Ashes to Ashes

Author: Richard Kluger
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307432834
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No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankind's most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail. Here for the first time, in a story full of the complexities and contradictions of human nature, all the strands of the historical process -- financial, social, psychological, medical, political, and legal -- are woven together in a riveting narrative. The key characters are the top corporate executives, public health investigators, and antismoking activists who have clashed ever more stridently as Americans debate whether smoking should be closely regulated as a major health menace. We see tobacco spread rapidly from its aboriginal sources in the New World 500 years ago, as it becomes increasingly viewed by some as sinful and some as alluring, and by government as a windfall source of tax revenue. With the arrival of the cigarette in the late-nineteenth century, smoking changes from a luxury and occasional pastime to an everyday -- to some, indispensable -- habit, aided markedly by the exuberance of the tobacco huskers. This free-enterprise success saga grows shadowed, from the middle of this century, as science begins to understand the cigarette's toxicity. Ironically the more detailed and persuasive the findings by medical investigators, the more cigarette makers prosper by seeming to modify their product with filters and reduced dosages of tar and nicotine. We see the tobacco manufacturers come under intensifying assault as a rogue industry for knowingly and callously plying their hazardous wares while insisting that the health charges against them (a) remain unproven, and (b) are universally understood, so smokers indulge at their own risk. Among the eye-opening disclosures here: outrageous pseudo-scientific claims made for cigarettes throughout the '30s and '40s, and the story of how the tobacco industry and the National Cancer Institute spent millions to develop a "safer" cigarette that was never brought to market. Dealing with an emotional subject that has generated more heat than light, this book is a dispassionate tour de force that examines the nature of the companies' culpability, the complicity of society as a whole, and the shaky moral ground claimed by smokers who are now demanding recompense From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ashes to Ashes

Author: Tami Hoag
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553579606
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A serial killer dubbed "The Cremator" for his habit of burning his victims engages in a lethal game with a former FBI agent who now works as an advocate for witnesses and victims. Reprint.

Burn for Burn

Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442440767
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Three teenaged girls living on Jar Island band together to enact revenge on the people that have hurt them.

Ashes to Ashes

Author: Harold Pinter
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802135100
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Devlin questions his wife Rebecca in his quest for the truth about her involvement with an abusive ex-lover

Ashes to Ashes

Author: Lyn Riddle
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 9780786019465
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Describes the murderous rampage of twenty-four-year-old Bobby Coulson, who burned his mother to death and then killed his father, two sisters, and brother-in-law, and the shocking family secrets that led to the crime.

Ashes to Ashes

Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144244083X
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Think Mary, Kat, and Lillia have nothing left to lose? Think again. The fiery conclusion to the Burn for Burn trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. They only meant to right the wrongs. It was about getting even. Burn for burn. But the fire they lit kept raging…Reeve ended up hurt, then Rennie ended up dead. Everything will turn to ash if they don’t stop what they started. But now that Mary knows the truth about what happened to her, will she want to? Secrets drew Lillia, Kat, and Mary together. The truth might tear them apart.

Ashes to Ashes

Author: Dale Andradé
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: 9780669200140
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Envisioned as a means of rooting out and destroying Vietnam's Communist underground, the Phoenix Program is examined in depth for the first time to reveal the facts behind a program that some praised as the best path to victory and others reviled as a pretext for murder.

Ashes to Ashes

Author: Melissa Walker
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062077368
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A timeless and romantic ghost story that will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. When Callie's life is cut short by a tragic accident in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, her spirit travels to another dimension called the Prism. Here she meets a striking and mysterious ghost named Thatcher, who guides her as she learns how to bring peace to those she left behind. But Callie soon uncovers a dark secret about the spirit world: some of the souls in it are angry, and they desperately want revenge. These souls are willing to do whatever it takes to stay on Earth, threatening the existence of everyone she ever cared about. Perfect for fans of Gayle Forman's If I Stay and Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, this thoughtful and suspenseful novel will have readers eager to read the sequel, Dust to Dust.

Blood Ties Book Three Ashes to Ashes

Author: Jennifer Armintrout
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460304918
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Being a vampire is a life-or-death situation. When I was first turned, I had only my survival to worry about. Now I'm locked in a battle for the existence of the entire human race--and the cards are definitely stacked against me. The Voluntary Vampire Extinction Movement headquarters are destroyed, and their pet horror, the Oracle, is on the loose. She'll stop at nothing to turn the world into a vampire's paradise, even if it means helping the Soul Eater become a god and harnessing his power for her own evil ends. An ancient vampire, a blood-sucking near deity and oh, yeah, my presently human former sire thrown into the mix. I say bring it on. May the best monster win.

Ashes To Ashes A Ministry of Curiosities Novella

Author: C.J. Archer
Publisher: C.J. Archer
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Charlie is gone, and Lincoln finds that Lichfield Towers offers no sanctuary. With reminders of her at every turn, and employees threatening to mutiny, he must try to find the murderer who is killing supernaturals on his own. And keep the murderer away from Charlie. When the strongman from the visiting Barnum and Bailey's circus is murdered, Lincoln suspects a link, but piecing together the clues becomes dangerous and difficult work. He can't afford to be distracted, yet he finds he can't concentrate fully on the task. Even worse, Seth's mother, the incomparable Lady Vickers, has come to stay. ASHES TO ASHES is a bonus novella-length story, told entirely from Lincoln's point of view. It is shorter than the rest of the books in the Ministry of Curiosities series.