Crosshairs

Crosshairs
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Author: Catherine Hernandez
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781982146023
Release: 2020-12-08
Editor: Atria Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author of the acclaimed novel Scarborough weaves an unforgettable and timely dystopian tale about a near-future, where a queer Black performer and his allies join forces to rise up when an oppressive regime gathers those deemed “Other” into concentration camps. Set in a terrifyingly familiar near-future, with massive floods leading to rampant homelessness and devastation, a government-sanctioned regime called The Boots seizes on the opportunity to round up communities of color, the disabled, and the LGBTQ+ into labor camps. In the shadows, a new hero emerges. After he loses his livelihood as a drag queen and the love of his life, Kay joins the resistance alongside Bahadur, a transmasculine refugee, and Firuzeh, a headstrong social worker. Guiding them in the use of weapons and close-quarters combat is Beck, a rogue army officer, who helps them plan an uprising at a major televised international event. With her signature “raw yet beautiful, disturbing yet hopeful” (Booklist) prose, Catherine Hernandez creates a vision of the future that is all the more frightening because it is very possible. A cautionary tale filled with fierce and vibrant characters, Crosshairs explores the universal desire to thrive, love, and be loved for being your true self.

Crosshairs

Crosshairs
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Author: Catherine Hernandez
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781443459730
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author of the acclaimed novel Scarborough weaves an unforgettable and timely dystopian account of a near-future when a queer Black performer and his allies join forces against an oppressive regime that is rounding up those deemed “Other” in concentration camps. In a terrifyingly familiar near-future, with massive floods that lead to rampant homelessness and devastation, a government-sanctioned regime called the Boots seizes the opportunity to force communities of colour, the disabled and the LGBTQ2S into labour camps in the city of Toronto. In the shadows, a new hero emerges. After his livelihood and the love of his life are taken away, Kay joins the resistance alongside Bahadur, a transmasculine refugee, and Firuzeh, a headstrong social worker. Guiding them in the use of weapons and close-quarters combat is Beck, a rogue army officer who helps them plan an uprising at a major internationally televised event. With her signature prose, described by Booklist as “raw yet beautiful, disturbing yet hopeful,” Catherine Hernandez creates a vision of the future that is all the more terrifying because it is very possible. A cautionary tale filled with fierce and vibrant characters, Crosshairs explores the universal desire to thrive, to love and to be loved as your true self.

Crosshairs

Crosshairs
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Author: Catherine Hernandez
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781982146047
Release: 2020-12-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author of the acclaimed novel Scarborough weaves an unforgettable and timely dystopian tale about a near-future, where a queer Black performer and his allies join forces to rise up when an oppressive regime gathers those deemed “Other” into concentration camps. Set in a terrifyingly familiar near-future, with massive floods leading to rampant homelessness and devastation, a government-sanctioned regime called The Boots seizes on the opportunity to round up communities of color, the disabled, and the LGBTQ+ into labor camps. In the shadows, a new hero emerges. After he loses his livelihood as a drag queen and the love of his life, Kay joins the resistance alongside Bahadur, a transmasculine refugee, and Firuzeh, a headstrong social worker. Guiding them in the use of weapons and close-quarters combat is Beck, a rogue army officer, who helps them plan an uprising at a major televised international event. With her signature “raw yet beautiful, disturbing yet hopeful” (Booklist) prose, Catherine Hernandez creates a vision of the future that is all the more frightening because it is very possible. A cautionary tale filled with fierce and vibrant characters, Crosshairs explores the universal desire to thrive, love, and be loved for being your true self.

Inside the Crosshairs

Inside the Crosshairs
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Author: Col. Michael Lee Lanning
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307833129
Release: 2013-06-19
Editor: Ballantine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The American sniper could be regarded as the greatest all-around rifleman the world has ever known. . . ." At the start of the war in Vietnam, the United States had no snipers; by the end of the war, Marine and army precision marksmen had killed more than 10,000 NVA and VC soldiers--the equivalent of an entire division--at the cost of under 20,000 bullets, proving that long-range shooters still had a place in the battlefield. Now noted military historian Michael Lee Lanning shows how U.S. snipers in Vietnam--combining modern technology in weapons, ammunition, and telescopes--used the experience and traditions of centuries of expert shooters to perfect their craft. To provide insight into the use of American snipers in Vietnam, Lanning interviewed men with combat trigger time, as well as their instructors, the founders of the Marine and U.S. Army sniper programs, and the generals to whom they reported. Backed by hard information and firsthand accounts, the author demonstrates how the skills these one-shot killers honed in the jungles of Vietnam provided an indelible legacy that helped save American lives in Grenada, the Gulf War, and Somalia and continues to this day with American troops in Bosnia.

