On a warm Saturday night in July 1973 in Bethesda, Maryland, a gunman stepped out from behind a tree and fired point-blank shots into Jose F. Alon, an unassuming Israeli Air Force pilot and family man. Alon's sixteen year old neighbor, Fred Burton, was deeply shocked by this crime that rocked his sleepy suburban neighborhood. As it turned out, Alon wasn't just a pilot, he was a high ranking military official with intelligence ties. The assassin was never found, and the cas was closed. In 2007, Fred Burton, who had since become a State Department Counter-terrorism Special Agent, reopened the case. Here, Burton spins a gripping tale of the secret agents, double dealings, terrorists, and heroes he encounters as he chases leads around the globe in an effort to solve this decades old murder. From swirling dog fights over Egypt and Hanoi to gun battles on the streets of Beirut, this action packs thriller looks into the heart of the Cold War to show how power is used, misused, and sold to the most convenient bidder.
What a page turner! This is one of the best books I've read in a long time!
Time of the Rangers,
Texas Rangers From 1900 to the Present, Mike Cox, author of The Texas Rangers
"Mike (Cox) has a way of writing the history of the Rangers that keeps your attention and makes reading easy and enjoyable." - Joe B. Davis, president of the Former Texas Ranger Foundation and twenty-four year Texas Ranger veteran.
Writer-historian Mike Cox continues his acclaimed Texas sized study of the Texas Rangers, begun in The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900. This volume chronicles the famed law enforcement agency's second century.
Having barely survived the fading of the frontier, in the early 1900s, the Rangers faced a new challenge: rowdy oil boomtowns that prooved as tough to handle as the uncapped gusher. The Rangers battled marauding border bandits during the Mexican Revolution, their iron handed law enforcement and take no prisoners attitude resulting in a legislature investigation that almost led to their downfall. During the Roaring Twenties and into the Great Depression, the Rangers went head to head with bootleggers and bank robbers, including the notorious outlaw couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
In 1935, the Rangers were folded into a new state police agency, The Texas Department of Public Safety. Despite predications that their spirit would be lost in the newly created DPS, the modern men and women of the Rangers have evolved from horses to helicopters, combining no nonsense traditions with state of the art forensics tools and investigative skills. They still proudly wear the Cinco Peso and continue to protect the people of texas today: tracking killers and felons, investigating public corruption, and guarding against terrorist plots.
No More Dirty Looks
Your lipstick, your nail polish, your conditioner... Most of us don't realize that the products we use everyday can expose us to thousands of chemicals that are readily absorbed through our skin. The impact on your health? It's not pretty. In this must read, Siobhan O'Conner and Alexandra Spunt leave no bottle unturned. They found out all kinds of things the cosmetics industry doesn't want you to know, and now they're going to share it with you.
-The most dangerous ingredients in widely used brands and how they're still ot regulated.
Insider secrets from top scientists, dermatologists and experts.
- The 100 best clean makeup, hair care and skin care products.
- Cheap and simple do-it-yourself beauty recipes.
It's easy to make the switch to clean cosmetics, from mascara to moisturizers, shampoo to sunscreens, No More Dirty Looks will help you detox your regimen. Now you can be beautiful inside and out, because coming clean is the best look yet.
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, The truth about your beauty products and the ultimate guide to safe and clean cosmetics, Siobhaw O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt A special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice, Fred Burton and John Bruning