1000 Facts About Supervillains Vol 3

Autore: James Egan
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326621033
Grandezza: 20,26 MB
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Boston Mafia

Autore: Mark Silverman
Editore: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515118114
Grandezza: 69,79 MB
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An amazing compilation of first hand Whitey Bulger, Winter Hill Gang, and Italian mafia stories as told by Boston Organized Crime figure, Mark Silverman. Silverman recalls his own deadly encounter with notorious Irish Mob Boss, James "Whitey" Bulger along with actual FBI recordings of the most sacred Italian tradition; an actual induction ceremony. Silverman compares his inside views with those of other highly regarded mob writers. Boston Mafia Chronicles the history of the Winter Hill Gang and the New England mafia through the eyes and ears of Boston organized crime figure Mark Silverman along with supplemental material from some of the most well known and respected journalists who have covered the mafia for over thirty years. Silverman explains how shifting allegiances and internal power struggles have moved the power base from Providence to Boston and back again. In 1988 Frank Cadillac Salemme was released from prison and decided to rekindle his criminal partnership with his old pals Whitey Bulger and Stevie Flemmi which led to at least six mob related killings in 1991 and sparked an all out power play in the New England mafia. The next six years brought with it a slew of underworld slayings. Some were personal while others were directly related to Salemme's grab for power. By 1995 a grand jury handed down a sweeping indictment that included Salemme, Bulger and Flemmi. While Flemmi decided to stick around, Bulger and Salemme high tailed it out of Boston. Salemme headed to West Palm Beach, Florida and was apprehended seven months later and brought back to Boston to face charges ranging from extortion to murder. Bulger lasted over16 years on the lam. It was not long before Salemme found out that Bulger and Flemmi had been informing on him since the 70's. He was approached by Attorney General Janet Reno to make a deal and deliver payback to the FBI and the back stabbing mobsters. Reno wanted to bring down Boston FBI agent John Connolly who allowed Bulger and Flemmi to rule unabated for two decades. Many mafia story lines have an all-too similar ring to them. Not this book. Silverman threads the needle with this impressive back story surrounding the mysterious relationship between Whitey Bulger and the FBI. Millions were netted by Bulger's crew and FBI agents. But where did all the money go?

Comparatv Criminol Pt2 Ils 200

Autore: Hermann Mannheim
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136264973
Grandezza: 66,25 MB
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The way in which education is provided for deaf children is changing, as are the demands made on teachers, both in special settings and in mainstream schools. This book offers a comprehensive account of recent research and current issues in educational policy, psychology, linguistics and audiology, as they relate to the education of the deaf and includes detailed information about further reading. It should be of interest to student teachers and teachers of the deaf, teachers in mainstream schools, academics working in the area of deafness and disability, audiologists and cochlear implant teams, parents of deaf children, and members of the deaf community.

Lynching And Vigilantism In The United States

Autore: Norton H. Moses
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301773
Grandezza: 23,50 MB
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Filling a void in the history of American collective violence, this bibliography includes over 4,200 works dealing with vigilante movements and lynchings.

Marvel Graphic Novels And Related Publications

Autore: Robert G. Weiner
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 0786451157
Grandezza: 63,53 MB
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"This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel's mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication's title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis"--Provided by publisher.


