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- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99
Featuring a brand-new introduction by the author, this New York Times bestseller presents an inside exposé of mob boss Sam Giancanatalented businessman, Las Vegas entrepreneur, ruthless killer, and outside player for the CIA?s dirtiest deeds. Giancana clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al Capone. He partied... more...
- Robert Hale 2014; US$ 7.28
<div>The Water Doctor's Daughters is the fascinating tale of Dr James Marsden, a wealthy nineteenth-century homeopathist and water-cure practitioner, and his troubled family life. Though Marsden's children grew up knowing some of the most famous personalities of the day, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Tennyson, they were severely... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78
Late in 1873, London was gripped by the astonishing story emerging from the highest court in the land, where four American conmen were on trial for attempting the greatest financial scam the world had ever seen. Their leader, Austin Bidwell, had hatched a plan of devilish ingenuity which were it not for one tiny stroke of bad luck would have ended... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 15.13
Sie erhitzen die Gemüter, bieten attraktiven Stoff für die Medien und fordern Politik und Justiz heraus. Skandale beschäftigen den Obstverkäufer genauso wie den Journalisten und den Politiker. Rücktritte, Titelaberkennungen und "Shitstorms" sind jedoch nur eine Seite der Medaille: Skandale erfüllen auch eine wichtige gesellschaftliche Funktion.... more...
- Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 167.40
Ein am Strafzweck der Prävention ausgerichtetes Strafrecht Sinne führt entgegen der oft geäußerten Befürchtung nicht automatisch zu mehr Verboten und harter Bestrafung. Die erforderliche rechtsstaatliche Begrenzung leistet der verfassungsrechtliche Grundsatz der Verhältnismäßigkeit. Wie der Verfasser zeigt, erweist sich dieser gegenüber dem klassischen... more...
- Lyons Press 2013; US$ 17.99
A vain man of good looks but no family ties to the Mob, Vincent ?Vinny Gorgeous? Basciano worked his way up to acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, becoming its leader when official boss Joseph Massino went to prison in 2003. When the Mafia was crawling with secret operatives and informants caving to government pressure to flip, Basciano steadfastly... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 16.99
On 15 September 2003, two Singaporean students at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Tony Tan Poh Chuan and Tay Chow Lyang, were brutally murdered in their apartment. More than eight months later, their housemate and fellow Singaporean, Ram Tiwary, was arrested for their murders. Although Ram proclaimed innocence, he was found guilty in 2006... more...
- Barricade Books 2015; US$ 9.99
Father of Organized Crime, Lucky Luciano?born poor in Sicily, came to New York?s Lower East Side in the early 1920s. His pals were Irish, Jewish and Italian?s criminals. During WWII, Lucky made a deal with the US Government freeing him from prison, returning to Italy, working for the Allies. At war?s end back in America his Cuban Casino connection... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 7.28
On Wednesday 2nd June 2010, the villages and towns of West Cumbria awoke to an ordinary sunny day. Hours later, 12 people lay dead and 11 more were wounded after taxi driver Derrick Bird embarked on a terrifying killing spree. This is the tragic story of one of Britain's most shocking criminal atrocities. more...
- Melbourne University Publishing 2014; US$ 13.33
Once upon a time in Melbourne there was a gigolo who thought he was a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was then murdered in broad daylight on a suburban street. His execution, top brass believed, was organised by police. The aftershocks of this killing?and the murder of a state witness and his wife inside their fortress home?rocked... more...