S Street Rising

S Street Rising

S Street Rising

During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for the Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the country's premier newspapers. But his apparent success masked a devastating secret: he was a crack addict. Even as he covered the drug-fueled violence that was destroying the city, he was prowling S Street, a 24/7 open-air crack market, during his off hours, looking for his next fix. Castaneda's remarkable book, S Street Rising, is more than a memoir; it's a portrait of a city in crisis. It's the adrenalin-infused story of the street where Castaneda quickly became a regular, and where a fledgling church led by a charismatic and streetwise pastorwas protected by the local drug kingpin, a dangerous man who followed an old-school code of honor. It's the story of Castaneda's friendship with an exceptional police homicide commander whose career was derailed when he ran afoul of Mayor Marion Barry and his political cronies. And it's a study of the city itself as it tried to rise above the bloody crack epidemic and the corrosive politics of the Barry era. S Street Rising is The Wire meets the Oscar-winning movie Crash. And it's all true.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ruben Castaneda
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2014-07-01
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781620400050


Liar S Poker

Liar S Poker

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2010-03-15
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0393066258


Havoc Rising

Havoc Rising

Eternal life. Eternal battle. Steve—Diomedes Tydides to his Trojan War buddies—just had a bad day on his charter fishing boat in San Diego, but when the goddess Athena calls on her faithful warrior for another secret mission, he’s ready. The bomb that exploded inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art isn’t the crime American authorities think it is. Someone also stole the Cup of Jamshid, and Diomedes knows its fortune-telling abilities won’t be used for anything benign. Though Diomedes recovers the Cup from a determined shaman holed up beneath Central Park, when he finds his allies slain and the Cup taken once more, he knows he’s up against a truly powerful enemy. Over a millennium has passed since Diomedes last contended with Medea of Colchis, deranged wife of Jason the Argonaut, but neither her madness nor her devotion to Hecate, goddess of witchcraft, has waned, and she intends to use the Cup of Jamshid to release across the world a dark brand of chaos unseen in human history. Immortal since the Trojan War, Diomedes must once again fight for mortals he understands less and less, against a divine evil he may never truly defeat.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Brian S. Leon
Publisher : Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Release : 2015-06-16
Total Pages : 316 Pages
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Rise Of The Dibor

Rise Of The Dibor

Support the author more by purchasing direct from his CreateSpace Store: RISE OF THE DIBOR https: //www.createspace.com/3618531 THE LION VRIE https: //www.createspace.com/3649857 ATHERA'S DAWN https: //www.createspace.com/3723285 This newly edited 2nd edition of the 2006 debut, brought to you by Spearhead Books, includes a revised map, page layout, and first ever "From the Author" section. Visit spearheadbooks.com and christopherhopper.com today! DESCRIPTION: Read the story that turned children into warriors, and warriors into legends. The Dairne-Reih haven't been seen in Dionia for generations-their kind and their king, Morgui, banished long ago from haunting paradise. But when creation shows signs of deterioration, the kings of the seven realms converge in the sacred Gvindollion gathering to arrive at one inexplicable conclusion: Morgui has returned. In the hopes of entrusting Dionia's brave history and perilous future to a generation that has never known war, the kings decide to raise up their young sons as an elite group of warriors, known only as the Dibor. Gorn, legendary hero of the First Battle, is commissioned to teach the Dibor the art of war, leading them on a four-year adventure on the Isle of Kirstell. It is Luik, son of Lair, who soon emerges as the warband's spirited front man. But he is not the only one of his peers to grow in power; his dear friend Fane discovers hidden abilities among the Mosfar under the mentorship of Li-Saide of Ot, while Princess Anorra finds that her lifelong tutor knows as much about combat as he does about etiquette. There is little time for the Dibor to enjoy the satisfaction of graduation, however, as a sinister plot is discovered to dethrone Dionia's kings and flatten the capital city of Adriel. The Dibor are summoned to war, along with the rest of Dionia's fighting men. It is before the gates of Adriel Palace that Luik and his army face Morgui's prince, Valdenil, as well as the unending ranks of the Dairne-Reih.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Christopher Hopper
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2011-10-24
Total Pages : 398 Pages
ISBN : 1463519664


