The Vatican Connection

Autor: Richard Hammer
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504039084
File Size: 76,59 MB
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Winner of the Edgar Award: The riveting account of an audacious fraud scheme that stretched from a Mafia hangout on the Lower East Side to the Vatican. With a round, open face and a penchant for tall tales, Matteo de Lorenzo resembled everyone’s kindly uncle. But Uncle Marty, as he was known throughout the Genovese crime family, was one of the New York mob’s top earners throughout the 1960s and ’70s, the mastermind of a billion-dollar trade in stolen and counterfeit securities. In the spring of 1972, de Lorenzo and his shrewd and ruthless business partner, Vincent Rizzo, traveled to Europe to discuss a plan to launder millions of dollars worth of phony securities. Shockingly, the plot involved Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, the scandal-plagued president of the Vatican Bank. Unbeknownst to de Lorenzo and Rizzo, however, the NYPD was already on the case—thanks to the crusading work of Det. Joseph Coffey. Coffey, the legendary New York policeman who investigated the Lufthansa heist and took the Son of Sam’s confession, first learned of the scheme in a wiretap related to the attempted mob takeover of the Playboy Club in Manhattan. From those unlikely beginnings, Detective Coffey worked tirelessly to trace the fraudulent stocks and bonds around the world and deep into the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and Rome. Meticulously researched and relentlessly gripping, The Vatican Connection is a true story of corruption and deceit, packed with “all the ingredients of a thriller” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Men Of Honour

Autor: Giovanni Falcone
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 9780751503944
File Size: 62,96 MB
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Judge Falcone, who led the war against the Mafia in Italy, was assassinated with his wife and three bodyguards in a car-bomb explosion in May 1992 - just as he was to be given powers to investigate the organization nationally. Written the previous year, this is his account of the Mafia.

Mob Star

Autor: Gene Mustain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440695806
File Size: 38,83 MB
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John Gotti is terminally ill; when he passes on to that great Mafia in the sky, co-author Capeci will be in great demand for interviews and will the plug the book. As he battles terminal cancer in a federal prison in Illinois, John Gotti, still the acting head of the Gambino Mafia family, is constantly in the news. Once Mr. Gotti ascends to Mafia heaven, he will be worldwide news-and Alpha will have the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on the subject.

Messages From The Breathless

Autor: Savannah Mcleod
Publisher: Booklogix
ISBN: 9781610051354
File Size: 44,82 MB
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Winner of the 2011 Young Writers Contest! “One new message from Hunter …” I shut my phone. I knew Hunter was really texting me, but there was no use trying to show anyone. If Hunter had survived the crash, none of this would have happened. If only he hadn't been buried with his phone. The text was one of several. I knew if I tried to show anyone, the message would just disappear. It always did. If only I could find some way to prove he was really texting me, to prove I was really getting… Messages from the Breathless. ~~~~~ Alicia realizes something is wrong when she gets a text message from her dead boyfriend, Hunter. He was buried with his phone, but she knows the messages can't be coming from him. Can they? She can't help reading them over and over. The worst part is that no one believes her, and the messages vanish whenever she tries to show anyone. Could she really be getting messages from Hunter? Or is she insane?

Mafia Peasants And Great Estates

Autor: Pino Arlacchi
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521251365
File Size: 56,53 MB
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The nature of traditional Mediterranean societies and the effect on them brought about in the twentieth century, has long been debated; but in general stem from an assumption of the relatively homogenous nature of traditional peasant society. Pino Arlacchi demolishes that assumption by demonstrating that within the Italian region of Calabria there existed not one but a range of 'traditional' societies.