Homeland

Homeland Author Cory Doctorow
ISBN-10 9781466805873
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 400
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In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier. Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can't admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He's not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Little Brother Homeland

Little Brother   Homeland Author Cory Doctorow
ISBN-10 9783641112448
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 480
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Netzfreiheit Marcus Yallow ist zwar noch jung, aber er ist bereits ein Held. Ein Hacker und Untergrundheld, um genau zu sein. Denn Marcus hat zusammen mit anderen Jugendlichen beschlossen, den Kampf gegen einen scheinbar allmächtigen Überwachungsstaat aufzunehmen. Als Marcus eines Tages einen USB-Stick voll streng geheimer Regierungsdaten zugespielt bekommt, steht er vor der Entscheidung seines Lebens – denn wenn er diese Daten veröffentlicht, bricht die Hölle los. Seitdem der junge Marcus als Hacker und Aktivist aufgetreten ist, hat er überall in den Vereinigten Staaten Fans und Nachahmer. Inzwischen ist er ein Held des Widerstands gegen die allgegenwärtige Überwachungstechnologie der Heimatschutzbehörde. Gleichzeitig arbeitet er als Webmaster für einen aufstrebenden Politiker, der genau diesen Zustand verändern will. Doch dann bekommt Marcus von Masha, einer früheren Gegenspielerin, einen USB-Stick mit brandheißen und streng vertraulichen Daten zugesteckt, die er nun veröffentlichen soll. Er zögert, denn wenn er sich dazu bekennt, kostet ihn das seinen Job – und wenn er nicht mitspielt, machen die Behörden einfach weiter. Was soll er tun? Und dann sind da auch noch die verdächtigen Gestalten, die Marcus immer engmaschiger beschatten. Kann er die Bombe platzen lassen? Es gibt nur einen Weg, das herauszufinden ...



Banished to the Homeland

Banished to the Homeland Author David C. Brotherton
ISBN-10 9780231520324
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 320
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The 1996 U.S. Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act has led to the forcible deportation of more than thirty thousand Dominicans from the United States, with little protest or even notice from the public. Since these deportees return to the country of their origin, many Americans assume repatriation will be easy and the emotional and financial hardships will be few, but in fact the opposite is true. Deportees suffer greatly when they are torn from their American families and social networks, and they are further demeaned as they resettle former homelands, blamed for crime waves, cultural and economic decline, and other troubles largely beyond their control. Following thousands of Dominican deportees over a seven-year period, David C. Brotherton and Luis Barrios capture the experience of emigration, imprisonment, banishment, and repatriation on this vulnerable population. Through a unique combination of sociological and criminological reasoning, they isolate the forces that motivate immigrants to leave their homeland and then commit crimes that violate the very terms of their stay. Housed in urban landscapes rife with gangs, drugs, and tenuous working conditions, these individuals, the authors find, repeatedly play out a tragic scenario, influenced by long-standing historical injustices, punitive politics, and increasingly conservative attitudes undermining basic human rights and freedoms. Brotherton and Barrios conclude that a simultaneous process of cultural inclusion and socioeconomic exclusion best explains the trajectory of emigration, settlement, and rejection, and they mark in the behavior of deportees the contradictory effects of dependency and colonialism: the seductive draw of capitalism typified by the American dream versus the material needs of immigrant life; the interests of an elite security state versus the desires of immigrant workers and families to succeed; and the ambitions of the Latino community versus the political realities of those designing crime and immigration laws, which always disadvantage these poor and vulnerable populations. Filled with riveting life stories and uncommon ethnographic research, Banished to the Homeland relates the modern deportee's journey to broader theoretical studies of transnationalism, assimilation, and social control, exposing the dangerous new reality created by today's draconian immigration policies.



