Author: Anne von Canal

Publisher: mareverlag

ISBN: 3866483333

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 788

»Lieber Amundsen, Scott ist tot. Melde dich, Wilson." Die E-Mail, die Hannas Welt ins Wanken bringt, besteht nur aus einer Zeile und erreicht die Wissenschaftlerin ausgerechnet während einer wichtigen Antarktisexpedition, von der sie neue Erkenntnisse über das Klima der Vergangenheit erwartet. Mit einem Schlag ist die Erinnerung an ihre beste Jugendfreundin Fido wieder da, die vor zwanzig Jahren ohne Erklärung den Kontakt abbrach und damit alle gemeinsamen Zukunftspläne verriet. In der endlosen Weite des Eises lassen die ungeklärten Fragen von damals Hanna immer mehr die Kontrolle verlieren. Als die Spannungen in ihrem kleinen Forscherteam zunehmen und dann auch noch ein Schneesturm den Erfolg ihres Projektes gefährdet, wird die Zeit im Eis endgültig zur Zerreißprobe.
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The CIA, Drugs, and the Press

Author: Alexander Cockburn,Jeffrey St. Clair

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859841396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

View: 9380

A shocking expose of the CIA's role as drug baron. On March 18, 1998, the CIA's Inspector General, Fred Hitz, told astounded US Reps that the CIA had maintained relationships with companies and individuals that the Agency knew to be involved in the drug business. More shocking was the revelation that the CIA had received from Reagan's Justice Department clearance not to report any knowledge it might have of drug-dealing by CIA assets. Many years' worth of CIA denials, much of it under oath to Congress, were sunk. Hitz's admissions made fools of some of the most prominent names in US journalism and vindicated others that had been ruined. Particularly resonant was the case of the San Jose Mercury News, which published a sensational series on CIA involvement in the smuggling of cocaine into black urban neighborhoods, and then under pressure conspired in the destruction of its own reporter, Gary Webb. In Whiteout, Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair finally put the whole story together, from the earliest days, when the CIA's institutional ancestors cut a deal with America's premier gangster and drug trafficker, Lucky Luciano. This is a thrilling history that stretches from Sicily in 1944 to the killing fields of Laos and Vietnam, to CIA safe houses in Greenwich Village and San Francisco where CIA men watched Agency-paid prostitutes feed LSD to unsuspecting clients. We meet Oliver North, as he plotted with Manuel Noriega and Central American gangsters. We travel to little-known airports in Costa Rica and Arkansas. We hear from drug pilots and accountants from the Cali Cartel. We learn of DEA agents whose careers were ruined because they tried to tell the truth. Cockburn and St. Clair show how the CIA's complicity with drug-dealing criminal gangs was part and parcel of its attacks on labor organizers, whether on the docks of New York, Marseilles, or Shanghai. They trace how the Cold War and counter-insurgency led to an alliance between the Agency and the vilest of war criminals like Klaus Barbie, or fanatic opium traders like the mujahedin in Afghanistan. Cockburn and St. Clair horrifyingly affirm charges of outraged black communities that the CIA had undertaken enduring programs of experiments on minorities. They show that the CIA imported Nazi scientists straight from their labs at Dachau and Buchenwald and set to work, developing chemical and biological agents, tested on blacks, some of them in mental hospitals. Cockburn and St. Clair dissect the shameful way American journalists have not only turned a blind eye to the Agency's misdeeds, but also helped plunge the knife into those who tried to tell the truth. Fact-packed and fast-paced, Whiteout is a richly detailed excavation of the CIA's dirtiest secrets. For anyone who wants to know the real truth about the Agency, this is the book to start with.
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Author: Ragnar Jónasson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104014213

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6995

Erstklassige Spannung aus Island: Die Dark-Iceland-Serie des isländischen Erfolgsautors Ragnar Jónasson. Band 2: "Todesnacht" und Band 3: "Blindes Eis" Schön wie ein Engel lag sie da - und so tot Winter in einem kleinen, abgelegenen Fischerdörfchen im Norden von Island, das nur durch einen Bergtunnel zu erreichen ist. Eine junge, halbnackte Frau liegt blutend und bewusstlos im Schnee. Ein alter Schriftsteller stürzt im Theater zu Tode. Ari, der neue Polizist am Ort, erkennt rasch, dass er erst die Verbrechen der Vergangenheit aufklären muss, um die Fälle der Gegenwart lösen zu können. Und das in einem Dorf, wo er niemandem trauen kann und ihm auch niemand helfen will.
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White Out

