TWO ANONYMOUS WOMEN are married to the highest level drug traffickers ever to become US informants. Their husbands, twin brothers, worked with - and then brought down - El Chapo, as well as dozens of high-level members of the Mexican cartels. They had everything money could buy, but chose to give it all up when they cooperated with the US government. A love story that lifts the veil on a highly secretive world in a way no one else could, it is a 'Married to the Mob' tale, and an insider's look into the terrifying, high-flying empire of the new world of drugs.
Thoroughly updated and revised, the second edition of this bestselling guide to taking photographs while on the road now includes a special new section on digital photography and new information on black-and-white photography techniques. With ample illustrations, the guide is full of invaluable tips and suggestions from a professional travel photographer, including examples of what to do and how to do it, and how to rectify photographic disasters. Technical know-how is written in succinct, easy-to-understand text that even the beginner photographer will find useful. Sized to fit neatly into all photo bags, this guide is a handy reference for photographers at any level of experience.
Vefa s Kitchen
Presents a comprehensive guide to preparing Greek cuisine, from basic recipes and sauces to seafood, meat entrees, pies, bread, and traditional pastries.
Coming to the aid of a wounded whale, Kit and Nita are plunged into deep wizardry. The whale is a wizard, and she enlists Kit and Nita in battle against the sinister Lone Power. Becoming whales themselves, Nita and Kit join in an ancient ritual performed by whales, dolphins, and a single fearsome shark. But which poses more of a danger: the Lone Power, or ed'Rashtekaresket, the enormous shark as old as the sea?
When we think of pirates we conjure up images of Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, or even fictional pirates such as Long John Silver, Captain Hook and Captain Jack Sparrow. These historical characters all hailed from one period. Known as "The Golden Age of Piracy", this period only lasted around a quarter of a century - from around 1700 until 1725. However, piracy has been around a lot longer than that. In fact ever since people started venturing onto the sea, others were waiting to waylay them. Pirate expert Angus Konstam sails through the brutal history of piracy, from the pirates who plagued the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to the Viking raids on northern Europe through the golden age of piracy and on to the era of privateers who flourished during a period of constant warring on the European continent. He then examines the West's initial encounters with Eastern pirates off the Chinese coast whose confederations had sprung up in the 17th century and whose actions were severely hampering the West by the 19th century. Finally Konstam examines the phenomenon of the modern pirate, preying on modern super tankers. The reality of piracy is that it is a vicious, often deadly business. By separating the realities of piracy from the Hollywood-inspired fiction, and by tracing the development of piracy through the centuries, this book gives a realistic vision of what piracy actually involves. The book includes approximately 100 color and black & white images, eight maps, a glossary of sea terms, notes on sources and a bibliography. Contents Chapter 1: Piracy in the Ancient World; Chapter 2: Medieval Pirates; Chapter 3: The Sea Dogs of the Renaissance; Chapter 4: Mediterranean Corsairs; Chapter 5: The Buccaneers of the Caribbean; Chapter 6: The Golden Age of Piracy; Chapter 7: The Pirate Round; Chapter 8: The Last of the Pirates; Chapter 9 The Chinese Pirates; Chapter 10: Modern Pirates; Chapter 11: Pirates in Fiction; Conclusion
At first glance, Gabriel Cardona is an exemplary American teenager: athletic, bright, handsome and charismatic. But his Texas town is poor and dangerous, and it isn't long before Gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of the Zetas, a drug cartel with roots in the Mexican military. Meanwhile, Mexican-born Detective Robert Garcia has worked hard all his life and is now struggling to raise his family in America. As violence spills over the border, Detective Garcia's pursuit of the Zetas puts him face to face with the urgent consequences of a war he sees as unwinnable. In Wolf Boys, Dan Slater takes readers on a harrowing, moving, and often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade - from the Sierra Madre mountaintops to the smuggling ports of Veracruz, from cartel training camps and holiday parties to the dusty alleys of South Texas. Ultimately though, Wolf Boys is the intimate and vivid story of the 'lobos': teens turned into pawns for cartels. A non-fiction thriller, it reads with the emotional clarity of a great novel, yet offers its revelations through extraordinary reporting.
Representing countries as far-reaching and distinct as Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Austria, Guatemala, and the United States (to name a few), the 34 international artists featured in this collection reveal the richness and diversity of contemporary graphic arts. In addition to more classical artistic mediums like painting, photography, illustration, graphic design, animation and sculpture, these artists have evolved to leave their mark on the world in bold, non-traditional, exciting ways: wood printing, visual branding, street art, music production, customised accessories, surf and skatewear design, tattoos, and more. The artists featured pay tribute to the muses of their creativity, with appreciative nods to their predecessors and track lists of the music that inspires their work. ARTtitude highlights some of the most iconic and unusual artists of the moment: Adam Rabalais, Olivier Coipel, Josh Brown, Supakitch, Tim Clark, Arnaud Pagès, blarf, Chris Coppola, Diego Gravinese, and many more.
Killing and Dying
With this work, Adrian Tomine reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics, but as one of the great voices of modern American literature.