Lethal Passage

Lethal Passage
Author: Erik Larson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307803313
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Release: 2011-07-27
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This devastating book illuminates America's gun culture -- its manufacturers, dealers, buffs, and propagandists -- but also offers concrete solutions to our national epidemic of death by firearm. It begins with an account of a crime that is by now almost commonplace: on December 16, 1988, sixteen-year-old Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-11/9 and several hundred rounds of ammunition tucked in his backpack. By day's end, he had killed one teacher and severely wounded another. In Lethal Passage Erik Larson shows us how a disturbed teenager was able to buy a weapon advertised as "the gun that made the eighties roar." The result is a book that can -- and should -- save lives, and that has already become an essential text in the gun-control debate. With a new afterword. "Touches on all aspects of the gun issue in this country. Gives great voice to that feeling...that something real must be done." --San Diego Union-Tribune "One of the most readable anti-gun treatises in years." --Washington Post Book World

Creatures of Passage

Creatures of Passage
Author: Morowa Yejidé
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781617758881
Available:
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Akashic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With echoes of Toni Morrison's Beloved, Yejidé's novel explores a forgotten quadrant of Washington, DC, and the ghosts that haunt it. "In this beautifully written and gloriously conceived novel, Morowa Yejidé reveals her mastery yet again. This book is both contemporary and ancient, frightening and stirring, playful and wise, an unforgettable blurring of reality and genres from its haunted Plymouth automobile to the mysteries in the fog in this alternate America and hidden Washington, DC. With its lyricism and bold imagination, Creatures of Passage is unlike anything you've ever read." --Tananarive Due, author of Ghost Summer: Stories "Comparisons will be made to Toni Morrison and they will be well-founded, but Morowa Yejidé is in a class of her own with Creatures of Passage, a mesmerizing tale about love, loss, revenge, death, and restoration that hovers close to the edge of fantasy yet is deeply grounded in history and in a reality easily recognizable in the contemporary world." --Elizabeth Nunez, author of Even in Paradise "Although set in our recent past, Creatures of Passage is at heart a powerful ghost story about people haunted by the shadows of time and the shadows of blood. In the pages of this novel we discover a world that is fully recognizable, as concrete and real as Toni Morrison's Ohio, but also as fantastic and mythical as Gabriel García Márquez's Macondo. That said, make no mistake: Morowa Yejidé is a masterful storyteller in her own right, able to spin and sustain an inventive tale illuminated by a singular truth, that death is 'another form of living.'" --Jeffery Renard Allen, author of Song of the Shank Nephthys Kinwell is a taxi driver of sorts in Washington, DC, ferrying passengers in a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere with a ghost in the trunk. Endless rides and alcohol help her manage her grief over the death of her twin brother, Osiris, who was murdered and dumped in the Anacostia River. Unknown to Nephthys when the novel opens in 1977, her estranged great-nephew, ten-year-old Dash, is finding himself drawn to the banks of that very same river. It is there that Dash--reeling from having witnessed an act of molestation at his school, but still questioning what and who he saw--has charmed conversations with a mysterious figure he calls the "River Man." When Dash arrives unexpectedly at Nephthys's door bearing a cryptic note about his unusual conversations with the River Man, Nephthys must face what frightens her most. Morowa Yejidé's deeply captivating novel shows us an unseen Washington filled with otherworldly landscapes, flawed super-humans, and reluctant ghosts, and brings together a community intent on saving one young boy in order to reclaim itself.

Lethal Passage

Lethal Passage
Author: Erik Larson
Pages: 272
ISBN: OCLC:654476811
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Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follows the journey of a single semi-automatic handgun, which was used by a teenager to kill a teacher, and raises questions about the legal and cultural realities of guns.

Lethal Violence

Lethal Violence
Author: Homicide Research Working Group. Workshop,Homicide Research Working Group. Meeting
Pages: 234
ISBN: PURD:32754066680541
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Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Bright s Passage

Bright s Passage
Author: Josh Ritter
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9780812981841
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

World War I veteran Henry Bright grieves over the death of his young wife while he struggles to care for their new infant and travels a fire-stricken landscape accompanied by a guardian angel and a cantankerous goat.

The Naked Consumer

The Naked Consumer
Author: Erik Larson
Pages: 275
ISBN: IND:30000107312336
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Release: 1994
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Some companies gather and sell personal information to assist businesses in their marketing campaigns. It this American business at its finest, or simply a horrible invasion of our privacy? This shocking book will make readers think twice before writing their next check or going to the grocery store.

