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  • The Violent Yearsby Paul R. Kavieff

    Barricade Books 2001; US$ 9.99

    The Violent Years , a companion volume to author Paul Kavieff?s best-selling book, The Purple Gang , is the story of Prohibition-era Detroit, a place of tremendous wealth and brutal violence. For those found with new prosperity after World War I ended, it became a status symbol to have one?s own personal bootlegger and to hobnob with known gangsters.... more...

  • Bin Ladenby Adam Robinson

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Osama bin Laden is still a vivid symbol of outrage and tragedy in the American imagination. One of the most-recognized faces of terror, bin Laden has presented himself to the world as a paragon of ascetic virtue. Journalist Adam Robinson tells a far different story.... more...

  • Made Menby Greg B. Smith

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 7.99

    For years, the DeCavalcantes, the most powerful Mob family in Jersey, labored in the shadows of the more famous families in New York?the likes of the Gambinos and the Columbos. Dismissed by the big-city capos, the DeCavalcantes finally came into their own when they found their lives mirrored in the television hit, The Sopranos . Overnight it legitimized... more...

  • Getting Away With Murderby Richard D. Mahoney

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Getting Away With Murder is an explosive investigation into the death of an American hero, the strange case of the ?American Taliban,? and why we never got the truth about either?until now. When John Walker Lindh was arrested in November 2001, Americans were shocked to learn that one of our own had fought for the Taliban. He would come under further... more...

  • The Mafia and the Machineby Frank R. Hayde

    Barricade Books 2008; US$ 10.99

    The story of the American Mafia is not complete without a chapter on Kansas City. The City of Fountains has appeared in The Godfather, Casino, and The Sopranos, but many Midwesterners are not aware that Kansas City has affected the fortunes of the entire underworld. In The Mafia and the Machine, author Frank Hayde ties in every major name in organized... more...

  • Undercoverby Olaf Stieglitz

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 34.68

    Denunziationen unterliegen auch in den USA einem moralischen Tabu. Sie gelten als geradezu unamerikanisch. Trotzdem war und ist die Denunziation allgegenwärtig, sie wurde verübt und bewertet, sie wurde verachtet oder als patriotische Pflicht gewürdigt. Olaf Stieglitz schildert, welche Rolle Überwachung und Spitzeltum seit dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts... more...

  • Gewalt ohne Ausweg?by Matteo Albanese; Joost Augusteijn; Gisela Diewald-Kerkmann; Robert Gerwarth; Beatrice de Graaf; Lutz Häfner; Alexandra Locher; Jacco Pekelder; Jörg Requate; Stefanie Schüler-Springorum; Peter Waldmann; Klaus Weinhauer; Philipp Zessin; Klaus Weinhauer; Jörg Requate

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 38.04

    Terrorismus, so die Grundthese dieses Bandes, ist ein kommunikativer Akt. Die Gewalt ist kein Selbstzweck, sondern soll Botschaften transportieren und maximale Aufmerksamkeit erzielen. Die Beiträge des Bandes untersuchen die kommunikative Verflechtung terroristischer Gewalt mit staatlichem Handeln und der Mediengesellschaft. Analysiert werden Attentate... more...

  • Syria through Jihadist Eyesby Nibras Kazimi

    Hoover Institution Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    With field notes accumulated in a Syrian environment not generally hospitable to research and inquiry, Nibras Kazimi provides a unique view of the Syrian regime and its base at home, filling a void in our understanding of the intelligence barons and soldiers who run that country. He offers a look at the tactical, propagandists and strategic ingredients... more...

  • The World's Most Evil Gangsby Nigel Blundell

    John Blake 2013; US$ 8.99

    The darkest depths of the organized underworld, from mobsters in the U.S. to Hells Angels in Germany to child armies in Africa   Historically, those outside the law have always tended to band together in pursuit of riches and power, eventually spawning the murky, brutal world of today's organized crime discussed here. This book traces the origins... more...

  • Die Wehrhafte Demokratie und der Rechtsextremismus: Wie sich der Staat gegen seine Verfassungsfeinde wehrtby Christoph Dressler

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 22.34

    Das Phänomen des Rechtsextremismus stellt die Bundesrepublik seit ihrer Gründung immer wieder vor eine besondere Herausforderung und ist auch gegenwärtig ein Problem, mit dem sich die Demokratie auseinandersetzen muss.In diesem Zusammenhang wird immer wieder auf das Konzept der streitbaren Demokratie verwiesen, welches als Lösung für das Problem des... more...