Christianity in the Crosshairs

Christianity in the Crosshairs
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Author: Bill Wilson
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9780768429688
Release: 2004
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bill Wilson, founder of Metro Ministries in New York City, has lived and ministered in the inner city for 35 years. Living directly in the line of fire Wilson has discovered, developed and applied valuable spiritual truths that have helped him build the largest Sunday School in the United States -- his staff ministers to 20,000 kids every week.

Living in the Crosshairs

Living in the Crosshairs
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Author: David S. Cohen,Krysten Connon
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780190623371
Release: 2016-10-14
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A chilling exposé of the threats, harassment, and worse that American abortion providers face on a daily basis--and groundbreaking remedies to stop it.

Crosshairs

Crosshairs
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Author: Kinsley Byers
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9781732506503
Release: 2018-09-11
Editor: Kinsley Byers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As the only female member of an elite team at Nine Circles Security, Kayla Matthews was among the best. She had everything she wanted: dream job, loving fiancé, and teammates that were more like family. Then one day, her world came crashing down. With her life in turmoil, Kayla must navigate her emotions about life, loss, and her growing feelings for a teammate. To make matters worse, she’s also the target of a killer. Reece McIntyre was among the best in the world at what he does. Making the world a better place one bad guy at a time was what he lived for until Kayla, literally, crashed into him on her first day at work. She's sexy, funny, intelligent, and the one woman that can take him down in every way possible. After tragedy strikes and Kayla's life is placed in the crosshairs of a killer, Mac vows to stay by her side and protect her with his dying breath if necessary. The question is: Can they catch their enemy before he catches them? What would you do if your life was in the crosshairs?

Crosshairs

Crosshairs
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Author: SouthPaw
Pages: 19
ISBN: 9780985259600
Release: 2012-02-24
Editor: NuVision Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Crosshairs is an explosive and weapons expert.

Crosshairs

Crosshairs
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Author: Russ Heitz
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781596635470
Release: 2007-05
Editor: Russ Heitz

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rural Klinkton County, Pennsylvania has its first serial killer. Sheriff Jesse Eichenlaub, who hates guns and already has enough problems with his job, has to catch him.

Scarborough

Scarborough
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Author: Catherine Hernandez
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781551526782
Release: 2017-05-22
Editor: arsenal pulp press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Scarborough, a low-income urban neighborhood, three kids struggle to rise above poverty, abuse, and a system that consistently fails them. The adults in their lives either rise to the occasion or fall by the wayside; together, they make up a troubled yet inspired community that refuses to be undone.

Through the Crosshairs

Through the Crosshairs
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Author: Roger Stahl
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780813585284
Release: 2018-06-21
Editor: Rutgers University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now that it has become so commonplace, we rarely blink an eye at camera footage framed by the crosshairs of a sniper’s gun or from the perspective of a descending smart bomb. But how did this weaponized gaze become the norm for depicting war, and how has it influenced public perceptions? Through the Crosshairs traces the genealogy of this weapon’s-eye view across a wide range of genres, including news reports, military public relations images, action movies, video games, and social media posts. As he tracks how gun-camera footage has spilled from the battlefield onto the screens of everyday civilian life, Roger Stahl exposes how this raw video is carefully curated and edited to promote identification with military weaponry, rather than with the targeted victims. He reveals how the weaponized gaze is not only a powerful propagandistic frame, but also a prime site of struggle over the representation of state violence.

Hitler in the Crosshairs Enhanced Edition

Hitler in the Crosshairs  Enhanced Edition
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Author: Maurice Possley,John D. Woodbridge
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780310334583
Release: 2011-05-03
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the story of Ira “Teen” Palm, a soldier in World War II, from Mount Vernon, NY, through the European Theater of World War II, to his acquisition of a pistol engraved with Hitler’s initials as he stormed Hitler’s Munich apartment in a covert operation. The story of the man and the pistol has never been told—and might just write a new chapter in history.

