The Last Gun

Author: Tom Diaz
Editor: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595588302
Size: 10,44 MB
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Newtown, Connecticut. Aurora, Colorado. Both have entered our collective memory as sites of unimaginable heartbreak and mass slaughter perpetrated by lone gunmen. Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago and Washington, D.C., are dealing with the painful, everyday reality of record rates of gun-related deaths. By any account, gun violence in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. A widely respected activist and policy analyst—as well as a former gun enthusiast and an ex-member of the National Rifle Association—Tom Diaz presents a chilling, up-to-date survey of the changed landscape of gun manufacturing and marketing. The Last Gun explores how the gun industry and the nature of gun violence have changed, including the disturbing rise in military-grade gun models. But Diaz also argues that the once formidable gun lobby has become a "paper tiger," marshaling a range of evidence and case studies to make the case that now is the time for a renewed political effort to attack gun violence at its source—the guns themselves. In the aftermath of Newtown, a challenging national conversation lies ahead. The Last Gun is an indispensable guide to this debate, and essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how we can finally rid America’s streets, schools, and homes of gun violence and prevent future Newtowns.

The Last Gun Battle At Yarford City

Author: M.E. Robertson-Hoon
ISBN: 1312582243
Size: 12,39 MB
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Almost six months have passed since Kalib Drew's wife was slaughtered in their home with the innocent eyes of her children and now he knows the face of her killer, is non other than the new Sherriff Lucifer Jackson and he did not receive his position in the most honest of ways. Now it will be up to Kalib Drew and with the help of the bounty hunter, Evie Savage and Mad Dog they will right this wrong.

The Last Gun

Author: Marion Christie
Size: 18,73 MB
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The Last Word

Author: Richard Loofbourrow
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491725494
Size: 16,89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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William St. George is a tough-talking lobbyist for gun rights who hides a dark side from everyone but those in his inner circle. As a writer for the Socratic Rag, Matt Tyson wants nothing more than to peel back the man’s slick veneer and reveal the naked truth. But moments after Tyson’s interview with St. George begins, a bomb threat evacuates the building. It seems the journalist’s one chance to get the dirt behind the world of guns and big money in America has just slipped through his fingers. Armed with a list of possible suspects who hate the NRA, FBI Agent Alex Martini immerses himself in the bomb threat investigation. But when a US Senator and a Supreme Court Justice are found murdered, it becomes evident that a radical anti-gun group and the NRA are embroiled in a vicious struggle that threatens the security of the nation. Even so, the real power may be in the hands of Tyson, whose drive to write a good story soon leads him into dangerous territory. In this political thriller, an FBI agent and an investigative reporter uncover a sinister plot involving the NRA, billionaire twins with a political agenda, and a maniacal West Coast lawyer—and only one of them will have the last word.

Boot Hill Payoff The Last Ride

Author: Robert E. Howard
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473397448
Size: 20,36 MB
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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1935 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Boot Hill Payoff' is one of Howard's stories in the western genre. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Last Four Weeks Of The Civil War

Author: Edmund N. Hatcher
Editor: Badgley Publishing Company
ISBN: 0985440384
Size: 19,58 MB
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This book is a collection of accounts by War Correspondents and newspaper articles created during the last four weeks of the Civil War. Edmund Hatcher, a former Union Soldier with Company C, 62nd Ohio Infantry, developed a desire to know more of what happened than he had personally seen. He began a quest to obtain files from both northern and southern newspapers covering the last four weeks of the war, a time when historic events rapidly occurred that forever changed America. From the fall of Richmond and the pursuit of Lee's Army to the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the assassination of President Lincoln, you can read the accounts of all the events from both Union and Confederate perspectives. This collection was originally published by Mr. Hatcher in 1891 and was a great read then. It is still a great read for anyone with an interest in the Civil War. These accounts and other items of interest added by Badgley Publishing Company are illustrated with over 100 photographs from the time period. This book is part of the Historical Collection of Badgley Publishing Company and has been transcribed from the original. The original contents have been edited and corrections have been made to original printing, spelling and grammatical errors when not in conflict with the author's intent to portray a particular event or interaction. Annotations have been made and additional contents have been added by Badgley Publishing Company in order to clarify certain historical events or interactions and to enhance the author's content. Photos and illustrations from the original have been touched up, enhanced and sometimes enlarged for better viewing. Additional illustrations and photos have been added by Badgley Publishing Company.

