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Angelo Palmeri and the Buffalo, New York Mafia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Angelo Palmeri was an upstate New York bootlegger during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. He ran an establishment, i.e. speakeasy, in his final years before his death on December 21 1932. Palmeri and Joe DiCarlo are lynchpins in the history of the Buffalo mob. Former Buffalo Police Commissioner John J. Roche ran an administration that was rife with criminal activity. Palmeri. 54, died in his car.
100 Wild Mushrooms: Memoirs of the ‘60s
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,510. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Toni Home Perm, Flexible Flyer Snow Sled, Hula Hoop, Mercurochrome, Fishnet Stockings, Beatles, Mohair, Go-Go Boots, Aluminum Christmas Tree…and, the beat goes on. While the mushroom cloud of the Cold War hovered over us, my sister and I carried on as kids do regardless of world events. Feed your head my nostalgic recollections of growing up during the ‘60s counterculture.
A Child's Christmas in the Rockies
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The snow shimmering on the high peaks was beautiful, but we didn’t know it. Shimmering is nothing to sliding or a new way of riding down the hills and across the snowpacked roads blown by the wind, drawn down the slopes, or hurled into the snow when we slipped. Let the grownups grouse around their stoves, we knew what winter was for. Sliding. Sliding and Christmas.
Morris "Dimples" Wolensky Murder, Inc. Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Gambler Max Fox sought revenge on gambler Morris Wolensky and New York City betting commissioner Robert B. Greene. On August 3, 1944 he found them playing cards at a midtown Manhattan gambling establishment. He opened fire on them. Fox was a former partner of Greene and Wolensky. His grievance against them dated to the 1940 Presidential election when Greene put down a 3-1 bet on Wendell Willkie.
Bill Clinton: A Short Biography - 42nd President of the United States
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Bill Clinton is a man of great contrasts and contradictions, a man whose presidency was disgraced by impeachment, but who remains one of the most popular presidents of the modern era.
The Best Fooling
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 115,690. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In this second volume Michael Bawtree recounts his experience as a new immigrant in Canada, and his first steps as a professional actor, a university instructor, a book critic and playwright. Michael's story gives us a picture of Canada's theatre activity in the sixties and seventies, with honest portraits of some of its most distinguished artists
Confessions of a Hungarian Refugee
Price: $2.99 $2.38 USD. (20% off!) Words: 51,300. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017 by Andras M. Nagy. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book is a bittersweet, often self-deprecating, but surely illuminating, story for those seeking forgiveness,  emotional balance and a peace of mind.
Once Broken
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Come along for the ride in Once Broken…A Journey to Restoration!
Auguste Joseph Ricord French-Argentine Heroin Dealer International Drug Kingpin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Auguste Joseph Ricord was joined by French nationals like Christian David, Lucien Sarti, Francoise Chiappe and Andre Condemine in an international drug ring that profited for many years. Eventually the younger operatives seized control of the business. Ricord remained in Paraguay, fighting extradition into the 1970s. His operation sent $600 million yearly to the U.S. from France via South America.
The Toronto Mafia Gambling Supremacy and Heroin Trafficking 1955-1970
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John "the Enforcer", "Johnny Pops" Papalia was the leading organized crime figure in Ontario in the late 1950s. A Hamilton native he managed action in crime rackets like gambling, prostitution and narcotics. Jailed in the early 1960s he was given a mere slap on the wrist for his role in the French Connection drug ring. By the mid 1960s he was operating successfully with help from U.S. mobsters.
A Dream within a Dream Selected American Poems and Poets in World Lit- සිහිකයක සිහිනයක්- විශ්ව සාහිත්‍යයේ තෝරාගත් අමෙරිකානු කවි සහ කවියෝ
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,090. Language: Sinhalese. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
ටී. එස් එලියට්-T. S. Eliot,ඛලිල් ජිබ්රාන් -Khalil Gibran,මායා ඇන්ජෙලෝ- Maya Angelou,විලියම් කාලෝස් විලියම්- William Carlos Williams,Edgar Allan Poe -එඩ්ගා ඇලන් පෝ, Emily Dickinson - එමිලි එලිසබෙත් ඩිකින්සන්, Ezra Loomis Pound - එස්රා ලූමිස් පවුන්ඩ්, Langston Hughes -ලංස්ටන්,Robert Frost- රොබටි ෆ්රොස්ට්, Walt Whitman- වෝල්ට් විට්මන්, W. H. Auden- ඩබ්. එච් ඕඩන්, Pamela Sinicrope- පමෙලා සිනික්රෝප්,
Tommaso Buscetta Italian Mafia Informant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Tommaso Buscetta was part of the Pizza Connection that operated in Italy and the U.S. in the 1970s. Many of the pizza parlors, fronts for heroin trafficking, were based in the Northeast and Midwestern U.S. Twenty-two defendants were indicted for the 1985 trial during which Buscetta presented his testimony. The indictments were served by FBI and DEA agents. Multiple convictions followed.
