On the Run

On the Run Author Alice Goffman
ISBN-10 9781250065674
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 304
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A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HAS TORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance criminalize entire blocks, a climate of fear and suspicion pervades daily life, not only for young men entangled in the legal system, but for their family members and working neighbors. Alice Goffman spent six years in one Philadelphia neighborhood, documenting the routine stops, searches, raids, and beatings that young men navigate as they come of age. In the course of her research, she became roommates with Mike and Chuck, two friends trying to make ends meet between low wage jobs and the drug trade. Like many in the neighborhood, Mike and Chuck were caught up in a cycle of court cases, probation sentences, and low level warrants, with no clear way out. We observe their girlfriends and mothers enduring raids and interrogations, "clean" residents struggling to go to school and work every day as the cops chase down neighbors in the streets, and others eking out a living by providing clean urine, fake documents, and off the books medical care. This fugitive world is the hidden counterpoint to mass incarceration, the grim underside of our nation's social experiment in punishing Black men and their families. While recognizing the drug trade's damage, On The Run reveals a justice system gone awry: it is an exemplary work of scholarship highlighting the failures of the War on Crime, and a compassionate chronicle of the families caught in the midst of it. "A remarkable feat of reporting . . . The level of detail in this book and Goffman's ability to understand her subjects' motivations are astonishing—and riveting."—The New York Times Book Review



On the Run

On the Run Author Alice Goffman
ISBN-10 9780226136851
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 288
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Forty years in, the War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in America’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance techniques criminalize entire blocks, and transform the very associations that should stabilize young lives—family, relationships, jobs—into liabilities, as the police use such relationships to track down suspects, demand information, and threaten consequences. Alice Goffman spent six years living in one such neighborhood in Philadelphia, and her close observations and often harrowing stories reveal the pernicious effects of this pervasive policing. Goffman introduces us to an unforgettable cast of young African American men who are caught up in this web of warrants and surveillance—some of them small-time drug dealers, others just ordinary guys dealing with limited choices. All find the web of presumed criminality, built as it is on the very associations and friendships that make up a life, nearly impossible to escape. We watch as the pleasures of summer-evening stoop-sitting are shattered by the arrival of a carful of cops looking to serve a warrant; we watch—and can’t help but be shocked—as teenagers teach their younger siblings and cousins how to run from the police (and, crucially, to keep away from friends and family so they can stay hidden); and we see, over and over, the relentless toll that the presumption of criminality takes on families—and futures. While not denying the problems of the drug trade, and the violence that often accompanies it, through her gripping accounts of daily life in the forgotten neighborhoods of America's cities, Goffman makes it impossible for us to ignore the very real human costs of our failed response—the blighting of entire neighborhoods, and the needless sacrifice of whole generations.



On the Run

On the Run Author Alice Goffman
ISBN-10 9781250065667
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 304
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Alice Goffman brings us right into the streets of Philadelphia and into the homes of the small-time hustlers, their girlfriends, and families. She shows us, at the same time, the long and destructive reach of the criminal justice system into the urban worlds of the black neighborhood she immersed herself in for nearly a decade. We meet a handful of vivid characters, undergo with them their scrapes on the street and their encounters with violence there, and come to feel in our bones, as these ghetto residents do, what the constant threat of arrest and incarceration feels like at the gut level. Goffman takes us also to jails, hospitals, and courts, and shows us how to identify undercover cops (by haircuts, car models, language), and how to run and hide when they're coming. The context is the 40-year federal War on Drugs and War on Crime, with their stronger sentencing guidelines and the ramping up of the number of police on the streets and number of arrests they make. The regime of policing involves high-tech surveillance, also the quotas the cops have to fulfill in making a given number of arrests, and what happens to you, the fugitive, when a warrant is issued (with addresses of all your associates, their homes subject to raids, making even hospitals and schools unsafe for people being tracked). .



On the Run

On the Run Author Tristan Bancks
ISBN-10 9780374301545
Release 2015-11-17
Pages 192
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Ben has always wanted to be a cop, so he's intrigued when police officers show up at the door, asking for his parents. Then his parents arrive after the police leave and rush him and his sister into the car, insisting they are going on a vacation. Ben's a little skeptical—his family doesn't go on vacations. After they lose the police in a high-speed car chase and end up in a remote cabin deep in the woods, Ben discovers his parents' secret: millions of dollars were deposited into their bank account by accident, and they took the money and ran off. Ben isn't sure what to think. Are his parents criminals? And because he ran off with them, is he a criminal, too?



