Suelette Dreyfus and her co-author, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, tell the extraordinary true story of the computer underground, and the bizarre lives and crimes of an elite ring of international hackers who took on the establishment. Spanning three continents and a decade of high level infiltration, they created chaos amongst some of the world’s biggest and most powerful organisations, including NASA and the US military. Brilliant and obsessed, many of them found themselves addicted to hacking and phreaking. Some descended into drugs and madness, others ended up in jail. As riveting as the finest detective novel and meticulously researched, Underground follows the hackers through their crimes, their betrayals, the hunt, raids and investigations. It is a gripping tale of the digital underground.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
Niemand verletzt tödlicher als einstige Freunde ... New York City, zwei Uhr nachts. Jack Reacher sitzt in der U-Bahn. Neben ihm befinden sich noch fünf weitere Personen im Abteil. Vier davon sind harmlos. Die fünfte erregt Reachers Aufmerksamkeit. Minutenlang beobachtet er sie genau – und ist sich sicher, eine Selbstmordattentäterin vor sich zu haben. Doch dann geschieht etwas Unerwartetes, und ausgerechnet Reacher selbst gerät ins Kreuzfeuer ...
That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck's story.
Originally published in 1893, Ingersoll Lockwood’s nearly-forgotten Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey blends science fiction and fantasy in a story told by Little Baron Trump, an aristocratic boy who sets out from Castle Trump to discover the World Within a World that he read about in a fifteenth-century manuscript of the “celebrated thinker and philosopher,” the learned Spaniard, Don Fum. Join Baron Trump and his faithful dog and companion, Bulger, as they set off to Northern Russia in search of a portal to the subterranean. Along the 500 mile journey, you’ll meet an assortment of bizarre and fascinating creatures: a giant tortoise, an afflicted princess, a talking clock, Ant People and more. Will Little Baron Trump and Bulger make it back safely to Castle Trump? Join the adventure! This newly-released 2017 edition features: -- The complete text of Ingersoll Lockwood's Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey --Charles Howard Johnson's charming original 19th-century illustrations --A brand new Foreword from the publisher commenting on the striking parallels between Lockwood's work and President Donald Trump, his son Barron Trump, and the incredible claim that President Trump may possess a time machine --Original, stimulating discussion questions for use in book clubs, or for personal enrichment.
Author: Stephen Duncombe
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
Release Date: 2014-11-29
Genre: Social Science
Much history and theory is uncovered here in the first comprehensive study of zine publishing. From their origins in early 20th century science fiction cults, their more proximate roots in ‘60s counter-culture and their rapid proliferation in the wake of punk rock, Stephen Duncombe pays full due to the political importance of zines as a vital network of popular culture. He also analyzes how zines measure up to their utopian and escapist outlook in achieving fundamental social change. Packed with extracts and illustrations, he provides a useful overview of the contemporary underground in all its splendor and misery.
Author: Jean Ferris
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date: 2007-10-16
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
In 1839, visitors from miles around come to Kentucky to tour Mammoth Cave. But sixteen-year-old Charlotte, the maid at Mammoth Cave Hotel, doesn't understand its appeal. As a slave, she is already trapped, and she doesn't see the point in risking being trapped underground as well. Still, she's curious when Stephen Bishop, another slave who is the cave's expert guide and chief explorer, makes some big discoveries underground, and she's interested in Stephen himself, with his quick mind and kind ways. Then Charlotte makes a discovery of her own: runaway slaves sometimes come to the hotel seeking refuge. As she helps them, she wonders if she should run away. Stephen, on the other hand, feels that he belongs with the cave and that he is free enough when he is underground. When an opportunity presents itself, Charlotte must decide whether she should stay with Stephen or risk everything for her own chance at freedom. In this compelling novel, two young people explore what sorts of freedom they can find, even as slaves.
