Book Finder
    
 
> Horror > Authors A-Z > Mitchell Mike
 

A Sniper's Journey: The Truth about the Man behind the Rifle
Gary D. Mitchell
0451216520
January 2006
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
A compelling, troubling story, this war memoir recounts the hellish experiences of an 18-year-old naïf from Texas who volunteered to fight in the Vietnam War only to find himself transformed into a part-time sniper. Mitchell served as an infantryman and as the commander of an armored recovery vehicle for most of his 1969–1970 tour, spending most of his time in the thick of the guerrilla war. Periodically, he would be plucked from his unit by a team of anonymous intelligence operatives (perhaps members of the CIA's Phoenix Program), handed a special sharpshooter's rifle, put on a helicopter and given a mission to stalk and kill someone. For respite, he was given three weeks of temporary duty working with dead American bodies at the Danang morgue. Mitchell survived the war, but soon after coming home he...


The Class
Hermann Ungar
1903517192
May 2004
Paperback
·
 
Die Neue Freie Presse
Hermann Ungar is the most important author of his decade.

Book Description
Josef Blau is a high school teacher in pre WWI Prague. Because he comes from a background less priviledged than that of his pupils, he becomes increasingly insecure -- then devastatingly obsessive. Rigid about order and discipline, he senses his pupils watching him, waiting for the slightest weakness; the least infringement, he feels, will lead to the complete collapse of his tightly-ordered world. His other obsession is his attractive wife. Despite her assurances, he cannot believe she will be faithful to him. He forces her to shave her hair and wear shapeless clothes, yet still cannot conquer his fears. Catastrophe looms.

See all Editorial Reviews


Professional SQL Server 2005 Integration Services
Brian Knight
0764584359
January 2006
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
This book will help you get past the initial learning curve quickly so that you can get started using SSIS to transform data, create a workflow, or maintain your SQL Server. Offering you hands-on guidance, you'll learn a new world of integration possibilities and be able to move away from scripting complex logic to programming tasks using a full-featured language.

What you will learn from this book
* Ways to quickly move and transform data
* How to configure every aspect of SSIS
* How to interface SSIS with web services and XML
* Techniques to scale the SSIS and make it more reliable
* How to migrate DTS packages to SSIS
* How to create your own custom tasks and user interfaces
* How to create an application that interfaces with SSIS to manage the...


Sky High
Mike Mitchell
0736423435
July 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
At Sky High, the academy for teen super beings, you’re either a hero or a sidekick . . . and nobody wants to be a sidekick. But that shouldn’t be a problem for Will Stronghold, his parents are the two greatest super-powered heroes on the planet. There’s only one problem–Will’s parents are so busy saving the world, they don’t realize that their son doesn’t have any superpowers! If Will is going to make it at Sky High, he’ll have to prove that he’s got what it takes to be a hero–or be doomed to spend the rest of his life as a sidekick.
Catch every Pow!, Zap!, and Kaboom! of the action in this complete retelling that features eight pages of full-color movie stills from the exciting new Disney live-action film Sky High.


Only the Strong Survive: The Odyssey of Allen Iverson
Larry Platt
0060097744
October 2003
Paperback
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Like his subject, Platt is at his best while running the court, his prose smooth and economical as he describes Iverson's explosive, creative playing style. A longtime journalist whose sports writings have been collected in New Jack Jocks: Rebels, Race and the American Athlete, Platt writes with an authority that Iverson fans will appreciate. But the compelling rags-to-riches biography of the controversial NBA superstar is bogged down by Platt's repetitive, heavy-handed critiques of the relationship between black athletes, their marketers and the media. Platt repeatedly outlines how white middle class America is not yet ready for Iverson's hip-hop persona, which is "too in-your-face, too black"-a provocative yet unoriginal insight that quickly grows old. Intent on portraying Iverson as a misunderstood truant with...


