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- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00
They called it Satan?s Circus?a square mile of Midtown Manhattan where vice ruled, sin flourished, and depravity danced in every doorway. At the turn of the twentieth century, it was a place where everyone from the chorus girls to the beat cops was on the take and where bad boys became wicked men; a place where an upstanding young policeman such as... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99
Before the notorious Five Families dominated U.S. organized crime, there was the one-fingered criminal genius Giuseppe Morello and his lethal coterie. Combining first-rate scholarship and pulse-quickening action, Mike Dash brings to life this little-known story, following the rise of the Mafia in America from the 1890s to the 1920s, from the villages... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 12.99
The true story of the mad heretic who led history's bloodiest mutiny - 'An adult version of LORD OF THE FLIES that is, moreover, entirely true' Evening Standard When the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 12.99
'A fascinating exploration of human greed and self-delusion and also a tribute to our ageless search for beauty' DEBORAH MOGGACH. In 1630s' Holland thousands of people, from the wealthiest merchants to the lowest street traders, were caught up in a frenzy of buying and selling. The object of the speculation was not oil or gold, but the tulip, a... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 13.99
Before Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, there was the one-fingered, cunning Giuseppe Morello and his murderous coterie of brothers. Had it not been for Morello, the world may never have heard of 'men of honour', the code of omertaor Mafia wars. This explosive book tells the story of the first family of New York, and how this extended close-knit clan of... more...
- Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.90
For nearly two centuries, Thugs haunted the roads of India, slaughtering travellers whom they met along the way. Mike Dahs tells the story of the Thugs' rise and fall from the cult's beginnings in the late seventeenth century to its demise at the hands of British East India Company officer William Sleeman in 1840. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 17.00
From the bestselling author of Tulipomania comes Batavia?s Graveyard , the spellbinding true story of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and survival. It was the autumn of 1628, and the Batavia, the Dutch East India Company?s flagship, was loaded with a king?s ransom in gold, silver, and gems for her maiden voyage to Java. The Batavia was the pride of... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 13.95
In the 1630s, visitors to the prosperous trading cities of the Netherlands couldn't help but notice that thousands of normally sober, hardworking Dutch citizens from every walk of life were caught up in an extraordinary frenzy of buying and selling. The object of this unprecedented speculation was the tulip, a delicate and exotic Eastern import that... more...