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Made in Sicily - Born in Brooklyn

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Made in Sicily - Born in Brooklyn by , Book Resume:

Made in Sicily is a touching story about life growing up in a Sicilian-American family in Brooklyn during the 40s and 50's. It describes Nicole’s parents before her birth, her extraordinarily happy childhood, and follows the rhythm of her life as she comes of age, meets and marries the man of her dreams, the grief when he becomes ill, the anguish and sorrow after his unfortunate death, and the pain of transition and strength of mind after his passing.

A Sicilian in East Harlem

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Vinnitta: The Birth of the Detroit Mafia

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Author: Daniel Waugh
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From the Author of Off Color: The Violent History of Detroit’s Notorious Purple Gang It was the winter of 1919, and it was the height of a gang war the Motor City hadn’t seen before. Detroit’s Mafia family had split into two factions, both vying to not only avenge ancient wrongs but also gain control of the city’s lucrative illegal alcohol trade at the dawn of Prohibition. In Vìnnitta, author Daniel Waugh offers an in-depth account of the formation of the Detroit Mafia and how they grew from a small band of Sicilian immigrants into one of the most powerful criminal sects. He shares how the mafia infiltrated the Detroit business community and established themselves in illegal rackets ranging from extortion, auto theft, bootlegging, burglary, and construction racketeering. The story is told through the eyes of not only the gangsters themselves, but also those of an undertaker forced to prepare many of his friends for burial after their murders.

Pasadena to Brooklyn via Route 66-HOW PLANS CAN CHANGE-During the 50's and 60's

Pasadena to Brooklyn via Route 66-HOW PLANS CAN CHANGE-During the 50's and 60's [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781450277679
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Pasadena to Brooklyn via Route 66-HOW PLANS CAN CHANGE-During the 50's and 60's by J W GALLO Book Resume:

A "Coming of Age Story/Drama". Vince, who grew up on the streets of Brooklyn, New York during the 1940's and 1950's, moves to California. After arriving he enters high school, where he encounters harassment from four boys. They were making derogatory statements about his nationality and asked Vince, if he was in the Mafia, since he was Sicilian. His father tells him about the Mafia and how it played a role in their lives. At one point Vince makes a vow to return to Brooklyn. In 1961 he makes a Road Trip from Pasadena to Brooklyn via Route 66. Once he makes it to Brooklyn, he ends up staying for three months. During which time he rekindles a love interest with an old girlfriend. He finds out how much the Mafia was a part of the lives of people he knows, mainly the girl he falls in love with. Vince decides to return to California because of an ongoing conflict he was having with a candidate running for Assemblyman. Just before leaving he is confronted by his future fiances' father. He threatens Vince by telling him that his daughter better not leave Brooklyn. Vince doesn't know that he is a Mafioso.

Brooklyn's Scarlett: Susan Hayward: Fire in the Wind

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Author: Gene Arceri
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Brooklyn's Scarlett: Susan Hayward: Fire in the Wind by Gene Arceri Book Resume:

Gene Arceri's fascination with Susan Hayward began as a teenage usher at the Roosevelt Theatre on Flushing, Long Island. New York. And began to shape itself as an idea for a book when he began hosting a talk show over at PBS radio, in San Francisco. Everytime he interviewed someone who had known Hayward he asked : What was she like?". The resulting anecdotes formed the beginning of the extensive research that went into this book. A journey that took him from Brooklyn to Atlanta, with stops everywhere, and in-between wanting face to face interviews, anywhere he could find some insight into this compelling personality. With help from Hayward's brother Walter, it ultimately brought the real person, hitherto to life. To quote Kirkus Review -"This is the book Susan Hayward deserves." Gene is the author of biographies on Elizabeth Taylor, Betty Hutton and Charlie of Nob Hill (San Francisco's reluctant celebrity cat) and a columnist for 10 years for Jo Lee International Magazine. He has been awarded by the Bay Area for several of his written stories. A native New Yorker he currently lives outside San Francisco.

