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Scorpion Down

Author : Edward Offley
ISBN : 0465051855
Genre : History
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Offers a detailed view of the U.S.S. Scorpion, a nuclear submarine, and its sinking on Memorial Day, 1968, by a Soviet submarine, the exact circumstances of which were covered up by the United States government.
Category: History

Scorpion Down

Author : Edward Offley
ISBN : 1602521573
Genre : History
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Here's the payoff when a veteran military affairs correspondent spends almost a quarter century investigating one of the greatest mysteries in U.S. Naval submarine history. A meticulously researched, gripping narrative that draws you in with the first sentence. —Douglas Waller, author of Big Red: Inside the Secret World of a Trident Nuclear Submarine. The loss of the nuclear submarine USS Scorpion on Memorial Day, May 27, 1968, has been commemorated by an American admiral as one of the greatest unsolved sea mysteries of our era. After the sub failed to return to port following a routine three-month Mediterranean deployment, a frantic search ensued. Nine days later the Navy announced that the submarine and the ninety-nine crewmen on board were presumed lost. In this stunning work of investigative journalism, Ed Offley reveals that the U.S. Navy knew from the very beginning that the Scorpion had been sunk by the Soviets. He tells the dramatic story of a secret battle that could have brought about World War III, and he conclusively demonstrates that the Navy's official story about the Scorpion incident— from the frantic open-ocean hunt for the wreckage to a Court of Inquiry's final conclusions—is nothing more than a carefully-constructed series of lies.
Category: History

Black Scorpion

Author : Jon Land
ISBN : 9781466832169
Genre : Fiction
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The next adventure of The Seven Sins' Michael "The Tyrant" Tiranno, Jon Land's Black Scorpion is a pulse pounding action-thriller as he takes on a worldwide human trafficking cabal. Five years have passed since Michael Tiranno saved the city of Las Vegas from a terrorist attack. And now a new enemy has surfaced in Eastern Europe in the form of an all-powerful organization called Black Scorpion. Once a victim of human trafficking himself, the shadowy group's crazed leader, Vladimir Dracu, has become the mastermind behind the scourge's infestation on a global scale. And now he's set his sights on Michael Tiranno for reasons birthed in a painful secret past that have scarred both men. Already facing a myriad of problems, Michael once more must rise to the challenge of confronting an all-powerful enemy who is exploiting and ravaging innocents all across the globe and has set nothing less than all of America as its new victim. Black Scorpion has also taken the woman Michael loves hostage: Scarlett Swan, a beautiful archaeologist who was following the dangerous trail of the origins of the ancient relic that both defines and empowers Michael, a discovery that could change history and the perception of mankind's very origins. With the deck and the odds stacked against him, Michael must come to learn and embrace his true destiny in becoming the Tyrant reborn as a dark knight to triumph over ultimate evil and stop the sting of Black Scorpion from undermining all of the United States and plunging Las Vegas into chaos and anarchy. Writer/director Chuck Russell has been attached to The Seven Sins, an upcoming film based on a blended adaptation of The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending and Black Scorpion: the Tyrant Reborn. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

The Betrayal Of The Scorpion And Poet

Author : Wayne Madsen
ISBN : 9781312169005
Genre : History
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This book delves into the Cold War mysteries surrounding the fates of two ships: the USS Scorpion, a nuclear-powered submarine that sank in 1968, and the SS Poet, a U.S.-flagged Merchant Marine vessel that sank in 1980. You will be shocked at the depths of the cover-ups involving the two maritime incidents.
Category: History

