True Crime

Roadmap to Hell

Author: Barbie Latza Nadeau

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786072564

Category: True Crime

Page: 240

View: 4196

From sex slaves to drug mules, The Daily Beast's Rome Bureau Chief uncovers a terrifying and intricate web of criminal activity right on Europe’s doorstep. Caught between Camorra gunrunners selling to ISIS and Nigerian drug gangs along Italy’s picturesque coast, each year thousands of refugees and migrants are lured into their underworld, forced to become sex slaves, drug mules or weapon smugglers. In this powerful exposé, investigative journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau follows the weapons trail, meets the trafficked women trapped by black magic, the brave nuns who try to save them and the Italian police who turn a blind eye as the most urgent issues facing Europe play out in broad daylight.
SOCIAL SCIENCE

Roadmap to Hell

Sex, Drugs and Guns on the Mafia Coast

Author: Barbie Latza Nadeau

Publisher: Oneworld

ISBN: 9781786072559

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 352

View: 4877

"The book, built on interviews with many participants, is well-reported and consistently heartbreaking.... a useful work of advocacy, calling attention to a terrible traffic in human misery."" -- Kirkus Reviews "Roadmap to Hell is a crusading piece of journalism that exposes the human face of Italy's growing sex-slavery industry. This is a heart-wrenching volume that nevertheless manages to be clear-eyed about the nature of drug addiction, superstition, and illicit practices." -- Foreword Reviews From sex slaves to drug mules, The Daily Beast's Rome Bureau Chief uncovers a terrifying and intricate web of criminal activity right on Europe's doorstep. Caught between Camorra gunrunners selling to ISIS and Nigerian drug gangs along Italy's picturesque coast, each year thousands of refugees and migrants are lured into their underworld, forced to become sex slaves, drug mules or weapon smugglers. In this powerful exposé, investigative journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau follows the weapons trail, meets the trafficked women trapped by black magic, the brave nuns who try to save them and the Italian police who turn a blind eye as the most urgent issues facing Europe play out in broad daylight.

Roadmap to Hell

Author: Barbie Latza Nadeau

Publisher: Oneworld

ISBN: 9781786074591

Category:

Page: 240

View: 1730

"The book, built on interviews with many participants, is well-reported and consistently heartbreaking.... a useful work of advocacy, calling attention to a terrible traffic in human misery."" -- Kirkus Reviews "Roadmap to Hell is a crusading piece of journalism that exposes the human face of Italy's growing sex-slavery industry. This is a heart-wrenching volume that nevertheless manages to be clear-eyed about the nature of drug addiction, superstition, and illicit practices." -- Foreword Reviews From sex slaves to drug mules, The Daily Beast's Rome Bureau Chief uncovers a terrifying and intricate web of criminal activity right on Europe's doorstep. Caught between Camorra gunrunners selling to ISIS and Nigerian drug gangs along Italy's picturesque coast, each year thousands of refugees and migrants are lured into their underworld, forced to become sex slaves, drug mules or weapon smugglers. In this powerful exposé, investigative journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau follows the weapons trail, meets the trafficked women trapped by black magic, the brave nuns who try to save them and the Italian police who turn a blind eye as the most urgent issues facing Europe play out in broad daylight.
Performing Arts

TV Goes to Hell

An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural

Author: Stacey Abbott,David Lavery

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770900349

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 3184

As a natural heir to the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural has risen to prominence with a strong cult following, and this series of essays from contributors around the globe investigates the genre-bending series cultural footprint both in the United States and abroad. The writings explore topics such as folklore, religion, gender and sexuality, comedy, music, and much more, and a brief guide to all the episodes is also included. Supernatural follows brothers Dean and Sam Winchester as they encounter and battle evil beings such as vampires, shapeshifters, ghouls, and ghosts from a multitude of genres including folklore, urban legends, and religious history.
Religion

