How To Kill A City

Author: P. E. Moskowitz
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1568585241
Size: 18,40 MB
Format: PDF
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A journey to the front lines of the battle for the future of American cities, uncovering the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification--and the lives that are altered in the process. The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don't realize just how threatening it is. It means more than the arrival of trendy shops, much-maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes. The very future of American cities as vibrant, equitable spaces hangs in the balance. Peter Moskowitz's How to Kill a City takes readers from the kitchen tables of hurting families who can no longer afford their homes to the corporate boardrooms and political backrooms where destructive housing policies are devised. Along the way, Moskowitz uncovers the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification in New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York. The deceptively simple question of who can and cannot afford to pay the rent goes to the heart of America's crises of race and inequality. In the fight for economic opportunity and racial justice, nothing could be more important than housing. A vigorous, hard-hitting expose, How to Kill a City reveals who holds power in our cities-and how we can get it back

To Kill A City

Author: David Cerrig
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530271894
Size: 18,88 MB
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Blending scientific fact and historical accuracy, David Cerrig weaves a chilling tapestry of how events can propel men to desperate actions in the name of revenge. Once read, never forgotten. An obsessive young academic in Glasgow, consumed by hatred and haunted by murder and suicide. A radical Islamic preacher in London, branded a terrorist and deported. Exiled Algerian rebels in search of revenge against the West, by any means. Dangerous relics from the collapse of communism in the ex-USSR, abandoned for decades and almost forgotten. Together they provide the crucial ingredients for an audacious terrorist plot. An attack on a target bigger than the twin towers, which can be carried out by just a handful of men. A target which is impossible to protect and totally vulnerable. If they succeed, the effects will be devastating beyond belief. They a say little knowledge is a dangerous thing. In the wrong hands it may be sufficient... to kill a city.

How To Kill A Dragon

Author: Calvert Watkins
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198024712
Size: 17,39 MB
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In How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins follows the continuum of poetic formulae in Indo-European languages, from Old Hittite to medieval Irish. He uses the comparative method to reconstruct traditional poetic formulae of considerable complexity that stretch as far back as the original common language. Thus, Watkins reveals the antiquity and tenacity of the Indo-European poetic tradition. Watkins begins this study with an introduction to the field of comparative Indo-European poetics; he explores the Saussurian notions of synchrony and diachrony, and locates the various Indo-European traditions and ideologies of the spoken word. Further, his overview presents case studies on the forms of verbal art, with selected texts drawn from Indic, Iranian, Greek, Latin, Hittite, Armenian, Celtic, and Germanic languages. In the remainder of the book, Watkins examines in detail the structure of the dragon/serpent-slaying myths, which recur in various guises throughout the Indo-European poetic tradition. He finds the "signature" formula for the myth--the divine hero who slays the serpent or overcomes adversaries--occurs in the same linguistic form in a wide range of sources and over millennia, including Old and Middle Iranian holy books, Greek epic, Celtic and Germanic sagas, down to Armenian oral folk epic of the last century. Watkins argues that this formula is the vehicle for the central theme of a proto-text, and a central part of the symbolic culture of speakers of the Proto-Indo-European language: the relation of humans to their universe, the values and expectations of their society. Therefore, he further argues, poetry was a social necessity for Indo- European society, where the poet could confer on patrons what they and their culture valued above all else: "imperishable fame."

How To Kill A Rock Star

Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402250392
Size: 17,96 MB
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Written in her wonderfully honest, edgy, passionate and often hilarious voice, Tiffanie DeBartolo tells the story of Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, and Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and lead singer of the band Bananafish. Eliza's reverence for rock is equaled only by Paul's, and the two fall wildly in love. When Bananafish is signed by a big corporate label, and Paul is on his way to becoming a major rock star, Eliza must make a heartbreaking decision that leads to Paul's sudden disappearance and a surprise knock-your-socks-off ending. Praise for Tiffanie DeBartolo's God-Shaped Hole "From highs to heartbreak, DeBartolo conjures an affair to remember."--People "Honest, raw, and engaging."--Booklist "This generation's Love Story."--Kirkus Reviews God-Shaped Hole was a Book Sense Top 10 Paperback Selection.