The Continuing Significance of Racism

Author: Ashley W. Doane,Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136064664

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 8730

What does it mean to be white? This remains the question at large in the continued effort to examine how white racial identity is constructed and how systems of white privilege operate in everyday life. White Out brings together the original work of leading scholars across the disciplines of sociology, philosophy, history, and anthropology to give readers an important and cutting-edge study of "whiteness".
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Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330467891

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5243

Filled with startling twists, Whiteout is the ultimate knife-edge drama from Ken Follett - an international bestselling author who is in a class of his own. As a blizzard whips down from the north on Christmas Eve, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, director of a pharmaceutical research company, has everything riding on a drug he is developing to fight a lethal virus. Several others are interested in his success too: his children, at home for Christmas with their offspring, have their eyes on the money he will make; Toni Gallo, head of his security team and recently forced to resign from the police, is betting her career on keeping it safe; an ambitious local television reporter sniffs a story, even if he has to bend the facts to tell it; and a violent trio of thugs are on their way to steal it, with a client already waiting. As the storm worsens and the group is held under siege by the elements, the emotional sparks crackle and dark secrets are revealed that threaten to drive Stanley and his family apart for ever.
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Schneefälle und Weißeinbrüche in der Literatur ab 1800

Author: Sabine Frost

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839418844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 6972

Beim polaren Whiteout wird Sonnenlicht so diffus von der Schnee- und Wolkendecke reflektiert, dass sich im Auge des geblendeten Betrachters bestimmte Kontraste auflösen. Sabine Frost überträgt diese verunsicherte Wahrnehmung auf einen Leser literarischer Texte, der bei seiner Lektüre ebenso mit desorientierenden Phänomenen konfrontiert wird. Dabei werden sowohl die gestörte Wahrnehmung als ästhetische Erscheinung als auch der Bruch mit herkömmlichen Formen künstlerischer Repräsentation untersucht.
Posted in Literary Criticism

White out!

Michael Guy's true account of Air New Zealand's DC-10 crash on Mount Erebus

Author: Michael Guy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Transportation

Page: 254

View: 7868

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A Full-length Play

Author: Alan Newton

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9781583421024

Category: Race relations

Page: 72

View: 4338

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Author: Becky Citra

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554697786

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 8264

Robin can hardly wait for her cousin April and her Aunty Liz to come to the ranch for Christmas. When a devastating car accident sends Aunty Liz to the hospital for several months, Robin can't help but be overjoyed to learn that April will live with Robin and her family while her mother is recuperating. But April has changed, and Robin must deal with April's growing anger and resentment at being forced to leave her injured mother and her life in the city. Then Robin's little sister, Molly, disappears during a blizzard, and Robin and April's friendship faces the ultimate test.
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A Novel

Author: Sage Walker

Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

ISBN: 1250175127

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3780

Sage Walker's suspenseful, Locus Award-winning first novel, Whiteout, takes us to a twenty-first century Earth where government means multinational corporation. And daily living means a struggle to survive the effects of overpopulation, poverty, pollution, and hunger. One last hope remains: Antarctica, the only source of pristine water and food left on the planet. Antarctica is protected from human exploitation by international treaty—and that treaty’s due for renegotiation. The people who have the talents to influence the outcome of these negotiations run Edges, a company of media manipulators. They’ve been hired by one of the corporations for whom the current situation suits them just fine, and they’d like to keep it that way. This team knows that they have the skills to make whatever they want happen. But they also know that if they succeed, they might doom the planet. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434945847


Page: N.A

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Author: Rev. Dr. Niinana Kweku, C.A.M.F

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503599469

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

View: 5640

The book is about the experience of a black man in America who was born into a sharecropper family. It’s about his experiences and observations of the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, and, now, 2015. It’s about how much America has changed but still remains the same. It’s about racism and white supremacy, from the White House to the outhouse. It’s about the 99 percent in the outhouse versus the 1 percent in the White House. This book is about the white supremacy of all colors and nationalities. This book is to serve as a reminder to all of us that white supremacy cannot endure without all of us participating. We have got to change. We have got to free ourselves from the greed of capitalism. Remember, you can’t spend your dollars with the people who control this white supremacist regime and not bear any of the responsibility.
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Author: Greg Rucka,Steve Lieber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936480801


