Author: Eve Bunting

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062044206

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3019

Thirteen-year-old Brodie Lynch was ready for the perfect summer of adventure along the awesome Blackwater River. That was before everything changed forever. When a harmless prank goes too far, the unthinkable happens. Brodie's lies make him a hero, but inside, his guilt tears at him like the treacherous current of the Blackwater itself, which has become a horrifying reminder of his part in the tragedy. In this gripping new coming-of-age novel, a young boy is faced with a choice between right and wrong and ultimately learns that truth can offer hope in even the darkest moments. 01-02 Golden Sower Award Masterlist (YA Cat.) 2000 Quick Picks for Young Adults (Recomm. Books for Reluctant Young Readers)


The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Author: Jeremy Scahill

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847654789

Category: History

Page: 956

View: 7855

Meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, but since September 2007 the firm has been hit by a series of scandals that, far from damaging the company, have led to an unprecedented period of expansion. This revised and updated edition includes Scahill's continued investigative work into one of the outrages of our time: the privatisation of war.


Author: Conn Iggulden

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007285450

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 4279

A dark, chilling psychological thriller from the number one bestselling author of the Emperor series. Blackwater was published as part of the Quick Reads initiative on World Book Day 2006.


The Complete Saga

Author: Michael McDowell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943910809

Category: Alabama

Page: 800

View: 7259

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations. Some of those who observe her rituals in the river will never be seen again ... Originally published as a series of six volumes in 1983, Blackwater is the crowning achievement of Michael McDowell, author of the Southern Gothic classics Cold Moon Over Babylon and The Elementals and screenwriter of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas. This first-ever one-volume edition, with a new introduction by Shirley Jackson Award-winning author Nathan Ballingrud, marks Blackwater's first appearance in print in three decades and will allow a new generation of readers to discover this modern horror classic.

Summary: Blackwater

Review and Analysis of Jeremy Scahill's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511000229

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

View: 775

The must-read summary of Jeremy Scahill's book: “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army”. This complete summary of "Blackwater" by Jeremy Scahill, an award-winning bestseller, presents his insight on the powerful private American army operating in international war zones. It is the explosive story of a company who came from rural America to become one of the most powerful participants in the Iraq War. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Discover the surprising story of an unlikely player in the Iraq War • Expand your knowledge of American politics and warfare To learn more, read "Blackwater" and discover the fascinating story of a small mercenary army's rise to power.

Black Water

Author: Louise Doughty

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057127868X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3637

Harper wakes every night, terrified of the sounds outside his hut halfway up a mountain in Bali. He is afraid that his past as a mercenary has caught up with him - and that his life may now been in danger. As he waits to discover his fate, he meets Rita, a woman with her own past tragedy, and begins a passionate affair. Their relationship makes Harper realise that exile comes in many forms - but can Rita and Harper save each other while they are putting each other very much at risk? Moving between Indonesia, the Netherlands and California, from the 1960s to the 1990s, Black Water turns around the 1965 Indonesian massacres, one of the great untold tragedies of the twentieth century.

Blackwater USA

hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, October 2, 2007

Author: United States

Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 190

View: 1668


Civilian Warriors

The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror

Author: Erik Prince

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 9780241972595

Category: Civil-military relations

Page: 416

View: 5937

Erik Prince explains his original goal of building an elite centre for military and law enforcement training. He recounts how the company shifted gears after 9/11, and honours American troops while challenging the Pentagon's top leadership. He also reveals why highly efficient private military contractors have been essential to running the armed forces, since long before Blackwater came along.

Blackwater Mine

Author: N.A

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748759279

Category: Readers (Elementary)

Page: 32

View: 8577

Bookwise is a carefully graded reading scheme organized into five cross-curricular strands, encouraging links to other subjects. Comprising 16 fiction and ten non-fiction titles, the 25 books at each level span a two-year reading age and the three-tier levelling system within each level facilitates an accurate match of reading ability and text. The full-colour readers are accompanied by teacher's guides and resource sheets to help teachers get the most out of their guided reading and writing sessions.

Black Water

Author: D.J. MacHale

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439112120

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 802

Breaking the rules Just when fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon thinks he understands his purpose as a Traveler -- to protect the territories of Halla from the evil Saint Dane -- he is faced with an impossible choice. The inhabitants of Eelong are in danger of being wiped out by a mysterious plague. The only way Bobby can stop it is to bring the antidote from another territory. Since moving items between territories is forbidden by the Traveler rules, if Bobby chooses to save Eelong he could endanger himself, his friends, and the future of every other being in Halla.

Joint Audit of Blackwater Contract and Task Orders for Worldwide Personal Protective Services in Iraq

Author: Harold W. Geisel

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437928250


Page: 59

View: 8607

The Dept. of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), is responsible for protecting personnel, facilities, and info. ¿ both domestic and abroad. Over the years, DS has been unable to provide long-term personal protective services solely from its pool of special agents, and it has turned to contractual support. This report focuses on the Blackwater contract in Iraq and associated task orders. This audit addressed four objectives: 1. What was the contracting process? 2. What were the key requirements and provisions of the contract and task orders? 3. What are the costs and funding sources of the contract and task orders? 4. How did the Dept. administer the contract and task orders to provide proper oversight of Blackwater¿s cost and performance in Iraq?

