Bandit Roads

Author: Richard Grant
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748111743
Size: 36.65 MB
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Bandit Roads from the Author: Richard Grant. There are many ways to die in the Sierra Madre, a notorious nine-hundred-mile mountain range in northern Mexico where AK-47s are fetish objects, the law is almost non-existent and power lies in the hands of brutal drug mafias. Thousands of tons of opium and marijuana are produced there every year. Richard Grant thought it would be a good idea to travel the length of the Sierra Madre and write a book about it. He was warned before he left that he would be killed. But driven by what he calls 'an unfortunate fascination' for this mysterious region, Grant sets off anyway. In a remarkable piece of investigative writing, he evokes a sinister, surreal landscape of lonely mesas, canyons sometimes deeper than the Grand Canyon, hostile villages and an outlaw culture where homicide is the most common cause of death and grandmothers sell cocaine. Finally his luck runs out and he finds himself fleeing for his life, pursued by men who would murder a stranger in their territory 'to please the trigger finger'.

Crazy River

Author: Richard Grant
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748131736
Size: 45.75 MB
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Crazy River from the Author: Richard Grant. No-one travels like the renowned writer-adventurer Richard Grant and, really, no-one should. Having narrowly escaped death at the hands of Mexican drug barons in Bandit Roads, he now plunges with his trademark recklessness and curiosity into Africa. Setting out to make the first descent of a previously unexplored river in Tanzania, he gets waylaid by thieves, whores and a degenerate former golf pro in Zanzibar, then crosses the Indian Ocean in a cargo dhow before the real adventure begins on the Malagarasi river. Travelling by raft, dodging bullets, hippos, lions and crocodiles, hacking through swamps and succumbing to fevers, Grant's gripping, illuminating and often hilarious book will thrill his devoted readers and bring him to an even broader audience.

Bandit Roads

Author: Richard Grant
Publisher: Abacus Software
ISBN: 9780349118345
Size: 15.33 MB
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Bandit Roads from the Author: Richard Grant. There are many ways to die in the Sierra Madre, a notorious nine-hundred-mile mountain range in northern Mexico where AK-47s are fetish objects, the law is almost non-existent and power lies in the hands of brutal drug mafias. Thousands of tons of opium and marijuana are produced there every year. Richard Grant thought it would be a good idea to travel the length of the Sierra Madre and write a book about it. He was warned before he left that he would be killed. But driven by what he calls 'an unfortunate fascination' for this mysterious region, Grant sets off anyway. In a remarkable piece of investigative writing, he evokes a sinister, surreal landscape of lonely mesas, canyons sometimes deeper than the Grand Canyon, hostile villages and an outlaw culture where homicide is the most common cause of death and grandmothers sell cocaine. Finally his luck runs out and he finds himself fleeing for his life, pursued by men who would murder a stranger in their territory 'to please the trigger finger'.

The Lawless Heart

Author: Kathryn Atwood
Publisher: Jove Publications
ISBN: 9780515077438
Size: 14.99 MB
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The Lawless Heart from the Author: Kathryn Atwood. In eighteenth-century London, Irenee Carlton, seeking to avenge her sister's honor, lives two lives--by day, as a virtuous paragon of English society, and by night, as a seductive enchantress of the decadent demimonde

Bandit S Moon

Author: Sid Fleischman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688158307
Size: 65.36 MB
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Bandit S Moon from the Author: Sid Fleischman. In an adventure tale by the author of The Whipping Boy, twelve-year-old orphan Annyrose Smith relates her adventures with Joaquin Murieta and his band of outlaws in the California gold-mining region during the mid-1800s.

The Road

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330472755
Size: 41.41 MB
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The Road from the Author: Cormac McCarthy. The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food - and each other.

Yesterday S Bandit

Author: Barry Brierley
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1410778274
Size: 63.28 MB
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Yesterday S Bandit from the Author: Barry Brierley. Read the Foreword Clarion book review of The Life of Stuart O. Van Slyke. In this autobiography compiled from old diaries and letters, Stuart O. Van Slyke recounts his adventures as a young man born to hardship in the early 20th century. He recalls how he overcame his background through his own grit, imagination, and the support of his family and friends. From a 21st century point of view, Stuart's unsupervised childhood seems carefree. Virtually on his own from the beginning, Stuart worked his way through college, where he was introduced to the Army through ROTC, and was the first of his family to graduate. He was called to active duty on June 30, 1941, as a second lieutenant, but his true military career started on Pearl Harbor day. This turned out to a pivotal event in the shaping of his life. One of the highlights of the book is his service in the North African Campaign and his passionate yet sensitive command of the 78th Fighter Control Squadron, and later on the staff of the Allied Air Command of Corsica. The war's ending found him in Korea in military government in 1945, where he assisted in the start of South Korea's return to the community of countries who were no longer enslaved or ruled by despots. He had a real bird's eye view of the development of the 38th Parallel dilemma that plagues us even today. At the age of 29 in 1946, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves, and a civilian again, who wondered what he was now going to do.

Bandit S Run

Author: Jamie Brehmer
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1496902505
Size: 42.77 MB
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Bandit S Run from the Author: Jamie Brehmer. Bandit's Run is a true story of a lost dog. Bandit was about eighteen months old when he ran through an open gate. His owner's knack for imagining where he would turn up next was uncanny. "Growing up, we always watched Disney shows and Lassie," says Jamie Brehmer, author. "Bandit resembled the Lassie show in many ways, and not because he is a sheltie and Lassie a collie. It was the scenes in which the ranger and Lassie would be so close, yet neither knew the other was right around the corner," says Brehmer. The book follows Bandit on a journey much like The Incredible Journey. While Bandit's skittish personality kept him from coming back home right away, his resilience taught his family that he was definitely meant to be theirs.

Scarlet And The White Wolf

Author: Kirby Crow
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781518642180
Size: 19.94 MB
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Scarlet And The White Wolf from the Author: Kirby Crow. 2015 REVISED EDITION Scarlet of Lysia is an honest pedlar, a young merchant traveling the wild, undefended roads to support his aging parents. Liall, called the Wolf of Omara, is the handsome, world-weary chieftain of a tribe of bandits blocking a mountain road that Scarlet needs to cross. When Liall jokingly demands a carnal toll for the privilege, Scarlet refuses and an inventive battle of wills ensues, with disastrous results. Scarlet is convinced that Liall is a worthless, immoral rogue, but when the hostile countryside explodes into violence and Liall unexpectedly fights to save the lives of Scarlet's family, Scarlet is forced to admit that the Wolf is not the worst ally he could have, but what price will proud Scarlet ultimately have to pay for Liall's friendship?

Daily Life In The Roman City

Author: Gregory S. Aldrete
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313331749
Size: 80.18 MB
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Daily Life In The Roman City from the Author: Gregory S. Aldrete. Discusses daily life in ancient Rome, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.