Badfellas

Author by : Simon Winlow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Fights, fraud and drugs racketeering regularly hit the headlines, but they are just news stories for most of us. For others, they constitute a way of life. This book uncovers a world where male identity is expressed each day through physical strength and power. Focusing on professional criminals and violent men, the author shows how workshop camaraderie, hard physical work and criminal reputations allow for changing masculinities. It is all too easy to stereotype criminals, when, in fact, their world is complex and creative. Criminal men adapt and modify their forms of gender expression to fit in with their changing economic, social and cultural circumstance, as do men in all walks of life. Why is violence attractive to these men? What motivates their crimes, both planned and impulsive? How do criminals themselves view their activities and their reputations, and how do these reputations affect their perception of masculinity? This book is the first sustained analysis of organized crime and violence to use covert research methods. Far from the sensationalized memoirs of retired gangsters, or the abstract discussions of scholars, this book builds on first-hand experiences and relationships made while working amongst bouncers and criminals. The social world of professional criminals and the working environments of criminal bouncers are demystified and laid bare. The author sets individual criminal careers and experiences in the wider context of de-industrialization and globalization, and provides a thoughtful and stimulating addition to the fields of anthropology, sociology and criminology.


Badfellas

Author by : Paul Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Total Read : 58
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Description : Badfellas is the definitive account by Ireland's most respected crime writer and journalist, Paul Williams, of how organized crime evolved in Ireland over the past four decades. Drawing on his vast inside knowledge of the criminal underworld, an unparalleled range of contacts and eye witness interviews, Williams provides a chilling insight into the godfathers and events - that have dominated gangland since the late 1960s. Until the explosion of paramilitary violence in the 1970s, Ireland was a criminal backwater. However, petty criminals with dreams of the big time were quick to emulate the ruthless actions of the subversives. Organized crime took hold in Ireland and soon armed robberies, kidnappings and murder became commonplace. After the introduction of heroin to Ireland by Dublin's Dunne family in the late 1970s, there was no going back. Badfellas traces how the hugely lucrative drug trade that then emerged led to the gang wars that have corroded communities and devastated countless lives. Badfellas describes in gripping detail the shocking depths to which the mobsters have sunk. Badfellas is essential reading for anyone who cares about keeping communities safe


Badfellas

Author by : Simon Winlow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 65
Total Download : 294
File Size : 51,8 Mb
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Description : Fights, fraud and drugs racketeering regularly hit the headlines, but they are just news stories for most of us. For others, they constitute a way of life. This book uncovers a world where male identity is expressed each day through physical strength and power. Focusing on professional criminals and violent men, the author shows how workshop camaraderie, hard physical work and criminal reputations allow for changing masculinities. It is all too easy to stereotype criminals, when, in fact, their world is complex and creative. Criminal men adapt and modify their forms of gender expression to fit in with their changing economic, social and cultural circumstance, as do men in all walks of life. Why is violence attractive to these men? What motivates their crimes, both planned and impulsive? How do criminals themselves view their activities and their reputations, and how do these reputations affect their perception of masculinity? This book is the first sustained analysis of organized crime and violence to use covert research methods. Far from the sensationalized memoirs of retired gangsters, or the abstract discussions of scholars, this book builds on first-hand experiences and relationships made while working amongst bouncers and criminals. The social world of professional criminals and the working environments of criminal bouncers are demystified and laid bare. The author sets individual criminal careers and experiences in the wider context of de-industrialization and globalization, and provides a thoughtful and stimulating addition to the fields of anthropology, sociology and criminology.


Badfellas

Author by : Tonino Benacquista
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bitter Lemon Press
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Total Read : 50
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File Size : 52,5 Mb
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Description : In September to be released as the film THE FAMILY, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Luc Besson, produced by Martin Scorsese. Fred Blake has moved to Normandy with his dysfunctional family, ostensibly to write a history of the Allied landings.. But Fred’s real name is Giovanni Manzoni - an ex-Mafia boss who has snitched. And his record in other locations under the FBI Witness Protection Program would indicate that his cover is not likely to last very long.


