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  • Ganglandby Paul Williams

    The O'Brien Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    Number 1 Bestseller Gangland! investigates who is pulling the strings behind the scenes - the families that form the Irish mafia - and examines the way in which their net has spread across Ireland and beyond. more...

  • The Octopusby Joe Pieri

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 9.99

    This book reveals a shocking and sensational story: the mafia and the huge syndicates it controls have infiltrated the government in Italy, the US, the highest levels of the Catholic Church, and in modern times, are even implicated in the murder of an American president and the pope. At lower levels of criminality the mafia is omnipresent - from prostitution,... more...

  • Selling Guantánamoby John Hickman

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 24.95

    In the aftermath of 9/11, few questioned the political narrative provided by the White House about Guantánamo and the steady stream of prisoners delivered there from half a world away. The Bush administration gave various rationales for the detention of the prisoners captured in the War on Terror: they represented extraordinary threats to the American... more...

  • Hell To Payby Neal Hall

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 13.99

    Michael Plante, a low-level Hells Angels dog's body in Vancouver, is arrested for extortion in 2003. Coincidentally, police intercept a boat carrying cocaine from Colombia to Vancouver, a shipment arranged by the East End chapter of Vancouver's Hells Angels. The cops need to send someone inside to gather evidence that can be used to arrest and convict... more...

  • Montreal's Irish Mafiaby D'Arcy O'Connor

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 13.99

    From the early days as hired muscle for the Italian and Jewish mafias, tunnelling into bank vaults in the '50s and '60s, to the legendary truck heists and bank stick-ups in the '70s, Montreal's Irish mafia-otherwise known as the West End Gang-has managed to pull off some of the most daring and complicated robberies and smuggling operations in Canadian... more...

  • 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...

  • Getting Away With Murderby Richard D. Mahoney

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Reluctant Heroby Michael Benfante; Dave Hollander

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 24.99

    On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Michael Benfante went to work, just like he had day after day, at his office on eighty-first floor in the World Trade Center North Tower. Moments after the first plane struck, just twelve floors above him, Benfante organized his terrified employees, getting them out the office and moving down the stairwells. On... more...

  • Bin Ladenby Nick 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...

  • Be Silent or Be Killedby Roger Hunt

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 11.99

    On 26 November 2008, India came under a series of horrific terrorist attacks which killed more than 150 people, and injured hundreds more. Scottish banker Roger Hunt was staying at the Oberoi Trident Hotel in Mumbai and found himself caught up in the siege. Trapped in his hotel room, defenceless against the suicidal terrorists killing people in cold... more...