Little Brother

Little Brother Author Cory Doctorow
ISBN-10 1429972874
Release 2010-04-13
Pages 384
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Marcus, a.k.a "w1n5t0n," is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school's intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they're mercilessly interrogated for days. When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Lawful Interception

Lawful Interception Author Cory Doctorow
ISBN-10 9781466853843
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 32
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An all-new tale of Marcus Yallow, the hero of the bestselling novels Little Brother and Homeland -- as he deals with the aftermath of a devastating Oakland earthquake, with the help of friends, hacker allies, and some very clever crowdsourced drones. "I'd recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year." --Neil Gaiman At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Jumper Griffin s Story

Jumper  Griffin s Story Author Steven Gould
ISBN-10 1429925051
Release 2008-02-05
Pages 288
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An original novel from Steven Gould, creator of the Jumper series, that tells the back story of Griffin O'Connor, a character created for the film of Jumper. What if you could jump? Go anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye? What would you do? Where would you go? What if you were only five years old? Griffin has a secret. It's a secret that he's sworn to his parents to keep, and never tell. Griffin is a Jumper: a person who can teleport to any place he has ever been. The first time was when he was five, and his parents crossed an ocean to protect the secret. The most important time was when he was nine. That was the day that the men came to his house and murdered his parents. Griffin knows that the men were looking for him, and he must never let them find him. Griffin grows up with only two goals: to survive, and to kill the people who want him dead. And a Jumper bent on revenge is not going to let anything stand in his way. Jumper is a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox/New Regency Productions, starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane, and Jamie Bell. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Homeland

Homeland Author Georges Surdez
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B63932
Release 1946
Pages 471
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Homeland has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Homeland also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Homeland book for free.



A Burning in Homeland

A Burning in Homeland Author Richard Yancey
ISBN-10 9780743254373
Release 2003-02-28
Pages 352
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A Burning in Homeland is ...a wonderfully written, crazily romantic story of intense love and devastating betrayal ...a stunning debut of a remarkably gifted young novelist ...a Southern novel that captures the beauty, madness and mystery of both place and time. In what can only be described as a tour-de-force of passionate atmospheric storytelling, first-time novelist Richard Yancey had created a finely nuanced narrative that resounds with raw, emotional truths -- a story about the ominous return to a small town in central Florida of a man once sentenced to prison for defending the honor of the woman he loved, about the woman and her husband who both betrayed him, and about a guileless young boy who gets caught up in their web of love, lies, and deceit. The story of the love between Halley Martin and Mavis Howell is seldom talked about in the tiny town of Homeland, Florida, but in the twenty years since Halley was sent to prison for murdering a rival suitor -- the only murder ever in this small, pious town -- the story has become legend. To seven-year-old Shiny Parker it has become a mystery, something his parents whisper about. He knows that somehow the pretty wife of the local minister is involved, but it is all too confusing for him to sort out. When the church's parsonage burns, almost killing the minister, only days before the legendary Halley Martin is due to be released from prison, Shiny senses a connection between the events -- as do most residents of the town. But if Haley was still in prison when the house burned, who set the fire...and why? Passionate love, the betrayal of friendship, hidden letters, a suspicious fire, mystery and revenge -- all are elements of this complex and deeply involving Southern gothic tale. Alternating among a trio of first person narrators -- Shiny, Mavis, and Halley -- Richard Yancey has created a lush, epic Southern landscape bursting with larger than life characters and rich atmospherics. A Burning in Homeland is both starkly haunting and exquisitely romantic and a masterpiece of dazzling storytelling you will not soon forget.



HOMELAND

HOMELAND Author R.A. Salvatore
ISBN-10 0803890524
Release 1990
Pages
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Homeland

Homeland Author Alissa York
ISBN-10 9781770893443
Release 2012-10-01
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"Homeland" is Alissa York's contribution to Northwords, a cross-platform project that takes urban Canadian writers to some of the world’s most extreme environments. Introduced by award-winning journalist and radio personality Shelagh Rogers, Northwords is a collection of stories written by acclaimed Canadian authors as they experienced one of Canada’s most awe-inspiring northern national parks Torngat Mountains National Park, the country’s newest national park, and a place steeped in geological and human history. The cross-platform project, which includes a documentary film that follows the authors as they explored the harsh and stunning terrain, had adventures, and created these new works, adds to the continuing story of the North. The stories explore the idea of the North, and what happens when the country’s best writers tackle its most overwhelmingly beautiful places. Taking advantage of opportunities presented by transmedia integration, users can experience the stories in the writers’ own words through Anansi Digital, as well as learn more about their processes and what inspired them through interactive content. Users will have access to film and audio content, and together, these related media will create a larger story web, allowing the audience to truly immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and stories of the North.



