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  • Firefightersby Gary McKay

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22

    Firefighters takes an unflinching look at what it means to do the highly dangerous job of saving lives from fire. It is drawn from interviews with over 50 firefighters - from the new recruit on the station house floor to the area director managing thousands of hectares of regional Queensland. Together, the firies recount their personal experiences,... more...

  • Strong of Heartby Thomas Von Essen

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.99

    The Site May 30, 2002 "How will we ever get through this?" is the question I asked on the night of September 11. "How?" Maybe the answer is here, all around me. Not just in the cleanup, not just in the purpose demonstrated by all who came and labored in these months. The answer is in the enduring spirits of all assembled here. That, for me, is... more...

  • Heartbreak and Heroismby John Melady

    Dundurn 1997; US$ 9.99

    Accounts of some of the most dramatic search-and-rescue operations ever attempted in Canada. more...

  • Dial 999!by Les Pringle

    Transworld 2011; US$ 9.86

    This is a re-issue of Blue Nights and Long Nights ISBN 9780552158527. Card-playing corpses, unfaithful husbands and 'flying' ladies - life as an ambulance driver in the 1970s was certainly varied ... At the age of twenty-three, Les Pringle decided to escape from office life, broaden his horizons and become an ambulance driver. Little did he realize... more...

  • On Fireby Larry Brown

    Algonquin Books 1994; US$ 15.95

    On January 6, 1990, after seventeen years on the job, award-winning novelist Larry Brown quit the Oxford, Mississippi, Fire Department. With three published books to his credit and a fourth nearly finished, he made the risky decision to try life as a full-time writer. On Fire , his first work of nonfiction, looks back on his life as a full-time... more...

  • All Fired Upby Malcolm Castle

    Orion 2012; US$ 10.99

    A unique and gloriously nostalgic account of one eventful year in the fire service for readers who loved books such as CALL THE MIDWIFE and TRUST ME, I'M A VET. Nothing about the county fire service was quite what Malcolm expected when he joined the watch in Shrewsbury. As the newest member of the service he was first in line when swans terrorised... more...

  • Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2015by Police National Legal Database (PNLD); Fraser Sampson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2015 is designed specifically to meet the reference needs of officers whilst out on patrol. Written in a concise and accessible style, it covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. Using clear and consistent presentation throughout, each chapter offers... more...

  • Policing and the Legacy of Lawrenceby Nathan Hall; John Grieve; Stephen Savage

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    February 2009 marked the 10th Anniversary of the publication of the Inquiry into the events surrounding the investigation of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. This book marks this anniversary and examines various dimensions of the impact of Lawrence on policing policy and practice. It identifies a series of dimensions and processes associated with... more...

  • National Intelligence Systemsby Gregory F. Treverton; Wilhelm Agrell

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 84.00 US$ 68.88

    This book takes stock of the underlying intellectual sub-structure of intelligence. more...

  • Enforcing Police Accountability through Civilian Oversightby Sankar Sen

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 39.95

    This book explores the sensitive issue of police accountability to civilian oversight bodies to control police excesses. At the centre of the discourse lies the tacit acknowledgement that the enormous power and authority invested in the police does leads to corruption and excesses unless adequate checks and balances are installed. The book analyses... more...