Cassidy's Run is the riveting story of one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War—an espionage operation mounted by Washington against the Soviet Union that ran for twenty-three years. At the highest levels of the government, its code name was Operation shocker. Lured by a double agent working for the United States, ten Russian spies, including a professor at the University of Minnesota, his wife, and a classic "sleeper" spy in New York City, were sent by Moscow to penetrate America's secrets. Two FBI agents were killed, and secret formulas were passed to the Russians in a dangerous ploy that could have spurred Moscow to create the world's most powerful nerve gas. Cassidy's Run tells this extraordinary true story for the first time, following a trail that leads from Washington to Moscow, with detours to Florida, Minnesota, and Mexico. Based on documents secret until now and scores of interviews in the United States and Russia, the book reveals that: ¸ more than 4,500 pages of classified documents, including U.S. nerve gas formulas, were passed to the Soviet Union in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars ¸ an "Armageddon code," a telephone call to a number in New York City, was to alert the sleeper spy to an impending nuclear attack—a warning he would transmit to the Soviets by radio signal from atop a rock in Central Park ¸ two FBI agents were killed when their plane crashed during surveillance of one of the Soviet spies as he headed for the Canadian border ¸ secret "drops" for microdots were set up by Moscow from New York to Florida to Washington More than a cloak-and-dagger tale, Cassidy's Run is the spellbinding story of one ordinary man, Sergeant Joe Cassidy, not trained as a spy, who suddenly found himself the FBI's secret weapon in a dangerous clandestine war. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR CASSIDY'S RUN "Cassidy's Run shows, once again, that few writers know the ins and outs of the spy game like David Wise. . . his research is meticulous in this true story of espionage that reads like a thriller." —Dan Rather "The Master hsa done it again. David Wise, the best observer and chronicler of spies there is, has told another gripping story. This one comes from the cold war combat over nerve gas and is spookier than ever because it's all true." —Jim Lehrer
A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy is the third mystery novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. For Dorothea Cassidy Thursdays were special. But one Thursday in June was to be more special than any other. It was the day that Dorothea Cassidy was strangled . . . As the small town of Otterbridge prepares for its summer carnival, Inspector Stephen Ramsay begins a painstaking reconstruction of Dorothea’s last hours. He soon discovers that she had taken on a number of deserving cases – a sick and lonely old woman, a disturbed adolescent, a compulsive gambler, a single mother with a violent boyfriend and a child in care – and even her close family have their secrets to hide. All these people are haunted, in one way or another, by Dorothea’s goodness. But which of them could have possibly wanted her dead? It is not until a second body is discovered that Ramsay starts to understand how Dorothea lived – and why she died. With the carnival festivities in full swing and dusk falling in Otterbridge, Ramsay’s murder investigation reaches its chilling climax . . .
When Don Miller's Hollywood Corral was originally published in 1976, it was eagerly embraced by the thriving core of Western film fans that had coalesced during the preceding decade. There had already been several historical surveys of the genre, but none had focused exclusively on the low-budget series Westerns of Hollywood's Golden Age. Miller's work was a lively and informative volume on the subspecies, which included more than 2,000 movies. Hollywood Corral was eagerly accepted by its target audience: serious B Western fans and collectors. Long out of print, it has been much sought after by a new generation of hobbyists who, thanks to the proliferation of old movies on videotape, videodisc, and cable TV, have discovered the joys of B Western watching. With the original's mistakes corrected and a different photo selection accompanying this reprint, Hollywood Corral had been augmented with newly written essays covering specific aspects of the genre not fully covered by Miller. Some of the country's leading film historians are represented in these pages, contributing knowledge about B Western production little known even among the genre's most fervent devotees. Studio styles, literary precursors, location shooting, music scoring, and other facets of B Western production are examined with the same reverence and regard for historical accuracy generally accorded studies of more prestigious film forms. Hollywood Corral sports a breathtaking array of rare photos: over 400 in all, many of them never-before-published candid and behind-the-scenes shots, illustrating the entire history of the B Western era. And it also features a detailed bibliography that will direct students of the genre to other published works on Westerns. Newly written contributions from Gene Autry and Roy Rogers - the era's most beloved cowboy stars - round out this vastly entertaining package, which is sure to delight nostalgia-minded browsers and hardcore B Western aficionados alike.
This well-researched biography of the life—and controversial death—of Robert LeRoy Parker, a.k.a. Butch Cassidy, is a journey across the late-nineteenth-century American West as we follow Cassidy’s exploits in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah, where he made his name as a surprisingly affable outlaw. More important, this book answers the question: Did Butch Cassidy, noted outlaw of the American West, survive his alleged death at the hands of Bolivian soldiers in 1908 and return to friends and family in the United States? The evidence suggesting he did is impressive and not easily dismissed, but how he lived and what identity he assumed are still debated.
Strong men need strong women to fulfill their destinies. To Running Horse, the Cheyenne war chief, life is one battle after another. He fights the Absaroka and Johnson County cattle ranchers before engaging in the ultimate battle to win the heart of a woman. Elina Lavaux is that woman. She's a strong pioneer who succeeds in her dream to breed horses on her own ranch, in a time when women couldn't even hold land without a man's name on the deed. Twenty years later, the old tribal ways are gone, but the spirit of the warrior remains strong in their sons. The young men must overcome prejudice and personal demons to find love, thus fulfilling the prophecy of the Black Stallion.