Author: Thomas Guzman-Sanchez
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Performing Arts
This book is a comprehensive, historical bible on the subject of urban street dance and its influence on modern dance, hip hop, and pop culture. * Includes coverage of all of the major players in urban dance * Places current dance phenomena—from the moves of Usher to the choreography of High School Musical—in a historical context that stretches half a century * Includes interviews and photos to further bring the rich history of urban dance to life
Author: Jeremy Peter Varon
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2004-04-30
In this first comprehensive comparison of left-wing violence in the United States and West Germany, Jeremy Varon focuses on America's Weather Underground and Germany's Red Army Faction to consider how and why young, middle-class radicals in prosperous democratic societies turned to armed struggle in efforts to overthrow their states. Based on a wealth of primary material, ranging from interviews to FBI reports, this book reconstructs the motivation and ideology of violent organizations active during the 1960s and 1970s. Varon conveys the intense passions of the era--the heat of moral purpose, the depth of Utopian longing, the sense of danger and despair, and the exhilaration over temporary triumphs. Varon's compelling interpretation of the logic and limits of dissent in democratic societies provides striking insights into the role of militancy in contemporary protest movements and has wide implications for the United States' current "war on terrorism." Varon explores Weatherman and RAF's strong similarities and the reasons why radicals in different settings developed a shared set of values, languages, and strategies. Addressing the relationship of historical memory to political action, Varon demonstrates how Germany's fascist past influenced the brutal and escalating nature of the West German conflict in the 60s and 70s, as well as the reasons why left-wing violence dropped sharply in the United States during the 1970s. Bringing the War Home is a fascinating account of why violence develops within social movements, how states can respond to radical dissent and forms of terror, how the rational and irrational can combine in political movements, and finally how moral outrage and militancy can play both constructive and destructive roles in efforts at social change.
What if your youth group were being hunted by something far more insidious than the other side in Capture the Flag?No, your students aren’t being stalked. But millions of Christians around the world suffer political repression, discrimination, imprisonment, harassment, family division, rape, and torture because of their faith. Children of believers are sold into slavery for the cost of a CD. Every 3 ½ minutes a Christian dies for the faith. In fact, during your hour-long youth group meeting, 17 Christians will be martyred somewhere in the world.Student Underground gently but inexorably forces open students’ eyes to the anguishing, world-wide persecution of Christians—and how teenagers can start praying for, communicating with, and reaching out toward victims. Use these 4 sessions (along with the companion 60-minute, award-winning film Behind the Sun) as a high-impact retreat, a lock-in event, or a month of weekly meetings.Student Underground shows why to care. And how to help.Here’s a clear, thorough, and convenient curriculum for leaders, including a plethora of quotable facts about how, why, and where Christians are suffering. Not to mention concrete and realistic plans for student action. Plus where to find a complete underground church service on www.YouthSpecialties.com—a simulation of what going to church is like for Christians in restricted countries.
Author: Allan A. Zarbock
Release Date: 2008-07-17
UNDERGROUND is an action and adventure thriller set in the near future. The Underground is a covert organization functioning within our global society-guiding and influencing it but not necessarily controlling it. The Underground was created by Ashton Nash, who is thoroughly disgusted with the injustices, hypocrisies, and double standards of human society. By way of the Underground, Nash is determined to right the wrongs of human society and cure all of our social-cultural, political, economic, and religious ailments. Through a twist of fate brought about by the apparent death of Nash and the internal corruption of the Underground, Harrison Foxx, Aston's high school buddy, finds himself in the middle of a battle for control over the Underground's vast political and financial resources. With nowhere to run or hide, Foxx realizes in order to survive he must outmaneuver his adversaries and destroy the Underground that he unknowingly helped to create.
Author: Stephen J. Bottoms
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2006-10
Genre: Performing Arts
The first comprehensive history of the roots of off-off Broadway, a theater whose legacy is still felt today. It was the launching pad for many leading contemporary theater artists, including Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, and others, and it was a pivotal influence on improv comedy and shows like Saturday Night Live.