Kidnapping at the Fort

Koal the Cat Detective. Book One.

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Author: Felix K. Abyssinian

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540547231

Category:

Page: 156

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When Helen, the girl in Koal's family is kidnapped, he decides to find her. Even though a cat, he and his companions, Miss Peach and Sparky find clues by interviewing some very quirky cats in the neighborhood. Their dangerous adventures eventually lead them to the evil wharf cats. Additionally Apricot, Miss Peach's ancestor of over two hundred years, becomes instrumental in solving the mystery as Miss Peach witnesses Apricot's own adventures.

A Kidnapping in Milan: The CIA on Trial

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Author: Steve Hendricks

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393080684

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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A book so compelling it deserves to become one of the nonfiction classics of our time. As propulsively readable as the best “true crime,” A Kidnapping in Milan is a potent reckoning with the realities of counterterrorism. In a mesmerizing page-turner, Steve Hendricks gives us a ground-level view of the birth and growth of international Islamist terrorist networks and of counterterrorism in action in Europe. He also provides an eloquent, eagle’s-eye perspective on the big questions of justice and the rule of law. “In Milan a known fact is always explained by competing stories,” Hendricks writes, but the stories that swirled around the February 2003 disappearance of the radical imam Abu Omar would soon point in one direction—to a covert action by the CIA. The police of Milan had been exploiting their wiretaps of Abu Omar for useful information before the taps went silent. The Americans were their allies in counterterrorism—would they have disrupted a fruitful investigation? In an extraordinary tale of detective versus spy, Italian investigators under the leadership of prosecutor Armando Spataro unraveled in embarrassing detail the “covert” action in which Abu Omar had been kidnapped and sent to be tortured in Egypt. Spataro—seasoned in prosecutions of the Mafia and the Red Brigades and a passionate believer in the rule of law—sought to try the kidnappers in absentia: the first-ever trial of CIA officers by a U.S. ally. An exemplary achievement in narrative nonfiction writing, A Kidnapping in Milan is at once a detective story, a history of the terrorist menace, and an indictment of the belief that man’s savagery against man can be stilled with more savagery yet.

Lies Across America

What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong

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Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586768

Category: History

Page: 480

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In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. Lies Across America is a realty check for anyone who has ever sought to learn about America through the nation's public sites and markers. Entertaining and enlightening, it is destined to change the way American readers see their country.

The Rough Guide to Canada

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Author: Tim Jepson,Phil Lee

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843532668

Category: Travel

Page: 1136

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THE ROUGH GUIDE TO CANADA is the definitive handbook to this diverse country. Features include: Full-colour section introducing Canada's highlights. Detailed accounts of the big cities and small towns, from cosmopolitan Toronto and atmospheric Québec City to the Gold Rush-era relies of the Yukon. Discriminating reviews of hundreds of hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs to suit all tastes and budgets. Practical advice on a range of activities, from hiking and skiing in Banff to fishing and sailing in the Maritime Provinces. Expert background on Canada's history, wildlife and its aboriginal peoples. Maps and plans covering the entire country.

Atlantic Loyalties

Americans in Spanish West Florida, 1785-1810

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Author: Francis Andrew McMichael

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820336503

Category: History

Page: 226

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Integrating social, cultural, economic, and political history, this is a study of the factors that grounded--or swayed--the loyalties of non-Spaniards living under Spanish rule on the southern frontier. In particular, Andrew McMichael looks at the colonial Spanish administration’s attitude toward resident Americans. The Spanish borderlands systems of slavery and land ownership, McMichael shows, used an efficient system of land distribution and government patronage that engendered loyalty and withstood a series of conflicts that tested, but did not shatter, residents’ allegiance. McMichael focuses on the Baton Rouge district of Spanish West Florida from 1785 through 1810, analyzing why resident Anglo-Americans, who had maintained a high degree of loyalty to the Spanish Crown through 1809, rebelled in 1810. The book contextualizes the 1810 rebellion, and by extension the southern frontier, within the broader Atlantic World, showing how both local factors as well as events in Europe affected lives in the Spanish borderlands. Breaking with traditional scholarship, McMichael examines contests over land and slaves as a determinant of loyalty. He draws on Spanish, French, and Anglo records to challenge scholarship that asserts a particularly “American” loyalty on the frontier whereby Anglo-American residents in West Florida, as disaffected subjects of the Spanish Crown, patiently abided until they could overthrow an alien system. Rather, it was political, social, and cultural conflicts--not nationalist ideology--that disrupted networks by which economic prosperity was gained and thus loyalty retained.

