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The Killing

The Killing

  • Author: Robert Muchamore,Sammy Yuen
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1481426192
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 336
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CHERUB agents are all seventeen and under. They wear skate tees and hemp, and look like regular kids. But they're not. They are trained professionals who are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists and international drug dealers. CHERUB agents hack into computers, bug entire houses, and download crucial documents. It is a highly dangerous job. For their safety, these agents DO NOT EXIST. Leona is a small-time crook with big money. When the cops call in CHERUB, James's mission looks entirely routine: make nice with Leon's kids, dig up some leads, and infiltrate his home. But when James suddenly unravels a much larger plot, the mission becomes anything but ordinary. Unfortunately, the only person who might know the truth is a reclusive eighteen-year-old boy -- who happens to have died more than a year ago.

A Whale for the Killing

A Whale for the Killing

  • Author: Farley Mowat
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
  • ISBN: 1771000287
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 241
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A compelling true story of the author's desperate attempts to save an eighty-ton fin whale trapped in a Newfoundland lagoon. As he tries to persuade wildlife authorities and the Canadian press to help him in his quest, he must fend off curious and uncaring locals, who want to harvest the helpless whale for sport. As it tells one of Mowat's most personal and moving stories, this book becomes an impassioned plea to save a species that seems doomed to extinction. A classic nature book now back in print. In the 1960s, Farley Mowat was living in the tiny fishing community of Burgeo on the southwest coast of Newfoundland. When an 80-ton fin whale became trapped in a nearby saltwater lagoon, Mowat rejoiced: here was the first chance to study at close range one of the most magnificent animals in creation. Some local villagers thought otherwise, blasting the whale with rifle fire and hacking open her back with a motorboat propeller. Mowat appealed desperately to the authorities, but it was too late-ravaged by an infection resulting from her massive wounds, the whale died. A plea for the end of commercial hunting of the whale, this moving account blends all the tension of the life-and-death struggle for one animal's survival with the drama of man's wanton destruction of life-bearing creatures and the environment itself.

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

Play in Three Acts

  • Author: William Hanley
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • ISBN: 9780822210436
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 74
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THE STORY: As the curtain rises, a poor, dusty shop with its dirty window obscuring the dark hos-tile night, with its mean little counter, and with its juke box glaring vulgarly from the side, the storekeeper is taking inventory. The door is flung

After the Killing Fields

After the Killing Fields

Lessons from the Cambodian Genocide

  • Author: Craig Etcheson
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275985134
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The story of the twenty-five year effort to bring to justice the architects of the Cambodian genocide, this study explains why those who orchestrated the murder of 2.2 million people continue to escape responsibility.

Beyond the Killing Fields

Beyond the Killing Fields

Voices of Nine Cambodian Survivors in America

  • Author: Usha Welaratna
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804723725
  • Category: History
  • Page: 285
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In 1975, after years of civil war, Cambodians welcomed the Khmer Rouge. Once in power, the regime closed Cambodia to the outside world. Four years later, when the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia and defeated the Khmer Rouge, the world learned how the Khmer Rouge had turned the country into killing fields. After the Vietnamese takeover, thousands of Cambodians fled their homeland. This book presents the Cambodian refugee experience through nine first-person narratives of men, women and children who survived the holocaust and have begun new lives in America.

The Killing State

The Killing State

Capital Punishment in Law, Politics, and Culture

  • Author: Austin Sarat
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195349184
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 288
  • View: 1924
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Over 7,000 people have been legally executed in the United States this century, and over 3,000 men and women now sit on death rows across the country awaiting the same fate. Since the Supreme Court temporarily halted capital punishment in 1972, the death penalty has returned with a vengeance. Today there appears to be a widespread public consensus in favor of capital punishment and considerable political momentum to ensure that those sentenced to death are actually executed. Yet the death penalty remains troubling and controversial for many people. The Killing State: Capital Punishment in Law, Politics, and Culture explores what it means when the state kills and what it means for citizens to live in a killing state, helping us understand why America clings tenaciously to a punishment that has been abandoned by every other industrialized democracy. Edited by a leading figure in socio-legal studies, this book brings together the work of ten scholars, including recognized experts on the death penalty and noted scholars writing about it for the first time. Focused more on theory than on advocacy, these bracing essays open up new questions for scholars and citizens: What is the relationship of the death penalty to the maintenance of political sovereignty? In what ways does the death penalty resemble and enable other forms of law's violence? How is capital punishment portrayed in popular culture? How does capital punishment express the new politics of crime, organize positions in the "culture war," and affect the structure of American values? This book is a timely examination of a vitally important topic: the impact of state killing on our law, our politics, and our cultural life.

The Killing Sea

The Killing Sea

  • Author: Richard Lewis
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439108765
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Aceh, Indonesia. December 2004. Two teens find each other surrounded by the destruction left in the wake of the most devastating tsunami the world has ever seen: Ruslan, a native of Aceh, in search of his missing father, whom he hopes has not been added to the fallen; and Sarah, an American girl, who has already lost her mother and is now struggling to find medical treatment for her sick brother. Only together can they find what they're searching for.

The Killing of Jack Little : Lawman, Silver City, Alberta, 1841-1881

The Killing of Jack Little : Lawman, Silver City, Alberta, 1841-1881

  • Author: K. G. Sambrano
  • Publisher: Thinkin' Out Loud Productions
  • ISBN: 0969709110
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Down on the Killing Floor

Down on the Killing Floor

Black and White Workers in Chicago's Packinghouses, 1904-54

  • Author: Rick Halpern
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252066337
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 309
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This detailed study of the relationship between race relations and unionization in Chicago's meatpacking industry draws on traditional primary and secondary materials and on an extensive set of interviews conducted in the mid-1980s that explore subjective dimensions of the workers' experience.

The Killing Trap

The Killing Trap

Genocide in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Manus I. Midlarsky
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139445399
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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The Killing Trap, first published in 2005, offers a comparative analysis of the genocides, politicides and ethnic cleansings of the twentieth century, which are estimated to have cost upwards of forty million lives. The book seeks to understand both the occurrence and magnitude of genocide, based on the conviction that such comparative analysis may contribute towards prevention of genocide in the future. Manus Midlarsky compares socio-economic circumstances and international contexts and includes in his analysis the Jews of Europe, Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, Tutsi in Rwanda, black Africans in Darfur, Cambodians, Bosnians, and the victims of conflict in Ireland. The occurrence of genocide is explained by means of a framework that gives equal emphasis to the non-occurrence of genocide, a critical element not found in other comparisons, and victims are given a prominence equal to that of perpetrators in understanding the magnitude of genocide.