Author: Paul Langan

Publisher: Townsend Press

ISBN: 094421004X

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

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After being publically humiliated in school by Darrell Mercer, Tyray Hobbs seeks revenge to gain back respect.
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Author: Ralph Cotton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101607483

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1519

HOLY HELL Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack has encountered many a relentless outlaw in his days as a lawman, but none quite like Fannin “Dad” Orwick. The devout leader of the Redemption Riders, Orwick robs and kills to support his ever-expanding family of young wives and children, all in the name of the Lord. After the Ranger learns that Orwick is moving his harem of wives to a compound deep in the Mexican badlands, he heads south—and meets an unlikely ally in a stalwart woman named Mattie. Once married to Orwick, Mattie has her own dangerous plans for her bloody-minded ex. But neither Sam nor Mattie can know just how far Orwick is about to go for God and family…
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Author: C. J. Chivers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743271734

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 1266

Traces the history of the AK-47 assault rifle, from its inception to its use by more than fifty national armies around the world, to its role in modern-day Afghanistan, discussing how the deadly weapon has helped alter world history.
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Author: Michael Mewshaw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743222350

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 2400

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Weapons, Crime, and Violence in America

Author: Peter H. Rossi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351300784

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

View: 4674

In 1978, the Social and Demographic Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, received a grant from the National Institute of Justice to undertake a comprehensive review of the literature on weapons, crime, and violence in the United States. The purpose of the project is best described as a "sifting and winnowing" of the claims and counterclaims from both sides of the Great American Gun War - the perennial struggle in Ameri­can political life over what to do, if anything, about guns, about violence, and about crime. The review and analysis of the available studies consumed the better part of three years; the results of this work are contained in this volume.The intention of any review is to take stock of the available fund of knowledge in some topical area. Under the Gun is no different: our goal has been to glean from the volumes of previous studies those facts that, in our view, seem firmly and certainly established; those hypotheses that seem adequately supported by, or at least approximately consistent with, the best available research evidence; and those areas or topics about which, it seems, we need to know a lot more than we do. One of our major conclusions can be stated in advance: despite the large number of studies that have been done, many critically important questions have not been adequately researched, and some of them have not been examined at all.Much of the available research in the area of weapons and crime has been done by advocates for one or another policy position. As a consequence, the manifest intent of many "studies" is to persuade rather than to inform. We have tried to approach the topic from a purely agnostic point of view, treating as an open question what policies should be enacted with regard to gun, or crime, control. Thus, we have tried to judge each study on its own merits, on the basis of the routine standards normally applied to social-scientific research, and not on the basis of how effectively it argues for a particular policy direction. It would, of course, be presumptuous to claim that we have set aside all our own biases in conducting this study. Whether or not our treatment is fair and objective is clearly something for the reader, and not us, to decide.
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Japan's Reversion to the Sword, 1543-1879

Author: Noel Perrin

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879237738

Category: Social Science

Page: 122

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Lord Hideyoshi, the regent of Japan at the time, took the first step toward the control of firearms. It was a very small step, and it was not taken simply to protect feudal lords from being shot at by peasants but to get all weapons out of the hands of civilians. He said nothing about arms control. Instead, he announced that he was going to build a statue of Buddha that would make all existing statues look like midgets. It would be so enormous (the figure was about twice the scale of the Statue of Liberty), that many tons of iron would be needed just for the braces and bolts. Still more was required to erect the accompanying temple, which was to cover a piece of ground something over an eighth of a mile square. All farmers, ji-samurai, and monks were invited to contribute their swords and guns to the cause. They were, in fact, required to. -- from publisher description.
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Author: Hannah Jayne

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758281110

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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When you're near the top of the Underworld Detection Agency, the claws really come out. . . Quick thinking and loyalty have taken human Sophie Lawson a long way in the UDA--along with a healthy dose of magic immunity. But when her old boss Pete Sampson asks for help after a mysterious two-year disappearance, she's determined to find out what high-placed demon has put two ruthless werewolf killers on his tail. Of course, sucking up to her icy vampire department head and negotiating a treacherous inter-office demon battle are the kind of workplace politics that could easily get a "breather" way worse than reprimanded. And sexy fallen angel Alex is doing whatever it takes to heat up Sophie's professional cool and raise feelings she's done her best to bury. Too bad their investigation is about to uncover the Agency's darkest secrets. . .and powerful entities happy to sign one inquisitive human's pink slip in blood. . . Praise for Hannah Jayne's Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles"Jayne continues to delight with the third Underworld Detection Agency novel." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Under Suspicion "Looking for urban fantasy with an offbeat and wacky sense of humor? Then Jayne has the series for you. It's great fun!" --RT Book Reviews on Under Attack
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Author: Russell Davis