Song of Brooklyn

Song of Brooklyn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0767929993
Author: Marc Eliot
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The voices of Brooklyn: “I’m a Brooklyn guy, it’s in my bones and it’s there in Brooklyn. There’s a certain rhythm you get growing up there. Every Brooklyn kid has it. Always on the right beat. The Bronx, no; Queens, you were out of it; but Brooklyn, that was it.” —Mel Brooks, Williamsburg “Everyone got along because we had one major thing that held everyone in Brooklyn…together: the emergence of big-time sports that happened after World War I. You could be an Irishman, an Italian, and a Jew and you could all be in Ebbets Field, sitting together, rooting for the Dodgers.” —Pete Hamill, Park Slope “I never really saw anyplace in the world as a kid except Brooklyn, so to me Brooklyn was the world. Every avenue was another country. It was a rough place, to be sure. You could say the wrong thing, make the wrong turn and be rubbed or killed, and I guess I was lucky because I had a talent that enabled me to get out . . . A part of me will always be that kid shooting hoops, with a dream in my hand as much as a basketball.” —Stephon Marbury, Coney Island “Both my parents were hard, hands-on workers, and that was the foundation of everything for me. Their work ethic was just over the top, and as a result of that I worked hard no matter what level job I had in the media. I was that tough Brooklyn girl pushing my way to the front, which eventually became the top. I was never afraid of hard work; I was always a go-getter, and that was something that came directly out of being born in Brooklyn. I cherish that, as I cherish my entire upbringing in Brooklyn.” —Maria Bartiromo, Bay Ridge A captivating oral portrait of America's favorite borough, in the words of those who know Brooklyn best—Mel Brooks, Spike Lee, Arthur Miller, Joan Rivers, Norman Mailer, Cousin Brucie, Maria Bartiromo, Pete Hamill, and many other current and former inhabitants. Song of Brooklyn gathers the oral testimony of nearly one hundred Brooklynites past and present, famous and unknown, about a mythic borough that is also an indisputably real place. These witnesses speak eloquently of what it was like back then, when the Dodgers played in Ebbets Field; later, when the borough fell on hard times; and now, when it has come roaring back on the tracks of a real-estate boom, giving it celebrity chic and hipster cred. With this surprising and inspiring renaissance in full swing, the story of Brooklyn is one of the great and still ongoing chapters of the American urban experience, and Song of Brooklyn sings that tune in pitch-perfect key.

OSS

OSS [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1599216582
Author: Richard Harris Smith
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“The best book about America’s first modern secret service.” --Washington Post Book World In the months before World War II, FDR prepared the country for conflict with Germany and Japan by reshuffling various government agencies to create the Office of Strategic Services--America’s first intelligence agency and the direct precursor to the CIA. When he charged William (“Wild Bill”) Donovan, a successful Wall Street lawyer and Wilkie Republican, to head up the office, the die was set for some of the most fantastic and fascinating operations the U.S. government has ever conducted. Author Richard Harris Smith, himself an ex-CIA hand, documents the controversial agency from its conception as a spin-off of the Office of the Coordinator for Information to its demise under Harry Truman and reconfiguration as the CIA. During his tenure, Donovan oversaw a chaotic cast of some ten thousand agents drawn from the most conservative financial scions to the country’s most idealistic New Deal true believers. Together they usurped the roles of government agencies both foreign and domestic, concocted unbelievably complicated conspiracies, and fought the good fight against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan. For example, when OSS operatives stole vital military codebooks from the Japanese embassy in Portugal, the operation was considered a success. But the success turned into a flop as the Japanese discovered what had happened, and hastily changed a code that had already been decrypted by the U.S. Navy. Colorful personalities and truly priceless anecdotes abound in what may arguably be called the most authoritative work on the subject.

Rock Obituaries - Knocking On Heaven's Door

Rock Obituaries - Knocking On Heaven's Door [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857121170
Author: Nick Talevski
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Rock Obituaries - Knocking On Heaven's Door by Nick Talevski Book Resume:

The fascination with tragedy and the subsequent theatre of voyeurism are part of human nature, especially when it involves our icons, celebrities and musicians. Knocking On Heaven's Door is the definitive book of rock 'n' roll, pop, R&B and blues deaths. Often, only the biggest selling artists are written about and sometimes it is the death of a personality that cements their iconic status. Knocking On Heaven's Door not only covers the rock legends who lived hard and died young, this detailed reference contains over 1,000 obituaries of music industry personalities, famous and obscure from mid-fifties to the present day. Alphabetical entries of all the important individuals, including: noteworthy producers, managers, songwriters, record company founders A&R men and even critics, puts all the information at your finger tips. Nick Talevski has spent a decade researching this comprehensive and authoritative reference book and it will be an indispensable and practical addition to every music library, full of irresistible and intriguing information.

