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Aces & Eights

By Loren D. Estleman
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429911757
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : aces-eights.pdf

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Dead Man's Hand No one paid any mind to Jack McCall as he unloaded a .44 caliber slug into Wild Bill Hickok's brain at point-blank range. Deadwood's legendary gunslinging marshal was dead, holding a poker hand of aces and eights, a dead man's hand. The question the law wanted to know: was McCall a hired killer or did he kill Hickok to avenge his brother's death? Find out in Loren D. Estleman's Aces & Eights. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Pdf File: in-the-crosshairs.pdf

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Assassinations often change the course of history. Here is an intriguing look at dozens of notable assassinations and attempts throughout history, including complete details about the assassin, the victim, the circumstances of the attack, and the outcome. In the Crosshairs also features photos of many of the victims or would-be victims, and rare archival material, including excerpts from original police reports. High-profile celebrities, political figures, religious leaders, and many others have fallen prey to assassins, and many have survived. In the Crosshairs is arranged in alphabetical order, by last name, and includes such details as: On November 8, 1939, Adolf Hitler narrowly escaped an assassination attempt – 12 minutes after he left a room where he was making a speech, a bomb went off. Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat would probably have survived the assassin’s bullet on October 6, 1981, if he hadn’t taken off his bulletproof vest – but he didn’t like the way it made his suit bulge. Robert John Bardo, the murderer of young actress Rebecca Schaeffer, carried with him to the crime scene a copy of J. D, Sallinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, just like Mark David Chapman did when he murdered John Lennon nearly nine years earlier. From notable murders (Abraham Lincoln, Gianni Versace, and Indira Gandhi) to little-known attempts (George W. Bush, Wild Bill Hickock, and Andy Warhol) here is a surprising, informative, and intriguing book that deserves to be on every history buff’s bookshelf. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Best Seller

By Alan Dennington
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781420809763
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 150
  • Pdf File: best-seller.pdf

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Best Seller is Aaron and Alan Denningtons first collaborative effort. It is a humorous tale of love, life, and friendship that is as touching as it is entertaining. Tex and Don expected a peaceful weekend at the lake until they went to their friend Jays house and accidentally destroyed his moms Barbra Streisand autographed Yentl poster. From there, they drive, gamble, and arm-wrestle their way to a memorabilia auction in Oregon to find one of the only other autographed posters in existence. Meanwhile, the unfortunately named Colon (pronounced Collin) goes the Greyhound route to track down his large love, Helga. You cant put this book down as you root for the characters to find friendship, love, and that darn poster.

Billy Phelan's Greatest Game

By William Kennedy
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101665912
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 540
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The second novel in William Kennedy’s much-loved Albany cycle depicts Billy Phelan, a slightly tarnished poker player, pool hustler, and small-time bookie. A resourceful man full of Irish pluck, Billy works the fringes of the Albany sporting life with his own particular style and private code of honor, until he finds himself in the dangerous position of potential go-between in the kidnapping of a political boss’s son.

The Best of Life, Love, and Levity

By William Spencer Jr.
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469118556
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 334
  • Pdf File: the-best-of-life-love-and-levity.pdf

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This clever collection of poems offers the reader an inspiring start to the day, or delightful prose to close a trying day in a light-hearted way. Upon opening the cover, you may be drawn it to sit and absorb the entire book in one sitting. Over time, many poems will speak to you, and are sure to be revisited and reflected upon by the thinking reader.

Gangsters of Virtue

By Steven Leroy Jackson
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1477180664
  • Total of Pages : 279
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: gangsters-of-virtue.pdf

