Help I Am Being Held Prisoner

Help I Am Being Held Prisoner

HELP I AM BEING HELD PRISONER is Donald E. Westlake at his funniest and his most ingenious, a rediscovered crime classic from the Grand Master returning to stores for the first time in three decades.

Author: Donald E. Westlake

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785656835

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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HELP I AM BEING HELD PRISONER is Donald E. Westlake at his funniest and his most ingenious, a rediscovered crime classic from the Grand Master returning to stores for the first time in three decades. JAILED FOR A JOKE It isn’t easy going to jail for being a practical joker. Of course, this particular joke left 20 cars wrecked on the highway and two politicians’ careers in tatters – so jail is where Harold Künt landed. Now he’s just trying to keep a low profile in the Big House. He wants no part of his fellow inmates’ plan to use an escape tunnel to rob two banks. But it’s too late: he’s in it up to his neck. And that neck may just wind up in a noose... HELP I AM BEING HELD PRISONER is Donald E. Westlake at his funniest and his most ingenious, a rediscovered crime classic from the MWA Grand Master returning to stores for the first time in three decades.
Categories: Fiction

Glory Denied The Vietnam Saga of Jim Thompson America s Longest Held Prisoner of War

Glory Denied  The Vietnam Saga of Jim Thompson  America s Longest Held Prisoner of War

The Vietnam Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-Held Prisoner of War
Tom Philpott. that her husband's name not be used or reIeased in any way except
for officiaI purposes. ... —from famiIy assistance officer case fiIe TED JOHAN S S
ON I was worried about the list and needed to let Alyce know She might be
getting ...

Author: Tom Philpott

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393344561

Category: History

Page: 512

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Now hailed as a classic, one of the most unforgettable and heartbreaking books ever written about the Vietnam War. Glory Denied is the harrowing and heroic story of Floyd "Jim" Thompson, captured in March 1964, who became the longest-held prisoner of war in American history. Tom Philpott juxtaposes Thompson’s capture, torture, and multiple escape attempts with the trials of his young wife, Alyce, who, feeling trapped, made choices that forever tied her fate to the war she despised. "One of the most honest books ever written about Vietnam" (Oliver Stone), Glory Denied demands that we rethink the definition of a true American hero.
Categories: History

Hearts In Atlantis

Hearts In Atlantis

... filled with congealing meatloaf gravy, was the message HELP I AM BEING
HELD PRISONER IN A COW COLLEGE), and you wouldn't believe what pigs
some kids can be—plates filled with ketchup, milk-glasses filled with mashed
potatoes, ...

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684844909

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war -- and the protests against it -- had flooded America's living rooms for a decade. Hearts in Atlantis, King's newest fiction, is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War. In Part One, "Low Men in Yellow Coats," eleven-year-old Bobby Garfield discovers a world of predatory malice in his own neighborhood. He also discovers that adults are sometimes not rescuers but at the heart of the terror. In the title story, a bunch of college kids get hooked on a card game, discover the possibility of protest...and confront their own collective heart of darkness, where laughter may be no more than the thinly disguised cry of the beast. In "Blind Willie" and "Why We're in Vietnam," two men who grew up with Bobby in suburban Connecticut try to fill the emptiness of the post-Vietnam era in an America which sometimes seems as hollow -- and as haunted -- as their own lives. And in "Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling," this remarkable book's denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his heart's desire may await him. Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full of heart, Stephen King's new book will take some readers to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.
Categories: Fiction

Friendship According to Humphrey

Friendship According to Humphrey

The sign read, help! i'm being held prisoner in room 26! "And who is responsible
for this, as if I didn't know?" she asked. Kirk rose and took a bow as everyone
applauded. I joined in, though I was the only one who knew I could never be a ...

Author: Betty G. Birney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440684251

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 617

After the holidays, Humphrey is shocked by a big surprise in Room 26-a new class pet! Humphrey tries to be welcoming, but Og the frog doesn't respond to any of his friendly squeaks or visits (remember, he has a lock-that-doesn't-lock). Plus, the students are so interested in Og, they almost stop paying attention to Humphrey altogether. Humphrey doesn't like the mad-bad-sad feelings he's had since Og came, but luckily he still gets to have adventures with different kids on the weekends. Friendship can be tricky, but Humphrey is an intrepid problem-solver. If any hamster can become buddies with a frog, he can.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Going Going Ganache

Going  Going  Ganache

She'd taken to pacing the length of the kitchen, clacking back and forth in her
spiky heels. “We're being held prisoner here.” “We have to help with the
investigation in any way that we can,” Hannigan said. His voice was controlled,
not letting ...

