The Death Factory

The Death Factory
Author: Greg Iles
Publsiher: William Morrow Impulse
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN: 9780062336699
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death Factory Book Excerpt:

Death is the end, and if a man doesn't speak before it silences him, then his deepest secrets go with him. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes an e-original novella featuring former prosecutor Penn Cage, a story of family secrets and justice denied, plus an excerpt from his new novel, Natchez Burning. When a heart attack sends Penn's father, Tom Cage, to the ER, Tom begs that his son be brought to his side to hear a dying declaration. But when Penn arrives, Tom denies ever making the request—keeping his secrets for another day. The emergency hurls Penn back to a chilling case in Houston, where he worked in a DA's office known as the "death factory," which sent more killers to death row than any other in America. While Penn cares for his ailing wife, a tormented forensic technician brings him evidence of a crime lab in chaos, throwing past convictions into doubt and begging Penn to prevent an imminent travesty of justice. With the desperation of a man fighting death in his own home, Penn must find a way to bring the machinery of the death factory to a halt. Included here is an extended sneak preview of Natchez Burning, the first installment in an epic trilogy featuring Penn Cage.

The Death Factory

The Death Factory
Author: Bernard Mapalala
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 68
Release: 1996-05-29
ISBN: 9780435892425
Category: Readers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death Factory Book Excerpt:

One of a series of readers for African students which aims to help them to develop an awareness and a love of language, and consists of stories from all over Africa. In this story, when a factory is built near his peaceful village, Asabea wants to know whether it will bring wealth - or destruction.

The Death Factory

The Death Factory
Author: Joe Domenici
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN: 1429990384
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death Factory Book Excerpt:

Old Army buddies Fred Custer and Green Beret Hickey team up to rescue Jim Simpson, the beloved son of an old colleague. Jim's job was to handle the finances of a Halliburton-like company, but he discovers much to his dismay that the company is rotten to the core and people who should be dedicated to the mission are in fact dedicated to lining their own pockets. Now a whole lot of money has gone missing along with Jim. Custer and Hickey end up in Cairo, where they discover a dark torture prison deep within the heart of the Egyptian desert, nicknamed "The Death Factory." Action movie fans and military thriller readers will love this blend of fire-power, non-stop forward motion, and suspense.

The Shadow Special 2014 Death Factory

The Shadow Special 2014  Death Factory
Author: Phil Hester
Publsiher: Dynamite Entertainment
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2017-05-24
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadow Special 2014 Death Factory Book Excerpt:

The weed of crime, which once grew madly in the rich soil of the Great Depression, is now withering on the streets of New York. A new factory has sprung up among the shuttered sweatshops, sweeping the city's most notorious criminals and desperate lowlifes into its employ. When The Shadow's loyal operative Jericho Druke infiltrates the works, he finds it run by a fascist, technocratic madman bent on fomenting the racial tensions that threaten to shatter the United States. The Shadow and his team must destroy this Factory of Death before its lethal product poisons a nation. Features exclusive digital content!

Against Race

Against Race
Author: Paul Gilroy
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780674000964
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against Race Book Excerpt:

He argues that the triumph of the image spells death to politics and reduces people to mere symbols."--BOOK JACKET.

Factories of Death

Factories of Death
Author: Sheldon H. Harris
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780415932141
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Factories of Death Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Hardcore Punk and Other Junk

Hardcore  Punk  and Other Junk
Author: Eric James Abbey,Colin Helb
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN: 0739176064
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hardcore Punk and Other Junk Book Excerpt:

Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music, edited by Eric James Abbey and Colin Helb, is a collection of writings on music that is considered aggressive throughout the world. From local underground bands in Detroit, Michigan to bands in Puerto Rico or across Europe, this book demonstrates the importance of aggressive music in our society. While other volumes seek to denigrate or put down this type of music, Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk forces the audience to re-read and re-listen to it. This category of music includes all forms that could be considered offensive and/or move the audience to become aggressive in some way. The politics and values of punk are discussed alongside the emerging popularity of metal and extreme hardcore music. Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk is an important contribution to the newest discussions on aggressive music throughout the world.

Art Labor Sex Politics

Art Labor  Sex Politics
Author: Siona Wilson
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-02-01
ISBN: 1452943028
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Labor Sex Politics Book Excerpt:

Contrary to critics who have called it the “undecade,” the 1970s were a time of risky, innovative art—and nowhere more so than in Britain, where the forces of feminism and labor politics merged in a radical new aesthetic. In Art Labor, Sex Politics Siona Wilson investigates the charged relationship of sex and labor politics as it played out in the making of feminist art in 1970s Britain. Her sustained exploration of works of experimental film, installation, performance, and photography maps the intersection of feminist and leftist projects in the artistic practices of this heady period. Collective practice, grassroots activism, and iconoclastic challenges to society’s sexual norms are all fundamental elements of this theoretically informed history. The book provides fresh assessments of key feminist figures and introduces readers to less widely known artists such as Jo Spence and controversial groups like COUM Transmissions. Wilson’s interpretations of two of the best-known (and infamous) exhibitions of feminist art—Mary Kelly’s Post-Partum Document and COUM Transmissions’ Prostitution—supply a historical context that reveals these works anew. Together these analyses demonstrate that feminist attention to sexual difference, sex, and psychic formation reconfigures received categories of labor and politics. How—and how much—do sexual politics transform our approach to aesthetic debates? What effect do the tropes of sexual difference and labor have on the very conception of the political within cultural practice? These are the questions that animate Art Labor, Sex Politics as it illuminates an intense and influential decade of intellectual and artistic experimentation.

