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The Rock: The History of Alcatraz Island and Am...
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Alcatraz Island has been home to a lighthouse, a military fort, a national park, and gatherings of Native American protesters, but say the name Alcatraz to any American and they will immediately associate it with prison. This is somewhat ironic since the island, just a mile and a half away from San Francisco in the Bay, was a federal prison for only three decades, but in that time, "The Rock" became notorious for being the most secure prison in the nation. In that time, 3 dozen prisoners tried to escape, which led to the "Battle of Alcatraz" and some of the most complex plots ever made to bust out, but nobody ever successfully escaped The Rock, and several died trying. As one commenter poignantly put it, "You break the rules, you go to prison. You break the prison rules, you go to Alcatraz Prison." Another writer echoed this sentiment, calling Alcatraz "the great garbage can of San Francisco Bay, into which every federal prison dumped its most rotten apples." In a sense, it was fitting that Alcatraz became the most famous prison in American history, because hundreds of years before the penitentiary was located there, it was being used by Native Americans to banish members. Thanks to the strong currents near it and the cold, inhospitable terrain of the small island, Native Americans only used it sparingly, and unruly members were often sent there as punishment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032436/bk_acx0_032436_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME'S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE "Inspiring . . . extraordinary . . . [Katherine Boo] shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care."-People NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi's "most-everything girl," might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds-and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. WINNER OF: The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award • The Los Angeles Times Book Prize • The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award • The New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Salon • The Plain Dealer • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME'S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE "Inspiring . . . extraordinary . . . [Katherine Boo] shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care."-People NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi's "most-everything girl," might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds-and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. WINNER OF: The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award • The Los Angeles Times Book Prize • The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award • The New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Salon • The Plain Dealer • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly

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Uncle Sam’s Devil Island: The History and Legac...
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Alcatraz Island has been home to a lighthouse, a military fort, a national park, and gatherings of Native American protesters, but say the name Alcatraz to any American and they will immediately associate it with prison. This is somewhat ironic since the island, just a mile and a half away from San Francisco in the Bay, was a federal prison for only three decades, but in that time, “The Rock” became notorious for being the most secure prison in the nation. In that time, three dozen prisoners tried to escape, which led to the “Battle of Alcatraz” and some of the most complex plots ever made to bust out, but nobody ever successfully escaped The Rock, and several died trying. As one commenter poignantly put it, “You break the rules, you go to prison. You break the prison rules, you go to Alcatraz Prison.” Another writer echoed this sentiment, calling Alcatraz "the great garbage can of San Francisco Bay, into which every federal prison dumped its most rotten apples".In a sense, it was fitting that Alcatraz became the most famous prison in American history, because hundreds of years before the penitentiary was located there, it was being used by Native Americans to banish members. Thanks to the strong currents near it and the cold, inhospitable terrain of the small island, Native Americans only used it sparingly, and unruly members were often sent there as punishment. While local Native Americans referred to it as “Evil Island”, the island got its most famous name from Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala, who mapped the Bay in 1775 and named the island “La Isla de los Alcatraces" ("The Island of the Pelicans”). Although pelicans no longer call the island home, a French explorer in the early 19th century confirmed the island was “covered with a countless number of these birds. A gun fired over the feathered legions caused them to fly up in a great cloud and with a noise like a hurricane".Like the Native Americans, the Spanish 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135228/bk_acx0_135228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Innocence Claimed: Innocence Claimed, Books 1-3...
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Innocence Claimed contains all three books in the sweet, filthy, and oh-so-wrong in the best kind of way Innocence Claimed series.His Little Bad Girl, book 1:Her name is Tempest Kensington. She’s never been touched. She’s my student; I'm her headmaster. But I want to know how sweet she tastes when she’s claimed for the first time. Screw the consequences. I know I’m blurring the lines, but I. Do. Not. Care. Tempest Kensington is a grade-A brat. And she’s about to get a very thick, very firm dose of my discipline - over my knee and on hers.Barely appropriate. Entirely off-limits. My ruin, in a plaid skirt and knee-high socks. It’s time for this little tease to learn exactly what happens to bad girls who look for trouble.Tempting Daddy's Boss, book 2:An angel like little Lyra Worthington has no business being anywhere near a cold, calculating monster like me. But she’s been mine since the second she poured herself into my world. And now, I’m never letting her go.I know she’s off-limits. I know she’s too young for me, and too innocent, and too untouched. But I bet she tastes like heaven and feels like sin, and tonight, I plan on finding out how right I am.Paying the Debt, book 3:Some people call me a demon - a bad bad man who does very bad things. They’re not wrong. But that’s before she falls into my life - the too pure, too innocent, too untouched Skye Jensen. She’s too good for a filthy mafia king like me, but my interest has turned to obsession.The piece of garbage who put her up as collateral at a card game he couldn’t win never deserved her anyways. And now she’s mine. All of her. I’ll be a ruthless monster to the rest of the world, but never to her. I’ll fight the whole damn world to keep her safe. Because what’s mine is mine. Forever.If you’re looking for something wildly dirty, not really grounded in reality, and safe, this one’s for you! Utterly obsessed alp 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Riordan, C.J. Mission, Stephanie Wyles, Lance Greenfield, Savannah Peachwood, Aiden Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/001227/bk_podm_001227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Umbrella Man: The Mean Streets of Asia Crim...
