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Holloway S Raiders

Author : Captain E. R. Walt
ISBN : 1495810283
Genre : Political Science
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More than fifty years ago Dallas was under assault from hoards of vicious armed robbers with a penchant for violence. Police Lieutenant H.C. Holloway carried scars from a wild gun-battle with one of those criminals and a consuming hatred for them all. He devised a plan to hide shotgun armed offi cers inside likely targets with orders to shoot them down on sight. For more than two decades the unit he formed for that purpose made war on armed robbers with bloody and brutal effectiveness. They were called "Holloway's Raiders." This is their story.
Category: Political Science

The Hall Street Shoot Out

Author : Captain E.R. Walt
ISBN : 1456809431
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On a pleasant Monday evening in September of 1969, twenty-six year-old Johnny Lee Thomas excused himself from his familys dinner table, picked up a pump shotgun and announced that he was going huntingalone. Seconds later he stepped out of his house and shot sixteen-year-old Aljewel Wesley in the face as she sat on her own front porch listening to records with her boyfriend and grandmother. That was but the first shot in what would shortly become the biggest gunbattle in the 130 year history of the Dallas Police Department. Johnny Thomas continued to shoot at neighbors, friends, family members and passing motorists until the police arrived, at which point he ambushed and shot the first three officers on the scene. He then retreated to his house and held off an assault by a hundred or more determined police officers in a furious firefight that lasted more than an hour and involved hundreds if not thousands of rounds fired. Before the incident ended, ten persons would be shot, including four police officers and a TV cameraman; two would be killed, including the shooter himself. Authored by a participant and based upon official police documents, original newspaper articles and personal interviews with forty six of the hundred or so officers present, the book details the gunbattle from the first shot to the final barrage of gunfire that ended the shooters life and brought it to a close. It includes a listing of sixty-seven Dallas officers known to have been combatants or otherwise involved in the incident and details their location and participation as far as it is known. Also included is an analysis of the factors that contributed to the spectacular nature of the incident from departmental policies, procedures, equipment and tactics to the culture and tenor of the times. Chapters are also dedicated to the firearms used in the battle and an analysis of exactly who, among the many officers involved, was responsible for putting an end to Thomass rampagesomething that was never addressed in the original investigation. The concluding chapters cover the aftermath of the gunbattle from the neighborhood riots and arson fires to the truncated investigation and include a brief history of the Dallas Police Departments Tactical Division and the fundamental changes in the operation of that unit that were brought about by the affair on Hall Street. The book closes with an epilogue bringing the reader up to date on the major players in the drama.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jim Cirillo S Tales Of The Stakeout Squad

Author : Paul Kirchner
ISBN : 9781610046930
Genre : Social Science
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Since the publication of Guns, Bullets, and Gunfights in 1996, readers have pressed for a follow-up with more information on Jim Cirillo and his service with the New York City Police Department's Stakeout Unit. That book is finally here. Author Paul Kirchner was working with Cirillo on this biography at the time of Jim's untimely death in 2007. Kirchner draws on his extensive interviews with Cirillo, his family, friends, ex-partner Bill Allard and other SOU officers to create a vivid portrait of an affable and gregarious man who nonetheless was "the last man many armed robbers saw on this earth." In previously unpublished accounts, Cirillo describes in detail numerous stakeouts and sets the record straight about what he and the other SOU members actually accomplished on the streets of New York. Cirillo also talks about his early years as a street cop and his service with the NYPD Emergency Service Unit; his successes as a lifelong competitive shooter; his distinguished career as a firearms trainer; his unique relationship with Jeff Cooper; his carry guns and the guns of the SOU; and much more. Cirillo's unique voice and humor enliven every page, resulting in a fitting, lasting tribute to a legendary police officer, shooting instructor, gunfighter and raconteur.
Category: Social Science

Shooting To Survive

Author : Timothy D. Blakeley
ISBN : 0982774893
Genre : Firearms
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Shooting to Survive is a must-read guide for responsible civilians carrying concealed, law enforcement officers protecting communities, and military operators conducting combat missions. This is not only a book on shooting a pistol, but more importantly a book on fighting with a pistol detailing the reasons for the techniques. The techniques are designed around the response of the human body when experiencing a body alarm reaction. Shooting to Survive contains information from some of the best instructors throughout the United States and internationally in competitive shooting, private security, law enforcement SWAT, and military Special Operations. Volumes of information that would cost a great deal of money and fill a personal library are conveniently assembled in this one book to inform and educate you on how to fight with a pistol. Shooting to Survive is a 600-page book broken into easy-to-read sections that are conveniently organized providing an in-depth analysis. There are nearly 300 illustrations and over 1300 endnotes. The techniques in the book on fighting with a pistol apply to any brand including those with a decocker, grip safety, or manual safety. The book also contains detailed information about the internationally popular Glock pistols
Category: Firearms

