An account of her grief after the sudden loss of her husband as well of the illness of their daughter. Picked it up off the free book cart at the library. Not something I would normally read, but it is interesting. Stark and real.
I left on the train while on the last chapter. Google books has some of the last pages. Not all.
''HERE COMES EVERYBODY'' by Mr. James Fearnley.Yes its out, not quite, but i DO have a copy, see i'm holding it up to any 'Doubting Tommies' out there!This will be my book at bedtime for this week,which will be a welcome change from Thomas the Tank Engine or my old copies of Razzle.Congratulations and good luck to the Author.
Look for Blackwater, renamed Xe, renamed Academi, coming soon to spread peace and democracy, (and don't forget the humanitarian aid!) to a trouble spot near you. The speed with which these guys have leveraged their Washington/military/religious conservative contacts into a multi-billion dollar company is a fascinating (and scary) story. Blackwater came into public notice when 4 "contractors" were ambushed and brutally killed in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004. Since then, the company has expanded exponentially, now hiring mercenaries from all over the world (Phillipines, Chile, Nepal, Columbia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Peru). Their multiple training centres have hundred million dollar contracts (your tax dollars at work) to train US Border Service Agents, Coast Guard, Navy and Federal Law Enforcement personnel, among many others. They are expanding into the multi-billion dollar "war on drugs", and are producing armoured vehicles and unmanned aerial reconnaissance blimps for sale to the US military and Homeland Security. An eye-opening read
...ain't it funny how you used to know everybody in these parts...
Here Comes Everybody, the story of The Pogues by James Fearnley.
Bought today at Waterstones, my favourite book store chain. I went for the half price book sale but did not get any half price books. When I was buying this, I was offered tickets to James Fearnley's book reading at Leaf Cafe, Liverpool next month, but I can't go for personal reasons so had to decline.
I have already started this even though I haven't finished the current book I'm reading. I have read the first three chapters and so far so good.