Author : Clive Cussler,Justin Scott
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2016-03-01
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780698406421

Turn-of-the-century Detective Isaac Bell takes on the upstart leader of a vicious crime organization in this novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series. It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. They like to take the oldest tricks and add dynamite. When a coalition of the Black Hand’s victims hire out the Van Dorn agency to protect their businesses, their reputations, and their families, Detective Isaac Bell forms a crack squad and begins scouring the city for clues. And then he spots a familiar face. The stakes grow ever-higher, with the Black Hand becoming more ambitious, and their targets more political. If Bell can’t determine the role played by the face from his past, the next life lost could be one of the most powerful men in the nation.

Author : Thi Diem Thuy Le
Publisher : Anchor
Release :2011-04-13
Total pages :176
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307792259

This acclaimed novel reveals the life of a Vietnamese family in America through the knowing eyes of a child finding her place and voice in a new country. In 1978 six refugees—a girl, her father, and four “uncles”—are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child’s imagination, the world is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees everything intensely, hears the distress calls of inanimate objects, and waits for her mother to join her. But life loses none of its strangeness when the family is reunited. As the girl grows, her matter-of-fact innocence eddies increasingly around opaque and ghostly traumas: the cataclysm that engulfed her homeland, the memory of a brother who drowned and, most inescapable, her father’s hopeless rage.

Author : Stephen Louis Karpf
Publisher : New York : Arno Press, 1973 [c1970]
Release :1973
Total pages :299
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015020639830

Author : Ron Wilson
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release :2014-12-16
Total pages :144
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780231850674

This volume examines the gangster film in its historical context with an emphasis on the ways the image of the gangster has adapted and changed as a result of socio-cultural circumstances. From its origins in Progressive-era reforms to its use as an indictment of corporate greed, the gangster film has often provided a template for critiquing American ideas and values concerning individualism, success, and business acumen. The gangster genre has also been useful in critically examining race and ethnicity in American culture in terms of "otherness." Films studied include Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The Racket (1928), The Captive City (1952), The Godfather, Part Two (1974), Goodfellas (1990), and Killing Them Softly (2012).

Author : Supriya Parulekar
Publisher : Partridge Publishing
Release :2013-11-11
Total pages :158
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781482814484

The Gangsters Muse is a light read something you can catch up with a cup of afternoon tea or coffee. Its protagonist Meghna, a software professional chucks her high-salaried job and assumes the role of a house-wife after marriage. Very soon she is disappointed as her husband Ashutosh gets caught in the recession and loses his job. He gets a new job but has to move house. The new surroundings upset him and sends him in emotional turmoil. He keeps to himself, rarely acknowledges Meghnas presence which unsettles her and their relationship. Meghna in bid to keep herself busy takes up a counsellors job with Infinite Helpline under the name of Angel. Unknown to her a storm is brewing in her direction. Gangster Malli on run calls the helpline in desperate attempt to drive away his loneliness and befriends Angel aka Meghna. He gets a brainwave to use Angel to retrieve the diamonds he has stashed in safe hiding away from his boss Zuber. Malli kidnaps Ashutosh and forces Meghna to risk her life in bid to get the diamonds for him. Meghnas friends Jaanvi, Chaitanya and Krishna jump in to the adventure. A crazy, hip hop thriller; must read.

Author : Vincent Bakker
Publisher : Vincent Bakker
Release :2014-03-13
Total pages :476
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781495337321

The only biography of Johnny "Guitar" Watson (1935-1996) paints an intriguing portrait of the American blues funk composer. His fans appreciate his historical role in black American music. Rappers honored him with samples. In this book tens of musicians reveal the life story of the struggling guitarist who became eternal with Gangster Of Love and A Real Mother For Ya. Besides hundreds of others, the love bandit had three First Ladies he lived with for years. They tell their untold love stories and explain how they stimulated his music as Muse, and how they financed his music business as Maecenas, helping him to produce gold albums by working as prostitute, thief or booster. His musicians reveal: how did he compose his incredible oeuvre? This book includes: The first complete Discography with 284 songs, Hundreds of songs composed or produced by Watson for others, songs he features on, his songs covered or sampled by others, Index with hundreds of related artists, Extended stories of Frank Zappa on John Watson and Watson on Zappa, 660 References, 300 Illustrations, of which 4 in full color. EXTENDED EDITION (First Edition April 2009), corrected by music author Fred Rothwell (UK), with 50% more pages and 150% more Illustrations.

Author : Steve Perry,Dal Perry
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2007-07-03
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1101010835

After their old headquarters were demolished by a competing security firm, the Star Risk, Ltd. team moved into swanky new offices. Unfortunately, there haven’t been any customers to impress—until the Reverend Josiah Williams drops by. He represents a group of oppressed union workers from the planet Aretegal, and he would like the team to put a stranglehold on all shipping in the area. He also offers them a check for one million credits, which doesn’t hurt. But where Star Risk goes, trouble follows. And before long, the rogues of Star Risk are forced to ask; what good are a million credits if you aren’t alive to spend it?

Author : Rene Miller
Publisher :
Release :2006-12-01
Total pages :268
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781847288295

A cocaine drug dealing gangster and a woman priest enter into a relationship that leads both of them into intrigue, betrayal, and redemption. The unorthodox style of the priest takes her into the world of rugged ghetto life and there she finds something more powerful than the sure and certain principles she had thought were so real. What she finds is the reality of sacred love; a love she thought she had touched in the Church, but which is finally made truly real in the presence of the gangster with whom she has shared her soul.

Author : Alain Silver,James Ursini
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release :2007
Total pages :410
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0879103329

In the 1930s the gangster film in the United States coincided with a very real and very sensational gangsterism at large in American society. Little Caesar (1931), The Public Enemy (1931), and Scarface (1932) borrowed liberally from the newspapers and books of the era. With the release of just these three motion pictures in barely more than a year's time, Hollywood quintessentially defined the genre. The characters, the situations, and the icons-from fast cars and tommy-guns to fancy fedoras and fancier molls-established the audience expectations associated with the gangster film that remain in force to this day. As with their Film Noir Reader series, using both reprints of seminal articles and new pieces, editors Silver and Ursini have assembled a group of essays that presents an exhaustive overview of this still vital genre. Reprints of work by such well-known film historians as Robin Wood, Andrew Sarris, Carlos Clarens, Paul Schrader, and Stuart Kaminsky explore the evolution of the gangster film through the 1970s and The Godfather. Parts 2 and 3 comprise two dozen newer articles, most of them written expressly for this volume by Ursini and Silver. These case studies and thematic analyses, from White Heat to the remake of Scarface to "The Sopranos," complete the anthology.

Author : Larry D. Gragg
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release :2015-01-16
Total pages :200
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781440801860

This intriguing biography recounts the life of the legendary Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, revealing his true role in the development of Las Vegas and debunking some of the common myths about his notoriety. • Assesses Siegel's life as a gangster in organized crime of the time • Provides a detailed account of Siegel's last day in 1947, culminating with his murder at his girlfriend's house in Beverly Hills • Discusses the facts and fallacies about his association with the development of Las Vegas • Features a chronological treatment of Siegel in films, novels, documentaries, and accounts in newspapers and magazines • Includes photographs of Siegel and the Flamingo Hotel and Casino at the time of its construction and opening