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Gangsters of Virtue/ The Wise Sorrowful Hearts is a true cautionary tale for the youth of this nation and the world.This is the untold story of murder, greed, lust for power and the final family betrayals in a major Washington DC Drug Enterpise in the 1960 ́s and beyond. The street life during the founding of the Washington DC, Black Mafia by Convicted Heroin Distributor and D.C. Drug Kingpin, Lawrence W. Slippery Jackson. It tells of the Hardships, Accomplishments,sacrifices and punishments associated with drug dealing and family. It explores the Old style Drug Game to the new generation of drug dealers and the relationship between Lawrence , his father and sibling, his extended family, his wife Anna Mae Jackson his eight children and his 500 member Black Mafia Gang. This book tells a untold story of the wife and children living together and thriving in the Southeast Hillcrest area of Washington ,DC. The story is told through the eyes of the youngest boy Steven Leroy Jackson. My father and mothers strength and dignity saved our family. Education and mentoring from The US Army, my extended family and siblings saved me and changed my fate. I received many awards and took part in historical events as a result of what people always said about us. "You come from good stock", after you read my book , you will know why my wonderfully bright sisters and brother deserve all the good things that have happend to us and for us over the last 35 years. God Lives in you too. Little Lawrence , Momma and Dad We will love you forever.

MacCallister: The Eagles Legacy

By William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone
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  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Book Code : 0786027797
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 423
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From bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone comes a blazing new saga of Duff MacAllister. One man, forging a destiny. One legacy, sworn to justice. One name, branded in the heart of America. . . The Legend Lives! The Scottish Highlands, 1885. Two men, brandishing knives, attack a young woman outside a pub. Duff MacAllister steps in and saves her--killing one of the assailants. Big mistake. The attacker was the sheriff's son, and now MacAllister is marked for death. His only hope: America. Here, in the sprawling land of dreams, Duff hopes to start a new life with his American cousins. Unfortunately, the sheriff's deputies are tracking him down--with nine of the deadliest cutthroats money can buy. Blazing a trail of blood and bullets all the way to the Rockies, Duff has to kill his enemies one by one--or die trying. But this time, Duff is not alone. He has a new ally by his side. A living legend of frontier justice. His cousin, the gunslinger known as Falcon MacAllister. . .

Audacity Jones to the Rescue (Audacity Jones #1)

By Kirby Larson
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545840627
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 813
  • Pdf File: audacity-jones-to-the-rescue.pdf

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An irrepressible orphan named Audacity Jones is headed on an adventure of historic proportions! The first book in a brand-new series from beloved Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson! Audacity Jones is an eleven-year-old orphan who aches for adventure, a challenge to break up the monotony of her life at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls. Life as a wayward girl isn't so bad; Audie has the best of friends, a clever cat companion, and plenty of books to read. Still, she longs for some excitement, like the characters in the novels she so loves encounter.So when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield visits the school and whisks Audie off to Washington, DC, she knows she's in for the journey of a lifetime. But soon, it becomes clear that the Commodore has unsavory plans for Audie -- plans that involve the president of the United States and a sinister kidnapping plot. Before she knows it, Audie winds up in the White House kitchens, where she's determined to stop the Commodore dead in his tracks. Can Audie save the day before it's too late?

Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter

By Joseph G. Rosa
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Book Code : 0806150238
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 368
  • Pdf File: wild-bill-hickok-gunfighter.pdf

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“James Butler Hickok, generally called ‘Wild Bill,’ epitomized the archetypal gunfighter, that half-man, half-myth that became the heir to the mystique of the duelist when that method of resolving differences waned. . . . Easy access to a gun and whiskey coupled with gambling was the cause of most gunfights--few of which bore any resemblance to the gentlemanly duel of earlier times. . . . Hickok’s gunfights were unusual in that most of them were ‘fair’ fights, not just killings resulting from rage, jealousy over a woman, or drunkenness. And, the majority of his encounters were in his role as lawman or as an individual upholding the law.”--from Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok (1837–1876) was a Civil War spy and scout, Indian fighter, gambler, and peace officer. He was also one of the greatest gunfighters in the West. His peers referred to his reflexes as “phenomenal” and to his skill with a pistol as “miraculous.” In Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter, Joseph G. Rosa, the world’s foremost authority on Hickok, provides an informative examination of Hickok’s many gunfights. Rosa describes the types of guns used by Hickok and illustrates his use of the plains’ style of “quick draw,” as well as examining other elements of the Hickok legend. He even reconsiders the infamous “dead man’s hand” allegedly held by Hickok when he was shot to death at age thirty-nine while playing poker. Numerous photographs and drawings accompany Rosa’s down-to-earth text.