Author: Jenn McKinlay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101619742

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A new Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay is icing on the cupcake! After a cupcake-flinging fiasco at a photo shoot for a local magazine, Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura agree to make amends by hosting a weeklong corporate boot camp at Fairy Tale Cupcakes. The idea is the brainchild of billionaire Ian Hannigan, new owner of SWS (Southwest Style), a lifestyle magazine that chronicles the lives of Scottsdale’s rich and famous. He’s assigned his staff to a team-building week of making cupcakes for charity. It’s clear that the staff would rather be doing just about anything other than frosting baked goods. But when the magazine’s creative director is found murdered outside the bakery, Mel and Angie have a new team-building exercise—find the killer before their business goes AWOL. INCLUDES SCRUMPTIOUS RECIPES
Categories: Fiction

97 Ways to Train a Dragon 9

97 Ways to Train a Dragon  9

... reminded Wiglaf of some happy moment from his childhood. But what? He
never could remember. At the end of the hallway, Wiglaf caught sight of Erica.
She was scrubbing bold black letters off the wall: HELP! I AM BEING HELD

Author: Kate McMullan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101142097

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Wiglaf's supposed to be a dragon slayer, but he's more like a dragon babysitter when he finds a baby dragon and decides to keep it! Back in his first new adventure in four years, Wiglaf is as funny and appealing as ever. In keeping with the reissue of the original books in the series, the ninth book is 112 pages long and includes a hilarious bonus yearbook section that will have kids laughing out loud.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Millionaire Manual

The Millionaire Manual

Help! I'm being held prisoner by my heredity and environment. —Dennis Allen
The road map you will use to reach your goals can be broken down into two
primary maps: account classes and asset classes. A good map is represented by

Author: Randle L. Alford

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463435899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 268

This book presents a refreshingly new method for coaching the individual on accumulating one millon dollars or more in the public markets. This uniqueness takes several forms. The first of these is the strucuture of the book itself. It is divided into four components. These components are Tools, Parts, Assembly and Warranty. In other words, it is set up as an Owners Manual for the individual. By analogy to other Owners Manuals which we have all seen and attempted to read, the Tools are generally things that are not included with a new item that we purchase and are required to assemble. We must either already have them or purchase them before we can begin the assembly process. The Tools section of this book is completely unlike other investment books. A reader can gain more from reading this section of the book than from most full texts on the subject. The Parts and Assembly sections of the book are in reality the how to of making money in the market. Although admittedly of little value without the first section,these areas combine academic theories with practical experience. Art and science are merged with real life examples of how you can make your money work for you. As a reader goes through these pages, his or her mind is transformed into new modes of thought. It is as if a light comes on and it all begins to make sense. The delivery is powerful and enlightening. The book concludes with a warranty section. It is of little value to accumulate assets if you are going to lose them. Insights are given on protecting not only your investment portfolio but other assets as well. There are full chapters on how to protect the home and auto as well as methods of getting maximum income while reducing taxes. The other area of uniqueness is the detail regarding how an investor must react to bull and bear markets and why they must act in a certain way. Making millions in the market is as much about being able to refrain from certain innate problems that we all possess as investors and converting our natures and subconscious minds in a way that allows us to be successful. Of particular interest are the stories which relate to everything from astro-physics to world history in teaching the reader about the investment world. This moves a rather bland subject from the area of boredom to very interesting reading. A reader will want to read this book again and again and keep it where it can be referred back to. It will be one Owners Manual that will not be locked away in a drawer.
Categories: Business & Economics



And I'm so happy to be able to give it to you now.” She leaves me ... papers (Keep
your face to the sunshine and you will never see shadows and Help! I'm being
held prisoner in a Chinese bakery!) and a note with the words I am not afraid of
tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. —William Allen White
printed ...

