Taken By The Mob Boss

Taken By The Mob Boss
Author: Lexy Timms
Publsiher: Dark Shadow Publishing
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taken By The Mob Boss Book Excerpt:

EVIL begins when you start to treat people as things… A kidnapping isn't how I expected to meet the woman of my dreams. But when my brother, intent on proving himself as the hardcore gangster he wants to be, comes up with the idea to kidnap the daughter of a powerful crime boss, I know I can't stop him. And that's how I meet Charlotte. Beautiful, intelligent, graceful – and hurting from the life she's been trapped into living. She wants to get out of this world just as much as I do, and it doesn't take long till we fall for each other, hard and fast. Except time is running out for both of us. If we're going to be together, we need to act fast – and do something that we can never renege on... A DARK MAFIA ROMANCE SERIES Book 1 – Taken By The Mob Boss Book 2 – Truce With The Mob Boss Book 3 – Taking Over The Mob Boss Book 4 – Trouble For The Mob Boss Book 5 – Tailored By The Mob Boss Book 6 – Tricking By The Mob Boss Search Terms: mafia romance, romantic suspense, dark romance, sexy hero, hot and steamy, romance, ageless romance, Scottish romance, outlander, FICTION / Romance / Contemporary FICTION / Romance / New Adult FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy F, sexy, sport romance, hired wife, fake girlfriend, happily ever after, sweet love story, bully romance academy romance, high schol bully romance, coming of age romance, bully romance dark romance, bully romance high school, bully romance college, bully romance reverse harem, new adult romance, contemporary romance, stockholm syndrome

Mafia Summit

Mafia Summit
Author: Gil Reavill
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN: 1250021103
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mafia Summit Book Excerpt:

Mafia Summit is the true story of how a small-town lawman in upstate New York busted a Cosa Nostra conference in 1957, exposing the Mafia to America In a small village in upstate New York, mob bosses from all over the country—Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino, Joe Bonanno, Joe Profaci, Cuba boss Santo Trafficante, and future Gambino boss Paul Castellano—were nabbed by Sergeant Edgar D. Croswell as they gathered to sort out a bloody war of succession. For years, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover had adamantly denied the existence of the Mafia, but young Robert Kennedy immediately recognized the shattering importance of the Appalachian summit. As attorney general when his brother JFK became president, Bobby embarked on a campaign to break the spine of the mob, engaging in a furious turf battle with the powerful Hoover. Detailing mob killings, the early days of the heroin trade, and the crusade to loosen the hold of organized crime, fans of Gus Russo and Luc Sante will find themselves captured by this momentous story. Reavill scintillatingly recounts the beginning of the end for the Mafia in America and how it began with a good man in the right place at the right time.

Records and Briefs of the United States Supreme Court

Records and Briefs of the United States Supreme Court
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 808
Release: 1832
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Records and Briefs of the United States Supreme Court Book Excerpt:

Club Dark Lace The Complete Series

Club Dark Lace  The Complete Series
Author: Measha Stone
Publsiher: Black Heart Publications
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-03-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Club Dark Lace The Complete Series Book Excerpt:

DARK LACE, the hottest BDSM club created just for you! Meet up with playmates in our brand new lounge area, then head into the main dungeon or private rooms to play out your dark desires. Need a special set up? Just ask, and we’ll be sure you have everything you need. If you would like to know more about the owners, check out their stories! Unzoned Garrick has been in Jade’s friend-zone high-school. But that’s about to change. But moving from friends to lovers is hard enough without the complications of his dominating ways and her need to submit. Getting this wrong could ruin everything. Getting it right could mean the world. Until Daddy No matter how panty-melting the chemistry, Carissa knows relationships don’t last. Being with Jamison Croft is no exception. Jamison doesn’t give up easily when it comes to getting what he wants. And he WANTS Carissa. Not only is she intelligent, gorgeous, and generous- she feeds every desire the Daddy Dom in him craves. She believed she’d never have anyone in her corner. But that was Until Daddy.