The Voice in the Crosshairs

The Voice in the Crosshairs
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Author: Robert Morgan
Pages: 24
ISBN: UCAL:B4451903
Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown

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DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS

DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS
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Author: Dina von Zweck
Pages: 102
ISBN: 9781772170429
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Club Lighthouse Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dina von Zweck (1933-2012) was a prolific award-winning writer and painter who left a large trove of poetry. Lyrical, graceful, and eminently beguiling, their often dazzlingly concise, cryptic stanzas open larger realms and vistas. Each poem is a portal—like a window with Venetian blinds suddenly opening and revealing startling sights, then closing again. Dina’s immediately engaging poetry also serves as a portal for the rest of her voluminous literary legacy—five novels, several novella, twenty-three stage plays, numerous screen scripts, libretti, operas, and essays. Poets always have something unexpected up their sleeves, being able to perceive and materialize what otherwise eludes our imaginations, to make unlikely and confounding connections. Silly Putty non sequiturs and fractured metaphors juxtaposed with an illumined madcap juggle of tropes create whimsical fissions of logic that can suddenly make more sense than sense.

Crosshairs on the Kill Zone

Crosshairs on the Kill Zone
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Author: Charles W. Sasser,Craig Roberts
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1416503625
Release: 2004-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

College in the Crosshairs

College in the Crosshairs
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Author: Brian O. Hemphill,Brandi Hephner LaBanc
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781620363546
Release: 2015-10-14
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gun violence – whether rampage shootings, homicides or suicides – is a potential reality all campuses have to face. This book provides leaders in higher education – and particularly those in student affairs – with data about past incidents, an analysis of trends, and background on the national debate about gun policies and how they impact colleges, state by state. It importantly raises issues about student psychological development, mental health, and the prevalence of alcohol and substance abuse on campus, to better inform discussion about allowing guns on campus and concealed carry. It concludes by sharing strategies for averting gun-related tragedies, and offering models for responding when they occur, based on lessons learned and best practices. The book addresses concealed carry legislation and its impact on campus policies by state, examining the concerns of administrators as they discharge their duty of care to students and comply with legal and regulatory frameworks. Asking “Are our students developmentally ready to make a morally sophisticated, life-changing decision to use firearms in response to a real or perceived threat?”, it offers important perspectives and scientific data, so far absent from the debate, to shape the ongoing conversation with lawmakers and the public about what it takes to keep college communities safe. In addressing risk and prevention, contributors cover the relationship between violence and mental health, and the need to establish comprehensive strategic plans and a preventative framework that promotes help-seeking for those in need before they reach the point of crisis, as well as a campus-wide risk assessment team, stressing the importance of cultivating a community-wide approach to campus safety by empowering members to report suspicious behavior. They also offer guidance on improving effective behavior intervention and case management processes. The book concludes by outlining best practices, and providing guidance on developing an emergency plan, practicing and testing systems, and creating a robust communications strategy. Individual chapters focus on how small colleges with limited resources can develop effective plans into by partnering with local agencies; as well as on the steps that community colleges – who generally lack resident advisors and residential staff, and whose students are far more dispersed – can take to diminish risk and respond promptly and professionally to a crisis. This is an essential guide for all higher education leaders concerned about preventing violence on our campuses, and a call to action.

In the Crosshairs

In the Crosshairs
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Author: Stephen Spignesi
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9781510713031
Release: 2016-09-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Assassinations often change the course of history. Here is an intriguing look at dozens of notable assassinations and attempts throughout history, including complete details about the assassin, the victim, the circumstances of the attack, and the outcome. In the Crosshairs also features photos of many of the victims or would-be victims, and rare archival material, including excerpts from original police reports. High-profile celebrities, political figures, religious leaders, and many others have fallen prey to assassins, and many have survived. In the Crosshairs is arranged in alphabetical order, by last name, and includes such details as: On November 8, 1939, Adolf Hitler narrowly escaped an assassination attempt – 12 minutes after he left a room where he was making a speech, a bomb went off. Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat would probably have survived the assassin’s bullet on October 6, 1981, if he hadn’t taken off his bulletproof vest – but he didn’t like the way it made his suit bulge. Robert John Bardo, the murderer of young actress Rebecca Schaeffer, carried with him to the crime scene a copy of J. D, Sallinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, just like Mark David Chapman did when he murdered John Lennon nearly nine years earlier. From notable murders (Abraham Lincoln, Gianni Versace, and Indira Gandhi) to little-known attempts (George W. Bush, Wild Bill Hickock, and Andy Warhol) here is a surprising, informative, and intriguing book that deserves to be on every history buff’s bookshelf. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Archie in the Crosshairs

