Watching The Door Drinking Up Getting Down And Cheating Death In 1970s Belfast

Author: Iain Ellis
ISBN: 1458780937
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When he first started out as a journalist in 1970s Belfast, Kevin Myers was a young, wide-eyed and naive outsider. Thrust into the thick of the conflict in Northern Ireland as it teetered on the brink of civil war, Myers was quickly absorbed into the local community and became privy to the secrets (and, to be frank, privy to their conjugal beds in some instances) of both the Protestant and Catholic paramilitaries, gaining a unique perspective into both sides of the sectarian violence. Devoid of any political agenda, Myers describes the streets of Belfast at its bloodiest with searing clarity, capturing every inch of the city's disturbing violence. Flirting with death at every turn, Myers comes of age as the world around him falls apart, fueled by psychotic rage, senseless murder and unrelenting terror that surrounds Northern Ireland's loyalist gangs, paratroopers, squaddies, police force and the wider population. Part unofficial history, part personal memoir, Watching The Door is raw, provocative, and, darkly funny, offering an unbridled account of sex, death, violence in Northern Ireland by one of its most dynamic witnesses.

Watching The Door

Author: Kevin Myers
ISBN: 9781843548201
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'Brilliant . . . Dark, witty, grin, caustic, despairing, wise, searingly honest and beautifully written . . . The best informed and most exciting personal account of the Troubles ever published.' Mail Sunday 'An essential part of the history of the Troubles. It is the most astonishing memoir of its kind that I have read in years, and must be read by anyone interested in the happenings of those terrible years in Belfast City'. JACK HIGGINS 'So remarkable that after finishing it you will find yourself casting the film that will surely get made . . . These are the Troubles as seen by someone who know the killers and the killed, and watched from the streets, the bars, and also the bedrooms, of Belfast . . . The result is a humour of a sort so edgy you will only have to come on it previously in the crime fiction of the great Elmore Leonard . . . I have never read a book like this.' Spectator 'A masterpiece . . . The bombings, the shootings, the beatings, the murderous prejudice of warring tribes separated by a few bricks: Myers spares nobody, least of all himself. Few books are as honest.' Daily Telegraph 'Raw and memorable . . . Watching the Door is a book that will be read after many others about that horrible turbulence fare forgotten.' TLS 'Kevin Myers has produced a book that I couldn't put down . . . Bad and bold and brilliant.' OLIVIA O'LEARY, The Irish Times

Hidden Worlds In Quantum Physics

Author: Gerard Gouesbet
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486315746
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Authoritative text emphasizes history and philosophical foundations in a manner interesting to lay readers as well as students and professionals. Topics include hidden-variable and causal theories and pilot wave. 2013 edition.

Watching The Water

Author: Donna Gentry Morton
Editor: BQB Publishing
ISBN: 1937084493
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Book 1 of The Heart Tide Series, an historical romance that takes place during the depression. , Julianna Sheffield is a rogue wave, one that doesn't want to land on the shore it seems destined for. It's 1934 and the currents pushing her include an unscrupulous father determined to keep the family solvent during the Great Depression, a mother suffocated by the bubble of high society, and a greedy fiance' named Leyton, who is proving why his name rhymes with Satan. Julianna longs to chart a different course. She wants to help the widows, farmers, and polio victims her family forced into the bread lines. She wants to exchange teacups for drinking milk from the jug. And she dreams of a man named Jace McAllister, another rogue wave who wants to love her but fights the seas bringing them together. Jace also has a heart for those who are Depression-weary, but his method of helping includes retribution. His reasons are his own, but connected to Julianna's family and his solution put him in trouble with the law. For this seemingly doomed couple, moving forward brings on storms of rage, moral dilemmas, and difficult personal growth. Their love could be the kind that is impossible to live out. . .or the kind from which legends are born. The outcome of their journey depends on how carefully they navigate the waters.


Author: G. Michael Hopf
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698159381
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Book 3 of the New World Series Surviving the attack proved to be more than they could have imagined… Months after a super-EMP attack devastated the United States, the country is now unrecognizable. Major cities are run by gangs, survivors are dying of starvation and the government is falling victim to lawlessness. Those who were prepared for the end find that they weren’t really prepared at all. While some seek vengeance for their losses, others are determined to restore the nation. Gordon, Samantha, Sebastian, Barone, Connor and Pablo are all on different paths, but they are all in search of a home away from chaos. They are all in search of a sanctuary.


