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


Author : Philip Mould
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022832799
Genre : Lost works of art
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Category: Lost works of art

The Sleepers Almanac No 7

Author : Zoe Dattner
ISBN : 9781742702995
Genre : Short stories
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Every year, Sleepers assembles a motley crue of new and established (but mostly new - mostly never heard of) writers for their critically acclaimed collection of short fiction (with occasional miscellany): The Sleepers Almanac. This year sees new stories from people the eds had previously not heard of, including the incredibly talented likes of Isabelle Li and Julie Koh. But there are names that might be familiar, too, to those who love short stories: Brad Bryant, Pierz Newton-John, or Sian Prior, perhaps better known for her journalism, but proving that she knows how to wrangle a story too. What makes the Almanac different is its breadth. The Almanac, which focuses on new and emerging authors, is the result of a slush-pile read, where writers from all over the country have been encouraged to send in stories up to 10,000 words long.
Category: Short stories

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

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

Deep Sleepers A Tom Blake Thriller

Author : Adrian Wills
ISBN : 9788826008950
Genre : Fiction
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The truth hurts. But the lies are fatal. When a missing undercover agent resurfaces as the ringleader of a terrifying bomb plot, Special Forces veteran Tom Blake has to call on all his years of experience to avert a tragedy. With the hours and minutes ticking down, Blake, now working for the security service MI5, is thrown into a desperate race to save hundreds of innocent lives - and his own reputation. Deep Sleepers is a frighteningly plausible and topical, lightning-paced read. If you’re a fan of compulsive, gripping thrillers full of high-energy twists and turns, you’ll love the Tom Blake thriller series.
Category: Fiction

Flight Of The Eagles

Author : Gilbert L Morris
ISBN : 9781575679716
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Josh Adams, 14, awakes from a 50-year sleep. Ancient prophecy commands him and the other Sleepers to unite in battle against the evil priests, and combat the doubt that threatens their faith.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Happy Sleeper

Author : Heather Turgeon
ISBN : 9780399166020
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The science columnist for and a Mommy and Me counselor challenges the practices of popular sleep methods to outline mindfulness-based techniques for helping both babies and their sleep-deprived caregivers to sleep in healthy ways. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Family & Relationships


Author : Dayal Kaur Khalsa
ISBN : 0887764908
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 83.35 MB
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Reluctant to go to sleep, a young child lies in bed and recounts the ways other people and creatures go to sleep.
Category: Juvenile Fiction