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Jersey Boy

Jersey Boy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781450206389
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FINALLY, THE TRUE STORY of the Mafias execution of Jersey City legend Frankie DePaula can be told: -Was his world title bout with Bob Foster fixed by the Mob? -Did the Mob kill Pat Amato, his first manager, in order to pave the way for him to sign with their front man Gary Garafola? -How did he come to be involved in a notorious heist of $80,000 worth of electrolytic copper? -Was his dalliance with the step-daughter of a high-ranking mobster the reason for his shooting? -Or did the Mob kill him for giving up information on their involvement in the copper theft? Although Frankie appeared to some to be a true life exemplar of a character from Dead End; a wild and unreconstructed deviant headed for disaster, his life is set against the backdrop of the oftentimes dysfunctional environs of Jersey City, for long the seat of power of an administration dominated for decades by Mayoral potentate Frank Hague and maligned by the corruption of local politicians and the increasing influence of organized crime. PRAISE FOR JERSEY BOY The author tells it like it was...Anyone who was around boxing in those days or has any knowledge of what the sport was like in the 1960s and early 1970s should read this book. Its worth every penny. ---J. Russell Peltz, IBHOF inductee and noted Boxing Historian & Archivist "A brilliant biography...Makinde brings it all to life through meticulous research, painstaking chapter notes and a smooth, lyrical writing style." ---Murray Greig, The Edmonton Sun "It's a cracking read" ---Steve Bunce, BBC Radio London Boxing Hour Show "Makinde writes in elegant yet precise prose" ---eastsideboxing.com "A book worthy of a Hollywood encore" ---maxboxing.com

The True Story of the Jersey Boys

The True Story of the Jersey Boys [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1629172707
Author: Jennifer Warner
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
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Throughout the 1960s, there's was one band that ruled the charts and defined the sound of a generation: The Four Seasons. On stage, they were clean cut kids from New Jersey—off stage there was an entirely different story. You’ve heard the music, now find out the stories behind the music. This book takes you inside the life of Frankie Valli and the history of The Four Season. While the contents of this biography have been researched, this book is not endorsed or affiliated in anyway with Frankie Valli or The Four Seasons.

Jersey Boys (Songbook)

Jersey Boys (Songbook) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 148032325X
Author: Frankie Valli,The Four Seasons
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
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Jersey Boys (Songbook) by Frankie Valli,The Four Seasons Book Resume:

(Easy Piano Vocal Selections). Easy piano arrangements of 15 tracks from the hit Broadway musical, including: Big Girls Don't Cry * Can't Take My Eyes off of You * December 1963 (Oh, What a Night) * My Boyfriend's Back * Rag Doll * Sherry * Walk like a Man * Working My Way Back to You * and more.

The King of Con

The King of Con [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1944648038
Author: Thomas Giacomaro
Publisher: BenBella Books
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A Jersey boy with a knack for numbers, a gift for making people trust him, and an all-consuming hunger to rule the business world, Tom Giacomaro could convince anyone of anything. As a teenager, Tom Giacomaro began working in the mob-laden New Jersey trucking industry. A charming, brash-talking salesman with a genius-level IQ, he climbed the ranks and let his lust for money and relationships with New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Chicago crime families send him spiraling into a world of drugs and violence. And that's only the beginning. In The King of Con, Tom details how he hashes out a deal with the FBI, agreeing to become a crime informant in an effort to avoid jail time—only, he continues his high-finance, white-collar scheming, luring celebrities and other high-profile contacts to invest multimillions in his new business ventures. When it all comes crashing down, Tom is thrown in prison for over a decade, yet, even behind bars, he's able to get what he wants from anyone . . . and he eventually finds a way to get released early. Cowritten by journalist Natasha Stoynoff, The King of Con is the unforgettable true story about a man who became hooked on living life to thrilling and dangerous excess, until he was humbled by the FBI, by the US Attorney, and by life itself. Now, Tom is back in his old New Jersey neighborhood. His old business cronies and mob contacts are calling, his palms are itching to make billions again, and the US Attorney's office is watching. Will he stay on the straight and narrow, or will he steal back his crown of crime as the King of Con?