Outcasts

Outcasts Author Susan M. Papp
ISBN-10 9781770704121
Release 2009-03-23
Pages 320
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In this story of love and loss, Tibor Schroeder, a Christian and reservist in the Hungarian forces allied with Nazi Germany, and Hedy Weisz, a young Jewish woman meet and fall in love during the Second World War - a time when romantic liaisons and marriage between Christians and Jews were not only frowned upon but against the law. Not knowing of the dangers that await them, Tibor and Hedy pledge their lives to each only to be torn apart when Hedy and her family are herded into one Nagyszollos’ ghettoes. Twenty-five years pass before the lovers are finally reunited in Canada. Based on true events, this sprawling love story of hope, courage, and redemption will stay with readers long after finishing the book. A documentary, based on this story, from Postmodern Productions is scheduled for release in March 2009.



Arctic Homeland

Arctic Homeland Author Mark Nuttall
ISBN-10 UOM:39015025164099
Release 1992
Pages 194
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The Southern Highlander and His Homeland

The Southern Highlander and His Homeland Author John Charles Campbell
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433081883641
Release 1921
Pages 405
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The Southern Highlander and His Homeland has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Southern Highlander and His Homeland also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Southern Highlander and His Homeland book for free.



Estonian Life Stories

Estonian Life Stories Author Rutt Hinrikus
ISBN-10 9639776394
Release 2009
Pages 539
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After a short period of independence, Estonia was occupied in World War II by the Red Army, then Nazi Germany, and again, for a lasting occupation, by the Soviets. No wonder that a greater part of the roughly one million Estonians had harshly eventful lives. This anthology contains 25 selected life stories collected from Estonians who lived through the tribulations of the 20th century, and describe the travails of ordinary people under numerous regimes. The autobiographical accounts provide authentic perspectives on events of this period, where time is placed in the context of life-spans, and subjects grounded in personal experience. Most of the life stories reveal sufferings under foreign (Russian) oppression. The product of a large-scale national project to record history by collecting autobiographical accounts, and a process of engaged selection for publication which followed. The variety of life-experiences recorded offers comparison across cultures, as well as an overview of the powerful neighbors as they relinquish and strengthen their hold on Estonia.



Homeland

Homeland Author George Obama
ISBN-10 9781439176207
Release 2010-01-05
Pages 320
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Homeland is the remarkable memoir of George Obama, President Obama’s Kenyan half brother, who found the inspiration to strive for his goal—to better the lives of his own people—in his elder brother’s example. In the spring of 2006, George met his older half brother, then–U.S. senator Barack Obama, for the second time—the first was when he was five. The father they shared was as elusive a figure for George as he had been for Barack; he died when George was six months old. George was raised by his mother and stepfather, a French aid worker, in a well-to-do suburb of Nairobi. He was a star pupil and rugby player at a top boarding school in the Mount Kenya foothills, but after his mother and stepfather separated when he was fifteen, he was deprived of the only father figure he had ever known. Now left angry, rebellious, and troubled, his life crashed and burned. George dropped out of school and started drinking and smoking hashish. From there it was only a short step to the gangland and a life of crime. He gravitated to Nairobi’s vast ghetto, and in the midst of its harsh existence discovered something wholly unexpected: a vibrant community and a special affinity with the slum kids, whom he helped survive amid grinding poverty and despair. When he was twenty, he and three fellow gangsters were arrested for a crime they did not commit and imprisoned for nine months in the hell of a Nairobi jail. In an extraordinary turn of events, George went on to represent himself and the other three at trial. The judge threw out the case, and George walked out of jail a changed man. After winning his freedom, George met his American brother for a second time, and was left with a strong impression that Barack would run for the American presidency. George was inspired by his older brother’s example to try to change the lives of his people, the ghetto-dwellers, for the better. Today, George chooses to live in the Nairobi ghetto, where he has set up his own community group and works with others to help the ghetto-dwellers, and especially the slum kids, overcome the challenges surrounding their lives. "My brother has risen to be the leader of the most powerful country in the world. Here in Kenya, my aim is to be a leader amongst the poorest people on earth—those who live in the slums." George Obama’s story describes the seminal influence Barack had on his future and reveals his own unique struggles with family, tribe, inheritance, and redemption.



Party Discipline

Party Discipline Author Cory Doctorow
ISBN-10 9781250183163
Release 2017-08-30
Pages 32
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In a world where most of us are just surplus population, certain temptations are acute indeed. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Homeland and Other Stories

Homeland and Other Stories Author Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN-10 1587240912
Release 2001
Pages 316
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Presents a selection of stories featuring characters bound by a strong sense of place and the ties of love and family history.