Let It Burn

MOVE, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Confrontation that Changed a City

Author: Michael Boyette,Randi Boyette

Publisher: Quadrant Books

ISBN: 1937868338

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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"A balanced, well-written account which provides the best overall understanding of these events." ?Library Journal "Compelling."?Publishers Weekly "A solid report from an unusual perspective."?Kirkus Reviews "A balanced view."?Booklist On a narrow street in a working-class neighborhood, the police are held at bay by a small band of armed radicals. Two assaults have already failed. After a morning-long battle involving machine guns, explosives, and tear gas, the radicals remain defiant. In a command post across the street from the boarded-up row house that serves as the militants? headquarters, the beleaguered police commissioner weighs his options and decides on a new plan. He will bomb the house. Let It Burn is the true-life story of the confrontation between the Philadelphia Police Department and the MOVE organization?a group that rejected modern technology and fought for what it called "natural law." The police commissioner's decision to drop an "explosive device" onto the house's roof?and then to let the resulting fire burn while adults and children remained in the house?was the final tragic chapter in a decades-long series of clashes that had already left one policeman dead and others injured, dozens of MOVE members behind bars, and their original compound razed to the ground. By the time the fire burned itself out, eleven MOVE members, many of them women and small children, would be dead. Sixty-one houses in the neighborhood would be destroyed. There would be a city inquiry, numerous civil suits, and two grand-jury inquests following the confrontation. Michael Boyette served on one of the grand juries, where he had a front-row seat as the key players and witnesses?including Mayor Wilson Goode and future Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell?recounted their roles in the tragedy. After the grand jury concluded its investigation, he and coauthor Randi Boyette conducted additional independent research?including exclusive interviews with police who had been on the scene and with MOVE members?to create this moment-by-moment account of the confrontation and the events leading up to it.
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Let It Burn!

The Philadelphia Tragedy

Author: Michael Boyette,Randi Boyette

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 314

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Let Burn

Author: Rachel K. Wentz

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1609173570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 6121

In 1985, desiring a meaningful, high-paced career in public service, Rachel Wentz left her university studies to become a firefighter/paramedic. Only the eighth woman hired by the Orlando Fire Department, a highly competitive department steeped in tradition, Wentz excelled, completing an AS in Fire Science, a master’s in public administration, and numerous specialized training courses to prepare her for an administrative position within the department. Wentz spent eleven years with OFD, experiencing a career that was every bit as exciting and challenging as she had sought. A moving, candid, and eloquent memoir, Let Burn recounts her experiences as a firefighter/paramedic, during which time she witnessed aspects of life and death few people are privy to, experiences that shaped her as a professional and as a person. From the rigorous demands of training to the extraordinary calls Wentz responded to, Let Burn details the gratifying aspects of the field, but also demonstrates the precarious nature of the job: a heated altercation at the scene of an industrial fire leads to Wentz losing almost everything she’s worked for and the dramatic end of a storied career. In vivid detail, Let Burn provides a firsthand glimpse into the hidden world of firefighting and emergency medicine.
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Let Burn

Author: Rachel K. Wentz

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1609173570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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In 1985, desiring a meaningful, high-paced career in public service, Rachel Wentz left her university studies to become a firefighter/paramedic. Only the eighth woman hired by the Orlando Fire Department, a highly competitive department steeped in tradition, Wentz excelled, completing an AS in Fire Science, a master’s in public administration, and numerous specialized training courses to prepare her for an administrative position within the department. Wentz spent eleven years with OFD, experiencing a career that was every bit as exciting and challenging as she had sought. A moving, candid, and eloquent memoir, Let Burn recounts her experiences as a firefighter/paramedic, during which time she witnessed aspects of life and death few people are privy to, experiences that shaped her as a professional and as a person. From the rigorous demands of training to the extraordinary calls Wentz responded to, Let Burn details the gratifying aspects of the field, but also demonstrates the precarious nature of the job: a heated altercation at the scene of an industrial fire leads to Wentz losing almost everything she’s worked for and the dramatic end of a storied career. In vivid detail, Let Burn provides a firsthand glimpse into the hidden world of firefighting and emergency medicine.
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Let It Burn

Author: Steve Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409140792

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The brilliant new thriller from the author of the EDGAR AWARD-winning THE LOCK ARTIST. Half a lifetime ago, Alex McKnight was a young cop in Detroit. Now he's an occasional private eye up in Paradise, Michigan, and trying hard to put the past behind him. Then he gets the call that every cop dreads: a killer he helped put behind bars is getting released, and he might just have payback on his mind. Suddenly the years fall away, and in his mind Alex is back in that hot summer in Detroit, hunting the brutal murderer of a young woman. The problem is, something about the case no longer makes sense, and Alex feels compelled to retrace the steps that led to the arrest and conviction of Darryl King. But it's not just the case that looks different: returning to Detroit, Alex finds a city that is almost unrecognizable from the one he left, a city that is quite literally dying on its feet, where crime and decay hold sway, and law and order are in retreat. And as Alex searches for the truth among the shadows of the past, he discovers a story more shocking than the one he thought he knew and a danger more threatening than an ex-con looking for revenge.
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Let's Burn This Moment Down to the Filter

Art and Other Novelties

Author: Morley

Publisher: Cameron Books

ISBN: 9781944903404

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Let's Burn This Moment Down to the Filter is Los Angeles-based artist Morley's second collection of art created for the street. Blending humor, hope, and his unique perspective on life, he specializes in bold, typographic posters, which he wheat-pastes within the urban landscape. Disregarding legal boundaries and personal safety, Morley's commitment to offering hope, humor, poetry, and wisdom is literally on display in each of his pieces. The book includes a two-sided removable 11 x 16 1/2" poster
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"Let's burn that bridge when we come to it"