Tied to the Mafia Man 2 NERO

Tied to the Mafia Man 2   NERO
Author: Pravs_3618
Publsiher: Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tied to the Mafia Man 2 NERO Book Excerpt:

Nero Vitiello is the son of Luca and Emma Vitiello. He took over the outfit as soon as he turned 21. The hard life of the mafia made him colder than his father. He never thought he would hold a gun at 12 and a man. But he did. An ambush on his father when he was not expecting it, forced Nero to hold a gun a , and three people. It made him understand the world he is living in much clearly than he already does. The easy-going boy died that day, and a cold mafia boss was born. After taking over the outfit, Nero began to lead with an iron fist and he decided to infiltrate his enemies. In one of those attempts, he went undercover and began to act as a guard to his enemy's daughter, Chloe. An innocent girl, who is a victim of this world and his enemy's fiance, who was trapped in to that marriage. He killed that man before he could marry Chloe. He thought it's the last time he would see Chloe. But fate has other plans for them, one which include them falling in love.

Your Movie Sucks

Your Movie Sucks
Author: Roger Ebert
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN: 0740792156
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Movie Sucks Book Excerpt:

Roger Ebert's I Hated Hated Hated This Movie, which gathered some of his most scathing reviews, was a best-seller. This new collection continues the tradition, reviewing not only movies that were at the bottom of the barrel, but also movies that he found underneath the barrel. From Roger's review of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (0 stars): "The movie created a spot of controversy in February 2005. According to a story by Larry Carroll of MTV News, Rob Schneider took offense when Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times listed this year's Best Picture nominees and wrote that they were 'ignored, unloved, and turned down flat by most of the same studios that . . . bankroll hundreds of sequels, including a follow-up to Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, a film that was sadly overlooked at Oscar time because apparently nobody had the foresight to invent a category for Best Running Penis Joke Delivered by a Third-Rate Comic.' Schneider retaliated by attacking Goldstein in full-page ads in Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. In an open letter to Goldstein, Schneider wrote: 'Well, Mr. Goldstein, I decided to do some research to find out what awards you have won. I went online and found that you have won nothing. Absolutely nothing. No journalistic awards of any kind. . . . Maybe you didn't win a Pulitzer Prize because they haven't invented a category for Best Third-Rate, Unfunny Pompous Reporter Who's Never Been Acknowledged by His Peers. . . .' Schneider was nominated for a 2000 Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor, but lost to Jar-Jar Binks. But Schneider is correct, and Patrick Goldstein has not yet won a Pulitzer Prize. Therefore, Goldstein is not qualified to complain that Columbia financed Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo while passing on the opportunity to participate in Million Dollar Baby, Ray, The Aviator, Sideways, and Finding Neverland. As chance would have it, I have won the Pulitzer Prize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks."

Geared for the Grave

Geared for the Grave
Author: Duffy Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN: 1101631538
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geared for the Grave Book Excerpt:

Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it’s up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again in the first Cycle Path Mystery. Hoping to shift her chances of a promotion in her favor, Evie Bloomfield heads to Mackinac Island to assist her boss’s father. Rudy Randolph has broken his leg and operating his bike shop, Rudy’s Rides, is too much to handle by himself. But Evie’s good turn only leads to more trouble. After Evie’s arrival, wealthy resident Bunny Harrington dies in what looks like a freak bike accident. Upon closer inspection, Bunny’s brakes were tampered with, and now the prime suspect in her murder is also Bunny’s number one enemy: Rudy. So if Evie hopes to stay on her boss’s good side, she’ll need to steer Rudy clear of jail. Now she must quickly solve this mystery so she can put the brakes on the real killer’s plan...

The Search for Meaning in Film and Television

The Search for Meaning in Film and Television
Author: M. Maloney
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN: 113749929X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Search for Meaning in Film and Television Book Excerpt:

This book is concerned with the difficulties faced by modern Westerners in their search for a meaningful life. It sheds light on this enduring cultural dilemma through a close reading of four popular film and television narratives.

The Emoji To English Dictionary

The Emoji To English Dictionary
Author: Adams Media
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-10-02
ISBN: 1440591415
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emoji To English Dictionary Book Excerpt:

If you think you're good at coming up with imaginative emoji combinations, think again! The Emoji-to-English Dictionary challenges you to step up your game with more than 100 phrases that will have you ROFL. This unique guide gives you the lowdown on the most hilarious and unexpected emoji phrases around. Divided by topic, each chapter translates dozens of emoji combinations into plain ol' English, so that you can quickly incorporate them into your messages--and even brainstorm crazy one-liners of your own! Complete with illustrations of each emoji phrase, The Emoji-to-English Dictionary provides you with the tools you need to truly master the world of emojis.