The Mafia at Apalachin, 1957

The Mafia at Apalachin, 1957 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786489863
Author: Michael Newton
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The Mafia at Apalachin, 1957 by Michael Newton Book Resume:

On November 14, 1957, state troopers raided an estate in Apalachin, New York, and arrested 59 affluent men, with nearly as many more escaping through the surrounding woods. The next morning’s headlines hailed the gathering as a summit meeting of organized crime, alerting America to the reality of a national Mafia whose existence had been hotly debated. This first in-depth study of that historic meeting chronicles how it changed the course of American history by inspiring federal legislation to crack down on labor racketeering; forcing drastic policy revisions within the U.S. Department of Justice; and prompting charges of criminal fraud in one of America’s most heatedly contested presidential elections. By explaining the context and consequences of the raid, this volume establishes the gathering at Apalachin as a pivotal event in the history of syndicated crime and of the government’s response to the Mafia.

Italian Americans in Law Enforcement

Italian Americans in Law Enforcement [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781453558829
Author: Anne T. Romano Ph. D.
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The Two Mafias

The Two Mafias [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113749137X
Author: Salvatore Lupo
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A realistic understanding of the mafia must avoid depictions both of a monolithic organization and of localized, isolated groups. Here, renowned historian Salvatore Lupo analyzes the mafia as a network of varied relationships and institutions, the result of a complex cultural and social encounter that was shaped by multiple, diverse environments.

Crime and Justice, Volume 49

Crime and Justice, Volume 49 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022670842X
Author: Michael Tonry,Peter Reuter
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Crime and Justice, Volume 49 by Michael Tonry,Peter Reuter Book Resume:

For most Americans, The Godfather, The Sopranos, and the Cosa Nostra exemplify organized crime. In Asia the term conjures up images of Japanese yakuza and Chinese triads, in Italy the Cosa Nostra and ‘Ndrangheta, in Latin America Mexican narco-gangs and Colombian drug cartels, in the Netherlands transnational drug and human trafficking, and in Scandinavia outlaw motorcycle gangs. Some but not all those organizations are “mafias” with centuries-long histories, distinctive cultures, and complicated relationships with local communities and governments. Others are new, large but transitory and with no purpose other than maximizing profits from illegal markets. Organized crime organizations have existed for centuries. Serious scholarly, as opposed to journalistic or law enforcement, efforts to understand them, however, date back only a few decades. Authoritative overviews were, until very recently, impossible. Rigorous, analytically acute, and methodologically sophisticated literatures did not exist. They have begun to emerge. They have developed in many countries, involve work in different languages and disciplines, and deploy a wide range of methods. Organizing Crime: Mafias, Markets, and Networks provides the most exhaustive overview ever published of knowledge about organized crime. It provides intensive accounts of American, Italian, and Dutch developments, covers both national mafias and transnational criminality, and delves in depth into gender, human capital, and money laundering issues. The writers are based in seven countries. To a person they are, or are among, the world’s most distinguished specialists in their subjects. At last, credible explanations and testable hypotheses are available concerning when, why, and under what circumstances mafias and other organized crime organizations come into being, what makes them distinctive, what they do and with what effects, and how to contain them.

The Origin of Organized Crime in America

The Origin of Organized Crime in America [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135854920
Author: David Critchley
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The Origin of Organized Crime in America by David Critchley Book Resume:

While the later history of the New York Mafia has received extensive attention, what has been conspicuously absent until now is an accurate and conversant review of the formative years of Mafia organizational growth. David Critchley examines the Mafia recruitment process, relations with Mafias in Sicily, the role of non-Sicilians in New York’s organized crime Families, kinship connections, the Black Hand, the impact of Prohibition, and allegations that a "new" Mafia was created in 1931. This book will interest Historians, Criminologists, and anyone fascinated by the American Mafia.

