Bagmen

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ISBN: 1477822836
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Number of pages: 385
Author: William Lashner
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Download and read online Bagmen in PDF and EPUB While working as a bagman for a Philadelphia politician, Victor finds himself pegged for the murder of one of his payoffs and must rely on a cast of shady characters to help him find the real killer and clear his name.


Hostile Witness

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ISBN: 9780061746970
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 608
Author: William Lashner
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Hostile Witness in PDF and EPUB Hard-luck Philadelphia lawyer Victor Carl is just itching for the opportunity to sell out. Then good fortune comes knocking at his door in the guise of William Prescott III, a blue-blood attorney from one of the city's most prestigious firms. Prescott wants Victor to represent a councilman's aide who is on trial, along with his boss, for extortion, arson, and murder. It's the juiciest, highest-profile courtroom extravaganza in years -- and all Carl has to do is show up, shut up, and follow Prescott's lead. But it soon becomes clear that somene's setting him and his client up to take a long, hard fall. Victor Carl may be desperate and unethical but he's no one's patsy. And to survive in this legal snake pit of secrets, lies, and lethal double-crosses, he's going to play the game his way.


The Barkeep

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ISBN: 1612181953
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 458
Author: William Lashner
Publisher:

Download and read online The Barkeep in PDF and EPUB "Justin Chase is the perfect barkeep, tending bar as he lives his life, in a state of Zen serenity. At least until Birdie Grackle, a yellow-haired, foul-mouthed alcoholic from Texas, walks into his bar, orders a Mojito, and makes a startling confession.Six years ago Justin's life was ripped apart when he discovered his mother's bludgeoned corpse in the foyer of the family home. Now Justin's father is serving a life sentence and Justin, after a stint in an asylum, drowns his emotions in a pool of inner peace. But when Birdie Grackle claims to be the hit man who murdered Justin's mother for the money, Justin is hurled back to the emotions, the past, and, most frightening of all, the father he tried to leave behind"--Back cover.


Ulysses

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ISBN: 0192834649
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 980
Author: James Joyce
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Download and read online Ulysses in PDF and EPUB Ulysses has been the subject of controversy since copies of the first English edition were burned by the New York Post Office Authorities. Today critical interest centers on the authority of the text. This edition republishes, for the first time, without interference, the original 1922 text. Jeri Johnson's critical Introduction demystifies the complexities of the book, and a full textual publication history, helpful appendices, and explanatory notes guide the reader through this highly allusive text.


Acid Dreams

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ISBN: 0802196063
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Number of pages: 384
Author: Martin A. Lee
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online Acid Dreams in PDF and EPUB Few events have had a more profound impact on the social and cultural upheavals of the Sixties than the psychedelic revolution spawned by the spread of LSD. This book for the first time tells the full and astounding story—part of it hidden till now in secret Government files—of the role the mind-altering drug played in our recent turbulent history and the continuing influence it has on our time. And what a story it is, beginning with LSD’s discovery in 1943 as the most potent drug known to science until it spilled into public view some twenty years later to set the stage for one of the great ideological wars of the decade. In the intervening years the CIA had launched a massive covert research program in the hope that LSD would serve as an espionage weapon, psychiatric pioneers came to believe that acid would shed light on the perplexing problems of mental illness, and a new generation of writers and artists had given birth to the LSD sub-culture. Acid Dreams is a complete social history of the psychedelic counter-culture that burst into full view in the Sixties. With new information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, the authors reveal how the CIA became obsessed with LSD during the Cold War, fearing the Soviets had designs on it as well. What follows is one of the more bizarre episodes in the covert history of U.S. intelligence as the search for a “truth drug” began to resemble a James Bond scenario in which agents spied on drug-addicted prostitutes through two-way mirrors and countless unwitting citizens received acid with sometimes tragic results. The story took a new turn when Captain Al Hubbard, the first of a series of “Johnny Appleseeds” of acid, began to turn on thousands of scientists, businessmen, church figures, policemen, and others from different walks of life. Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg and the Beat generation, the Diggers and the Age of Golden Anarchy in Haight-Ashbury, William Mellon Hitchcock, Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies, the Beatles—these are just some of a motley cast of characters who stride through the pages of this compelling chronicle. What impact did the widespread use of LSD have on the anti-war movement of the late Sixties? Acid Dreams traces the way the drug intensified each stage of counter-cultural transition to break the “mind-forged manacles” of a new generation in rebellion. In Acid Dreams, Martin Lee and Bruce Shalin have written the history of a time still only dimly understood. The events they recount and the facts they uncover supply an important missing piece of the puzzle of a crucial decade in our recent past. Praise “Engaging throughout. . . . At once entertaining and disturbing.”—Andrew Weil, M.D., The Nation “Marvelously detailed . . . loaded with startling revelations.”—Los Angeles Daily News “Excellent. . . . Captivating. . . . A generalist’s history that should replace all others.”—San Francisco Chronicle “A landmark contribution to the sociopolitical history of the U.S. . . . Some of the liveliest, most absorbing, best-documented historical analyses to appear in recent years. . . . A seminal contribution to understanding America’s most turbulent modern decade.”—Choice “This funny and irreverent book brings it all back.”—The Washington Post “Recounts some of the most bizarre incidents in the history of U.S. intelligence.”—The Boston Globe “A monumental social history of psychedelia.”—The Village Voice “A blistering exposé of CIA drug experimentation on Americans. It’s all there.”—John Stockwell “Highly readable. . . . Well researched. . . . Filled with entertaining and bizarre episodes.”—The Detroit Free Press “An important study of cultural history. . . . The scholarship is exquisite and the methods sensible.”—Allen Ginsberg “An engrossing account of a period . . . when a tiny psychoactive molecule affected almost every aspect of Western life.”—William S. Burroughs “A missing link, a work of combat history, a devastating combination of facts and poetry that is bound to arouse controversy.”—Paul Krassner “An important historical synthesis of the spread and effects of a drug that served as a central metaphor for an era.”—John Sayles