The Defendants

The Defendants
Author: John Ellsworth
Publsiher: Subjudica House
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Defendants Book Excerpt:

A lawyer who won't quit on you-- Thaddeus Murfee is 25, a lawyer of 18 months, and completely unprepared for the murder case that walks in. While Ermeline was passed out, her date carved his name in her breasts. Her date is found murdered. Ermeline is arrested because she had motive and opportunity. She hires Thaddeus, who makes his debut defending his first murder case in this courtroom drama. In The Defendants, John Ellsworth offers you a courtroom thriller that puts you right on the front row to witness how murder cases are defended. See the politics behind all criminal cases, and how love can grow out of the strangest beginnings anyone could imagine. In the end, Thaddeus is given a split second to save his own life. His reaction in this crime fiction is amazing! "Fast-paced courtroom drama that makes the pages turn with its depiction of the American Legal Justice System, Mob rule, and the tale of one rookie lawyer who refused to quit!" - American Institute of Justice "Legal drama in the first degree!" - Amazon Five Star Review Thaddeus Murfee novel categories include: Legal Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Legal Suspense, Lawyer Mysteries, Crime Fiction, Mystery Series, Heist Thrillers, Organized Crime, Courtroom Thrillers, Courtroom Drama, Lawyer Novels, Legal Fiction

The Mafia Encyclopedia

The Mafia Encyclopedia
Author: Carl Sifakis
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0816069891
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mafia Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

More than 500 alphabetical entries provide information on the people, places and events associated with the Mafia.

Animal Stars

Animal Stars
Author: Robin Ganzert, PhD,,Allen & Linda Anderson
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-08-19
ISBN: 1608682641
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Stars Book Excerpt:

When cameras roll and directors call, “Action,” some of the most dependable, funniest, and most enthusiastic actors stand poised on four legs, with ears alert. From Joey in War Horse to the wolves in Game of Thrones, what we see on screen is the result of meticulous preparation and professional teamwork. The eye-popping, heartwarming stories in these pages reveal the trainers, actors, directors, and, of course, dogs, cats, horses, penguins, deer, and other animals in all their behind-the-scenes glory. You’ll discover that some animal actors have diva tendencies and others have rags-to-riches backstories. American Humane Association certified animal safety representatives work carefully to ensure that no animals are harmed, as they have been doing for decades. Animal stars have done it all — convinced us to eat more tacos, broken our hearts in war dramas, inspired us with enduring love and loyalty, kept us at the edge of our seats as they snarled in the shadows, mirrored human antics to make us roar with laughter, and, like Uggie (from The Artist), stolen the show on the red carpet. Who besides a monkey named Crystal could impress a brilliant comedian like Robin Williams in Night at the Museum? And animal stars will work for food, including only KFC original recipe for Casey the bear — no other fried chicken will do! These charming and sometimes hilarious stories will give you a new appreciation for the skill and patience it takes to teach nonhuman actors to perform on camera. Training tips from the pros and personal recollections of celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Hailee Steinfeld, and Steven Spielberg make this insider’s look at the lives and work of these incomparable stars as irresistible as the animals themselves. A portion of the publisher’s proceeds from this book will aid American Humane Association.

Mickey Cohen

Mickey Cohen
Author: Tere Tereba
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN: 1770902031
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mickey Cohen Book Excerpt:

The sensational tell-all biography of Hollywood’s most infamous mob boss who dominated Los Angeles’s underworld—and headlines—from the 1940s to the 1970s. When Bugsy Siegel was murdered in 1947, his henchman Mickey Cohen took over his criminal enterprise in Los Angeles. As charismatic as he was ruthless, Cohen attained so much power up until his death in 1976 that he was a regular above-the-fold newspaper name, with more than one thousand front-pages in LA papers alone. His story is inextricably intertwined with the history of the city of angels. Mickey Cohen is a seductive tale of Hollywood true crime history with a wildly eccentric mob boss at its center. Biographer Tere Tereba delivers tales of high life, high drama, and highly placed politicians—among them Robert F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon—as well as revelations about countless icons, including Shirley Temple, Lana Turner, Frank Sinatra, and even Rev. Billy Graham. Meticulously researched, this rich tapestry presents a complete look at the mid-twentieth century Los Angeles underworld. “The author does a superb job of tracing the ins and outs of Hollywood’s gang world in the 1940s and ’50s.” —The Wall Street Journal

A Memoir of Injustice

A Memoir of Injustice
Author: Jerry Ray,Tamara Carter
Publsiher: Trine Day
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-02-19
ISBN: 1936296616
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Memoir of Injustice Book Excerpt:

Including previously undisclosed information on one of the most significant and mysterious events in modern American history, this account debunks the myth that James Earl Ray was a racist and documents his actual location on one of the critical days leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The memoir also reveals photographs of James Earl Ray when he was ill in prison and gives the key to a code used by the brothers in planning a prison break. Presenting a mesmerizing perspective on the manipulation of the media in reporting on race relations, the working middle class, and the U.S. criminal justice system, this account broadcasts an urgent call to action to correct some of the many injustices that surround these events, such as the U.S. government's refusal to rigorously test the alleged murder weapon, and encourages support for new federal legislation.

It Happened in New York City

It Happened in New York City
Author: Fran Capo,Art Zuckerman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-01-06
ISBN: 0762761938
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Happened in New York City Book Excerpt:

A fascinating collection of thirty compelling stories about events that shaped Gotham, It Happened in New York City describes everything from the installation of the Statue of Liberty to the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, from the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11 to the construction of the new Yankee stadium, slated to open in 2009.

A Companion to the Gangster Film

A Companion to the Gangster Film
Author: George S. Larke-Walsh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2018-11-12
ISBN: 1119041740
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Gangster Film Book Excerpt:

A companion to the study of the gangster film’s international appeal spanning the Americas, Europe, and Asia A Companion to the Gangster Film presents a comprehensive overview of the newest scholarship on the contemporary gangster film genre as a global phenomenon. While gangster films are one of America’s most popular genres, gangster movies appear in every film industry across the world. With contributions from an international panel of experts, A Companion to the Gangster Film explores the popularity of gangster films across three major continents, the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The authors acknowledge the gangster genre’s popularity and examine the reasons supporting its appeal to twenty-first century audiences across the globe. The book examines common themes across all three continents such as production histories and reception, gender race and sexuality, mafia mythologies, and politics. In addition, the companion clearly shows that no national cinema develops in isolation and that cinema is a truly global popular art form. This important guide to the gangster film genre: Reveals how the gangster film engages in complex and contradictory themes Examines the changing face of the gangster film in America Explores the ideas of gangsterism and migration in the Hispanic USA, Latin America and the Caribbean Discusses the wide variety of gangster types to appear in European cinema Contains a review of a wide-range of gangster films from the Americans, Europe, and Asia Written for academics and students of film, A Companion to the Gangster Film offers a scholarly and authoritative guide exploring the various aspects and international appeal of the gangster film genre.

The Mafia A Guide to an American Subculture

The Mafia  A Guide to an American Subculture
Author: Nate Hendley
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN: 1440803617
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mafia A Guide to an American Subculture Book Excerpt:

Based on original sources and research, not legends and myth, this book presents a lively, in-depth analysis of how the American Mafia epitomizes organized crime. • Includes historical, social, economic, and cultural context that further clarifies the significance of the Mafia's operations and makes for more engaging reading • Focuses on verifiable information about the Mafia while avoiding hearsay and speculation, such as the widely discussed theories regarding possible Mafia involvement in the assassination of John F. Kennedy • Provides a comprehensive bibliography of materials used for the book's research, including police reports, court documents, FBI files, television and radio broadcasts, and online information

Cinema Italiano

Cinema Italiano
Author: Howard Hughes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2011-04-30
ISBN: 0857719785
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinema Italiano Book Excerpt:

