Blowback Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Blowback


  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2022-09-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316499651

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A brilliant American president is also a psychopath. He has his finger on the red button. And he’s about to start a world war with our most dangerous enemy. Put your finger on the order button. Push it to read James Patterson’s best and scariest novel yet. US President Keegan Barrett has swept into office on his success as Director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with deadly consequences. Barrett personally orders CIA agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute his plan, but their loyalties are divided. The CIA serves at the pleasure of the president, yet they’ve sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. When the threat comes directly from the Oval Office, that’s where the blowback begins.

Blowback Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Blowback


  • Author : Chalmers Johnson
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2001-01-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429928113

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An explosive account of the resentments American policies are sowing around the world and of the payback that will be our harvest in the twenty-first century. Blowback, a term invented by the CIA, refers to the uninted consequences of American policies. In this sure-to-be-controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its military power to every corner of the earth and using American capital and markets to force global economic integration on its own terms. From a case of rape by U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to our role in Asia's financial crisis, from our early support for Saddam Hussein to our actions in the Balkans, Johnson reveals the ways in which our misguided policies are planting the seeds of future disaster. In the wake of the Cold War, the United States has imprudently expanded the commitments it made over the previous forty years, argues Johnson. In Blowback, he issues a warning we would do well to consider: it is time for our empire to demobilize before our bills come due.

Blowback Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Blowback


  • Author : Brad Thor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-05-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416505419

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When a lethal, unidentified illness with a suspicious source begins working its way through the United States and Europe, Navy SEAL-turned-Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath teams up with a mysterious British counterpart to find out who is responsible. By the author of State of the Union. Reprint.

Blowback Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Blowback


  • Author : Neil DeVotta
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0804749248

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In the mid-1950s, Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhalese politicians began outbidding one another on who could provide the greatest advantages for their community, using the Sinhala language as their instrument. The appeal to Sinhalese linguistic nationalism precipitated a situation in which the movement to replace English as the country’s official language with Sinhala and Tamil (the language of Sri Lanka’s principal minority) was abandoned and Sinhala alone became the official language in 1956. The Tamils’ subsequent protests led to anti-Tamil riots and institutional decay, which meant that supposedly representative agencies of government catered to Sinhalese preferences and blatantly disregarded minority interests. This in turn led to the Tamils’ mobilizing, first politically then militarily, and by the mid-1970s Tamil youth were bent on creating a separate state.

Blowback Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Blowback


  • Author : Brad Thor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847395290

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A weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has just become the No.1 threat to the United States. Caught live on Al Jazeera in an off-the-books operation, Scot Harvath's career has been terminated. But when the tide in the War on Terror suddenly turns against the US, the president has no choice but to secretly enlist the help of the man the administration has just fired. Ducking a congressional subpoena, Harvath travels to the Mediterranean, where he learns of a shadowy organization that has been combing the earth for decades in search of the ultimate weapon to use against the USA and her allies. Now, after three summers of record-breaking heat across Europe, one steadily melting Alpine glacier has given up an ancient secret - one with the potential to thrust civilization back into the Dark Ages. From Cyprus, London and Paris, to Italy, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia, Harvath must race against the clock to stop one of the greatest evils ever to face the western world. Look out for the adrenaline-fuelled new Brad Thor novel, Code of Conduct, published in July 2015!

Blowback Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Blowback


  • Author : Bill Pronzini
  • Publisher : Speaking Volumes
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612320687

