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S Street Rising

S Street Rising
  • Author : Ruben Castaneda
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  • Release Date :2014-07-01
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1620400057
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Summary : 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.

Dream City

Dream City
  • Author : Harry S. Jaffe,Tom Sherwood
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  • Release Date :2014-04-01
  • Total pages :491
  • ISBN : 9780786755936
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Summary : With a new afterword covering the two decades since its first publication, two of Washington, D.C.’s most respected journalists expose one of America’s most tragic ironies: how the nation’s capital, often a gleaming symbol of peace and hope, is the setting for vicious contradictions and devastating conflicts over race, class, and power. Jaffe and Sherwood have chillingly chronicled the descent of the District of Columbia—congressional hearings, gangland murders, the establishment of home rule and the inside story of Marion Barry’s enigmatic dynasty and disgrace. Now their afterword narrates the District’s transformation in the last twenty years. New residents have helped bring developments, restaurants, and businesses to reviving neighborhoods. The authors cover the rise and fall of Mayors Adrian Fenty and Vince Gray, how new corruption charges are taking down politicians and businessmen, and how a fading Barry is still a player. The “city behind the monuments” remains flawed and polarized, but its revival is turning it into a distinct world capital—almost a dream city. Harry Jaffe has been a national editor at The Washingtonian magazine since 1990. He has received a number of awards for investigative journalism and feature writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has taught journalism at Georgetown University and American University. His work has appeared in Esquire, Regardie's, Outside, Philadelphia Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and other newspapers. Jaffe was born and raised in Philadelphia and began his journalism career with the Rutland (Vermont) Herald. He is the co-author of Dream City: Race, Power and the Decline of Washington, D.C. He lives in Clarke County, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughters. Tom Sherwood is a reporter for NBC4 in Washington, specializing in politics and the District of Columbia government. Tom also is a commentator for WAMU 88.5 public radio and a columnist for the Current Newspapers. Tom has twice been honored as one of the Top 50 Journalists in Washington by Washingtonian magazine. He began his journalism career at The Atlanta Constitution and covered local and national politics for The Washington Post from 1979 to 1989. He is the co-author of Dream City: Race, Power and the Decline of Washington, D.C. A native of Atlanta, he currently resides in Washington, D.C. and has one son, Peyton.

The Fall and Rise of a Street Angel

The Fall and Rise of a Street Angel
  • Author : S. Pam Gordon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2013-04-29
  • Total pages :82
  • ISBN : 9781484846414
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Summary : Papoose finds out being on the streets of DC are not exactly what she'd expected. She learns when you play the game, the game may eventually play you. Papoose's journey leads her on a vicious cycle, but she's determined to clear her path. On this journey Papoose encounters love, betrayal, and loyalty and finds it can be the price one pays when you're addicted to the life style of the streets.

Darya Rising

Darya Rising
  • Author : Daniel A. Roberts
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  • Release Date :2017-03-10
  • Total pages :308
  • ISBN : 9781544252131
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Summary : Liberated from a primitive world, Darya leaves a throne of luxury for a new life among the stars. Warned of the perils from her friend and trusted mentor, she tackles the dangers without hesitation. Using black market technology and Elizabeth's knowledge, the adventure begins with much needed combat training on an incredibly hostile planet. Between the League of Free Worlds and the Fabrini Hive Empire, life as an outlaw is far from being easy. In order to make a living among the stars, Darya's goal in gaining a starship and recruiting a competent crew, turns into a unique challenge among the various life forms from all over the galaxy. Since both major galactic governments have Darya and Elizabeth on a shoot-to-kill list, they need more than subterfuge and spy techniques to survive. New identities, new allies and a need for credits send them on a journey into Elizabeth's past crimes, collecting on old debts and favors alike. While the results are highly rewarding, the consequences for their successes are just as deadly!

Unlikely Friends

Unlikely Friends
  • Author : Vicky Kaseorg
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  • Release Date :2016-08-02
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9781535374101
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Summary : Alone, broke, with only the street smarts gleaned from her addict parents, sixteen-year-old Leah Grace huddled in an abandoned trailer. Now that she had escaped, how to survive? How to reach her secret and impossible dream? Comfort, answers, and healing arrive on four hooves, four paws, two flippers and a fluked tail. Join her journey where misfit friends redeem each other with a language universally known.

High Tide on Main Street

High Tide on Main Street
  • Author : John Englander
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  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :219
  • ISBN : 9780615637952
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Summary : 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.

Irvinectomy

Irvinectomy
  • Author : Karyn S Mendoza
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  • Release Date :2011-12-24
  • Total pages :354
  • ISBN : 9781096059738
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Summary : Tired of being passed over for promotions and fed-up with her lackluster relationship, KC Burke quit her job and dumped her boyfriend in one foul swoop. Now, with no job to report to and no place to live she must say goodbye to her beloved conservative Irvine, California and pick up the pieces at the only place available -her mom and dad's house in liberal Santa Cruz, California.Looking down her nose at the locals while keeping her parent's organic foods business at arms length, KC yearns for the day when she will have enough money to open her own architect firm - in Orange County, of course. But when the opportunity to restore the house of her childhood dreams presents itself, KC reluctantly dismounts her high horse and begins to open up to the possibilities Santa Cruz has to offer.Is the thrill of a new career path, the chance to reconnect with family and even the possibility of romance enough for KC to admit that under her stoic demeanor there's tie-dye running through her veins?

