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Black Hearts

Black Hearts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780307450982
Author: Jim Frederick
Publisher: Crown
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“Riveting. . . a testament to a misconceived war, and to the ease with which ordinary men, under certain conditions, can transform into monsters.”—New York Times Book Review This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit known as “the Black Heart Brigade.” Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq’s so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad, the Black Hearts found themselves in arguably the country’s most dangerous location at its most dangerous time. Hit by near-daily mortars, gunfire, and roadside bomb attacks, suffering from a particularly heavy death toll, and enduring a chronic breakdown in leadership, members of one Black Heart platoon—1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion—descended, over their year-long tour of duty, into a tailspin of poor discipline, substance abuse, and brutality. Four 1st Platoon soldiers would perpetrate one of the most heinous war crimes U.S. forces have committed during the Iraq War—the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the cold-blooded execution of her and her family. Three other 1st Platoon soldiers would be overrun at a remote outpost—one killed immediately and two taken from the scene, their mutilated corpses found days later booby-trapped with explosives. Black Hearts is an unflinching account of the epic, tragic deployment of 1st Platoon. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers and first-hand reporting from the Triangle of Death, Black Hearts is a timeless story about men in combat and the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare. But it is also a timely warning of new dangers emerging in the way American soldiers are led on the battlefields of the twenty-first century.

Blackhearts

Blackhearts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481432710
Author: Nicole Castroman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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In this stunningly creative debut “filled with well-drawn characters…and smoldering passion,” (Booklist) Nicole Castroman reimagines the origins of history’s most infamous pirate—Blackbeard. When Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, returns home from a year at sea, he finds his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, all Teach wants is to return to the vast ocean he calls home. There’s just one problem: he must convince his father to let him leave and never come back. Following the death of her parents, Anne Barrett is left penniless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne takes a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks and Anne longs to escape the confines of her now mundane life. How will she ever achieve her dream of sailing to Curaçao—her mother’s birthplace—when she’s trapped in England? From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn together by a shared desire for freedom, but kept apart by Teach’s father, their love is as passionate as it is forbidden. Faced with an impossible choice, Teach and Anne must decide whether to chase their dreams and leave England forever—or follow their hearts and stay together.

Black Hearts in Battersea

Black Hearts in Battersea [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780547530710
Author: Joan Aiken
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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In this hilarious classic adventure, an innocent boy and his friends must stop a plot to topple the King of England. Simon, the foundling from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, arrives in London to meet an old friend and pursue the study of painting. Instead he finds himself unwittingly in the middle of a wicked crew’s fiendish caper to overthrow the good King James and the Duke and Duchess of Battersea. With the help of his friend Sophie and the resourceful waif Dido, Simon narrowly escapes a series of madcap close calls and dangerous run-ins. In a time and place where villains do nothing halfway, Simon is faced with wild wolves, poisoned pies, kidnapping, and a wrecked ship. This is a cleverly contrived tale of intrigue and misadventure. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl “It’s a marvel!” —The New Yorker “A wild yarn, not to be put down once it is started.” —Washington Post “A riot of wildly improbable adventures happening to absurd and loveable characters with Dickensian names in a time that never was . . . Heartrending, hair-raising, rib-tickling, and delightful.” —New York Times

Black Heart

Black Heart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442403489
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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In book three of the Curse Workers series, “the perfect end to this gem of a trilogy” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), trust is a priceless commodity and the lines between right and wrong become dangerously blurred. Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the government is the right choice, even though he’s been raised to believe they are the enemy of all curse workers. But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and all new secrets coming to light, what’s right and what’s wrong become increasingly hard to tell apart. When the Feds ask him to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he starts to wonder if they really are the good guys, or if it’s all a con. And if it is, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—on love. Love is dangerous and trust is priceless in Holly Black’s “powerful, edgy, dark” fantasy series (Publishers Weekly).

The Black Hearts Murder

The Black Hearts Murder [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504019970
Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A city seethes with racial tension, and a political fixer tries to keep the peace In a forgotten neighborhood of downtown Banbury, Harlan James preaches the revolution, teaching young black men and women to stand up for their rights. According to the district attorney, he’s also been teaching them to make bombs. This is a lie, a political ploy designed to undermine the radical leader and maintain Banbury’s status quo. But no matter how tightly the authorities frame James, revolution is coming—and the streets will run with blood. As the city verges on chaos, the governor asks his top troubleshooter, Mike McCall, to keep an eye on James’s trial. When James skips bail, the city’s most violent citizens—black and white—threaten to riot. To save the city from destroying itself, McCall must find James and unravel the chilling mystery of the Black Hearts.