Page: 122

View: 2423

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Author: James Swallow

Publisher: 2000 AD Books

ISBN: 1849970610

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9776

PREPARE FOR JUDGEMENT! In the nightmare future of Mega-City One, the Judges are all that holds the teeming citizens from anarchy. Dredd is one such man - judge, jury and executioner. In his latest adventure, Dredd tries to put a stop to Wess Smyth - a small time hood - who has stumbled across the Skorpion: an unstable and powerful cybernetic firearm. Can Dredd prevent a deadly crime wave in this ripping SF escapade?
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Author: George Murray

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770902368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 64

View: 3733

White·out: n. a surface condition . . . in which no object casts a shadow, the horizon cannot be seen, and only dark objects are discernible . . . Whiteout: when the heavy weather of daily life establishes the measure of the measureless; when the predatory nature of the accidental conjures cowboys and the comatose; when the sickly sweet pop of life underfoot contrasts the televised image, shrinking to a pinprick. Whiteout: calques and towers, twin polar storms, falling, burning. Whiteout: “a book of white nothing.” George Murray’s sixth collection has been a decade in the making. At once taut, tender and terrifying, haunted and haunting, Whiteout shatters convention in the collision of order and rage, formlessness and hard-won serenity.
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Author: Jessica Goodfellow

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602233284

Category: Poetry

Page: 66

View: 4423

When she was a toddler, Jessica Goodfellow’s twenty-two-year-old uncle, along with six other climbers from the 1967 Wilcox Expedition to Denali, was lost in an unprecedented ten-day storm blasting winds of up to three-hundred miles per hour. Just as North America’s highest peak is so massive that it has its own distinct weather system—changeable and perilous, subject to sudden whiteout conditions—a family whose loved one is irretrievably lost has a grief so blinding and vast that it also creates its own capricious internal weather, one that lasts for generations. Whiteout is Goodfellow’s account of growing up in this unnavigable and often unspoken-of climate of bereavement. Although her poems begin with a missing body, they are not an elegy. Instead, Goodfellow struggles with the absence of cultural ritual for the uncontainable loss of a beloved one whose body is never recovered and whose final story is unknowable. There is no solace here, no possible reconciliation. Instead, Whiteout is a defiant gaze into a storm that engulfs both the wildness of Alaska and of familial mourning.
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Author: Ragnar Jónasson

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1910633909

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6574

Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kálfshamarvík. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thór Arason discovers that the victim's mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, twenty-five years earlier. As the dark history and its secrets of the village are unveiled, and the death toll begins to rise, the Siglufjordur detectives must race against the clock to find the killer, before another tragedy takes place. Dark, chilling and complex, Whiteout is a haunting, atmospheric and stunningly plotted thriller from one of Iceland's bestselling crime writers.
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The Misadventures of Sarah Davies

Author: Ronnie Dauber

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146978954X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4108

It is winter break during her first year of college, and Sarah Davies is excited to leave for her cross country ski trip in North Dakota, traveling by bus with her cousin, Meagan, and friends, Brad and Ali. She boards the bus, quickly falls asleep—and then has a horrifying nightmare that she is buried alive. As she awakens with a start, Sarah is relieved to be back in reality, but worries that the dream is a premonition of events to come. Sarah is going to North Dakota with the others to attend a celebration with Brad’s cousin, Holly. Before the special night, the teens set out for a morning of cross-country skiing. With sunny skies and a clear forecast, they believe they have nothing to fear. The weather suddenly changes, however, and Holly’s father never arrives to pick them up. After receiving his distress call, the teens struggle through a violent snowstorm to find him, where they soon discover that Holly’s father is in more danger than they imagined. As a day of fun transforms into a fast-paced race against time, the teens are forced to embark on a dangerous quest where they all must fight for their survival.
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Author: Mikael Mikael

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783883963129


Page: 120

View: 8975

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Author: Robert Herndon Sr

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597811653

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 9697

Christianity had been assured for generations that they will miss the seven year period on earth they call the Great Tribulation. What will happen when they discover they must first pay the ultimate price before they receive the ultimate reward.
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