West Richardson Street

West Richardson Street
  • Author : Saqib Deshmukh
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  • Release Date :2014-09-29
  • Total pages :150
  • ISBN : 9781494976651
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Summary : 'Life is one big road with a lot of signs, signs and more signs you've got to make up your mind to face reality all the time.' Badmarsh & Shri/Tenor Saw/Bob Marley Shiraz is a newly appointed Police Community Support Officer who discovers the body of an Asian prostitute Mandy in a skip in West Richardson Street, High Wycombe. The investigations lead him to a local taxi driver Asif and a journalist Stacy who works for a local newspaper. Running alongside this is the story of Anna the daughter of a furniture worker in High Wycombe in 1913 and her adventures during these heady times in the town's history. In the background is the spectre of the Assassin whose agenda of racial terrorism drives the story to a profound climax. West Richardson Street is about the past and the present histories of High Wycombe. About lives lost over pieces of dirt and how particular roads and areas of the town resonate with dark and unspoken tales. It's about placing the arrival of Asian and African Caribbean people to Buckinghamshire in a historical context and making them part of this history rather than existing outside of it. West Richardson Street looks at the town throughout the ages but in particular before the war where the furniture industry in High Wycombe was at its height, the early eighties where there were riots and finally 2007 and the paranoid times after the 2006 terror raids. 'The lie was powerful. It had wrapped itself over the Chiltern Hills and the fabric of the County. It was embedded into the DNA of the mighty and the powerful and covered up a multitude of sins.'

Uncle Zucchini's Amazing Mustache

Uncle Zucchini's Amazing Mustache
  • Author : S Shaked
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  • Release Date :2016-12-10
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9789659257089
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Summary : Many a mustache decorate men: Handlebars, Pierres, Horseshoes -- Zorros that look drawn with a pen. But Uncle Zucchini's is the grandest of all. With no end or beginning, it could fill up a hall! Join Pearl and Benny as the mustache they explore. You'll have the time of your life -- you'll laugh like never before! Join Little Pearl and Benny as they get to know Uncle Zucchini and witness the wondrous things he can do with his amazing, infinite mustache. With lively artwork by illustrator Vladik Sandler, rhyming text, and mustache cutouts, this book will have kids and mustache aficionados alike crying with glee.

Elena Rising

Elena Rising
  • Author : Pat Hicks
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  • Release Date :2016-04-13
  • Total pages :198
  • ISBN : 9781517289874
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Summary : Elena's family of tobacco growers escape from Castro's Cuba to Puerto Rico only to have her career dream to become a dancer turn to terror as she unwittingly dances her way into the sleazy grip of Hector Perez's sordid underworld of pornography. It will take the mystical power of her love for music to save her. .

Dark Tide Rising

Dark Tide Rising
  • Author : Kristin Miller
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  • Release Date :2014-03-30
  • Total pages :372
  • ISBN : 9781497505353
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Summary : Depend on a man? Never! Emily McAllister wants nothing more than to control her own life, but when a vision of her best friend's murder grips her, Emily's forced to put her trust in the straight-laced sergeant responsible for closing the case. The police believe the drowning was accidental but Emily, haunted by dreams of the killer, knows better. Police sergeant Mark Thurgood is interested in facts, not premonitions, and he's tried to steer clear of the ocean since rescuing two lives from its icy clutches. But when danger threatens the free-spirited Emily, he's determined to stay by her side. It isn't until Emily finally begins to trust Mark that she realizes her reaction to him may be more than physical attraction. But when a detail emerges from the murky veil of her dreams she questions if the man she's fallen for is actually a killer.

Heart Men

Heart Men
  • Author : Ophelia Lewis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2011-04-19
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 9780975360965
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Summary : A story of LOVE, RITUAL KILLINGS and JUSTICE. Writer/Publisher/Humanitarian Ophelia S. Lewis takes readers on an intimate journey into the lives of Heart Robbers and Heart Breakers. This riveting tale chronicles the journey of RJ, an Atlanta Lawyer, from the U.S. to Liberia in order to defend his father against a Ritual Killing accusation. Along the way he is exposed to secrets that took place in his father's native country of Liberia as well as in his own family. The main character, RJ, introduces readers to many of the issues that plague nations around the world; as well as many of the hopes and dreams they share.

Post office directory of the Norfolk counties; viz.: - Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk [afterw.] Post office directory of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk [afterw.] The Post office directory of Norfolk and Suffolk [afterw.] Kelly's directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk

Post office directory of the Norfolk counties; viz.: - Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk [afterw.] Post office directory of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk [afterw.] The Post office directory of Norfolk and Suffolk [afterw.] Kelly's directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
  • Author : Kelly's directories, ltd
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  • Release Date :1875
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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The Essex almanac

The Essex almanac
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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The Post office [afterw.] Kellys directory of Birmingham with its suburbs (and Smethwick).

The Post office [afterw.] Kellys directory of Birmingham with its suburbs (and Smethwick).
  • Author : Kelly's directories, ltd
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1878
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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