Badfellas

Author by : John Sugden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mainstream Publishing Company
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Total Read : 65
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Description : In Badfellas, the astonishing tale of FIFA's expanding fortunes, recurrent crises and internal rivalries is told, from the growth of the World Cup from its politically driven origins in Uruguay in 1930 to its status as one of the world's most lucrative media spectacles. The book details how the interests of small third-world countries have been betrayed as the 'FIFA family' expanded and reveals how an organisation founded by seven European nations has come to control the future of the game in more than 200 countries in the post-colonial world. It also documents the fall-outs, feuds and frauds that have threatened the well-being of the people's game. Badfellas shows how Dr Joao Havelange and his right-hand man Sepp Blatter have carved up the riches and spoils of the football bonanza for over 25 years and details how the good guys in football's corridors of power find it so hard to come out of the woodwork to mount any successful challenge to FIFA's 'badfellas' and their legacy.


Badfellas

Author by : Tonino Benacquista
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 65
Total Download : 826
File Size : 40,5 Mb
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Description : Under cover of darkness, an American family moves into a villa in Cholong-sur-Avre in Normandy. Fred Blake, the father, tells everyone he is there to write a history of the Allied landings. But Fred Blake's real name is Giovanni Manzoni - and ex-Mafia boss who has grassed and is now part of the FBI's witness protection program. Violent, pacy and saturated with black humour, Benacquista's story explores what would happen if, say, the Soprano family were to move to Normandy - and the consequences are hilarious.


Football Corruption And Lies

Author by : John Sugden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 66
Total Download : 356
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Description : World football is in crisis. The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance. More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of Badfellas, a groundbreaking work of critical sport sociology that exposed the systematic corruption at the heart of world football. It was a book that FIFA and Sepp Blatter tried to ban. Now re-issued to combine the original contents of Badfellas with new chapters covering the current crisis, this book points to the ways in which FIFA’s new administration can learn from the Blatter story. The prequel traces the course of Sugden and Tomlinson’s game-changing investigation into FIFA, while the sequel updates the FIFA story from 2002 onwards and provides a chronology of crises and scandals within the FIFA narrative. Demonstrating the vital importance of critical investigative methods in sport studies, Football, Corruption and Lies: Revisiting Badfellas, the book FIFA tried to ban is essential reading for anybody looking to understand Blatter’s rise and fall.


Goodfellas And Badfellas

Author by : Alan Hart
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 51
Total Download : 133
File Size : 40,7 Mb
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Badfellas

Author by : Simon Winlow
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 27
Total Download : 400
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Managing Complex Educational Change

Author by : Mike Wallace
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 61
Total Download : 452
File Size : 47,6 Mb
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Description : Discusses ways to manage the process of putting major change into practice in schools. The book draws on the latest thinking from business and education on how to manage change in this chaotic context.


Between You And Me

Author by : Mike Wallace
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 43
Total Download : 374
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Description : At the age of 87, Mike Wallace is a legendary figure in broadcast journalism. Now, after 60 years of reporting on important events around the world, he shares his personal stories about the incredible range of celebrities, newsmakers, criminals, and world leaders who have subjected themselves to his unique brand of questioning. Through Wallace's intimate observations about these figures, we experience afresh the pivotal events that have shaped our world. Here, we meet the guilt-racked Secret Service agent assigned to John F. Kennedy's car in Dallas. We learn about the candid moment when President Nixon revealed an unexpected softer side. We witness the underpinnings of the century's greatest social movement through Wallace's eyes as he manages to earn the trust of major civil rights leaders, and we see the trauma Wallace experienced while covering the conflict in Israel. These off-camera anecdotes and fascinating excerpts from Wallace's interviews--with everyone from Eleanor Roosevelt to all the presidents of the last half century, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Johnny Carson, from Margaret Sanger to Malcom X--give us a new perspective on some of the greatest lives and minds of our time. With a reporter's eye for detail, Wallace mingles laughter, tragedy, and revelatory insight in a memoir unlike any other. For anyone who's ever wondered what it's like to make history for a living, this is a must-read.


Scum Airways

Author by : John Sugden (Mainstream)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Total Read : 90
Total Download : 771
File Size : 47,6 Mb
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Description : Football is big business and it doesn't come much bigger than Manchester United – commercial giants and the richest club in the world. But in the shadow of Old Trafford a black economy is growing to rival the commercial power of the official sales channels. Scum Airways is an inside investigation of the Manchester grafters – touts, black marketeers and shady dealers – who, led by characters like 'Big Tommy', have come up with a remarkably successful money-making venture: Scum Airways. With the expansion of the Champions League came the opportunity for the grafters to move from ticket touting and producing 'unofficial' replica kits into the independent travel business. International Travel is the company for those who, through choice or because of their police records prohibit them, do not travel with the official clubs. Their customers include many 'straight' supporters of Leeds United, arch-rivals of Man U, but Tommy's core clients are the 'Lads' - die-hard 30-something football hooligans. Scum Airways follows the exploits and adventures of Big Tommy and his team of grafters as they continue to build their empire. John Sugden went along for the ride and provides startling insights into professional football's burgeoning black economy. From Munich to Madrid, Amsterdam to Bangkok, through to the streets and bars of Toyko and Sapporo during the 2002 World Cup, and beyond, Scum Airways reveals the dark side of the football business.


