We Got The Neutron Bomb

Author: Marc Spitz
Editor: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 9780307566249
Size: 20,20 MB
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Taking us back to late ’70s and early ’80s Hollywood—pre-crack, pre-AIDS, pre-Reagan—We Got the Neutron Bomb re-creates word for word the rage, intensity, and anarchic glory of the Los Angeles punk scene, straight from the mouths of the scenesters, zinesters, groupies, filmmakers, and musicians who were there. “California was wide-open sex—no condoms, no birth control, no morality, no guilt.” —Kim Fowley “The Runaways were rebels, all of us were. And a lot of people looked up to us. It helped a lot of kids who had very mediocre, uneventful, unhappy lives. It gave them something to hold on to.” —Cherie Currie “The objective was to create something for our own personal satisfaction, because everything in our youthful and limited opinion sucked, and we knew better.” —John Doe “The Masque was like Heaven and Hell all rolled into one. It was a bomb shelter, a basement. It was so amazing, such a dive ... but it was our dive.” —Hellin Killer “At least fifty punks were living at the Canterbury. You’d walk into the courtyard and there’d be a dozen different punk songs all playing at the same time. It was an incredible environment.” —Belinda Carlisle Assembled from exhaustive interviews, We Got the Neutron Bomb tells the authentically gritty stories of bands like the Runaways, the Germs, X, the Screamers, Black Flag, and the Circle Jerks—their rise, their fall, and their undeniable influence on the rock ’n’ roll of today.

47 Echo

Author: Shawn Kupfer
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426896174
Size: 10,16 MB
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Russia, 2019. Combined Chinese and North Korean forces have taken increasing amounts of territory in a war that is devastating the world. Nick Morrow is a convict conscript assigned to 47 Echo—a suicide squad. No one cares whether they live or die, as long as they complete their missions. Under the command of a Marine Corps with nothing but contempt for its squadron of felons, they are on a mission to defend what's left of war-ravaged Russia. A half-Chinese drifter, much isn't expected of Nick. Like the other members of 47 Echo, he's viewed as little more than cannon fodder. However, Nick's sense of honor, analytical mind and skills on the battlefield just might be what the squad needs to survive the meat-grinder that is the front lines of this bloody war. But can Nick himself survive the brutal crimes that haunt his past? 72,800 words

Decade Of Nightmares

Author: Philip Jenkins
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199884447
Size: 16,87 MB
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Why did the youthful optimism and openness of the sixties give way to Ronald Reagan and the spirit of conservative reaction--a spirit that remains ascendant today? Drawing on a wide array of sources--including tabloid journalism, popular fiction, movies, and television shows--Philip Jenkins argues that a remarkable confluence of panics, scares, and a few genuine threats created a climate of fear that led to the conservative reaction. He identifies 1975 to 1986 as the watershed years. During this time, he says, there was a sharp increase in perceived threats to our security at home and abroad. At home, America seemed to be threatened by monstrous criminals--serial killers, child abusers, Satanic cults, and predatory drug dealers, to name just a few. On the international scene, we were confronted by the Soviet Union and its evil empire, by OPEC with its stranglehold on global oil, by the Ayatollahs who made hostages of our diplomats in Iran. Increasingly, these dangers began to be described in terms of moral evil. Rejecting the radicalism of the '60s, which many saw as the source of the crisis, Americans adopted a more pessimistic interpretation of human behavior, which harked back to much older themes in American culture. This simpler but darker vision ultimately brought us Ronald Reagan and the ascendancy of the political Right, which more than two decades later shows no sign of loosening its grip. Writing in his usual crisp and witty prose, Jenkins offers a truly original and persuasive account of a period that continues to fascinate the American public. It is bound to captivate anyone who lived through this period, as well as all those who want to understand the forces that transformed--and continue to define--the American political landscape.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
Size: 17,97 MB
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Working On The Bomb

Author: S. L. Sanger
Editor: Continuing Education Press
ISBN: 9780876781159
Size: 11,88 MB
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The history of the Hanford Engineering Works, a site in eastern Washington that produced and separated plutonium for the Manhattan Project.

Sugar Ray

Author: Anna Louise Golden
Editor: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466873930
Size: 14,76 MB
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These five fly guys are part of today's hottest band! Hailing from Southern California, Sugar Ray--including hunky frontman Mark McGrath, guitarist Rodney Sheppard, bassist Murphy Karges, DJ Craig Bullock and drummer Stan Frazier--shot to the top of the charts with their sophomore album, Floored, featuring their irresistibly upbeat single "Fly." Today they're one of the hottest bands around, producing hit after hit and charming audiences with their cover-boy good-looks and infectious sense of fun. Find out what goes on off the record and behind the scenes, as author Anna Louise Golden reveals all the awesome answers and fabulous facts about your favorite band! WITH EIGHT PAGES OF FLY PHOTOS! FUN FACTS ABOUT SUGAR RAY... * Mark sports a tattoo of the Cadillac logo on his right butt cheek * Rodney played Chaka on "Land of the Lost" for six episodes * Murphy was studying to be an orthodontist before joining the band * In his spare time, Stan likes to cook * Mark has the hots for Winona Ryder * Before they were Sugar Ray, the band called themselves the Shrinky Dinx * Mark's favorite sports are basketball and hockey

The Northern Tier

Author: Lief Carlsen
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615185975
Size: 14,75 MB
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The story of Lief and Mary Carlsen's 4000 mile tandem bicycle ride from Chelan, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine, August 18 to October 8, 2006.

Flat Line

Author: Charles David
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479742457
Size: 13,98 MB
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Flat Line. The stories in this book are fiction and are the author’s view of what’s out there waiting to bring us down. The stories in this book are wrapped around an elite force known as the Navy SEALs, this country’s first line of defense. The men in the pages of this book pursue and track down the terrorist that bring to our shores the nightmare we have long awaited.

The Dynamics Of Foreign Policy Analysis

Author: Vincent A. Auger
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847683406
Size: 12,44 MB
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In this significant new book, Vincent Auger uses the case of the neutron bomb to examine the development of a dynamic theory of foreign policy analysis during the Carter Administration. The neutron bomb episode, Auger argues, provides a unique opportunity for an analysis of the evolution of internal executive branch decision making. Because the author uses interviews and declassified documents from the Carter Presidential Library which were previously unavailable, this book fills an important gap in the scholarship on the Carter Administration's foreign policy. As an illustration of how political science theory can be tested in a case study, this book will be invaluable for students and scholars of foreign policy analysis, international relations, and U.S. policy history.

Conflicts Of Interest

Author: Tony Benn
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448165113
Size: 11,98 MB
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In this, the fourth volume of Tony Benn’s diaries, the Labour Government continues its fight for survival. Important developments are occurring both at home and internationally. In Britain, Benn as Secretary of State for Energy is directly involved with Windscale and decisions about nuclear power and oil policy. Abroad, the Government is concerned with Carter’s reappraisal of American foreign policy, the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and problems of EEC membership. In the Labour party itself, new forces of radicalism and reform are emerging, resulting in changes in Labour’s policies and the ultimate formation of the SDP. Labour’s unsuccessful economic policy and the widening rift with the labour movement lead to the Winter of Discontent and a near state of emergency. With Labour voters defecting, the scene is set for the Thatcher years.