Go to Heaven

A Spiritual Road Map to Eternity

Author: Fulton J. Sheen

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1621641546

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 5264

Why is it, asks Bishop Fulton Sheen, that one hears so often the expression "Go to hell!" and almost never the expression "Go to heaven!" Here, at his most penetrating, challenging, and illuminating best is Bishop Sheen with his answer, in a book that breathes new meaning into the truths about heaven and hell, and new life into the concepts of faith, tolerance, love, prayer, suffering, and death. Beginning with "The First Faint Summons to Heaven," Sheen shows how unpopular it is today to be a true Christian, and describes the struggle for living our faith amid the disorders of our times. Keenly aware of evil in the myriad forms it takes in today's world, Bishop Sheen writes about the constant battle man faces with the "seven pallbearers of character" - pride, avarice, envy, lust, anger, gluttony and sloth - linking them with the corrosive forces that never cease in their attacks on the Church and those who earnestly desire to be serious Christians. In Go to Heaven, a great spiritual teacher and writer, deeply aware of the human and spiritual conflicts being waged in the world, shows us the way to heaven in a most eloquent book, encouraging the reader to choose heaven now, and to understand the "reality of hell."
Self-Help

Hell Week

Seven Days to Be Your Best Self

Author: Erik Bertrand Larssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147678339X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 3690

From world-renowned mental trainer Erik Bertrand Larssen, whose clients include Olympic athletes and Fortune 500 CEOs, Hell Week is a military-inspired yet accessible guide to making the critical changes necessary for long-term professional and personal success and overall lifestyle improvements. Norway native Erik Bertrand Larssen is many things: a veteran paratrooper who served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Afghanistan; a successful entrepreneur; and a critically acclaimed performance consultant. He has helped catapult the success of countless high-achievers, including Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group, and Statoil ASA executives and Olympic medalist Martin Johnsrud Sundby and top golfer Suzann Pettersen. His life-altering and revered method improves performance by getting people to push themselves past the brink of self-imposed limitations. Central to his technique is the commitment to live and experience just one week as your best self. It’s this week, Larssen says, that will be the catalyst to making the most of the rest of your life. Offering accessible tools and pragmatic, inspirational advice including how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, Larssen’s game-changing Hell Week shows you how to apply his principles to everyday life, leading to lasting improvement, personal and professional success, and most importantly, a new way of living to a higher standard. Hell Week will resonate with and inspire you to be the best you can be and make everlasting positive changes in all aspects of your life.
Business & Economics

Roadtrip Nation

Find Your Path in Life

Author: Mike Marriner,Nathan Gebhard,Joanne Gordon

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345496388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

View: 5665

Shares the stories of men and women, including filmmakers and CEOs, who have set their own paths toward the careers of their dreams.
Health & Fitness

Back in Control

A Surgeons Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain

Author: David Hanscom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988272996

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 366

View: 8195

Seattle spinal surgeon Dr. David Hanscom focuses on an aspect of chronic pain that the medical world has largely overlooked: you must calm your nervous system in order to get better. More than any other book about pain, Back in Control reveals how to quiet a turbocharged central nervous system and make a full recovery, with or without surgery. Dr. Hanscom shares the story of his own journey out of chronic pain and offers a treatment paradigm that has evolved from his personal experience, as well what he has learned from his patients, hundreds of whom have moved beyond managing pain to becoming pain free. This book will enable those suffering from chronic pain to regain control of their care and life. This revised 2nd edition reflects the last few years of neuroscience research. It is becoming increasingly clear that the brain processes mental and physical pain in a similar manner. As anxiety drops, pain will diminish. Dr. Hanscom has observed that these principles apply to any chronic pain condition.
Political Science

Peacebuilding in Traumatized Societies

Author: Barry Hart

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761840350

Category: Political Science

Page: 349

View: 8152

This work examines trauma, identity, security, education, and development as issues of critical importance to peacebuilding and social reconstruction after large-scale violence. This violence takes the form of war, mass-killings, and genocide, as well as structural violence that has humiliated and impoverished millions of people across the globe. Transitional justice, leadership, religion, and the arts are other crucial issues that are included in this analysis of violence and its transformation. The book explores how each issue can be independently addressed for transformational purposes, but argues for their active interdependence in order to more effectdvely help individuals, communities, and societies emerge from violence and begin the rebuilding process. Peacebuilding for Traumatized Societies examines these issues in theoretical and practical terms through case studies and descriptions of training and problem-solving procedures in Rwanda, the Balkans, Columbia, and the Philippines. Book jacket.
Fiction