How To Kill A Goliath

Author: Austin O. Romanus
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1496987403
Size: 14,72 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How to Kill A Goliath; a challenging and inspiring book from Austin Romanus, has the capacity to transform you from being dissident over your personal problems and that of others to being audacious by the power of the Holy Spirit. The whole world is looking for a David to kill a certain Goliath, and you may be the one. You have never read anything like it before, where the story of David, the son of Jesse, and a man called Goliath from Gath was perfectly incorporated into the day to day affairs of the world. What Goliath represents in your personal, family, organizational, national, and international life and what David's killing of Goliath means and what God intended to teach the whole world through that experience is the reason why you must read this book. It is not just God's word for you and your family, but God's word to the whole world. Thus says the Lord, "Every goliath in your life, family, organization, nation, and in this world fall and die at the instance of the glorious power of Jesus Christ!"

To Kill A Tsar

Author: Andrew Williams
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848543468
Size: 12,40 MB
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This tense, gripping novel set in 19C St Petersburg amid desperate revolutionaries bent on the overthrow of the Tsar 'confirms Andrew William's place in the front ranks of English thriller writers' (Daily Mail). Shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters and the Walter Scott Awards, To Kill a Tsar will appeal to readers of John le Carre, Robert Harris and Alan Furst. St Petersburg, 1879. A shot rings out in Palace Square. Cossack guards tackle the would-be assassin to the ground. In the mêlée no one notices a striking dark haired young woman in a heavy coat slip away from the scene. Russia is alive with revolutionaries. While Tsar Alexander II remains a virtual prisoner in his own palaces, his ruthless secret police will stop at nothing to unmask those who plot his assassination and the overthrow of the Imperial regime. For Dr Frederick Hadfield, whose medical practice is dependent on the Anglo-Russian gentry, these are dangerous times. Drawn into a desperate cat-and-mouse game of undercover assignations, plot and counter-plot, he risks all in a perilous double life. From glittering ballrooms to the cruel cells of the House of Preliminary Detention, from the grandeur of the British Embassy to the underground presses of the young revolutionaries, To Kill a Tsar is a gripping thriller set in a world of brutal contrasts in which treachery is everywhere and nothing is what it seems.

To Kill A Viper

Author: Jerry Lee Bustin
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469120852
Size: 10,12 MB
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Zeb Pierce, D.A., is faced with re_election, opposed by Noble Stein, a young, popular, third_generation lawyer from a large firm named Lee, Stein, Brown, & Harris. Before Zeb can decide whether hell run again, suddenly four business men are found murdered with viper venom. Their nude bodies are found one a week apart and in different rooms of the Riverside Hotel. A vipers head is drawn with lipstick on each bathroom mirror. The town raises_up in fear of a serial killer. Zeb cant find a clue. The elected officials blame him for not making an arrest. Zeb and his assistant, Madge, make a two day trip into the Bienville National Forest to visit an old hermit who is supposed to know more about vipers than anyone around. This trip is a winter wonderland excursion; but they find the old hermit, Elmer Crook, and gain evidence about an unidentified horsewoman who contracted with the old hermit for a supply of viper venom. Chancery Judge Bullard becomes the fifth victim and Zeb begins to think hes on the wrong road to a solution; that its not a serial killer. The fact that the Mayors political cronies are getting jittery over how the newly appointed Chancellor Clark will rule on a law affecting gambling suggest to Zeb that gambling interest are involved. After Judge Bullard becomes the fifth victim, the Mayor demands that Zeb make an arrest. The only evidence Zeb has incriminates his girlfriend, Deborah. As a lawyer, Deborah confessed to Zeb previously that she had represented some gambling companies. A search warrant secured by the Mayor, and conducted by the city police, turns up a signed copy of deceased Judge Bullards unfiled opinion in Deborahs possession. Deborah, being the last one to see Judge Bullard alive, becomes a prime suspect. The Mayor demands Deborahs arrest and Zeb prosecutes her reluctantly. Knowing in his mind she is innocent, Zeb throws the trial and deliberately sets up Seth Beamon, Deborahs defense attorney, for a directed verdict. Zeb, bothered by his breach of ethics, keeps on pushing. He discovers that the first four murder victims were on the board of directors for the Riverside Hotel. He also discovers Christian McInnis Uno Nummata gambling company wants to buy the Riverside but the Riversides board has refused to sell. So it all adds up. Not having enough to secure an indictment from the grand jury; Zeb sets a trap for Mayor Rushing and Judge Baremore. The trap works. Judge Baremore is exposed and co_operates. There are two more deaths but justice is served.