Women on the Run

Women on the Run Author Danny Hayes
ISBN-10 9781316720776
Release 2016-05-03
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Claims of bias against female candidates abound in American politics. From superficial media coverage to gender stereotypes held by voters, the conventional wisdom is that women routinely encounter a formidable series of obstacles that complicate their path to elective office. Women on the Run challenges that prevailing view and argues that the declining novelty of women in politics, coupled with the polarization of the Republican and Democratic parties, has left little space for the sex of a candidate to influence modern campaigns. The book includes in-depth analyses of the 2010 and 2014 congressional elections, which reveal that male and female House candidates communicate similar messages on the campaign trail, receive similar coverage in the local press, and garner similar evaluations from voters in their districts. When they run for office, male and female candidates not only perform equally well on Election Day - they also face a very similar electoral landscape.



On the Run

On the Run Author Iris Johansen
ISBN-10 9780553902228
Release 2005-12-06
Pages 352
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For eight years, single mother Grace Archer has been living a picture-perfect life raising her daughter on a horse farm in the small town of Tallanville, Alabama. Watching Frankie grow into a talented and confident young girl has made Grace as happy as any mother could hope to be. Happy enough, even, to forget the past. But the past never quite goes away. Which is why a certain charismatic man also moved to Tallanville eight years ago to watch over her. But when violence threatens to shatter Grace and Frankie's idyllic home, the waiting is over. The ghosts of the past have returned. And they're hungry for blood. Now Grace must resume an identity she thought she had cast off forever, and match wits with an opponent as deadly as he is cunning. The prize: an extraordinary secret that only she can unfold. The forfeit: losing the thing more precious to her than life itself.



On the Run

On the Run Author Sean Flynn
ISBN-10 9780446534710
Release 2007-10-15
Pages 256
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Written by the son and daughter of Henry Hill, the real-life focus of "Wiseguy" and "Goodfellas, On the Run" is a harrowing account of a childhood spent coping with an out-of-control father while dodging frightening Mafia retribution.



Life on the Run

Life on the Run Author Bill Bradley
ISBN-10 9781412812740
Release 2009-12
Pages 288
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More than twenty years after Bill Bradley retired from the New York Knicks to become a United States senator, his account of twenty days in a pro basketball season remains a classic in sports literature. Unparalleled in its candor and intelligence, the book takes readers from the court to the locker room, to the loneliness of a motel in a strange city.



On the Run

On the Run Author Al Browning
ISBN-10 UOM:39015015514691
Release 1989
Pages 295
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Recounts the 1968 murder of two Nashville policemen and describes how those convicted of the murders managed to elude the FBI for eighteen years



Eating on the Run

Eating on the Run Author Evelyn Tribole
ISBN-10 0736046089
Release 2004
Pages 216
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A national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and the food and nutrition editor for "Shape" magazine helps readers eat nutritiously in spite of a busy lifestyle. Tribole promotes meals that take one minute or less to fix, plus worthwhile brand name snacks, nutritional food items.



Ant on the Run

Ant on the Run Author Jan Cookson
ISBN-10 1469739410
Release 2003-09-24
Pages 84
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Ant on the Run is an adventure story that teaches children about insects and other tiny creatures, in an interesting way that will hold the attention of the child. The creatures in the book face the sorts of dangers each day that would make humans heroes. The story tells of a bond between three unlikely friends, that other animals in their world find hard to understand. One of the friends, an arrogant sugar ant who is a prince, discovers that he has to leave the nest in a hurry. The ant in this story (Aaron), and his two friends (Lucy, a caterpillar who matches wits with Aaron, and Zack, a kind hearted skink) flee from the nest and its huge soldier ants. Their journey takes them through many adventures, and they meet some unusual creatures along the way before finding their new home. But finding this home results in Zack having to face his greatest fear.



