Dirty Harry’s America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash by Joe Street
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.4 Mb
Overview: In Dirty Harry’s America, Joe Street argues that the movies shed critical light on the culture and politics of the post-1960s era and locates San Francisco as the symbolic cultural battleground of the time. Across the entire series, conservative anger and moral outrage confront elitist liberalism and moral relativism. Paying particular attention the films’ representation of crime, family and community, sexuality, and race, Street maintains that through referencing real events and political struggles, the films themselves became active participants in the culture wars.
Unapologetic carrier of right and might, Harry Callahan becomes America’s Ur-conservative: “unbending, moral, incorruptible, and most important, always right.” Long after the series, Callahan’s legacy remains strong in American political discourse, cinema, and pop culture, and he continues to shape Eastwood’s later political and cinematic career.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier by Mark Kram, Jr.
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 7.5MB
Overview: A gripping, all-access biography of Joe Frazier, whose rivalry with Muhammad Ali riveted boxing fans and whose legacy as a figure in American sports and society endures
History will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages, a trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country.
Joe Frazier was a much more complex figure than just his rivalry with Ali would suggest. In this riveting and nuanced portrayal, acclaimed sports writer Mark Kram, Jr. unlinks Frazier from Ali and for the first time gives a full-bodied accounting of Frazier’s life, a journey that began as the youngest of thirteen children packed in small farm house, encountering the bigotry and oppression of the Jim Crow South, and continued with his voyage north at age fifteen to develop as a fighter in Philadelphia.
Tracing Frazier’s life through his momentous bouts with the likes of Ali and George Foreman and the developing perception of him as the anti-Ali in the eyes of blue-collar America, Kram follows the boxer through his retirement in 1981, exploring his relationship with his son, the would-be heavyweight Marvis, and his fragmented home life as well as the uneasy place that Ali continued to occupy in his thoughts.
A propulsive and richly textured narrative that is also a powerful story about race and class in America, Smokin’ Joe is unparalleled in its scope, depth, and access and promises to be the definitive biography of a towering American figure whose life was galvanized by conflict and whose mark has proven lasting.
Genre: Non-fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
G.I. Joe – A Real American Hero #262
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Three Minutes to Doomsday: An Agent, a Traitor, and the Worst Espionage Breach in U.S. History by Joe Navarro
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 34.1 MB
Overview: An intense cat-and-mouse game played between two brilliant men in the last days of the Cold War, this shocking insider’s story shows how a massive giveaway of secret war plans and nuclear secrets threatened America with annihilation.
In 1988 Joe Navarro, one of the youngest agents ever hired by the FBI, was dividing his time between SWAT assignments, flying air reconnaissance, and working counter-intelligence. But his real expertise was “reading” body language. He possessed an uncanny ability to glean the thoughts of those he interrogated.
So it was that, on a routine assignment to interview a “person of interest”-a former American soldier named Rod Ramsay-Navarro noticed his interviewee’s hand trembling slightly when he was asked about another soldier who had recently been arrested in Germany on suspicion of espionage. That thin lead was enough for the FBI agent to insist to his bosses that an investigation be opened.
What followed is unique in the annals of espionage detection-a two-year-long battle of wits. The dueling antagonists: an FBI agent who couldn’t overtly tip to his target that he suspected him of wrongdoing lest he clam up, and a traitor whose weakness was the enjoyment he derived from sparring with his inquisitor. Navarro’s job was made even more difficult by his adversary’s brilliance: not only did Ramsay possess an authentic photographic memory as well as the second highest IQ ever recorded by the US Army, he was bored by people who couldn’t match his erudition. To ensure that the information flow would continue, Navarro had to pre-choreograph every interview, becoming a chess master plotting twenty moves in advance.
And the backdrop to this mental tug of war was the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the very real possibility that its leaders, in a last bid to alter the course of history, might launch a devastating attack. If they did, they would have Ramsay to thank, because as Navarro would learn over the course of forty-two mind-bending interviews, Ramsay had, by his stunning intelligence giveaways, handed the Soviets the ability to utterly destroy the US.