The Night of the Flood

A Novel in Stories

Author: E.A. Aymar,Sarah M. Chen,Rob Brunet,Angel Luis Colón,Hilary Davidson,Mark Edwards,Gwen Florio,Elizabeth Heiter,J.J. Hensley,Jennifer Hillier,Shannon Kirk,Jenny Milchman,Alan Orloff,Wendy Tyson

Publisher: Down & Out Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 7727

It happened the night Maggie Wilbourne was to be put to death, the first woman executed by the state of Pennsylvania in modern times. That was when a group of women passionately protesting Maggie’s imprisonment struck. They blew up a local dam, flooding the town of Everton and indirectly inspiring a hellish night of crime and chaos. Fourteen of today’s new and most exciting contemporary crime writers will take you to the fictional town of Everton, with stories from criminals, cops, and civilians that explore the thin line between the rich and the poor, the insider and the outsider, the innocent and the guilty. Whether it’s a store owner grimly protecting his property from looters, an opportunistic servant who sees her time to strike, or two misguided youths taking their anger out against any available victim, The Night of the Flood is an intricate and intimate examination of the moment when chaos is released—in both society and the human spirit. Praise for THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD: “Plenty of complex characters and hard edges. Take a breath, then hang on and enjoy this entertaining romp.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author “Bravo to all the authors who contributed to The Night of the Flood, a collection of brilliant short stories about residents of the dysfunctional town of Everton who are thrust into the turbulence of decisions that will forever change who they thought they were. A stormy page-turner that will leave you wanting more.” —Sandra Brannan, author of the award-winning Liv Bergen Mystery Series “A brilliant, multi-leveled concept, Faulknerian in its structure. A novel in stories. Wow. Fourteen new exciting crime writers create a rare three-dimensional mosaic of a doomed town and the night hell flooded through it. Terrifically exciting. Wonderfully inventive.” —David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder As a Fine Art
Political Science

Hegemony How-To

A Roadmap for Radicals

Author: Jonathan Smucker

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849352550

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 5079

A guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about power. While many activists gravitate toward mere self-expression and identity-affirming rituals at the expense of serious political intervention, Smucker provides an apologia for leadership, organization, and collective power, a moral argument for its cultivation, and a discussion of dilemmas that movements must navigate in order to succeed.
Self-Help

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

Your Map to Happiness, Confidence and Success

Author: Neil Shah

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848319533

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 2658

Neurolinguistic programming (NLP) involves a range of psychological techniques that help you to ‘reprogram’ your brain – replacing the negative attitudes that hold you back with positive thought patterns that will enable you to be more effective, confident and successful. In just under 20 simple steps, Neil Shah shows you how to use NLP to develop new habits of behaviour and thought that will help you succeed in all areas of life, from influencing others and understanding how they influence you, to achieving your goals, to managing stress.
Psychology

Hell in the Hallway, Light at the Door

How to Move Gracefully Through Change into Renewed and Abundant Life

Author: Ellen Debenport

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504340590

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

View: 3937

“When one door closes, another one opens, but it can be hell in the hallway.” The hallway is that place between jobs, between relationships, after a death or divorce—whenever life as you know it has changed, and you don’t know what’s coming next. No matter how difficult or painful, the hallway can be a place of tremendous inner growth and renewal. Ellen Debenport understands that every challenge in life is spiritual, whatever the circumstances. She will walk with you through the dark until you can see light at the door. • Find out which kind of hallway you have entered. • Learn the spiritual steps to move through transition. • Create what you want behind the next door. Hell in the Hallway, Light at the Door will lessen your fear of change and open your heart to the gifts of a renewed life. “Ellen Debenport radiates understanding and wisdom.” – Laura Harvey, former editor Daily Word “This is spirituality for the real world and for all of us real people in it.” – Samantha Bennett, Get It Done
Business & Economics

