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Midnight Express by Billy Hayes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,810. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
The gut-wrenching true story of a young man's incarceration and escape from a Turkish prison, a classic story of survival and human endurance, told with humor, honesty, and heart, it became the Academy Award-winning blockbuster film of the same name. In 1970 Billy Hayes was arrested at the Istanbul airport with 4 pounds of hashish, given a life sentence, and made a dramatic escape after 5 years.
Street Legends Vol. 1 by Seth Ferranti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,940. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
In Street Legends Vol. 1, Seth brings forth powerful biographies of six of the most notorious gangster of the crack era who influenced hip-hop and street culture. This book profiles six of the biggest street legends from the crack era- Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff, Wayne Perry, Anthony Jones, Aaron Jones, Peter “Pistol Pete” Rollack and George “Boy George” Rivera.
The Laundrymen - Inside Money Laundering, The World's Third Largest Business by Jeffrey Robinson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,650. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
The world is awash with dirty money. Most of it comes from illicit drugs. Who's laundering it? Bankers, lawyers, accountants and money managers - from Wall Street to Main Street via Switzerland and the Caribbean. The Laundrymen gets to the root of the problem and, 20 years since it first became an international bestseller, remains the definitive book on money laundering.
The Supreme Team: The Birth of Crack and Hip-Hop, Prince's Reign of Terror and the Supreme/50 Cent Beef Exposed by Seth Ferranti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,190. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
The Supreme Team was one of the most notorious drug crews in New York in the 1980s crack era. They have been celebrated in the lyrical lore of hip-hop by artists such as 50 Cent, Nas and Ja Rule. This book represents the most concise volume to date on their history and rise to infamy.
Midnight Return: Escaping Midnight Express by Billy Hayes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,820. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
Billy Hayes leapt from prison isolation to international notoriety when Midnight, the book about his 5 years in and escape from a Turkish prison, became a worldwide bestseller, and an Academy Award-winning film. Midnight Return chronicles his struggles and triumphs in that transition, tracing Billy's journey from desperation to freedom, self-knowledge, and healing.
Complete Guide to the MS-13 Mara Salvatrucha Central American Gang: Origins in El Salvador, National Security Threat, Los Zetas and 18th Street, Transnational Criminals, Possible Links to Terrorism by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 170,650. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
This is an authoritative compilation of ten major documents and reports dealing with the MS-13 Mara Salvatrucha Central American gang and related criminal enterprises, including updated information on gang activity across America. Each report is professionally converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction.
Rayful Edmond: Washington DC's Most Notorious Drug Lord by Seth Ferranti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 48,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
They called Rayful Edmond the 300 million dollar man. He was the king of cocaine in our nation’s capital in the mid to late 80s and he ushered in the crack era in Washington DC, turning the streets of the Chocolate City into a much deadlier place.
2015 National Gang Report (NGR) - Violent Street and Prison Gangs, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMG), Central American and Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations (MTCOs), Drugs, Use of Social Media by Progressive Management
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,730. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
The 2015 National Gang Report (NGR) presents an overview of current gang activities and trends in the United States. Intelligence in this report is derived primarily from a survey administered by the National Alliance of Gang Investigators' Associations (NAGIA) and from a second survey on Safe Streets and Gang Task Forces administered by the FBI Safe Streets and Gang Unit (SSGU).
The Midnight Express Letters: From a Turkish Prison 1970-1975 by Billy Hayes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,680. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
The annotated letters that Billy Hayes wrote to his family, girlfriend, and friends during his 5 years in a Turkish prison, are the compelling raw source material from which Midnight Express--the worldwide best-selling book that became an Academy Award-winning film--is drawn. They tell Billy's story of both the events and the inner journey, with the urgency and intimacy of the moment.
Stoned Again: The High Times and Strange Life of a Drugs Correspondent by Mike Sager
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 71,810. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2018 by The Sager Group. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade, Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
From the brutal life inside a crack gang in Los Angeles, to the artistic miseries of young heroin addicts on the ultra-hip lower east side of New York; from the Sonoran desert where Carlos Castaneda made his earliest shamanic discoveries, to the cell at Folsom Prison where the author first encountered the King of Funk, Rick James, Sager takes you to places you wouldn't want to go on your own.
