S Street Rising

S Street Rising
Author: Ruben Castaneda
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781620400050
Language: en
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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.

Havoc Rising

Havoc Rising
Author: Brian S. Leon
Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Pages: 316
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Language: en
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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.

South of Main Street

South of Main Street
Author: Robert Gately
Release: 2022-01-20
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 374
ISBN: 1952255368
Language: en
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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?

Raisins and Roaches

Raisins and Roaches
Author: Acie Cargill
Release: 2016-01-25
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1523428473
Language: en
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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.

Three Moons Rising

Three Moons Rising
Author: S. Mason
Release: 2016-10-21
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 440
ISBN: 1539448010
Language: en
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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.

It s a Sin

It s a Sin
Author: Steve Burford
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1370386818
Language: en
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"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.

Afterparties

Afterparties
Author: Anthony Veasna So
Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780063049918
Language: en
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK WINNER OF THE FERRO-GRUMLEY AWARD FOR LGBTQ FICTION Named a Best Book of the Year by: New York Times * NPR * Washington Post * LA Times * Kirkus Reviews * New York Public Library * Chicago Public Library * Harper’s Bazaar * TIME * Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air * Boston Globe* The Atlantic A vibrant story collection about Cambodian-American life—immersive and comic, yet unsparing—that offers profound insight into the intimacy of queer and immigrant communities Seamlessly transitioning between the absurd and the tenderhearted, balancing acerbic humor with sharp emotional depth, Afterparties offers an expansive portrait of the lives of Cambodian-Americans. As the children of refugees carve out radical new paths for themselves in California, they shoulder the inherited weight of the Khmer Rouge genocide and grapple with the complexities of race, sexuality, friendship, and family. A high school badminton coach and failing grocery store owner tries to relive his glory days by beating a rising star teenage player. Two drunken brothers attend a wedding afterparty and hatch a plan to expose their shady uncle’s snubbing of the bride and groom. A queer love affair sparks between an older tech entrepreneur trying to launch a “safe space” app and a disillusioned young teacher obsessed with Moby-Dick. And in the sweeping final story, a nine-year-old child learns that his mother survived a racist school shooter. The stories in Afterparties, “powered by So’s skill with the telling detail, are like beams of wry, affectionate light, falling from different directions on a complicated, struggling, beloved American community” (George Saunders).

Crime Must Pay the Penalty 12

Crime Must Pay the Penalty  12
Author: Junior Books Inc,Ace Magazines
Release: 2020-11-07
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 38
ISBN: 9798558158403
Language: en
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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

High Tide on Main Street

High Tide on Main Street
Author: John Englander
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 219
ISBN: 0615637957
Language: en
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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.

Men and Crack Uncovered

Men and Crack  Uncovered
Author: Louise Clarke
Release: 2014-03-13
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 66
ISBN: 1496140877
Language: en
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This publication was produced in 2000 to aid the one days training on 'Men and Crack: Uncovered' - provided by Higher Insight, a unique training service for professionals in contact with male users of crack-cocaine. The training provided genuine insight into the realities faced by men using crack and practical strategies for an effective response. Written in a non-academic style it including ways to address cravings and also outlines the 5 stages of recover I come to recognize users go through. To create appropriate policies for care plans, service providers need to understand the nature of crack addiction, and its impact on all aspects of Men's lives.

Making Other Plans

Making Other Plans
Author: Craig Comes
Release: 2014-09-03
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 298
ISBN: 1494354209
Language: en
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Craig Comes planned for a journalism career, while his friends expected him to become a bestselling author. But un-diagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Depression struck after college. After the writing stopped, delusion and denial lead to poverty. long term joblessness and self-imposed exile. Returning to himself would take 15 years in a journey spanning from California Wine Country to the South African veld. This is his story.

Calculus and Crack

Calculus and Crack
Author: Keith Daniel Person
Release: 2014-11-03
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1519635508
Language: en
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The location is South Central Los Angeles, 1985, and every kid on the block is getting paid in full selling crack cocaine, but not DAIQUAN JOHNSON. He's a slow to learn but good with his hands kind of kid whose dream is to become an engineer one day. DAIQUAN is hard working and doesn't give in easily, but all the determination in the world may not prove enough for a passing grade in a major they said he had no business in. Academic probation, a teenage father, and below average math skills are just part of his problems. DAIQUAN'S worse fear is soon realized when he finds that his confederate battle flag waving Calculus professor, GODDAME has a hatred for the color black. The continuously applied stress-strain curve of life events diverts DAIQUAN'S attention away from higher education while he contemplates a potentially lucrative and illicit offer from his best friend back in the hood, Michael Miller, nicknamed Deadly Paws. But if DAIQUAN decides to challenge the Jim Crow calculus instructor, he must get a perfect score on his final exam or dwell in a world where crack is king.