The Angel of the West Window
Gustav Meyrink
0946626650
June 2000
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
novel of Elizabethan magus John Dee, tr M Mitchell --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Too Far
Mike Lupica
0425206742
November 2005
Mass Market Paperback
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Most of New York Daily News columnist and ESPN commentator Lupica's work, fiction (Red Zone, etc.) and nonfiction (Summer of '98, etc.), is grounded in the world of sports. This thriller/mystery tells of a high school basketball team whose winning season is threatened by the murder of its manager, Bobby Ferraro, and allegations of sadistic initiation rites. Former sportswriter and television commentator Ben Mitchell has quit the business and retired to self-imposed exile in South Fork, his Long Island hometown, after one of his columns exposed a coach's lies about his war record, which led to the coach's suicide. Ben spends his days reading newspapers, watching television and endlessly rehashing his responsibility for the coach's death. When novice sportswriter Sam Perry, a high school senior, shows up with what...


The Green Face
Gustav Meyrink
0946626928
Nov 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Meyrink's second, and most mystical, novel from 1916: this is the first time this Dedalus edition has been available in North America. Published in Germany to critical and commercial acclaim, it is set in Amsterdam, used as a symbol of European decadence: the city is ultimately destroyed. The Green Face has classic Meyrink features: * a mystical wedding * a galaxy of grotesque characters * the haunting atmosphere of the ghetto In an Amsterdam that very much resembles the Prague of The Golem, a stranger, Hauberisser, enters by chance a magician's shop. The name on the shop, he believes, is Chidher Green; inside, among several strange customers, he hears an old man, who says his name is Green, explain that, like the Wandering Jew, he has been on earth ""ever since the moon has been circling the heaven."" When Hauberisser...


One Last Shot: The Story of Michael Jordan's Comeback
Mitchell Krugel
0312992238
November 2003
Mass Market Paperback
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
As the author of two previous books on basketball legend Jordan, sportswriter Krugel (Michael Jordan: A Biography) has shown himself to be perhaps the most knowledgeable current observer of the life and times of the basketball great. This third look focuses on "the drama within Michael Jordan's Third Coming," when the superstar came out of his second not-so-happy retirement in 2000 to become president of operations for the Washington Wizards, and his subsequent return in 2001 to the court as a player. For fans of Jordan as well as anyone who loved basketball during the 1990s, when Jordan's Chicago Bulls won six championships, this is an insightful depiction of Jordan's attempt "to recapture that endorphin of being the ultimate winner" in a new era. Krugel has done his homework, offering insider reports with much...


Lessons in the Weather of Heaven
Mike Mitchell
1594676607
Oct 2004
Paperback
·
 


The Molly Fire
Michael Mitchell
1550226762
December 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Molly, an eighty-year-old artist, drowns in her bath while living alone on Vancouver Island. When her son, Toronto writer and photographer Michael Mitchell, arrives the next day he finds a studio full of her paintings and a treasure trove of family papers that take him on a romantic journey to the far corners of the world and back as far as the early 18th century. Illustrated with Molly's art and her son's evocative photographs of her empty house and studio, The Molly Fire collages dance cards, war diaries, menus, naval dispatches, and news reports to create a vivid and moving memoir as well as a poignant meditation on loss and identity.


Life of Courage
Christoffel Von Grimmelshausen
1873982569
May 2001
Paperback
·
 
From Booklist
The first German best-seller was Simplicissimus (1668), the ostensible confessions of a rogue during the Thirty Years' War. Since the concept of royalties lay in the future, the anonymous author, since identified as Grimmelshausen, was highly motivated to produce sequels. In the first, a woman whom Simplicissimus had bedded and cheated tells her own ribald adventures to get back at him. Her exploits begin when at 13 and dressed as a boy, she becomes manservant to a young officer, whom she eventually marries on his deathbed so that she can claim his belongings. If that sounds rather conscienceless, it is just a foretaste of things to come. Courage--the name is her euphemism for the only manlike aggressive tool she lacks--can outfight, outwit, and outf--k any man, and she is beautiful. In English, her progeny...


