Dreamland

The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Author: Sam Quinones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620402513

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.
Posted in Social Science

Thirteen Moons

Author: Charles Frazier

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 030736643X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2796

This magnificent novel by one of America’s finest writers is the epic of one man’s remarkable journey, set in nineteenth-century America against the background of a vanishing people and a rich way of life. At the age of twelve, under the Wind moon, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man, learning, as he does, of the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home. In a card game with a white Indian named Featherstone, Will wins – for a brief moment – a mysterious girl named Claire, and his passion and desire for her spans this novel. As Will’s destiny intertwines with the fate of the Cherokee Indians – including a Cherokee Chief named Bear – he learns how to fight and survive in the face of both nature and men, and eventually, under the Corn Tassel Moon, Will begins the fight against Washington City to preserve the Cherokee’s homeland and culture. And he will come to know the truth behind his belief that “only desire trumps time.” Brilliantly imagined, written with great power and beauty by a master of American fiction, Thirteen Moons is a stunning novel about a man’s passion for a woman, and how loss, longing and love can shape a man’s destiny over the many moons of a life. From the Hardcover edition.
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Doc Holliday

The Life and Legend

Author: Gary L. Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118130979

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 6392

"You can't beat this story for drama. . . . An omnibus of everything ever known, spoken, or written about Doc Holliday." -Publishers Weekly "An engagingly written, persuasively argued, solidly documented work of scholarship that will surely take its place in the literature of the Old West." -Booklist In Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend, the historian Gary Roberts takes aim at the most complex, perplexing, and paradoxical gunfighter of the Old West, drawing on more than twenty years of research-including new primary sources-in his quest to separate the life from the legend. Doc Holliday was a study in contrasts: the legendary gunslinger who made his living as a dentist; the emaciated consumptive whose very name struck fear in the hearts of his enemies; the degenerate gambler and alcoholic whose fierce loyalty to his friends compelled him, more than once, to risk his own life; and the sidekick whose near-mythic status rivals that of the West's greatest heroes. With lively details of Holliday's spirited exploits, his relationships with such Western icons as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, this book sheds new light on one of the most mysterious figures of frontier history.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Nanny's Homecoming

Author: Linda Goodnight

Publisher: Steeple Hill

ISBN: 9781459208551

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1525

After her fiancé calls off their wedding, Brooke Clayton has nowhere to go but home. If she can survive in the tiny Colorado town for a year, she'll fulfill the odd terms of her estranged grandfather's will. Turns out the wealthy businessman next door, handsome single father Gabe Wesson, needs a nanny for his sweet toddler—and Brooke needs a job. But Gabe sees Brooke as a reminder of the young wife he lost. Given their pasts, do they dare hope to fit together as a family…forever?
Posted in Fiction

The Athenaeum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Year Zero

A Novel

Author: Rob Reid

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345534514

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 2670

An alien advance party was suddenly nosing around my planet. Worse, they were lawyering up. . . . and In the hilarious tradition of The Hitchhikerandrsquo;s Guide to the Galaxy, Rob Reid takes you on a headlong journey through the outer reaches of the universeandmdash;and the inner workings of our absurdly dysfunctional music industry. and Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks itandrsquo;s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. and The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanityandrsquo;s music ever since andldquo;Year Zeroandrdquo; (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang. The resulting fines and penalties have bankrupted the whole universe. We humans suddenly own everythingandmdash;and the aliens are not amused. and Nick Carter has just been tapped to clean up this mess before things get ugly, and heandrsquo;s an unlikely galaxy-hopping hero: Heandrsquo;s scared of heights. Heandrsquo;s also about to be fired. And he happens to have the same name as a Backstreet Boy. But he does know a thing or two about copyright law. And heandrsquo;s packing a couple of other pencil-pushing superpowers that could come in handy. and Soon heandrsquo;s on the run from a sinister parrot and a highly combustible vacuum cleaner. With Carly and Frampton as his guides, Nick now has forty-eight hours to save humanity, while hopefully wowing the hot girl who lives down the hall from him. andldquo;Hilarious, provocative, and supersmart,and Year Zeroand is aand brilliant novel to be enjoyed in perpetuity in the known universe and in all unknown universes yet to be discovered.andrdquo;andmdash;John Hodgman, resident expert, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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Lyric's Accidental Mate

Iron Wolves MC

Author: Elle Boon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781523711932

Category:

Page: 200

View: 3407

A WOMAN IN NEED OF SAVING...A BADASS SOLDIER...A LOVE BEYOND REASON... Rowan would give his life to protect the woman he loves. Lyric is determined to save Rowan, even if it's from her own pack. A WOMAN IN NEED OF SAVING... Lyric Carmichael is a shifter in trouble. When a pack of rogue wolves attacks her, she knows she will have to fight for her life. Being a member of the Iron Wolves MC and a wolf shifter, she's used to fighting, with the odds stacked against her, she's not sure she'll make it out alive. A BADASS SOLDIER... Rowan Shade, a member of the Special Forces has fought many battles, so wading into the fight to save a gorgeous woman is second nature. Being bitten by Lyric in order to save him from a fate worse than death, and finding out there are supernatural beings, is one of the most erotic experiences of his life. He just hopes they live long enough to explore more of this new and wild world. A LOVE BEYOND REASON... As Rowan and Lyric explore their new relationship, the danger to the pack intensifies. When they find out one of their own has betrayed them, the strength of the entire MC is needed in order for them all to survive the upcoming battle.
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One Step Below the Angels

