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Policing The Old Mojave Desert

Author : L. A. "Buzz" Banks
ISBN : 9781483413150
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Oh lucky reader, on these pages, you will be looking over 'Buzz' Banks shoulder as he performs old fashioned police work in the rarefied High Desert of the Victor Valley, CA. back when a CHP Officer had to manage pretty much on his own, with thin technical support and far away resources. These early CHP fellows were true pioneers when it came to using plain common sense, and their personally acquired, human behavior knowledge. Buzz was a fine family man, cop, courageous, loyal to his oath, honest, and a friend to all he knew. Reading this first person account, will transport you to a time that many would trade for today's overly sanitized and impersonal law enforcement presence. He was the kind of cop that folks would wave to when he passed, children would consider him their protector, and adults respected him for his fairness and big heart. Buzz was the real deal, and all who follow in his footsteps will be the wiser if they adopted a smidgen of his persona. David C.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Mojave Desert

Author : John Swisher
ISBN : 0738502197
Genre : History
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A vast land of mineral wealth, eerie beauty, and countless contrasts, the Mojave Desert joined the Union of the United States on September 5, 1850, and became part of the new San Bernadino County three years later. A massive, parched region, its varied terrain rolls eastward from the Antelope Valley to the Colorado River. The nation's highest temperature on record occurred in this region; on the other extreme, the freezing winters here shroud the land in ice and snow. This thirsty expanse climbs to over 4,000 feet, with a great number of different wildlife forms making their homes among the hills. Featuring over 200 evocative and illustrative images, The Mojave Desert is an entertaining and educational source of information about the area and its unique history.
Category: History

Meet Me For Murder

Author : Don Lasseter
ISBN : 9780786038541
Genre : True Crime
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Hopeful beauty Kristi Johnson, 21, thought she was auditioning to model for a James Bond promotion. Following the directions of the man who approached her in a shopping mall, she drove to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills with a black mini-skirt and stiletto heels. Weeks later, Kristi's body was finally photographed - by the county coroner. Her partially clad body had been found on a slope off Skyline Drive. Not one iota of forensic evidence was recovered. All investigators had was another Hollywood dream gone nightmare. But what seemed like a dead end soon found its lucky break. Responding to news reports about Kristi's murder, calls from women came pouring in - all of them victims of bogus modelling gigs. One composite sketch later, Victor Paleologus, 40, already on parole for sexual assault, was taken in custody. Halfway through his sensational trial, Paleologus stunned everyone by entering a guilty plea and was sentenced to 25 years to life.
Category: True Crime

Dark Side Of The Badge

Author : Joseph Pinkney
ISBN : 9781468950977
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Derek Kompare
ISBN : 9781444341522
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 67.51 MB
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There are certain films and shows that resonate with audiences everywhere—they generate discussion and debate about everything from gender, class, citizenship and race, to consumerism and social identity. This new ‘teachable canon’ of film and television introduces students to alternative classics that range from silent film to CSI. Since its debut in September 2000, CSI’s fusion of cinematic spectacle, forensic pathology and character drama has regularly drawn in tens of millions of viewers around the world This original new study investigates CSI’s cultural importance, both for the media industry and for the criminal justice system itself, exploring its formal and narrative style, and its impact on media culture CSI provides a model for studying how genre, narrative, industry concerns, and the broad 'public life' of a television series contribute to our understanding of the nature and function of contemporary popular television
Category: Performing Arts