Financial Independence (Getting to Point X)

Financial Independence (Getting to Point X) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 111951035X
Author: John J. Vento
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Financial Independence (Getting to Point X) by John J. Vento Book Resume:

Discover how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will change your journey to financial independence and what you need to do now to take advantage of the new law Financial Independence (Getting to Point X) offers practical, time-tested advice for reaching your financial goals—whatever they may be. Whether you’re recovering from debt, putting kids through college, planning for retirement, starting your own business, or just seeking a healthier financial outlook, this book shows you how to get it done. No platitudes or empty advice here—just a clear roadmap to your goals, based on the effective management of the 10 Key Wealth Management Issues that threaten to derail us all. This new second edition has been updated to reflect President Trump’s massive income tax changes. These historic changes will reduce the tax obligation of most Americans, but not all. This is the most significant tax reform in over 30 years, rendering old advice obsolete while opening new opportunities. This edition also includes a new chapter on becoming financially independent by starting your own business. Author John Vento knows exactly what these new laws entail, and this book puts his wisdom of experience to work for you to help you get on track to financial freedom. Saving, budgeting, managing debt, minimizing taxes, and living within your means—all classic financial advice, but easier said than done, right? In this book, you’ll find real, practical advice for actually doing it—to the extent that makes sense for you. Understand the enormous changes taking place in the federal income tax code Learn which financial strategies have become obsolete, and what new opportunities you should take advantage of Negotiate your way through the 10 Key Wealth Management Issues with expert advice Find out if you have what it takes to reach financial independence by starting your own business Follow a clear roadmap to financial independence, no matter how you define it The goal is not perfection on all fronts, it’s simply tailoring your journey to suit your destination. No unnecessary deprivation, no obsessive adjusting—simply paying attention to key issues may be enough, depending on your goal. Regulatory changes close some doors but open others, and opportunities still exist if you know where to look. Financial Independence (Getting to Point X) provides you with a roadmap to financial freedom, so that you can achieve your life goals and dreams.

Thor's Legions

Thor's Legions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1935704141
Author: John Fuller
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Thor's Legions by John Fuller Book Resume:

This book provides insight into the air force weather history from 1937 to 1987. Author John F. Fuller recounts the history of the Air Weather Service from World War II to the Vietnam conflict, introducing its courageous family of forecasters who provided vital weather support for the nation's armed forces and made notable contributions to the field of meteorology. It approaches controversial events leading up to the D-Day, Hiroshima and Nagasaki forecasts. “I'd rate the book a"gem" as a reference book, especially for weather historians.” (H. Michael Mogil, NWA, June 6, 1944)

Journey To Enlightenment

Journey To Enlightenment [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0595901298
Author: Michael D. Baggetta, Msc.D.
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Michael D. Baggetta offers in his book Journey To Enlightenment in simple language a guide to help the reader find true happiness by becoming one with their true purpose in life. Also he teaches that we are more than our thoughts and that we are not just our mind but a higher consciousness. This book is a inspiration story to help thousands of people to open their minds to the truths and live up to their greatest potential by discovering who they really are. Journey To Enlightenment is an easy reading book so that the common person can sit back and enjoy the turbulent life story of the author and follow how he pursues and reaches spiritual enlightenment against all odds. Hopefully after reading this book you will find your own path to true happiness and never give up because there always is an alternative to your life situation.

Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation

Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1487531907
Author: Robin Healey
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation by Robin Healey Book Resume:

Providing the most complete record possible of texts by Italian writers active after 1900, this annotated bibliography covers over 4,800 distinct editions of writings by some 1,700 Italian authors. Many entries are accompanied by useful notes that provide information on the authors, works, translators, and the reception of the translations. This book includes the works of Pirandello, Calvino, Eco, and more recently, Andrea Camilleri and Valerio Manfredi. Together with Robin Healey’s Italian Literature before 1900 in English Translation, also published by University of Toronto Press in 2011, this volume makes comprehensive information on translations from Italian accessible for schools, libraries, and those interested in comparative literature.

