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Seven Days of Rage

By Paul LaRosa,Maria Cramer
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439172870
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 853
  • File Pdf: seven-days-of-rage.pdf

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From a producer of 48 Hours Mystery and The Boston Globe reporter comes the full account of the shocking crime spree of the infamous Craigslist Killer. In this “detailed and absorbing” (The Boston Globe) true crime book, discover the many mysteries behind the secret life of the brilliant and well-liked Boston University medical student who came to be known as the Craigslist Killer. How was he able to conceal his dark side to all who knew him, even his sweet and trusting fiancée? What was his motivation to use the online bulletin board to find his victims? And what were the clues—pieces of an astonishing puzzle—that led Boston police to arrest the clean-cut, all-American young man with no criminal record who was in reality an out-of-control thrill seeker hiding a lethal sexual life?

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  • File Pdf: sex-rage.pdf

Book Summary:

It is the 1970s in LA, and Jacaranda Leven - child of sun and surf - is swept into the dazzling cultural milieu of the beautiful people. Floating on a cloud of drink, drugs and men, she finds herself adrift, before her talent for writing, and a determined literary agent, set her on a course for New York and a new life. Sex & Rage is a recently re-discovered classic from author Eve Babitz, herself a muse to many an artist, writer and musician in the 1970s. A semi-autobiographical novel, it charts the highs and lows of a life lived at the limits, and transports the reader to a sunnier, dreamier, more reckless time and place.

When I Ran Away

By Ilona Bannister
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 0385546181
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 968
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Longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s 2021 First Novel Prize • A rich, bighearted debut that takes us from working-class Staten Island in the wake of the September 11th attacks to moneyed London a decade later, revealing a story of loss, motherhood, and love. As the Twin Towers collapse, Gigi Stanislawski flees her office building and escapes lower Manhattan on the Staten Island Ferry. Among the crying, ash-covered, and shoeless passengers, Gigi, unbelievably, finds someone she recognizes--Harry Harrison, a British man and a regular at her favorite coffee shop. Gigi brings Harry to her parents' house, where they watch the television replay the planes crashing for hours, and she waits for the phone call that will never come: the call from Frankie, her younger brother. Ten years later, Gigi, now a single mother consumed with bills and unfulfilled ambitions, meets Harry, again by chance, and they fall deeply, headlong in love. But their move to London and their new baby--which Gigi hoped would finally release her from the past--leave her feeling isolated, raw, and alone with her grief. As Gigi comes face-to-face with the anguish of her brother's death and her rage at the unspoken pain of motherhood, she must somehow find the light amid all the darkness. Startlingly honest and shot through with unexpected humor, When I Ran Away is an unforgettable first novel about love--for our partners, our children, our mothers, and ourselves--pushed to its outer limits.

Seven Years to Sin

By Sylvia Day
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Isbn : 1617735310
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 767
  • File Pdf: seven-years-to-sin.pdf

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A young widow encounters the man who fueled her dreams for years in this erotic Regency romance by the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Seven years ago, on the eve of her wedding, Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a scandalous scene: the young rakehell Alistair Caulfield giving himself to a very pleased—and paying—lady. Shocked yet titillated, Jessica nevertheless walked down the aisle. Throughout her serene yet unremarkable marriage, Alistair lived in her illicit fantasies. But now fate has left her a childless widow. Meanwhile, Alistair ran far from his disreputable life—and the beautiful debutant he could not have. Now a successful shipping merchant, he has little in common with the man Jessica once knew. But when she steps aboard his ship for a transatlantic passage, seven years' worth of denied pleasures are held in check by nothing more than a few layers of silk. And as they set sail, they finally surrender to overpowering waves of passion. “The book that inspired Bared to You.”—Sylvia Day

Wolf Meat

By Mike Catalano
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1465375198
  • Pages : 162
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 765
  • File Pdf: wolf-meat.pdf

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Mike Catalano grew up in Santa Cruz, California. He learned tracking and an appreciation of nature as part of the California Ecology Corps in the early 1970s. He earned a ministerial degree from Berean College (now Global University) in 1986. From 1995- 1998, he was editor of Melting Trees Review, a poetry journal, in Montgomery, Alabama. He has had over 400 poems published world-wide, including France, Guam, South Africa, Canada, and Great Britain. He is the father of a son, Abe; two daughters, Suzanne and Tammy, and a grandson, Julius. He lives in Aromas, California.

