American Predator

Author: Maureen Callahan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698191064

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 407


INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Amazon “Best Book of 2019” A Washington Post “10 Books To Read in July” A Los Angeles Times “Seven Highly Anticipated Books for Summer Reading” A USA Today “20 of the Season’s Hottest New Books” A New York Post “25 Best Beach Reads of 2019 You Need to Pre-Order Now” A Bustle “The Best New True Crime Books You Can Read Right Now” “Maureen Callahan’s deft reporting and stylish writing have created one of the all-time-great serial-killer books: sensitive, chilling, and completely impossible to put down.” —Ada Calhoun, author of St. Marks Is Dead Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as "a force of pure evil," Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried "kill kits"--cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools--in remote locations across the country. Over the course of fourteen years, Keyes would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. He would break into a stranger's house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours. And then he would return home to Alaska, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter. When journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel Keyes in 2012, she was captivated by how a killer of this magnitude could go undetected by law enforcement for over a decade. And so began a project that consumed her for the next several years--uncovering the true story behind how the FBI ultimately caught Israel Keyes, and trying to understand what it means for a killer like Keyes to exist. A killer who left a path of monstrous, randomly committed crimes in his wake--many of which remain unsolved to this day. American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes's life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and to the limitations of traditional law enforcement.

America’s War against Global Jihad

Author: William R. Nester

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498575315

Category: Political Science

Page: 418

View: 9529


This book analyzes America’s crusade against Jihadism. It addresses the successes and failures of Washington’s counter-Jihadist strategy before and after September 11, and explores whether the United States should stay the course or cut its losses in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.

Journey into America

Author: Akbar Ahmed

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815704409

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

View: 7697


Nearly seven million Muslims live in the United States today, and their relations with non-Muslims are strained. Many Americans associate Islam with figures such as Osama bin Laden, and they worry about “homegrown terrorists.” To shed light on this increasingly important religious group and counter mutual distrust, renowned scholar Akbar Ahmed conducted the most comprehensive study to date of the American Muslim community. Journey into America explores and documents how Muslims are fitting into U.S. society, placing their experience within the larger context of American identity. This eye-opening book also offers a fresh and insightful perspective on American history and society. Following up on his critically acclaimed Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization (Brookings, 2007), Ahmed and his team of young researchers traveled for a year through more than seventyfive cities across the United States—from New York City to Salt Lake City; from Las Vegas to Miami; from the large Muslim enclave in Dearborn, Michigan, to small, predominantly white towns like Arab, Alabama. They visited homes, schools, and over one hundred mosques to discover what Muslims are thinking and how they are living every day in America. In this unprecedented exploration of American Muslim communities, Ahmed asked challenging questions: Can we expect an increase in homegrown terrorism? How do American Muslims ofArab descent differ from those of other origins (for example, Somalia or South Asia)? Why are so many white women converting to Islam? How can a Muslim become accepted fully as an “American,” and what does that mean? He also delves into the potentially sticky area of relations with other religions. For example, is there truly a deep divide between Muslims and Jews in America? And how well do Muslims get along with other religious groups, such as Mormons in Utah? Journey into America is equal parts anthropological research, listening tour, and travelogue. Whereas Ahmed’s previous book took the reader into homes, schools, and mosques in the Muslim world, his new quest takes us into the heart of America and its Muslim communities. It is absolutely essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of America today.

The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America with Emphasis on the Fauna of Illinois

Author: John Edwin McPherson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809310401

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 5503


This comprehensive work introduces the reader to the well-represented pentatomoid fauna of northeastern North America. About 120 species and subspecies in five families are presently known to occur in this geographical area. The text begins with a closely defined classification of the Pentatomoidea within the order Hemiptera. A discussion of the his­tory of the investigations of North American Pentatomoidea follows, with a list of selected faunistic surveys by state or province and a general discussion of the pentatomoid life cy­cle including overwintering stages, spring emergence and mating, oviposition and sub­sequent development to adults. Here the au­thor also considers the scent glands and the possible functions of their secretions. This volume provides updated keys to the northeastern North American penta­tomoids, illustrations, references to revision­ary studies of families and genera, statements and maps of distribution, pertinent biologi­cal information regarding field life cycles, laboratory rearing, immature stages, host plants and prey, and parasites and predators. Unique within its field, this book was written for individuals interested in insects as well as those specializing in Hemiptera.

Revelation

Author: Ruby French

Publisher: New Generation Publishing

ISBN: 1910162361

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 5116


Revelation is part one of a year long study into UK Child Abduction and highlights the connection between the UK Governments failure to act - on what was - Government set promises to parents. The rapidly changing landscape that is UK Child Abduction, whilst topical, is not fully understood at a parental level. Keeping it clandestine is failure to recognising its omnipresence in our lives. Raising questions like - How was it possible for paedophiles to secure some of the best Government jobs? What will this cost us? What will we tell our children and how can we protect them? Prepare for a revelation and be prepared to change your opinion.

The New Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations

Author: William Earl Weeks,Walter LaFeber,Warren I. Cohen,Akira Iriye

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521763622

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 2276


This book explores the conditions of international relations from the end of WWII to the present, focusing on the American determination to provide world leadership.

The New Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 4, Challenges to American Primacy, 1945 to the Present

Author: Warren I. Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316175626

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8682


Since their first publication, the four volumes of the Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations have served as the definitive source for the topic, from the colonial period to the Cold War. The fourth volume of the updated edition explores the conditions in the international system at the end of World War II, the American determination to provide leadership, and the security dilemma each superpower posed for the other. This revised and expanded edition incorporates recent scholarship and revelations, carrying the narrative through the years following the end of the Cold War into the administration of Barack Obama. The character of the American political system is explored, including the separation of political powers and the role of interest groups that prompted American leaders to exaggerate dangers abroad to enhance their domestic power. This new edition examines the conditions in the international system from the end of World War II to the present, focusing on the American determination to provide world leadership.

Spilling the Beans Too

Author: Samuelin MarTinez

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504922549

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

View: 9665


Imagine living in a world that hates you, and becoming aware of this witnessing how that hate hurts your mother daily. At five I held my Ama's tired head and swore an oath, when I get big I will work hard so you won't be so tired. Look through my lens, and see Corporate America exploiting and overexposing my mother to toxic waste, and toxic relationships stressing her native will to protect me from all that she suffered as a child. I invite you to consider my agony and adoring love that inspired this indictment; Corporate America killed my mother! Cancer is not a normal death; it is murder because corporations know their waste is toxic. I provide evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt, that our native maternal relationship was a military target for America to "Kill the Indian save the child." How can a country be so cruel, feel no empathy and deny there was a related American Holocaust? I submit historical evidence that America is a socio-pathic mass murderer. I also charge Corporate America with Child Abuse and Neglect, violating the United Nations Charter on the Human Rights of the Child. The evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt, is the millions of homeless, hungry, sick and under educated children stressed, in the richest country in the world preying "In God we Trust." What is feigned love without justice or freedom? A crime confusing profit with prophet. For example, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that "the repeated stress of abuse, neglect has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime with triple risk for heart disease and lung cancer." The related Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study "associations childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being." Their focus is toxic parenting, mine is a toxic American history.