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During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for the Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the country's premier newspapers. But his apparent success masked a devastating secret: he was a crack addict. Even as he covered the drug-fueled violence that was destroying the city, he was prowling S Street, a 24/7 open-air crack market, during his off hours, looking for his next fix. Castaneda's remarkable book, S Street Rising, is more than a memoir; it's a portrait of a city in crisis. It's the adrenalin-infused story of the street where Castaneda quickly became a regular, and where a fledgling church led by a charismatic and streetwise pastorwas protected by the local drug kingpin, a dangerous man who followed an old-school code of honor. It's the story of Castaneda's friendship with an exceptional police homicide commander whose career was derailed when he ran afoul of Mayor Marion Barry and his political cronies. And it's a study of the city itself as it tried to rise above the bloody crack epidemic and the corrosive politics of the Barry era. S Street Rising is The Wire meets the Oscar-winning movie Crash. And it's all true.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Ruben Castaneda
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release: 2014-07-01
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781620400050

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With a new afterword covering the two decades since its first publication, two of Washington, D.C.’s most respected journalists expose one of America’s most tragic ironies: how the nation’s capital, often a gleaming symbol of peace and hope, is the setting for vicious contradictions and devastating conflicts over race, class, and power. Jaffe and Sherwood have chillingly chronicled the descent of the District of Columbia—congressional hearings, gangland murders, the establishment of home rule and the inside story of Marion Barry’s enigmatic dynasty and disgrace. Now their afterword narrates the District’s transformation in the last twenty years. New residents have helped bring developments, restaurants, and businesses to reviving neighborhoods. The authors cover the rise and fall of Mayors Adrian Fenty and Vince Gray, how new corruption charges are taking down politicians and businessmen, and how a fading Barry is still a player. The “city behind the monuments” remains flawed and polarized, but its revival is turning it into a distinct world capital—almost a dream city. Harry Jaffe has been a national editor at The Washingtonian magazine since 1990. He has received a number of awards for investigative journalism and feature writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has taught journalism at Georgetown University and American University. His work has appeared in Esquire, Regardie's, Outside, Philadelphia Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and other newspapers. Jaffe was born and raised in Philadelphia and began his journalism career with the Rutland (Vermont) Herald. He is the co-author of Dream City: Race, Power and the Decline of Washington, D.C. He lives in Clarke County, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughters. Tom Sherwood is a reporter for NBC4 in Washington, specializing in politics and the District of Columbia government. Tom also is a commentator for WAMU 88.5 public radio and a columnist for the Current Newspapers. Tom has twice been honored as one of the Top 50 Journalists in Washington by Washingtonian magazine. He began his journalism career at The Atlanta Constitution and covered local and national politics for The Washington Post from 1979 to 1989. He is the co-author of Dream City: Race, Power and the Decline of Washington, D.C. A native of Atlanta, he currently resides in Washington, D.C. and has one son, Peyton.

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Genre: History
Author: Harry S. Jaffe
Publisher: Argo-Navis
Release: 2014-04-01
File: 491 Pages
ISBN-13: 0786755938

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Papoose finds out being on the streets of DC are not exactly what she'd expected. She learns when you play the game, the game may eventually play you. Papoose's journey leads her on a vicious cycle, but she's determined to clear her path. On this journey Papoose encounters love, betrayal, and loyalty and finds it can be the price one pays when you're addicted to the life style of the streets.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: S. Pam Gordon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release: 2013-04-29
File: 82 Pages
ISBN-13: 1484846419

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Liberated from a primitive world, Darya leaves a throne of luxury for a new life among the stars. Warned of the perils from her friend and trusted mentor, she tackles the dangers without hesitation. Using black market technology and Elizabeth's knowledge, the adventure begins with much needed combat training on an incredibly hostile planet. Between the League of Free Worlds and the Fabrini Hive Empire, life as an outlaw is far from being easy. In order to make a living among the stars, Darya's goal in gaining a starship and recruiting a competent crew, turns into a unique challenge among the various life forms from all over the galaxy. Since both major galactic governments have Darya and Elizabeth on a shoot-to-kill list, they need more than subterfuge and spy techniques to survive. New identities, new allies and a need for credits send them on a journey into Elizabeth's past crimes, collecting on old debts and favors alike. While the results are highly rewarding, the consequences for their successes are just as deadly!