The Black Hearts of Men

The Black Hearts of Men [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674043960
Author: John Stauffer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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At a time when slavery was spreading and the country was steeped in racism, two white men and two black men overcame social barriers and mistrust to form a unique alliance that sought nothing less than the end of all evil. Drawing on the largest extant bi-racial correspondence in the Civil War era, John Stauffer braids together these men's struggles to reconcile ideals of justice with the reality of slavery and oppression. Who could imagine that Gerrit Smith, one of the richest men in the country, would give away his wealth to the poor and ally himself with Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave? And why would James McCune Smith, the most educated black man in the country, link arms with John Brown, a bankrupt entrepreneur, along with the others? Distinguished by their interracial bonds, they shared a millennialist vision of a new world where everyone was free and equal. As the nation headed toward armed conflict, these men waged their own war by establishing model interracial communities, forming a new political party, and embracing violence. Their revolutionary ethos bridged the divide between the sacred and the profane, black and white, masculine and feminine, and civilization and savagery that had long girded western culture. In so doing, it embraced a malleable and "black-hearted" self that was capable of violent revolt against a slaveholding nation, in order to usher in a kingdom of God on earth. In tracing the rise and fall of their prophetic vision and alliance, Stauffer reveals how radical reform helped propel the nation toward war even as it strove to vanquish slavery and preserve the peace.

Black Hearts, Black Spades

Black Hearts, Black Spades [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0719822394
Author: Frank Chandler
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Orphaned after tragic events during a dreadful storm, two young children, Jacob and Rachel Peterson, leave Beckinson in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for adoption by an uncle and aunt in Chicago. Ten years later, when the opportunity arises to expand his uncle's business, Jacob chooses to set up in Beckinson. Fifteen year-old Rachel remembers nothing of the past and is unaware of the anger that is consuming her brother. Jacob is set on discovering the truth behind the events that took their parents, but Beckinson is now rife with corruption; a degenerate and dangerous town where outlaws walk free. What could Jacob possibly do against that?

Black Hearts in Battersea

Black Hearts in Battersea [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780547530710
Author: Joan Aiken
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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In this hilarious classic adventure, an innocent boy and his friends must stop a plot to topple the King of England. Simon, the foundling from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, arrives in London to meet an old friend and pursue the study of painting. Instead he finds himself unwittingly in the middle of a wicked crew’s fiendish caper to overthrow the good King James and the Duke and Duchess of Battersea. With the help of his friend Sophie and the resourceful waif Dido, Simon narrowly escapes a series of madcap close calls and dangerous run-ins. In a time and place where villains do nothing halfway, Simon is faced with wild wolves, poisoned pies, kidnapping, and a wrecked ship. This is a cleverly contrived tale of intrigue and misadventure. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl “It’s a marvel!” —The New Yorker “A wild yarn, not to be put down once it is started.” —Washington Post “A riot of wildly improbable adventures happening to absurd and loveable characters with Dickensian names in a time that never was . . . Heartrending, hair-raising, rib-tickling, and delightful.” —New York Times

BLACK HEARTS IN A RED ROOM

BLACK HEARTS IN A RED ROOM [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: J.Ransom
Publisher: John \"J.Ransom\" Futrell
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"BLACK HEART IN A RED ROOM" is the results of emotions and overall a roller coaster of thought and exploration. "BLACK HEARTS IN A RED ROOM" is a song/poetry book that takes a journey with the main character through his soul. He explores memories of sexuality, lust, fantasy, emotions and destruction. This is merely the first edition of the book as there exist three more, and a sequel in the works. There is much more to this book than what meets the eye and it is encouraged to read the work multiple times. You may miss something.

Black Heart Blue

Black Heart Blue [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0718158776
Author: Louisa Reid
Publisher: Penguin UK
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'They tried to make me go to my sister's funeral today. In the end I'd had to give in ... I'd been walking in her shadow for sixteen years and I liked its cool darkness. It was a good place to hide.' How would you feel if your twin sister died suddenly? Particularly if she was the beautiful one and you were horribly disfigured. And how would it feel to be alone now if you and your sister were the only ones to know the truth about what takes place behind closed doors at home? And what would you do if it was your parents who brought danger and terror into your life? Would you dare reveal how your sister died? And would you be brave enough to find an escape of your own? Black Heart Blue is a powerful novel about the domestic horrors that can unfold within a small community - and one girl's quest to stand up for the truth.

