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Brothers of the Gun

Brothers of the Gun

A Memoir of the Syrian War

  • Author: Marwan Hisham,Molly Crabapple
  • Publisher: One World
  • ISBN: 0399590641
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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A bracingly immediate memoir by a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, an intimate lens on the century’s bloodiest conflict, and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “This powerful memoir, illuminated with Molly Crabapple’s extraordinary art, provides a rare lens through which we can see a region in deadly conflict.”—Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy In 2011, Marwan Hisham and his two friends—fellow working-class college students Nael and Tareq—joined the first protests of the Arab Spring in Syria, in response to a recent massacre. Arm-in-arm they marched, poured Coca-Cola into one another’s eyes to blunt the effects of tear gas, ran from the security forces, and cursed the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad. It was ecstasy. A long-bottled revolution was finally erupting, and freedom from a brutal dictator seemed, at last, imminent. Five years later, the three young friends were scattered: one now an Islamist revolutionary, another dead at the hands of government soldiers, and the last, Marwan, now a journalist in Turkish exile, trying to find a way back to a homeland reduced to rubble. Marwan was there to witness and document firsthand the Syrian war, from its inception to the present. He watched from the rooftops as regime warplanes bombed soldiers; as revolutionary activist groups, for a few dreamy days, spray-painted hope on Raqqa; as his friends died or threw in their lot with Islamist fighters. He became a journalist by courageously tweeting out news from a city under siege by ISIS, the Russians, and the Americans all at once. He saw the country that ran through his veins—the country that held his hopes, dreams, and fears—be destroyed in front of him, and eventually joined the relentless stream of refugees risking their lives to escape. Illustrated with more than eighty ink drawings by Molly Crabapple that bring to life the beauty and chaos, Brothers of the Gun offers a ground-level reflection on the Syrian revolution—and how it bled into international catastrophe and global war. This is a story of pragmatism and idealism, impossible violence and repression, and, even in the midst of war, profound acts of courage, creativity, and hope. “A book of startling emotional power and intellectual depth.”—Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger and From the Ruins of Empire “A revelatory and necessary read on one of the most destructive wars of our time.”—Angela Davis

My Gun, My Brother

My Gun, My Brother

The World of the Papua New Guinea Colonial Police, 1920-1960

  • Author: August Ibrum K. Kituai
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 9780824817473
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 414
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Despite the heated competition for colonial possessions in Papua New Guinea during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the personnel required to run an effective administration were scarce. As a result, the Australian colonial regime opted for a quick solution: it engaged Papua New Guineans often to perform the most hazardous and most unpopular responsibilities. Based on extensive interviews with former policemen, written records of the time, and reminiscences of colonial officials, this book links events involving police, villagers, and government officers (kiaps) over a forty-year period to wider issues in the colonial history of Papua New Guinea and, by extension, of the Pacific Islands and beyond."

THE SESSIONAL PAPERS PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS, OR PRESENTED BY ROYAL COMMAND, IN THE SESSION 1839 VOL. XIX

THE SESSIONAL PAPERS PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS, OR PRESENTED BY ROYAL COMMAND, IN THE SESSION 1839 VOL. XIX

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth

  • Author: Travis Gibson
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477177922
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 399
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In this sequel to the novel, Southern Gospel, the residents of Truman County are forced to deal with the fallout from a sensational murder. The fact that the victim is one of the most prominent citizens of the county is shocking enough but when an arrest is made for the crime, its an even bigger surprise. As is to be expected, speculation abounds concerning motive and method. A wide variety of the county population, ranging from teenagers to senior citizens, becomes involved in the investigation and subsequent trial which is not a typical one even by Truman County standards. Against this background, Old Man Teke Thomas and Vern L. Upshaw two well-known Truman County men - are forced to deal with problems of their own, problems that in their own way will have great effects on the general welfare of Truman County. And, as was shown in Southern Gospel, Old Man Teke and Vern L. have their own unique approaches to the solutions of those problems.

The Blood of Brothers

The Blood of Brothers

  • Author: Domino Finn
  • Publisher: Blood & Treasure
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 450
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Diego de la Torre is officially an outlaw now, a full-fledged member of The Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club. The werewolf MC runs the wild lands of Sycamore with ease. At least until a dead body shows up and points to them as the culprits. Detective Maxim Dwyer presses the Seventh Sons hard, but there are other guns in play. California bikers look to expand their drug trade. A mercenary outfit seeks revenge. Top that with an overbearing FBI agent who undermines local police, and both detective and outlaw have their hands full. Brothers or not, Sycamore's about to get a whole lot bloodier. Keywords: paranormal crime horror urban fantasy mystery thriller suspense action adventure supernatural shapeshifter detective fiction female protagonist vigilante justice werewolf werewolves shifter gritty grim dark low suburban murder conspiracy police procedural cop amateur outlaw biker gang witch witches small town noir vengeful adult novel book series native american mexican fbi mob motorcycle club

Law of the Gun

Law of the Gun

  • Author: Martin H. Greenberg
  • 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. . .

The Nautical Nomenclator; Or, Dictionary of the British Navy. In which is Explained the Meaning of the Name of Every Ship ... Belonging to the Navy of Great Britain

The Nautical Nomenclator; Or, Dictionary of the British Navy. In which is Explained the Meaning of the Name of Every Ship ... Belonging to the Navy of Great Britain

  • Author: William LOSACK
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Night of the Gun

The Night of the Gun

  • 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.

A History of American Privateers

A History of American Privateers

  • Author: Edgar Stanton Maclay
  • Publisher: Digital Antiquaria
  • ISBN: 1580573312
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
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Deadly Consequences

Deadly Consequences

The Rise and Fall of a Drug Syndicate

  • Author: Karl Anthony Francis
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595300421
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 96
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Read and feel the raw intensity as Blacks aka Dante Reynolds. A small time hood in search of the American Dream. Enters a world of mayhem in Harlem's underground drug world. Feel the hate as Blacks, and his boys, Speedy and Suzy, try to establish themselves in the drug game. In a city that never sleeps, the drug dealers use violence and death to get their points across. Death, trust, hate, love, and betrayal takes the reader on a trip into the belly of the beast for control of the drug trade.