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In January 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach won a $300 million US Government contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, they bought cheap Communist-style surplus ammo from Balkan gunrunners. The dudes then secretly repackaged millions of rounds of shoddy Chinese ammunition and shipped it to Kabul - until they were caught by Pentagon investigators. That's the 'official' story. The truth is far more explosive. Originally published as 'The Arms and the Dudes', this is a trip that goes from a dive apartment in Miami Beach to mountain caves in Albania, the corridors of power in Washington, and the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. This is a story you were never meant to read.
- Author : Wikipedia contributors
- Publisher : e-artnow sro
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- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX
- Author : Wikipedia contributors
- Publisher : e-artnow sro
- Release Date :
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX
In January of 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach won a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Incredibly, instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz bought cheap Communist-style surplus ammunition from Balkan gunrunners. The pair then secretly repackaged millions of rounds of shoddy Chinese ammunition and shipped it to Kabul.
Features articles that were judged finalists and winners in the National Magazine Awards, presenting works from leading journalists on such topics as Scientology, the war in Afghanistan, the toll of cancer, and the legacy of David Foster Wallace.
The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime provides an informed, authoritative, and comprehensive overview of current knowledge about the nature and effects of the principal forms of organized crime, as well as the type and effectiveness of efforts to prevent and control them.
A French marmot sports fan! Middle grade book for 8-12 yrs 'Italy, here we come!' Magali is about to go further from her home than she has ever been before. She's going to cross the French border into Italy, and participate in a rock climbing event with her mates! The problem is: marmots don't rock climb. Neither do boar, deer, foxes, rabbits, weasels, hare, and hedgehogs, but that isn't stopping them. But, how exactly will they climb? Bruno The Italian Stag explains, 'It's Italy. There are no rules. You get up the rock any way you can.' Magali's team can't lose face to the arrogant deer team. Or the hedgehogs. They must win. So, what is their super game plan? And, why is she chosen to scale the wall when she's the fattest one out of all of them?! Dude, she's not too sure about this plan... Young readers will enjoy this middle grade fantasy adventure book set in the French Alps. There are animals of all sizes; chamois, foxes, boar, deer, rabbits, eagles, ibex, hedgehogs, owls, you name it, rock climbing at night! Each book can be read as an individual book or as part of the Dude Series. The books have British spelling. For ages 8-12 years. Dude's Gotta Snowboard (Book 1) Dude's Gotta River Raft (Book 2) Dude's Gotta Mountain Bike (Book 3) Dude's Gotta Paraglide (Book 4) Dude's Gotta Bobsleigh (Book 5) Dude's Gotta Rock Climb (Book 6) Dude's Gotta Paintball (Book 7) Dude's Gotta Wakeboard (Book 8 Final book in series) Question for the Author How did you come up with the character of Magali? 'You know, I really love the French Alps, and looking at all the animals that live in the mountains. I'm Australian, so I had never seen a marmot before moving to France. I worked one summer, for a kids summer camp, and part of my job was to take the children out on walks. We would go looking for marmots, all of us being very quiet, secretly sneaking up to the holes in the ground, where the entrances to the marmot burrows were. Of course, we would make too much noise and the marmo
The fast and easy way to learn the art of fashion drawing This fun guide gives you dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you'll not only learn how to draw clothes and fabric, but also how to show details that make up the total look: faces and hairstyles, fashion accents, and a wide variety of textures. If you're an aspiring fashion designer, you know it's essential to be able to draw, prepare, and present a fashion drawing. Whether you have little or no prior drawing experience, Fashion Drawing For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, non-intimidating instructions for mastering the drawing skills you need to design like a pro. Learn the rules and techniques of fashion drawing Draw the fashion figure in different poses and from multiple angles Discover how to complement your drawings with accessories, clothing, and style If you're a fledgling designer looking for non-intimidating guidance on learning the ins and outs of fashion drawing, this friendly guide has you covered!