Blacksouls

Blacksouls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481491075
Author: Nicole Castroman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard. Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships. Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands. Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty, and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.

Black Hearts Still Beat

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Author: L A Cotton
Publisher: Delesty Books
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These Black Hearted boys will ruin you... When eighteen-year-old Eva Walker enters the local Talent Showdown, she hopes it’ll will rekindle her love of music. She doesn’t expect it to ignite a fire in her heart. Rafe Hunter is everything Eva should stay away from. Tattooed, brooding, and mysterious. Not to mention the fact he’s the bassist for one of the world’s hottest rock bands. Their weekend of lust, laughter, and music, changes everything. And one thing is for certain... neither of them will ever be the same again. Box Set Includes: Rush, Rise, and Rule Eva and Rafe’s trilogy Risk an Eva and Rafe bonus scene Ruby a Black Hearts Short Story Raze a Black Hearts Short Story

My Heart and Other Black Holes

My Heart and Other Black Holes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062324691
Author: Jasmine Warga
Publisher: Harper Collins
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“Alive with intensity, gut-wrenching honesty, moments of humor, and—of course—heart. Not to be missed.”—Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and The Walls Around Us A stunning novel about the transformative power of love, perfect for fans of Jay Asher and Laurie Halse Anderson. Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness. There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution—Roman, a teenage boy who’s haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner. Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together.

Vampirates: Black Heart

Vampirates: Black Heart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780316053440
Author: Justin Somper
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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There's a new ship of vampirates roaming the seas, leaving a trail of fear and devastation in its wake. When a high-profile pirate is slain, the Pirate Federation takes decisive action and begins training up a ship of dedicated vampire hunters. The team will be led by newly appointed Captain, Cheng Li and will include pirate prodigy Connor Tempest. Meanwhile, Connor's twin sister Grace enjoys a bittersweet reunion with their mother. Sally Tempest has some important and shocking news that will leave the twins facing a very uncertain future.

A Black Heart

A Black Heart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466954469
Author: Rosemary Townsend
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
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A Black Heart tells the gripping story of a young girls development from childhood into womanhood. The book opens with the traumatic loss of the heroine Miriams father, which leaves her at the mercy of an emotionally unstable mother. As Miriam grows older, she grapples with questions of sexuality and spirituality and the tension between them. She struggles to reconcile her practice with her Christian beliefs. The novel is set in apartheid South Africa when racism and oppression were at their height. Not only does this intensify the conflict between mother and daughter, it also creates new problems for the heroine. As the title suggests, Miriam with her white background relates differently from most of her peers to her colleagues and students across the colour line. While her choices have far-reaching and potentially devastating consequences, ultimately she triumphs when she holds firm to her own convictions. Told in Miriams voice, this novel is a compelling and sensitive portrayal of a womans coming of age, particularly in terms of her own sexuality and her growing awareness of social injustices. Despair gives way to hope as the political climate changes, and Miriams own circumstances give rise to a new beginning. A quintessentially South African novel Russell Kaschula, professor of African languages Rhodes University, South Africa

Black Heart and White Heart

Black Heart and White Heart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 552106608X
Author: Haggard H.R.
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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In Black Heart And White Heart, Henry Rider Haggard mounts once more those trusty steeds of his, the nobility of the savage and the rascality of the civilized white. He rides, too, with all his old dexterity, and the story concerning Zulus, witches, battles, sacrifices, and traitors.

Black Heart, Ivory Bones

Black Heart, Ivory Bones [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497668573
Author: Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling
Publisher: Open Road Media
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20 fairy tales hauntingly reimagined by some of today’s finest sci-fi and fantasy authors, including Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, and more. Once upon a time, all our cherished dreams began with the words once upon a time. This is the phrase that opened our favorite tales of princes and spells and magical adventures. World Fantasy Award–winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling understand the power of beloved stories—and in Black Heart, Ivory Bones, their sixth anthology of reimagined fairy tales, they have gathered together stories and poetry from some of the most acclaimed writers of our time, including Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Charles de Lint, and Joyce Carol Oates. But be forewarned: These fairy tales are not for children. A prideful Texas dancer is cursed by a pair of lustrous red boots . . . Goldilocks tells all about her brutal and wildly dysfunctional foster family, the Bears . . . An archaeologist in Victorian England is enchanted by a newly exhumed Sleeping Beauty . . . A prince of tabloid journalism is smitten by a trailer-park Rapunzel . . . A clockwork amusement park troll becomes sentient and sets out to foment an automaton revolution. These are but a few examples of the marvels that await within these pages—tales that range from the humorous to the sensuous to the haunting and horrifying, each one a treasure with a distinctly adult edge.