Fifa F D Ration Internationale De Football Association

Author by : Alan Tomlinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 75
Total Download : 243
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Description : Founded in 1904 by representatives of the sporting organisations of six European nations then expanding into the Americas, Asia and Africa FIFA has developed to become one of the most high profile and lucrative businesses in the global consumer and cultural industry. Recent years however have been characterised by a series of crises leaving the organisation open to critique and exposure, and creating a soap operatic narrative of increasing interest to the global media. In this critical new account of one of the world’s most important sporting institutions, Professor Alan Tomlinson investigates the history of FIFA and the underlying political dynamics characterising its growth. The book explores the influence of the men who have led FIFA, the emergence of the World Cup as FIFA’s exclusive product, FIFA’s relationships with other federations and associations, the crises that have shaped its recent history, and the issues and challenges that are likely to shape its future. Particular focus is given to selected moments in the post- Havelange administration and the way in which FIFA, its current president Joseph Blatter and some key close colleagues have responded to and survived successive scandals. The book provides a foundation for understanding the growth and development of what is widely accepted as the world’s most popular sport; sheds light on the shifting politics of nationalism in the post-colonial period; and reveals the opportunistic forms of personal aggrandizement shaping an increasingly media-influenced and globalizing world in which international sport was both a harbinger and an early reflection of these trends and forces. Fascinating and provocative, this is essential reading for anybody with an interest in soccer, sport and society, sports governance, or global organisations.


Scum Airways

Author by : John Sugden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mainstream Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 15
Total Download : 994
File Size : 50,5 Mb
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Description : Football is big business and it doesn't come much bigger than Manchester United âe" commercial giants and the richest club in the world. But in the shadow of Old Trafford a black economy is growing to rival the commercial power of the official sales channels. Scum Airways is an inside investigation of the Manchester grafters âe" touts, black marketeers and shady dealers âe" who, led by characters like 'Big Tommy', have come up with a remarkably successful money-making venture: Scum Airways. With the expansion of the Champions League came the opportunity for the grafters to move from ticket touting and producing 'unofficial' replica kits into the independent travel business. International Travel is the company for those who, through choice or because of their police records prohibit them, do not travel with the official clubs. Their customers include many 'straight' supporters of Leeds United, arch-rivals of Man U, but Tommy's core clients are the 'Lads' - die-hard 30-something football hooligans. Scum Airways follows the exploits and adventures of Big Tommy and his team of grafters as they continue to build their empire. John Sugden went along for the ride and provides startling insights into professional football's burgeoning black economy. From Munich to Madrid, Amsterdam to Bangkok, through to the streets and bars of Toyko and Sapporo during the 2002 World Cup, and beyond, Scum Airways reveals the dark side of the football business.


World Trade Center

Author by : Peter Skinner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Metro Books
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 34
Total Download : 571
File Size : 45,9 Mb
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Description : Photographs and text depict New York City before, during, and after the building of the World Trade Center, the complex's role in the movies, its destruction on September 11, 2001, and the aftermath.


Standing For Something

Author by : Gordon Bitner Hinckley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Crown
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Total Read : 55
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Description : Focusing on recovering the virtues that once bound people together, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints shares his blueprint for healing the nation, beginning within the family and the human soul.


Planning For Change In Turbulent Times

Author by : Mike Wallace
Languange : en
Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Total Read : 78
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Description : School development planning is widely practised, but how well does it work in the chaos generated by multiple education reforms? This research-based study focuses on multiracial primary schools, where staff and governors face an unprecedented range of innovations in challenging inner-city and culturally diverse contexts. The authors describe how strategies for managing the planning process reflected a tension between setting a direction for the future and retaining flexibility. They question the rationalistic assumptions behind many development planning initiatives, suggesting that a more flexible approach is needed in turbulent environments. The book represents a contribution to the national and international debate on school improvement.