New Jersey Politics and Government

New Jersey Politics and Government [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813561418
Author: Barbara G. Salmore
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
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New Jersey Politics and Government by Barbara G. Salmore Book Resume:

This fourth edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the challenges New Jersey has overcome and those it continues to face: sustaining growth and opportunity in a multicultural society, providing quality education, and protecting the environment. State politics and government have been almost entirely reshaped in recent decades, and those changes are analyzed in every chapter of this edition. Offering a comprehensive overview of New Jersey politics and government, chapters cover the state’s political history; campaigns and elections; interest groups; the constitution; the development of government institutions; relationships with neighboring states, the federal government, and its own municipalities and counties; tax and spending policies; education; and quality of life issues.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into New Jersey

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into New Jersey [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1607106027
Author: Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into New Jersey by Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society Book Resume:

Experience New Jersey as you never have before, in this historical, hysterical guide to the Garden State. You from Jersey? What exit? Go ahead and laugh. But watch it, New Jersey is home to legendary tough guys like Tony Soprano and Frank Sinatra, and no one knows for sure if Jimmy Hoffa’s buried in the Meadowlands Stadium. Though many believe ‘New Jersey culture’ is an oxymoron, something conjured up while inhaling the fumes on the Turnpike, your Uncle John, a connoisseur of the Garden State, is out to prove them wrong. Take the plunge into N.J., and see why it’s like nowhere else - from Springsteen’s Asbury Park and Trump’s Atlantic City to the ivy walls of Princeton and the tidy townships to the west.

Jockey Shorts

Jockey Shorts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 164656877X
Author: Rob Rosen
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
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In this hot stable-side encounter, it’s the diminutive jockey that gets ridden, though it’s the side bet that holds all the action. NOTE: This story appears in Rob Rosen's best-selling collection, Short Spurts.

A Castle for a Princess

A Castle for a Princess [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1491712864
Author: Johnny Wong
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The title of my book called "Castle for a Princess." About my niece Nicole Casey, poetry and short stories under her named. She's my favorite niece. The manuscripts explained how "Uncle Johnny" viewed the world around him, by writing imaginary, poetic, creativity things for Nicole. I had written stuffs, concerning injustices, human suffering, compassions, understanding, loving kindness, forgiveness. My message toward her audiences, a good writer doesn't write about him or herself, but a good writers writes about how people influences me from childhoods to adulthoods. Now what I said the truth, pleased whoever reading, not saying or using false humanities, condemning myself, so peoples could blessed, boosted about me. I myself did not lived a very good life, never desired my niece's, nephews, I wanted Nicki not to follow my footsteps. I give the best stuffs to her. Often told Nicki "my generosity, m writing, my music, never "Uncle Johnny", belongs to Nicki. This manuscript and to the audience when it comes to any form of art, such as writers, entertainers, sport athletics, never dream too big, do not have too high expectation. On the other hand, I told "others don't ever give up your dream." Many famous author kept a diary when they're young, started writing in their high school news letters, then editor, columnist for big new papers such as the New York Times, Dairy News, New York Post, News Days. Many hold full times jobs, and did free-lance writings for famous persons. One day an Afro-American woman said in front of PSCH class, said to everybody sitting down, "Johnny a good writer, I really enjoyed reading his writing." My response was "many people enjoyed reading my stuff, on the other hand, I might never get it published." "Being an author not considered an easy task, I 'll have to be able to received criticism for others." "Johnny never give up hope, never stop, always think the good in life, someday some publisher would be knocking on your door, sooner or later, your writing will be publisher." Those words were coming from Sonia.

