Suck And Blow

Author: John Popper
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780306824050
Size: 15.39 MB
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In Suck and Blow, John Popper recounts his early days of musical discovery, shares a forthright assessment of his longstanding battle with obesity, and discusses a range of topics, including life as a gun enthusiast, the vibrant New York music scene of the late '80s and early '90s, his wide- reaching political views, and his romantic travails. Throughout these pages, Popper calls some musicians out, praises others, and talks about his successes and failures in a self-deprecating, laugh-out-loud voice. At the heart of it all is his love for the harmonica, which transformed him from a failing New Jersey high school student into a Grammy-winning musician. This memoir will captivate both steady supporters and newcomers alike, through his signature honesty, humility, and humor.

Blow

Author: Bruce Porter
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466876248
Size: 11.47 MB
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BLOW is the unlikely story of George Jung's roller coaster ride from middle-class high school football hero to the heart of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel-- the largest importer of the United States cocaine supply in the 1980s. Jung's early business of flying marijuana into the United States from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic turn when he met Carlos Lehder, a young Colombian car thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his native land. Together they created a new model for selling cocaine, turning a drug used primarily by the entertainment elite into a massive and unimaginably lucrative enterprise-- one whose earnings, if legal, would have ranked the cocaine business as the sixth largest private enterprise in the Fortune 500. The ride came to a screeching halt when DEA agents and Florida police busted Jung with three hundred kilos of coke, effectively unraveling his fortune. But George wasn't about to go down alone. He planned to bring down with him one of the biggest cartel figures ever caught. With a riveting insider account of the lurid world of international drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of one man's meteoric rise and desperate fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's life using unprecedented eyewitness sources in this critically acclaimed true crime classic.

Bud Lou

Author: Bob Thomas
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: UVA:X000651820
Size: 15.86 MB
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Biography of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, one of the greatest comedy teams of all time.

Four Trials

Author: John Edwards
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743244974
Size: 11.48 MB
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The North Carolina senator reveals the world of a trial lawyer as he describes some of his courtroom cases in which he won landmark settlements for clients harmed by negligent medical practitioners or corporate indifference.

Night Fall

Author: Nelson DeMille
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748109463
Size: 13.11 MB
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Five years after the horrific crash of TWA Flight 800 over Long Island which killed 230 people, John Corey is inadvertently caught up in the now-closed case by his FBI lawyer wife, Kate, who believes the government's findings of mechanical failure is wrong. The FBI don't take kindly to the case being looked into again and, as John Corey's instincts and investigations clearly show anomalies, he and Kate are sent off to the Yemen and Tanzania for a month or so each as punishment. On his return, John is not put off - he has ten days' leave. Ten days in which to avoid the FBI and to find that elusive video tape taken by two adulterous lovers on the beach which may - or may not - show a sea-to-air missile racing up to hit the TWA Flight 800... An exciting, edge-of-the-seat thriller - Nelson DeMille's best to date. www.nelsondemille.net

Chasing The Scream

Author: Johann Hari
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408857854
Size: 19.38 MB
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Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the war on drugs is not what we see on our TV screens. In Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari shares his discoveries through the riveting true stories he uncovered on a 30,000-mile journey – from the founder of the war on drugs who stalked and killed Billie Holiday, to a transgender crack dealer in Brooklyn, to the only country that has ever decriminalised all drugs, with remarkable results. You will never look at addiction – or our society – in the same way again.