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Jake Needham is Asia’s most stylish and atmospheric writer of crime fiction.” (The Singapore Straits Times)“Needham writes so you can smell the spicy street food mingling with the traffic jams, the sweat, and the garbage.” (Libris Reviews)The first bomb cracked the Hilton like an egg. The second gutted the lobby of the Marriott. And the third peeled the front off of the Grand Hyatt. Three massive explosions, all at American hotels in the heart of the city, and all within a few horrifying seconds. Hundreds are dead and thousands are injured. Singapore is bleeding.Inspector Samuel Tay is a senior inspector in the Special Investigation Section of Singapore CID, but he is frozen out of the investigation from the beginning. He has some serious enemies in Singapore’s Internal Security Department and he has even more enemies at the American embassy, so Tay is assigned routine cases while his colleagues join with the CIA and the FBI in a feverish search for the bombers.Three days after the explosions, the smell of death still sticky in the city’s air, Tay is sent to a run-down apartment near the Malaysian border where two children have found the body of a Caucasian male with a broken neck. Tay feels an immediate connection with the dead man, although he doesn’t think he has seen him before.As Tay searches the dead man’s past for clues to who he was and who his killer might have been, Tay’s own past begins to give up its secrets. A long-dead father he can barely remember reaches out of the grave to point to the truth about both the murdered man and the bombings.And the horror of Singapore’s destruction becomes a personal horror for Samuel Tay. UNKNOWN N N ©2013 Jake Raymond Needham;(P)2014 Jake Raymond Needham http://www.audible.de/pd/B00LV72M98?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00LV72M98?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Solitaire (Unabridged) 11.95 AVAILABLE Solitaire (Unabridged) Solitaire (Unabridged) Alice Oseman My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year - I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that's all over now.... Holly Gibbs HarperCollins Publishers Limited 2014-07-31 07:00:00 435 B00LV50YFO English - Kids & Young Adults British English 2014-07-14 00:00:00 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/hcuk/001738de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001738/bk_hcuk_001738_sample.mp3 In case you're wondering, this is not a love story. My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year - before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people - I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that's all over now. Now there's Solitaire. And Michael Holden. I don't know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don't care about Michael Holden. I really don't. This incredible debut novel by outstanding young author Alice Oseman is perfect for fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and all unflinchingly honest writers. 9780007590483 N N ©2014 Alice Oseman;(P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited http://www.audible.de/pd/B00LV50YFO?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00LV50YFO?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Nothing to Report (Unabridged) 25.95 AVAILABLE Nothing to Report (Unabridged) Nothing to Report (Unabridged) Patrick Abbruzzi Lt. A goes back into his past and describes for Charlie some of the most horrific incidents that he had encountered when he was a young officer during the 1960s and 1970s.... A.T. Al Benelli Patrick Abbruzzi 2014-07-21 13:26:45 681 B00M036UMC English - Fiction English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/020926de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020926/bk_acx0_020926_sample.mp3 Nothing to Report is an audiobook about Police Patrol in New York City during the turbulent eras of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Although a novel of fiction, it is based upon real incidents that occurred during that time period. Actual locales in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island are utilized. The audiobook contains love, death, passion, violence, and is interspersed throughout with history of the time period. It centers around two main characters who work together in the 120th police precinct. The prominent character is Lieutenant A. and his driver Charlie. During their times together, Lt. A goes back into his past and describes for Charlie some of the most horrific incidents that he had encountered when he was a young officer during the 1960s and 1970s. Charlie begins to have a horrid affair with a woman he meets while on patrol and eventually falls in love with her. He is married and, eventually, his wife finds out. Charlie begins to feel torn between his wife and his girlfriend and confides in Lt. A with his problem. He begins to rely on Lt. A to help him with his problem. The stories that Lt. A recounts for him help take Charlie's mind off his pressing problems with his ongoing affair. The pressure of the affair begins to have a negative effect on Charlie, especially after his wife finds out and, she too, begins an affair in the office where she works. Charlie finally realizes that he does not want to lose his wife and finally confesses everything to Lt. A, who comes up with a solution that just might help Charlie with his problem. UNKNOWN N N ©2012 Patrick Abbruzzi;(P)2014 Patrick Abbruzzi http://www.audible.de/pd/B00M036UMC?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00M036UMC?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Burnished by Fire: By Fire, Book 3 (Unabridged) 7.95 AVAILABLE Burnished by Fire: By Fire, Book 3 (Unabridged) Burnished by Fire (Unabridged) Andrew Grey Firefighters Lee Stanton and Dirk Krause need a vacation. Work seems to have other ideas: They spend the day before their holiday begins battling a fire that claims three lives.... Peter B. Brooke Dreamspinner Press LLC 2014-07-23 11:31:54 125 B00M1XPCM0 English - Romance English 1.00 4.