The Social Roots of School Shootings
Author: Katherine S. Newman,Cybelle Fox,David Harding,Jal Mehta,Wendy Roth
Publisher: Basic Books
Category: Political Science
In the last decade, school shootings have decimated communities and terrified parents, teachers, and children in even the most “family friendly” American towns and suburbs. These tragedies appear to be the spontaneous acts of disconnected teens, but this important book argues that the roots of violence are deeply entwined in the communities themselves. Rampage challenges the “loner theory” of school violence and shows why so many adults and students miss the warning signs that could prevent it.
America's Largest Family Mass Murder
Author: Jim Moore
Publisher: Summit Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
Draws on interviews, new information, and police and autopsy reports to depict Gene Simmons, a mass murderer who killed sixteen people, fourteen of his own family
The Escape of Gary Tison
Author: James W. Clarke
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When convicted murderer Gary Tison broke out of an Arizona prison with the help of his sons in 1978, it was an embarrassment to the state. Then it became a nightmare. Tison and his gang murdered six people before they were stopped near the Mexican border. Clarke's story of that manhunt is a chilling account of both cold-blooded murder and astonishing corruption within the state penal system. Last Rampage is a tale of criminal ruthlessness that has been called the In Cold Blood of the American West. Twenty years later, overtaxed law enforcement and overcrowded prisons can only make us wonder if such an incident could happen again.
Author: John Sandford,Michele Cook
Category: Young Adult Fiction
"Teen activist Shay and her brother Odin are closing in on Singular Corp. and ready to shut down the evil conglomerate once and for all"--
Author: Alan Caillou
Two renowned big-game hunters – the German Otto von Abart and the American Harry Stanton – embark on a dangerous mission to the steaming jungles of Malaya. Their assignment: to capture prize specimens for the Munich Zoo. Neither man realizes that the trip is to prove the ordeal of their lives – an ordeal inflamed by the presence of von Abart’s beautiful mistress Anna. As the trio battle their way through the treacherous jungle, what began as a professional rivalry soon turns into a personal rivalry as well, and the two men engage in a strange combat that can end only with the destruction of one of them. Always between them is Anna – watching, waiting…as much the prize as is the black killer leopard they both pursue.
Author: Justin Scott
Publisher: Pegasus Books
In the thirtieth anniversary edition of this classic thriller, "Rampage gives a stunning twist to the expression 'war on crime.' The dizzying action ranges from Manhattan's towering spires to the labyrinths of the city's underworld; its plot has the speed and impact of a jackhammer.” —David Morrell Chris Taggart is a ruthless, driven, real estate entrepreneur whose buildings have changed the skyline of New York. Young, handsome, irresistible to women, Taggart has won it all with his bare hands and fierce ambition. But his dazzling success can never erase the bitter memory of his father's death at the hands of the mob—and now Taggart sets out to use his wealth and power to destroy the men whom he holds responsible. It is a secret vendetta—a war, in fact—that Taggart launches single-handedly against the Five Families of New York. It pits him against some of the toughest men in organized crime—as well as his own brother, a crusading assistant U.S. attorney, one of the strike force prosecutors. Taggart risks his fortune, his reputation, finally his life, to get revenge; only to find that he has instead become one of them, that his triumph over criminals has turned him into a more dangerous threat than any mob boss in New York.
Author: Jeremy Strong
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Perilus is a Roman boy who is crazy about chariot racing. He loves to practise in his own homemade chariot (pulled by the family goat) and dreams of riding in the Circus Maximus himself one day. But when Perilus's hero, the brilliant charioteer Scorcha , goes missing on the day of the big race, Perilus finds his wish coming true sooner than he'd imagined!
Author: Susan Taylor Chehak
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Recently widowed and emotionally wounded, Madlen Cramer returns to Rampage, Iowa, with her two children for the summer and renews her ties to a childhood friend, a handsome drifter who harbors an incredible menace. By the author of Smithereens. Tour.
Securing America from Mass Shootings
Author: Louis Klarevas
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Category: Political Science
"In the past decade, no individual act of violence has killed more people in the United States than the mass shooting. This well-researched, forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions facing our society- Why do people go on killing sprees? Are gun-free zones magnets for deadly rampages? What can we do to curb the carnage of this disturbing form of firearm violence? Contrary to conventional wisdom, the author shows that gun possession often prods aggrieved, mentally unstable individuals to go on shooting sprees; these attacks largely occur in places where guns are not prohibited by law; and sensible gun control measures like the federal assault weapons ban-which helped drastically reduce rampage violence when it was in effect-are instrumental to keeping Americans safe from mass shootings in the future. To stem gun massacres, the author proposes several original policy prescriptions, including a high-capacity magazine ban and buy-back program, the establishment of multi-jurisdictional task forces to assess active shooter threats, and an overhaul of the way the justice system investigates and prosecutes violent crimes. Calling attention to the unique security threat of massashootings,a Rampage Nationademonstrates that there are practical ways to stem this growing form of gun violence through smart, creative solutions."