Eastern Passage

Eastern Passage
Author: Farley Mowat
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9780771064920
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Release: 2011-10
Editor: Emblem Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new and captivating piece of the puzzle of Farley Mowat's life: the years from his return from the north in the late 1940s to his discovery of Newfoundland and his love affair with the sea in the 1950s. This was a time in which he wrote his first books and weathered his first storms of controversy. It was a time of self-discovery, a formative period for him as a writer and activist. Mowat offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a writer's career and the events that shaped his work.

Lethal Passage

Lethal Passage
Author: Erik Larsen
Pages: 272
ISBN: 078819593X
Available:
Release: 2001-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One morning a 16-year-old boy named Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-11/9 stuffed in his backpack. That morning he killed one teacher and severely wounded another, and his rampage was just prevented from become one of the worst in America's long and bloody infatuation with guns. This book traces the history of the Cobray from its design and manufacture to the final, illegal transaction that placed it in Elliot's hands--thus providing a stunning expose that will completely reframe the debate surrounding America's gun crisis. Larson immersed himself in America's gun culture, and by following Elliot's gun, he uncovered the lax regulations and skewed interest that have perpetuated handgun violence, which has grown to account for 22,000 deaths and thousands injuries every year. Larson questions the political and economic forces that allowed the Cobray-originally designed as a battlefield weapon--to be marketed to the public. And he explores the broader cultural forces that nurture our fascination with violence and make gunshot death a routine feature of American life.

Isaac s Storm

Isaac s Storm
Author: Erik Larson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307874092
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Release: 2011-10-19
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd delusion." It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf. That August, a strange, prolonged heat wave gripped the nation and killed scores of people in New York and Chicago. Odd things seemed to happen everywhere: A plague of crickets engulfed Waco. The Bering Glacier began to shrink. Rain fell on Galveston with greater intensity than anyone could remember. Far away, in Africa, immense thunderstorms blossomed over the city of Dakar, and great currents of wind converged. A wave of atmospheric turbulence slipped from the coast of western Africa. Most such waves faded quickly. This one did not. In Cuba, America's overconfidence was made all too obvious by the Weather Bureau's obsession with controlling hurricane forecasts, even though Cuba's indigenous weathermen had pioneered hurricane science. As the bureau's forecasters assured the nation that all was calm in the Caribbean, Cuba's own weathermen fretted about ominous signs in the sky. A curious stillness gripped Antigua. Only a few unlucky sea captains discovered that the storm had achieved an intensity no man alive had ever experienced. In Galveston, reassured by Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. In Galveston alone at least 6,000 people, possibly as many as 10,000, would lose their lives, a number far greater than the combined death toll of the Johnstown Flood and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. And Isaac Cline would experience his own unbearable loss. Meticulously researched and vividly written, Isaac's Storm is based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force. As such, Isaac's Storm carries a warning for our time.

The Threat of Pandemic Influenza

The Threat of Pandemic Influenza
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9780309095044
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Release: 2005-04-09
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Public health officials and organizations around the world remain on high alert because of increasing concerns about the prospect of an influenza pandemic, which many experts believe to be inevitable. Moreover, recent problems with the availability and strain-specificity of vaccine for annual flu epidemics in some countries and the rise of pandemic strains of avian flu in disparate geographic regions have alarmed experts about the world's ability to prevent or contain a human pandemic. The workshop summary, The Threat of Pandemic Influenza: Are We Ready? addresses these urgent concerns. The report describes what steps the United States and other countries have taken thus far to prepare for the next outbreak of "killer flu." It also looks at gaps in readiness, including hospitals' inability to absorb a surge of patients and many nations' incapacity to monitor and detect flu outbreaks. The report points to the need for international agreements to share flu vaccine and antiviral stockpiles to ensure that the 88 percent of nations that cannot manufacture or stockpile these products have access to them. It chronicles the toll of the H5N1 strain of avian flu currently circulating among poultry in many parts of Asia, which now accounts for the culling of millions of birds and the death of at least 50 persons. And it compares the costs of preparations with the costs of illness and death that could arise during an outbreak.

Flavivirus Encephalitis

Flavivirus Encephalitis
Author: Daniel Ruzek
Pages: 492
ISBN: 9789533076690
Available:
Release: 2011-10-03
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain tissue associated with clinical evidence of brain dysfunction. The disease is of high public health importance worldwide due to its high morbidity and mortality. Flaviviruses, such as tick-borne encephalitis virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, Murray Valley encephalitis virus, or St. Louis encephalitis virus, represent important causative agents of encephalitis in humans in various parts of the world. The book Flavivirus Encephalitis provides the most recent information about selected aspects associated with encephalitic flaviviruses. The book contains chapters that cover a wide spectrum of subjects including flavivirus biology, virus-host interactions, role of vectors in disease epidemiology, neurological dengue, and West Nile encephalitis. Special attention is paid to tick-borne encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis viruses. The book uniquely combines up-to-date reviews with cutting-edge original research data, and provides a condensed source of information for clinicians, virologists, pathologists, immunologists, as well as for students of medicine or life sciences.