Author: Trina St. Jean

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781459808096

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

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When Jessica wakes up from a coma, she has no memories of her life before the accident at her family’s bison ranch. As she struggles to reconnect with her family and friends, she experiences all the signs of traumatic brain injury: confusion, sadness, fear and rage. Returning to school is a nightmare, especially when she overhears someone say he thinks she is faking her amnesia. When a new friend presents an alternative to staying in her old life, Jessica must confront the reality of what it means to leave her past behind.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction



Even if she hadn't spoken the language in decades, she must have retained a
few basics, like “Help!” and “I'm being held prisoner!” Ramberg said, “I will
concede that my badge hasn't been as persuasive with the American senators as
it ...

Author: Jeanne Matthews

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615953967

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Anthropologist Dinah Pelerin had no idea when she left sunny Hawaii for Norway that she would get a crash course in the politics of genetic engineering and the Doomsday Seed Vault. Nor did she expect that she would become embroiled in the marital troubles of an American presidential candidate and his enigmatic, Norwegian-born wife...or that a dead body would tumble out of the hotel sauna into her arms. In late December, Polar Night wraps the little town of Longyearbyen like a lead blanket, impenetrable and endless. The temperature rarely climbs above zero and bodies don't decompose in the permafrost. The dead have to be shipped south for burial and soon there are two murder victims headed south. Who has killed them and why? With three U.S. senators, a powerful corporate CEO, and a Norwegian government minister as her fellow suspects, Dinah is under no illusions about taking the fall. She had better untangle the knot of motives and pretenses fast or suspicion will come crashing downhill like an avalanche and bury her so deep she'll never see daylight again.
Categories: Fiction

The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour

It's just got to be done.” “It won't work,” the old woman ... Cortland then grabbed
the intern's hand and told him to listen, that it was very important that he help
Deirdre Mayfair, who was being held prisoner in her own home. “They're taking.

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307575951

Category: Fiction

Page: 1056

View: 290

From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries. Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches--a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philosophy; a family that, over the ages, is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being. On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking . . . and The Witching Hour begins. It begins in our time with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a beautiful woman, a brilliant practitioner of neurosurgery--aware that she has special powers but unaware that she comes from an ancient line of witches--finds the drowned body of a man off the coast of California and brings him to life. He is Michael Curry, who was born in New Orleans and orphaned in childhood by fire on Christmas Eve, who pulled himself up from poverty, and who now, in his brief interval of death, has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. As these two, fiercely drawn to each other, fall in love and--in passionate alliance--set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, the novel moves backward and forward in time from today's New Orleans and San Francisco to long-ago Amsterdam and a château in the France of Louis XIV. An intricate tale of evil unfolds--an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first "witch," Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit she names Lasher . . . a creation that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. From the coffee plantations of Port au Prince, where the great Mayfair fortune is made and the legacy of their dark power is almost destroyed, to Civil War New Orleans, as Julien--the clan's only male to be endowed with occult powers--provides for the dynasty its foothold in America, the dark, luminous story encompasses dramas of seduction and death, episodes of tenderness and healing. And always--through peril and escape, tension and release--there swirl around us the echoes of eternal war: innocence versus the corruption of the spirit, sanity against madness, life against death. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us, through circuitous, twilight paths, to the present and Rowan's increasingly inspired and risky moves in the merciless game that binds her to her heritage. And in New Orleans, on Christmas Eve, this strangest of family sagas is brought to its startling climax.
Categories: Fiction

The Radical Reader

The Radical Reader

If you are already out of the closet, it is your obligation to help all those who are
still being held prisoner. ... beat up queers, if you are in any way in danger—hold
on and plan for the day when you are older, when you have saved some money,

Author: Timothy McCarthy

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595587428

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 719

Radicalism is as American as apple pie. One can scarcely imagine what American society would look like without the abolitionists, feminists, socialists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists who have fought stubbornly to breathe life into the promises of freedom and equality that lie at the heart of American democracy. The first anthology of its kind, The Radical Reader brings together more than 200 primary documents in a comprehensive collection of the writings of America’s native radical tradition. Spanning the time from the colonial period to the twenty-first century, the documents have been drawn from a wealth of sources—speeches, manifestos, newspaper editorials, literature, pamphlets, and private letters. From Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” to Kate Millett’s “Sexual Politics,” these are the documents that sparked, guided, and distilled the most influential movements in American history. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included.
Categories: History

