"I Know It's Dangerous"

Why Mexicans Risk Their Lives to Cross the Border

Author: Lynnaire Maria Sheridan

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816528578

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Recounts the experiences of Mexicans who have risked their lives to cross the Mexico-America border, explaining how the thrill of taking that risk has become a motivator for border crossers.

And Dangerous to Know

Henry Gamadge #14

Author: Elizabeth Daly

Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press

ISBN: 1631940635

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Alice Dunbar was a very proper upper East Side woman with a very boring life. There is, in fact, absolutely no reason anyone can think of for Alice to go missing, and yet that’s exactly what she does, shortly after the death of an elderly aunt. Henry Gamadge thinks there’s more to the story, and as he tracks down Alice’s last trip, he turns up a secret life no one suspected. Originally published in 1949.

"I Know It's Dangerous"

Why Mexicans Risk Their Lives to Cross the Border

Author: Lynnaire Maria Sheridan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816527908

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Recounts the experiences of Mexicans who have risked their lives to cross the Mexico-America border, explaining how the thrill of taking that risk has become a motivator for border crossers.

The Ranulph Fiennes Collection: Captain Scott; Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know & Mad, Dogs and Englishmen

Author: Ranulph Fiennes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144477753X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

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Three of Sir Ranulph Fiennes acclaimed bestsellers in one eBook collection – his epic biography of CAPTAIN SCOTT (‘Fiennes own experiences allow him to write vividly and with empathy’ Daily Mail); his enthralling autobiography, MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW (‘The memoir of a supreme sportsman, an uber-earthling who could show the Martians a thing or two about what the best of us can achieve’ Financial Times); and the story of his unconventional, extraordinary family, MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN (‘History at its best and most approachable’ Country Life).

The Other Journal: Prayer

Author: The Other Journal

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621896315

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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Nothing embodies the mystery of faith quite like prayer. Although sometimes an elusive practice that may baffle and confuse, prayer is not otherworldly, for it is in prayer, in talking and listening to our infinite, loving creator, that we truly find our way in this world. In the twenty-first issue of The Other Journal, contributors consider the transformative mystery of prayer in all its questions and practicalities. They carefully think through intercessory prayer and prayerful political theology and what it means to commune with God and one another. They dance, laugh, and pray like fools. The issue features essays and reviews by Emmanuel Katongole, Erin Lane, Timothy McGee, L. Roger Owens, Andrew Prevot, Carl Raschke, and Lauren Smelser White; interviews by Kate Rae Davis, Ashleigh Elser, Jen Grabarczyk, and SueJeanne Koh with Sarah Coakley, Peter Ochs, Dominique Ovalle, and Richard Twiss; and fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry by Mary M. Brown, Kate Rae Davis, Denise Frame Harlan, Katie Manning, Tania Moore, Jillena Rose, Nicholas Samaras, and Robert Vander Lugt.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

Author: Dave Eggers,Guillermo del Toro

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547577435

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 498

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Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.

Cracked

Author: Eliza Crewe

Publisher: Eliza Crewe

ISBN: N.A

Category: Demonology

Page: N.A

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Meet Meda. She eats people. Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three men in suits show up. They can do what she can do. They’re like her. Meda might finally have a chance to figure out what she is. The problem? They kind of want to kill her. Before they get the chance Meda is rescued by Crusaders, members of an elite group dedicated to wiping out Meda’s kind. This is her chance! Play along with the “good guys” and she’ll finally figure out what, exactly, her “kind” is. Be careful what you wish for. Playing capture the flag with her mortal enemies, babysitting a teenage boy with a hero complex, and trying to keep one step ahead of a too-clever girl are bad enough. But the Hunger is gaining on her.

A Dangerous Fiction

A Mystery

Author: Barbara Rogan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622814

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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When a glamorous literary agent falls prey to a violent stalker, she discovers that the publishing biz can really be murder, for fans of The Spellman Files and Maisie Dobbs “Suspenseful . . . Barbara Rogan cleverly explores . . . our capacity for self-deception and weaves it into an absorbing mystery that keeps its secret until the very end.” —NPR Jo Donovan always manages to come out on top. Originally from the backwoods of Appalachia, she forged a hard path to elegant lunches and parties among New York City’s literati. At thirty-five, she’s the widow of the renowned novelist (and notorious playboy) Hugo Donovan, the owner of one of the best literary agencies in town, and is one of the most sought-after agents in the business. But all this is about to fall apart, as a would-be client turns stalker, a hack shops around a proposal for an unauthorized tell-all biography of Hugo, and a handsome old flame shows up without warning. Both a seasoned author and a former literary agent herself, Barbara Rogan knows the publishing world from all angles. Fans of Lisa Lutz and Jaqueline Winspear will adore Jo Donovan and Rogan’s wickedly sharp tale that skewers the dangerous fictions we read—and the dangerous fictions we tell ourselves.

Such Power is Dangerous

Author: Dennis Wheatley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448213851

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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. . . Once we have begun our operations there can be no turning back, but if you agree to join me I have no single doubt as to our success. What is your answer?' Hinckman stood up – his great chin jutted out and he threw his massive shoulders back as he replied: 'I guess this is the biggest proposition that's ever been put up, Lord Fortescue – but I'm your man!' Lord Gavin took his hand, a sudden fire leapt into his strange, cold eyes. 'Within a year,' he said softly, 'you and I will be the richest and most powerful men in the world.