Military Law Reporter

A Project of the Public Law Education Institute

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military law

Page: N.A

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A Travel Guide to the Plains Indian Wars

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Author: Stan Hoig

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826339348

Category: History

Page: 217

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The historical remains of nineteenth-century Western frontier military posts and battle sites of the Plains Indian wars are disappearing. Time and weather have taken their tolls, and many would have no traces left were it not for the worthy attention of local groups and city, state, and federal authorities. A Travel Guide to the Plains Indians Warsprovides a general overview of the Plains Indian wars; but it is particularly helpful for anyone planning a visit to the military posts and sites of battle. Stan Hoig has divided this writing into two distinct parts: first is a narrative of the conflicts between American Indians and the U.S. cavalry, Texas Rangers, or pioneers on the Plains and the various military campaigns; and second are chapters providing directions to battle sites and related museums in the Plains states: Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. Hoig encourages users of this guide to obtain in-depth information about the sites they wish to visit by taking advantage of books and personal accounts, archival records, exhibits, brochures, lectures, and tours available at the museums and visitors' centers as well as information on the Internet.

The Penguin History of Modern China

The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 - 2009

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Author: Jonathan Fenby

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191761X

Category: History

Page: 816

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'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican and Maoist. The great merit of Jonathan Fenby's vivid account of the years since 1850 is to underline how heavily that history still weighs on the present' Rosemary Righter, The Times

Textual Evidence (CCSS RL.8.1)

Aligns to CCSS RL.8.1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787709204

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 8

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Fill in the gaps of your Common Core curriculum! Each ePacket has reproducible worksheets with questions, problems, or activities that correspond to the packet?s Common Core standard. Download and print the worksheets for your students to complete. Then, use the answer key at the end of the document to evaluate their progress. Look at the product code on each worksheet to discover which of our many books it came from and build your teaching library! This ePacket has 5 activities that you can use to reinforce the standard CCSS RL.8.1: Textual Evidence. To view the ePacket, you must have Adobe Reader installed. You can install it by going to http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

Women at Fort Boonesborough, 1775-1784

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Author: Harry G. Enoch,Anne Crabb

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312428279

Category: History

Page: 176

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Fort Boonesborough is one of Kentucky's most historic places and, although seldom mentioned in popular accounts, women were there from the very beginning. This work includes 195 women whose presence at the fort can be reasonably documented by historical evidence. The time period was limited to the years between 1775, when the fort was established, and 1784, when the threat of Indian attack at Boonesborough had subsided and the fort's stockade walls had been taken down. The names of the female children these pioneer women brought to the fort are also included, as they shared the risks and hardships of frontier life. The work includes a Historical Sketch describing the women's experiences at the fort and a Biographical Section that gives a brief personal history of each woman. 174 pp., illus., indexed, paper.

Messengers from the West Mountain

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Author: C. R. Truitt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333878

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

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A Great Fire War had once scorched the earth, leaving it barren for generations and only those who took refuse underground were their childrens children able to live once again upon the surface of the earth. For years the West Mountain people lived pleasantly on the surface of the earth outside of the Mother Cave, until reports from the other Warrior tribes told of attacks from a people who still use the ancient machines to capture and enslave. The Chiefs daughter, Paula was delighted when the Council announced she would lead and be sent with three others as messengers to the other Warrior tribes for a call of unity to stand against these invaders. She set out with her best friend Sissy, a young healer, her cousin Mira, the best warrior of her tribe, and their friend, Peggy. Together they set out to warn the other tribes, but separated to make up for lost time waiting for Paula and Peggy to heal after a battle with mutated men. Paula and Sissy catch a ride in the wasteland and unknowingly find themselves in the enemy territory. There they find danger and unexpected allies. **** All four of us sat erect, pushing our chests out, holding our heads high, riding through the main street with our people cheering us... There is nothing like the adorations of our family and peers. How soon we would come to learn the difference of people who would not see us so, regarding us as their prey or their enemy, to use us whatever way they could. Leaving the tribe behind, we had no knowledge of that. We were sure of our skills and our persons... **** He glared at me, his voice deepened, commanding. You will hand me that chain and then you will strip and put hose dirty rags in this basket. Now!... His retaliation was swift. He slapped me hard enough to bring me to my knees with my eyes watering and my cheek stinging...

Freedom's Frontier

California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction

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Author: Stacey L. Smith

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607697

Category: History

Page: 344

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Most histories of the Civil War era portray the struggle over slavery as a conflict that exclusively pitted North against South, free labor against slave labor, and black against white. In Freedom's Frontier, Stacey L. Smith examines the battle over slavery as it unfolded on the multiracial Pacific Coast. Despite its antislavery constitution, California was home to a dizzying array of bound and semibound labor systems: African American slavery, American Indian indenture, Latino and Chinese contract labor, and a brutal sex traffic in bound Indian and Chinese women. Using untapped legislative and court records, Smith reconstructs the lives of California's unfree workers and documents the political and legal struggles over their destiny as the nation moved through the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction. Smith reveals that the state's anti-Chinese movement, forged in its struggle over unfree labor, reached eastward to transform federal Reconstruction policy and national race relations for decades to come. Throughout, she illuminates the startling ways in which the contest over slavery's fate included a western struggle that encompassed diverse labor systems and workers not easily classified as free or slave, black or white.