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/021024de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021024/bk_acx0_021024_sample.mp3 Firefighters Lee Stanton and Dirk Krause need a vacation. Work seems to have other ideas: They spend the day before their holiday begins battling a fire that claims three lives. Thankfully, Lee and Dirk will have a whole week on the high seas to recover. They're having a wonderful time - until they spot Dirk's miserable, closed-minded father on the ship. Between his father's presence and his guilt over the lives he couldn't save, Dirk feels sure his romantic cruise is going to tank. But then he saves another passenger's life - and maybe he can salvage something else too. UNKNOWN N N ©2012 Andrew Grey;(P)2014 Dreamspinner Press http://www.audible.de/pd/B00M1XPCM0?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00M1XPCM0?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Drink We Deep: The Best of Argosy, Book 3 (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE Drink We Deep: The Best of Argosy, Book 3 (Unabridged) Drink We Deep (Unabridged) Arthur Leo Zagat, RadioArchives.com Beneath the timeless rocks of the Heiderbergs - slumbering below Lake Wankooka's unfathomed waters - lies the seed of Earth conflict.... Milton Bagby RadioArchives.com 2014-07-29 14:02:00 482 B00M8FCIB4 English - Science Fiction & Fantasy English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/021218de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021218/bk_acx0_021218_sample.mp3 With our latest Best of Argosy release, we show a different side of Arthur Leo Zagat, one akin to the immortal fantasy adventures created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and A. Merritt, with just a dash of H. P. Lovecraft. Arthur Leo Zagat graduated from Fordham University Law School in what ended up being a very bad year - 1929. Thanks to the stock market crash and the resulting depression, he, like his contemporary Erle Stanley Garner, never practiced law. Instead, Zagat teamed up with another struggling young attorney, Nate Schachner, collaborating on a raft of science fiction and fantasy yarns for Wonder Stories and similar pulps. Striking off on his own, Zagat soon established himself as a versatile writer. His skills and reputation grew, and by the mid-1930s, he cracked the top pulp magazine, Argosy, producing a string of serialized fantasy novels that were nothing like anything Zagat had ever penned previously. Drink We Deep was the first of these. It ran in six parts, beginning with the July 31, 1937 Argosy. It's the eerie account of brave archeologist and paleontologist Hugh Lambert, and the weirdness he discovered in pastoral upstate New York. We don't want to give away any story secrets, so we'll just quote the blurb adorning Drink We Deep's Fantastic Novels reappearance: Beneath the timeless rocks of the Heiderbergs - slumbering below Lake Wankooka's unfathomed waters - lies the seed of Earth conflict. For there lives the strange and troubled race of other worldlings, waiting, always waiting, for the hour of deliverance.... And on the Earth's surface, one man feels in his blood an irresistible summons that calls him to their side... We know little about the inspiration for this fearful fantasy. Except this: "My daughter's summer camp gave me the setting and the inspiration for Drink We Deep," Zagat once revealed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Marvel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020820/bk_acx0_020820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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WebAssembly in Action
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Atwood s Law is driven by the idea that all applications will ultimately wind up on the web and therefore must be written in JavaScript. WebAssembly may be your way out! With WebAssembly, you can write in nearly any modern language and run your code in the browser through a memory-safe, sandboxed execution environment that can be embedded in a web browser and other platforms. Getting set up and moving with WebAssembly requires you to modify your web dev process, WebAssembly in Action will get you started quickly and guide you through real-world examples and detailed diagrams that help you create, run, and debug WebAssembly modules.Key features The WebAssembly format  Dynamic linking of multiple modules at runtime  Communicating between modules and JavaScript  Debugging modules  Unreleased features like host bindings and garbage collectionAudienceWritten for developers with a basic understanding of C/C++, JavaScript, and HTML.About the technologyWebAssembly compiles code written in C, C++, Rust, and other highlevel languages into an ultra-compact bytecode files that run in the browser and other environments at near-native speeds. Besides vastly improved performance, opportunities to reuse existing code, and the freedom to build in your favorite language, this game-changer allows access to newer and faster libraries. WebAssembly is the joint effort of industry leaders like Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, and others, with

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Shovel Ready
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The futuristic hardboiled noir that Lauren Beukes calls 'sharp as a paper-cut' about a garbage man turned kill-for-hire. Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self. Now he's a hitman. In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to 'tap in' to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets. When his latest client hires him to kill the daughter of a powerful evangelist, he must navigate between these two worlds-the wasteland reality and the slick fantasy-to finish his job, clear his conscience, and make sure he's not the one who winds up in the ground.

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