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Spent Shell Casings

Author : David Rose
ISBN : 9781619844599
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dave was there for it all— there for the millennial latch-key children's plunge into bloody and politically-dubious combat, there for the US military's rocky evolution from Cold War Era to fighting the global war on terror, and there for his own turbulent, colorful transitions—all in the unforgiving jungles of hyper-masculinity. The ‘90s era of transgressive novels—American Psycho, Trainspotting, Fight Club—bored, bad boys who'd do anything to feel. . . what exactly? This chaotic premise has returned; now—and for the first time—in the form of a military memoire-exposé. An artistic nail-bomb: Spent Shell Casings encompasses just about every sordid and hilarious aspect of military life that could ever grace a page, all the while exposing the dark sides of adventure and the fighting man in ways that can no longer be ignored. Whether Iraq, a psych ward, or a barroom brawl, coming to terms with ones upbringing or drug abuse: join a Recon Marine at various points on the deadly map of war, meaning, and the American experience.

Spent Shell Casings

Author : David Rose
ISBN : 1619844583
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 87. 71 MB
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"Dave was there for it all--there for the millennial latch-key children's plunge into bloody and politically-dubious combat, there for the US military's rocky evolution from Cold War Era to fighting the global war on terror, and there for his own turblent, colorful transitions--all in the unforgiving jungles of hyper-masculinity. . . . An artistic nail-bomb: 'Spent Shell Casings' encompasses just about every sordid and hilarious aspect of military life that could ever grace a page, all the while exposing the dark sides of adventure and the fighting man in ways that can no longer be ignored. Whether Iraq, a psych ward, or a barroom brawl, coming to terms with one's upbringing or drug abuse: join a Recon Marine at various points on the deadly map of war, meaning, and the American experience."--Back cover.

Everybody Pays

Author : Andrew Vachss
ISBN : 9780375719141
Genre : Fiction
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A hit man defies the confines of a life sentence to avenge his sister's batterer. An immaculately dressed man hires a street gang to extract his daughter from a Central American prison, for reasons as mysterious as they are deadly. A two-bit graffiti artist with a taste for Nazi-ganda finds himself face-to-face with three punks out to make a mark of their own—literally—with a tattoo needle. From neo-noir master Andrew Vachss comes Everybody Pays, 38 white-knuckle rides into a netherworld of pederasts and prostitutes, stick-up kids and fall guys—where private codes of crime and punishment pulsate beneath a surface system of law and order, and our moral compass spins frighteningly out of control. Here is the street-grit prose that has earned Vachss comparisons to Chandler, Cain, and Hammett--and the ingenious plot twists that transform the double-cross into an expression of retribution, the dark deed into a thing of beauty. Electrifying and enigmatic, Everybody Pays is a sojourn into the nature of evil itself—a trip made all the more frightening by its proximity to our front doorstep. From the Trade Paperback edition.

No Joy

Author : David Rose
ISBN : 1945572493
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Going to war was a finite window to touch the vanquished barbaric world modern reality has so woefully blighted out." Joining the Marines in 2002, David Rose signed up to go fight ... and to go die. On this grim path, rather than finding a violent death, he would find family, purpose, and a brotherhood amid the misfit tribal world of the war fighter. No Joy sees David recounting madcap tales of Muay Thai bouts in seedy garages, a bizarre stint as a street cop, being on the other side of the badge, becoming a veteran of the psych ward, and more. It's an irreverently told story that doesn't just tell one man's tale, but speaks to the necessary question: What really draws modern young men to war?

438 Days

Author : Jonathan Franklin
ISBN : 9781501116315
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 74. 24 MB
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“The best survival book in a decade” (Outside magazine), 438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean. On November 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.

From Sand And Time

Author : David Rose
ISBN : 0997148640
Genre : Poetry
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The first official poetry installment in David Rose's unique blend of tenderness and morbidity, From Sand and Time engages a cataclysmic self-reflection coming with the complexities, times, and demands of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An evocative collection of rhyme and free verse, From Sand and Time weaves through ambition and belief, doubt and loneliness, deployment, combat, and what waits thereafter.

The Frackers

Author : Gregory Zuckerman
ISBN : 9781591847090
Genre : Business & Economics
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The riveting, untold story of the men who are transforming global energy. In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world's fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi Arabia by 2020. But despite headlines and controversy, no previous book has shown how the revolution really happened. The Frackers tells the dramatic tale of how a group of ambitious and headstrong wildcatters ignored the ridicule of experts and derision of colleagues to pursue massive, long-overlooked deposits. Against all odds, they changed the world-and made astonishing fortunes in the process. Zuckerman's exclusive access enabled him to get close to men like George Mitchell, who developed a new way to drill for gas in shale rock; Harold Hamm, who discovered so much oil he's now worth more than the estate of Steve Jobs; and Aubrey McClendon, who lost more than $2 billion on a misguided gambit. Zuckerman shows how the frackers are now using their wealth to shake up Hollywood, education, politics, sports, and other fields, much like the Rockefellers and Gettys before them. He also explores the debate over the environmental risks of fracking, and whether those risks are worth it for the United States to achieve energy independence and for the rest of the world to follow.

Those Are Real Bullets

Author : Peter Pringle
ISBN : 0802138799
Genre : History
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The 1972 "Bloody Sunday" massacre in Derry, Ireland, is chronicled in detail, using interviews, period photographs, and recently declassified information to tell the entire story of the event in which British paratroopers opened fire on unarmed Irish Catholic demonstrators. Reprint.

An Evil Day In Georgia

Author : Robert Neil Smith
ISBN : 9781621900948
Genre : History
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"Follows a homicide case committed in Georgia in 1927 from the crime to the executions of those convicted of the crime almost a year later. Along the way, the narrative highlights a number of issues impacting the death penalty process, many of which are still relevant in the modern era of capital punishment in the United States ... Moreover, the case in question illustrates a range of themes prevalent in post-Progressive Georgia and brings them together to create a broader narrative. Thus, issues of race, class, and gender emerge from what was supposed to be a neutral process; ... demonstrates that capital punishment cannot be administered in an untainted fashion, but its finality demands that it must be"--From [email protected] website.

The Chocolate Assassin

Author : Peter Durantine
ISBN : 0983335419
Genre : Chocolate
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For years, chocolate maker Martin Hahn kept his long-ago life hidden, even from his family. After a murder at a beach house, Hahn and a relentless state police investigator race to uncover dark secrets that began with a mysterious mission launched more than half a century earlier.

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