In the Country of the Blind

In the Country of the Blind

Help, he thought. I am being held prisoner by a historical philosopher. Aloud, he
said, “What do you mean, there is no such thing as a historical fact? What was it
that they taught me in school, historical fiction?” He thought he had made a rather

Author: Michael Flynn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429983299

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 545

In the nineteenth century, a small group of American idealists managed to actually build Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine and use it to develop Cliology, mathematical models that could chart the likely course of the future. Soon they were working to alter history's course as they thought best. By our own time, the Society has become the secret master of the world. But no secret can be kept forever, at least not without drastic measures. When her plans for some historic real estate lead developer and ex-reporter Sarah Beaumont to stumble across the Society's existence, it's just the first step into a baffling and deadly maze of conspiracies. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Hearing on Americans Missing Or Prisoner in Southeast Asia the Department of Defense Accounting Process

Hearing on Americans Missing Or Prisoner in Southeast Asia  the Department of Defense Accounting Process

Friendly and not so friendly foreign governments , including the then Soviet
Union , were also asked for assistance , on ... We knew immediately upon
receiving this list of those to be repatriated and those said to have died in
captivity that men ...

Author: United States


ISBN: PSU:000021074769

Category: Government publications

Page: 1379

View: 780

Categories: Government publications

The Medusa Project The Rescue

The Medusa Project  The Rescue

'I got chloroformedand taken tosome hellhole earlier. Ed turned up with Stanley.
Theygot me out,though they didn't ... She was being held prisoner withDylan. I
had to help her. Right. Inside Ketty's mind I sensed confusion and concern and a

Author: Sophie McKenzie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847388926

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 147

Fourteen years ago, four babies were implanted with the Medusa gene - a gene for psychic abilities. Now teenagers, Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan have been brought together by government agents to create a secret crime-fighting force: The Medusa Project. Since their existence became known to members of the criminal underworld, they have been hidden away in a secluded training camp in Spain, where their identities are being kept secret.Life in camp is hard enough, but then things take a turn for the worse. Ed is blackmailed into using his mind-reading powers - and in doing so he threatens to endanger the whole Medusa Project…
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Held Hostage

Held Hostage

His story serves as a reminder that God's light can never be put out by the
darkness. He will shine His timeless healing ... God set him free and Ken no
longer is being held hostage by the adversary. Since then, his work in the prisons
has ...

Author: Ken Cooper

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 1441204490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 174

While Ken Cooper lived with his wife and two children and worked as publicity director for a Christian college, he was leading a double life--as a felon. With a vivid, you-are-there style, this former gentleman bank robber takes readers on a journey through years of armed robberies, the dramatic shooting that ended his career, the horrors of prison, and a soul ultimately finding peace. Without fear or embellishment, Cooper openly shares the darkest moments in his life. Yet in these moments he finally meets God and ends up becoming a bright light in a horrendous prison system. From adrenaline-pumping true-life crime to an experience of God's gentle love, readers won't be able to put down this gripping memoir of transformation and God's grace.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Manipulator

The Manipulator

I've also located another woman who's being held prisoner by Weatherford. Word
is he ... The image of Melissa's face contorted in pain and anguish flashed
through his mind, and he responded, “I'll help out of respect to Melissa. No one ...

Author: Daniel Carnahan

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466984165

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 390

Lawyer stories have long fascinated the American reading public. Throwing the Mafia into the mix makes the plot even more attractive. The author, a Vietnam veteran with twenty-five years of experience as a Los Angeles police officer and with a Juris Doctorate degree in law, has crafted a massive, almost 700 page novel that blends police procedure with legal thriller as the protagonists battle both the mob and the head of a powerful, socially prominent family. Mac Thornsby knows what it is like to be bullied. Growing up on the streets after being orphaned at a young age, he barely survived a beating from one of the local thugs when first learning how to live on his own and managed to do that only with the help of a stranger. Several years later as the husband of a rich socialite he once saved from drowning, he is again bullied into taking part in an assassination but is saved by a Mafia lieutenant who helps fake the deaths. Circumstantial evidence still fingers him for the crimes, however, and it is up to Deputy District Attorney Jim MacDonald to dig for the truth. His investigation as well as a past love relationship will propel him into a desperate fight for his life, the lives of several others involved in the case, and justice. Filled with intense violence, knife-edge suspense, and possibly one of the longest car chases in literary history, Carnahans book has many of the elements of a bestseller. The author could very well have a hit on his hands.
Categories: Fiction

