Everyone knows that workers are using dynamite to blast an eight-mile train tunnel through the Cascade Mountains. But everyone also knows that explosives aren't allowed inside the isolated camp town of Scenic where the workers and their families live. So why did somebody hide a case of dynamite right near the schoolhouse? And why has it disappeared again? That's what ten-year old Billy and his best friend Finn want to know. Then a sudden explosion rocks the camp, and the boys begin to investigate in earnest. Why is the new man in town, Mr. Renwick, going up to Lookout Rock after dark? And why is his nosy, smart-mouthed daughter, Dannie, watching their every move? The boys' search leads them back to a thirty-year-old gold robbery—and face to face with a dangerous outlaw who will stop at nothing to retrieve his treasure.
"Blow up all of their electrical power lines! This will cut off their water supply!" was the word from the chief terrorist to his lieutenant in America, so they started with small transfer stations for practice. After the second one was demolished, Ryan Masters asked for a community meeting to seek a way to deter them from disrupting their power. A former marine sergeant suggested a warning device he had experience with, and the community accepted it. Did it work properly, or did the terrorists override it? Was their water supply rendered useless? What other types of attack did the terrorists do to harm American citizens? The answer came directly from the pen of Simmons so you can find out!
Provides a yearlong, standards-based workshop program for teaching writing to young students, presented in eleven steps; covers such areas as classroom preparation, the writing process, narrative, expository writing, assessment, and a year-end young authors' conference.
Power is conventionally regarded as being held by social institutions. We are taught to believe that it is these social structures that determine the environment and circumstances of individual lives. In I Am Dynamite, the anthropologist Nigel Rappaport argues for a different view. Focusing on the lives and works of the writer and Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi, refugee and engineer Ben Glaser, Israeli ceramicist and immigrant Rachel Siblerstein, artist Stanley Spencer, and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, he shows how we can have the capacity and inclination to formulate 'life projects'. It is in the pursuit of these life projects, that is, making our life our work, that we can avoid the structures of ideology and institution.
Pulled from the hit film that made a hero out of a tetherball-loving guy with glasses and stellar dance moves, the words, phrases, and speeches in Napoleon Dynamite: The Complete Quote Book capture the hilarious dialogue that worked its way into the hearts and mouths of millions of fans. Quirky, comical, and yet somehow perfect for any situation, the lines included here are sure to inspire exasperated sighs, bizarre conversations, and awkward exchanges in homes, high schools, and workplaces across the country. Sweet.
Thomas E. Ketchum, better known as "Black Jack" Ketchum, and his small gang were on the run in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona for less than four years, and their career of banditry lasted for little more than two years. At his hanging in 1901 he declared, "Hurry up boys, I'm due in Hell for dinner."
Distinguished historian John Merriman maintains that the Age of Modern Terror began in Paris on February 12, 1894, when anarchist Emile Henry set off a bomb in the Café Terminus, killing one and wounding twenty French citizens. The true story of the circumstances that led a young radical to commit a cold-blooded act of violence against innocent civilians makes for riveting reading, shedding new light on the terrorist mindset and on the subsequent worldwide rise of anarchism by deed. Merriman’s fascinating study of modern history’s first terrorists, emboldened by the invention of dynamite, reveals much about the terror of today.
Includes extensive FREE excerpt of Bomb Squad NYC Incident 1! Although it correctly calls itself “concise,” DYNAMITE is in fact the most comprehensive history ever written about the oldest, busiest and most sophisticated bomb squad in the world. For more than 100 years, NYPD bomb techs have combated explosive-related violence and threats, often risking (and sometimes losing) their own lives in the process. The NYPD Bomb Squad traces its origins to the famous — if short-lived — Italian Squad, which successfully defeated Black Hand extortionists who terrorized Italian immigrants living in New York at the turn of the last century. Its story goes on to include the first large-vehicle bom...