Green Eyes, Black Heart

Green Eyes, Black Heart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1475967624
Author: R. W. Doyen
Publisher: iUniverse
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The road of Sandra Miller’s life is strewn with the corpses of those who loved her or simply got in her way. She was born in a small town in Maine on a stormy night with thunder and lightning sent by the devil himself. She was born to be bad, and yet her evil is hidden well beneath bright green eyes and a sexual presence no man can resist. She focuses on the so-called stronger sex, weaving a web of seduction until she catches her prey, and the road of her life has been strewn with the corpses of those who loved her—and those simply got in her way. She continues on her hellish path, even entering into a miserable marriage and having a child of her own. Lust takes control, however, when she meets husband and father Joel Bemis. Joel reminds her of a man she killed years before, a fact that makes him all the more attractive. She must possess Joel at any cost, and yet for once a man sees beyond her green eyes to the darkness within. Sandra resorts to shameless stalking, and soon her behavior turns dangerous. Will Joel become another of her many victims, or will Sandra finally get what she deserves?

Operation Dark Heart

Operation Dark Heart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429965193
Author: Anthony Shaffer
Publisher: Macmillan
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On Friday, August 13, 2010, just as St. Martin's Press was readying its initial shipment of this book, the Department of Defense contacted us to express its concern that our publication of Operation Dark Heart could cause damage to U.S. national security. After consulting with our author, we agreed to incorporate some of the government's changes into a revised edition of his book while redacting other text he was told was classified. The newly revised book keeps our national interests secure, but this highly qualified warrior's story is still intact. Shaffer's assessment of successes and failures in Afghanistan remains dramatic, shocking, and crucial reading for anyone concerned about the outcome of the war. "While I do not agree with the edits in many ways, the DoD redactions enhance the reader's understanding by drawing attention to the flawed results created by a disorganized and heavy handed military intelligence bureaucracy." —Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer had run intelligence operations for years before he arrived in Afghanistan. He was part of the "dark side of the force"---the shadowy elements of the U.S. government that function outside the bounds of the normal system. His group called themselves the Jedi Knights and pledged to use the dark arts of espionage to protect the country from its enemies. Shaffer's mission to Afghanistan, however, was unlike any he had ever experienced before. There, he led a black-ops team on the forefront of the military efforts to block the Taliban's resurgence. They not only planned complex intelligence operations to beat back the insurgents, but also played a key role in executing those operations---outside the wire. They succeeded in striking at the core of the Taliban and their safe havens across the border in Pakistan. For a moment Shaffer saw us winning the war. Then the military brass got involved. The policies that top officials relied on were hopelessly flawed. Shaffer and his team were forced to sit and watch as the insurgency grew---just across the border in Pakistan. This wasn't the first time he had seen bureaucracy stand in the way of national security. He had participated in Able Danger, the aborted intelligence operation that identified many of the future 9/11 terrorists but failed to pursue them. His attempt to reveal the truth to the 9/11 Commission would not go over well with his higher-ups. Operation Dark Heart tells the story of what really went on--and what went wrong--in Afghanistan. Shaffer witnessed firsthand the tipping point, when what seemed like certain victory turned into failure. Now, in this book, he maps out a way that could put us on the path to winning the war.

Hearts In Atlantis

Hearts In Atlantis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0684844907
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war -- and the protests against it -- had flooded America's living rooms for a decade. Hearts in Atlantis, King's newest fiction, is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War. In Part One, "Low Men in Yellow Coats," eleven-year-old Bobby Garfield discovers a world of predatory malice in his own neighborhood. He also discovers that adults are sometimes not rescuers but at the heart of the terror. In the title story, a bunch of college kids get hooked on a card game, discover the possibility of protest...and confront their own collective heart of darkness, where laughter may be no more than the thinly disguised cry of the beast. In "Blind Willie" and "Why We're in Vietnam," two men who grew up with Bobby in suburban Connecticut try to fill the emptiness of the post-Vietnam era in an America which sometimes seems as hollow -- and as haunted -- as their own lives. And in "Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling," this remarkable book's denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his heart's desire may await him. Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full of heart, Stephen King's new book will take some readers to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.