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786025816

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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One Man. One Gun. One Law. It's an American icon: the Western shootist, living by skill, courage and a willingness to spit in death's eye. Now, the greatest names in Western literature turn this mythical character upside down, inside out and every way but loose. . . In The Trouble with Dude, award-winning author Johnny Boggs saddles a once-famous lawman with some high-paying New York dudes in search of Western thrills who get more than they bargained for; in. Uncle Jeff and the Gunfighter Western master storyteller Elmer Kelton chronicles a quarrel between a hardscrabble Texas rancher and a killer for hire--with results that stun a town. . . William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone offer Inferno: A Last Gunfighter Story featuring series hero Frank Morgan. From a pistol-packing woman to a freed slave heading into a Nebraska winter and an education in gun fighting, The Law Of The Gun is about journeys, vendettas, stand-offs, and legends that end--or sometimes just begin--with the roar of a gun. . .
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Youth, Crime, and Public Policy

Author: Bernard E. Harcourt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226316079

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Legal and public policies concerning youth gun violence tend to rely heavily on crime reports, survey data, and statistical methods. Rarely is attention given to the young voices belonging to those who carry high-powered semiautomatic handguns. In Language of the Gun, Bernard E. Harcourt recounts in-depth interviews with youths detained at an all-malecorrectional facility, exploring how they talk about guns and what meanings they ascribe to them in a broader attempt to understand some of the assumptions implicit in current handgun policies. In the process, Harcourt redraws the relationships among empirical research, law, and public policy. Home to over 150 repeat offenders ranging in age from twelve to seventeen, the Catalina Mountain School is made up of a particular stratum of boys—those who have committed the most offenses but will still be released upon reaching adulthood. In an effort to understand the symbolic and emotional language of guns and gun carrying, Harcourt interviewed dozens of these incarcerated Catalina boys. What do these youths see in guns? What draws them to handguns? Why do some of them carry and others not? For Harcourt, their often surprising answers unveil many of the presuppositions that influence our laws and policies.
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Author: HelenKay Dimon

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426850356

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A good agent never lets the job become personal… Who wanted her dead? That's what Claire Samson wanted to know. On the run and alone, there was only one man she trusted to find her. Recovery agent Luke Hathaway was the best at locating and saving, and she needed the best if she wanted to live. But the handsome agent who promised salvation had some conditions of his own. If he were to help, she needed to stick close by his side. Very close. And the only thing more dangerous than her current situation was the way Luke made her feel. From the protective look in his green eyes, she could tell he felt the same. But every second that brought them closer together was also ticking toward an explosive confrontation that might tear them apart….
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Author: Theodore V. Olsen

Publisher: G K Hall & Company

ISBN: 9780816158621

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 7737

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The Press as Promoter of Military Rule

Author: Ndaeyo Uko

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9781592211890

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 1783

This book's insight on media practice shakes conventional notions of the role and enabling environment of the modern press. It rattles the academic tradition by illustrating that Nigeria's hard-hitting press has not only thrived better under military rule, but that it welcomed and supported military rule. By questioning conventional wisdom and mental habits, Romancing the Gun unveils the power and irresponsibility of the Nigerian press, Africa's - and one of the world's - freest presses, and provides crucial pieces in the puzzle of global media practice.
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Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429998437

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Back East, they told tall tales about Marshall Clay Halser, the fearless Civil War veteran who became known as the "Hero of the Plains" for his daring exploits in the Wild West. But the truth, as revealed in his private journals, is even more compelling. A callow youth in search of excitement, Halser travels to the raucous cow towns of the frontier, where his steady nerve and ready trigger finger soon mark him as a gunfighter to be reckoned with. As both an outlaw and a lawman, he carves out a legendary career. But fame proves to be the one enemy he can never outdraw–and a curse that haunts him to the bitter end . . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Author: David Carr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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David Carr was an addict for more than twenty years -- first dope, then coke, then finally crack -- before the prospect of losing his newborn twins made him sober up in a bid to win custody from their crack-dealer mother. Once recovered, he found that his recollection of his 'lost' years differed -- sometimes radically -- from that of his family and friends. The night, for example, his best friend pulled a gun on him. 'No,' said the friend (to David's horror, as a lifelong pacifist), 'It was you that had the gun.' Using all his skills as an investigative reporter, he set out to research his own life, interviewing everyone from his parents and his ex-partners to the policemen who arrested him, the doctors who treated him and the lawyers who fought to prove he was fit to have custody of his kids. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully written, the result is both a shocking account of the depths of addiction and a fascinating examination of how -- and why -- our memories deceive us. As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.
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Author: Frank Miniter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621572447