The Order of Terror

The Order of Terror
Author: Wolfgang Sofsky
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1400822181
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Order of Terror Book Excerpt:

During the twelve years from 1933 until 1945, the concentration camp operated as a terror society. In this pioneering book, the renowned German sociologist Wolfgang Sofsky looks at the concentration camp from the inside as a laboratory of cruelty and a system of absolute power built on extreme violence, starvation, "terror labor," and the business-like extermination of human beings. Based on historical documents and the reports of survivors, the book details how the resistance of prisoners was broken down. Arbitrary terror and routine violence destroyed personal identity and social solidarity, disrupted the very ideas of time and space, perverted human work into torture, and unleashed innumerable atrocities. As a result, daily life was reduced to a permanent struggle for survival, even as the meaning of self-preservation was extinguished. Sofsky takes us from the searing, unforgettable image of the Muselmann--Auschwitz jargon for the "walking dead"--to chronicles of epidemics, terror punishments, selections, and torture. The society of the camp was dominated by the S.S. and a system of graduated and forced collaboration which turned selected victims into accomplices of terror. Sofsky shows that the S.S. was not a rigid bureaucracy, but a system with ample room for autonomy. The S.S. demanded individual initiative of its members. Consequently, although they were not required to torment or murder prisoners, officers and guards often exploited their freedom to do so--in passing or on a whim, with cause, or without. The order of terror described by Sofsky culminated in the organized murder of millions of European Jews and Gypsies in the death-factories of Auschwitz and Treblinka. By the end of this book, Sofsky shows that the German concentration camp system cannot be seen as a temporary lapse into barbarism. Instead, it must be conceived as a product of modern civilization, where institutionalized, state-run human cruelty became possible with or without the mobilizing feelings of hatred.

Information Bulletin

Information Bulletin
Author: Soviet Union. Posolʹstvo (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1160
Release: 1944
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Africa

Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Africa
Author: Lilian Chenwi
Publsiher: PULP
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0980265800
Category: Capital punishment
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Africa Book Excerpt:

Dachau

Dachau
Author: Marcus J. Smith
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN: 9780791425251
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dachau Book Excerpt:

A U.S. Army doctor describes the fight to save 32,000 survivors of Dachau.

Death Factory U S A

Death Factory U S A
Author: Larry D. Land
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2003-05
ISBN: 9781410710840
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment
Author: C. Cliff
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781590335314
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capital Punishment Book Excerpt:

The issue of capital punishment is a continually-debated issue because it calls into question the values and direction of society. How is a civilisation supposed to handle lawbreakers? Are some crimes so heinous and some people so dangerous that the death penalty is the only appropriate response? The United States Constitution prohibits 'cruel and unusual punishment', but opinions on whether that includes capital punishment are vehement on both sides. Many states have some form of death penalty, and public opinion seems to indicate support of it in principle. However, many firestorms have erupted recently over the application of the penalty, including the topics of its use on minors and those with mental disabilities. There are also questions raised about how much of a factor race plays in a capital sentence. Internationally, several countries have foresworn the death penalty, with certain countries in Europe and the Americas refusing to extradite criminal suspects (including suspected terrorists) to the US if capital punishment is a possible sentence. With such politically flammable and ethically challenging issues hanging over it, capital punishment is a vitally important issue to understand. To help facilitate that study, this book assembles a carefully selected and substantial listing of literature focussing on the death penalty. Anyone researching this area of criminal justice will find this book an important tool as it offers easy access to the most relevant works about capital punishment. Following the bibliography, further access is provided with author, title, and subject indexes.

The Agony of Greek Jews 1940 1945

The Agony of Greek Jews  1940   1945
Author: Steven B. Bowman
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2009-10-07
ISBN: 9780804772495
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Agony of Greek Jews 1940 1945 Book Excerpt:

The Agony of Greek Jews tells the story of modern Greek Jewry as it came under the control of the Kingdom of Greece during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In particular, it deals with the vicissitudes of those Jews who held Greek citizenship during the interwar and wartime periods. Individual chapters address the participation of Greek and Palestinian Jews in the 1941 fighting with Italy and Germany, the roles of Jews in the Greek Resistance, aid, and rescue attempts, and the problems faced by Jews who returned from the camps and the mountains in the aftermath of the German retreat. Bowman focuses on the fate of one minority group of Greek citizens during the war and explores various aspects of its relations with the conquerors, the conquered, and concerned bystanders. His book contains new archival material and interviews with survivors. It supersedes much of the general literature on the subject of Greek Jewry.

