Literary Outlaw The Life and Times of William S Burroughs

Author: Ted Morgan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393343243
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“Almost indecently readable . . . captures [Burroughs’s] destructive energy, his ferocious pessimism, and the renegade brilliance of his style.”—Vogue With a new preface as well as a final chapter on William S. Burroughs’s last years, the acclaimed Literary Outlaw is the only existing full biography of an extraordinary figure. Anarchist, heroin addict, alcoholic, and brilliant writer, Burroughs was the patron saint of the Beats. His avant-garde masterpiece Naked Lunch shook up the literary world with its graphic descriptions of drug abuse and illicit sex—and resulted in a landmark Supreme Court ruling on obscenity. Burroughs continued to revolutionize literature with novels like The Soft Machine and to shock with the events in his life, such as the accidental shooting of his wife, which haunted him until his death. Ted Morgan captures the man, his work, and his friends—Allen Ginsberg and Paul Bowles among them—in this riveting story of an iconoclast.

2011 National Gang Threat Assessment

Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614481555
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Gangs continue to commit criminal activity, recruit new members in urban, suburban, and rural regions across the United States, and develop criminal associations that expand their influence over criminal enterprises, particularly street-level drug sales. The most notable trends for 2011 have been the overall increase in gang membership, and the expansion of criminal street gangs' control of street-level drug sales and collaboration with rival gangs and other criminal organizations.

Encyclopedia of Western Lawmen Outlaws

Author: Jay Robert Nash
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1590775309
Format: PDF, ePub
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With over 1000 entries and 400 illustrations, this volume is the most fact-packed history of the west ever assembled. Bestselling crime historian Jay Robert Nash has left no stone unturned in his search for the gunmen, train robbers, gangs, desperadoes, range warriors, gamblers, and lawmen that roamed the frontier. Contrary to popular myth, the Wild West was not a glamorous land where chivalry and courage were the custom and a man died with his boots on. It was a land of incredible hardships—brutal weather, hunger and disease, and the constant threat of violent death. Everyone carried a six-shooter, neutrality was impossible, and violence unavoidable; lawmen and shooter, neutrality was impossible, and violence unavoidable; lawmen and outlaws lived side by side, and often there was no telling one from the other. Into this land came pioneers lured by promises of great fortunes, ex-Confederate soldiers embittered by the outcome of the war, greedy cattle barons, and merchant princes. It was truly an explosive mixture. Included in this volume are all the great Western legends—Billy the Kid, Jesse and Frank James, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Judge Roy Bean, "Wild Bill Hickock—and a host of lesser-known figures who, though they may have missed notoriety, were equally lethal. In addition to alphabetical listings, it offers two glossaries listing the lawmen and outlaws for quick reference, a wonderful photo and illustration appendix, and an extensive bibliography of books on the American West.

Notorious Outlaws

Author: Anita Yasuda
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1680776681
Format: PDF, ePub
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The expansion of the United States in the 1800s led to good fortune and success for some, and crime and lawlessness for others. Notorious Outlawsexplains how people like Butch Cassidy, Billy the Kid, and many more turned to a life of crime. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, maps, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Jolly Roger

Author: Patrick Pringle
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486147592
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fascinating study of 17th- and 18th-century piracy finds the lore about Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonney, and other marauders largely overblown. "Highly entertaining and well-documented." — The New York Times. 35 black-and-white illustrations.

Schlaflos in Manhattan

Author: Sarah Morgan
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 3956499379
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Nette Freunde, ein riesiges Apartment, ein toller Job. Die Liste der Dinge, die eine junge Frau in New York erreicht haben sollte, hat Paige in allen Punkten abgehakt. Bis sie plötzlich von der Karriereleiter stürzt. Auf einmal ist der beste Freund ihres Bruders der Einzige, der ihr Leben wieder in Ordnung bringen kann. Schon früher hat Paige vergeblich für den Draufgänger Jake geschwärmt - und je mehr Zeit sie mit ihm verbringt, desto klarer wird ihr, was auf ihrer New-York-Liste noch fehlt: die perfekte Liebesgeschichte ... "Dieses Buch ist großartig geschrieben, voller Liebe, Träumen und auch Drama. Herrlich!" ( "Ein romantisches Erlebnis." Publisherʼs Weekly "Herzklopfen in der Stadt die niemals schläft und ein super Roman. Einfach lesenswert" ReiseTravel "Romantiker finden in diesem Roman eine wunderbare Liebesgeschichte." Fränkische Nachrichten

In fremderen Gezeiten

Author: Tim Powers
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641083885
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Spannung, Spaß und Action pur – von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite Mitten in der Karibik gerät Jack Chandagnac ungewollt in ein Piratenabenteuer: Freibeuter entern sein Schiff und zwingen ihn, der Crew beizutreten! Kaum auf Jamaika angekommen, stürzt er sich als frischgebackener Pirat Jack Shandy in eine atemberaubende Voodoo-Expedition zu einem sagenumwobenen Jungbrunnen. Für Jack nicht nur ein Wettlauf gegen seine Konkurrenten, jede Menge Zombies und die englische Flotte – sondern vor allem gegen die Zeit: Seine Geliebte Beth schwebt in höchster Gefahr! Doch dann bekommt er es mit dem großen Blackbeard zu tun – und ein magischer Showdown beginnt ...