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Snitch: A Handbook for Informers

Jack Luger

Just what every red-blooded American needs—a handbook for snitches—as if society doesn't have enough busybodies, stool pigeons, double-crossers, liars and traitors already. But for those who have to squeal, this is required reading. Find out what information is valuable: how to get it, and how to sell it. Learn to negotiate with the police, how cops treat their informers, and how to keep from being finked out by someone else (just about an impossibility these days.) There are chapters on who informs and their motives and compensations, sting operations, company spies, criminal, civilian and prison informers, cops and how they think, becoming an informer and protecting yourself against stoolies. What can happen to informers when they fail or are caught snitching? Learn about the IRS “Turn In A Friend Program.” This book is the ultimate in modern-day American police-state culture. Turn in a friend today before they turn you in tomorrow!

Publisher: Loompanics
Paperback: 145 pages


Police Nonlethal Force Manual

Bill Clede

The author offers a solution to law enforcement officers who don't want to kill their prisoners or suspects—but want them to do what they're told. Featuring a variety of techniques which often hurt a lot but leave little bruising or scarring, the manual describes the options available to the police officer, including asserting dominance in such basic ways as using a firm tone of voice and the proper posture. Illustrates both hand-holds and tools (including everyday objects such as flashlights and the sap glove, as well as more unusual martial-arts weapons such as the Yawara stick) that can be used to gain cooperation through pain-compliance, and allow the law-enforcement professional to assert his or her authority with a minimum of danger to themselves. Extensive illustrations demonstrate techniques and weaponry. NN

Publisher: Police Bookshelf
Hardback: 128 pages

The Poor Man’s James Bond, Volume 1

Kurt Saxon

“The ultimate armed civilian. Fireworks and explosives like Granddad used to make. We shall fight in the streets. Arson by electronics. U.S. Marines and Army hand-to-hand combat. Plus, making potassium cyanide, fire grenades and the ultimate booby trap.” Classic survivalist and “militant” how-to manual: tear gas, arson by electronics, “sinker basher,” homemade poisons (from cigarettes and playing cards), plastique explosives, bomb handling and more. Mayhem with biting humor and zero tact.

Publisher: Atlan Formularies
Paperback: 477 pages

The Poor Man’s James Bond, Volume 2

Kurt Saxon

“Homemade bazooka, silencers, booby traps, Bolas, concealed weaponry, spear gun, smoke/gas grenades, mines, caltrops, ingenious zip gun, plus Army Improvised Munitions Handbook, and much more!”

Publisher: Atlan Formularies
Paperback: 484 pages

The Poor Man’s James Bond, Volume 3

Kurt Saxon

“Poison gas grenades, wallet pistol, killer darts, bombs, explosives, stenches. Includes ricin, the deadliest organic poison known, and its simple manufacture. Make your territory impregnable.”

Publisher: Atlan Formularies
Paperback: 411 pages

Practical Electricity in Medicine and Surgery

G.W. Overall, M.D.

Reprinted from an 1890 edition, this is an early look at the uses of electricity in turn--of-the-century medicine. Learn about the uses of galvanic cells, effects of currents, electrodiagnosis, all types of early electro-surgery. With illustrations of early electric medical devices, this book is especially tailored to those interested in the history of medicine. MC

Publisher: Lindsay
Paperback: 130 pages

Principles of Improvised Explosive Techniques

A.J. DeForest

This book was written for the Rhodesian Army Explosive Ordinance as a guide to defusing and rendering harmless improvised explosive devices. Discusses 108 different types of switches and ignition devices and the principles these devices use, with illustrations of each. Different bombing incidents are defined and categorized. Includes a system of memory-guide cards that are used to plan removal and render- safe procedures to disarm bombs; examples of questioning techniques; and plans for using detonating cord and shotguns to attempt to dispose of improvised explosive devices. MC

Publisher: Paladin
Paperback: 110 pages

Privacy Power: Protecting Your Personal Privacy in the Digital Age

Trent Sands

“A vast phalanx of minimum-wage earners, keying in data on computers, tracks our every move, silently and relentlessly recording details about our private lives… It is collected, sorted, packaged and sold on a daily basis to others. To any others! Who are these clowns anyway?” Explains in detail how credit bureaus gather information on people, as well as the sale and use of an electronic invention of TRW and Equifax called a “national identifier.“ This program is used by skip tracers, collection agencies, etc., to pull information into a person’s files, such as a new address, and so on. Also explains TECS (the Treasury Enforcement Computer System), which can be used to search both multiple government and private databases, merrily gathering facts on citizens for who knows what reason. GR

Publisher: Index
Paperback: 204 pages

Sabotage in the American Workplace

Martin Sprouse

True stories of how some working Americans have managed to wreak havoc on their places of employment—profiles of a stripper, a waiter, a computer programmer, a retail employee, a mortuary worker, a welfare caseworker, a fish canner, a bus driver and a pickle packer. “I always steal from work because no matter how great the place is, they're always going to fuck you over at some point. It's just a question of when.” TD

Publisher: Pressure Drop
Paperback: 175 pages

Secrets of a Super Hacker

The Knightmare

This book offers an abundance of technical information, yet not so much as to overwhelm the casual reader or novice computer user. What the author best describes is the tactical problem-solving enterprise with which hackers work. They root out weaknesses in systems, and rather than being defined by limitations, they learn to exploit these to their own uses and to their own ends. Sometimes those ends are sinister and sometimes not. There are two whole chapters on the art of social engineering, which is rather like hacking a human being. The hacker approaches his subject just as he would a computer—researching, analyzing, and then piercing through the chinks of peoples’ personal armor until they end up divulging some seemingly harmless detail which may just allow one to penetrate their computer systems. In this way hackers appears to be grifters par excellence, but the author paints them as romantic social rebels.
This is a great book on the mindset of those who watch and prey on people, whether they use computers to do so or not. The psychological profiles in the book are enough to scare any system operator into examining the necessity of updating computer systems. Though this book was published in 1994 (nearly a millennium ago by computer standards), the information is ever timely. Although computer technology such as firewalls can be developed, hackers, like other con men, have already cataloged and organized the human psyche, making it only a matter of time to overcome any new obstacles. MM

Publisher: Loompanics
Paperback: 205 pages

Sell Yourself to Science: The Complete Guide to Selling Your Organs, Body Fluids, Bodily Functions and Being a Human Guinea Pig

Jim Hogshire

Reveals what a body is worth and how to sell it. “Harvest your body while you’re alive” is the theme—and “sell the leftovers” once you’ve croaked. How to make spare cash by signing off your organs, body fluids and bodily functions to science, and volunteering to be an experimental guinea pig. “When an organ donor dies, more than a million dollars’ worth of medical procedures are set in motion… Everybody profits from organ donation except the donor. But that’s about to change.” Outside the United States, your heart is worth up to $20,000. “A kidney fetches up to $50,000—and it’s legal to sell one in many countries… you can legally sell your blood, milk, sperm, hair, and other renewable resources… You can also make a living as a human guinea pig, renting your body to drug companies. It pays up to $100 a day, and this book lists over 150 test sites throughout the USA.” Remember, “every part of your body is of some use to someone.” GR

Publisher: Loompanics
Paperback: 168 pages