Three Years Behind The Guns

Author: John B. Tisdale
Editor: Arx Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 193522817X
Size: 18,22 MB
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When Commodore George Dewey's Asiatic Squadron sailed into Manila Bay on May 1, 1898 to defeat the Spanish fleet, it marked a major turning point in American history. Aboard Dewey's flagship, Olympia, one very young sailor with a keen eye and agile pen was writing it all down. Having run away from home to join the navy in 1895, Jack Tisdale hoped that he would be lucky enough to land a berth aboard the Olympia—a modern steel protected cruiser and flagship of the US Asiatic Squadron. He ended up getting his wish, and a lot more than he bargained for. Originally published in 1908—a decade after the events described—Three Years Behind the Gunsis an amusing, gritty look at life aboard a man-o'-war at a time when the United States was on the cusp of becoming a great power. Though a memoir, the author writes with all the youthful exuberence of the age, describing his experiences with good humor and verve, even when they stretch the bounds of credulity. There are literal fish-stories here, such as when Jack captures a two-foot long flying fish on the deck, or when his shipmate nearly loses a toe while doing some illicit angling. But there are also descriptions of more somber events, such as the death of a shipmate during gunnery practice, or the midnight wreck of a Chinese steamer. Stories of his adventures at various ports of call are myriad, crowned by his unique perspective on the Battle of Manila Bay as a member of the crew of Olympia's main guns. Tisdale's ship, USS Olympia, still exists to this day as a museum in Philadelphia, PA, where visitors may see how the decorative wood paneling and furniture in the officers quarters contrasts sharply with the painted steel and spartan decks of her crew quarters and engineering spaces. Like the ship, Three Years Behind the Guns is a hybrid—part solid fact, part work of art. Such beautiful mementos of our bygone history deserve to be maintained if for no other reason than as concrete reminders of how we got here.

Guns Across The Border

Author: Mike Detty
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626363293
Size: 11,82 MB
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Conducted under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner, intended to stem the flow of firearms to Mexico, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) ran a series of “gun walking” sting operations, including Operations Wide Receiver and Operation Fast & Furious. The government allowed licensed gun dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers so that they could continue to track the firearms as they were transferred to higher-level traffickers and key figures in Mexican cartels. Motivated by a sense of patriotic duty, Tucson gun dealer and author Mike Detty alerted the local ATF office when he was first approached by suspected cartel associates. Detty made the commitment and assumed the risks involved to help the feds make their case, often selling guns to these thugs from his home in the dead of night. Originally informed that the investigation would last just weeks, Detty’s undercover involvement in Operation Wide Receiver, the precursor to Operation Fast & Furious, which was by far the largest “gun walking” probe, stretched on for an astonishing and dangerous three years. Though the case took several twists and turns, perhaps the cruelest turn was his betrayal by the very agency he risked everything to help.

The Last Star

Author: William Proctor
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0529124505
Size: 20,85 MB
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Is it the latest in spy technology, a meteor, a UFO, or a new star? No one-not even government leaders, military commanders, astronomers, or other scientists-can provide any real answers regarding the mysterious light that has suddenly appeared in the eastern sky. When a diverse group of scholars and scientists meets in Israel to investigate the phenomenon, they are soon caught in a web of political and spiritual intrigue, terrorist bombings, and sniper attacks. As uncertainty about the phenomenon causes worldwide panic, the pressure is turned up to find a scientific answer to the mystery of the light. But the team is determined to convince the world of its findings-that the light is the return of the Star of Bethlehem, which signals Christ's Second Coming.

The Last Alchemist

Author: Poe Hawkins
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452596565
Size: 15,82 MB
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Once in awhile a novel like, “The Shack”comes along and captivates our imagination. Such a novel is, “The Last Alchemist”, a tale involving an ex-priest, a young girl in search of life’s meaning, a Hollywood actor, a cunning detective and an alchemist who has been alive since the ninth century, living in stolen bodies down through the ages. The chance meeting of these characters and their subsequent relationships result in mayhem, lust, murder, love and transcendental magic. You will be shocked over and over again as you try to anticipate what will happen next in this wonderfully twisted story about people trying to hold on to their views of reality. Your own views of reality will be seriously challenged in this paranormal thriller. Visit