For any of you who seen Dhani Jones Tackles The Globe, it started with this. Sheridan takes you from Bangkok learning Muay Thai and fighting in amateur bout where his thirst for fighting knowledge wasn’t quenched. He then travels across the globe to learn fighting styles and fighting great fighters including Olympic boxers and MMA fighters in America to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu stars. He takes us on a whirlwind journey across the globe in this spectacular journalistic book on the arts of fighting.
I rate this book, on a scale of 1-10, a 9/10. Although I am not a huge fan of Gonzo type of writing, this book delivers with a punch. Sheridan takes it to another level as he not only learns of the fighting styles, but actually fights. He is not a fighter nor has he ever been known as one, but he never hesitates in joining in with professionals.
Two cousins from Boston watch a movie and it gives them the idea to start a hooligan firm for baseball. Watch as Jack and Bobby’s lives get turned upside down as they are forced to test their relationships to see their firm succeed.
The Nation is one goodread that should be in everyone’s bookcase. The story is very well written and I think Ben Bayani does an excellent job of painting a clear picture for the reader. The author’s descriptive style and street talk dialogue makes this an enjoyable and entertaining read. The book focuses on a pair of cousins who live to support their Boston team at any cost. They form a fighting firm and in the process gain national attention through newspaper headlines. These boys put their lives on the line for their team. This story is action packed and stresses the importance of loyalty, trust, and honor. The book is well worth the short time it takes to read. I highly recommend this to any sports fan or Boston natives. I hope to see the sequel in the near future.
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When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they instantly galvanize- but to do what? They know nothing about it: the what, where, or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it’s impossible to plant someone. Impossible, unless . . .
The Afghan is Izmat Khan, a five-year prisoner of Guantánamo Bay and a former senior commander of the Taliban. The Afghan is also Colonel Mike Martin, a twenty-five-year veteran of war zones around the world-a dark, lean man born and raised in Iraq. In an attempt to stave off disaster, the intelligence agencies will try to do what no one has ever done before-pass off a Westerner as an Arab among Arabs-pass off Martin as the trusted Khan.
It will require extraordinary preparation, and then extraordinary luck, for nothing can truly prepare Martin for the dark and shifting world into which he is about to enter. Or for the terrible things he will find there.
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I rate this book, on a scale of 1-10, a 7/10. It was an interesting book to read. I got it free and had nothing else to read. Forsyth gives you a retired agent who is called back into battle by his younger brother and it is to pose as a terrorist. If you aren’t privy to the whole war on terrorism, there is a fast (and I mean fast) crash course on the subject in the beginning. I haven’t read any of his other works, but from other reviews I have read, his fans are very disappointed. To me it was either way. I myself thought it was a decent enough read. It was suspenseful and a good story.
I would like to personally welcome the new Authors of the Burning Book Case who have agreed to help make this blog possible. We have been reading and sharing books now for over 5 years and I haven’t been let down by following a suggestion on a book that either one of them had made. The great thing about these guys are they all have different genres that they enjoy. With that you will find yourself reading books that you wouldn’t normally read. So i would like to say welcome to the B.B.C. Jimmy D, Ben B, and the brothers Billy S & Patty Cakes you guys are true Bullies. We work side by side day in and day out. So i would like to say Thank You….
Jack’s mother passed away before he had graduated high school, putting his father into a deep alcoholic depression. His father ended up losing because of this leaving Jack, the oldest brother of three, in a tight bind. He could have gone to college, but he was afraid of how his brothers would get food and other things they needed, not to mention his fathers abuse of the youngest and smartest brother, Jerry. This is where he meets Ray who, for lack of better terms gives him an offer he can’t refuse. He offers him to become a part of an “Irish family” who run rackets, loan sharks, you know the works. As Jack gets older he takes to family business fast and moves through the ranks. He puts his brother Jerry through Harvard and supports his middle brother’s, Tommy, boxing career. As Tommy goes for the title in Madison Sq. Garden, Jack is approached by the Irish family (In representation of the Italian family) from New York and is told to make Tommy throw the fight. Tommy had been training for that day his whole life and Jack wouldn’t allow him to throw it all away. Now because of his disobedience, Jack not only has to watch out for his Irish family, but also the Italians.
I rate this book, on a scale of 1-10, 10/10. I loved this book from beginning to end. Curry really shows the struggles of a family when a disaster hits and how much pressure is put on the oldest brother when both parents are dead. I could put more into the description, but I don’t want to ruin anything. This is my favorite book and the only one I have read more than once.
Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no federal databases of crimes against children. His abduction and murder—unsolved for more than a quarter of a century—forever changed America.
Shocked by Adam’s murder and the inability of the police and FBI to find his killer, Adam’s parents, Revé and John Walsh—who would go on to create America’s Most Wanted—became advocates for the transformation of law enforcement’s response to and handling of such cases.
Bringing Adam Home is the definitive account of this horrifying crime and its aftermath, a true story of tragedy, love, faith, and dedication. It reveals the pain and tenacity of a family determined to find justice, the failed police work that allowed a killer to remain uncharged, and the relentless efforts of one cop who accomplished what an entire legal system could not. As harrowing as In Cold Blood, yet ultimately uplifting, Bringing Adam Home is the riveting story of a triumph of justice and the enduring power of love.
As a whole, this book was well-writen and well-told sorry of the 1981 abduction and murder of 6 year old Adam Walsh. The book doesn’t focus it’s self so much on the murder but centers the story around the botched investigation by Florida’s Hollywood Police Department. The murder was not solved for more than two decades yet you will see the frustrating journey the Walsh Family had to endure to have just a little bit of closer.
Reading this book readers will be confronted by the absolute horrors of this crime and how the Walsh Family used their tragedy to change Americas way of thinking. This book and this Family plays a huge role in changing the Criminal Justice System in how they deal with missing children. I truly believe that this book is important for any person in law enforcement and sadly they can learn to avoid the despicable mistakes made bye the H.P.D detectives. In the true crime genre I would highly recommend this book….5-5