To Kill A Matzo Ball

Author: Delia Rosen
Editor: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758282028
Size: 15,41 MB
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"Delia Rosen provides an entertaining deli whodunit." --Mystery Gazette on One Foot in the Gravy Hitting below the Borscht Belt. . . For ex-Manhattanite Gwen Katz, running Murray's Pastrami Swami, the Jewish deli she inherited from her late uncle in Nashville, Tennessee, makes her feel like a whitefish out of water. To add to the craziness, martial arts teacher Ken Chan has come to sample her kosher delicacies for a black belt ceremony he wants catered. But just as Chan is about to try a matzo ball, bullets shatter the deli's window and Ken Chan is killed as he pushes Gwen to safety. Was Chan the victim of a hit by a crime gang from New York's Chinatown? Was a local hate-group targeting Chan--or maybe even Gwen? With the Nashville Police--and the FBI--baffled, Gwen enlists the help of an eccentric new-age entrepreneur. But more than bad vibes are coming her way as a killer returns. . .and this time it's the deli owner who may be the outgoing order. . . "Will certainly leave the reader hungry for more." on A Brisket A Casket "A really humorous cozy. . . Readers will thoroughly enjoy this deli tale." --Once Upon a Romance on One Foot in the Gravy

How To Kill A Rock Star

Author: Becky Ann Bartness
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475964226
Size: 19,77 MB
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As Kate Williams jogs along a gravel path, she thinks there is no redeeming value whatsoever in Phoenix in August—even at five o’clock in the morning. But as she rounds a curve and discovers a dead woman, the attorney-at-law and repeat innocent bystander cannot believe her bad luck. This is the third dead body she has found in six months. Worse yet, the murder victim is rock star Queen Ta Ta. Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time again, Kate finds herself in the middle of a media blitz, quickly becoming the number one murder suspect in the court of public opinion and in the mind of Phoenix Police Detective Webber. After Kate hires a public relations firm to run interference with the press and prove she is not a recently rejected middle-aged woman turned ruthless killer, she knows she either has to turn herself in or solve the murder with the help of her friend Tuwanda Jones, an ex-hooker turned college student. In an attempt to find the real killer, Kate and her friend go undercover at a five-star resort—and unwittingly find themselves the next targets.

Hell Is A City

Author: Maurice Procter
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471902625
Size: 13,59 MB
Format: PDF
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Classic police procedural by a 'born storyteller' (Sunday Times), who combined natural flair with his experience in the police to truly authentic effect. Hell is a City is the first of Maurice Procter's Inspector Martineau series and was made into taut, fast-paced film in 1959 by Hammer Studios, set against the grimy back streets and rain-streaked bright lights of Manchester. When hardened criminal Don Starling escapes from jail, killing a prison guard in the process, Inspector Philip Martineau knows he will stop at nothing to make good his escape. The two men have known each other since childhood, and Starling blames Martineau for his incarceration a decade earlier. As the story hurtles to its conclusion, the two men meet in a final, violent confrontation.