Drummer Boy Willie McGee, Civil War Hero and Fraud

Drummer Boy Willie McGee, Civil War Hero and Fraud [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786482400
Author: Thomas Fox
Publisher: McFarland
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Drummer Boy Willie McGee, Civil War Hero and Fraud by Thomas Fox Book Resume:

On December 7, 1864, just one week after the bloody battle of Franklin, Tennessee, William McGee, a drummer boy from Newark, New Jersey, was credited with leading a Federal force to a decisive victory over the Confederates in a clash just thirty miles from the carnage at Franklin. This 15-year-old Irish-American, on convalescent duty and acting as an orderly to General Lovell Rousseau, was recognized for the capture of two guns, several hundred prisoners, and the saving of Fortress Rosecrans in Murfreesboro from the famed Nathan Bedford Forrest. For his actions, young McGee would soon be awarded a Medal of Honor, written up in newspapers and books as a glorious New Jersey legend, be commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Army at age 18, and then, inexplicably at the height of his notoriety, virtually disappear from history for more than 100 years. This is the story of a lost war hero, a man-child with the world at his feet, whose fall from grace is accelerated by fame, lies, alcohol, bigamy, and murder.

Get More (a Boy Shopping Novel)

Get More (a Boy Shopping Novel) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0758286724
Author: Nia Stephens
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Get More (a Boy Shopping Novel) by Nia Stephens Book Resume:

This bombshell is about to find the boy of her dreams--and then some. . . Ask anyone at Briona's A-list private school and they'll tell you this It Girl's got the world on a string. It doesn't hurt that she's often mistaken for Beyoncé, or that she's already landed some cool acting gigs. There's just one teensy problem in her picture-perfect life. Briona has had plenty of hot hook-ups but never a boyfriend. Now that she's discovered online dating, you--the reader--can help her find the real thing. . . Handsome, rich, and oozing self-confidence, Thomas seems like a lot of guys Briona goes to school with, except for one thing: he's blind. Matt is the kind of guy Briona can bring home to mother, but maybe she shouldn't hold that against him--especially since he's cute, funny, and can tear up a dance floor. Always the hit of the party, Antonio knows how to have a good time. Too bad his ex isn't ready to let him have a good time with anyone else. And then there's Justin, who seems just perfect. That is, until Briona lays eyes on his more than perfect twin brother. . . Hotter than the latest fashions, Get More is the third interactive novel in the Boy Shopping series that lets the reader choose who goes out on a date! Includes a guide on how to start your own book club! Nia Stephens holds a degree in literature from Harvard University. She earned her M.F.A. from Oregon State University and is currently at work on a Young Adult fantasy series. Get More is her third novel in the Boy Shopping series.

New Jersey Mob

New Jersey Mob [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1480923788
Author: Bob Buccino
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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New Jersey Mob: Memories of a Top Cop By Bob Buccino Bob Buccino worked in law enforcement for fifty-one years; twenty-four of which were spent investigating organized crime. He is a superior court recognized expert on the Cosa Nostra. He tells his story in three parts: The first is about growing up in Orange, New Jersey, where he was a wannabe admiring the local mob guys. He was a street tough, extorting money from his classmates, running his own bookmaking operation, and wanting to be a mob guy. In 1957, drugs hit the streets of Orange and several friends of Buccino died from Heroin overdoses. Buccino married his childhood sweetheart and they had a baby boy. He came to his senses about the mob and broke away from it. He became a working stiff, not getting anywhere with his life. One day, he saw an article in the newspaper announcing testing for state troopers. He took the test, passed, and became a trooper, changing his life forever. The second part of his book is about his often very humorous uniform days as a state trooper. During this time, Anthony “Tumac” Acceturo, a young tough that Buccino grew up with, was beginning his career in the Cosa Nostra. He and Buccino were running parallel lives. When Buccino got transferred off of the uniform division and began his career investigating the Cosa Nostra, Anthony was working for the mob. In the third part of his book, Buccino writes about his success in dismantling the mob in New Jersey, telling about the many arrests and convictions of its mob bosses, including the prosecutions of the high ranking bosses of the Gambino, Lucchese, Bruno, DeCavalcante, and Genovese crime families. He also writes of the arrest and conviction of his childhood friend Anthony “Tumac” Acceturo while he was the deputy chief in the Division of Criminal Justice in charge of the New Jersey Statewide Organized Crime Task Force.