Don't Thank Me For My Service

By S. Brian Willson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Isbn : 0999874748
  • Pages : 382
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 341
  • File Pdf: don-t-thank-me-for-my-service.pdf

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Viet Nam veteran S. Brian Willson was so shocked by the diabolical nature of the US war against Viet Nam -- irreversible knowledge, as he describes it -- and his own appalling ignorance from his cultural conditioning, that it sparked a lifetime of anti-war activism. This toxic jolt awakened him to the extent to which he and generations of American citizens had thoughtlessly succumbed to the relentless barrage of lies and propaganda that infest US American culture—from the military and political parties to religious institutions, academic and educational institutions, sports, fraternal and professional associations, the scientific community, the economic system, and all our entertainment—that seek to rationalize its otherwise inexplicable and morally repulsive behavior globally and at home. US American history reveals a unifying theme: prosperity for a few through expansion at any cost, to preserve the “exceptional” American Way of Life (AWOL). This has been structurally guided and facilitated by our nation’s founding documents, including the US Constitution. From the beginning, the US was envisaged as a White male supremacist state serving to protect and advance the interests of private and commercial property. The US-waged war in Viet Nam was not an aberration, but one of hundreds in a long pattern of brutal exploitation. A quick review of the empirical record reveals close to 600 overt military interventions by the US into dozens of countries since 1798, almost 400 since the end of World War II alone, and thousands of covert interventions since 1947. This history overwhelms any rhetoric about the United States as a beacon of freedom and democracy, committed to promoting domestic and global equal justice under law. These interventions have assured de facto subsidies for US American interests, regulated global markets on our terms, and provided us with access to cheap or free labor and to raw materials. Millions of people around the globe have been murdered with virtual impunity as a result of our interventions in a pattern that illustrates what Noam Chomsky calls the “Fifth Freedom”—the freedom to rob and exploit. This freedom is ultimately protected with use of force when a country or movement seeks to protect or advance the domestic needs and desires of its members or citizens for political freedom or economic wellbeing. This book provides an invaluable tool for today’s activists,however they may be similarly shocked into wakefulness.

On The Seventh Day

By Mark Wilson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SpellBound Books
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 826
  • File Pdf: on-the-seventh-day.pdf

Book Summary:

God is furious. He has run out of patience with humans and decided that our time is over. We've had our chance and it's back to the drawing board. Mo, and Jay, best friends who've screwed up in the past, beg him for one more chance to get the humans back on track. Alongside Mr Saluzar, the head of a global charity foundation, and Nick, The Fallen Angel, they hurtle towards Armageddon and their one chance to prove God wrong. They have seven days to save us. Praise for On The Seventh Day: “I don't know any other writer with the diversity of Mr Wilson when it comes to putting his stories on paper, the only guarantee is they're Scottish. “ – Amazon reader. “A strange mix of book. It made me howl with laughter in places, and in others made me consider my place in the universe, sometimes immediately after each other. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it. A very funny, and very clever book. “ – Mark Tilbury – author of The Abattoir of Dreams. “Wilson seems to be revelling in his native North Lanarkshire's new confidence and swagger. Although he has never shied away from writing in his native tongue, this book flows beautifully, despite the subject matter.” – Des McAnulty, author of Life is Local. “In American Gods Neil Gaiman humanized the Gods wonderfully. In this book Mark Wilson humanizes God and the supernaturals terribly, awe-fully and disgustingly! And it is brilliant! “ – Colette Brown, author of The Prescription.

Seven Days, Many Voices

By Benjamin David
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CCAR Press
  • Isbn : 0881232998
  • Pages : 346
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 982
  • File Pdf: seven-days-many-voices.pdf

Book Summary:

"This collection of 42 essays spans a wide range of thinking about Creation. Midrash, biblical criticism, literature, theology, climate justice, human rights, history, and science are just some of the fields through which the Creation story is examined"--

Act of Surveillance

By Mandy M. Roth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Raven Happy Hour
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 458
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 907
  • File Pdf: act-of-surveillance.pdf

Book Summary:

