in love... From a New York Times bestselling author comes a BRAND NEW darkly romantic suspense that will get your pulse racing, your thighs clenching and the pages turning. For Vicente Bernal, truth is all he's known. The son of an infamous drug lord, Vicente was born to help run the family business, which means he's been raised on a throne of sordid pasts and dirty laundry, violence and pride. But when Vicente stumbles across someone he's not supposed to know about - a woman from his father's checkered past - he sets out to California to find her behind his father's back. What Vicente doesn't expect to find in San Francisco is Violet McQueen, the woman's twenty-year old daughter. Beautiful and edgy with a vulnerability he can't resist, Violet tempts Vicente from afar and though he promised himself he'd stay away from her, curiosity and lust are powerful forces. Besides, Vicente has always gotten everything he wants - why shouldn't he have Violet too? Soon his wants turn into an obsession, one that sweeps Violet into his games as they fall madly, deeply in love with each other, the type of first love that can drive a person mad. But it's a love with tragic consequences. Both the truth - and the lies - not only threaten to tear them apart, but threaten their very lives. Someone has to pay for the sins of the fathers. And they'll be paying the price with their souls. NOTE: The duet's conclusion, DIRTY SOULS, releases March 17

Black Hearts

Black Hearts
Author: Jim Frederick
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0307450988
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Release: 2010-02-09
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Riveting. . . a testament to a misconceived war, and to the ease with which ordinary men, under certain conditions, can transform into monsters.”—New York Times Book Review This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit known as “the Black Heart Brigade.” Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq’s so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad, the Black Hearts found themselves in arguably the country’s most dangerous location at its most dangerous time. Hit by near-daily mortars, gunfire, and roadside bomb attacks, suffering from a particularly heavy death toll, and enduring a chronic breakdown in leadership, members of one Black Heart platoon—1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion—descended, over their year-long tour of duty, into a tailspin of poor discipline, substance abuse, and brutality. Four 1st Platoon soldiers would perpetrate one of the most heinous war crimes U.S. forces have committed during the Iraq War—the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the cold-blooded execution of her and her family. Three other 1st Platoon soldiers would be overrun at a remote outpost—one killed immediately and two taken from the scene, their mutilated corpses found days later booby-trapped with explosives. Black Hearts is an unflinching account of the epic, tragic deployment of 1st Platoon. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers and first-hand reporting from the Triangle of Death, Black Hearts is a timeless story about men in combat and the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare. But it is also a timely warning of new dangers emerging in the way American soldiers are led on the battlefields of the twenty-first century.

The Black Hearts of Men

The Black Hearts of Men
Author: John Stauffer
Pages: 379
ISBN: 9780674043961
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At a time when slavery was spreading and the country was steeped in racism, two white men and two black men overcame social barriers and mistrust to form a unique alliance that sought nothing less than the end of all evil. Drawing on the largest extant bi-racial correspondence in the Civil War era, John Stauffer braids together these men's struggles to reconcile ideals of justice with the reality of slavery and oppression. Who could imagine that Gerrit Smith, one of the richest men in the country, would give away his wealth to the poor and ally himself with Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave? And why would James McCune Smith, the most educated black man in the country, link arms with John Brown, a bankrupt entrepreneur, along with the others? Distinguished by their interracial bonds, they shared a millennialist vision of a new world where everyone was free and equal. As the nation headed toward armed conflict, these men waged their own war by establishing model interracial communities, forming a new political party, and embracing violence. Their revolutionary ethos bridged the divide between the sacred and the profane, black and white, masculine and feminine, and civilization and savagery that had long girded western culture. In so doing, it embraced a malleable and "black-hearted" self that was capable of violent revolt against a slaveholding nation, in order to usher in a kingdom of God on earth. In tracing the rise and fall of their prophetic vision and alliance, Stauffer reveals how radical reform helped propel the nation toward war even as it strove to vanquish slavery and preserve the peace.

The Black Hearts Murder

The Black Hearts Murder
Author: Ellery Queen
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9781504019972
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Release: 2015-09-29
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A city seethes with racial tension, and a political fixer tries to keep the peace In a forgotten neighborhood of downtown Banbury, Harlan James preaches the revolution, teaching young black men and women to stand up for their rights. According to the district attorney, he’s also been teaching them to make bombs. This is a lie, a political ploy designed to undermine the radical leader and maintain Banbury’s status quo. But no matter how tightly the authorities frame James, revolution is coming—and the streets will run with blood. As the city verges on chaos, the governor asks his top troubleshooter, Mike McCall, to keep an eye on James’s trial. When James skips bail, the city’s most violent citizens—black and white—threaten to riot. To save the city from destroying itself, McCall must find James and unravel the chilling mystery of the Black Hearts.

Blacksouls

Blacksouls
Author: Nicole Castroman
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781481491051
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Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard. Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships. Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands. Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty, and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.

Blackhearts

Blackhearts
Author: Nathan Long
Pages: 766
ISBN: 1844165108
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Release: 2007
Editor: Games Workshop Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Condemned to death for their crimes, Reiner and companions are given a reprieve if they will carry out the Empire's most desperate and suicidal missions against dark elves, rogue army commanders, chaos cultists, ratmen, and other enemies of the Empire, in an omnibus volume containing the first three Blackhearts novels. Original.