Vested interests on both sides of the Irish sea plot to force the hot Irish favourite out of the Epsom Derby. The trainer’s daughter is kidnapped in London, and back in Ireland, a small flower importer is forced into the drugs business. Scobie Tierney – womaniser, drinker, gambler and … policeman, is over for the race as a friend of the girl and her family. Can he track her down before the race deadline runs out while still keeping a close eye on the flower man and his activities? English financier Alex Halley’s horse Halleys Comet is the ante post hot favourite for the Epsom Derby. With his business in deep trouble, he needs his horse to win to clinch a sales deal with an oil sheikh which would rescue his company before his investors realise their money is gone. Widower Kim Carstairs, a retired Australian communications mogul, has the second favourite Sorcerors Magic. He hopes to bring his partially estranged daughter to England for the race to allow the private detective he has hired gather evidence of her much older husband’s unfaithfulness with the wife of paraplegic lawyer Theo Haskell. Despite his almost total paralysis, Haskell plots revenge against his wife and her lover who have openly flaunted their perverted sex driven relationship in front of his eyes. In Ireland, Lord Henry Mortimer Banks trains the young horse Excalibur. After two mediocre runs on soft ground, Excalibur jumps to the head of the betting after a scintillating run on faster ground in a Navan race. Halley’s desperation to win the big race sees him make one attempt to nobble the Irish horse before it travels over to England. When this fails, he turns to Milos Sekovitch, one of his main investors. A shady character involved in the porn and drug business, Sekovitch plans the kidnapping of the trainer’s youngest daugher Eloise, to force Lord Henry to withdraw his horse. In Ireland, Pearse Doherty also has his reasons for wanting the Irish horse scratched from the race. Having taken over the gambling debt of a small flower importer, he has been forcing the man to bring drugs in with his weekly shipments. With Detective Sergeant Scobie Tierney sniffing around, he plans one last major drug shipment in cahoots with his old pal Sekovitch. Now a friend of the Mortimer Banks family and over in England for the big race, Scobie becomes heavily involved in all the action. The cards are heavily stacked against them as they race against time to rescue Eloise before being forced to withdraw Excalibur. Excalibur might be a pedigree racehorse but Scobie is an out and out stayer!
Wie entstehen die Akkumulation und die Distribution von Kapital? Welche Dynamiken sind dafür maßgeblich? Fragen der langfristigen Evolution von Ungleichheit, der Konzentration von Wohlstand in wenigen Händen und nach den Chancen für ökonomisches Wachstum bilden den Kern der Politischen Ökonomie. Aber befriedigende Antworten darauf gab es bislang kaum, weil aussagekräftige Daten und eine überzeugende Theorie fehlten. In Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert analysiert Thomas Piketty ein beeindruckendes Datenmaterial aus 20 Ländern, zurückgehend bis ins 18. Jahrhundert, um auf dieser Basis die entscheidenden ökonomischen und sozialen Abläufe freizulegen. Seine Ergebnisse stellen die Debatte auf eine neue Grundlage und definieren zugleich die Agenda für das künftige Nachdenken über Wohlstand und Ungleichheit. Piketty zeigt uns, dass das ökonomische Wachstum in der Moderne und die Verbreitung des Wissens es uns ermöglicht haben, den Ungleichheiten in jenem apokalyptischen Ausmaß zu entgehen, das Karl Marx prophezeit hatte. Aber wir haben die Strukturen von Kapital und Ungleichheit andererseits nicht so tiefgreifend modifiziert, wie es in den prosperierenden Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg den Anschein hatte. Der wichtigste Treiber der Ungleichheit – nämlich die Tendenz von Kapitalgewinnen, die Wachstumsrate zu übertreffen – droht heute extreme Ungleichheiten hervorzubringen, die am Ende auch den sozialen Frieden gefährden und unsere demokratischen Werte in Frage stellen. Doch ökonomische Trends sind keine Gottesurteile. Politisches Handeln hat gefährliche Ungleichheiten in der Vergangenheit korrigiert, so Piketty, und kann das auch wieder tun.
"When someone asks 'Where does [Kerouac] get that stuff?' say: 'From you!' He lay awake all night listening with eyes and ears. A night of a thousand years. Heard it in the womb, heard it in the cradle, heard it in school , heard it on the floor of life's stock exchange where dreams are traded for gold." —Henry Miller One of the dozen books written by Jack Kerouac in the early and mid-1950s, Maggie Cassidy was not published until 1959, after the appearance of On the Road had made its author famous overnight, Long out of print, this touching novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town, with its straight-forward narrative structure, is one of Kerouac's most accesible works. It is a remarkable , bittersweet evocation of the awkwardness and the joy of growing up in America.
Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.
