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The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen
Brandon Webb, John David Mann

St. Martin's Press, 2012

BEFORE HE COULD FORGE A BAND OF ELITE WARRIORS… HE HAD TO BECOME ONE HIMSELF. Brandon Webb’s experiences in the world’s most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan,  The Red Circle  provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. ...
  
  











  



  
The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
Nicholas Irving, Gary Brozek

St. Martin's Press, 2015

Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing,  The Reaper  is the astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper with 33 confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including probables, is unknown. Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary military career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this ...
  
  











  



  
The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father . . . and Finding the Zodiac Killer
Gary L. Stewart, Susan Mustafa

Harper, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller Soon after his birthmother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. His quest would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself and his world. Written with award-winning author and journalist Susan Mustafa, The Most Dangerous ...
  
  











  



  
Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day
Peter Zuckerman, Amanda Padoan

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

“Gripping, intense. . . . Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air].”—Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe When Edmund Hillary first conquered Mt. Everest, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was at his side. Indeed, for as long as Westerners have been climbing the Himalaya, Sherpas have been the unsung heroes in the background. In August 2008, when eleven climbers lost their lives on K2, the world’s most dangerous peak, two Sherpas ...
  
  











  



  
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Newbery Honor Book)
Steve Sheinkin

Flash Point, 2012

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the ...
  
  











  



  
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
John M. Barry

Penguin Books, 2005

At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Magisterial ...
  
  











  



  
The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on Why the Virtuous Life is Funny as Hell

Templeton Press, 2014

An all-star team of eighteen conservative writers offers a hilarious, insightful, sanctimony-free remix of William Bennett’s The Book of Virtues —without parental controls. The Seven Deadly Virtues sits down next to readers at the bar, buys them a drink, and an hour or three later, ushers them into the revival tent without them even realizing it.   The book’s contributors include Sonny Bunch, Christopher Buckley, David ...
  
  











  



  
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, ...

Harper, 2013

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD Gripping, eye-opening, and powerful, American Sniper is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle has more than 150 officially confirmed kills (the previous American record was 109), though his remarkable career total has not been made public by the Pentagon. In this New York Times bestselling memoir, ...
  
  











  



  
Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak
Andy Hall

Dutton Adult, 2014

Denali’s Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali—one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking down survivors, lost ...
  
  











  



  
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Erik Larson

Vintage, 2000

National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over six thousand people in what remains ...
  
  











  



  
Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America's Deadliest Rock Concert
John Barylick

UPNE, 2012

On February 20, 2003, the deadliest rock concert in U.S. history took place at a roadhouse called The Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island. That night, in the few minutes it takes to play a hard-rock standard, the fate of many of the unsuspecting nightclub patrons was determined with awful certainty. The blaze was ignited when pyrotechnics set off by Great White, a 1980s heavy-metal band, lit flammable polyurethane “egg crate” foam sound ...
  
  











  



  
Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
Carl Zimmer

Atria Books, 2001

IN THIS REISSUED PAPERBACK EDITION WITH A NEW EPILOGUE, CARL ZIMMER REVEALS THE POWER, DANGER, AND BEAUTY OF PARASITES. For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror stories, and the darkest shadows of science. In Parasite Rex , Carl Zimmer takes readers on a fantastic voyage into the secret universe of these extraordinary life-forms—which are not only among the most highly evolved on Earth, but make up the majority of life’s ...
  
  











  



  
Robert Young Pelton's The World's Most Dangerous Places: 5th Edition (Robert Young Pelton the World's Most ...
Robert Young Pelton

Collins Reference, 2003

Robert Young Pelton, a professional adventurer, and his team of international war correspondents have updated this indispensable handbook for the intrepid adventurer-- a "how-to" in getting in and out of the world′s hot spots. We are living in a dangerous world, and now more than ever people want to know what is going on where (and why). Featuring 25 countries, The World′s Most Dangerous Places, 5th Edition offers a brief up-to-the-minute ...
  
  











  



  
Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America's Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It
Jeff O'Connell

Hyperion, 2011

THIS BOOK COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE -Every five seconds, one more person develops diabetes. -Worldwide, 285 million people are affected by type 2 diabetes. -Many of them have no idea. Here is the personal story of one man who has unearthed the mysteries of this global epidemic and offers hard-won practical advice for how readers can take control of their lives and combat this deadly disease. " Sugar Nation is a must-read! As a fitness expert ...
  
  











  



  
100 Most Dangerous Things On The Planet
Anna Claybourne

Scholastic Reference, 2008

Learn how to face and survive the most dangerous and disastrous things that could possibly happen! From natural disasters to dangerous weather, from the dangers of getting lost in the wild to fighting off dangerous animals, any child can imagine the special skills they'll need to combat 100 real-life dramas. Each danger is rated by how likely you are to encounter it, as well as how likely you are to survive; from the unlikely event of being ...
  
  











  



  
The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father . . . and Finding the Zodiac Killer
Gary L. Stewart, Susan Mustafa

Harper, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller Soon after his birthmother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. His quest would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself and his world. Written with award-winning author and journalist Susan Mustafa, The Most Dangerous ...
  
  











  



  
America's Deadliest Export: Democracy - The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else
William Blum

Zed Books, 2013

For over 65 years, the United States war machine has been on auto pilot. Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and that America's motives in spreading democracy are honorable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book from William Blum, one of the United States' leading non-mainstream chroniclers of American foreign policy and author of the popular online newsletter, Anti-Empire Reports , ...
  
  











  



  
100 Deadliest Things on the Planet (100 Most...)
Anna Claybourne

Scholastic Paperbacks, 2012

Packed full of the deadliest things on Earth! The world is a dangerous place; everywhere you look there is something deadlier than the last. There are animals that can use an arsenal of deadly weapons--teeth, claws, stinging spines, powerful pincers, or scary suckers--to fight, hunt, or defend themselves. There are natural disasters--from towering tsunamis to massive volcanic eruptions--that can destroy whole cities in the blink of an eye. ...
  
  











  



  
Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our Dad
Jake Harris, Blake Chavez, ...

Simon & Schuster, 2014

The electrifying behind-the-scenes story of the Deadliest Catch star, from his own two sons Prior to his untimely death in 2010, Captain Phil Harris was the larger-than-life star of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Deadliest Catch . An ace Alaskan crab fisherman, he led his crew through hurricane-force winds and four-story-high waves, hauling in millions of pounds of crab and raking in millions of dollars. Phil worked hard, but he played ...
  
  











  



  
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Jake Anderson

Coventry House Publishing, 2014

As featured on Deadliest Catch A fourth generation fisherman, Jake Anderson grew up in the rich fishing environment of Anacortes, Washington. At age seventeen, Jake began salmon fishing in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and by the age of twenty-five he was crab fishing in the heart of the Bering Sea. Soon after, Jake became a deckhand on the F/V   Northwestern   and joined the popular television series   Deadliest Catch . As an integral ...
  
  











  








   



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