- Author : Larkyn Simony
- Publisher : Simony Says LLC
- Release Date : 2020-06-26
- Genre : Fiction
- Pages : 438
- ISBN : 9780578694474
Identical twins Ida McNair and Oleen Johnson have discovered that their husbands are up to no good. As they navigate a betrayal as deep as the Grand Canyon, they become entangled in a murder mystery when a dead man falls on them at the French-Canadian Circus. The two women set out to solve the murder while navigating the drastic changes their husbands' betrayal has wrought on both their personal lives and within their community. They may not know how to solve a murder, and they may not be organized, but they have determination and grade-A snooping skills. Along with their motley crew of family, friends, and acquaintances, Ida and Oleen race to discover whodunit before it's too late to protect their families and themselves.
It?s time for the fourth grade?s annual hoedown, and best friends Raymond and Graham are ready to wow the whole school with their great dance moves. But Raymond faces a tough choice when it?s time to pick a dance partner: the most annoying girl in the class?or his teacher! What?s a fourth-grade dude to do? The second book in the Raymond and Graham series is full of kid-friendly illustrations and huge laughs from this hilarious duo!
Bill Keane is hired to investigate a company called Pacific Clarity working on artificial intelligence in Las Vegas. His employer, Richard Hall wants to know if it’s worthy of investing billions or simply a scam. Throughout his investigations, Bill himself must wonder, is he onto the greatest invention of humanity or its biggest con. When Bill meets employees of Pacific Clarity, he finds a group of geniuses who offer to place an implant in his head to communicate with the machine with artificial intelligence called GOD. This is the only way the machine can understand and mimic human thought processes. Meanwhile Bill falls in love with a casino bartender who tries to convince him not to. When she suddenly disappears, his employer hints that the only way he will ever find her is to get the implant.
A memoir of motorcycles and muscles, of obsession and grief, and of a young man who learned how to stay alive through literature. At just forty-seven years old, William Giraldi's father was killed in a horrific motorcycle crash while racing on a country road. This tragedy, which forever altered the young Giraldi and devastated his family, provides the pulse for The Hero's Body. In the tradition of Andre Dubus III's Townie, this is an investigation into three generations of men from the working-class town of Manville, New Jersey, including Giraldi's own forays into obsessive bodybuilding as a teenager desperate to be worthy of his family's pitiless, exacting codes of manhood. Lauded by The New Yorker for his 'unrelenting, perfectly paced prose,' Giraldi writes here with daring, searing honesty about the fragility and might of the American male. An unflinching memoir of luminous sorrow, a son's tale of a lost father and the ancient family strictures of extreme masculinity, The Hero's Body is a work of lasting beauty by one of our finest writers. 'One of the best memoirs I’ve read in years' - Financial Times 'Must reading, and not just for men' - Richard Russo 'A hearty, bittersweet familial chronicle of masculinity drawing on the underappreciated bond between fathers and sons'- Kirkus Reviews 'The Hero’s Body offers a wise and thoughtful personal narrative as well as an illuminating portrait of a seductive, if hazardous, American subculture...' - Wall Street Journal 'William Giraldi’s memoir . . . offers a brilliant anthropological excursion into a world few of us will ever penetrate . . . To an urban reader used to bookstores and cocktail parties, Giraldi’s Manville, N.J., is as exotic as the Kalahari. . . . Perceptive and eloquent' - Washington Post
The lives of three friends are forever changed when they decide to abandon their dreams of starting a legitimate business and become involved with the criminal underworld. Impaired by overindulgences in sex, drugs and alcohol, they pursue a dangerous existence in furtherance of their criminal enterprise. Havoc ensues as their lives spiral out of control. Murder becomes the means by which bad business is settled, and the three friends become the ruthless killers of anyone who stands in