Man on the Run

Man on the Run Author Carl Weber
ISBN-10 9781455505289
Release 2017-01-17
Pages 304
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New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber delivers a riveting, action-packed drama full of the twists and turns for which he's become known. It was the night before his wedding, fifteen years ago, that the nightmare began for Jay Crawford--locked up for a crime he never committed. Now, he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice, he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back--Wil, Kyle and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust...and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal.



On the Run

On the Run Author Clara Bourreau
ISBN-10 9780307977069
Release 2012-10-09
Pages 128
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A young boy discovers the real whereabouts of his absent father--jail! Anthony hasn't seen his dad in years. The reason: His father is busy traveling the world as a wildlife photographer—at least, according to Anthony's mom and sister. The real reason: His dad has been a fugitive from the law and is now in jail, awaiting trial. When Anthony finally learns the truth, his life changes overnight. He insists on visiting his dad in prison. And once the trial begins, it's the lead story on the local news. Everyone at school starts to taunt Anthony about having a criminal for a father, even his best friend. Then one day, in a shocking turn of events, his dad escapes from the courtroom. Anthony wants to be with him—and when he gets the change, he grabs it. Now father and son are on the run. But how far will they get?



Band on the Run

Band on the Run Author Garry McGee
ISBN-10 9781461732518
Release 2003-03-11
Pages 288
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After the breakup of the Beatles in 1971, Paul McCartney formed Wings with his wife Linda on keyboards, ex-Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine, and American session drummer Denny Seiwell. For ten dramatic and turbulent years, the band weathered the critics, endured pot busts, survived a harrowing recording stint in Nigeria, changed drummers constantly, and produced a great deal of remarkable music. McGee's tale of one of the most successful bands of the seventies—the first book to focus exclusively on Paul's post-Beatles years-tells the stories behind the #1 hits "Listen To What the Man Said," "My Love," "Band on the Run," "Jet," "With a Little Luck," and "Coming Up." McGee reveals the band's inner dynamics and its relationship with the press and public, examining Paul's determination to pursue a new sound, the criticisms Linda initially got from fans and bandmates, and the character conflicts that kept the lineup changing. Appendices include interviews with former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough, a complete discography, a list of singles with Paul's comments on each, and rankings from the sales charts. Band on the Run also includes a trove of rare Wings promotional material—album covers, posters, ads, and candid photos of the band on tour.



On the Run

On the Run Author Gordon R Dickson
ISBN-10 9780575112650
Release 2011-09-29
Pages 151
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One day Kil Bruner was a solid Class A engineer in a society of World Police and citizen Files, jet-set migrants and status-ranking Stability keys. But the Police ordered Kil to forget about his missing wife Ellen - and that was a mistake. Because Kil would move Heaven and Earth to find the woman he loved. Even when the search leads to slums filled with blade-wielding thugs and criminal Ace Kings . . . to secret societies and vast, interlocked, warring conspiracies - each out to rule the Earth or destroy it. Even when the search costs Kil his freedom, his sanity, the core of his soul - and reality itself . . . Because to find Ellen, Kil will have to move Heaven and Earth. Literally.



On the Run

On the Run Author Eric Dickerson
ISBN-10 0809249731
Release 1986-01-01
Pages 130
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Traces the life of Eric Dickerson and describes his struggle to achieve success as a football player with the Los Angeles Rams



On the Run with Fotikchand

On the Run with Fotikchand Author Satyajit Ray
ISBN-10 9780143331629
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 94
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The first incredibly gripping adventure in a heart-stopping new series by Puffin called ‘Classic Adventures’ Follow Fotikchand’s adventures through the colourful and dangerous streets of Kolkata in this action-packed thriller! An eleven-year-old boy, Bablu, gets kidnapped by four goons. As they make their escape in a stolen car, they meet with an accident and two of the goons die on the spot while the boy loses consciousness. The two surviving kidnappers, presuming the boy to be dead, leave him stranded. When Bablu regains consciousness, he realizes he has lost his memory. In his wanderings, he befriends a street juggler, Harun, who gives him shelter and introduces him to a new way of life. Bablu, now called Fotik, spends his days working in a tea shop, while his evenings are spent assisting Harun on his street shows. Gradually they develop a bond that makes them inseparable till one day the kidnappers spot Fotik, and Harun and he are forced to be on the run again. On the Run with Fotikchand is a thrilling story of everlasting friendship. Riveting and racy, it’ll have you turning the pages till the end.