Noose Jumpers

Noose Jumpers Author Trevor H. Cooley
ISBN-10 1535330163
Year 2016-07-15
Pages 390
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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The Noose Jumper Era - A chaotic time of lawlessness in the Old West when a growing tide of outlaws engaged in a race to become famous. Three young men emerge from a small town in the territory of New Mexico. They are bound by a pact and guided by mysterious powerful beings that no one else can see. Together they must face off against the Sheriff of Puerta de la Muerte, a wicked man who cannot be struck by bullets. Are they destined to become legends, or are they just mere Noose Jumpers? Noose Jumpers is written by Trevor H, Cooley, author of the highly acclaimed Bowl of Souls series.

Cactus Jumpers

Cactus Jumpers Author Andrew Burch
ISBN-10 9781480912076
Year 2014-12-31
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Dorrance Publishing
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The town of Emerald, California is a quiet, mostly peaceful place. The struggle for power between Moss Williams, the head of the Rancher’s Association, and Skip Traeger, the local business tycoon who owns half the town goes mostly unnoticed by the townsfolk until a body turns up in the water hole. Now, Marshal Mason Boydette has to get to the bottom of the biggest mystery Emerald has ever seen. But the Marshal isn’t alone. Along the way, he’ll try to get help from his trusty deputy, an unorthodox trio of drifters who blow into town, the local minister, and a town full of people who are forced to make a choice between justice and the easy way out. Everyone’s lives are turned upside-down, and everyone must take sides before it is too late and their entire way of life disappears forever.

Eye of the Moonrat

Eye of the Moonrat Author Trevor H. Cooley
ISBN-10 1478114045
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 346
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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Justan was raised on the outskirts of the Dremaldrian Battle Academy. He watched his father ascend the ranks within the academy to become one of the most respected warriors in the kingdom. The only thing he has ever wanted is to become an academy student and follow the path of his father. Unfortunately, only the best can enter the academy and Justan is a horrible fighter. Everyone tells him that he is more suited to scholarly work than swordplay. In desperation he hurls himself into training, eager to overcome the doubters and walk into the academy triumphant, unaware that secretive powers plot to disrupt his plans. Meanwhile, an evil wizard of immense power is using magic to twist the bodies of the creatures of the land and transform them into monsters. With these creatures and the peoples of the wilds, he is building an army . . . Ogres and dragons, warriors and wizards are destined to clash, their fates guided by The Bowl of Souls. Eye of the Moonrat is book one of The Bowl of Souls series.

The Noose Club

The Noose Club Author David Bischoff
ISBN-10
Year 2016-09-02
Pages
Language en
Publisher Crossroad Press
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There are incidents and emergencies in the world that defy logical explanation, events that could be defined as supernatural, extraterrestrial, or simply otherworldly. Standard laws do not allow for such instances, nor are most officials or authorities trained to handle them. In recognition of these facts, one organization has been created that can. Assembled by a loose international coalition, their mission is to deal with these situations using diplomacy, guile, force, and strategy as necessary. They shield the rest of the world from their own actions, and clean up the messes left in their wake. They are our protection, our guide, our sword, and our voice, all rolled into one. They are O.C.L.T. In Eugene, Oregon, there is a rash of suicides. All of them by hanging. All of them in locked rooms that preclude outside interference … and all of them committed with identical antique nooses. Captain Bill Edmonds of the Eugene Police Department is trying to figure out what could be behind the pattern, but comes up empty until the grisly phenomena hits the Internet radar of the O.C.L.T. Geoffrey Bullfinch arrives in town, hoping to track down the answers. With Bill's fianceé, Madrigal Harper, her son Skylar and his band of ghost-hunting friends, an ex-comic who once performed with John Belushi, and a cast of characters including New Jersey Mobsters, book collectors, and pizza chefs, they fight to close the net on the killer before there can be more hangings. And that's just the beginning …

Much More Than a Game

Much More Than a Game Author Robert F. Burk
ISBN-10 0807875376
Year 2003-01-14
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Press
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To most Americans, baseball is just a sport; but to those who own baseball teams--and those who play on them--our national pastime is much more than a game. In this book, Robert Burk traces the turbulent labor history of American baseball since 1921. His comprehensive, readable account details the many battles between owners and players that irrevocably altered the business of baseball. During what Burk calls baseball's "paternalistic era," from 1921 to the early 1960s, the sport's management rigidly maintained a system of racial segregation, established a network of southern-based farm teams that served as a captive source of cheap replacement labor, and crushed any attempts by players to create collective bargaining institutions. In the 1960s, however, the paternal order crumbled, eroded in part by the civil rights movement and the competition of television. As a consequence, in the "inflationary era" that followed, both players and umpires established effective unions that successfully pressed for higher pay, pensions, and greater occupational mobility--and then fought increasingly bitter struggles to hold on to these hard-won gains.

I Am Dead

I Am Dead Author Gareth Wiles
ISBN-10 9781848766242
Year 2011-02
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Peter Smith is dead. No getting away from that. Or is there?Being dead is the least of his worries when he finds himself prosecuted in an ethereal court on dubious charges and the prosecutor is his brother, Stuart. When Peter is sent to the waiting room, he re-lives his final day on Earth. We see his ambiguous relationship with his mother, who he lived alone with, and his brother Stuart and his wife Diane, who bring news of pregnancy. Peter is devastated at the news and leaves the house, only to be killed instantly. In the courtroom Stuart and the Judge preside over Peter's fate. When his mother's love interest The Major testifies, he reveals that Peter let a young woman, Lauren, die. Peter is sent back to die in her place and restore balance but he saves both Lauren and himself, causing a devastating change of events...Gareth is inspired by author Joseph Conrad and his struggle between existential awareness and moral obligation, particularly in his novel The Secret Agent. He also takes inspiration from Franz Kafka and D.H. Lawrence. I Am Dead will appeal to that man who wonders what society really has to offer him, or that woman who fears what society has planned for her...