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A gripping and urgent investigation into the secretive world of the global arms trade - from a former member of the African National Congress Revealing the corruption and the cover-ups at the heart of ex-President Jacob Zuma's South Africa Andrew Feinstein delves behind BAE's controversial transactions in South Africa, Tanzania and eastern Europe and the revolving-door relationships that characterise the US Congressional-Military-Industrial Complex. The Shadow World exposes both the formal government-backed trade in arms as well as the illicit deals and lays bare the shocking links between the two. 'Essential reading for anyone who cares about justice, transparency and accountability in both the public and private spheres, and for anyone who believes that it is more important to invest in saving lives than in the machinery of death' Archbishop Desmond Tutu 'Andrew Feinstein has written an authoritative guide to the business of war. Chilling, heartbreaking and enraging' Arundhati Roy 'The nobility and justice of Feinstein's sentiments are indisputable. The arms trade is a loathsome commerce conducted by people who wear suits and occupy big boardroom tables, but should have trouble sleeping at night' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'Remarkable and courageous . . . The Shadow World is a heroic book by an author who, in writing it, has put himself in the firing line' Iain Macwhirter 'Feinstein's book is a singularly powerful study, and deserves to be read by anyone who wants to see light shining on such a shadowy world' Independent
A biography that doesn’t quite exist, about a violinist who can’t be found, as told by people who don’t agree on much. Novelist Geoff Berner has been tasked with writing a biography of DD, a mysterious, charismatic, chimerical musician who has, it seems, dropped off the face of the earth. In the course of his search for DD, Berner interviews her friends, ex-bandmates, ex-lovers, and others. They paint such variable portraits of her that each successive attempt to describe her casts doubt on the previous testimony. As his project is taken over by the lively, infuriating, entertaining tales, a wounded, gifted, and complex DD starts to emerge from all the eyewitness accounts and swear-to-God true stories. Who is DD? Where did she go? And why didn’t that book get written? Travel through a world of knockabout musicians and chancers, on the trail of an inimitable artist who truly lives in the moment, for better or worse.
Time to multitask! Middle school is the new high school (huh?), and Dudes are low men on the totem pole. What else can they do but create a fake eighth-grader? Along the way, they: Create a reality show Signal UFO’s Promote devil worship And exert mind control on the student body Oh yeah! But can they learn good study skills? All new middle school adventures! A funny start to required school reading! The Dudes have middle school mastered and so will their readers. The Dudes Adventure Chronicles is a series for intermediate readers 8-14 who can’t get enough madcap adventure and hilarious hijinks. Each chapter book provides several stories realistic enough and wacky enough to keep kids reading to the delicious conclusion. The Dudes are a diverse group of preteen boys whose clever ways to screw up turn their suburban neighborhood upside down. Spoilers: Classic humor without movie tie-ins or fart jokes! Appeals to middle grade readers who like funny, realistic fiction without a tacked-on message or ripped-from-the-headlines problem. If you like Beverly Cleary's Henry Huggins or Barbara Robinson's The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever, you'll love the Dudes! Don’t miss the madness in: Dudes in the Middle Warning to Parents: The Dudes’s insane take on parents, school, and the PTA just might be catching. Anecdotal evidence suggests that readers of the Dudes may imagine some resemblance between the Dudes’ parents and their own. Makes a Great Gift or a Perfect Stocking Stuffer. Great read-a-loud for the whole family. Crazy funny!
Jet McAlister has a secret. Eddie Chavez has the hots for Jet (not to mention Eddie’s just plain hot). Jet’s got too many problems to cotton on that Eddie’s interested. Eddie loses patience when Jet ends her night shift at a strip club with a knife at her throat. Since Eddie’s a cop, he figures he can help. Since Jet’s used to solving everyone's problems, she doesn't want Eddie’s help. The problem is Jet’s ne’er-do-well father has got himself in a heap of trouble, and in trying to get him out Jet buys herself even more. So much, unless Eddie can rescue her, it might just get her dead.