Autore: Peter Benchley
Editore: Fawcett
ISBN: 0307828662
Grandezza: 77,75 MB
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Here is Peter Benchley’s classic suspense novel of shark versus man, which was made into the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie. The Jaws phenomenon changed popular culture and continues to inspire a growing interest in sharks and the oceans today. When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the early 1970s, he meticulously researched all available data about shark behavior. Over the ensuing decades, Benchley was actively engaged with scientists and filmmakers on expeditions around the world as they expanded their knowledge of sharks. Also during this time, there was an unprecedented upswing in the number of sharks killed to make shark-fin soup, and Benchley worked with governments and nonprofits to sound the alarm for shark conservation. He encouraged each new generation of Jaws fans to enjoy his riveting tale and to channel their excitement into support and protection of these magnificent, prehistoric apex predators. This edition of Jaws contains bonus content from Peter Benchley’s archives, including the original typed title page, a brainstorming list of possible titles, a letter from Benchley to producer David Brown with honest feedback on the movie adaptation, and excerpts from Benchley’s book Shark Trouble highlighting his firsthand account of writing Jaws, selling it to Universal Studios, and working with Steven Spielberg. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A tightly written, tautly paced study of terror [that] makes us tingle.”—The Washington Post “Powerful . . . [Benchley’s] story grabs you at once.”—The New York Times Book Review “Relentless terror . . . You’d better steel yourself for this one. It isn’t a tale for the faint of heart.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Pure engrossment from the very opening . . . a fine story told with style, class, and a splendid feeling for suspense.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Black Panther By Christopher Priest

Autore: Christopher Priest
Editore: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 1302485512
Grandezza: 39,14 MB
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It's Black Panther vs. Iron Man (with Wolverine in the middle) in the blockbuster sequel to Enemy of the State II! Secrets are revealed, punches are thrown and King Solomon's Frogs wreak havoc...but who is the second Panther? Plus: Flash forward to T'Challa's old age, where the once and future king has washed his hands of the outside world. Will he come out of retirement to save Everett K. Ross' life? And travel back to the Old West, as T'Challa finds himself in the middle of 1986's THOR #370! COLLECTING: BLACK PANTHER (1998) #36-49, #57-58; INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #33; THOR (1966) #370; MATERIAL FROM MARVEL DOUBLE-SHOT #2.

The Letters Of Samuel Johnson Volume Iii

Autore: Samuel Johnson
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400862132
Grandezza: 55,11 MB
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The Hyde Edition offers scores of texts transcribed for the first time from the original documents a feature of special importance in the case of Johnson's revealing letters to Hester Thrale, many of which have been available only in expurgated form. The Hyde Edition is also the first systematically to record substantive deletions, which can yield intimate knowledge of Johnson's stylistic procedures, mental habits, and chains of association. Furthermore, its ownership credits document the current disposition of the manuscripts, hundreds of which have changed hands during the last four decades. Finally, the annotation of the letters incorporates the many significant discoveries of postwar Johnsonian scholarship, as well as decoding references that had previously resisted explanation. The result is a far richer understanding of Samuel Johnson's life, work, and milieu. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

One Punch Man

Editore: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421585277
Grandezza: 63,69 MB
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Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem—he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! An emergency summons gathers Class S heroes at headquarters...and Saitama tags along. There, they learn that the great seer Shibabawa left the following prophecy: “The Earth is in danger!" What in the world is going to happen?!

Totalitarianism And Political Religions Volume Iii

Autore: Hans Maier
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134063180
Grandezza: 21,35 MB
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Available for the first time in English language translation, the third volume of Totalitarianism and Political Religions completes the set. It provides a comprehensive overview of key theories and theorists of totalitarianism and of political religions, from Hannah Arendt and Raymond Aron to Leo Strauss and Simone Weill. Edited by the eminent Professor Hans Maier, it represents a major study, examining how new models for understanding political history arose from the experience of modern despotic regimes. Where volumes one and two were concerned with questioning the common elements between twentieth century despotic regimes - Communism, Fascism, National Socialism, Maoism – this volume draws a general balance. It brings together the findings of research undertaken during the decade 1992-2002 with the cooperation of leading philosophers, historians and social scientists for the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Munich. Following the demise of Italian Fascism (1943-45), German National Socialism (1945) and Soviet Communism (1989-91), a comparative approach to the three regimes is possible. A broad field of interpretation of the entire phenomenon of totalitarian and political religions opens up. This comprehensive study examines a vast topic which affects the political and historical landscape over the whole of the last century. Moreover, dictatorships and their motivations are still present in current affairs, today in the twenty-first century. The three volumes of Totalitarianism and Political Religions are a vital resource for scholars of fascism, Nazism, communism, totalitarianism, comparative politics and political theory.