The Good Soldier: Jack Noble Early Years …

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The Badge by Jack Webb

The Badge: True and Terrifying Crime Stories That Could Not Be Presented on TV, from the Creator and Star of Dragnet by Jack Webb
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Overview: "This is the city, Los Angeles, California. I work here, I carry a badge. The story you are about to see is true…"

Before Charlie’s Angels, Miami Vice, or NYPD Blue, there was Dragnet. From 1951 to 1959, Jack Webb starred as Sergeant Joe Friday in the most successful police drama in television history. Webb ("Just the facts, ma’am") was also the creator of Dragnet, and what made the show so revolutionary was its documentary-style format and the fact that each episode was "ripped" from the files of the LAPD.

But 1950s television censors deemed many of the stories in the LAPD’s files too violent or sensational for the airwaves. The Badge is Webb’s collection of stories that could not be presented on TV: untold, behind-the-scenes accounts of the Black Dahlia murder, the Brenda Allen confessions, Stephen Nash’s "thrill murders," and Donald Bashor’s "sleeping lady murders," to name just a few. Case by case, The Badge takes readers on a spine chilling police tour through the dark, shadowy world of Los Angeles crime.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > True Crime

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Gunpowder by Jack Kelly

Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics: The History of the Explosive That Changed the World by Jack Kelly
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Overview: When Chinese alchemists fashioned the first manmade explosion sometime during the tenth century, no one could have foreseen its full revolutionary potential. Invented to frighten evil spirits rather than fuel guns or bombs-neither of which had been thought of yet-their simple mixture of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal went on to make the modern world possible. As word of its explosive properties spread from Asia to Europe, from pyrotechnics to battleships, it paved the way for Western exploration, hastened the end of feudalism and the rise of the nation state, and greased the wheels of the Industrial Revolution.With dramatic immediacy, novelist and journalist Jack Kelly conveys both the distant time in which the devil’s distillate” rose to conquer the world, and brings to rousing life the eclectic cast of characters who played a role in its epic story, including Michelangelo, Edward III, Vasco da Gama, Cortés, Guy Fawkes, Alfred Nobel, and E. I. DuPont. A must-read for history fans and military buffs alike, Gunpowder brings together a rich terrain of cultures and technological innovations with authoritative research and swashbuckling style.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Conversations with Jack Cardiff by Justin Bowyer

Conversations with Jack Cardiff: Art, Light and Direction in Cinema by Justin Bowyer
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Overview: Jack Cardiff was responsible for some of the most visually stunning fims in cinematic history. Tile Red Shoes, A Matter of Life of Death, Black Narcissus, Rope, The African Queen, Sons and Lovers, Girl on a Motorcycle and the blockbuster Conan the Destroyer are just a handfulof films that bear his creative hallmark. His work has been hugely influential, inspiring countl ess filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese and Mike Figgi s, who writes the foreword. This book i s an insight into the visual art and craft of cinema by one of its greatest exponents. Entertainingly and accessibly presented in question and answer format, it is written for all film enthusiasts. particularly those who enjoy or study the art of photography in film.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Just One Bite by Jack Heath

Just One Bite by Jack Heath (Timothy Blake #2)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 304 MB
Overview: The shocking, fast-paced and queasily funny follow-up to Jack Heath’s international best-selling thriller, Hangman
Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn’t supposed to find and is forced to hide it. When the FBI calls Blake in to investigate a missing university professor, Blake recognizes him as the dead man in his freezer.
Then another man goes missing. And another.
There’s a serial killer in Houston, Texas, and Blake is running out of time to solve the case. His investigation takes him to a sex doll factory, a sprawling landfill in Louisiana, and a secret cabin in the woods.
As they hunt the killer together, FBI agent Reese Thistle starts to warm to Blake – but she also gets closer and closer to discovering his terrible secret.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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Just One Bite – Jack Heath [Audiobook]

Just One Bite – Jack Heath [Audiobook]

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The Complete Jack the Ripper by Donald Rumbelow

The Complete Jack the Ripper by Donald Rumbelow
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 397 MB
Overview: Fully updated and revised, Donald Rumbelow’s classic work is the ultimate examination of the facts, theories, fictions, and fascinations surrounding the greatest whodunit in history.
Laying out all the evidence in the most comprehensive summary ever written about the Ripper, this book, by a London police officer and crime authority, has subjected every theory – including those that have emerged in recent years-to the same deep scrutiny.
The author also examines the mythology surrounding the case and provides some fascinating insights into the portrayal of the Ripper on stage and screen and on the printed page. More seriously, he also examines the horrifying parallel crimes of the Düsseldorf Ripper and the Yorkshire Ripper in an attempt to throw further light on the atrocities of Victorian London.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The Complete Jack The Ripper [Audiobook]

The Complete Jack The Ripper [Audiobook]

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Band of Giants by Jack Kelly

Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence by Jack Kelly
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Overview: Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politicians and theorists only became real because fighting men were willing to take on the grim, risky, brutal work of war. We know Fort Knox, but what about Henry Knox, the burly Boston bookseller who took over the American artillery at the age of 25? Eighteen counties in the United States commemorate Richard Montgomery, but do we know that this revered martyr launched a full-scale invasion of Canada? The soldiers of the American Revolution were a diverse lot: merchants and mechanics, farmers and fishermen, paragons and drunkards. Most were ardent amateurs. Even George Washington, assigned to take over the army around Boston in 1775, consulted books on military tactics.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
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Overview: Published just one year after On The Road, this is the story of two men enganged in a passionate search for Dharma or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen Way, which takes them climbing into the High Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
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Overview: Published just one year after On The Road, this is the story of two men enganged in a passionate search for Dharma or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen Way, which takes them climbing into the High Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and…


Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock
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Sanctuaries by Jack Kelly, Marcia Kelly

Sanctuaries: The Complete United States–A Guide to Lodgings in Monasteries, Abbeys, and Retreats by Jack Kelly, Marcia Kelly
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Overview: This guide describes more than 90 monasteries and retreat centers in the Northeast in detail and lists an additional 220. All offer affordable accommodations where visitors can join the activities or simply enjoy the peace and tranquility. 9 maps.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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