Fact And Fiction

Author : Dennis J. Carroll
ISBN : 9781465385338
Genre : Fiction
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My non-fiction is primarily drawn from childhood memories of Yulan, New York, a hamlet in Sullivan County, during the late 1950s and early 60s. They are anchored in a clarity dictated by subjects illustrating and implying specific points. I consider writing an important and responsible act, part skill, part art, but always an enjoyable activity as seen through the lens of time and memory. In reading fiction, I have always been most interested in character-driven, as opposed to, plot-driven stories. Consequently, my written fictive efforts generally reflect this preference. My characters are drawn both from my experience as well as from my imagination. Their conflicts, characteristics, as well as, the way they speak, act and see themselves, stem from experience and imagination as well. These characters are generally hybrids of more than one person, either female or male, often functioning in their everyday environments. Some are soldiers, lawyers, police officers, teachers, photographers, painters . . . functioning within varied settings from urban to rural often reflecting a blue-collar nuance and culture. The plots of my stories function to support the stories that the characters tell: the natural friction between daughters, mothers, fathers, sons, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives generally complicated by changes in their livessometimes major, other times minorthat cause them to confront those around them as well as themselves. From philandering spouses, to selfish, incompetent or overindulgent parents, or individuals who discover that their lives must change. These plots, linear as well as cyclical, reflect the human drama of strength, weakness, doubt, certainty, moral choices and consequences, love, hate, fear, hope, anxiety, despair and happiness. She stepped over the puddles and around the mud along the driveway to the mailbox by the rutted road out front. Efforts like thisalong with things like thunder and lightning storms, which terrified her, as well as woodchucks and raccoons prowling around all-night, which kept her on edgereminded her that she was not a country person. Still, for the last few weeks, the culmination of months of study, their place in Manhattan hadnt worked. She had needed the tranquility of this remote house, in the Catskills, where she had spent her summer tomboy childhood. Franca walked slowly back to the house and retraced her footprints as she flipped through the handful of mail. One return address, New York State, Certification and Licensing Unit, caught her attention, and she tore it open with her finger: From Black Still Water She climbs the three steps in front of the local high school and remembers sitting on the wide stone slabscoffee in one hand, a cigarette in the otherwaiting for her little girl to finish her dancing class on countless Saturday mornings, but the memory quickly disintegrates when she opens the large steel door, and it clangs shut after her. The escaping music is deafening; vibrations pound against her chest, and in the sudden, overpowering darkness, she finds it hard to breathe. Slowly her eyes adjust, and she makes out the dancing figures through the white smoke generated from behind the jungle of gigantic speakers and amplifiers, off in the distance. She hugs the wall, inches her way along searching and her breathing slowly returns to normal. From: Dancer Standing by the sink, looking out over the lake, Jaime listens to the sounds floating up from the basement, work noises: the hammer striking nails homeone, two three . . . four, occasionally punctuated by the high-pitched whine of the power saw and the slap of discarded wood as it falls to the tile floor. All day, he works, non-stop, framing it out, refusing lunch a couple of hours ago, and now it is almost three in the afternoon. Tonight, after working a four-to-twelve at the uti
Category: Fiction

What Do I Read Next 2002

Author : Neil Barron
ISBN : 0787652954
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contains descriptions of 1,201 books in nine fiction genres published in late 2001 and 2002, each including the author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, subject, plot summary, and lists of reviews and other books by the same writer; arranged alphabetically by author in each genre section.
Category: Literary Criticism

Frank Zappa

Author : Barry Miles
ISBN : 9781782396789
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Barry Miles knew Frank Zappa intimately and was present at the recording of some of his most important albums. This sparkling biography brings the Zappa the musician and composer, Zappa the controversialist and Zappa the family man (despite his love of groupies, he was married for more than 30 years) together for the first time. Barry Miles' biography follows Zappa from his sickly Italian-American childhood in the 1940s (when his father, Frank senior, worked for the US military and was used to test the efficacy of new biological warfare agents) to his death from cancer in the 1990s. Miles shows how Zappa's goal had been to become a classical composer, until he realised that he would starve to death pursuing this ambition in post-war America. In an effort to make music people would actually listen to, in the mid-1960s he joined a noisy new band called 'The Mothers of Invention'. Before long, Zappa had taken over as singer, song writer and lead guitarist and together they exploded on to the San Francisco freak scene. Following the release of recordings such as Freak Out, Absolutely Free, We're Only In It For the Money and Hot Rats, Zappa's reputation in the United States and in Europe, especially the UK, Germany and Holland, took off. When the Berlin wall fell, Frank was surprised to learn that his extravagant music embodied sixties liberty for a generation of dissidents (including Vaclav Havel, who invited Zappa to be his minister for culture). Frank Zappa is an authoritative and hugely enjoyable portrait of a singular man and a vivid evocation of the West Coast scene.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


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ISBN : WISC:89067469288
Genre : Antisemitism
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The New Yorker

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