A Dangerous Profession

A Book About the Writing Life

Author: Frederick Busch

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0312246080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Frederick Busch has an enduring love affair with great books, and here he brilliantly communicates his passion to us all. Whether expounding on Melville or Dickens, or celebrating Hemingway or O'Hara, he explains what literature can ineffably reveal about our own lives. For Busch, there was no other recourse save the "dangerous profession;" it was to be his calling, and in these piercing essays, he demonstrates that we as a culture ignore the fundamental truths about fiction only at our own peril. With keen ruminations that recall the critcs of yore- Edmund Wilson, Lionel Trilling, and Irving Howe-Busch, in this era of moral indirection, has revealed how the literature of our past is the key to our survival in the future.

Tall, Dark and Dangerous Part 2

Harvard's Education\It Came Upon A Midnight Clear\The Admiral's Bride\Identity: Unknown

Author: Suzanne Brockmann

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426806280

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Action, romance, and four more sexy Navy SEALS await in Part 2 of the Tall, Dark and Dangerous collection by New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann. Bundle includes Harvard's Education, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, The Admiral's Bride, and Identity: Unknown.

A Dangerous Fortune

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466674

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Epic in its scale, A Dangerous Fortune tells of the dramatic highs and lows of the wealthy Pilaster family from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett. A Tragic Accident 1866: at an exclusive school in Victorian England, a schoolboy drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath will have repercussions for decades to come . . . A Fierce Rivalry There on that fateful day were Hugh Pilaster and his older cousin Edward, heirs of a powerful banking dynasty with connections that reach from London to far-afield colonies. A Lethal Secret The cousins find themselves locked in a vicious competition for the top job at the bank. But the respectable veneer of the family, and even Victorian England itself, looks to shatter as the deadly event from their schooldays threatens everything the Pilasters have built.

Eternal Light

Author: Paul McAuley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575087978

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In the aftermath of an interstellar war an enigmatic star is discovered, travelling towards the Solar System from the galactic core. Its appearance adds a new and dangerous factor in the turbulent politics of the inhabited worlds as the rival factions - the power-holders of the ReUnited Nations, the rebels who secretly oppose their power, and the Religious Witnesses - all see advantages to be gained. But what awesome technology started the star on its journey half a million years ago - and why?

Shunned and Dangerous

Author: Laura Bradford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698137981

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Living in the small town of Heavenly, Pennsylvania, Claire Weatherly has come to admire the Amish for their wholesome, honest way of life. But she also knows that nothing is as simple as it seems—especially when murder disturbs the peace. Claire has always been game for a good puzzle, so when she hears that Mose Fisher has made one of his famous corn mazes, she can’t wait to walk the paths and test her skill. But she’ll have a much more serious puzzle to solve when, deep inside the maze, she discovers the body of Amish dairy farmer Harley Zook. It won’t be easy for Detective Jakob Fisher to investigate a murder on his own father’s farm—not after being shunned by the man for leaving the Amish community and becoming a cop. With Mose himself as a suspect, and old family secrets cropping up, it’s up to Claire to help catch the killer before she finds herself at a dead end.

Safe Living in a Dangerous World

An Expert Answers Your Every Question from Homeland Security to Home Safety

Author: Nancy Harvey Steorts

Publisher: Capital Books

ISBN: 9781931868440

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

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The former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission tells American families how to protect themselves from everyday accidents and international terrorism. Illustrations.

Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture E-Book

Author: Angela Hicks,John Hicks,Peter Mole

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044482

Category: Medical

Page: 420

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This exciting new edition of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture gives a clear, detailed, and accessible presentation of the main features of constitutional Five Element acupuncture. It covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. After examining the Elements themselves and the functions of the Organs, the book explores the basis of diagnosis in Five Element acupuncture, possible blocks to treatment and the treatment itself. It puts this style of treatment into the context of other styles of acupuncture treatment — especially Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is used in the West today. Features The Five Elements referred to in the title are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Gives a clear, detailed and accessible presentation of the main features of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture treatment. Covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. Includes an unambiguous description of the principle aspects of diagnosis within a system, ironing out inconsistencies often present in discussions of these aspects. This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and includes a new and improved colour page design. Quotes from the foreword to the first edition by Peter Eckman, San Francisco: "...the authors have shown how their approach can even integrate with TCM findings to treat patients more completely and rapidly. As the case histories illustrate, Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture is a style of practice that is second to none, and this innovative text is an excellent resource for learning it"

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

Updated and revised to celebrate the author's 75th year

Author: Ranulph Fiennes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848944403

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded a polar medal and an OBE. He has been an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, an explorer, a bestselling author and nearly replaced Sean Connery as James Bond. In his autobiography he describes how he led expeditions all over the world and became the first person to travel to both poles on land. He tells of how he discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the North Pole - the expedition that cost him several fingers, and very nearly his life. His most recent challenge was scaling the north face of the Eiger, one of the most awesome mountaineering challenges in the world. Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes OBE, 3rd Baronet, looks back on a life lived at the very limits of human endeavour. 'Even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped . . . compelling' - Time Out

The Samurai Conspiracy

A Story of Revenge by the Author of "The Junkyard Dog."

Author: Harlan Wygant

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469724359

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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This sequel to "The Junkyard Dog" takes place five years later. Brad Logan is now a homicide captain and must stop a gang of terrorists who have killed several prominent citizens. When Brad's wife is kidnapped by the gang, the hunt becomes more personal. When he becomes reckless in his investigation, he is suspended and must continue on his own. When he finally locates the terrorists he is involved in a life or death struggle with the man who thinks of himself as a Samurai.