Ecotourism Marshaling Resources to Promote New Jersey's Ecotourism Treasures

Ecotourism Marshaling Resources to Promote New Jersey's Ecotourism Treasures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780788148910
Author: ,
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
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Ecotourism Marshaling Resources to Promote New Jersey's Ecotourism Treasures by , Book Resume:

Presents testimony from interested parties on whether the State should promote ecotourism as a policy to promote both environmental protection and economic development in NJ. Covers: how to use scarce resources to promote ecotourism in the state, and how to encourage the growth of ecotourism markets while maintaining environmental quality in the state. Witnesses include representatives from a number of environmental groups (Nature Conservancy, Wetlands Inst., etc.) as well as the NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection and state and local travel and tourism groups, planning boards, and chambers of commerce.

Boxing in New Jersey, 1900äóñ1999

Boxing in New Jersey, 1900äóñ1999 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476616078
Author: Robert F. Fernandez, Sr.
Publisher: McFarland
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Boxing in New Jersey, 1900äóñ1999 by Robert F. Fernandez, Sr. Book Resume:

For all hard-core boxing fans, this book introduces the reader to New Jersey stars of the 20th century—gladiators who fought in blood-soaked rings bringing entertainment to millions for little pay. They must not be forgotten. The book contains many little known facts about these fine men, all trying to punch out a living for their families in hard times. The author has followed the sport for 75 years and worked in all phases of it. Readers will learn of the hard work, dedication and respect developed by these fighters in the “sweet science.”

Food Lovers' Guide to® New Jersey

Food Lovers' Guide to® New Jersey [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0762788941
Author: Peter Genovese
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Food Lovers' Guide to® New Jersey by Peter Genovese Book Resume:

DIVSavor the flavors of New Jersey/divDIV /divDIVIf there is one thing New Jerseyans are good at, it’s eating. We’re equally at home in the poshest restaurant and the most ramshackle seafood shack. We can describe the virtues of filet mignon or a chili cheese dog. We’ll think nothing of driving 50 miles or more to our favorite restaurant. The Garden State? Call it the Food Fanatic State./divDIV In Food Lovers’ Guide to New Jersey, seasoned food writer Peter Genovese shares the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy,and celebrate these culinary treasures. A bounty of mouthwatering delights awaits you in this engagingly written guide./divDIVWith delectable recipes from the renowned kitchens of the state’s iconic eateries, diners, and elegant dining rooms, Food Lovers’ Guide to New Jersey is the ultimate resource for food lovers to use and savor./divDIV /divDIVInside You'll Find:/divDIV /divDIVFavorite restaurants and landmark eateries • Specialty food stores and markets • Farmers’ markets and farm stands • Food festivals and culinary events • Recipes from top New Jersey chefs • The state’s best cafes, taverns, and wine bars • Cooking classes • Local food lore and kitchen wisdom/div

Autumn for a Day-Old Toad

Autumn for a Day-Old Toad [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1477282556
Author: Terry Scott Boykie
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Highways gleam with two kinds of mica as Burma Shave boasts, I have lives like a cat Taking heed of the exits that exist for my money I stock up on earthworms, making protein from fat —America Coming Undone Now I am but a lowly boy who will die all alone with a knife in my heart, and my heart in my hand. Dishonorable foes bellow I never got punished; but I formed the rock in this world built of sand. —Terrible Nail Have you ever felt a temporal lobe explode when you learn your sons are not your own? —Are You Kidding Me, Bruuuce?

Love on the Jersey Shore

Love on the Jersey Shore [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1626395519
Author: Richard Natale
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
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Love on the Jersey Shore by Richard Natale Book Resume:

Sexual chemistry and the search for real love can be a combustible mixture. When the hunky young Anthony Ragucci falls for his dream man, a handsome attorney named Hunter Reese, his happily ever after fantasies are threatened by the meddling of the dashing and haughty Robert Burke. His loyal cousin Frank quickly rushes to Anthony’s defense, only to find his efforts hampered by a growing attraction to the inscrutable Robert. Ultimately, the two cousins discover that Love on the Jersey Shore is a sink or swim proposition. Watch out for the undertow!