Street Legends Vol. 2 by Seth Ferranti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,520. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
Let recognized prison journalist and gangster chronicler Seth Ferranti aka Soul Man take you on a journey to the criminal underworld. Street Legends, Vol. 1, he mesmerized readers with the exploits of the Death Before Dishonor six – Supreme, Wayne Perry, Anthony Jones, Aaron Jones, Pistol Pete and Boy George. Now in Street Legends, Vol. 2, he introduces the Original Gangsters.
The Waccy Baccy Boat by Phil Berriman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 127,840. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime(4.00 from 1 review)
Phil Berriman’s true account of his terrifying attempt to smuggle the biggest haul of cannabis ever into the UK. Trapped in a twilight world between evil gangsters and bent coppers, he had nowhere to turn and no one to trust. The lives of his children were under threat. He had no choice but to sail close to the wind… and in the end, sail far too close! Contains explicit language.
The Black Tuna Diaries by Robert Platshorn
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,300. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
This is a true account of the life of America's most written about marijuana smuggler. Between the accounts of his smuggling adventures, Robert tells his life story. Life as a member of "The South St. Gang", his years as an actor, a famous pitchman, a successful entrepreneur in America and England, Bull Fighter in Spain, TV producer, smuggling pilot, big game fisherman, and federal inmate.
THE TAKEDOWN - A Suburban Mom, A Coal Miner's Son, and the Unlikely Demise of Colombia's Brutal Norte Valle Cartel by Jeffrey Robinson
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 96,570. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In a world where fiction defines criminal investigations, THE TAKEDOWN sets the record straight --- the true story of two unlikely people who, against the odds, spend 15 years bringing down the most brutal cocaine cartel of them all.
Organized Crime Growth and Sustainment: A Review of the Influence of Popular Religion and Beliefs in Mexico - Drug Gangs, El Chapo, Narco-Cultura, Narco-Corridos, Sinaloa Cartel, Malverde Cult, Saints by Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 45,550. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
In 2006, Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced the "war on drugs," an ongoing, low-intensity, asymmetrical war between the government and various drug cartels that has proven the bloodiest conflict since the Mexican civil war a century ago. Meanwhile, the subculture of narco-cultura continues to grow, under the influence of powerful drug cartels throughout Mexico.
Angels Gate by Andrew J. Rafkin
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 101,560. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade(4.70 from 10 reviews)
In 1983 the rapidly growing city of LA and beachfront communities were active in the illicit drug trade, successfully operating through Angels Gate Lighthouse, and LAX, the gate to the City of Angels. This true story is a recounting of the largest monetary heist in history, carried out by four local surfers and a successfull marijuana smuggler.
The Dope Game Misadventures of Fat Cat & Pappy Mason by Seth Ferranti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,570. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
Fat Cat and Pappy Mason are the most infamous and legendary figures out of New York’s crack era. A time that massively influenced rap culture and led to the ghetto icons becoming mythical figures in hip-hop’s lyrical lore. Not only did the street stars inspire rappers like Run DMC, LL Cool J and 50 Cent with their styles, attitudes and swagger, they set the tone for a generation of hustlers.
The Ghost - Memoir of a Florida Drug Kingpin by Larry White
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,170. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
Larry White is currently serving a 45-year sentence in a Federal Prison for conspiracy, distribution of heroin and cocaine, and violation of the RICO Act. He has been incarcerated since 1989. Larry White was once considered the "Kingpin of Southwest Florida's heroin market". He was also nicknamed, "The Ghost" for eluding capture for a span of seven years.
El Cartel de las Farc (III) by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido
Series: Conflicto colombiano · Geopolítica. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,770. Language: Spanish. Published: July 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Gracias al narcotráfico las Farc aumentaron su incidencia geopolítica en el litoral Pacífico, el Nudo de Paramillo, el Bajo Cauca, el Catatumbo y el Cauca, con la mira de copar a Cali y con el trabajo político de las organizaciones sociales proterroristas; asentaron milicias bolivarianas, Partido Comunista Clandestino y Movimiento Bolivariano Clandestino en búsqueda de tomar el poder.
Natale Evola Bonanno Family Boss by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The son of Italian immigrants Natale Evola came to America from Italy in 1913. During his long criminal career he was closely aligned, at various times, with Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino and Joseph Bonanno. There is a famous syndicated photo of Natale covering his face with his hands while appearing in court to face narcotics charges. He was based in Brooklyn and was the son of a dock worker.