A hunky yet prickly bear-shifting special operative. A light-duty assignment with an unexpected twist. A little help from Fate and two not-so-helpful sidekicks. A romance as yummy as apple pie. Paranormal Security and Intelligence Operative Rurik Romanov has been put on light duty while he recovers from a brutal attack orchestrated by The Corporation and their genetically engineered hybrids. The alpha-male Russian bear-shifter is not exactly thrilled with his new assignment—babysitting a person of interest—but he’s a soldier, and an order is an order. The woman he’s tasked with keeping an eye on has ties to the very organization that left him injured in the first place. He isn’t sure if she’s friend or foe, but he does know his shifter side has a primal interest in her. ______________________________________________ A new book in the award-winning Paranormal Security and Intelligence® Psi-Ops® part of the Immortal Ops® World by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author Mandy M. Roth. IMMORTAL OPS WORLD SUGGESTED READING ORDER Books in order of release and in their suggested reading order to date: Immortal Ops (Immortal Ops® book 1) Critical Intelligence (Immortal Ops® book 2) Radar Deception (Immortal Ops® book 3) Strategic Vulnerability (Immortal Ops® book 4) Tactical Magik (Immortal Ops® book 5) Act of Mercy (Paranormal and Security Intelligence® PSI-Ops® book 1) Administrative Control (Immortal Ops book 6) Act of Surrender (Paranormal and Security Intelligence® PSI-Ops® book 2) Broken Communication (Immortal Outcasts® book 1) Separation Zone (Immortal Ops® book 7) Act of Submission (Paranormal and Security Intelligence® PSI-Ops® book 3) Damage Report (Immortal Outcasts® book 2) Act of Command (Paranormal and Security Intelligence® PSI-Ops® book 4) Wolf’s Surrender (Paranormal Security and Intelligence Ops Shadow Agents® book 1) The Dragon Shifter’s Duty (Paranormal Security and Intelligence Ops Shadow Agents® book 2) Midnight Echoes (Immortal Ops: Crimson Ops book 1) Isolated Maneuver (Immortal Outcasts book 3) Expecting Darkness (Immortal Ops: Crimson Ops book 2) Area of Influence (Immortal Ops® book 8) Act of Passion (Paranormal and Security Intelligence® PSI-Ops® book 5) Act of Brotherhood (Paranormal and Security Intelligence® PSI-Ops® book 6) Healing the Wolf (Paranormal Security and Intelligence Ops Shadow Agents® book 3) Wrecked Intel (Immortal Outcasts® book 4) Bound to Midnight (Immortal Ops: Crimson Ops book 3) Out of the Dark (Paranormal Security and Intelligence Ops Shadow Agents® book 4) Act of Surveillance (Paranormal and Security Intelligence® PSI-Ops® book 7) Act of Freedom (Paranormal and Security Intelligence® PSI-Ops® book 8) Bat Out of Hell (Immortal Ops: Crimson Ops book 4) and more to come!

The Riches of Bunyan: Selected from His Works

By John Bunyan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066214678
  • Pages : 414
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 960
  • File Pdf: the-riches-of-bunyan.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Riches of Bunyan: Selected from His Works" by John Bunyan. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Forty-Seven Days

By Mitchell Yockelson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698138260
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 730
  • File Pdf: forty-seven-days.pdf

Book Summary:

The gripping account of the U.S. First Army’s astonishing triumph over the Germans in America’s bloodiest battle of the First World War—the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne. “Get ready to dig into one of the wildest and deadliest battles in history. The beautifully researched Forty-Seven Days takes you right there and shows you all the minute details, from the pings of a bullet to Pershing’s confidence and fears.”—Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The First Conspiracy The Battle of the Meuse-Argonne stands as the deadliest clash in American history: More than a million untested American soldiers went up against a better-trained and -experienced German army, costing more twenty-six thousand deaths and leaving nearly a hundred thousand wounded. Yet in forty-seven days of intense combat, those Americans pushed back the enemy and forced the Germans to surrender, bringing the First World War to an end—a feat the British and the French had not achieved after more than three years of fighting. In Forty-Seven Days, historian Mitchell Yockelson tells how General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing’s exemplary leadership led to the unlikeliest of victories. Also explored is a cast of remarkable individuals, including America’s original fighter ace, Eddie Rickenbacker; Corporal Alvin York, a pacifist who nevertheless single-handedly killed more than twenty Germans and captured 132; artillery officer and future president Harry S. Truman; innovative tank commander George S. Patton; and Douglas MacArthur, the Great War’s most decorated soldier, who would command the American army in the Pacific War and in Korea. Offering an abundance of new details and insight, Forty-Seven Days is the definitive account of the First Army’s hard-fought victory in World War I—and the revealing tale of how our military came of age in its most devastating battle. “Mitchell Yockelson expands our understanding not only of how World War I ended, but also of how militaries can change and adapt under conditions of great adversity.”—Max Boot, New York Times bestselling author of The Road Not Taken