Celebrity Chefs of New Jersey

Celebrity Chefs of New Jersey [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813550246
Author: Teresa Politano
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
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One demanding New Jersey chef once tied his cooks to the stove by their apron strings. Another was such a finicky eater as a child, he refused to allow his cereal to touch his milk. One was kissed by Fidel Castro, another played onstage with Todd Rundgren. Celebrity Chefs of New Jersey peeks into the kitchens and the lives of some of the most famous chefs in the Garden State, where foodies and other gourmands will discover passions, kitchen secrets, life lessons, and signature recipes. Not so long ago, perhaps even just at the turn of this century, it was easy to lament the lack of sophisticated food in New Jersey. Oh sure, a few restaurants always sparkled, but, for the most part, New Jerseyans looked across at the bright lights of the big city, wistfully yearning for a table in glamorous Manhattan. Now, however, the most sought- after tables are right here and we have the best seats in the house, made even sweeter perhaps because they're our own little secret. We can dine frequently and dine well, with a smug sense that if only New Yorkers knew, they'd be looking across the river wishing they were us. In Celebrity Chefs of New Jersey, Teresa Politano profiles Craig Shelton, the chef who crystallized New Jersey's place in culinary history with his legendary Ryland Inn, along with other chefs, telling their personal stories of both creativity and survival. Some of these men and women rose from humble or difficult childhoods to fame in the food world. Others were not only talented but lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. Their stories are arranged into three categories: legends, stars, and chefs to watch, and then topped off with a sweet surprise finish. Politano includes photographs, cooking secrets, and some of their sought-after signature recipes that are sophisticated but manageable for the skilled home chef.

Explorer's Guide Jersey Shore: Atlantic City to Cape May: A Great Destination (Second Edition)

Explorer's Guide Jersey Shore: Atlantic City to Cape May: A Great Destination (Second Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1581578733
Author: Jen A. Miller
Publisher: The Countryman Press
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Explorer's Guide Jersey Shore: Atlantic City to Cape May: A Great Destination (Second Edition) by Jen A. Miller Book Resume:

Expert coverage of the distinctive 47 miles of southern New Jersey shore region, from Atlantic City to Cape May. Featuring expert coverage of the distinctive New Jersey shore region, from Atlantic City to Cape May. Jen Miller uncovers the fast-paced excitement that is Atlantic City, catering to visitors who are captivated by casino gambling, world-class entertainment, and nonstop nightlife. In addition, this upbeat guide includes Cape May information for bird-watchers, beachgoers, and fans of Victoriana: tour the town by trolley, enjoy culinary delights from crabcakes to international cuisine, or simply relax by the ocean. Finally, the ultimate Jersey Shore getaway—the Wildwoods—tempts with saltwater taffy, funnel cakes, fresh breezes, and countless other delicacies.

Better Believe It

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Author: Fern Ronay
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
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Jada Marlone’s life appears to be perfect on social media. She has a loving husband, a beautiful child, and a successful career. What she doesn’t post about is the disconnect she feels in her marriage, the difficulties of motherhood, and her strained relationship with her mother. Resigned to never being truly happy, Jada runs into an ex-boyfriend. While trying to decide whether the coincidence is her second chance at happiness, Jada begins having dreams that feature her dead cousin Gina. With Gina’s help, Jada starts to uncover the real reasons behind her life decisions. As Jada tries to figure out her future, uncontrollable events threaten her resolve. Will she be able to draw from all she learned from Gina, or will she risk making the same mistakes twice?

The King of Plagues

The King of Plagues [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429966890
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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Saturday 09:11 Hours: A blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are dead or injured... 10:09 Hours: Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen. Compelled by grief and rage, Joe rejoins the DMS and within hours is attacked by a hit-team of assassins and sent on a suicide mission into a viral hot zone during an Ebola outbreak. Soon Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences begin tearing down the veils of deception to uncover a vast and powerful secret society using weaponized versions of the Ten Plagues of Egypt to destabilize world economies and profit from the resulting chaos. Millions will die unless Joe Ledger meets the this powerful new enemy on their own terms as he fights terror with terror.