The Girl on the Station
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,350. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2017 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Carole Mitzman was raised by a vain mother and abused at school as a `thieving little Jew girl'. Thrown out of her home at 18 just for going on a date, she was exploited by a succession of men. Yet Carole found the courage to come through and to find peace, first by building a new life in Israel and finally by returning to her English homeland
Colombo Crime Family Operations 1960-1970s
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
During the 1960s and 1970s the Colombo crime family was immersed in rackets like loansharking and gambling. Its leaders depended on Nicholas "Jiggs" Foriano and Charles "Ruby" Stein as important money lenders. In mid 1971 Joseph Colombo Sr was nearly killed just before leading an Italian-American Unity Parade. In 1977 torsos of persons cut to pieces by mobsters were found throughout New York City.
Prayer, Medicine and Miracles
Price: Free! Words: 30,660. Language: American English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
Dave Walker was an ambitious anesthesiologist, determined to be the best. Yet when he encountered the living Christ and started praying with his patients, he witnessed healing far beyond what medicine alone could provide. In this gripping account of the intervention of a loving God who brings healing in the lives of those we pray for, you will find yourself encouraged, edified and challenged.
Mafia Hit On Kansas City Mobsters Tony Brancato and Tony Trombino L.A., August 6, 1951
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Mobster turned informant Jimmy "the Weasel" Fratianno and Las Vegas gambler Gus Greenbaum were suspected in the slayings of hoodlums Anthony Brancato and Anthony Trombino. The Los Angeles Police department surmised that both criminals were desperate for money. Looking for action they parked their Oldsmobile on a quiet street near Hollywood Blvd. Soon both were killed in a flash of gunfire.
শফিকুল ইসলামের জীবন ও সাহিত্য কর্ম
Price: Free! Words: 16,810. Language: Bengali. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
কবি শফিকুল ইসলাম ঢাকার প্রাক্তন মেট্রোপলিটান ম্যাজিষ্টেট, সাবেক এডিসি ও বর্তমানে বাংলাদেশ সরকারের উপসচিব। ১৯৮১সালে বাংলাদেশ পরিষদ সাহিত্য পুরস্কার’ প্রাপ্ত হন। এছাড়া এছাড়া লেখক সম্মাননা পদক ২০০৮ প্রাপ্ত হন। সম্প্রতি তার জনপ্রিয় 'তবুও বৃষ্টি আসুক' এই অনন্য কাব্যগ্রন্থের জন্য নজরুল স্বর্ণপদক প্রাপ্ত হন। তিনি বাংলাদেশ বেতার ও টেলিভিশনের তালিকাভুক্ত গীতিকার।
Abdullah Bin Mubarak
Price: Free! Words: 9,320. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Abdullah bin Mubarak was an early pious Muslim with a zeal for knowledge, esp in Hadith sciences. He was the most famous scholar of his time. His transformation from a youth indulged in music & leisure to a serious religious student captures imagination. What sets him apart is the balance he achieved in life; a third of his time was spent studying & doing trade, a third in Jihad & a third in Hajj.
Girl, Taken: A True Story of Abduction, Captivity and Survival
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,030. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
"An astonishing, inspiring true story of abduction, war and survival" - Brian Whitney, author of SUBVERSIVE. In the fall of 1994, 21-year-old Elena Nikitina disappeared. Drugged and kidnapped by a group of Chechen gangsters, she was taken to Chechnya and held in a tiny room. Through eight horrifying months of captivity, and the outbreak of a genocidal war, all that kept her alive was hope.
Неволя: Невымышленная История о Похищении, Неволе и Спасении
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,770. Language: Russian. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
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«Удивительная и вдохновляющая, реальная история о похищении, войне и выживании» - Брайан Уитни, автор SUBVERSIVE. Осенью 1994 года исчезла 21-летняя Елена Никитина. Её усыпили, похитили и вывезли на территорию Чечни, где держали в крошечной комнате. Надежда – единственное, чем она была жива восемь ужасающих месяцев в плену.