The Drug Addiction Cure

The Drug Addiction Cure
Author: John K
Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 62
ISBN: 1535103191
Language: en
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A Proven, Step-By-Step Method To Overcome Drug Addiction from Your Life Once And For All This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to successfully combat the challenging problem of drug addiction.Before anything else, this book will help you identify the reasons why a person becomes addicted to certain chemicals, substances, drugs and prescriptions. By being able to understand the sources and causes of this problem, you will be able to effectively choose the right method in addressing the issue. Doing so will make the rehabilitation process more effective. Information regarding the stages of drug addiction is also in this book. If you or someone you know is suspected to have this problem, pinpointing the stage should be considered to assess treatment options accordingly. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Chapter 1: What is drug addiction? Chapter 2: Stages of drug addiction Chapter 3: Common types of addictive drugs Much, much more! Download your copy today!Take action right away to Overcome Drug Addiction by downloading this book "The Drug Addiction Cure:The Most Effective, Permanent Solution to Finally Overcome Drug Addiction for Life".

Who Killed Starr Faithfull

Who Killed Starr Faithfull
Author: Gail Rough-stratford
Release: 2017-02
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1542765528
Language: en
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From a man who kept his girlfriend in a closet to a young woman who washed ashore in Long Beach, Long Island has a colorful history of murder and mayhem. Gail Rough-Stratford has always had a fascination with murder. Even as a child, she would clip news stories and save them in a shoe box under her bed. Presented here are some of those same stories, with tales of the Amityville Horror, the Railroad shooter, young woman who arranged a murder during home room and many more. Gail Rough-Stratford is an English professor on the lovely, and dangerous, Long Island with her husband of 36 years and their two Yorkies, Max and Millie.

Major Crime Unit

Major Crime Unit
Author: John Chadwell
Release: 2012-07-17
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 186
ISBN: 1478256494
Language: en
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Major Crime Unit - Operation Casablanca is inspired by the true story of a young Hispanic vice cop from Santa Ana, California, who is recruited into an elite unit to investigate the drug money-laundering scheme of two powerful cartels.The undercover agents infiltrated both Mexican and Colombia drug cartels, transporting millions of dollars for them in sting to bust banks around the world that were laundering drug money. The ultimate bust was successful beyond expectation and carried off in a manner right out of a movie. The agents convinced drug cartel bankers that they were buying a hotel and casino in order to trick them into entering the U.S. to capture them. Although the sting was a success, Mexican and U.S. politicians condemned the tactics carried out by the agents and for not informing them of the operation.

The Children in the Shadows

The Children in the Shadows
Author: Stuart Laing
Release: 2013-04-26
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1484097408
Language: en
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Edinburgh November 1745 As the nights grow longer in the depths of a Scottish winter, Robert Young, Captain Travers, their families and friends, chase the darkness away as they gather to celebrate a joyful engagement. But grim news casts a pall over the happy atmosphere. A sobbing woman has carried the body of a child into the headquarters of Edinburgh's Town Guard. In her hand she still clutches a bloody dagger. What at first was thought to be no more than a domestic tragedy soon becomes a hunt for a cold blooded killer who runs the worst possible sort of brothel. Robert Young faces a race against time to find the guilty and save other children from the same fate. His investigation will bring him face to face with his deadliest and most ruthless adversary to date and leave him fighting for his life!

Murder at the North Pole

Murder at the North Pole
Author: D. Gunn
Release: 2016-12-13
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 190
ISBN: 154081789X
Language: en
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CHRISTMAS ELVES: EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW IS WRONG Newly appointed Christmas Special Investigator Steingrim Og's first day on the job is interrupted by a murder and theft of a magic item, which threatens to destroy all society at the North Pole. With no mentor, on the job training is all Steingrim has to rely on. Fighting racism, corruption, and politics, Steingrim finds his first case more complex than he imagined. He only has five days to find the murderer and the missing magic item or everything the Elves know will come undone.

S STREET RISING

S STREET RISING
Author: CASTANEDA RUBEN
Release: 2015-09-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1620400103
Language: en
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Manual Catalogue and History of the Lafayette St Presbyterian Church of Buffalo N Y

Manual  Catalogue and History of the Lafayette St  Presbyterian Church of Buffalo  N Y
Author: Lafayette St. Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, N.Y.,Willard M. Knight
Release: 1876
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 288
ISBN: HARVARD:HX2P8Z
Language: en
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Journal of the Common Council of the City of Philadelphia for

Journal of the Common Council  of the City of Philadelphia  for
Author: Anonim
Release: 1910
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433015324365
Language: en
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