Chicken embryo lethal orphan CELO Virus in Turkeys

Chicken embryo lethal orphan  CELO  Virus in Turkeys
Author: Marjorie Brenda Schwarz
Pages: 128
ISBN: WISC:89086042322
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Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck
Author: Erik Larson
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780307351920
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Release: 2006-10-24
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.” In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners; scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed; and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen, “the kindest of men,” nearly commits the perfect murder. With his unparalleled narrative skills, Erik Larson guides us through a relentlessly suspenseful chase over the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate.

Give a Boy a Gun

Give a Boy a Gun
Author: Todd Strasser
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781534464612
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Release: 2020-06-09
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“[H]aunting and harrowing.” —Booklist (starred review) “Vivid, distressing, and all too real.” —Kirkus Reviews In this 20th anniversary edition of Todd Strasser’s gut-wrenching and critically acclaimed Give a Boy a Gun, two boys bring guns to school in search of revenge against their classmates. For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule Middletown High. But not anymore. Stealing a small arsenal of guns from a neighbor, they take their classmates hostage at a school dance. In the panic of this desperate situation, it soon becomes clear that only one thing matters to Brendan and Gary: revenge. This special 20th anniversary edition includes updated backmatter and statistics on school shootings—a topic that is now more relevant than ever.

Public and Political Discourses of Migration

Public and Political Discourses of Migration
Author: Amanda Haynes,Martin J. Power,Eoin Devereux,Aileen Dillane,James Carr
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9781783483297
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Release: 2016-04-14
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A critical interrogation of the public and political discourses which shape the management and lived experience of migration. The collection brings together essays from established and rising academics in the field of migration studies to address the relationship between discourse and migration in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.

Subjectivation in Political Theory and Contemporary Practices

Subjectivation in Political Theory and Contemporary Practices
Author: Andreas Oberprantacher,Andrei Siclodi
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9781137516596
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Release: 2016-12-25
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book explores, discusses, and assesses the actual and potential sense of subjectivation in a variety of contexts. In particular, it reflects the genealogies, connections, variations, and practical implications of various theories of subjectivity and subjection while providing an up-to-date and authoritative account of how to engage with the ‘subject’. Rather than addressing the ‘subject’ merely in theoretical terms, this book explores subjectivation as a seminal expression of subjective practices in the plural. To the extent that subjectivity and subjection are key terms in a plurality of discourses and for a number of disciplines, Subjectivation in Political Theory and Contemporary Practices advances a trans-disciplinary reading by taking into account relevant debates that stretch from poststructuralism via postfordism to postdemocracy. In this sense, the book introduces readers to current approaches to subjectivation by displacing conventional understandings and suggesting unexpected reformulations.

American Sniper

American Sniper
Author: Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780062082374
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Release: 2012-01-03
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

Environmental Dangers of Open air Testing of Lethal Chemicals

Environmental Dangers of Open air Testing of Lethal Chemicals
Author: United States. Congress. House. Government Operations
Pages: 260
ISBN: STANFORD:36105045345639
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Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Pages: 438
ISBN: 1591584876
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Release: 2008
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.

Lethal Passage

Lethal Passage
Author: Robin Mahle
Pages: 302
ISBN: 1732641390
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Release: 2020-05-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Allison Hart is the Sunshine State's newest Private Investigator. Learning the ropes will take some time. But with Charlie Wells and Lucy Boyce alongside her, they'll navigate the ins and outs together. After all, if it hadn't been for Lucy, ACL Investigative Services might not exist. That's especially true when the agency's first client knocks on their door. Logan Carr is an ex-con once arrested by Lucy's dad and he's looking to stay out of trouble. He turns to the agency to prove to the cops he's keeping his nose clean.But when the largest drug bust in Tampa's history points to Logan's old crew, that crew wants to bring him back into the fold to make things right. The drugs belonged to the cartel and they want retribution. The crew needs Logan to make one last run to pay back the cartel. After that, they promised he would be out for good. But with the FBI, DEA and local cops watching him, Logan knows that one way or another, this run will be his last. The drop will take place at a dangerous passage not just for mariners, but for anyone who thinks they can escape the cartel. Allison and her partners must find a way to keep Logan safe from the drug runners. The question is if Logan survives, can they keep him from going back to prison too? Robin Mahle, the million-selling mystery/thriller author, holds back nothing for this second book in the exciting new Allison Hart series