30 Minutes After Being Busted

Author: Leonard Bilski
Publisher: Life Rich Publishing
ISBN: 9781489708519
Format: PDF
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Leonard Bilski was first arrested when he was fourteen. Other arrests followed at age sixteen and eighteen. By age twenty, he was selling pot, gambling, and driving a 1986 convertible Corvette. But as his path through life careened back and forth between power, material possessions, drugs, and betting, Lenny became locked in a dark world with seemingly no way out. As Lenny reflects on a difficult childhood spent with a schizophrenic father that eventually led him into a life of crime and three years in prison, he shines a light on the heartbreak and subsequent related choices that unfortunately can influence children trapped within a dysfunctional family dynamic. While continuing through stories of life in jail and beyond, Lenny reveals details of what it is really like inside prison walls, a list of things not to do in prison, and all the fights he endured while behind bars. Through it all, Lenny hopes that by sharing his life challenges, he will inspire others to believe there is always hope for a new beginning. 30 Minutes After Being Busted shares reflections from one man's journey from a difficult childhood through the choices that eventually led him to prison where he battled to survive and learned valuable life lessons.

Leslie Fiedler and American Culture

Author: Steven G. Kellman
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874136890
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Leslie Fiedler and American culture have made a tumultuous marriage throughout much of the twentieth century. Fiedler's prolific career, as scholar, critic, novelist, memoirist, translator, and professor, has been a series of provocations." "Leslie Fiedler and American Culture marks the start of its subject's ninth decade. The first such collection devoted entirely to Fiedler, it gathers together spirited responses to his work by scholars, critics, and poets."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Busted Boom

Author: Brian Paul Bach
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 148351191X
Format: PDF
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It’s true: the superpower known as the USA is now being run ... by Baby Boomers. They dominate government, control corporations, steer society and culture. Boomers are in power. This is their time. But who are they, really? What do they think? And most importantly, what have they done? What are they doing? The Baby Boom generation is certainly well known, but rarely described or even revealed. BUSTED BOOM: THE BUMMER OF BEING A BOOMER takes a crack at it. A wild ride awaits. You’ll need seat belts. And maybe air bags. There are few myths about America’s Baby Boom generation, though there are plenty of facts – and feelings. Every Boomer has them, and passions can run high. As pioneers in the modern concepts of entitlement and privilege, Boomers usually wax defensive of their own kind. However, Brian Paul Bach, born in the mid-‘50s, was compelled to emerge from the Boomer rank and file with his own facts, feelings – and a few myths – concerning his generation. A Boomer ‘on the street’, he is without portfolio, academic support, or corporate subsidy, but he is also without pretense. BUSTED BOOM is an unflinching examination of Boomers, whose choices and behavior have deeply influenced our world today. Now that Boomers have come into their inheritance, their performance requires a measure of accountability. Specifically, Bach’s observations are made with the attentive eye of an artist and the critical force of a fellow traveler. BUSTED BOOM comes from a writer with a passion for exploring the culture that has surrounded him. Consequently, he now questions it with a unique perception, as sincere as it is trenchant. White, middle-class Boomers – the book’s primary focus – aren’t noted for analyzing themselves as Boomers, per se. They are self-aware, but as a demographic group, Boomers who critique their own kind usually do so with detachment. Such inward-looking sensitivity has led to malfunctions in society, business, and politics. Because they are known for their self-absorption and feelings of entitlement, perhaps it’s time that one of their own upset the status quo a bit. No product of some opinionated blogger, media expert, or academic consultant, BUSTED BOOM relies on decades of witnessing Boomers in action and inaction, known and obscure, and plenty of known names are named. While social, political, cultural and personal matters are considered, the book gets down to details. Boomer folkways are explored via the subjects of creativity, credibility, media, luck, limitations, film and TV, narcissism, Ayn Rand, consumerism, yuppiedom, greed, boredom, New Age, selective history, and 'Empire' phases, with casual lists of 'Exemplary' and 'Non-Exemplary' Boomers. Also, five appendices of related material, and updates. Included is ‘Boomers Tend To Be...’, a catalogue of Boomer quirks and foibles. As is the Boomer custom, Bach even has a few axes of his own to grind, in order to demonstrate Boomer technique and mentality. Detached he is not. A fully-engaged Boomer, he speaks from experience. He is an ‘insider’ - but from the outside, so to speak. BUSTED BOOM is humorous, hard-hitting, satirical, even respectful. It is not sentimental or overly anecdotal. The emphasis is on criticism of Boomers and their choices in life, but with a fellow Boomer’s insight as to why and how. As a book that will both entertain and provoke discussion, BUSTED BOOM goes behind the usual bravado Boomers often display, not only publicly, but on a Boomer-to-Boomer level. Non-Boomers will find much of value, not just as a curiosity, but as a stimulant in observing the unprecedented societal group that now calls the shots in America. If the Author infers that Boomers are representative of their nation’s decline, then those Boomers who remain might yet do their best work in the future. But they’d better get cracking. If BUSTED BOOM is a report card of sorts, it is undeniably incomplete – which means there is still hope. With illustrations by the Author.

The Beatles Anthology

Author: The Beatles
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811826848
Format: PDF, ePub
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Created in cooperation with the surviving Beatles and Yoko Ono, this anthology of personal memorabilia, documents, photographs, and other items from personal archives chronicles the band's Liverpool origins, rise to fame, and breakup.

Busted

Author: William Daniel Ehrhart
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870239557
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Between March and September of 1974, as Richard Nixon's presidency unraveled on national television, Bill Ehrhart, a decorated Marine Corps sergeant and antiwar Vietnam veteran, fought to retain his merchant seaman's card after being busted for possession of marijuana. He was also arrested on suspicion of armed robbery in New York City, detained on the Garden State Parkway for looking like a Puerto Rican revolutionary, and thrown out of New Jersey by the Maple Shade police. All of this occurred while the House Judiciary Committee conducted hearings on Nixon's impeachment. Busted shows an acute awareness of the ironies of these juxtapositions, as Ehrhart recounts a surreal cross-country journey in search of justice in a nation that has lost its way, betrayed by its leaders. Picking up the narrative of Vietnam-Perkasie and Passing Time, this third book in Ehrhart's Vietnam War trilogy is an exploration of the contradiction between law and justice in Nixon's America and an examination of why the wounds inflicted on the United States by the war are so slow to heal.

Busted

Author: Fred von Kamecke
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310283205
Format: PDF, Kindle
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People say a lot of things about the Bible, God, Jesus, and Christianity that are simply not true. So in the style of the popular cable show Mythbusters, a New Testament scholar uses biblical and historical evidence---and humor---to do a little myth busting of his own.

Busted Scotch Selected Stories

Author: James Kelman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393347109
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This collection of 35 short stories—most of them being published in this country for the first time—has been selected and arranged by James Kelman himself from over two decades of his work. The stories of Busted Scotch are set in the working-class milieu of Scotland and England—the pubs, betting shops, tenements, bedrooms, snooker parlors, and decaying industrial workplaces. They range widely in length from a few paragraphs to twenty-plus pages, in style from the deceptively offhand to the highly farcical, and in subject matter from the casual everyday tragedies to the heartbreaking vicissitudes of romance and language.