Vortex

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ISBN: 0751500003
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 1024
Author: Larry Bond
Publisher: Warner Books (NY)

Download and read online Vortex in PDF and EPUB In a world no longer dominated by two super powers, the theatre of conflict has shifted to the Third World - but with a deadly uncertainty never known before. The flashpoint is South Africa where a repressive regime has catapulted to power. The result is a conflict that will rage across the whole of southern Africa. It will realise many of man's worst fears, including the full-scale use of both chemical and nuclear weapons. It will raise the nightmare spectre of race war, global economic collapse, and Armageddon itself. As chaos threatens to spread across an entire continent, the United States mobilises for the military operation code-named Brave Fortune, the campaign it cannot afford to lose. Here are the weapons and the warfare, the diplomatic intrigue and the blueprints for modern combat that exemplify the art of the techno-thriller at its finest.


The Academy

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105028011463
Release Date: 1876
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Markets Not Capitalism

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ISBN: 1570272425
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 428
Author: Gary Chartier
Publisher: Minor Compositions

Download and read online Markets Not Capitalism in PDF and EPUB Individualist anarchists believe in mutual exchange, not economic privilege. They believe in freed markets rather than capitalism. They defend a distinctive response to the challenges of ending global capitalism and achieving social justice - they wish to eliminate the political privileges that prop up capitalists. These essays explore the gap between radically freed markets and the capitalist-controlled markets that prevail today. The contributors argue that structural poverty can be abolished by liberating market exchange from state capitalist privilege.


Saturday Review of Literature

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ISBN: UVA:X000021870
Release Date: 1951-01
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Saturday Review

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019920930
Release Date: 1951
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The Academy and Literature

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ISBN: UVA:X030236832
Release Date: 1876
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Kockroach

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ISBN: 9780061871665
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 384
Author: Tyler Knox
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Kockroach in PDF and EPUB It is the mid-1950s, and Kockroach, perfectly content with his life infesting a fleabag hotel off Times Square, awakens to discover that somehow he's been transformed into, of all things, a human. A tragic turn of events, yes, but cockroaches are awesome coping machines, so Kockroach copes. Step by step, he learns the ways of man—how to walk, how to talk, and how to wear a jaunty brown fedora. Led by his primitive desires and insectile amorality, he navigates through the bizarre human realms of crime, business, politics, and sex. Will he find success or be squashed flat from above? Will he change humanity, or will humanity change him?


Shane

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ISBN: 0395941164
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 135
Author: Jack Schaefer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Shane in PDF and EPUB The classic story of a reformed gunfighter trying to escape his past who befriends a family of homesteaders and becomes their protector and friend


The Mafia Encyclopedia

Filename: the-mafia-encyclopedia.pdf
ISBN: 9780816069897
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Number of pages: 529
Author: Carl Sifakis
Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Download and read online The Mafia Encyclopedia in PDF and EPUB More than 500 alphabetical entries provide information on the people, places and events associated with the Mafia.


The Motion Picture Guide

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105026065271
Release Date: 1985
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Author: Jay Robert Nash
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