Shadow Grail 4 Victories

Shadow Grail  4  Victories

Brenda asked. “He's the Sheriff. He can help.” Maybe hecan, Spirit thought, but
before she could answer, Burke spoke up. “I don't think ... “We're going to
Oakhurst, to free any of the other students being held prisoner there,” Spirit said. “
You'll ...

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 9781466843219

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 226

Spirit White and her friends Burke, Loch, and Addie have escaped from Oakhurst Academy. But their freedom has come at a terrible cost--a dear friend sacrificed her own life to save theirs. In the wake of Muirin's death, they are also forced to deal with the terrifying truth behind the facade of Oakhurst Academy: all of the legends are true. Queen Guinevere, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table really had existed. With the magic of Merlin, they were able to imprison their greatest foe, Mordred, before he could plunge the world back into the Dark Ages. But Mordred is now free, in charge of Oakhurst Academy, and determined to finish what he started so long ago. Pursued by Shadow Knights, the reincarnated remnants of Mordred's original army, Spirit's small band undertakes a quest to recover the Four Hallows, objects of immeasurable power. Memories of a past life have begun to surface, one in which Spirit wields a legendary sword. She comes to realize that these memories are the true key to Mordred's defeat. Can Spirit and her friends manage to recapture the magic of Camelot in time to save their fellow students and prevent the end of the world? Shadow Grail #4: Victories is the fourth and final book in the Shadow Grail series by the New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

FY 1981 Foreign Assistance Legislation

FY 1981 Foreign Assistance Legislation

The Administration has again proposed $ 2 million in humanitarian assistance for
Cyprus . ... families recently suffered the agony of having relatives missing in
action in Vietnam and that Americans are currently being held prisoner in Iran the

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations


ISBN: LOC:00079366055

Category: Arms transfers


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Categories: Arms transfers

Man of Wiles in Popular Arabic Literature

Man of Wiles in Popular Arabic Literature

Shiha later asked for Mansur to be pardoned and the two of them agreed to a
contest to see who could free the pasha of Aleppo who was being held prisoner
in the city of Sis (3.115–116). Mansur climbed into the city and ... He offered to
help and both he and Saʿd were drugged by someone who turned out to be
Shiha and were later imprisoned with Mansur. Mansur managed to break his
bonds and, ...

Author: M. C Lyons

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748689484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 692

The Man of Wiles appears in every hero cycle within classical Arabic literature - proof of his popularity with the audiences of Arab story-tellers. This study sets out in detail the lives of these men for those who cannot access the original texts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Pepyss Navy

Pepyss Navy

UNPRECEDENTED sides, many SIZE of more the fleets prisoners that were
fought taken in the than three in Anglo-Dutch earlier conflicts. wars inevitably In
both Britain meant and that the on Netherlands, entirely new arrangements had
to be ...

Author: J. D. Davies

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783830220

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 254

This new reference book describes every aspect the English navy in the second half of the seventeenth century, from the time when the Fleet Royal was taken into Parliamentary control after the defeat of Charles I, until the accession of William and Mary in 1689 when the long period of war with the Dutch came to an end. This is a crucial era which witnessed the creation of a permanent naval service, in essence the birth of the Royal Navy.Every aspect of the navy is covered - naval administration, ship types and shipbuilding, naval recruitment and crews, seamanship and gunnery, shipboard life, dockyards and bases, the foreign navies of the period, and the three major wars which were fought against the Dutch in the Channel and the North Sea. Samuel Pepys, whose thirty years of service did so much to replace the ad hoc processes of the past with systems for construction and administration, is one of the most significant players, and the navy which was, by 1690, ready for the 100 years of global struggle with the French owed much to his tireless work.This book is destined to become a major work for historians, naval enthusiasts and, indeed, anyone with an interest in this colourful era of the seventeenth century.
Categories: History