Boyne and the Blackwater

The Beauties of the Boyne and the Blackwater

Author: William Robert Wilde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954003425

Category: Blackwater River (Cavan-Meath, Ireland)

Page: 324

View: 2413

William Wilde was a noted antiquarian in his day, and he realized the vast wealth of Irish history in this region where castles, forts, abbeys, tumuli and round towers are strategically positioned. Wilde explored all of these extensively, realized their significance and preserved them for posterity with beautiful woodcut engravings.

Blackwater, II

The Levee

Author: Michael McDowell

Publisher: Avon Books


Category: Horror tales, American

Page: 192

View: 2357

#2 in a six part novel entitled Blackwater.

Black Water


Author: Himāṃśu Jośī

Publisher: Star Publications

ISBN: 9788176501613

Category: Hindi fiction

Page: 174

View: 3142

Complete Collection Of Stories By The Most Famous Author.


Author: C.D. Blizzard

Publisher: Bad Rabbit Publications

ISBN: 1463670273

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 9294

"Wildest ride with the biggest kick in the ass." Swamps, alligators, deadly snakes. Illegal fishing, bad booze, and a river they called Blackwater. It's a place where a boy can dream.... The summer of 1965. That's the year Mikey would never forget. It was the year he became a man. He'd been ten-years-old when Uncle Cotton finally managed to convince Mikey's overprotective mother that what her little sissy-boy son needed was to spend the summer with a real man. Mikey was all too eager to comply. In their small Florida community, Cotton's penchant for wildness had made him a celebrity, and there was nothing in the world Mikey wanted more than to get close to all that craziness and experience it for himself. Under the tutelage of this local legend, Mikey steps into a world filled with the sort of adventure he'd only imagined. But, by summer's end, the innocence of youth is tarnished when a single chilling act shatters the boy's idealistic view of his uncle. (Full length novel, 85,000 words, 400 page paperback.)

Blackwater Draw

Three Lives, Billy the Kid and the Murders That Started the Lincoln County War

Author: David S. Turk

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611391113

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 1152

On March 9, 1878, three men were murdered in isolated Blackwater Canyon in New Mexico. The suspects were Billy the Kid and a number of his Regulators. This action, almost assuredly taken in retaliation for the death of the Kid’s friend, John Henry Tunstall, became the real catalyst in the Lincoln County War. In 2006, the author and a team of investigators searched for the remains of the men and related artifacts in the obscure canyon—the first to do so since the murders. The murders were reconstructed with the discovery of over thirty bullet cartridges. As part of the reconstruction of the crime, the author widens the scope of his investigation by examining the lives and paths of all three victims: William S. “Buck” Morton, a Virginian fleeing from his past; Frank Baker, a mystery man who hid his real name and shady career; and William McCloskey, an elderly cowboy who unsuccessfully attempted to play the peacemaker. The myths and accounts of the three men and their murders are analytically separated. Connective events where the paths of the participants intersected, such as the death of John Tunstall, are likewise examined. Legend and fact are separated in the case and its participants—both victims and suspects. Billy the Kid is justly portrayed as a human being wrought by conflicts. The Regulators and their opposition reveal character both good and bad. An investigative approach to this portion of the Billy the Kid saga corrects the record on some old assumptions and creates new avenues of insight and possibility.

Of Blood and Blackwater

Author: T. C. Heffernan

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467806541

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6853

Weve all had nightmares. But what if you started to believe your scary dreams were somehow related to a series of grisly murders? Ethnobotanist Gareth McKenna faces just such a dilemma. In Of Blood and Blackwater, he struggles to piece together nightmares he cant quite remember. Dreams that leave him thinking of the years he spent living with an indigenous Amazon tribe. When a curare-laced dart recovered at one of the crime scenes matches the analytical fingerprint from a sample he collected years earlier in the Amazon, Gareth finds himself the lone suspect. His life begins to crumble as his name surfaces in the press. With nowhere else to turn, Gareth must do the unthinkable; he must look beyond science and trust in the strange dreams that offer the only clues to the killers identity. He travels back to the Amazon, and deep in the rainforest, makes a chilling discovery. One that sends him racing home, desperate to stop a brutal murderer intent on destroying his family.

Blackwater Creek

Author: Donna R. Brown

Publisher: BookCountry

ISBN: 146300382X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1

View: 1535

Life in Blackwater, Texas has always worked for Ludie Blackwell. Small town life means being part of a loving circle of family and friends. She overcame the loss of both her parents when she was a small child and has always struggled with self-consciousness from her slightly visible birth defect and her unbearable shyness around those she doesn't know well. She has resigned herself to being unlikely to ever find love, but when a fiery blaze brings sophisticated businessman Eric Butler into town and right into her life, she finds herself reconsidering the possibilities. Balancing her time between her job as a waitress at the Ladybird Café and her new job in a candle-making shop, she finds time to appreciate the blessings in her life. When the delicate balance is upset by the worldly and confident Eric, Ludie discovers that if a relationship seems too good to be true, it probably is. A broken heart isn't the only casualty and when she finds her life in danger, it takes love and support from some very unexpected sources to bring her through her biggest challenge yet.