Way Down in the Hole

Way Down in the Hole Author Ed Norris
ISBN-10 1627201440
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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Ed Norris' career arc was dazzling. He spent 20 years as a crime-fighting savant with the New York Police Department, rising from beat cop to deputy commissioner of operations at age 36. As police commissioner of Baltimore, he breathed life into a demoralized force that lowered the city's infamous homicide count for the first time in a decade. After the 911 attacks, he took over the Maryland State Police and pushed innovative anti-terrorism strategies that made him a national leader in the field. At the University of Virginia, they taught a graduate course about how his leadership techniques transformed one of the most violent cities in the country. He was the golden boy of law enforcement, a brash, larger-than-life figure with a taste for fine restaurants, bespoke clothing and fast motorcycles. Then it all came crashing down. An investigation into a little-known police expense account morphed into what many felt was a politically-motivated hit job by federal prosecutors. Corruption charges were spiced with lurid allegations of pricey dinners with women and gifts purchased at Victoria's Secret. Ed Norris protested his innocence, but landed in federal prison. Thus began the hellish ordeal that ultimately cost him his livelihood, reputation, health and marriage. This is the incredible story of America's most promising cop, the dark forces that brought him down and his long, emotional journey back from the abyss.

Pill City

Pill City Author Kevin Deutsch
ISBN-10 9781250110046
Year 2017-01-31
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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In 2015, Baltimore plunged into the worst American riots in recent history. In the chaos, two high school honor-roll students, “Brick” and “Wax, used their smarts, computer skills, ambition and gang connections to change the world of illegal drugs forever. With their gang associates, they looted pharmacies and robbed dealers, stealing over one million doses of prescription narcotics and heroin with a street value of more than $100 million. “Brick” and “Wax” were not going to sell drugs on corners; they used location-based technology and encrypted messaging software to dispatch ordered drugs via delivery drivers—an Uber-like service that eliminated street deals and easily tapped phones. They were soon supplying cities along the East Coast, creating a whole new class of opioid addicts with the FBI and DEA trailing in their wake. To ensure their supply of drugs did not run out, the teens formed an alliance with members of the Sinaloa cartel, headed by El Chapo. Veteran Newsday crime reporter Kevin Deutsch has been reporting on the ground in drug-ravaged neighborhoods for over a year. He’s seen the bodies. Across America, thousands are dying from opioid overdoses. This middle-class crisis has been well documented, but the inner cities, where families are being swallowed up by addiction, have been ignored. Deutsch brings us into this underworld, where social unrest and cutting-edge technology allow criminals to seed the next wave of dysfunction and despair.

You Can t Stop Murder

You Can t Stop Murder Author Stephen Janis
ISBN-10 1491009772
Year 2013-08-21
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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A murderous vigilante group named Black October guns down drug dealers – and a prominent politician. A psychopath stalks the corridors of city hall en route to a near deadly rendezvous with the mayor. A crazed sniper picks off half a dozen city police officers from the third window of an east Baltimore row home. Violent crimes in one of the country's most violent cities, and at the center of it all a single cop: Former Baltimore city homicide Lieutenant Stephen Tabeling. What he learned policing during the chaotic decades of 1960s and 70s are truisms about human nature, our propensity for violence, and what we can and cannot do to stop it. Wisdom he is now sharing as a literary epitaph to over six decades in law enforcement by recounting chilling tales of real cases that rocked the city of Baltimore to its core, and changed one man's life forever.Tabeling is joined by award winning investigative reporter Stephen Janis who has covered crime and corruption in Baltimore city for both print and television. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Why Do We Kill?: The Pathology of Murder In Baltimore.

Taking a Detour

Taking a Detour Author Dave Sandler
ISBN-10 1627200827
Year 2016-01-15
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher
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On a hot summer day in 2009, Dave Sandler's life took its biggest detour. He dropped dead on a softball field, but God was not ready to take him. Taking a Detour, describes the many health obstacles and professional challenges he overcame when a cure for cancer caused unforeseen-and catastrophic-health problems decades later. Each chapter is punctuated with important life lessons that will inspire and motivate readers to persevere through their most difficult challenges. "Dave really hits home with his journey of the ups and downs with his battle to get his life back to normal. It is a moving testimonial of just how much fight we all have within ourselves to overcome adversity." - Johnny Holliday, broadcaster for University of Maryland Terrapins and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network

The Wire

The Wire Author Tiffany Potter
ISBN-10 9780826438041
Year 2009-12-10
Pages 254
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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A collection of essays on a show that has taken the art of television drama to different heights.