The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches

A Practical (And Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less

Author: Jeff Yeager

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0767926951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

View: 7471

A guide to personal finance offers advice about spending less and saving money, describing the importance of living within one's means, being self-reliant, and making sensible decisions when purchasing a car and home.
Religion

The Road Map To Life Study Guide Plus KJV

Author: Alicia Clark

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387702823

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 2737

This book is great for bible studies as a family and for individual studies between you and the Lord. It contains various ways to study as well. There is the traditional concordance composed of 90 words, favorite scriptures with testimonials as well as devotionals which incorporate the 90 words as well. FOR a more fun experience in learning, it also includes bible trivia! Don't worry, all the answers can be found in the back, along with scriptures where you can read the answers for yourself.

Ramadi Declassified

A Roadmap to Peace in the Most Dangerous City in Iraq

Author: Anthony E. Deane

Publisher: Praetorian Books

ISBN: 9781943052073

Category:

Page: 432

View: 3341

"Take Back Ramadi... but don't make it another Fallujah." This was the order Lt. Col. Tony Deane, commander of Task Force Conqueror, received in May of 2006. By then Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, had become the most dangerous city in Iraq, The sound of explosions and gunfire filled the air around the clock. The civilian government had collapsed, and the fledgling Iraqi security forces proved incapable of protecting the population from a brutal Al Qaeda murder and intimidation campaign. The city was in chaos and the rule of law non-existent. Pundits, politicians and military leaders, including the division headquarters were declaring the war lost. The men and women of Task Force Conqueror saw some of the heaviest urban combat in Iraq, against a shadowy enemy who preferred improvised explosive devices and sniper fire to standing toe to toe and fighting. It quickly became clear that street fighting with insurgents was not the path to victory. Something more was needed. What happened next was the turning point in the Iraq War and an epic story of combat, courage, leadership and diplomacy that broke the back of al Qaeda in Iraq and wrote a new chapter in the course of Middle East history. The Battle of Ramadi is widely considered the Gettysburg of the Iraq War, and Ramadi Declassified puts the reader into the middle of the fighting. Colonel Deane tells the powerful story of his troops' sacrifice and innovation in raw, gripping detail as he outlines both the path to success in defeating Al Qaeda, and the causes of the unraveling chaos now choking the life out of present day Iraq.
Business & Economics

Postcapitalism

A Guide to Our Future

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374710694

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6463

We know that our world is undergoing seismic change—but how can we emerge from the crisis a fairer, more equal society? Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone profound changes—economic cycles that veer from boom to bust—from which it has always emerged transformed and strengthened. Surveying this turbulent history, Paul Mason’s Postcapitalism argues that we are on the brink of a change so big and so profound that this time capitalism itself, the immensely complex system within which entire societies function, will mutate into something wholly new. At the heart of this change is information technology, a revolution that is driven by capitalism but, with its tendency to push the value of much of what we make toward zero, has the potential to destroy an economy based on markets, wages, and private ownership. Almost unnoticed, in the niches and hollows of the market system, swaths of economic life are beginning to move to a different rhythm. Vast numbers of people are changing how they behave and live, in ways contrary to the current system of state-backed corporate capitalism. And as the terrain changes, new paths open. In this bold and prophetic book, Mason shows how, from the ashes of the crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable economy. Although the dangers ahead are profound, he argues that there is cause for hope. This is the first time in human history in which, equipped with an understanding of what is happening around us, we can predict and shape the future.
Business & Economics

Failure to Millionaire

How I Created a Successful Company and How You Can Too!