Recipe For Life

Author : Mary Berry
ISBN : 9781405912860
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From Queen of Tarts to the nation's heart, Mary Berry shares her Recipe for Life. 'In the words of my father, my birth caused no end of trouble...' From the moment she came into the world - two weeks early, throwing her parents' lives into disarray - Mary has gracefully but firmly done things her own way. Born in 1935, in the city of Bath, Mary's childhood was a curious mix of idyllic picnics and ramblings, and alarming air raids; of a spirited and outdoorsy home life and a dreaded school existence. All nearly cut horribly short by an almost fatal bout of polio when she was thirteen, which isolated Mary in hospital, away from beloved family and friends for months. Recovery saw her turn to her one true passion - cookery. And so began a love affair that has - so far - spanned six remarkable decades; from demonstrating ovens in the early 1950s to producing glossy food magazines in the 60s and 70s, gradually becoming the country's most prolific and - many would say - best loved cookery writer. Until her emergence in the 21st century as a TV sensation and style icon on the Great British Bake Off. As a working mother, at the heart of a busy household, Mary became an expert at the art of juggling, even bringing her working life into her home with her Aga school. And there have been challenges, one terrible tragedy and many joys along the way. In this touching, evocative and fascinating memoir, we accompany Mary on her journey of nearly eighty years; a life lived to the full, with a wicked sense of fun and an eye for the absurd, it is the life of a delightfully traditional but thoroughly modern woman. Fans of The Great British Bake Off can't wait to get their hands on Mary Berry's Recipe for Life. Born in 1935, Mary has been teaching Britain how to cook for over half a century. Her far-reaching culinary career has taken her from recipe tester, cookery editor, author and entrepreneur to TV personality. Mary lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband Paul.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gun Violence In America

Author : Alexander DeConde
ISBN : 1555535925
Genre : History
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Few social issues have produced more exaggerated claims and contention among Americans than the struggle to control gun violence. Fueling the emotional fire in debates between firearm groups such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun control advocates is the dispute over the importance of guns in American culture. Is the fondness for firearms truly part of a venerable American tradition, one to be observed with very few limits? In this fascinating inquiry, Alexander DeConde delves into the myths and politics regarding gun keeping, as well as the controversies over gun use, crime, and policing from the early days of the republic to the present. DeConde explains why the United States, with all its resources, fails repeatedly to confine gun violence to the same low levels achieved by other advanced democracies.
Category: History

Straight Talk On Armed Defense

Author : Massad Ayoob
ISBN : 9781440247545
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In Straight Talk on Armed Defense: What the Experts Want You to Know, Massad Ayoob and the nation's leading experts on personal protection, self-defense and concealed carry deliver authoritative guidance from their areas of expertise and personal experience. In chapters by distinguished authors hand-picked by Massad Ayoob: John Hearne takes us "inside the defender's head" and reveals the most effective route to train and prepare for self-defense incidents. Dr. Anthony Semone discusses post-shooting trauma and necessary steps to develop resilience and symptom reduction following a deadly force event. Dr. Alexis Artwohl explains why understanding how the mind operates is critical to surviving an attack and the legal and emotional challenges that follow. Dr. William Aprill describes "the face of the enemy" to help us understand violence and those who traffic in it. Craig "Southnarc" Douglas details the conditions present during the typical criminal assault and how to incorporate those conditions into your training. Massad Ayoob discusses power, responsibility and the armed lifestyle. Tom Givens underscores the importance of finding relevant training, through case studies of his own students involved in armed encounters. "Spencer Blue," active robbery/homicide detective, reveals patterns that emerged during his investigations and describes the differences in tactics of citizens who won versus those who lost. Ron Borsch presents dozens of actual cases of armed and unarmed citizens single-handedly stopping mass murders in progress. Harvey Hedden provides insight and advice to guide lawfully armed citizens in interactions with law enforcement. Jim Fleming, Esq. describes the criminal trial process and how it plays out in a "righteous use of deadly force in self-defense" case. Marty Hayes, JD, provides the critical questions that must be asked to choose a reliable post-self-defense incident support provider. Get the straight talk on armed defense, from this unique compendium of the world's leading subject matter experts in lethal self-defense.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Deadliest Men

Author : Paul Kirchner
ISBN : 9781610046558
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Who were the greatest warriors of all time? This book profiles 50, including Myamoto Musashi, Jim Bowie and Geronimo, who faced overwhelming odds, survived terrible wounds, pulled off hairbreadth escapes and piled enemies in heaps. Their stories read like fiction but are all the more riveting because they are true.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Kill Or Get Killed

Author : Rex Applegate
ISBN : 0873640845
Genre : History
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This is the best and longest-selling book on close combat in history. Reprinted and in current use by the U.S. Marine Corps as an official training manual, it details methods of self-defense, offensive close combat, combat shooting and crowd-control techniques in riot situations. Colonel Rex Applegate is widely regarded as the father of modern close combat and combat shooting, and this book is considered the standard by which all other books on the subject are judged.
Category: History

Don T Call Me Hero

Author : Ray Villareal
ISBN : 1558857117
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ninth-grader Rawly Sanchez's life is hard--his brother is in prison, he works at his mother's restaurant to help make ends meet, he is failing algebra, and the girl he has a crush on does not know he exists--but when his dramatic and impulsive rescue of a wealthy celebrity from a flooded creek makes him famous, he does not know what to think about his newfound popularity.
Category: Juvenile Fiction