Close to the Knives
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

Close to the Knives


  • Author: David Wojnarowicz
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 3201108 Bytes


The “fierce, erotic, haunting, truthful” memoirs of an extraordinary artist, activist, and iconoclast who lit up late-twentieth-century New York (Dennis Cooper).One of the New York Times’ “50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years” David Wojnarowicz’s brief but eventful life was not easy. From a suburban adolescence marked by neglect, drugs, prostitution, and abuse to a squalid life on the streets of New York City, to fame—and infamy—as an activist and controversial visual artist whose work was lambasted in the halls of Congress, all before his early death from AIDS at age thirty-seven, Wojnarowicz seemed to be at war with a homophobic “establishment” and the world itself. Yet what emerged from the darkness was a truly extraordina...

U.S. Marine Close Combat Fighting Handbook

U.S. Marine Close Combat Fighting Handbook


  • Author: United States Marine Corps
  • Release Date : 2011-01-26
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • File Size: 9719920 Bytes


There are currently more than 200,000 active-duty U.S. Marines and another 40,000 in the reserves. These Marines depend on the skills and techniques taught in this concise manual—and now you can, too! This fully illustrated guide features the LINE (linear in-fighting neural-override engagement) system, which is designed to be learned and memorized through repetition. Once the techniques are fully acquired, they should be applied instinctively. The U.S. Marine Close Combat Fighting Handbook explains the methods to quickly neutralize any attacker in close quarters and teaches you how to use any part of the human body as a weapon. It covers breaking a fall, defending against headlocks and chokes, protecting against punches and kicks, surviving encount...

Close to the Knives
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Close to the Knives


  • Author : David Wojnarowicz
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480489615


Close to the Knives Book Description :

The “fierce, erotic, haunting, truthful” memoirs of an extraordinary artist, activist, and iconoclast who lit up late-twentieth-century New York (Dennis Cooper). One of the New York Times’ “50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years” David Wojnarowicz’s brief but eventful life was not easy. From a suburban adolescence marked by neglect, drugs, prostitution, and abuse to a squalid life on the streets of New York City, to fame—and infamy—as an activist and controversial visual artist whose work was lambasted in the halls of Congress, all before his early death from AIDS at age thirty-seven, Wojnarowicz seemed to be at war with a homophobic “establishment” and the world itself. Yet what emerged from the darkness was a truly extraordinary a...

Close to the Knives
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Close to the Knives


  • Author : David Wojnarowicz
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786890283


Close to the Knives Book Description :

I am glad I am alive to witness these things; giving words to this life of sensations is a relief. Smell the flowers while you can. Close to the Knives is the artist, writer and activist David Wojnarowicz's extraordinary memoir. Filthy, beautiful, and sharp to the point of piercing, it is both an exploration of the world seen through the eyes of an artist, and a moving portrait of a generation living, grieving, and dying through the AIDS crisis. It is a triumphant hymn of resistance, and a dizzying celebration of the joys of seeing and living in the world....

Close to the Knives
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Close to the Knives


  • Author : David Wojnarowicz
  • Publisher : Singapore Books
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Close to the Knives Book Description :

A personal account of the tragic impact of AIDS chronicles one man's battle with the disease...

Fire in the Belly
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Fire in the Belly


  • Author : Cynthia Carr
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2012-07-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608194209


Fire in the Belly Book Description :

“[Fire in the Belly is] unimprovable as a biography-thorough, measured, beautifully written, loving but not uncritical-as a concentrated history of his times, and as a memorial.” -Luc Sante, Bookforum David Wojnarowicz was an abused child, a teen runaway who barely finished high school, but he emerged as one of the most important voices of his generation. He found his tribe in New York's East Village, a neighborhood noted in the 1970s and '80s for drugs, blight, and a burgeoning art scene. His creativity spilled out in paintings, photographs, films, texts, installations, and in his life and its recounting-creating a sort of mythos around himself. His circle of East Village artists moved into the national spotlight just as the AIDS plague began it...

The Knives
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Knives


  • Author : Richard T. Kelly
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571296682


The Knives Book Description :

'The knives are out for you, always. But that is the mission you accepted, David. So you have to face the knives, with fortitude. Just as we ask of the great British public...' As Home Secretary in Her Majesty's Government, David Blaylock's daily work involves the control of Britain's borders, the oversight of her police force, and the struggle against domestic terror threats. Some say the job is impossible; Blaylock insists he is tough enough. But around Westminster the gossip-mongers say his fiery temper is a liability. An ex-soldier from a modest background, Blaylock has a life-story that the public respects. Privately, though, he carries pain and remorse - over some grievous things he saw in the army, and his estrangement from an ex-wife and thre...

Knife of Dreams
Score: 4
From 67 Ratings

Knife of Dreams


  • Author : Robert Jordan
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-08-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429960817


Knife of Dreams Book Description :

The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Unbeknownst to Rand, Perrin has made his own truce with the Seanchan. It is a deal made with the Dark One, in his eyes, but he will do whatever is needed to resc...

The Knife of Never Letting Go
Score: 4
From 237 Ratings

The Knife of Never Letting Go


  • Author : Patrick Ness
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763652166


The Knife of Never Letting Go Book Description :

A dystopian thriller follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard – and the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret. Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him -- something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New...

Strangeland
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Strangeland


  • Author : Tracey Emin
  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • Release Date : 2013-05-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444719871


Strangeland Book Description :

Here I am, a fucked, crazy, anorexic-alcoholic-childless, beautiful woman. I never dreamt it would be like this. Tracey Emin's Strangeland is her own space, lying between the Margate of her childhood, the Turkey of her forefathers and her own, private-public life in present-day London. Her writings, a combination of memoirs and confessions, are deeply intimate, yet powerfully engaging. Tracey retains a profoundly romantic world view, paired with an uncompromising honesty. Her capacity both to create controversies and to strike chords is unequalled in British life. A remarkable book - and an original, beautiful mind....

The Way of the Knife
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Way of the Knife


  • Author : Mark Mazzetti
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101617946


The Way of the Knife Book Description :

A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and America’s special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world’s dark spaces: the new American way of war The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place away from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, in the corners of the world where large armies can’t go. The Way of the Knife is the untold story of that shadow war: a campaign that has blurred the lines between soldiers and spies and lowered the bar for waging war across the globe. America has pursued its enemies with killer drones and special operations troops; trained privateers for assassination missions and used them to set up clandes...