Relational Psychoanalysis: The Emergence of a Tradition
Stephen A. Mitchell (Editor)
0881632708
January 1999
Textbook Paperback
·
 
Card catalog description
Over the course of the past 15 years, there has been a vast sea change in American psychoanalysis. It takes the form of a broad movement away from classical psychoanalytic theorizing grounded in Freud's drive theory toward models of mind and development grounded in object relations concepts. In clinical practice as well there has been a corresponding movement away from the classical principles of neutrality, abstinence, and anonymity toward an interactive vision of the analytic situation that places the analytic relationship, with its powerful, reciprocal affective currents, in the foreground. The wellspring of these innovations is the work of a group of psychoanalysts who have struggled to integrate aspects of interpersonal psychoanalysis, various British object relations theories, and psychoanalytic feminism....


Other Side
Alfred Kubin
1873982690
Oct 2000
Paperback
·
 


Object Relations and Self Psychology: An Introduction
Michael St. Clair
0534532934
June 2003
Textbook Paperback
·
 
Book Description
This unique book makes object relations and self psychology accessible to readers not familiar with recent psychoanalytical literature. The theories presented in the book illuminate areas of childhood experiences such as 'relational' problems and narcissistic and borderline personality disorders. Readers will find clinical insights about object relations and self psychology through the presentation of issues, ideas, and controversies of these models of the person.

About the Author
Michael St. Clair has a clinical background in individual and family therapy, as well as in teaching personality theory and supervising students in field placements. He is a Professor of Psychology at Emmanuel College, Boston. He has published in the area of object relations and also in the history...


The Golem
Gustav Meyrink
1873982917
June 2000
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
classic novel of Kaballah & legend, tr M Mitchell


The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It
John C. Miller
0786887826
May 2003
Paperback
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
This eye-opening investigation into anti-American terrorist activities would have been even more shocking if information hadn't already started to dribble out about the inadequacies of the FBI and CIA in tracking and preventing such activities. But every page of this information-packed report seems to announce ineffectual actions, missed opportunities and frustrated agents on the ground blocked by the FBI hierarchy, turf battles and political lack of will. Even by the mid-1990s, when al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden were well known to U.S. authorities, strong action wasn't taken because, one State Department official says here, their acts hadn't exceeded an "acceptable level of terrorism." The 1998 African embassy bombings, for instance, could likely have been prevented, according to the authors. The plot is tangled,...


Androids from Milk
Eugen Egner
1903517028
June 2002
Paperback
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Having mysteriously remained 17 years old for two decades, the dopey Rueben Hecht gives new meaning to the term psychosocial moratorium and that's just the beginning of his problems in Eugen Egner's comic, insanity-riddled Androids from Milk, translated from the German by Mike Mitchell. Rueben's parents have apparently committed suicide, his doctor wants to put him in a kids' home and Rueben and his age-shifting sidekick, Edwina, must embark on an "android-procurement" mission that will uncover dark and surprising family secrets. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
A surreal, time-bending odyssey. A freak show owner sends Reuben Hecht-who has been stuck at age 17 for twenty years - and Edwina-who can switch age at will-to a mysterious Colony...


The Maimed
Hermann Ungar
1903517109
Feb 2003
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Franz Polzer is a man who is dominated by irrational fears; even a friendly smile seems to conceal a hidden menace. He keeps the world at bay by organising his life according to the meticulous routine of his work as a bank clerk. He even rejects promotion because it brings the unknown that will threaten to upset his ordered existence.But this precarious order is disturbed by the sexual demands of his landlady. Once the first breach has occurred, he is dragged inexorably down into an abyss of degradation which ends in a grisly murder. The horror of Polzer's fall is emphasised by the matter of fact sobriety of Ungar's narrative style.


Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury: Greatest Closing Arguments In Modern Law
Michael S. Lief
0684859483
June 2000
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
Anyone who's ever watched Perry Mason knows that the closing argument is a very important part of a big legal case. The closing argument is the "game point" of law, the time when lawyers pull out all the stops on the cajoling and the litigating. Michael S. Lief and his coauthors have collected the closing arguments from 10 noteworthy cases in this volume, introducing each speech with background information on the trial and commentary on the lawyer's technique. In these pages, readers get front-row seats to some of the most riveting trials in this century, including the Charles Manson murder trial, Karen Silkwood's wrongful-death suit, and the trial of the Chicago Seven.

Because the authors chose to include all the courtroom interruptions in the transcript, the Manson summation makes for especially lively reading....


  ©BookFinder USA LLC.
  All rights reserved.