Author: James M. Scott
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The definitive history of one of the most brutal campaigns of the war in the Pacific. Before World War II, Manila was a slice of America in Asia, populated with elegant neoclassical buildings, spacious parks, and home to thousands of U.S. servicemen and business executives who enjoyed the relaxed pace of the tropics. The outbreak of the war, however, brought an end to the good life. General Douglas MacArthur, hoping to protect the Pearl of the Orient, declared the Philippine capital an open city and evacuated his forces. The Japanese seized Manila on January 2, 1942, rounding up and interning thousands of Americans. MacArthur, who escaped soon after to Australia, famously vowed to return. For nearly three years, he clawed his way north, obsessed with redeeming his promise and turning his earlier defeat into victory. By early 1945, he prepared to liberate Manila, a city whose residents by then faced widespread starvation. Convinced the Japanese would abandon the city as he did, MacArthur planned a victory parade down Dewey Boulevard. But the enemy had other plans. Determined to fight to the death, Japanese marines barricaded intersections, converted buildings into fortresses, and booby-trapped stores, graveyards, and even dead bodies. The twenty-nine-day battle to liberate Manila resulted in the catastrophic destruction of the city and a rampage by Japanese forces that brutalized the civilian population. Landmarks were demolished, houses were torched, suspected resistance fighters were tortured and killed, countless women were raped, and their husbands and children were murdered. American troops had no choice but to battle the enemy, floor by floor and even room by room, through schools, hospitals, and even sports stadiums. In the end, an estimated 100,000 civilians lost their lives in a massacre as heinous as the Rape of Nanking. Based on extensive research in the United States and the Philippines, including war-crimes testimony, after-action reports, and survivor interviews, Rampage recounts one of the most heartbreaking chapters of Pacific war history.
Author: Clete Barrett Smith
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
Category: Juvenile Fiction
David is looking forward to spending another adventure-filled summer at his grandmother’s Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast—a vacation hotspot for aliens. But as soon as he meets Grandma’s new repairman, an alien named Scratchull, he becoms suspicious. The only problem is that it is difficult to be sneaky when you have a ravenous alien pet attached to you. Even though no one else—including Grandma—thinks that Scratchull is an underhanded handyman, David decides to spy on him. But no one believes David when he discovers that Scratchull really is an evil mastermind with a plot to destroy the planet. Without the help of Grandma and his friends, will David be able to save Earth before it’s too late? This eBook now includes a preview for Clete Barrett Smith's new book, Magic Delivery!
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Donatello builds a robot to fight Shredder's army, but when it malfuntions his powerful weapon turns on the Turtles.
Author: Brian Falkner
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
What if the power to control the most terrifying animals in history fell into the hands of one of the most brilliant and ferocious military leaders of all time? Battlesaurus reimagines the 1815 Battle of Waterloo as something other than a crushing defeat for the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte, when he unleashes a terrible secret weapon—giant carnivorous survivors from pre-history—on his unsuspecting British and Prussian adversaries. In this world, smaller “saurs” are an everyday danger in the forests of Europe, and the Americas are a forbidden zone roamed by the largest and most deadly animals ever to walk the earth. But in his quest for power, Napoléon has found a way to turn these giant dinosaurs into nineteenth-century weapons of mass destruction. Only Willem Verheyen, an outsider living in hiding in the tiny village of Gaillemarde, has the power to ruin the tyrant’s plans. And Napoléon will stop at nothing to find him. War is coming, and young Willem is no longer safe, for Gaillemarde is just a stone’s throw from the fields of Waterloo—fields which will soon run red with blood. Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo by Brian Falkner is the first in a thrilling alternate historical fantasy duology, which concludes with the sequel, Battlesaurus: Clash of Empires. “Part historical fiction, part dinosaur fantasy mash-up, this book will appeal to history buffs and dinosaur fanatics alike. The battle scenes between Napoléon's army and the British are depicted in incredible detail, making readers feel as if they are right in the midst of the fight . . . The first of a promising duology that readers will find thrilling and positively addicting.” —School Library Journal “This alternative history asks, what if Napoléon won the battle at Waterloo . . . The novel quickly ramps up to suspense, immersing the reader in the swiftly moving plot. Characters are very well drawn, capturing the reader's sympathy. With an ending wide open for a sequel, complete with a plot-thickening cliff-hanger, one can only hope that Falkner is a swift writer.” —Booklist
Author: E. Madfis
Category: Social Science
By examining averted school rampage incidents, this work addresses problematic gaps in school violence scholarship and advances existing knowledge about mass murder, violence prevention, bystander intervention, threat assessment, and disciplinary policy in school contexts.
Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing
Author: Lee Mellor
Category: True Crime
A definitive compendium of Canada’s mass murderers and spree killers. Rampage: a state of anger or agitation resulting in violent, reckless, and destructive behaviour. In 1989, Marc Lépine mercilessly executed 14 female students at Montreal’s École Polytechnique to become Canada’s most notorious mass murderer. The following year spree killer Peter John Peters roamed from London, Ontario, to Thunder Bay, leaving a trail of bloodied bodies, broken dreams, and stolen vehicles. Both men experienced the same devastating destiny – they embarked on homicidal rampages that shook their nation to the core. Lee Mellor has gathered more than 25 of Canada’s most lethal mass and spree killers into a single work. Rampage details their grisly crimes, delves into their twisted psyches, and dissects their motivations to answer the question every true crime lover yearns to know: why? If you think serial killers are dangerous, prepare for something deadlier ...
A Scientific Approach to Self Discovery, Change and Optimization
Author: Adam Lowery,Adam Lowery MHC, CLC
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)
The Cognitive Rampage is a scientific approach to self discovery, change and life optimization. This book fuses the latest research from the cognitive, behavioral, social, environmental and biological sciences. No motivational fluff and word play. Whether you need a life change, simply enjoy self exploration and optimization, want to discover hidden passions or reduce the life altering effects of toil, anxiety and depression...this book is for you! This book is not a cookie cutter method of steps to follow. You will customize the scientific framework with your personal beliefs to build your authentic change. And you will use this framework throughout your life, through every age, every change. These are not empty words or motivational spin. This book is an experience. The Cognitive Rampage is based in science. A path to help you unleash your desired change. You can apply this method on your own with NO HARMFUL SIDE EFFECTS. This book is based on Transrational Structure Behavior Theory (TSBT). Adam founded this integrative approach after experiencing the disconnect between the fields of mental health, wellness and naturopathy "Trans-" is a prefix from the Latin "to transcend" "change thoroughly. "Transrational" is to transition to a rational thinking process. This requires more than simple cognitive reframing, but deep belief extraction and examination. Your beliefs are processed through rational filters and applied to your behavior in a personalized structure for quicker impact. TSBT combines a behavioral approach with the cognitive sciences while also recognizing environmental and biological influences. These are strategies and tools cultivated from all the sciences. YOU WILL LEARN: 4 Principles Of Change TO APPLY: 3 Tools of Change: real psychological weapons backed by science TO ACHIEVE: The Change You Want The text includes a Personal Life Inventory, Life Philosophy Reveal Worksheet and a Rational Self Analysis Map. All of these are in the book and are available for free download at www.adamlowery.com CULTIVATE YOUR COGNITIVE RAMPAGE!
Author: Ellen Wolff
Publisher: Insight Editions
The Art and Making of Rampage offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at this action-packed movie starring Dwayne Johnson and directed by Brad Peyton. Global megastar Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure Rampage, directed by Brad Peyton. Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson) shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend. The Art and Making of Rampage explores the creation of this blockbuster movie and provides an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the amazing design and concept art that brought this thrilling movie to life. Exclusive interviews with the cast and crew provide a closer look at the making of this action-packed movie. Filled with remarkable images and fascinating details, The Art and Making of Rampage is the ultimate guide for all fans.
The Eclipse of American Conservatism
Author: Sara Jarman
Conservative Americans are now having a difficult time defining what their ideology is. The Republican Party is in the midst of an inner struggle to understand itself and communicate their message to the American electorate. Republicans ask themselves questions about how to get elected, what policies and programs to adopt in order to appeal to segments of the electorate lost to them. They seem willing to advocate any movement or plans that might bolster "electability." American conservatives are engaged in both a psychological as well as a practical struggle to redefine themselves. In response to these crises, conservatism has increasingly become movement oriented and less authentically conservative. Republicans now are either more progressive or more reactionary than they are conservative, as they attempt to redefine their political ideology and maintain relevancy and legitimacy amongst the general public.
Author: Mark Crilley
Category: Juvenile Fiction
After months of intensive training, Billy is finally ready to go on his first solo creatch op for AFMEC (Allied Forces for the Management of Extraterritorial Creatches). Godzilla-like monsters are menacing the Chinese mountain village of Hua Qing. Billy is more than fired up to fend them off–until he discovers that bossy Ana García will be tagging along. Though Ana is no older than Billy, she’s a full-fledged AFMEC agent–and doesn’t hesitate to remind him of that fact. Whenever possible. At first, the mission is pretty straightforward. Billy and Ana help Hua Qing fight off the monsters, and life for the villagers goes back to normal. But Billy can’t shake the feeling that things in Hua Qing are not what they seem. Is Billy being paranoid? Or is something really bad about to go down? If Billy is right, then he, Ana, and the villagers of Hua Qing are in a whole lot of trouble. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Danny Fingeroth
Category: Incredible Hulk (Fictitious character)
To stop an army of Hulk clones that is carving a path of destruction through Manhattan, Spidey and Hulk must sort out a maze of intrigue involving double agents--and the sinister Dr. Doom.