Cathy MacPhail's first novel for children, which she wrote as a result of her own daughter being bullied at school
Jim Chee von der Navajo Tribal Police wartet nachts vergeblich auf seinen Officer, um mit ihm die Kaffeepause zu verbringen – der Cop verbrennt mit einer Kugel im Rücken im Polizeiwagen. Der Täter scheint schnell gefunden: Ein alter Schamane torkelt nicht weit vom Tatort über den Highway, in der einen Hand eine Whiskyflasche, in der anderen die Tatwaffe. Doch warum sollte der Mann zweihundert Meilen durchs Reservat fahren, um einen unbekannten Cop zu erschießen? Seit der Mordnacht ist auch ein Geschichtsprofessor spurlos verschwunden. Er besaß Tonbandaufnahmen, in denen der alte Schamane vom Kojoten erzählt, dem großen Unheilstifter der Navajo-Mythologie. Und am Ende der Kojotenfährte lauert immer der Tod ...
Techniques in Speech Acoustics provides an introduction to the acoustic analysis and characteristics of speech sounds. The first part of the book covers aspects of the source-filter decomposition of speech, spectrographic analysis, the acoustic theory of speech production and acoustic phonetic cues. The second part is based on computational techniques for analysing the acoustic speech signal including digital time and frequency analyses, formant synthesis, and the linear predictive coding of speech. There is also an introductory chapter on the classification of acoustic speech signals which is relevant to aspects of automatic speech and talker recognition. The book intended for use as teaching materials on undergraduate and postgraduate speech acoustics and experimental phonetics courses; also aimed at researchers from phonetics, linguistics, computer science, psychology and engineering who wish to gain an understanding of the basis of speech acoustics and its application to fields such as speech synthesis and automatic speech recognition.
Vom Finden und Verlieren der ersten grossen Liebe Ezra hat eigentlich alles: Er ist beliebt, ein Superathlet und hat eine hübsche Freundin. Welcher Sechzehnjährige würde nicht von so einem Leben träumen? Doch dann hat Ezra einen Autounfall und alles ändert sich: Er kann keinen Sport mehr machen, seine Freundin ist jetzt mit einem anderen zusammen – und er fragt sich, was er von seinem Leben wirklich will. Da trifft er auf Cassidy, die wunderbare, außergewöhnliche, unangepasste, intelligente Cassidy, und gemeinsam stürzen sie sich ins Abenteuer . .
Presents an account of the life, times, and crimes of the legendary outlaw
Sergeant James Douglas and his partner are investigating the murder of a security guard at the Laverty Farm Equipment Company that occurred during an apparent robbery. As the investigation unfolds, it is apparent that the motive for his death is more than robbery. Soon, the detectives have reason to believe that other murders may be related to the same killer and this might only be the beginning. The investigation takes them to Cincinnati, Ohio where the murder of an honorable man occurs soon after they arrive. The murderer, now classified as a serial killer, is on a rampage. He has a knack for tracking and terrorizing his victims before he moves in for the kill. He is able to conceal himself and at first appears to be a crazed psychopath, but this monster has the cunning and strength of a wild animal. It is up to Sergeant Douglas to find out what has set this beast loose and how to bring him to justice.
Evoking Krakauer's Into the Wild, Dan Schultz tells the extraordinary true story of desperado survivalists, a brutal murder, and vigilante justice set against the harsh backdrop of the Colorado wilderness On a sunny May morning in 1998 in Cortez, Colorado, three desperados in a stolen truck opened fire on the town cop, shooting him twenty times; then they blasted their way past dozens of police cars and disappeared into 10,000 square miles of the harshest wilderness terrain on the North American continent. Self-trained survivalists, the outlaws eluded the most sophisticated law enforcement technology on the planet and a pursuit force that represented more than seventy-five local, state, and federal police agencies with dozens of swat teams, U.S. Army Special Forces, and more than five hundred officers from across the country. Dead Run is the first in-depth account of this sensational case, replete with overbearing local sheriffs, Native American trackers, posses on horseback, suspicion of vigilante justice and police cover-ups, and the blunders of the nation's most exalted crime-fighters pursuing outlaws into territory in which only they could survive.
Weiter nach den Regeln spielen oder endlich auch ein Stück vom Kuchen abbekommen? Vor dieser Entscheidung steht Tina Fontana, die als Assistentin für Robert Barlow, den übermächtigen CEO eines internationalen Medienkonglomerats, arbeitet. Ihr Gehalt reicht kaum für ein Leben in New York, geschweige denn dafür, ihren Studienkredit abzubezahlen. Nach sechs Jahren, in denen die 30-Jährige ihrem Boss Tische in Restaurants reserviert hat, die sie sich nicht leisten kann, und ihm Drinks aus Flaschen ausgeschenkt hat, die mehr als ihre Miete kosten, steckt ihre Karriere in einer Sackgasse. Ein Fehler bei der Spesenabrechnung eröffnet Tina die Chance, ihre Schulden auf einen Schlag zu tilgen. Eine Summe, die für sie die Welt bedeutet, für ihren Chef aber nur Taschengeld ist. Ihre Entscheidung setzt eine Kette von Ereignissen in Gang, die das Leben der vielen überqualifizierten und unterbezahlten jungen Frauen der Stadt verändern wird ...