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The history of the American gun is intricately entwined with the history of America itself. Promising developments in gun technology could change not only America's future, but the future of the world. Unfortunately, the radical anti-gun lobby is standing between innovation and the American people. Bestselling author Frank Miniter details the amazing breakthroughs waiting to happen in gun technology that could make today's firearms exponentially safer and smarter—if the anti-gun lobby weren't halting progress in its tracks. In The Future of the Gun, you will learn: Why anti-gun groups often oppose gun safety features How guns—and gun education for young people—cut crime How federalism could save your gun rights New trends in gun technology that will make guns safer and more effective Why most talk about “assault rifles” is bogus How military and civilian gun technology have always advanced in tandem—for the benefit of soldiers and private citizens What guns could look like in just a few years Want to know about the future of guns? There is no better place to start than here.
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Author: Norman Spinrad

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479424447

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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THE NOVEL DEEMED TOO DANGEROUS TO BE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA--IS FINALLY PUBLISHED IN AMERICA! In this thought-provoking work set in the near future and first published in 2007, Spinrad (Raising Hell) traces the course of his protagonist’s life from naive youth to veteran soldier... At its core, the book is about a young man struggling with his faith and the politics that are rightly or wrongly attached to that faith, and his choices feel plausible even to readers who would make very different ones. -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review OSAMA THE GUN, set in a not-so-far future when the "Sons of Osama" have established a powerful Islamic Caliphate with Pakistani nuclear weapons and Arabian oil money, is the story of one of those "sons" of the martyr, a naive and sincere young man who becomes a Caliphate secret agent to escape its closed confines and see the world -- and finds himself becoming the reluctant hero of the title. Osama the Gun becomes a terrorist leader on a small scale by happenstance, a mercenary used by Islamic forces fighting an American proxy invasion in the oil lands of Nigeria, an iconic figure in the manner of "El Che." All the while he charms the reader as a likable, sincere, idealistic, and sympathetic human doing very unsympathetic things to the interests of the United States of America. "I wanted the reader to hate the sin, but love the sinner, because I felt it had to be done, and since no one else seemed to be willing to do it, I had to try to do it myself, come what may. Because Islam was being confused with its radical Middle Eastern jihadhis, and Arabs in general with terrorists, and it seemed to me that the alien jihadhist consciousness had to be experienced from within and empathetically understood. Which was why OSAMA THE GUN had to be written, and why, as one foaming at the mouth rejection letter predicted, no American publisher would touch this book." -- Norman Spinrad
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How to Start and Lose a Business in Six Months

Author: Bill Byrd,George Page

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143899561X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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Have you ever wondered why no matter what you do, your business seems to have more problems than solutions? Do you sometimes think that there's got to be a better way? Where would you go to find answers, to find help? Jack Griffin is a young man flushed with the success of his new company, SnackBox Inc. In six months he's witnessed its meteoric rise, and now right before a big expansion, it seems that his skills as a CEO and leader cannot be stopped. What he doesn't realize is the techniques he used may have carried him this short distance, but will work against him from here on out. With problems arising in every department, he notices too late that he personally is causing his business to come crashing down. Written as a story, Under the Gun teaches real-world leadership secrets in a context that shows rather than tells. And these secrets aren't from just anywhere; they come from Bill Byrd's leadership book, Sweet Succes: Twelve Proven Habits of Winning Leaders. It's these Sweet Success principles that Jack learns throughout the book... and they may just give his company a fighting chance.
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Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429940290

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Together in one volume, the epic stories of two legendary gunfighters! Journal of the Gun Years Winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Novel Back East, they told tall tales of Marshal Clay Hauser, the steely-eyed Civil War veteran who became known as the "Hero of the Plains" for his daring exploits in the raucous cow towns of the frontier. But fame proves to be the one enemy he can never outdraw–and a curse that haunts him to his violent end . . . . The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok James Butler Hickok was a celebrity before there was a Hollywood. As a gunfighter and U.S. marshal, he carved out a legend greater than any fictional hero. Now read the unforgettable story of the man behind the myth. "Matheson excels at the depiction of one man alone, locked in a desperate struggle against a force or forces greater than himself." --Stephen King At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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