A Good Month for Murder

A Good Month for Murder Author Del Quentin Wilber
ISBN-10 9780805098822
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
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Bestselling author Del Quentin Wilber tells the inside story of how a homicide squad---a dedicated, colorful team of detectives—does its almost impossible job Twelve homicides, three police-involved shootings and the furious hunt for an especially brutal killer--February 2013 was a good month for murder in suburban Washington, D.C. After gaining unparalleled access to the homicide unit in Prince George's County, which borders the nation's capital, Del Quentin Wilber begins shadowing the talented, often quirky detectives who get the call when a body falls. After a quiet couple of months, all hell breaks loose: suddenly every detective in the squad is scrambling to solve one shooting and stabbing after another. Meanwhile, the entire unit is obsessed with a stone-cold "red ball," a high-profile case involving a seventeen-year-old honor student attacked by a gunman who kicked down the door to her house and shot her in her bed. Murder is the police investigator's ultimate crucible: to solve a killing, a detective must speak for the dead. More than any recent book, A Good Month for Murder shows what it takes to succeed when the stakes couldn't possibly be higher.

Methland

Methland Author Nick Reding
ISBN-10 1608191567
Year 2009-07-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Crystal methamphetamine is widely considered to be the most dangerous drug in the world, and nowhere is that more true than in the small towns of the American heartland. Methland is the story of the drug as it infiltrates the community of Oelwein, Iowa (pop. 6,159), a once-thriving farming and railroad community. Tracing the connections between the lives touched by meth and the global forces that have set the stage for the epidemic, Methland offers a vital and unique perspective on a pressing contemporary tragedy. Oelwein, Iowa is like thousand of other small towns across the county. It has been left in the dust by the consolidation of the agricultural industry, a depressed local economy and an out-migration of people. If this wasn't enough to deal with, an incredibly cheap, long-lasting, and highly addictive drug has come to town, touching virtually everyone's lives. Journalist Nick Reding reported this story over a period of four years, and he brings us into the heart of the town through an ensemble cast of intimately drawn characters, including: Clay Hallburg, the town doctor, who fights meth even as he struggles with his own alcoholism; Nathan Lein, the town prosecutor, whose case load is filled almost exclusively with meth-related crime, and Jeff Rohrick, who is still trying to kick a meth habit after four years. Methland is a portrait of a community under siege, of the lives the drug has devastated, and of the heroes who continue to fight the war. It will appeal to readers of David Sheff's bestselling Beautiful Boy, and serve as inspiration for those who believe in the power of everyday people to change their world for the better.

Rick Dempsey s Caught Stealing

Rick Dempsey s Caught Stealing Author Johnathon Schaech
ISBN-10 1587674203
Year 2014-04-15
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher
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Rick Dempsey's Caught Stealing is a collection of fun, colorful and entertaining stories from one of the most entertaining characters in baseball. It's a book that brings back the magic of baseball to anyone who reads it—the magic Rick would bring to every stadium he ever played in. From bank robbing little league coaches to two world championships, Caught Stealing will surely entertain and hopefully inspire.“This book helps me remember, as an adult, why I love this beautiful game and the characters associated with it.” — Josh Charles (The Good Wife, Sports Night) "Caught Stealing manages to walk the fine line between fan and fanatic without straying to far into foul territory. It's everything about baseball that you were afraid to ask. A perfect book to pick up again and again." — David Duchovny (Californication, X-Files)

Thats Gotta Hurt

Thats Gotta Hurt Author David Geier
ISBN-10 1611689066
Year 2017-06-06
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Foreedge
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How advances in sports medicine help bridge the gap between the pros and the rest of us, and make sports and exercise safer

The Shadow Factory

The Shadow Factory Author James Bamford
ISBN-10 9780385528399
Year 2008-10-14
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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James Bamford has been the preeminent expert on the National Security Agency since his reporting revealed the agency’s existence in the 1980s. Now Bamford describes the transformation of the NSA since 9/11, as the agency increasingly turns its high-tech ears on the American public. The Shadow Factory reconstructs how the NSA missed a chance to thwart the 9/11 hijackers and details how this mistake has led to a heightening of domestic surveillance. In disturbing detail, Bamford describes exactly how every American’s data is being mined and what is being done with it. Any reader who thinks America’s liberties are being protected by Congress will be shocked and appalled at what is revealed here. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity Author C. S. Lewis
ISBN-10 0061947431
Year 2009-06-02
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC

Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC Author William Mervin Gumede
ISBN-10 9781848132597
Year 2008-05-15
Pages 494
Language en
Publisher Zed Books Ltd.
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As a spokesman for a country, a continent and the developing world, Thabo Mbeki plays a crucial role in world politics, but to many people he is an enigma. Is this simply because Mbeki is a secretive man, or are there complicated political factors at play? In this book, experienced journalist William Gumede pulls together the insights he has gained from years of reporting on the Mbeki presidency to create a sophisticated but readable account of South Africa's seat of power. He explores the complex position that Mbeki occupies - following in Nelson Mandela's footsteps, heading a party with roots as a liberation movement, and ruling an intensely divided country. Revealing the political and personal tensions behind the scenes, Gumede explains the forces that have created one of the world's most powerful and enigmatic leaders. Covering Mbeki's attempts to modernise the economy and kick-start an African Renaissance, and investigating his controversial stance on issues from AIDS to Zimbabwe, the book offers invaluable insights into the machinations behind political decisions that touch the lives of millions every day.

The Art of Crisis Leadership

The Art of Crisis Leadership Author Rob Weinhold
ISBN-10 1627201122
Year 2016-05-01
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher
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In today's turbulent world, the issue isn't if crisis will occur, but when. Do you know how to prepare for, navigate through and recover from crisis? Can you turn adversity into advantage? This book holds the key. In his decades on the core executive teams of the Baltimore Police Department, U.S. Department of Justice and for Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., Rob Weinhold learned a basic truism: the strengths and shortcomings of leaders are never more magnified than during life's most difficult times. Weinhold flourishes in this space. Now, as chief executive of the highly-respected Fallston Group, a Baltimore-based crisis management & communications firm that guides leaders at every level, Weinhold shares the secrets of how to survive, then thrive, when the stakes are at their highest. A recognized crisis leadership expert who has appeared regularly on CNN, Fox, MSNBC and other national news outlets, Weinhold narrates the stories of real people and companies beset by social media attacks, sex scandals, financial distress, civic riots, active shooter situations, data breaches, natural disasters and other calamities. With each authentic story, he offers unique, yet proven, advice designed to help leaders remain steadfast, focused and resilient.

COMLEX Level 2 PE Review Guide

COMLEX Level 2 PE Review Guide Author Mark Kauffman (DO.)
ISBN-10 9781449619183
Year 2010-10-25
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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COMLEX Level 2-PE Review Guide is a comprehensive overview for osteopathic medical students preparing for the COMLEX Level 2-PE (Performance Evaluation) examination. COMLEX Level 2-PE Review Guide covers the components of History and Physical Examination found on the COMLEX Level 2-PE The components of history taking, expected problem specific physical exam based on the chief complaint, incorporation of osteopathic manipulation, instruction on how to develop a differential diagnosis, components of the therapeutic plan, components of the expected humanistic evaluation and documentation guidelines. The final chapter includes case examples providing practice scenarios that allow the students to practice the cases typically encountered on the COMLEX Level 2-PE These practice cases reduce the stress of the student by allowing them to experience the time constraints encountered during the COMLEX Level 2-PE. This text is a one-of-a-kind resource as the leading COMLEX Level 2-PE board review book. Offers practical suggestions and mnemonics to trigger student memory allowing for completeness of historical data collection. Provides a method of approach that reduces memorization but allows fluidity of the interview and exam process. Organizes the approach to patient interview and examination and provides structure to plan development. Describes the humanistic domain for student understanding of the areas being evaluated."

House of Bush House of Saud

House of Bush  House of Saud Author Craig Unger
ISBN-10 0743266234
Year 2004-03-19
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Newsbreaking and controversial -- an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security. House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without being questioned by U.S. intelligence? The answer lies in a hidden relationship that began in the 1970s, when the oil-rich House of Saud began courting American politicians in a bid for military protection, influence, and investment opportunity. With the Bush family, the Saudis hit a gusher -- direct access to presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. To trace the amazing weave of Saud- Bush connections, Unger interviewed three former directors of the CIA, top Saudi and Israeli intelligence officials, and more than one hundred other sources. His access to major players is unparalleled and often exclusive -- including executives at the Carlyle Group, the giant investment firm where the House of Bush and the House of Saud each has a major stake. Like Bob Woodward's The Veil, Unger's House of Bush, House of Saud features unprecedented reportage; like Michael Moore's Dude, Where's My Country? Unger's book offers a political counter-narrative to official explanations; this deeply sourced account has already been cited by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer, and sets 9/11, the two Gulf Wars, and the ongoing Middle East crisis in a new context: What really happened when America's most powerful political family became seduced by its Saudi counterparts?