Author: Sivadas Raghava

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9351505596

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 2313

9 startups and 6 failures, including the first and the last, a couple of moderate successes and one fairly good one. Sivadas Raghava is no ordinary entrepreneur. His biggest achievements have been his failures for they have been his biggest learning source. This book is built on the foundations of failure to provide the roadmap for entrepreneurial success.
True Crime

The Good Mothers

The True Story of the Women Who Took On the World’s Most Powerful Mafia

Author: Alex Perry

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062655639

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 9243

The electrifying, untold story of the women born into the most deadly and obscenely wealthy of the Italian mafias – and how they risked everything to bring it down. The Calabrian Mafia—known as the ’Ndrangheta—is one of the richest and most ruthless crime syndicates in the world, with branches stretching from America to Australia. It controls seventy percent of the cocaine and heroin supply in Europe, manages billion-dollar extortion rackets, brokers illegal arms deals—supplying weapons to criminals and terrorists—and plunders the treasuries of both Italy and the European Union. The ’Ndrangheta’s power derives from a macho mix of violence and silence—omertà. Yet it endures because of family ties: you are born into the syndicate, or you marry in. Loyalty is absolute. Bloodshed is revered. You go to prison or your grave and kill your own father, brother, sister, or mother in cold blood before you betray The Family. Accompanying the ’Ndrangheta’s reverence for tradition and history is a violent misogyny among its men. Women are viewed as chattel, bargaining chips for building and maintaining clan alliances and beatings—and worse—are routine. In 2009, after one abused ’Ndrangheta wife was murdered for turning state’s evidence, prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti considered a tantalizing possibility: that the ’Ndrangheta’s sexism might be its greatest flaw—and her most effective weapon. Approaching two more mafia wives, Alessandra persuaded them to testify in return for a new future for themselves and their children. A feminist saga of true crime and justice, The Good Mothers is the riveting story of a high-stakes battle pitting a brilliant, driven woman fighting to save a nation against ruthless mafiosi fighting for their existence. Caught in the middle are three women fighting for their children and their lives. Not all will survive.
History

A Chance in Hell

The Men Who Triumphed Over Iraq's Deadliest City and Turned the Tide of War

Author: Jim Michaels

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429950510

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 453

The riveting account of how one brigade turned Iraq's most violent city into a model of stability Colonel Sean MacFarland's brigade arrived in Iraq's deadliest city with simple instructions: pacify Ramadi without destroying it. The odds were against him from the start. In fact, few thought he would succeed. Ramadi had been going steadily downhill. By 2006, insurgents roamed freely in many parts of the city in open defiance of Iraq's U.S.-backed government. Al-Qaeda had boldly declared Ramadi its capital. Even the U.S. military acknowledged the province would be the last to be pacified. A lanky officer with a boyish face, MacFarland was no Patton. But his soft voice masked an iron will and a willingness to take risks. While most of the American military was focused on taming Baghdad, MacFarland laid out a bold plan for Ramadi. His soldiers would take on the insurgents in their own backyard. He set up combat outposts in the city's most dangerous neighborhoods. Snipers roamed the dark streets, killing al-Qaeda leaders and terrorist cells. U.S. tanks rumbled down the streets, firing point blank into buildings occupied by insurgents. MacFarland's brigade engaged in some of the bloodiest street fighting of the war. Casualties on both sides mounted. Al-Qaeda wasn't going to give up easily. Ramadi was too important. MacFarland wasn't going to back down either. The two sides had fought to a stalemate. At least until Sheik Abdul Sattar Bezia al-Rishawi emerged. A minor tribal leader, Sheik Sattar had earned his reputation as a smuggler. He carried a large six-shooter on his hip and had a taste for whiskey. But he hated al-Qaeda and was watching MacFarland's brigade as they battled militants toe-to-toe. This was a different group of Americans, Sattar thought. Sattar approached MacFarland and said he was ready to join with the Americans and fight al-Qaeda. Other officers might have kept their distance. MacFarland didn't hesitate. He promised Sattar his support. What followed was one of history's unlikeliest -- and most successful -- partnerships. Together, the Americans and Sattar's growing band of fighters drove al-Qaeda from Ramadi. A Chance in Hell is compelling tale of combat leadership and how a handful of men turned the tide of war at a time when it looked most hopeless.