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The Blue Line

Author : Ingrid Betancourt
ISBN : 9780698196537
Genre : Fiction
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From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world’s most renowned writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, draws on history and personal experience in this deeply felt portrait of a woman coming of age as her country falls deeper and deeper into chaos. Buenos Aires, the 1970s. Julia inherits from her grandmother a gift, precious and burdensome. Sometimes visions appear before her eyes, mysterious and terrible apparitions from the future, seen from the perspective of others. From the age of five, Julia must intervene to prevent horrific events. In fact, as her grandmother tells her, it is her duty to do so—otherwise she will lose her gift. At fifteen, Julia falls in love with Theo, a handsome revolutionary four years her senior. Their lives are turned upside down when Juan Perón, the former president and military dictator, returns to Argentina. Confronted by the realities of military dictatorship, Julia and Theo become Montoneros sympathizers and radical idealists, equally fascinated by Jesus Christ and Che Guevara. Captured by death squadrons, they somehow manage to escape. . . . In this remarkable novel, Betancourt, an activist who spent more than six years held hostage by the FARC in the depths of Colombian jungle, returns to many of the themes of Even Silence Has an End. The Blue Line is a story centered on the consequences of oppression, collective subservience, and individual courage, and, most of all, the notion that belief in the future of humanity is an act of faith most beautiful and deserving. From the Hardcover edition.

The Blue Line

Author : Ingrid Betancourt
ISBN : 9780143109969
Genre : Fiction
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From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate. Set against the backdrop of Argentina's Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world's most renowned writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has An End, draws on history and personal experience in this deeply felt portrait of a woman coming of age as her country falls deeper and deeper into chaos. A tale of extraordinary women, The Blue Line is a story centered on the consequences of oppression, collective subservience and individual courage, and, most of all, the notion that belief in the future of humanity is an act of faith most beautiful and deserving.

The Thin Blue Line

Author : Matthew Gordon
ISBN : 9781466387515
Genre : History
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For the past thirty years, the Los Angeles Police Department has been accused of endless charges of brutality and corruption. From the highly public and polarizing Rodney King beating, to the shocking Rampart Scandal, many have viewed the department as a brutal, yet effective, crime fight force. To this end, many blame the more controversial acts of the department on a "few bad apples."Covering the time from Chief Gates' tenure until the end of the Rampart Scandal, The Thin Blue Line brings forgotten and startling events from the last thirty years of the L.A.P.D.'s shocking history to life. Attempting to view brutality and corruption through a critical lens, this book uses extensive research to investigate the various charges police corruption as a result of the different policing styles implemented by the department throughout the years, and not the result of a “few bad apples.”

The Crooked Blue Line

Author : Robert Ray
ISBN : 9780595397983
Genre : Fiction
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Deputy Sheriff Jim Finne and an FBI informant are gunned down. A sinister, interstate drug cartel that stretches from southeast Indiana to the eastern Kentucky hollers is paying off local cops. Ruthless dope dealers and crooked cops become reckless murderers. Cops can't trust cops. Criminals can't trust criminals. Bodies stack up like fat cattle in a slaughter house. Garfield County has become a haven for the lawless-where justice is doled out to the highest bidder. Enter rookie FBI Special Agent Charles Simmons, recent Yale law school graduate and hometown boy. In Garfield County, Indiana, Charles finds a town he'd never known-a good-for-nothing underclass, drug pushers and junkies, cops on-the-take, and a community mired in mediocrity. Still, Charles rekindles friendships and repairs family bonds. But, a little good fortune brings the revelation of a dark Simmons' family secret. And, in the middle is Caroline Mattell, the alluring young fiancée of a deputy, who leads Charles to the threshold of death. The Crooked Blue Line is the story of a man-son, brother, friend, lover, federal agent-desperate to define himself in a world of unfulfilled romantic expectations and inconceivable harsh realities.