The Ben Hecht Show

Author by : Ben Hecht
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland Publishing
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Total Read : 64
Total Download : 268
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Description : On February 15, 1958, writer Ben Hecht (1893-1964), a flamboyant and caustic social critic, appeared on The Mike Wallace Interview. Wallace and his producer, Ted Yates, agreed that Hechts personality was provocative enough to be the basis of a television show. The Ben Hecht Show was born. For 22 weeks, Ben Hecht held forth on a variety of subjects, enraging some, engaging many. Here is a sample of Hechts stories and essays from his short-lived television show. Entertaining, defiant, realistic, and iconoclastic, these are the impolitic thoughts of a man who tried to awaken the public from the "optical opiate" of 1950s television.


Close Encounters

Author by : Mike Wallace
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Morrow & Company
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Total Read : 52
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Description : The senior correspondent of CBS's popular "60 Minutes," known for his no-holds-barred interviews, offers background information on his most famous interviews and explains how and why he adopted his controversial style


The Mafia Encyclopedia

Author by : Carl Sifakis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Checkmark Books
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Total Read : 14
Total Download : 689
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Description : More than 500 alphabetical entries provide information on the people, places and events associated with the Mafia.


World Trade Center

Author by : Peter Skinner
Languange : en
Publisher by : White Star Publishers
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Total Read : 16
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Description : -- A portrait of what the World Trade Center was and what it stood for, for the people of New York and the world in general. -- Final section of the book is dedicated to the events of September 11th capturing a day in words and photographs that no one will ever forget. -- A wealth of high impact photographic materials illustrates the various stages in building these giants of the Big Apple, with an analysis of what went inside of them, the business that was done, and the people involved in the bustling, unstoppable activities of this pulsating heart of the economic -- and not only -- capital of our planet. -- Includes more than 400 full-color photographs and one gatefold of the enormous sky scrappers.


Medal Of Honor

Author by : Allen Mikaelian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hyperion Books
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Total Read : 25
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Description : Profiles of ten exceptional men and one woman who have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor delve into the lives of these heroes who went above and beyond the call of duty, contemplating the true meaning of courage.


Shots In The Mirror

Author by : Nicole Hahn Rafter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Total Read : 41
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Description : Criminologist Nicole Rafter analyses the source of the appeal of crime films, and their role in popular culture. She argues that crime films both reflect and shape our ideas about fundamental social, economic and political issues.


Days Of Infamy

Author by : Michael Coffey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hyperion
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Total Read : 27
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Description : A fascinating look behind more than fifty of the most historic military blunders of our century. Lively and engaging, in-depth and informative, this companion to an upcoming series on the History Channel goes beyond mere footage to delve into the facts of some well-remembered but little understood incidents and accidents of modern military history.


Pc Gamer

Author by :
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 89
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Murder Inc

Author by : Paul Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin Ireland
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Total Read : 63
Total Download : 749
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Description : Murder Inc. is the latest blockbuster by Ireland's most respected crime writer and journalist, Paul Williams. Murder Inc. is the definitive account of how organized crime exploded in Limerick from the 1990s and in the noughties. It describes the depravity and decadence of the gangs, their deadly rivaliries, and their reigns of terror over the community in which they lived. Finally, Williams traces the faultlines that eventually led to the implosion of the gangs and their defeat. Drawing on his vast inside knowledge of the criminal underworld, an unparalleled range of contacts and eye witness interviews, Paul Williams provides a chilling insight into the mobsters and events that corroded entire neighbourhoods and devastated countless lives.


Inside The Nation Of Islam

Author by : Vibert L. White (Jr.)
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 73
Total Download : 530
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Description : A personal, richly detailed study of the Nation of Islam under the leadership of Louis Farrakhan traces the development of the organization from 1977 to the present day, separating the group's rhetoric from its real objectives and condemning its exploitation of poor and working-class African Americans.


Football Corruption And Lies

Author by : John Sugden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 39
Total Download : 462
File Size : 51,8 Mb
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Description : World football is in crisis. The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance. More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of Badfellas, a groundbreaking work of critical sport sociology that exposed the systematic corruption at the heart of world football. It was a book that FIFA and Sepp Blatter tried to ban. Now re-issued to combine the original contents of Badfellas with new chapters covering the current crisis, this book points to the ways in which FIFA’s new administration can learn from the Blatter story. The prequel traces the course of Sugden and Tomlinson’s game-changing investigation into FIFA, while the sequel updates the FIFA story from 2002 onwards and provides a chronology of crises and scandals within the FIFA narrative. Demonstrating the vital importance of critical investigative methods in sport studies, Football, Corruption and Lies: Revisiting Badfellas, the book FIFA tried to ban is essential reading for anybody looking to understand Blatter’s rise and fall.