Author: Diane Whigham,Guy Phillip Maggio

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1583487468

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8540

When Kate arrived in Jackson, Wyoming she found a harsh wilderness and strangers seeking a new life. Those strangers became her neighbors and the land her home. She lived in the shadows of the Grand Tetons, just a scant distance from Yellowstone. The surroundings, the people, and the promise changed Kate as she changed their destinies. She raised the consciousness of the community while she raised her family. This bold new frontier and extraordinary beauty sets the stage for statehood. The epic story tells of the region's citizens and their eventual journey into the 20th century.
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Haunted

Author: Kay Hooper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0515153745

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9907

"When Deacon James's younger sister Melanie calls him, terrified, he goes to her aid in the small Georgia town of Sociable. What he finds is a scared young woman in the grip of what she insists is a paranormal nightmare--and murder. Two local men have been killed under mysterious circumstances. And Melanie is the prime suspect. Trinity Nichols left a high-stress job for quiet, small-town life. But news of the murders has left her--and the town--on edge, especially when there is nothing remotely ordinary about how the men died. And her investigation is yielding more than she bargained for, including a group of strangers who have descended on Sociable, some with abilities Trinity finds hard to believe, and agendas she refuses to trust. For some reason, they know a lot more than they should about what's happening in town. And what's happening is growing stranger by the minute. Now Trinity, Deacon, and this odd band of FBI agents must work together to solve a series of disturbances so incredible that Trinity, and the town of Sociable, will be changed forever. She just isn't certain who--or what--will be left standing when it's all over"--
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The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1789-1878

Author: Robert W. Coakley

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788128189

Category:

Page: 372

View: 1392

Describes the essential elements of the incidents from the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794 to the Reconstruction that followed the Civil War and the ways in which federal military force was applied in each case. Includes: the Fries Rebellion, the Burr Conspiracy, Slave Rebellions, the Nullification Crisis, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Riots, the 3Buckshot War2, the Patriot War, the Dorr Rebellion, the Army as Posse Comitatus, San Francisco Vigilantes, the Utah Expedition, the Civil War, etc. Extensive bibliography. Index. Full-color and b&w photos and maps.
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The Nation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

View: 4286

Posted in Literature

Medical Economics

Author: Harrie Sheridan Baketel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical economics

Page: N.A

View: 7059

Posted in Medical economics

The Lyceum Magazine

Author: Ralph Albert Parlette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lyceums

Page: N.A

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Posted in Lyceums

How to Handle a Cowboy

Author: Joanne Kennedy

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402283679

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5180

"Realistic and romantic... Kennedy's forte is in making relationships genuine and heartfelt as she exposes vulnerabilities with tenderness and good humor." —Booklist STARRED review Sidelined by a career-ending injury, rodeo cowboy Ridge Cooper feels trapped at his family's remote Wyoming ranch. He meets Sierra Dunn, who has no plans to stick around, but can he change her mind? Desperate to find an outlet for the passion he used to put into competing, he takes on the challenge of teaching his roping skills to five troubled ten-year-olds in a last-chance home for foster kids, and finds it's their feisty supervisor who takes the most energy to wrangle. When social worker Sierra Dunn seeks an activity for the rebellious kids at Phoenix House, she soon learns she's not in Denver anymore. Sierra is eager to get back home to her inner-city work, and the plan doesn't include forming an attachment in Wyoming-especially not to a ruggedly handsome and surprisingly gentle local rodeo hero. The Cowboys of Decker Ranch series: How To Handle A Cowboy (Book 1) How To Kiss A Cowboy (Book 2) How to Wrangle a Cowboy (Book 3) What readers are saying about How To Handle A Cowboy: "One of my all time favorite cowboy books" "plenty of heart ache, but it is bursting at the seams with love." "Their story is poignant and one readers won't soon forget." "Plenty of suspense, some humor, and lots of romance." "Humor, romance, and a really good HEA." What reviewers are saying about How To Handle A Cowboy: "Realistic and romantic... Kennedy's forte is in making relationships genuine and heartfelt as she exposes vulnerabilities with tenderness and good humor." —Booklist starred review "Emotionally driven, extremely heartfelt and beautifully executed." —HEAs Are Us "If you love a good cowboy romance, this one is a cut above the rest." —Debbie's Book Bag
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 7844

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Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140186420

Category: Fiction

Page: 105

View: 4583

The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm
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