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Author: Daniel A. Roberts
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2017-03-10
File: 308 Pages
ISBN-13: 1544252137

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NEW 2nd Edition (10-16-13) of best selling book that described a superstorm hitting Atlantic City and New York City -- exactly one week before Sandy. Just one of dozens of scenarios in this amazing book. Find out the other forecasts. Rave reviews from experts and Amazon readers. Fully updated and revised. New Introduction by Governor Christine Todd Whitman. For 6,000 years sea level has changed little. Now it it has started rising again, moving the shoreline too. In clear, easy-to-understand language, this book explains: * The science behind sea level rise, plus the myths and partial truths used to confuse the issue. * The surprising forces that will cause sea level to rise for 1,000 years, as well as the possibility of catastrophic rise this century. * Why the devastating economic effects will not be limited to the coasts. * Why coastal property values will go "underwater" long before the land does, perhaps as early as this decade. * Five points of "intelligent adaptation" that can help individuals, businesses, and communities protect investments now and in the future.

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Genre: Climatic changes
Author: John Englander
Publisher:
Release: 2012
File: 219 Pages
ISBN-13: 0615637957

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Alone, broke, with only the street smarts gleaned from her addict parents, sixteen-year-old Leah Grace huddled in an abandoned trailer. Now that she had escaped, how to survive? How to reach her secret and impossible dream? Comfort, answers, and healing arrive on four hooves, four paws, two flippers and a fluked tail. Join her journey where misfit friends redeem each other with a language universally known.

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Author: Vicky Kaseorg
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Release: 2016-08-02
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 1535374101

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'Life is one big road with a lot of signs, signs and more signs you've got to make up your mind to face reality all the time.' Badmarsh & Shri/Tenor Saw/Bob Marley Shiraz is a newly appointed Police Community Support Officer who discovers the body of an Asian prostitute Mandy in a skip in West Richardson Street, High Wycombe. The investigations lead him to a local taxi driver Asif and a journalist Stacy who works for a local newspaper. Running alongside this is the story of Anna the daughter of a furniture worker in High Wycombe in 1913 and her adventures during these heady times in the town's history. In the background is the spectre of the Assassin whose agenda of racial terrorism drives the story to a profound climax. West Richardson Street is about the past and the present histories of High Wycombe. About lives lost over pieces of dirt and how particular roads and areas of the town resonate with dark and unspoken tales. It's about placing the arrival of Asian and African Caribbean people to Buckinghamshire in a historical context and making them part of this history rather than existing outside of it. West Richardson Street looks at the town throughout the ages but in particular before the war where the furniture industry in High Wycombe was at its height, the early eighties where there were riots and finally 2007 and the paranoid times after the 2006 terror raids. 'The lie was powerful. It had wrapped itself over the Chiltern Hills and the fabric of the County. It was embedded into the DNA of the mighty and the powerful and covered up a multitude of sins.'

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Saqib Deshmukh
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2014-09-29
File: 150 Pages
ISBN-13: 149497665X

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Tired of being passed over for promotions and fed-up with her lackluster relationship, KC Burke quit her job and dumped her boyfriend in one foul swoop. Now, with no job to report to and no place to live she must say goodbye to her beloved conservative Irvine, California and pick up the pieces at the only place available -her mom and dad's house in liberal Santa Cruz, California.Looking down her nose at the locals while keeping her parent's organic foods business at arms length, KC yearns for the day when she will have enough money to open her own architect firm - in Orange County, of course. But when the opportunity to restore the house of her childhood dreams presents itself, KC reluctantly dismounts her high horse and begins to open up to the possibilities Santa Cruz has to offer.Is the thrill of a new career path, the chance to reconnect with family and even the possibility of romance enough for KC to admit that under her stoic demeanor there's tie-dye running through her veins?

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Author: Karyn S Mendoza
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Release: 2011-12-24
File: 354 Pages
ISBN-13: 1096059738

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Many a mustache decorate men: Handlebars, Pierres, Horseshoes -- Zorros that look drawn with a pen. But Uncle Zucchini's is the grandest of all. With no end or beginning, it could fill up a hall! Join Pearl and Benny as the mustache they explore. You'll have the time of your life -- you'll laugh like never before! Join Little Pearl and Benny as they get to know Uncle Zucchini and witness the wondrous things he can do with his amazing, infinite mustache. With lively artwork by illustrator Vladik Sandler, rhyming text, and mustache cutouts, this book will have kids and mustache aficionados alike crying with glee.

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Author: S Shaked
Publisher:
Release: 2016-12-10
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9659257082

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This book is about a way of life in the USA, characters of different people, remembrances of events in the USSR, some political and social studies.

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Author: Leonid S. Pereplyotchik
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2016-09-23
File: 460 Pages
ISBN-13: 1535599499

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