Spent Shell Casings

Author: David Rose
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
ISBN: 1619844591
Size: 43.69 MB
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Dave was there for it all— there for the millennial latch-key children's plunge into bloody and politically-dubious combat, there for the US military's rocky evolution from Cold War Era to fighting the global war on terror, and there for his own turbulent, colorful transitions—all in the unforgiving jungles of hyper-masculinity. The ‘90s era of transgressive novels—American Psycho, Trainspotting, Fight Club—bored, bad boys who'd do anything to feel. . . what exactly? This chaotic premise has returned; now—and for the first time—in the form of a military memoire-exposé. An artistic nail-bomb: Spent Shell Casings encompasses just about every sordid and hilarious aspect of military life that could ever grace a page, all the while exposing the dark sides of adventure and the fighting man in ways that can no longer be ignored. Whether Iraq, a psych ward, or a barroom brawl, coming to terms with ones upbringing or drug abuse: join a Recon Marine at various points on the deadly map of war, meaning, and the American experience.

Spent Shell Casings

Author: David Rose
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ISBN: 9781619844582
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"Dave was there for it all--there for the millennial latch-key children's plunge into bloody and politically-dubious combat, there for the US military's rocky evolution from Cold War Era to fighting the global war on terror, and there for his own turblent, colorful transitions--all in the unforgiving jungles of hyper-masculinity. . . . An artistic nail-bomb: 'Spent Shell Casings' encompasses just about every sordid and hilarious aspect of military life that could ever grace a page, all the while exposing the dark sides of adventure and the fighting man in ways that can no longer be ignored. Whether Iraq, a psych ward, or a barroom brawl, coming to terms with one's upbringing or drug abuse: join a Recon Marine at various points on the deadly map of war, meaning, and the American experience."--Back cover.

Everybody Pays

Author: Andrew Vachss
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0375719148
Size: 74.59 MB
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A hit man defies the confines of a life sentence to avenge his sister's batterer. An immaculately dressed man hires a street gang to extract his daughter from a Central American prison, for reasons as mysterious as they are deadly. A two-bit graffiti artist with a taste for Nazi-ganda finds himself face-to-face with three punks out to make a mark of their own—literally—with a tattoo needle. From neo-noir master Andrew Vachss comes Everybody Pays, 38 white-knuckle rides into a netherworld of pederasts and prostitutes, stick-up kids and fall guys—where private codes of crime and punishment pulsate beneath a surface system of law and order, and our moral compass spins frighteningly out of control. Here is the street-grit prose that has earned Vachss comparisons to Chandler, Cain, and Hammett--and the ingenious plot twists that transform the double-cross into an expression of retribution, the dark deed into a thing of beauty. Electrifying and enigmatic, Everybody Pays is a sojourn into the nature of evil itself—a trip made all the more frightening by its proximity to our front doorstep. From the Trade Paperback edition.

No Joy

Author: David Rose
Publisher: Vireo Book, A
ISBN: 9781945572494
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"Going to war was a finite window to touch the vanquished barbaric world modern reality has so woefully blighted out." Joining the Marines in 2002, David Rose signed up to go fight ... and to go die. On this grim path, rather than finding a violent death, he would find family, purpose, and a brotherhood amid the misfit tribal world of the war fighter. No Joy sees David recounting madcap tales of Muay Thai bouts in seedy garages, a bizarre stint as a street cop, being on the other side of the badge, becoming a veteran of the psych ward, and more. It's an irreverently told story that doesn't just tell one man's tale, but speaks to the necessary question: What really draws modern young men to war?

From Sand And Time

Author: David Rose
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book
ISBN: 9780997148640
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The first official poetry installment in David Rose's unique blend of tenderness and morbidity, From Sand and Time engages a cataclysmic self-reflection coming with the complexities, times, and demands of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An evocative collection of rhyme and free verse, From Sand and Time weaves through ambition and belief, doubt and loneliness, deployment, combat, and what waits thereafter.

Shell Casings

Author: Verge Noir
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781503161054
Size: 58.88 MB
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This book is RATED R for violence, strong language and some sexuality. In a violent crime scene SHELL CASINGS tell a story. Crime Fiction Writer Verge Le Noir spins ELEVEN SHORT STORIES in the new collection Shell Casings. * A Gentleman's Guide to Eating Lobster- everything changes for journalist Grace Parker-Woods when a handsome playboy pays her a visit. * Black Day-Salty Point is a town on the verge of social collapse, engineer by the towns Sheriff. * Cherish-a small time drug dealer, a lovely stripper and her jealous boyfriend find each other, producing dire consequences for the trio. * Diamond Wet Dogs-three thieves on the high seas, find themselves in the middle of a storm, with Mother Nature and each other. * East Village Sonatina-a loveless East Village eccentric dreads the changes to the neighborhood while coping with his new movie-star neighbors. * Exit Wounds-in the middle of battle a young wounded soldier wishes for a dirty martini takes us on a journey of friendship, war, love and a Dominican style thanksgiving. * Half-Past Dead-Alpha, Cypher and Wolfie managed to break into a Federal Reserve vault, in the worse night in New York's City's history. * Love & Other Strangers-lovers' Gemma and Dewy are hoping for a big payday from Gemma's ex upon returning the man's forgery plate. * Suburban Postcard-Jake 'J.J.' Jamison did his time for bank robbery, his partner didn't, now J. J. wants his cut. But people change. * The Lucky Bones-young Zander Grey's life was out of control, until a gangster pushes him to join the military, thereby changing the young man's life, but is it for the better? * The Devil Makes Three- a young bishop guided by a Ute elder look for a lost gold mine. Inspired by the legend of the long lost gold mine in the Uintah Mountains. So sit back, relax-if you can-and get lost in a world of sociopaths, twisted and often violent winding roads. A world in which you might just want to be a tourist as hot shell casings fly all over the place, each carrying its own unique story.

438 Days

Author: Jonathan Franklin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501116312
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“The best survival book in a decade” (Outside magazine), 438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean. On November 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.

Ayobami And The Names Of The Animals

Author: Pilar López Ávila
Publisher: Cuento de Luz
ISBN: 8416733015
Size: 70.48 MB
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Ayobami dreams of going to school. But to reach the schoolhouse, she has to take a dangerous path: the one that leads through the jungle. This is a tale about the importance of education, the difficulties that many children have to overcome to go to school, and the perseverance and enthusiasm of those who want to learn. Guided Reading Level: , Lexile Level:

Those Who Dare

Author: Phil Ward
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
ISBN: 1608320405
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John Randal, an American lieutenant serving in the British Army, joins the first British commando troop during World War II, but must face grueling training in Scotland and growing pains with his comrades during their first missions.