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


S Street Rising

S Street Rising

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Author : CASTANEDA RUBEN
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Release : 2015-09-10
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1620400103


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
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Release : 2016-10-21
Total Pages : 440 Pages
ISBN : 1539448010


The Rise Of The Arabic Book

The Rise Of The Arabic Book

The little-known story of the sophisticated and vibrant Arabic book culture that flourished during the Middle Ages. During the thirteenth century, Europe’s largest library owned fewer than 2,000 volumes. Libraries in the Arab world at the time had exponentially larger collections. Five libraries in Baghdad alone held between 200,000 and 1,000,000 books each, including multiple copies of standard works so that their many patrons could enjoy simultaneous access. How did the Arabic codex become so popular during the Middle Ages, even as the well-established form languished in Europe? Beatrice Gruendler’s The Rise of the Arabic Book answers this question through in-depth stories of bookmakers and book collectors, stationers and librarians, scholars and poets of the ninth century. The history of the book has been written with an outsize focus on Europe. The role books played in shaping the great literary cultures of the world beyond the West has been less known—until now. An internationally renowned expert in classical Arabic literature, Gruendler corrects this oversight and takes us into the rich literary milieu of early Arabic letters.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Beatrice Gruendler
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2020-10-13
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780674250260


Crazed Beyond Expected

Crazed Beyond Expected

Majesty Sabrina Williams has the regular struggles of any young teenager but she also faces somethings that were not expected. Will she be able to survive these trials or will it be just to much to handle?

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Author : Shelia S. Sawyer
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Release : 2016-07-08
Total Pages : 106 Pages
ISBN : 1514759276


Rising Shadow

Rising Shadow

Ashlyn Woods can't wait to put her past behind her and start her life over as a normal college student. But her plans take an unexpected turn when she discovers that she is a Soterian: a person who develops amazing powers when the balance of good and evil shifts too far in evil's favor. Soon she and the other Soterians are learning to use their powers to prevent California from being plunged into chaos. But they quickly discover that they're up against a much more dangerous enemy than they anticipated. And when Ashlyn meets Kai, a devastatingly gorgeous guitar player, she realizes she must sacrifice more than she ever imagined.

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Genre : California
Author : Jacquelyn Wheeler
Publisher : Jacquelyn Wheeler
Release : 2010-10
Total Pages : 332 Pages
ISBN : 9780982516065


Dark End Of The Spectrum

Dark End Of The Spectrum

"The family elements in the story - the real struggles with marriage, raising a family, making a living, and just trying to enjoy life - have broadened the book's appeal to a wider audience, primarily women who are not into technology."DARK END OF SPECTRUM will make you think twice before turning on your cell phone or PDA!DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is a frighteningly plausible and headline ripping tale of the real threats that loom in cyberspace and beyond with a Michael Crichton realism. Based on the author's years of research into the hacker culture.DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is a thriller that will connect with everyone with a cell phone, PDA or wireless device.When a group of digital terrorists known as ICER take over the US power grid and the cell phone network, they give the government an ultimatum - bomb the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan with nuclear weapons to put an end to Al-Quada or they will start downing commercial airliners. When the government refuses, ICER destroys most of the downed aircraft in airports all over the country. When ICER sends a pulse that will kill millions on the East Coast, only security expert Dan Riker can stop them, but ICER has kidnapped Dan's family.Will Dan save his family or will millions die?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Anthony S. Policastro
Publisher : Outer Banks Publishing Group
Release : 2009-02-03
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781452402345


Rise Above Now

Rise Above Now

Have you ever questioned life and wonder why you? Can you hear yourself saying, "Is there more to life than this?" I can identify this with you. Did you know? Our brain process approximately 70,000 thoughts on an average day. Often many wonder why so many give up and quit in life. In this book I will show you how to rise above mediocrity. No more settling for less than God's best and only fantasizing about your heart desires - Its time you Rise Above, Now.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Shawn Johnson
Publisher :
Release : 2016-03-16
Total Pages : 122 Pages
ISBN : 0692723854


The Big S Book

The Big S Book

The Big S Book is part of The Big A-B-C Book series. It is a preschool picture book in rhyme containing words that start with or have the letter S in them.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Jacquie Lynne Hawkins
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-06-14
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 1500188735


Don T Ever Punch A Rockstar

Don T Ever Punch A Rockstar

Documenting Danny Marianino's days as a metalhead from childhood into adulthood, Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar somehow rationalizes playing in a few hardcore/punk bands, touring, fighting, drinking, internet bullying, celebrity encounters, satanic curses, house fires, harassment and collecting an immeasurable amount of hate mail from some of the most illiterate human beings the world has to offer. Though Oprah will never add this into her book club, it's still a good lesson in accepting the negative with a laugh and gaining a new sense of temperance and humility. At the very least I will entertain you with a campy memoir and a detailed eye-opening account of the chaos that followed the infamous event that VH1 called one of the Most Shocking Moments in Rock and Roll. This is by no means the same old autobiography that you have read before. Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar combine elements of Get in The Van, Emails from and Asshole and Shit My Dad Says all in one hot mess of a story. Praise for the book - "Danny Marianino's Never Punch A Rockstar is a sock in the jaw to punk/metal scene conformity, and it hurts so good! Final score: North Side Kings 2, Danzig, 0." - STEVEN BLUSH, author/filmmaker, American Hardcore "As trenchant, sometimes funny, insightful and shocking as a punch in the face. WHICH is incidentally what started this whole ball rolling. A pretty potent look into the power of image and the punching of the face of arguably a legend of, well, face punching, Glenn Danzig, and the ensuing firestorm that followed. I'd give it 5 black eyes." -- EUGENE S. ROBINSON, singer for Oxbow & author of FIGHT: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass Kicking But Were Afraid You'd Get Your Ass Kicked For Asking "With Don't Ever Punch a Rock Star author Danny Marianino has written an entertaining, humorous and humble autobiography. The often times laugh-out-loud recollections of Danny's life up to and following the infamous run-in with the drama-queen of dark metal is more than engaging and, with the inclusion of hate mail, zany rumors, message board threats and internet tough guys, you're sure to get a good giggle while learning what truly transpired that fateful night in Tuba City." - DUSTIN LAVALLEY, author of Spinner "As we have always said on the streets of NY - don't start none -there wont be none - and if you do, at least keep your hands up and guard your grill. Way to K.O. rock star attitudes Danny Boy!" - John Joseph author of The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon and Meat is For Pussies

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Danny Marianino
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2012-11-16
Total Pages : 266 Pages
ISBN : 1479295485