The Prince And The Scorpion

Author : Dick Nelson
ISBN : 9781478741435
Genre : Fiction
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In the highly anticipated sequel to The Trojan Horse Conspiracy, Brad Tilsdale—former Navy SEAL, FBI agent, CIA operative, and now National Security Advisor to the President—expands his influence over the U.S. government’s clandestine operations, while a weak President looks the other way. As Tilsdale weaves his way through the Washington bureaucracy to head off a massive Al-Qaeda attack, his sharply etched character begins to evolve in sinister ways, revealing a dark and ruthless side of his personality. Tilsdale plots and schemes to protect the United States, often from itself. His unorthodox alliance with the two most influential women in Washington—a romantic triangle with treacherous implications—becomes a struggle for control of the nation’s Special Operations and clandestine services, exposing layer upon layer of personal agendas and an insatiable pursuit of power. In a final cataclysm of violence and duplicity, Tilsdale’s character emerges as a flawed hero who will kill without remorse in order to achieve his secretive goals, aided by a beautiful, powerful woman who is irresistibly drawn to his strength. The Prince and the Scorpion is a gripping, action-packed tale of political intrigue, assassination, and heroism—a tale that will leave the reader with an entirely new view of their government in Washington…and the people who manipulate it.
Category: Fiction

Scorpions

Author : Jerry G. Walls
ISBN : 9781620080382
Genre : Pets
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Scorpions is one reptile care book from the highly acclaimed Advanced Vivarium Systems series. The AVS series, founded and guided by herpetocultural pioneer Philippe de Vosjoli, is the #1 series on reptile care. From choosing a pet to selecting a veterinarian to feeding, housing, breeding, and more, these books deliver the most helpful and up-to-date information available on popular reptiles and amphibians kept as pets.
Category: Pets

Down And Dirty Pictures

Author : Peter Biskind
ISBN : 9781439127100
Genre : Performing Arts
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In this “dishy…superbly reported” (Entertainment Weekly) New York Times bestseller, Peter Biskind chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers who reinvented Hollywood—most notably Sundance founder Robert Redford and Harvey Weinstein, who with his brother, Bob, made Miramax Films an indie powerhouse. As he did in his acclaimed Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind “takes on the movie industry of the 1990s and again gets the story” (The New York Times). Biskind charts in fascinating detail the meteoric rise of the controversial Harvey Weinstein, often described as the last mogul, who created an Oscar factory that became the envy of the studios, while leaving a trail of carnage in his wake. He follows Sundance as it grew from a regional film festival to the premier showcase of independent film, succeeding almost despite the mercurial Redford, whose visionary plans were nearly thwarted by his own quixotic personality. Likewise, the directors who emerged from the independent movement, such as Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, and David O. Russell, are now among the best-known directors in Hollywood. Not to mention the actors who emerged with them, like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Ethan Hawke, and Uma Thurman. Candid, controversial, and “sensationally entertaining” (Los Angeles Times) Down and Dirty Pictures is a must-read for anyone interested in the film world.
Category: Performing Arts

The Triangle

Author : Mike Bara
ISBN : 9781948803175
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The Scorpion

Author : Ninos Piro
ISBN : 9780595382040
Genre : Fiction
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Marcus Pirelli was a man who found out that his work, as a bounty hunter didn't make a difference. Now as The Scorpion, he devotes his life to fighting crime and bringing evildoers to justice. Meanwhile, there is a new serial killer in Ocean City who is targeting city officials, a street war involving three rival mobs that is tearing the city apart, and there are suspicions of corruption in the police department. Can one man really change all that? With the help of his most trusted friends, a new aggressive district attorney, and his ability to track people down, The Scorpion provides the people of Ocean City with a new feeling optimism.
Category: Fiction

Shadow Of The Scorpion

Author : Neal Asher
ISBN : 9780330522113
Genre : Fiction
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Some secrets are too hard to bear . . . Following the human vs prador war, Ian Cormac signs up with Earth Central Security. He’s sent out to restore order on worlds devastated by alien bombardment. But he learns humanity can be far more dangerous – even those closest to him. Amidst the tragic ruins left by wartime atrocities, Cormac discovers in himself the cold capacity for violence. It’s a quality that’ll make him one of Earth’s top agents. Haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone, and the burden of losses he doesn’t remember, he’ll discover some hard truths. These will set him on a course of vengeance, where he’ll have to use all his hard-won skills just to stay alive. A standalone prequel to Neal Asher’s explosive Agent Cormac series.
Category: Fiction