Author: David L. Childers
Editor: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1627875425
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Most people who have only been on the customer side of the retail counter have no idea what sales clerks and others in retail go through on a daily basis. But they should. After all, it's hard to be empathetic when you have never walked the walk. In Retail: The Other Side of the Counter, author David Childers gives every customer this opportunity. Reflecting on his many decades spent in the retail industry, he shows through humorous examples that most retail workers are hard working individuals, not servants for customers to belittle. By pointing out humorous and outrageous examples from his own experiences, Childers hopes that you, the customer, will take a kinder eye towards the person serving you. For the retail or service employee, he hopes to put a smile on your face, and get a nod of approval when you say, "Oh yeah. I've been there."

High Five

Author: Janet Evanovich
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429971393
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Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie Plum throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of Super Bounty Hunter, Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. So, a scumball blows himself to smithereens on her first day of policing a crack house and the sheik she was chauffeuring stole the limo. But hey, nobody's perfect! Anyway, Stephanie has other things on her mind. Her mother wants her to find Uncle Fred who's missing after arguing with his garbage company; homicidal rapist Benito Ramirez is back, quoting scripture and stalking Stephanie; vice cop Joe Morelli has a box of condoms with Stephanie's name on it; and Stephanie's afraid Ranger has his finger on her trigger. The whole gang's here for mirth and mayhem in Janet Evanovich's High Five. Read at your own risk in public places.

Grissom S Inferno

Author: Stephen P. Matava
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462827848
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Fate brought fifteen people together to witness a disaster. The novel follows the families through their everyday normal lives until they enter the hospital. We follow the events and conditions that led up to the scenes that these people were forced to witness. Some people migrated to this country for a better life. Some were born and raised in the shadow of Grissom Hospital The novel examines the workings of a major hospital, the everyday events and the facts that caused the disaster; it also takes into account the people who gave their lives trying to save others. They were people from other countries, those confined, visitors and those people who worked there. Much is learned there as a result of the fire and the novel and those that are now keeping them safe. The author hopes that he has contributed to the enlightenment of those people that enter the hospitals and those that are charged with keeping them safe. The claim man who handled this loss was driving home from work when he learned that Grissom Hospital was on fire over the radio. He knew that his company insured the hospital so he made a u turn and went there. He found that the sixth floor was in flames so he was there from the very beginning.

Proditor Book 5 Of The Heku Series

Author: T.M. Nielsen
ISBN: 1435785258
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The Battle Of The Bridges

Author: Frank van Lunteren
Editor: Casemate
ISBN: 1612002331
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Operation Market Garden has been recorded as a complete Allied failure in World War II, an overreach that resulted in an entire airborne division being destroyed at its apex. However, within that operation were episodes of heroism that still remain unsung. On September, 17, 1944, the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, floated down across the Dutch countryside, in the midst of German forces, and proceeded to fight their way to vital bridges to enable the Allied offensive to go forward. The 101st Airborne was behind them; the British 1st Airbourne was far advanced. In the 82nd’s sector the crucial conduits needed to be seized. The Germans knew the importance of the bridge over the Waal River at Nijmegen as well as James Gavin and his 82nd troopers did. Thus began a desperate fight for the Americans to seize it, no matter what the cost. The Germans would not give, however, and fought tenaciously in the town and fortified the bridge. On September 20 Gavin turned his paratroopers into sailors and conducted a deadly daylight amphibious assault in small plywood and canvas craft across the Waal River to secure the north end of the highway bridge in Nijmegen. German machine guns and mortars boiled the water on the crossing, but somehow a number of paratroopers made it to the far bank. Their ferocity thence rolled up the German defenses, and by the end of day the bridge had fallen. This book draws on a plethora of previously unpublished sources to shed new light on the exploits of the “Devils in Baggy Pants” by Dutch author and historian Frank van Lunteren. A native of Arnhem—the site of “The Bridge too Far”—the author draws on nearly 130 interviews he personally conducted with veterans of the 504th, plus Dutch civilians and British and German soldiers, who here tell their story for the first time.