Thin Blue Line

Author : James Treyman
ISBN : 9781483683492
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This gripping novel is about former Providence Police Officer Robert Hamlin Jr and a police scandal that made national news and shook the City of Providence, the Providence Police Department and the State of Rhode Island to its core. Inside you will learn of his first -hand accounts of the scandal OPERATION DECEPTION, the Providence Police Departments recruit training, its Field Training process and police work. This book also goes into his involvement, the process in the Rhode Island judicial system, his incarceration at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections High Security Building and subsequent release. This is a true and gritty must read in to the darker side of law enforcement and the thin blue line.

Life On The Thin Blue Line

Author : Gregory Fried
ISBN : 9781480846296
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When youre a surgeon, the smallest mistake could result in someone losing their life. Gregory Fried, M.D., who became NYPDs executive chief surgeon in November 1996, after years of serving as deputy chief surgeon, knows this all too well. Responding to police officers being shot or seriously injured in the line of duty, however, brings the pressure to an even higher levelespecially in the middle of one of the worst crime waves in New York Citys history. Looking back at a career that began in the 1970s and continued beyond the September 11 terrorist attacks, Fried shares numerous stories of brave patients that battled life-threatening illnesses and injuries. He also recalls the out-of-control violence that spread throughout New York during his years of service. It was open season on police officers, and he gives readers an intimate look at the life of a police surgeon and what really happens when a police officer is shot in the line of duty. Fried also relives the nightmare of surviving the collapse of the South Tower on Sept. 11, 2001. Broken ribs, herniated disks, fractured bones in his spine, and a massive internal bleed would effectively end his surgical career, but it did nothing to dampen his spirit.

Beyond The Blue Line

Author : Joe Guy
ISBN : 9780595207664
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Beyond the Blue Line is a collection of stories from the syndicated newspaper column written by Detective Joe D. Guy. A humorous and heartwarming look inside the world of police officers, Beyond The Blue Line will forever change how you think about police and emergency personnel.

Long Blue Line

Author : E. McNew
ISBN : 9780692305409
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Taking place in the idyllic town of South Lake Tahoe, CA, Long Blue Line is the coming of age of Elizabeth Jeter. It candidly reveals the provocative and secret world of planned teen pregnancy and the brutal consequences that follow. The girl next door - popular and driven. Once upon a time a beautiful teenager looked forward to school letting out and the warm, carefree days to come. But in the summer of her fifteenth year, things would drastically change. After reading a romance book sensationalizing a young woman's perfect life following the hookup with a wealthy prince charming, Elizabeth set out to create her own fairy tale ending. This would become the beginning of the darkest hours in her life: pregnancy, bridesmaids, drugs and jail. Long Blue Line is Elizabeth's memoir made into a series of true crime books about her descent into addiction. Her obsession with pregnancy, independence, and, ultimately drugs is chronicled in brutally honest Prose that will leave you spellbound. Her journey isn't over - far from it. She still has nightmares, but today she is wiser and lives in reality. If you are this girl, you will take a deep breath and nod your head knowingly. If you knew this girl, you will rethink your assumptions. If this girl is your daughter, you will finally get an insider's look at her struggle with today's social issues and most importantly, what she can't put into words. Elizabeth's story isn't another one of the typical teen pregnancy stories. Her story is for readers who do not mind reading true crime books, and it goes terribly far beyond teenage pregnancy statistics. Above all, you will be moved - moved to tears, to unity, to action. Elizabeth is one of the lucky ones. She survived. Sadly, many young women and their children are unable to escape the madness and become another one of the many teen pregnancy stories. Not everyone gets a second chance, and she hopes to inspire others with her straightforward honesty.

Behind The Blue Line

Author : Brittany Gulbrand
ISBN : 1979112703
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At first site, the Gulston family might seem like your average family. They have a beautiful home, three loving kids, and 2 well-behaved dogs.Little did Blaire know, her husband's career choice would affect her life, emotions, and their children the way it has.Life threats, scary situations, and a missing fatherly presence were some struggles to name a few...

Walking The Blue Line

Author : Terrell L. Carter
ISBN : 1458768090
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From his insight as a black police officer and, community leader and church minister in a volatile urban setting, Terrell Carter offers a constructive approach to addressing racism, societal divisions, the politics of oppression, improving police - community interaction - and points the way to a more hopeful future.

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