JET Renegade

Author: Russell Blake
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781976754241
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Jet must risk everything to foil a kidnapping that threatens a diplomat's daughter in the wilds of Africa.

Jet Escape

Author: Russell Blake
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519314857
Format: PDF, Kindle
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After a harrowing escape from a gun battle at a hilltop Colombian monastery, Jet must risk it all in order to evade pursuers as they hunt her and her loved ones across South America.

Jet Survival

Author: Russell Blake
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508907169
Format: PDF
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Jet - Survival is the eighth volume in the JET series, which picks up from where Jet - Sanctuary left off. From the squalid ports of Panama to the cartel infested jungles of Colombia, Jet, Matt, and Hannah must battle the most deadly adversaries yet if they are to survive.

Prison Noir

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617753319
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"Reading the fifteen stories in Prison Noir is a sobering experience. Unlike most claimants to that much-abused term, this is the real thing...The power of this collection comes from the voices of these authors, voices suffused with rage ("3 Block From Hell," by Bryan K. Palmer), despair ("There Will Be Seeds for Next Year," by Zeke Caligiuri), and madness ("Shuffle," by Christopher M. Stephen)." --New York Times Book Review "These are stories that resonate with authenticity and verve and pain and truth. Any collection edited by the National Book Award-winning author Oates (them; Blonde, Rape: A Love Story) deserves attention, but the contributors are deft and confident, and great writers without her imprimatur....Authentic, powerful, visceral, moving, great writing." --Library Journal, Starred review "A remarkable anthology of stories written by inmates of correctional institutions across America...Most importantly, this landmark volume amplifies the voices of the incarcerated." --Publishers Weekly, Starred review One of BookRiot's Must-Read Books from Indie Presses for 2014 "I gobbled it up. The voice in each piece is authentic...A fascinating read." --subTerrain Magazine "A strong compilation of prison literature, varied, well-written and not always what might be expected." --Reviewing the Evidence "No matter what side of the bars you live on, Prison Noir is worth doing time with." --Killeen Daily Herald "Readers will soak up every line...There is no doubt that readers from all walks of life, especially those less knowledgeable about life in prison, will appreciate Prison Noir." --Killer Nashville "This is a collection of stories that you will want to take your time with, savor, and probably reread a few times." --Jenn's Review Blog "There is an intensity and melancholy that shines through these fifteen short stories, all written by prison inmates incarcerated throughout the US, and edited by the inestimable Joyce Carol Oates." --A Lit Chick "Affecting, powerfully written and arresting literature. Well worth seeking out." --BRSBKBLOG Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective geographic range of the book. This anthology, with stories set in different prisons across the US, presents an absolutely new perspective on prison literature. From the introduction by Joyce Carol Oates: "The blood jet is poetry--these words of Sylvia Plath have reverberated through my experience of reading and rereading the stories of Prison Noir. In this case the blood jet is prose, though sometimes poetic prose; if we go a little deeper, in some chilling instances, the blood jet is exactly that: blood. For these stories are not "literary" exercises--though some are exceptionally well-written by any formalist standards, and artfully structured as narratives; with a single exception the stories are stark, somber, emotionally driven cris de coeur...We may feel revulsion for some of the acts described in these stories, but we are likely to feel a startled, even stunned sympathy for the perpetrators. And in several stories, including even murderers' confessions, we are likely to feel a profound and unsettling identification...There is no need for fantasy-horror in a place in which matter-of-fact horror is the norm, and mental illness is epidemic. Vividly rendered realism is the predominant literary strategy, as in a riveting documentary film." Featuring brand-new stories by: Christopher M. Stephen, Sin Soracco, Scott Gutches, Eric Boyd, Ali F. Sareini, Stephen Geez, B.M. Dolarman, Zeke Caligiuri, Marco Verdoni, Kenneth R. Brydon, Linda Michelle Marquardt, Andre White, Timothy Pauley, Bryan K. Palmer, and William Van Poyck.

Jet Forsaken

Author: Russell Blake
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540563156
Format: PDF, Mobi
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After months on the run, JET settles down, only to be delivered an unthinkable ultimatum she can't refuse: risk her life, or her family's. Spanning the globe, from Hungary to Israel to Azerbaijan, Jet must use every ounce of her skill if she is to survive. Another breathtaking installment in the JET series by a NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author.

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

Author: Elizabeth Hinton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674737237
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How did the land of the free become the home of the world’s largest prison system? Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: not the War on Drugs of the Reagan administration but the War on Crime that began during Johnson’s Great Society at the height of the civil rights era.

Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Author: Jr. Martin Luther King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535599818
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Original text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s open letter from jail, written in April 1963.

Dark Days

Author: D. Randall Blythe
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306823152
Format: PDF
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In 2010, a nineteen-year-old super-fan rushed the stage during a Lamb of God concert in Prague. To protect himself, singer Randy Blythe pushed the fan away. Unbeknownst to Blythe, the young man hit his head on the floor when he fell and later died from the injury. Blythe was promptly incarcerated on charges carrying a prison term of five to ten years. Thirty-seven days later, he was released on bail to await trial. Although legal experts told him not to return to the Czech Republic to face the charges, Blythe explained that he “could not run away from this problem while the grieving family of a dead young man searched hopelessly for answers that [he] might help provide.” After a five-day trial, he was acquitted on March 5, 2013. In Dark Days, Blythe tells the story of his incarceration and the wild life that led up to it. As he explains, “Most substance abuse books end with the author getting sober. My book starts there.”

Ten Days in a Mad House

Author: Nellie Bly
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1849895317
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This is the true story of reporter Nellie Bly, who pretends to be insane, and manages to get herself committed into an insane asylum in the USA. This revised second digital edition is a fascinating account, specially formatted for today's e-readers by Andrews UK.