Geech

Author: Jerry Bittle

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub

ISBN: 9780836212570

Category: Humor

Page: 127

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Cartoons portray the comic adventures of the dim-witted gas station attendant, Geech, and the other inhabitants of a small town
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Let It Burn

The Barrington Billionaires

Author: Ruth Cardello

Publisher: Ruth Cardello

ISBN: 0997914807

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Let the Faggots Burn

The Upstairs Lounge Fire

Author: Johnny Townsend

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

ISBN: 9781614344537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

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On Gay Pride Day in 1973, an arsonist set the entrance to a French Quarter gay bar on fire. In the terrible inferno that followed, 32 people lost their lives, including a third of the local congregation of the Metropolitan Community Church, their pastor burning to death halfway out a second-story window as he tried to claw his way to freedom. This is a riveting account of a forgotten moment in gay history.
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Let the Fire Burn

Nurturing the Creative Spirit of Children

Author: Vince Gowmon,Anna Bradley

Publisher: Vince Gowmon

ISBN: 9780993859502

Category:

Page: 64

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Let the Fire Burn Nurturing the Creative Spirit of Children is an animated and poetic journey into the creative fire of children, and how to fan its flames. Every child is born with the fullest of creative potential, but due to social conditioning they lose touch with it, and consequently, with their power to create a life of meaning and purpose. Children are here to help us birth a new world, one that is full of joy and imagination. And we as adults have an important role to play in this. In this fun and inspiring Children's Book for Adults, learn the many colorful and engaging ways you can support children to feel and express their creative spirit. Gain a better appreciation for how they are our wise teachers, inviting our own inner child and creative fire to come out and play.
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Let's Burn the Flags of All Nations

Author: Michael Brownstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945766114

Category: American poetry

Page: 194

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Poetry. Fine, provocative, incendiary, passionate and visionary poems, by a widely admired poet and novelist.
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Let the Galaxy Burn

Author: Marc Gascoigne,Christian Dunn

Publisher: Games Workshop Limited

ISBN: 9781844163427

Category: Fiction

Page: 765

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'Let the Galaxy Burn' is a collection of science fiction short stories written for the Black Library, and some brand new tales. It includes classic Warhammer 40,000 stories that have been unavailable for some time.
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Let the Bunker Burn

The Final Battle with MOVE

Author: Charles W. Bowser

Publisher: Camino Books Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 183

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Let It Burn

Author: Satellite Stevens

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483643603

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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I remember being three years old standing inside my doorway in a checkered red dress. My older brothers and sisters were on the porch. I heard a shot and a scream. Everybody yelled for me to get back in the house. My sisters flew inside at the insistence of my mother. We watched from the window as police cars came streaming down the road with their lights flashing. There were loud sirens. Then an ambulance followed. I was fighting to get my face to the window so I could see but I wasnt big enough. I became frustrated and cried, wet tears filling my face, so my oldest sister lifted me up. Then word got around that the man who was killed was the boy Jasons father, who lived up the street. I knew Jason and liked him. He had a pretty face and a big smile. Every time he came by the house and I was standing on the porch, he would say hi and call me by my name. Sometimes he would say, Are you being a good little girl? Other times he would say, You look very pretty. I thought about Jason and how he felt. He stood tall and proud and seemed like an old little kid, much older than me. He seemed caring inside and always dressed nice. I never knew my father, so I often wondered what it was like to have a father. I wondered what a man did in the house. Now I wondered about Jason. I wondered if he was going to cry. I wasnt allowed to go to the funeral, but I really wanted to. I wanted to see him and make sure he was okay. I wanted to tell him I wished those men didnt shoot his father.
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Suri's Burn Book

Well-dressed Commentary from Hollywood's Little Sweetheart

Author: Allie Hagan

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762447354

Category: Humor

Page: 127

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Based on the blog, this clever book of snarky commentary is told from the imagined world of "Suri Cruise."
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Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.
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Burn Baby Burn

Author: Meg Medina

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763679984

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora’s family life isn’t going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit — and the hardest to accept.
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Die a Stranger

An Alex McKnight Novel

Author: Steve Hamilton

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250013194

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The New York Times Bestseller Late one night, a plane lands on a deserted airstrip. Five dead bodies are found there the next morning. And now Vinnie LeBlanc is missing. Vinnie is a member of the Ojibwa Indian tribe and he just might be Alex McKnight's best friend. So Alex can't help but be worried when he disappears. There's a deadly crime war creeping into Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and Alex never would have thought that his friend could be involved. But after an unexpected stranger arrives in town, Alex will soon find out that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined. The latest in Steve Hamilton's Edgar Award–winning series, Die a Stranger just might be his boldest book yet.
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The Burn Zone

A Memoir

Author: Renee Linnell

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631524887

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. But how did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum laude with a double degree. She had traveled to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five. She was a surf model and a professional Argentine tango dancer. She had started five different companies and had an MBA from NYU. How could someone like her end up brainwashed and in a cult? The Burn Zone is an exploration of how we give up our power―how what started out as a need to heal from the loss of her parents and to understand the big questions in life could leave a young woman fighting for her sanity and her sense of self. In the years following her departure from the cult, Linnell struggled to reclaim herself, to stand in her truth, and to rebuild her life. And eventually, after battling depression and isolation, she found a way to come out the other side stronger than ever. Part inspirational story, part cautionary tale, this is a memoir for spiritual seekers and those who feel lost in a world that makes them feel less than perfect.
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