Archie in the Crosshairs
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Author: Robert Goldsborough
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781497690165
Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Mystery fans will devour this entry into the classic, wisecracking Nero Wolfe series, in which Wolfe must track down a dangerous gunman—or risk losing his right-hand man Archie Goodwin is chipper as he strolls home from his weekly poker game, money in his pocket and a smile on his lips. He has just reached Nero Wolfe’s stately brownstone on West Thirty-Fifth Street when a sedan whips around the corner and two gunshots ring out, nearly hitting Goodwin. It is a warning, and the message is clear: The next bullet will not miss. Rotund investigator Nero Wolfe has made more than his fair share of enemies over the years, and it seems one of them has decided to strike, targeting Wolfe’s indefatigable assistant. Some might run for cover, but Archie Goodwin is not the type. With the help of Wolfe’s brainpower, Goodwin will find the man who wants him dead—unless the killer gets to Goodwin first. Nero Award–winning author Robert Goldsborough continues the brilliant work of Rex Stout in this classic mystery series. According to Publishers Weekly, “Goldsborough cleverly captures the tone and language of the originals. Rex Stout fans can only hope he has no plans to wind up the series soon.”

Christmas in the Crosshairs

Christmas in the Crosshairs
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Author: Gerry Bowler
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780190499006
Release: 2016-10-13
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An Anglican priest hands out brass knuckles to his congregation to guard his church from anti-Christmas fanatics. Fascists insist that the real Christmas is the Winter Solstice, while Communists stage atheist musicals outside of churches on Christmas Eve. Activists vandalize shops that set outholiday advertising in October and anti-consumerists sing parody carols in shopping malls. Is there a war on Christmas? As Gerry Bowler demonstrates in Christmas in the Crosshairs, there is and always has been a war, or several wars, on Christmas. A global phenomenon adored by billions and a backbone of international trade, Christmas is the biggest single event on the planet. For Christians it is the second-most sacred date on the calendar. But whether one celebrates it or not, it engages billions of people who are caught up in itscommercialism, music, sentiment, travel, and frenetic busyness. Since its controversial invention in the Roman Empire, Christmas has struggled with paganism, popular culture, fierce Christian opposition, its abolition in Scotland and New England, and its neglect and near-death in the 1700s, only tobe miraculously reinvented in the 1800s. The twentieth century saw it opposed by Bolsheviks, twisted by Hitler, and appropriated by every special interest group in the industrialized world. Lately it has been caught up in the culture wars between the political left and the right in America. From itsuse in civil rights protests (a boycott on holiday spending in white-owned stores), to appropriations of well-known lyrics (Dancing in a Wiccan Wonderland), to some frankly puzzling performance art pieces (rolling across London while singing We Wish You a Merry Christmas), groups from all walks oflife have used the holiday's massive popularity to draw attention to their causes. Christmas in the Crosshairs tells the story of the tug-of-war over Christmas, replete with cross-dressing priests, ranting Puritans, and atheist witches. In addition to providing a history of Christmas from the beginning up to the present day, the stories Bowler tells explore the scope of itsinfluence and give us a shocking, and entertaining, look at the tradition we thought we knew so well.

Caught in the Crosshairs

Caught in the Crosshairs
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Author: Elisabeth Rees
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780373446100
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Harlequin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

SPECIAL FORCES, DEADLY FORCES Recruited for a top secret mission, elite sniper Sergeant Cara Hanson is determined to prove herself—as a female sharpshooter—to her commanding officer. But when the assignment goes horribly wrong, Captain Dean McGovern takes their team into hiding in a remote Wyoming cabin. Both fiercely protective, Cara and Dean work overtime to figure out who's leaving notes and taking shots at them. Cara tries hard to resist the more-than-professional feelings she's developing for Dean…and when their lives are on the line, it'll take the soldier in her to keep them both alive.