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He's just gotten some bad news, and its impact has made him immobile and fearful. He's always known that the racking cough was not just something that was going to go away, that the ache in his chest was indicative of something more serious. And now he's found out that he has a lesion on his lung which could be malignant. He's set to sit and wait and do nothing else until he gets the results, but is swayed into action by a call from an old buddy of his from the service, Harry Burroughs.Harry has an isolated fishing camp in Northern California. Currently, he has several people in residence. Recent events have convinced him that the place is a powderkeg waiting to erupt into violence. Therefore, the call to Nameless. What Nameless finds on his arrival is a simmering situation, mostly caused by the presence of a very erotic woman by the name of Angela who is there with her extremely jealous husband, Ray, who is even more combustible because he's a heavy drinker. Angela is a woman who plays sweet but gets deep underneath a man's skin and is nowhere near as innocent as she would have folks believe.And then the murders start. The first doesn't seem to have anything to do with the situation when a rug dealer is killed in his van. But then the inhabitants of the camp become targets, including Nameless. He faces more than the usual share of danger as he is entombed in a cave. The book has a little bit of everything-sexual intrigue, theft, murder, violence-all leavened by Nameless searching for the truth in a high tension environment.

Blowback Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Blowback


  • Author : Christopher Simpson
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 407
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497623064

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A searing account of a dark “chapter in U.S. Cold War history . . . to help the anti-Soviet aims of American intelligence and national security agencies” (Library Journal). Even before the final shots of World War II were fired, another war began—a cold war that pitted the United States against its former ally, the Soviet Union. As the Soviets consolidated power in Eastern Europe, the CIA scrambled to gain the upper hand against new enemies worldwide. To this end, senior officials at the CIA, National Security Council, and other elements of the emerging US national security state turned to thousands of former Nazis, Waffen Secret Service, and Nazi collaborators for propaganda, psychological warfare, and military operations. Many new recruits were clearly responsible for the deaths of countless innocents as part of Adolph Hitler’s “Final Solution,” yet were whitewashed and claimed to be valuable intelligence assets. Unrepentant mass murderers were secretly accepted into the American fold, their crimes forgotten and forgiven with the willing complicity of the US government. Blowback is the first thorough, scholarly study of the US government’s extensive recruitment of Nazis and fascist collaborators right after the war. Although others have approached the topic since, Simpson’s book remains the essential starting point. The author demonstrates how this secret policy of collaboration only served to intensify the Cold War and has had lasting detrimental effects on the American government and society that endure to this day.

Blowback Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Blowback


  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681443447

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Seven years earlier, France's top chef, Marc Fraysse, summoned the world's culinary press to his remote restaurant in central France to make an announcement that he said would cause shockwaves in the culinary community. Speculating that Fraysse's restaurant was about to lose one of his precious Michelin stars, the reporters were shocked to find instead that the great chef had been murdered. In the end, the media left without a clue about the message the chef intended to deliver or about who might have killed him. Continuing his string of investigations into stubborn cold cases, ex-forensics superstar Enzo Macleod takes on the case, diving into the big business and high stakes of French haute cuisine. Winter has settled in around the mountaintop restaurant, causing complications. And as he learns more about the complex web of relationships that surrounded the celebrated (if also mercurial) chef--a spurned lover, a jealous wife, an estranged brother, an embittered food critic--Macleod begins to see parallels with his own life and loves. In diving into this new case, he finds himself reopening old wounds of his own . . .

Blowback Book
Score: 3
From 8 Ratings

Blowback


  • Author : Valerie Plame
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101598566

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Introducing Blowback, an exhilarating new espionage thriller by former CIA ops officer Valerie Plame and thriller writer Sarah Lovett. Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is finally close to capturing Bhoot, the world’s most dangerous international nuclear arms dealer. One of her assets delivers explosive intel: Bhoot will be visiting a secret underground weapons facility in Iran in just a few days. But just as Pierson is about to get the facility location, an ambush leaves her informant dead. Now Pierson has two targets: Bhoot and the asset’s sniper. When all the Agency’s resources aren’t enough to protect her assets from Bhoot’s assassin, Pierson risks going rogue and jeopardizing a fellow ops officer who is also her secret lover. With each day, the pressure of the manhunt mounts, forcing Pierson to put her cover and career—and life—at risk. With rapid-cut shifts from European capitals to Washington to the Near East, and with insider detail that only a former spy could provide, Blowback marks the explosive beginning to a thrilling new series.