Fence Jumpers

Fence Jumpers Author Bob Leuci
ISBN-10 9781504032360
Year 2016-03-22
Pages 348
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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Straddling opposite sides of the law, three best friends try to keep their cool—and stay alive Jimmy Burns has always been the slickest guy around. On the streets of Queens, he struts like a king—until he crosses 101st Street. That’s Paradiso territory, and Jimmy wouldn’t go near it if it weren’t for his best friend, JoJo, the half-crazed son of mob kingpin Salvatore Paradiso. Along with their buddy Dante O’Donnell, Jimmy and JoJo are inseparable, but the world will conspire to test the threesome’s unbreakable bond. As the years go by, Dante and Jimmy find themselves on track to become cops, while JoJo is groomed to inherit the family business. But when his father’s prohibition of selling drugs threatens to drive the family into bankruptcy, JoJo goes behind his back to arrange a deal. Caught between two worlds, Jimmy tries to stay true. But in the back alleys of Queens, the only unforgiveable sin is betraying a friend.

A Noose for Slocum

A Noose for Slocum Author Jake Logan
ISBN-10 0425123073
Year 1990-09-01
Pages 187
Language en
Publisher Berkley Publishing Group
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On the lam from a murderous posse, Slocum seeks refuge in a mountain cabin, but a freshly-lynched body and the violent Kitchen brothers await him there

Ring for a Noose

Ring for a Noose Author Anthony Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781471910210
Year 2014-05-21
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant' Sunday Express It is at a local watering hole, the Duck and Daisy, that lawyer-detective Arthur Crook happens upon a party of men and women calling themselves the Peace Brigadiers. Their mission is to aid refugees from Europe. But it isn't long before Crook suspects one of them is using the premises for criminal ends. And when murder strikes Crook becomes entangled in a treacherous plot . . .

Priestess of War

Priestess of War Author Trevor H. Cooley
ISBN-10 1542348137
Year 2016-12-25
Pages 382
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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BOOK FIVE OF THE JHARRO GROVE SAGA Born of war and kept young only by the darkest of magic, the Dark Prophet's most powerful priestess has returned to the Trafalgan Mountains to take control of the Black Lake's mindless evil. Now, with a growing army of the infested and dead under her power, she turns her gaze on Dremaldria. Fist's chances of helping his former tribe destroy the Black Lake are bleak at best. The combined help of the Academy and the Mage School may not be enough to help him defeat The Priestess of War.

What A Party

What A Party Author Terry McAuliffe
ISBN-10 9781429916950
Year 2007-01-23
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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"I thought I knew Terry McAuliffe as well as anyone, but this time he surprised even me. Who knew Terry could sit still long enough to give us a book this good? What a Party! is a must-read for all of us who love politics, believe in public service, and know that laughter is often the best survival strategy." —President Bill Clinton "No one knows more about American politics than Terry McAuliffe. He gives us some remarkable insights and knows how to make his accounts both humorous and informative." —President Jimmy Carter "I've often said Terry's energy could light up a city, and readers of this book will know why. Terry's excitement for politics—and life—is evident on every page." —Senator Hillary Clinton For more than twenty-five years, Terry McAuliffe has been at the epicenter of American politics. Just out of Catholic University in Washington, Terry took a position with the Carter-Mondale campaign and quickly became one of the campaign's chief fund-raisers—and hasn't looked back since. The list of Terry ́s former mentors, friends, and close associates in the nation's capital reads like a who's who of legendary Democrats: Tip O'Neill. Jimmy Carter. Dick Gephardt. Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton. Al Gore. The list goes on and on. Terry has fought hard for the Democratic Party his entire life and, as Bill Clinton reveals here for the first time, he was the first one in the party to see opportunity in the Republican gains in the 1994 Congressional elections. Without question the most successful fund-raiser in political history, Terry established himself as a heavyweight Democratic strategist and leader who was George W. Bush ́s most vocal and persistent critic during the first four years of the Bush 43 presidency. He earned rave reviews even from former critics for his groundbreaking work as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, pulling the DNC out of debt for the first time in its history. Terry has served as a confidant and adviser to President Clinton and countless presidential candidates, a mediator among party leaders, the chairman of a national convention and presidential inaugural, and a forceful spokesman for the party—all without losing his reputation as a colorful, fun-loving character liked and respected even by his Republican adversaries. What a Party! is a fascinating, hilarious, and provocative look at the life of one of Washington's legendary figures. From wrestling an alligator to running the Democratic National Committee to his friendship with President Clinton, Terry McAuliffe's wonderful memoir covers it all and is, without doubt, the political book of the year.

The Good Immigrant

The Good Immigrant Author Nikesh Shukla
ISBN-10 9781783522965
Year 2016-09-22
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Random House
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How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you? How does it feel to hear a child of colour say in a classroom that stories can only be about white people? How does it feel to go ‘home’ to India when your home is really London? What is it like to feel you always have to be an ambassador for your race? How does it feel to always tick ‘Other’? Bringing together 21 exciting black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today, The Good Immigrant explores why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that doesn’t seem to want you, doesn’t truly accept you – however many generations you’ve been here – but still needs you for its diversity monitoring forms. Inspired by discussion around why society appears to deem people of colour as bad immigrants – job stealers, benefit scroungers, undeserving refugees – until, by winning Olympic races or baking good cakes, or being conscientious doctors, they cross over and become good immigrants, editor Nikesh Shukla has compiled a collection of essays that are poignant, challenging, angry, humorous, heartbreaking, polemic, weary and – most importantly – real.