This book examines the etymology, origins and history of names. Included are namesake Saints, places and links to popular culture as well as name variants. This guide is useful for parents considering baby name choices as well as anyone who wants to know more about their name or the history of names in general.
Pumpkin pie is a classic treat for winter nights and festivities such as Halloween. This easy to follow recipe explains in simple steps how to create a home made pumpkin pie to wow your family, guests or just treat yourself.
Sergeant Daniel Brett starts his first day with Chesterford CID fired up with ambition to get a permanent position. Brett is concerned that the case he has been assigned to is impossible to solve even though a strong suspect has been identified. More worrying to Brett is the strange behaviour of his superior, DI Lock, who displays a mixture of logical brilliance and unorthodox eccentricity.
A cup of coffee is an essential part of daily life for millions of people around the world but how and when did people start to drink it? This history of coffee answers these questions and covers the sometimes turbulent integration of coffee into modern day life through women's rights, religious decrees and political upheavals.
Meyer Lansky was a legendary mafia tycoon who applied his intelligence to making millions from illegal gambling. From an early life of persecution in the anti-Jewish pogroms of Russia he worked his way up the lower levels of New York’s gangland.
Al “Scarface” Capone is considered by many to have been the most famous gangster that ever lived. He built an image and persona around being well dressed and debonair but in reality he possessed a level of raw brutality rarely seen even among underworld figures. Al Capone’s fame was explosive during his lifetime and shows no sign of abating today.
Albert “Lord High Executioner” Anastasia was saved from death row by the mafia when he was just a teenager. He rose through the ranks of organized crime by ruthlessly eliminating anyone who stood in his way. Although suspected of involvement in many murders, the “disappearance” of witnesses always meant that he walked free.
Charles "Lucky" Luciano was a driving force in the evolution of organized crime. He staged a takeover from the old guard mobsters in the 1930s and remade the criminal world as the National Crime Syndicate with himself occupying one of the seats on The Commission; the committee which governed organized crime in America.
An unidentified man sits in a Tokyo hotel room thinking about his former friend, Raphael, who now seeks to avenge the betrayal that resulted in his arrest. As the danger escalates Raphael’s past is fully revealed. Can the man that betrayed him survive the wrath of the dangerous predator he helped to create?