The Informers

The Informers

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The basis of the major motion picture starring Billy Bob Thornton, KimBasinger and Mickey Rourke, The Informers is a seductive and chillingly nihilistic novel, in which Bret Easton Ellis, returns to Los Angeles, the city whose moral badlands he portrayed so unforgettably in Less Than Zero. This time is the early eighties. The characters go to the same schools and eat at the same restaurants. Their voices enfold us as seamlessly as those of DJs heard over a car radio. They have sex with the same boys and girls and buy from the same dealers. In short, they are connected in the only way people can be in that city. Dirk sees his best friend killed in a desert car wreck, then rifles through his pockets for a last joint before the ambulance comes. Cheryl, a wannabe newscaster, chides her future stepdaughter, “You're tan but you don't look happy.” Jamie is a clubland carnivore with a taste for human blood. As rendered by Ellis, their interactions compose a chilling, fascinating, and outrageous descent into the abyss beneath L.A.'s gorgeous surfaces.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-06-09
File : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780307756442


The Informers

The Informers

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When Gabriel Santoro publishes his first book, a biography of a Jewish family friend who fled Germany for Colombia shortly before World War Two, it never occurs to him that his father will write a devastating review in a national newspaper. Why does he attack him so viciously? Do the pages of his book unwittingly hide some dangerous secret? As Gabriel sets out to discover what lies behind his father's anger, he finds himself undertaking an examination of the guilt and complicity at the heart of Colombian society, as one treacherous act perpetrated in those dark days returns with a vengeance half a century later.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2012-05-01
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781408834534


A Rebuke To The Informers

A Rebuke To The Informers

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Genre : Dissenters
Author by : Owen Stockton
Publisher :
Release : 1675
File : 84 Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:590945763


The Sham Squire And The Informers Of 1798

The Sham Squire And The Informers Of 1798

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Genre : Ireland
Author by : William John Fitz-Patrick
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Release : 1866
File : 379 Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:HN3BV7


The Sham Squire And The Informers Of 1798 With A View Of Their Contemporaries To Which Are Added Jottings About Ireland Seventy Years Ago

 The Sham Squire And The Informers Of 1798 With A View Of Their Contemporaries To Which Are Added Jottings About Ireland Seventy Years Ago

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Genre : Ireland
Author by : William John Fitzpatrick
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Release : 1866
File : 323 Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:600081907


Informers

Informers

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The police rely heavily on paid and unpaid informers: without them clear-up rates would plummet, and many crimes would remain undetected. Yet little is known about the informer system and how it works, for example: who are these informers? how are they recruited? how are they handled? who handles them? what sort of information do they provide? Recent high profile cases have drawn attention to the use of informers, there has been a growing debate about the subject, and many feel that stricter controls are needed - but how is this to be achieved without undermining the effectiveness of the system? This is the first book of its kind on informers in Britain, providing an invaluable source of information and analysis from key authorities in the field.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Roger Billingsley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-01-11
File : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781134032624


Government And Society In Afghanistan

Government And Society In Afghanistan

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This is an authoritative study of the administrative, social, and economic structure of Afghanistan during a decisive stage in its history. The period covered—the reign of the "Iron" Amir Rahman Khan—was in many ways the beginning of modern Afghanistan as a cohesive nation. Although Afghanistan had emerged as an entity in 1747, it was actually under the Amir that its borders were established, its internal unification completed, and the modern concept of nationhood implanted. Kakar approaches this complex process by taking into consideration both the internal and the external forces that influenced its development. Thus, modernization, centralization, and nationalization are seen as both defensive reactions to European imperialism and necessary preconditions to capital formation and, consequently, industrialization. The first part of the book covers the government of the Amir, from the personality of the ruler down to the operation of his new bureaucrats at the local level. Here Kakar presents a comprehensive treatment of the Afghan system of taxation and local government. The second part views these economic and social institutions from the perspective of the major segments of the populace—nomads, townsmen, tribes, women, slaves, landowners, mullahs, merchants, and so forth.

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Genre : History
Author by : Hasan Kawun Kakar
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2011-01-15
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780292729001


A State Of Secrecy

A State Of Secrecy

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Secret police agencies such as the East German Ministry for State Security kept enormous quantities of secrets about their own citizens, relying heavily on human modes of data collection in the form of informants. To date little is known about the complicated and conflicted lives of informers, who often lived in a perpetual state of secrecy. This is the first study of its kind to explore this secret surveillance society, its arcane rituals, and the secret lives it fostered. Through a series of interlocking, in-depth case studies of informers in literature and the arts, A State of Secrecy seeks answers to the question of how the collusion of the East German intelligentsia with the Stasi was possible and sustainable. It draws on extensive original archive research conducted in the BStU (Stasi Records Agency), as well as eyewitness testimony, literature, and film, and uses a broad array of methods from biography, sociology, cultural studies, and literary history to political science and surveillance and intelligence studies. In teasing out the various kinds of entanglements of intellectuals with power during the Cold War, Lewis presents a microhistory of the covert activities of those writers who colluded with the secret police.

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Genre : History
Author by : Alison Lewis
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2021-10
File : 348 Pages
ISBN : 9781640124851


Women Of Honor

Women Of Honor

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The role of women in the Italian mafias has long been overlooked. Reduced to victim status and relegated to domestic life in a male-dominated society, women serve as the mafia's respectable facade: virtuous and docile. It is hard to picture these immaculate figures married to and raising brutal killers. But, as Milka Kahn and Anne Véron reveal in this absorbing book, women have always been at the heart of Italy's criminal organizations, as the guarantors of mafia culture. While the men are behind bars or on the run, it is left to their wives and mothers to uphold and pass on the 'family values'. Once widowed, they push their sons to vendetta; they are increasingly becoming others become mafia chiefs in their own right. Yet many also decide to risk their lives and break with 'the Family', collaborating with the authorities and renouncing mafia society in search of a normal life. So who are these women? Are they pure Madonnas, or dangerous Godmothers? Women of Honor paints a complex and fascinating portrait through extremely rare interviews with the women themselves, who have overcome a culture of silence to share their extraordinary lives.

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Genre : True Crime
Author by : Milka Kahn
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-08-01
File : Pages
ISBN : 9781849049276


Reports Of Cases Argued And Determined In The Circuit Court Of The United States For The Second Circuit

Reports Of Cases Argued And Determined In The Circuit Court Of The United States For The Second Circuit

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Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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Release : 1870
File : Pages
ISBN : NYPL:33433009470885