The story of a determined hero who pushed himself to jaw-dropping levels of exhaustion and who rallied his team to expose undreamed of vulnerabilities in America’s defense, Three Minutes to Doomsday will leave the reader with disturbing thoughts of the risks the country takes even today with its most protected national secrets.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Joe Victim by Paul Cleave (Cleaner #2)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 404 mb, 15 hrs and 24 mins
Overview: Joe Middleton has a lot on his plate, to say the least. Arrested for a whole slew of murders he says he can’t remember, Joe-a.k.a. the Christchurch Carver-has been in jail for the last year awaiting trial, charged with the task of convincing the psychiatrists interviewing him that he wasn’t of sound mind and can’t be blamed for what he did. And, incredibly, that’s the least of his worries. That’s because there’s no shortage of people who like the idea of seeing Joe dead, some of whom are on the inside with him. On the outside, there’s Melissa, Joe’s accomplice in one of the murders, who plans on shooting him on his way to the courthouse before he gets a chance to start talking. To get himself out of this epic mess, Joe has a desperate plan involving the disgraced ex-detective who put Joe away and a television psychic who’s looking to get rich. It’s a long shot, but it had better work-because the people of New Zealand are voting to bring back the death penalty, and the Christchurch Carver is just the poster boy to make it happen.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Thriller > New Zealand
Barbecue Rules: Lessons and Recipes for Superior Smoking and Grilling (The Artisanal Kitchen) by Joe Carroll, Nick Fauchald
Requirements: EPUB Reader 11.72 MB
Overview: Great barbecue and grilled meatsare at the heart of summer cooking, and in this book from barbecue expert Joe Carroll, fire-cooked foods are approachable and downright delicious. With more than 30 mouthwatering recipes and six informational essays in this handy book-adapted from Carroll’s Feeding the Fire-he proves that you don’t need fancy equipment or long-held regional traditions to make succulent barbecue and grilled meats at home.
Barbecue Rules teaches the hows and whys of live-fire cooking: how to roast a pork loin (and what cut to ask your butcher for), how to create low and slow heat, why quality meat matters, and how to make the best sides to accompany the main event (the key is to keep it simple). With recipes for classics like Beef Brisket and Pulled Pork Shoulder and more adventurous flavors like Sweet Tea-Brined Poussins and Lamb Saddle Chops with Mint-Yogurt Sauce, there are recipes for every palate and outdoor occasion.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Food & Drink
Locke and Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Gabriel Rodriguez (TPB 1-6)
Requirements: CBZ Reader, about 190-245 mb per volume (HQ – Retail Versions)
Overview: Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. Home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all..
Genre: Comic Book
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics by means of Joe Biden
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 441 MB
Overview: New York Times Best Seller
Joe Biden, the creator of Promise Me, Dad, tells the tale of his bizarre lifestyles and occupation previous to his emergence as Barack Obama’s loved, influential vice chairman.
"Nearly 40 years once I first were given concerned, I stay captivated by means of the probabilities of politics and public carrier. In truth, I imagine that my selected career is a noble calling." – Joe Biden
For greater than 45 years, Vice President Joe Biden has each witnessed and took part in a momentous epoch of American historical past. In Promises to Keep, Joe Biden finds what those studies taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the establishments of presidency. With his normal candor and wit, Biden movingly recounts rising up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational family in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming private tragedy, life-threatening sickness, and occupation setbacks; his relationships with presidents, with global leaders, and with lawmakers on each side of the aisle; and his management of robust Senate committees.
Through those and different reminiscences, Biden describes how the guiding rules he discovered early in lifestyles – to paintings to make other folks’s lives higher; to honor circle of relatives and religion; to price patience, candor, and honesty – are the root on which he has based totally his lifestyles’s paintings as husband, father, and public servant. Promises to Keep is an intimate collection of reflections from a public servant who surmounted a large number of demanding situations to change into one in all our best leaders and who refuses to be cynical about politics. It may be a stirring testomony to the promise of the United States.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction