Arms And The Dudes

War Dogs

War Dogs

"Previously published as: Arms and the dudes."

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Genre : History
Author : Guy Lawson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-07-26
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781451667608


War Dogs

War Dogs

Previously published as Arms and the dudes.

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Genre : History
Author : Guy Lawson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-07-26
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781501154195


War Dogs

War Dogs

Soon to be a major motion picture from the director of The Hangover starring Jonah Hill, the page-turning, behind-closed-doors account of how three kids from Florida became big-time weapons traders for the government and how the Pentagon later turned on them. In January of 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach were put in charge of a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, and Alex Podrizki (the dudes) bought cheap Communist-style surplus ammunition from Balkan gunrunners. The trio then secretly repackaged millions of rounds of shoddy Chinese ammunition and shipped it to Kabul—until they were caught by Pentagon investigators and the scandal turned up on the front page of The New York Times. That’s the “official” story. The truth is far more explosive. For the first time, journalist Guy Lawson tells the thrilling true tale. It’s a trip that goes from a dive apartment in Miami Beach to mountain caves in Albania, the corridors of power in Washington, and the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. Lawson’s account includes a shady Swiss gunrunner, Russian arms dealers, Albanian thugs, and a Pentagon investigation that caused ammunition shortages for the Afghanistan military. Lawson exposes the mysterious and murky world of global arms dealing, showing how the American military came to use private contractors like Diveroli, Packouz, and Podrizki as middlemen to secure weapons from illegal arms dealers—the same men who sell guns to dictators, warlords, and drug traffickers. This is a story you were never meant to read.

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Genre : History
Author : Guy Lawson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-06-09
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781451667615


The Brotherhoods

The Brotherhoods

An insider account of the alleged criminal activities of two NYPD detectives contends that they worked for the mafia through a sophisticated network of hierarchies and conduct codes that brought about the torture and murders of numerous federal agents and fellow officers. Reprint.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Guy Lawson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-08-28
Total Pages : 752 Pages
ISBN : 9781416523383


Dude You Re A Fag

Dude You Re A Fag

High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process but also a sexual one. She demonstrates how the "specter of the fag" becomes a disciplinary mechanism for regulating heterosexual as well as homosexual boys and how the "fag discourse" is as much tied to gender as it is to sexuality.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : C. J. Pascoe
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2011-11-01
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9780520950696


Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy

Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy

The very first of its kind, this miniature Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy is the perfect desktop companion, tiny marketing tool, or hilarious gift! Finally, the joyous dancing tube man -- who's been featured everywhere from Ricky Martin's stage to Broad City -- is available in a tiny, desk-friendly size. This box includes: An 18-inch waving tube man with fan in base to make him dance, wiggle, and shake just like the real thing (batteries not included) A 32-page mini book exploring the larger than life (and utterly surprising!) origins of everyone's favorite flailing arm man Note: This product can be powered by a 9-volt battery or by a specific AC adapter. (Battery nor AC adapter included with purchase.) Please read and follow specifications on the Power Supply sheet included in the box to ensure optimal performance. Battery must be new, or, if using rechargeable, must be fully charged.

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Genre : Humor
Author : Running Press
Publisher : Running Press Miniature Editions
Release : 2018-10-02
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 0762462876


Red Card

Red Card

The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal—the biggest corruption case of recent years—involving dozens of countries and implicating nearly every aspect of the world’s most popular sport, soccer, including the World Cup is “an engrossing and jaw-dropping tale of international intrigue…A riveting book” (The New York Times). The FIFA case began small, boosted by an IRS agent’s review of an American soccer official’s tax returns. But that humble investigation eventually led to a huge worldwide corruption scandal that crossed continents and reached the highest levels of the soccer’s world governing body in Switzerland. “The meeting of American investigative reporting and real-life cop show” (The Financial Times), Ken Bensinger’s Red Card explores the case, and the personalities behind it, in vivid detail. There’s Chuck Blazer, a high-living soccer dad who ascended to the highest ranks of the sport while creaming millions from its coffers; Jack Warner, a Trinidadian soccer official whose lust for power was matched only by his boundless greed; and the sport’s most powerful man, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who held on to his position at any cost even as soccer rotted from the inside out. Remarkably, this corruption existed for decades before American law enforcement officials began to secretly dig, finally revealing that nearly every aspect of the planet’s favorite sport was corrupted by bribes, kickbacks, fraud, and money laundering. Not even the World Cup, the most-watched sporting event in history, was safe from the thick web of corruption, as powerful FIFA officials extracted their bribes at every turn. “A gripping white-collar crime thriller that, in its scope and human drama, ranks with some of the best investigative business books of the past thirty years” (The Wall Street Journal), Red Card goes beyond the headlines to bring the real story to light.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Ken Bensinger
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2019-06-11
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781501133916


Octopus

Octopus

Octopus is a real-life thriller that tells the inside story of an audacious hedge fund fraud and the wild search, by a colorful cast of rogues and schemers, for a “secret market” beneath the financial market we all know. Sam Israel was a man who seemed to have it all – until the hedge fund he ran, Bayou, imploded and he became the target of a nationwide manhunt. Born into one of America’s most illustrious trading families, Israel was determined to strike out on his own. So after apprenticing with one of the greatest hedge fund traders of the 1980’s, Sam founded his own fund and promised his investors guaranteed profits. With the proprietary computer program he’d created, he claimed to be able to predict the future. But his future was already beginning to unravel. After suffering devastating losses and fabricating fake returns, Israel knew it was only a matter of time before his real performance would be discovered, so when a former black-ops intelligence operative told him about a “secret market” run by the Fed, Israel bet his last $150 million on a chance to make billions. Thus began his year-long adventure in “the Upperworld” -- a society populated by clandestine bankers, shady European nobility, and spooks issuing cryptic warnings about a mysterious cabal known as the Octopus. Whether the “secret market” was real or a con, Israel was all in – and as the pressures mounted and increasingly sinister violence crept into his life, he struggled to break free of the Octopus’ tentacles.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Guy Lawson
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2012-07-10
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780307716095


Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition

Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jamie McGuire
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-11-27
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781476719078


The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles

The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ray Bradbury
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-04-17
Total Pages : 241 Pages
ISBN : 9781451678192