Raisins And Roaches

Raisins And Roaches

Raisins and Roaches is the story of my two years of heavy addiction to crack. I didn't drink or smoke pot. I just wanted crack. I couldn't be trusted anymore and that was my big claim to fame, my trustworthiness with everyone. Raisins are the good guys in the crack world. They have little black faces like raisins visible under their big sports hats and jackets and they always have on expensive shoes. Those are real crack dealers. You are safe with them. They will protect you and also sell you high quality drugs. They control the lots and buildings where they work. They get you in and get you out. They get your money and you get packets of dope. Roaches are the creeps who prey on the customers when the regular gangs are not working. Naturally you look for the raisins first, but they are only out there when they have a shipment of rocks to sell. The rest of the time, you are on your own. Everyone is your friend and no one is your friend. Desperation rules. You are desperate and everyone else is also. Money doesn't necessarily mean dope. You still got to find somebody you can trust to give the money to. Most people cannot be trusted because they want to get buzzed as bad as you do. Some people think they are bigger than coke. I guess I did also, but I found out the hard way that I am not. Coke is an overpowering monster. It controls us from the inside out. Our very souls get addicted. Total loss of self-control. Nothing else matters except to get a rush from smoking it. Other people don't matter, unless they are means of acquiring the rocks. If cops want to do some real good for the world, they can get the rocks off the street. We might not like it at first, but if the addicts quit the drug because there is none around, the cops have saved their lives and given them new hope. The cops have lifted a terrible affliction so the addict can grab hold of life. Otherwise, they are going to die from coke and live the rest of their lives in misery. I was addicted for two years. Hooked bad. Lost my money, my home, my belongings and my girlfriend. I feel I am still addicted. I probably always will be. We got this thing inside of us. Some scientists call it a subconscious. I call it a spirit. My spirit is still hooked. I can tell by the dreams I have, like this one last night. I was sitting on an olden wooden chair, like an antique Amish chair. Underneath me was a box full of perfectly squared off white, crystalline blocks. I was handcuffed to one of the blocks and a guy kept handcuffing me to more of them. Then my legs also. It was impossible for me to move. I know that was an addiction dream. I have had a lot of them. If I took one drag of crack, I would be right back where I was. I can never smoke it again and I never will. I went through psychotherapy for alcoholism and I feel pretty well cured of it. I can have a social beer or glass of wine now without continuing to oblivion. Not so with crack. It is a lot stronger addiction. At least, to me it sure is. Yes once addicted, you are always addicted to it. I don't believe any known therapy can get a person cleansed enough so they could be an occasional crack user. For me that extends to powder cocaine also. Never again.

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Author : Acie Cargill
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-01-25
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 1523428473


South Of Main Street

South Of Main Street

Recently widowed, Henry Wolff is an emotionally challenged father who is being sued by his daughter, Sharon, for financial control of the estate. He must prove that he fits in - not an easy thing to do when you aren't quite all there. Rumors run rampant around the town in attempts to explain away his odd behavior. But Henry does have a very special gift. In a town divided by the have and have-nots, Henry alone can inspire and touch even the most jaded lost souls. With a family secret tucked tightly away, members of the Wolff family struggle to see eye to eye. Between an impending trial looming and drama ensuing in the town, will Henry be able to unite his own family as tragedy strikes them yet again?

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Author : Robert Gately
Publisher :
Release : 2022-01-20
Total Pages : 374 Pages
ISBN : 1952255368


Three Moons Rising

Three Moons Rising

You are invited to visit an imaginary world and share the experiences and struggles of the unwilling victims being placed there.First book by this author, the story has been in my head for many years, I am glad to finally be able to share it, watch out for sequels as my empty head soon started to fill up again.

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Author : S. Mason
Publisher :
Release : 2016-10-21
Total Pages : 440 Pages
ISBN : 1539448010


It S A Sin

It S A Sin

"He is a talented and very promising young policeman. Make no mistakes, he deserves the promotion."But when gay Detective Sergeant Dave Lyon is assigned to Detective Inspector Claire Summerskill's team as part of the Service's 'positive discrimination policy', no-one at Foregate Street Station is happy. And that includes Summerskill and Lyon.Mutual suspicion and mistrust must be shelved however, when a young man's beaten body is found on a canal tow path, and a dead-end case of 'happy slapping' unexpectedly turns into a murder investigation.Why would someone want to kill middle class arts student Jonathan Williams? And how is his death linked to that of rent boy and would be 'adult' film star Sean?As Summerskill and Lyon's investigations proceed, the newly promoted detectives begin to untangle a web of connections, false assumptions and sheer prejudices that force them both to question closely not just their relationship with each other but with the rest of their colleagues at Foregate Street Station and with the Police Service as a whole."It's A Sin" is the first in the "Summerskill and Lyon" police procedural novels.

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Author : Steve Burford
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1370386818


High Tide On Main Street

High Tide On Main Street

NEW 2nd Edition (10-16-13) of best selling book that described a superstorm hitting Atlantic City and New York City -- exactly one week before Sandy. Just one of dozens of scenarios in this amazing book. Find out the other forecasts. Rave reviews from experts and Amazon readers. Fully updated and revised. New Introduction by Governor Christine Todd Whitman. For 6,000 years sea level has changed little. Now it it has started rising again, moving the shoreline too. In clear, easy-to-understand language, this book explains: * The science behind sea level rise, plus the myths and partial truths used to confuse the issue. * The surprising forces that will cause sea level to rise for 1,000 years, as well as the possibility of catastrophic rise this century. * Why the devastating economic effects will not be limited to the coasts. * Why coastal property values will go "underwater" long before the land does, perhaps as early as this decade. * Five points of "intelligent adaptation" that can help individuals, businesses, and communities protect investments now and in the future.

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Genre : Climatic changes
Author : John Englander
Publisher :
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 219 Pages
ISBN : 0615637957


Crime Must Pay The Penalty 12

Crime Must Pay The Penalty 12

Ran for seven years and 46 thrilling issues, showing the hard-fisted underworld and the brave lawmen who worked tirelessand bravely to stop them. This comic was not afraid to scare the reader a little, to make him wince, to make him wonder if maybe this was the time the bad guywould win.The comic reprints from are reproduced from actual classic comics, and sometimes reflect the imperfection of books that are decades old. Many people enjoy these authentic characteristics

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Author : Junior Books Inc
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2020-11-07
Total Pages : 38 Pages
ISBN : 9798558158403