The Hanson Legacy

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Author: VINCENT M. MESSBARGER, MD

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 098149840X

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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"Cocheta" is a Native American word meaning "That you cannot imagine," an appropriate name for America's "blackest" research facility. Hidden inside a mountain in a remote and inhospitable region of the frigid Canadian Rockies, the massive complex is a high-tech laboratory for a handful of the most brilliant minds on earth. Together, they struggle to understand and duplicate exotic extraterrestrial technology before America's enemies do... or before an unspeakable horror arrives from deep space. Benjamin Hanson, PhD is the project's greatest resource... and a dying man. His ultimate goal: unite the world in developing a defense against what he believes to be a coming invasion. To make it happen, he needs a clever plan. One that will topple a well-established culture of secrecy, allow him to evade those who watch his every move and neutralize a ruthless bureaucrat before the cruel tentacles of incurable cancer rob him of his life. The Hanson Legacy chronicles Ben Hanson's life, from a humble childhood in a rural Oklahoma town to his climactic struggle with an evil, self-absorbed administrator determined to keep secret the other-worldly horrors hidden in Cocheta Mountain... and lethal "accidents" involving more than a dozen retired project scientists. The fate of the entire planet may very well rest on the outcome of Dr. Hanson's vital and final mission. Sacrifice, devotion, duty, honor... and a timeless, beautiful love story that endures vicious tragedy and desolate separation. The Hanson Legacy transcends the Sci-Fi genre and will leave you anxiously waiting for Book Two: The Hanson Conundrum! "The story grabbed me by the throat from the first page and left me almost breathless until the exciting climactic scenes. The characters are strong, superbly developed and totally believable... If you read this book, make sure you have a long flight or a few free days ahead of you --- you won't be able to put it down!" Andrew McLaughlin Editor - Australian Defence Business Review (ADBR) Editor - Defence Industry & Aerospace Report (DIAR.com) Military Editor - Australian Aviation

Zero at the Bone

The Playboy, the Prostitute, and the Murder of Bobby Greenlease

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Author: John Heidenry

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429969383

Category: True Crime

Page: 240

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In 1953, six-year-old Bobby Greenlease, the son of a wealthy Kansas City automobile dealer and his wife, was kidnapped from his Roman Catholic elementary school by a woman named Bonnie Heady, a well-scrubbed prostitute who was posing as one of his distant aunts. Her accomplice, Carl Austin Hall, a former playboy who had run through his inheritance and was just out of the Missouri State Penitentiary, was waiting in the getaway car with a gun, a length of rope and a plastic tarp. The two grifters thought they had a plan that would put them on the road to Easy Street; but, actually, they were on a fast-track to the gas chamber. Shortly after they snatched the little boy, the two demanded a ransom of $600,000.00 from the Greenlease family and it was paid; but, Bobby was already dead, shot in the head by Hall and buried in a flower garden behind the couple's house, exactly where his body was found by police shortly thereafter. The Greenlease ransom was the highest ransom ever paid in the US to that date and the case held the US transfixed in the same way the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby had done decades earlier. In a bone-chilling account of kidnapping, murder and the dogged pursuit of a child's killers, John Heidenry crafts a haunting narrative that involves mob boss Joe Costello, a cast of unsavory grifters, hardboiled detectives and a room at the legendary, but now razed, Coral Court Motel on Route 66. Heady and Hall were apprehended quickly, convicted and executed in a rare double execution in the State of Missouri's gas chamber on a cold December night not long before Christmas. By that time, little Bobby Greenlease was stone cold in his grave and a fickle America had turned back to its Post-War boom. However, one question has never been solved: as Hall was being pursued around Kansas City and St. Louis, half of the ransom was lost and never recovered. Did it end up with the mob via Joe Costello? To this day, no one knows and dead mob bosses tell no tales. In a book that brings to mind films like "Chinatown" and "Double Indemnity", John Heidenry has written a compelling work that blends true crime and American history to take a close look at one of the United States' most notorious murders.

The Shoshone Trail

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Author: David J. Hawkes

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781555174590

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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In 1862, Moroni Stewart escapes the horrors of the Civil War only to find himself in another war, this time between settlers and Indians.As Moroni finds love while rescuing a young widow and her son in the Idaho wilderness, Patrick Conner and his California volunteers are marching form Salt Lake to take on the entire Shoshone Nation in their winter camp on the Bear River.

The Butcher of Amritsar

General Reginald Dyer

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Author: Nigel Collett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852855758

Category: History

Page: 576

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On 13 April 1919, General Reginald Dyer marched a squad of Indian soldiers into the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, and opened fire without warning on a crowd gathered to hear political speeches. This is an account of the massacre set in the context of a biography of a man whose attitudes reflected many of the views common in the Raj.