DARK

DARK
Author: Aleatha Romig
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781947189553
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Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Romig Works LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle Darkness has fallen upon the Sparrow world. What seemed secure was breached, and what was assumed unattainable is possible. In this dangerous underground world, we Sparrows took our power by force. As dusk gave way to dark, we Sparrows are once again determined to use any means necessary to recover what is ours, secure our stronghold, and defeat those who appear unconquerable. The gauntlet has been thrown. We will not retreat. Darkness be damned. It is time for triumph. I am Reid Murray. For my wife and my brothers-in-arms, nothing, not even darkness, will stop the Sparrows from victory. From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romantic suspense trilogy, Dangerous Web. DARK, book #2, is set in the dangerous world of the Sparrows. You do not need to read Web of Sin, Tangled Web, or Web of Desire to get caught up in this dangerous and intriguing new romantic suspense saga, Dangerous Web. DARK is book two of the DANGEROUS WEB trilogy that began in DUSK and concludes in DAWN. Have you been Aleatha’d?

The Reluctant Communist

The Reluctant Communist
Author: Charles Robert Jenkins,Jim Frederick
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0520259998
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Release: 2008
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Features the story of the United States sergeant who defected to the North Korean army in 1965 and his subsequent forty years as a political prisoner there.

Operation Dark Heart

Operation Dark Heart
Author: Anthony Shaffer
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781429965194
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Release: 2010-09-24
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On Friday, August 13, 2010, just as St. Martin's Press was readying its initial shipment of this book, the Department of Defense contacted us to express its concern that our publication of Operation Dark Heart could cause damage to U.S. national security. After consulting with our author, we agreed to incorporate some of the government's changes into a revised edition of his book while redacting other text he was told was classified. The newly revised book keeps our national interests secure, but this highly qualified warrior's story is still intact. Shaffer's assessment of successes and failures in Afghanistan remains dramatic, shocking, and crucial reading for anyone concerned about the outcome of the war. "While I do not agree with the edits in many ways, the DoD redactions enhance the reader's understanding by drawing attention to the flawed results created by a disorganized and heavy handed military intelligence bureaucracy." —Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer had run intelligence operations for years before he arrived in Afghanistan. He was part of the "dark side of the force"---the shadowy elements of the U.S. government that function outside the bounds of the normal system. His group called themselves the Jedi Knights and pledged to use the dark arts of espionage to protect the country from its enemies. Shaffer's mission to Afghanistan, however, was unlike any he had ever experienced before. There, he led a black-ops team on the forefront of the military efforts to block the Taliban's resurgence. They not only planned complex intelligence operations to beat back the insurgents, but also played a key role in executing those operations---outside the wire. They succeeded in striking at the core of the Taliban and their safe havens across the border in Pakistan. For a moment Shaffer saw us winning the war. Then the military brass got involved. The policies that top officials relied on were hopelessly flawed. Shaffer and his team were forced to sit and watch as the insurgency grew---just across the border in Pakistan. This wasn't the first time he had seen bureaucracy stand in the way of national security. He had participated in Able Danger, the aborted intelligence operation that identified many of the future 9/11 terrorists but failed to pursue them. His attempt to reveal the truth to the 9/11 Commission would not go over well with his higher-ups. Operation Dark Heart tells the story of what really went on--and what went wrong--in Afghanistan. Shaffer witnessed firsthand the tipping point, when what seemed like certain victory turned into failure. Now, in this book, he maps out a way that could put us on the path to winning the war.

The Strongest Tribe

The Strongest Tribe
Author: Bing West
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781588367594
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Release: 2008-08-12
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From a universally respected combat journalist, a gripping history based on five years of front-line reporting about how the war was turned around-–and the choice now facing America. In the course of 14 extended trips over five years, West embedded with more than 60front-line units, discussing strategy with generals and tactics with corporals. He provides an expert’s account of counterinsurgency, disposing of myths. By describing the characters and combat in city after city, West gives the reader an in-depth understanding that will inform the debate about the war. This is the definitive study of how American soldiers actually fought--a gripping and visceral book that changes the way we think about the war, and essential reading for understanding the next critical steps to be taken.

Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9781501195976
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Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

King mesmerizes readers with fiction deeply rooted in the sixties, exploring in five interconnected narratives, spanning 1960 to 1999, the haunting legacy of the Vietnam War. "Engaging . . . King's gift of storytelling is rich".--"The Los Angles Times Book Review".

Cold Black Hearts

Cold Black Hearts
Author: Jeffrey J. Mariotte
Pages: 330
ISBN: 1680570056
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Release: 2019-10-09
Editor: Wordfire Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this riveting supernatural thriller, an empathic former police detective's presence in a remote Southwestern area summons ancient, demonic forces. Alone, outnumbered, and with few outside resources to call on, Annie O'Brien is faced with evil beyond reckoning. And all the odds are against her...

Bouncer

Bouncer
Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Pages: 124
ISBN: 1594651124
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Release: 2015-03-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Western tale turned on its ear and filled with strange characters and surreal situations.

Valnir s Bane

Valnir s Bane
Author: Nathan Long
Pages: 254
ISBN: 1844161668
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Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Games Workshop Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the grim medieval Old World, a motley gang of convicts is released from a military prison and offered a grim choice: either volunteer for a suicide mission, or die by the noose. They are offered a full pardon upon the completion of the mission--provided they survive. Original.