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By Nicholas Pileggi

Nicholas Pileggi’s bright, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the lifetime of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn child who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was once to possess the world,” who grew as much as stay the highs and lows of the mafia gangster’s life—has been hailed as “the most sensible publication ever written on geared up crime” (Cosmopolitan).

This is the true-crime bestseller that used to be the foundation for Martin Scorsese’s movie masterpiece GoodFellas, which dropped at lifestyles the violence, the surplus, the households, the other halves and girlfriends, the medicine, the payoffs, the paybacks, the prison time, and the Feds…with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn immediately out of Wiseguy and overseeing all of the unforgettable motion.

Read it and adventure the key lifestyles contained in the mob—from one who’s lived it.

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Download E-books Snowtown: The Bodies in Barrels Murders PDF

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By Jeremy Pudney

While our bodies have been chanced on in barrels in 1999, hidden inside of a financial institution vault in Snowtown in South Australia, Jeremy Pudney used to be one of many first reporters at the scene. Now, utilizing his yearas of expertise as a police reporter for the Adelaide Advertiser and community Ten, Pudney items jointly the total tale of the Snowtown murders. not just does he examine the lives of the convicted males yet he digs deeper, telling the tales in their twelve sufferers and exploring the advanced social internet that enabled them not to in basic terms prey on their sufferers, yet to escape with their crimes for therefore lengthy. The Snowtown murders have been Australia′s such a lot bad and sustained serial killings; information of the case appalled the country - let alone South Australia, which already has a name for generating the country′s optimum variety of serial killers. yet now not each element of this example has been made on hand to the general public, and Snowtown includes particular info published for the 1st time. half police reporting, criminology textual content, biography and social heritage, Snowtown is a compelling booklet with out peer, and may take its position one of the classics of the real crime style.

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Download E-books Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece PDF

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By Noah Charney

Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece is on any paintings historian’s record of the 10 most vital work ever made. usually said by means of the topic of its principal panel, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum among the center a long time and the Renaissance. it's also the main usually stolen paintings of all time.

Since its final touch in 1432, this twelve-panel oil portray has been looted in 3 diversified wars, burned, dismembered, cast, smuggled, illegally offered, censored, hidden, attacked via iconoclasts, hunted via the Nazis and Napoleon, used as a diplomatic software, ransomed, rescued by way of Austrian double-agents, and stolen a complete of 13 times.

In this fast paced, real-life mystery, paintings historian Noah Charney unravels the tales of every of those thefts. within the strategy, he illuminates the complete interesting heritage of artwork crime, and the mental, ideological, spiritual, political, and social motivations that experience led many males to covet this one masterpiece specially others.

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Download E-books Donnie Brasco: Tie In Edition PDF

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By Joseph D. Pistone

Posing as jewel thief "Donnie Brasco," FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone conducted the main audacious sting operation ever, operating undercover for 6 years to infiltrate the fancy group of mafia infantrymen, "connected guys," captains, and godfathers.

Now his unforgettable eyewitness account brings to pulsating lifestyles the total international of wiseguys—their code of honor and their treachery, their other halves, girlfriends and whores, their lavish spending and soiled dealings.

With the drama and suspense of a high-tension mystery, Joseph Pistone finds each really good element of the jealously guarded international he penetrated...and attracts a chilling photograph of what the mafia is, does, and capacity in the United States today.

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Download E-books Cruel Deception: A Mother's Deadly Game, a Prosecutor's Crusade for Justice (St. Martin's True Crime Library) PDF

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By Gregg Olsen

In and out of hospitals on the grounds that delivery, angelic nine-month-old Morgan Reid ultimately succumbed to what seemed to be unexpected youngster loss of life Syndrome. Morgan's Texas-born mom Tanya, a nurse and dedicated spouse, pulled up stakes along with her grieving husband Jim, and moved on. It was once how to positioned the earlier at the back of them. till their son Michael, a boy who by way of all debts used to be scared of his mom, all started exhibiting indicators of an analogous disease that stole the lifetime of his child sister...

First, the suspicion: Munchausen Syndrome through Proxy. Then, Tanya was once charged and convicted with criminal baby abuse of her son. She was once later attempted and finally convicted for first measure homicide of Morgan. it will develop into a landmark trial that spread out in a sequence of reversals and peculiar twists of destiny because it steadily published one other part of Tanya Reid-of her personal troubling formative years and the darkish secrets and techniques that drove a girl to the most harsh deception of all...

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Download E-books Novels in Three Lines (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

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A long island assessment BOOKS ORIGINAL

Novels in 3 Lines collects greater than 1000 goods that seemed anonymously within the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906—true tales of homicide, mayhem, and daily life awarded with a ruthless financial system that provokes laughter while it shocks. This striking trove, undiscovered till the Forties and right here translated for the 1st time into English, is the paintings of the mysterious Félix Fénéon. Dandy, anarchist, and critic of genius, the discoverer of Georges Seurat and the 1st French writer of James Joyce, Fénéon conscientiously maintained his personal anonymity, toiling for years as an vague clerk within the French conflict division. Novels in 3 Lines is his mystery chef-d’oeuvre, a piece of odd and singular paintings that brings again the long-ago yr of 1906 with the haunting immediacy of a photo whereas awaiting such disparate works as Walter Benjamin’s Arcades venture and the loss of life and catastrophe sequence of Andy Warhol.

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Download E-books The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father . . . and Finding the Zodiac Killer PDF

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By Gary L. Stewart

When Gary L. Stewart made up our minds to go looking for his organic father on the age of thirty-nine, he by no means imagined his quest could lead him to a frightening fact and strength him to reassess every little thing he inspiration he knew approximately himself.

Written with award-winning writer and journalist Susan Mustafa, The most threatening Animal of All tells the tale of Stewart's decade-long hunt. whereas combing via executive files and information stories and monitoring down kinfolk and pals, Stewart turns up a number of clues—including forensic evidence—that conclusively identifies his father because the Zodiac Killer, essentially the most infamous and elusive serial murderers in heritage. eventually, the entire questions that experience surrounded the case for nearly fifty years are responded during this riveting narrative—a singular paintings of real crime at its most interesting in addition to a sensational and strong memoir.

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Download E-books If Loving You Is Wrong: The Shocking True Story of Mary Kay Letourneau PDF

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By Gregg Olsen

Teacher's Pet
Within hours of giving beginning to her 6th baby, Mary Kay Letourneau had her child daughter whisked from her palms. She used to be then shackled and lower back to her detention center telephone. simply years in the past, the gorgeous, personable Seattle schoolteacher was once residing a existence many might envy-- she had a good-looking husband, 4 appealing young ones, and a loved following of scholars. Then she was once accused of kid rape, and her complete global became upside down.

Rapist Or Victim?
How did a 34-year-old married instructor fall in love with one among her sixth-grade scholars? was once it an entire lapse of judgment, or-- as she contends-- the assembly of 2 soulmates? have been the 2 making plans to run away together-- sooner than police stuck them in a parked vehicle? Did the couple have illicit intercourse in each room of the Letourneau condominium, because the youngster instructed the tabloids? examine the case that stunned the realm and rocked the headlines-- in regards to the lonely lifetime of Mary Kay Letourneau and the younger item of her obsession, the boy who fathered of her youngsters. you might imagine you recognize the tale of Mary Kay Letourneau-- yet you don't recognize the entire tale until eventually you've read...If Loving You Is Wrong.

Includes interviews with Mary Kay Letourneau.

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