Author : Lorenzo Carcaterra
ISBN : 9781407059396
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, set against the unmistakable backdrop of New York City They were four boys who shared everything - the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York's West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired - a man nearly died and they were sent away to a reformatory school. There they suffered the worst abuse the guards could inflict on them. They were forever scarred by their experiences. Eleven years later two of them became killers for the mob. They met the ringleader of the guards who abused them - and shot him dead in front of several witnesses. No one thought they would see the outside of a prison again - but the four friends banded together once more and in one last, audacious stand brought their own vengeance to the courtroom. Sleepers was adapted into an award-winning film, featuring Hollywood stars Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro and Kevin Bacon. A moving and shocking coming-of-age story that is a must read for fans of the cult film, Stand by Me. Lorenzo Carcaterra was born in New York where he still lives. He was a reporter on the New York Daily News before he wrote A Safe Place. His second book, Sleepers, became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Alf Nussman
ISBN : 0822423669
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Billy Mason's quiet, simple life is interrupted one night by two dead men on his lawn, a body buried in a flower bed, and several desperate people speaking Russian.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


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Sleepers Moles And Martyrs

Author : Regina Bendix
ISBN : 8772899875
Genre : Political Science
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The symposium "Sleepers, Moles, and Martyrs: Secret Identifications, Societal Integration, and the Differing Meanings of Freedom" held in Reinhausen, 2002, formed the basis of this publication. Occasioned by the social, political and mass media discourses after the bombings of New York's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, an interdisciplinary group of scholars came together to explore the connotations and implications of the term "sleeper". The biographies of terrorist perpetrators are but one of many permutations of sleeper-like phenomena in late modern polities. Clandestine operatives of the state are sleepers, and both willing and unwilling victims of terrorism are discursively transformed from sleepers into martyrs. Starting with analyses of the discourses about sleepers in Part I-their historical antecedents, narrative employment, and semantic differentiation-Part II turns to the hidden or unspoken of aspects of the state, the challenge of fundamentalist terrorism to the modern political project and the tensions between neighbourly discourse, public display and the state. Part III juxtaposes changing depictions of Shiite martyrdom with the violence done to the term "martyr" within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In Part IV, cultural secrets encoded in memorials and public silences in academic discourse are addressed. The different cases assembled offer comparative materials and perspectives from the USA, France, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Spain, Iran, Israel, Istria and Sweden.
Category: Political Science


Author : Kirby White
ISBN : 9780980377507
Genre : Business & Economics
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Written for business owners and senior managers, this volume discusses ways of controlling business information and communication.
Category: Business & Economics

Sleepers 6

Author : Jacqueline Druga
ISBN : 9781618685544
Genre : Fiction
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On a spring day, while natural disasters rock the globe, almost two billion children disappear from the face of the earth. Of the few who remain, most are ravaged with a plague that turns them into mindless, murderous beings. The residents of Haven prepare for what they believe is the final battle against the Sleepers. Instead of running, they stand their ground and launch a huge offensive. The only problem they face is who–or what–will they be actually battling?
Category: Fiction

Sleepers 5

Author : Jacqueline Druga
ISBN : 9781618685520
Genre : Fiction
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On a spring day, almost two billion children disappear from the face of the earth while natural disasters rock the globe. Of the few who remain, most are ravaged with a plague that turns them into mindless, murderous beings. The Sleepers grow in numbers, massing together. They are deadly and more frightening–and they are starting to plan. Not only do the survivors have to face the deadly force beyond their fence–an even deadlier force lurks among them. As the battle begins, a new foe becomes a friend and a friend is now the enemy.
Category: Fiction

Sleepers 4

Author : Jacqueline Druga
ISBN : 9781618682581
Genre : Fiction
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On a spring day, 1.8 billion children disappear from the face of the earth and natural disasters rock the globe. Of those who remain, 90 percent are ravaged with a plague that turns them into mindless, murderous beings. When the walls of Grace crumble at the hands of the Sleepers, those who survive are forced to flee. They move east to beyond the Great Divide and find refuge in a former Juvenile correction facility in Ohio. The loss of their home is great, but even greater is the loss of one of their own. While they struggle to overcome their heartache, they still must prepare for the Sleepers. The Sleepers grow in numbers, massing together. They are deadly and more frightening, they are starting to plan. Not only do the survivors have to face the deadly force beyond their fence, unknowingly, an even deadlier force lurks among them.
Category: Fiction

Sleepers 3

Author : Jacqueline Druga
ISBN : 9781618682192
Genre : Fiction
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It has been a year and a half since a tragic event took the lives of the children and the Sleeper virus cascaded out of control causing those infected to be more deadly than any disease. Life is divided as what’s left of humanity struggles to divert extinction. Alex Sans leads a growing group of survivors who find sanctuary in a place they call Grace. It is a daily struggle to return to some sort of normalcy despite the dangerous world just outside their walls. They are succeeding, thriving and moving forward past their losses. Unfortunately, fate has dictated that man is not meant to survive ‘The Event’ and the Sleepers are to inherit the earth. Alex and the others face that reality as the Sleepers press closer to their gate and their semi-peaceful existence shatters. Sleepers 3 takes a surprising and dramatic turn as dark truths emerge, heroes rise to the occasion, and heartbreaking sacrifices are made.
Category: Fiction

The Sleepers Of Erin

Author : Jonathan Gash
ISBN : 9781472102959
Genre : Fiction
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You know things are going badly when you've been stabbed, hospitalized and arrested for a crime that, not only did you not commit, you actively attempted to prevent. Top that off with a pending appearance in court before a judge whose wife you know rather better than he does, and you start to think that visiting an ancient Irish tomb with a gang of ruthless villains sounds like a perfectly reasonable thing to do. All you have to do is to make sure that you don't end up joining the ancient Irish tomb's ancient Irish inhabitants. Nothing's ever that simple, though, is it? Not in my world, anyway. Women have a tendency to confuse matters and when you're dealing with a deranged scarecrow poet and an eastern European hit man whom you know for a fact has never been further east than Billericay in his entire life, things are confusing enough, don't you think?
Category: Fiction