Roads to Wisdom, Conversations with Ten Nobel Laureates in Economics

Roads to Wisdom, Conversations with Ten Nobel Laureates in Economics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1848449216
Author: Karen Ilse Horn
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Roads to Wisdom, Conversations with Ten Nobel Laureates in Economics by Karen Ilse Horn Book Resume:

This is a beautifully written and engaging book. At its heart is a series of structured interviews with ten Nobel Memorial Laureates in Economics that provide fascinating insights into the main influences on their career paths and pioneering work. Karen Horn is to be applauded, not just for her wide-ranging scholarship and thought-provoking analysis but also for producing a non-technical yet rigorous book which is eminently accessible to non-specialists. In short this an excellent volume which comes highly recommended. Howard R. Vane, Liverpool John Moores University, UK Karen Horn s questions are insightful, her notes are accurate and informative, and her summing up of the central question of creativity that she poses in the book is cogent and to the point. All in all, this book is difficult to put down and I can t imagine any reader who will not fail to learn a great deal about economics along the way. Mark Blaug, University of London and University of Buckingham, UK Karen Horn s remarkable interviews with ten Nobel Laureates explore the conditions required for scientific progress by navigating the roads to wisdom in economic science. How does progress in economic theory come about? Where do path-breaking ideas come from? What is it that has enabled these outstanding scholars to make their substantial contributions? How deep are the footprints of a particular historical situation, how strong the political tide or the state-of-the-art in economics, and how influential is personal history on their individual roads to wisdom? Analytical answers to these fundamental questions are presented in this insightful collection of deep and highly inspiring conversations with Nobel Laureates Paul A. Samuelson, Kenneth J. Arrow, James M. Buchanan, Robert M. Solow, Gary S. Becker, Douglass C. North, Reinhard Selten, George A. Akerlof, Vernon L. Smith and Edmund S. Phelps. Superbly supplemented with concise overviews of the Nobel Laureates lives and works, these fascinating discussions culminate with a comprehensive inquiry into progress in economic theory. As such, this eloquent and highly accessible book will prove to be a compelling read for scholars and students of the discipline, and all those with an interest in economics and the history of economic thought.

Brooklyn Birth: Sicilian Soul

Brooklyn Birth: Sicilian Soul [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1622877527
Author: F. Anthony D'Alessandro
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
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Brooklyn Birth: Sicilian Soul by F. Anthony D'Alessandro Book Resume:

Brooklyn Birth: Sicilian Soul consists of the poet's award winning and published poetry. It follows his life from a child in Brooklyn to teaching days, marriage, fatherhood, and grand parenting. The poetry presents a verbal canvas of his days spent on commercial boats, to late night stickball games on steamy streets, savory spaghetti Sundays surrounded by foods and family. The book details the discovery of his one romantic love, breathtaking exciting births of children and grandchildren, tells of lessons learned, countless students taught, and honors Vietnam heroes. It captures the wondrous journey of a humble writer. Keywords: Poetry, Italian, Brooklyn, Memoir, Family, Travelogue, Vietnam, Teacher, Sicilian, Florida

Sculpting Doughboys

Sculpting Doughboys [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351549758
Author: Jennifer Wingate
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Sculpting Doughboys by Jennifer Wingate Book Resume:

Redressing the neglect of World War I memorials in art history scholarship and memory studies, Sculpting Doughboys considers the hundreds of sculptures of American soldiers that dominated the nation's sculptural commemorative landscape after World War I. To better understand these 'doughboys', the name given to both members of the American Expeditionary Forces and the memorials erected in their image, this volume also considers their sculptural alternatives, including depictions of motherhood, nude male allegories, and expressions of anti-militarism. It addresses why doughboy sculptures came to occupy such a significant presence in interwar commemoration, even though art critics objected to their unrefined realism, by considering the social upheavals of the Red Scare, America's burgeoning consumer and popular culture, and the ambitions and idiosyncrasies of artists and communities across the country. In doing so, this study also highlights the social and cultural tensions of the period as debates grew over art's changing role in society and as more women and immigrant sculptors vied for a place and a voice in America's public sphere. Finally, Sculpting Doughboys addresses the fate of these memorials nearly a century after they were dedicated and poses questions for reframing our relationship with war memorials today.