Blowback Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Blowback


  • Author : Michael Forwell
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2009-04-03
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780283070846

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'I thought I was the biggest dope smuggler. I wasn't. He was' Howard Marks On 29 June 1988 Michael Forwell (aka The Fox) had it all - fast cars and speedboats, a nightclub in Bangkok, homes around the world. And a ship heading towards California carrying 72 tons of high-grade Thai marijuana, his last deal before going straight. On 30 June the DEA seized the ship in the biggest dope bust in history . . . and very soon Michael had nothing at all. A mild-mannered, public school educated Englishman who abhors violence, Michael was not the most likely drug smuggler but he was certainly one of the most successful. Now he shares his astonishing adventures as he found ever more inventive ways to smuggle dope from South-East Asia to the US. By the eighties Michael was juggling aliases, dodging the authorities and making millions of dollars. Until that final deal, too good to pass by, went horribly wrong and he was forced to go on the lam. Fast-paced and funny, Blowback takes us on an adrenalin-charged journey with a charming rogue, revealing the fun he had and the price he ultimately paid.

Cartridges and Firearm Identification Book

Cartridges and Firearm Identification


  • Author : Robert E. Walker
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-26
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466502062

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At a time when crime scene television shows are all the rage amongst the civilian population, knowledge of firearm forensics is of paramount importance to crime scene analysts, police detectives, and attorneys for both the prosecution and the defense. Cartridges and Firearm Identification brings together a unique, multidisciplined approach to questions that arise regarding ammunition and firearms within the context of investigation. Supplying essential practical information about firearms and ammunition in a clear, easy-to-follow format, this volume: Defines and depicts photographically all varieties of firearms Presents investigative concerns of firearms evidence from the perspectives of evidence preservation and safe handling procedures Introduces readers to the standards of measurement used to classify ammunition, including the significance of names, adjectives, and other descriptors used in conjunction with ammunition cartridges Categorizes and identifies ammunition head stamps from cartridges produced around the world Provides ammunition manufacturing practices for dozens of nations The text offers a methodology for the identification of unknown firearms as well as ammunition of questioned identity. The author explains the terminology and describes each group of firearms and the aspects that identify the weaponry—including property marks, proof marks, and patent dates. Lavishly illustrated, this comprehensive reference includes case studies to support the text, making it a premier reference for all those responsible for the complicated task of investigating firearms and cartridges.

Rhetorical Agendas Book

Rhetorical Agendas


  • Author : Patricia Bizzell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-04-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135604899

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This edited collection offers a broad consideration of contemporary rhetorical scholarship, tied to political, ethical, and spiritual themes. Originating from the 2004 conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, the contents of this volume reflects the conference themes of rhetorical agendas in current theory and research. The volume starts off with transcripts of the talks presented by the conference's featured speakers. The essays that follow are organized around five key topics: history, theory, pedagogy, publics, and gender. These chapters address subjects ranging from religious identity to civil rights; from weapons of mass destruction to literacy testing and electronic texts, reflecting the wide array of areas under study across the rhetoric discipline. With contributions from well-known scholars as well as newcomers, the breadth and diversity of this collection make a significant contribution to rhetorical scholarship, and will stimulate additional work. As such, the volume will be of interest to scholars and students in rhetoric studies in speech communication, English, and related disciplines.

Blowback Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Blowback


  • Author : Chalmers Johnson
  • Publisher : Editora Record
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Asia
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 8501073083

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Blowback


  • Author : Eric Fullilove
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062277091

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blowback \blo-bak\ n: the unintended results of covert intelligence operations that come back to haunt you. When the Unthinkable Happens— On India's border a weapon of mass destruction has begun a terrifying countdown toward Armageddon. A Conspiracy Unfolds— In Washington, D.C., Richard Whelan, National Security Advisor to the President and one of the most powerful men in the administration, has just been framed for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of a prominent defense contractor who happens to be a staunch supporter of the President ... The One Man Who Can Find the Answers— As powerful enemies align to keep him from the truth, Richard Whelan—alone, a fugitive from justice—finds himself in a race against time as the world heads to the brink of nuclear confrontation.