Perpetrators

Perpetrators
Author: Guenter Lewy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-03
ISBN: 0190661151
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perpetrators Book Excerpt:

"Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions." Primo Levi's words disclose a chilling truth: assigning blame to hideous political leaders, such as Hitler, Himmler, and Heydrich, is necessary but not sufficient to explain how the Holocaust could have happened. These leaders, in fact, relied on many thousands of ordinary men and women who made the Nazi machine work on a daily basis--members of the killing squads, guards accompanying the trains to the extermination camps, civilian employees of the SS, the drivers of gas trucks, and the personnel of death factories such as Auschwitz. Why did these ordinary people collaborate and willingly become mass murderers? In Perpetrators: The World of the Holocaust Killers, Guenter Lewy tries to answer one of history's most disturbing questions. Lewy draws on a wealth of previously untapped sources, including letters and diaries of soldiers who served in Russia, the recollections of Jewish survivors, archival documents, and most importantly, the trial records of hundreds of Nazi functionaries. The result is a ghastly, extraordinarily detailed portrait of the Holocaust perpetrators, their mindset, and the motivations for their actions. Combining a rigorous historical analysis with psychological insight, the book explores the dynamics of participation in large-scale atrocities, offering a thought-provoking and timely reflection on individual responsibility for collective crimes. Lewy concludes that the perpetrators acted out of a variety of motives--a sense of duty, obedience to authority, thirst for career, and a blind faith in anti-Semitic ideology, among others. A witness to the 1938 Kristallnacht himself and the son of a concentration camp survivor, Lewy has searched for the reasons of the Holocaust out of far more than theoretical interest: it is a passionate attempt to illuminate a dismal chapter of his life--and of human history--that cannot be forgotten.

Objects of War

Objects of War
Author: Leora Auslander,Tara Zahra
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 1501720082
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Objects of War Book Excerpt:

"Discusses the ways in which material culture affected and reflected how people grappled with social, cultural, and material upheavals during times of war"--

Auschwitz the Allies and Censorship of the Holocaust

Auschwitz  the Allies and Censorship of the Holocaust
Author: Michael Fleming
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-04-17
ISBN: 1139917277
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auschwitz the Allies and Censorship of the Holocaust Book Excerpt:

What was the extent of allied knowledge regarding the mass murder of Jews at Auschwitz during the Second World War? The question is one which continues to prompt heated historical debate, and Michael Fleming's important new book offers a definitive account of just how much the Allies knew. By tracking Polish and other reports about Auschwitz from their source, and surveying how knowledge was gathered, controlled and distributed to different audiences, the book examines the extent to which information about the camp was passed on to the British and American authorities, and how the dissemination of this knowledge was limited by propaganda and information agencies in the West. In a fascinating new study, the author reveals that the Allies had extensive knowledge of the mass killing of Jews at Auschwitz much earlier than previously thought; but the publicising of this information was actively discouraged in Britain and the US.

The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable

The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable
Author: David Patterson
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2018-05-23
ISBN: 1438470053
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable Book Excerpt:

Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil. Many books focus on issues of Holocaust representation, but few address why the Holocaust in particular poses such a representational problem. David Patterson draws from Emmanuel Levinas’s contention that the Good cannot be represented. He argues that the assault on the Good is equally nonrepresentable and this nonrepresentable aspect of the Holocaust is its distinguishing feature. Utilizing Jewish religious thought, Patterson examines how the literary word expresses the ineffable and how the photographic image manifests the invisible. Where the Holocaust is concerned, representation is a matter not of imagination but of ethical implication, not of what it was like but of what must be done. Ultimately Patterson provides a deeper understanding of why the Holocaust itself is indefinable—not only as an evil but also as a fundamental assault on the very categories of good and evil affirmed over centuries of Jewish teaching and testimony. “This book commands respect, both for the author’s immense and intimate knowledge of what has become a vast body of work and for his unconditional commitment to the subject. I am in awe of what I have just read.” — Dorota Glowacka, coeditor of Between Ethics and Aesthetics: Crossing the Boundaries

Shoah and Torah

Shoah and Torah
Author: David Patterson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2021-11-18
ISBN: 1000472027
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shoah and Torah Book Excerpt:

Shoah and Torah systematically takes up the task of reading the Shoah through the lens of the Torah and the Torah through the lens of the Shoah.The investigation rests upon (1) the metaphysical standing that the Nazis ascribed to the Torah, (2) the obliteration of the Torah in the extermination of the Jews, (3) the significance of the Torah for an understanding of the Shoah, and (4) the significance of the Shoah for an understanding of the Torah.The basis for the inquiry lies not in the content of a certain belief but in the categories of a certain mode of thought. Distinct from all other studies, this book is grounded in the categories of Jewish thought and Judaism—the categories of creation, revelation, and redemption—that the Nazis sought to obliterate in the Shoah.Thus, the investigation is itself a response to the Nazi project of the extermination of the Jews and the millennial testimony of the Jews to the Torah.