Italian filmmakers have created some of the most magical and moving, violent and controversial films in world cinema. During its twentieth-century heyday, Italy's film industry was second only to Hollywood as a popular film factory, exporting cinematic dreams with multinational casts to the world, ranging across multiple genres. 'Cinema Italiano' is the first book to discuss comprehensively and in depth this Italian cinema, both popular and arthouse. It is illustrated throughout with rare stills and international posters from this revered era in European cinema and reviews over 350 movies. Howard Hughes uncovers this treasure trove of Italian films, from Lucino Visconti's epic 'The Leopard' to the cult superhero movie 'Puma Man'. Dario Argento's bloody 'gialli' thrillers and Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns are explored alongside films of Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Michelangelo Antonioni. Chapters discuss the rise and fall of genres such as mythological epics, gothic horrors, science fiction, spy films, war movies, costume adventures, zombie films, swashbucklers, political cinema and 'poliziotteschi' crime films. They also trace the directorial careers of Mario Bava, Sergio Corbucci, Francesco Rosi, Lucio Fulci, Duccio Tessari, Enzo G. Castellari, Bernardo Bertolucci and Gillo Pontecorvo.

Bitter Water Blues

Bitter Water Blues
Author: Patrick Shawn Bagley
Publsiher: Down & Out Books
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitter Water Blues Book Excerpt:

Joe Collins used to be Joey Connolly, alias Joey Kotex, an infamous enforcer for the Petucci crime family. He left that world behind to run a blues club in Chicago, but Carl Petucci finds Joe and forces him to do one last job. Joe’s assignment takes him to Wesserunsett, a small Maine town that has seen better days. With a friend’s life at stake, Joe must kill a porn director and recover a video starring Petucci’s niece. Easier said than done, as the target’s girlfriend, Wanda, is a Wesserunsett cop. Then there’s Hag, a wannabe hitman, and his buddy Earl. Hag’s looking to make a killing in the killing business. As Joey, Wanda, and Hag each pursue their own agenda, they move ever closer to a bloody showdown. Praise for BITTER WATER BLUES: “A glorious boilermaker of noir and East Coast gothic. The action is as taut as a sprung snare and Bagley tightens the screws with every page.” —Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase “There ain’t much quaint and cuddly about Patrick Shawn Bagley’s Maine, where the only folks more dangerous than the thugs and gangsters From Away are the locals. Bagley sandblasts the chipped veneer of small-town charm to expose the rot beneath. Bitter Water Blues is a vivid, unflinching portrait of desperate people struggling at the margins of society to survive.” —Chris F. Holm, author of The Collector trilogy and The Killing Kind “Bagley’s debut novel is pitch perfect crime fiction, as dark and raw as it gets with a rich tapestry of intersecting characters who bring a beleaguered blue collar New England community to life with the style and powerful punch of a seasoned veteran…a story of redemption and revenge, second chances gone awry, double-crosses and finding loyalty where it counts, even if a little too late…a refreshingly masterful new voice in noir, and highly recommended.” —Ed Kurtz, author of Nothing You Can Do

Instant Genius Fast Food for Thought

Instant Genius  Fast Food for Thought
Author: The Knowledge Commons
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN: 1607106086
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instant Genius Fast Food for Thought Book Excerpt:

Open this book anywhere, any time, any place for bite-size morsels of essential (and not-so-essential) knowledge. We have two mottos here at Portable Press: “Get smart” and “Have fun.” As the publishers of the wildly popular Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series, we have twenty years’ experience in translating our mottos into bestselling books, but we also know that not every reader is a bathroom reader. That’s why we’ve created this definitive collection of bite-sized bits of knowledge that covers a wide variety of topics ranging from the seemingly ordinary to the obscure. We’ll take you on a fun and fascinating trip through the essentials (and nonessentials) of history, science, geography, the arts, pop culture, language, mathematics, and more. So you can become a genius instantly! Up your genius factor with such tidbits as: There are moneys in Mexico that apply natural, plant-based perfumes to their bodies. Gnomons are the part of a sundial that casts a shadow. Opsigamy is a marriage late in life. Albert Einstein’s brain was kept in two Mason jars in a small office in Wichita, Kansas, for more than twenty years. And more . . .