Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.

Killing the Mob

Killing the Mob
The Fight Against Organized Crime in America

by Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2021-05-04
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1250273668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the tenth book in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard take on their most controversial subject yet: The Mob. Killing the Mob is the tenth book in Bill O'Reilly's #1 New York Times bestselling series of popular narrative histories, with sales of nearly 18 million copies worldwide, and over 320 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses. Covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, O’Reilly and Dugard trace the prohibition-busting bank robbers of the Depression Era, such as John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby-Face Nelson. In addition, the authors highlight the creation of the Mafia Commission, the power struggles within the “Five Families,” the growth of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, the mob battles to control Cuba, Las Vegas and Hollywood, as well as the personal war between the U.S. Attorney General Bobby Kennedy and legendary Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa. O’Reilly and Dugard turn these legendary criminals and their true-life escapades into a read that rivals the most riveting crime novel. With Killing the Mob, their hit series is primed for its greatest success yet.

Sassy

Sassy
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State

From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State
Race and the Death Penalty in America

by Austin Sarat

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2006-05-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780814769799
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since 1976, over forty percent of prisoners executed in American jails have been African American or Hispanic. This trend shows little evidence of diminishing, and follows a larger pattern of the violent criminalization of African American populations that has marked the country's history of punishment. In a bold attempt to tackle the looming question of how and why the connection between race and the death penalty has been so strong throughout American history, Ogletree and Sarat headline an interdisciplinary cast of experts in reflecting on this disturbing issue. Insightful original essays approach the topic from legal, historical, cultural, and social science perspectives to show the ways that the death penalty is racialized, the places in the death penalty process where race makes a difference, and the ways that meanings of race in the United States are constructed in and through our practices of capital punishment. From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State not only uncovers the ways that race influences capital punishment, but also attempts to situate the linkage between race and the death penalty in the history of this country, in particular the history of lynching. In its probing examination of how and why the connection between race and the death penalty has been so strong throughout American history, this book forces us to consider how the death penalty gives meaning to race as well as why the racialization of the death penalty is uniquely American.

Before the Killing Fields

Before the Killing Fields
Witness to Cambodia and the Vietnam War

by Leslie Fielding

  • Publisher : I B Tauris & Company Limited
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the mid-1960s, Cambodia's position within South East Asia was highly vulnerable. The Americans were embroiled in war in Vietnam, the Viet Cong were gaining control over Cambodian frontier areas. This book presents a portrait of a country poised between peace and war.

Hollywood Gangsters

Hollywood Gangsters
A Book

by Geoff Andrew

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780831745103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Accountant's Story

The Accountant's Story
Inside the Violent World of the Medellín Cartel

by Roberto Escobar

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2009-02-25
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0446543691
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I have many scars. Some of them are physical, but many more are scars on my soul. A bomb sent to kill me while I was in a maximum security prison has made me blind, yet now I see the world more clearly than I have ever seen it before. I have lived an incredible adventure. I watched as my brother, Pablo Escobar, became the most successful criminal in history, but also a hero to many of the people of Colombia. My brother was loved and he was feared. Hundreds of thousands of people marched in his funeral procession, and certainly as many people celebrated his death." These are the words of Roberto Escobar-the top accountant for the notorious and deadly Medellen Cartel, and brother of Pablo Escobar, the most famous drug lord in history. At the height of his reign, Pablo's multibillion-dollar operation smuggled tons of cocaine each week into countries all over the world. Roberto and his ten accountants kept track of all the money. Only Pablo and Roberto knew where it was stashed-and what it bought. And the amounts of money were simply staggering. According to Roberto, it cost $2,500 every month just to purchase the rubber bands needed to wrap the stacks of cash. The biggest problem was finding a place to store it: from secret compartments in walls and beneath swimming pools to banks and warehouses everywhere. There was so much money that Roberto would sometimes write off ten percent as "spoilage," meaning either rats had chewed up the bills or dampness had ruined the cash. Roberto writes about the incredible violence of the cartel, but he also writes of the humanitarian side of his brother. Pablo built entire towns, gave away thousands of houses, paid people's medical expenses, and built schools and hospitals. Yet he was responsible for the horrible deaths of thousands of people. In short, this is the story of a world of riches almost beyond mortal imagination, and in his own words, Roberto Escobar tells all: building a magnificent zoo at Pablo's opulent home, the brothers' many escapes into the jungles of Colombia, devising ingenious methods to smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States, bribing officials with literally millions of dollars-and building a personal army to protect the Escobar family against an array of enemies sworn to kill them. Few men in history have been more beloved-or despised-than Pablo Escobar. Now, for the first time, his story is told by the man who knew him best: his brother, Roberto.

Contemporary Issues in Cost Accounting

Contemporary Issues in Cost Accounting
A Discipline in Transition

by Hector R. Anton,Peter Arthur Firmin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 531
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Psychology, Principles and Applications

Psychology, Principles and Applications
A Book

by Thelburn Laroy Engle

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1945
  • Pages : 549
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Successful California Accountant

The Successful California Accountant
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Conflict and Consensus in American History

Conflict and Consensus in American History
A Book

by Allen Freeman Davis,Harold D. Woodman

  • Publisher : D C Heath & Company
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Jim Crow Encyclopedia

The Jim Crow Encyclopedia
A Book

by Nikki L. M. Brown,Barry M. Stentiford

  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 915
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the essential ready reference to understand American history post Reconstruction.

Selling Satan

Selling Satan
The Evangelical Media and the Mike Warnke Scandal

by Mike Hertenstein,Michael Hertenstein,Jon Trott

  • Publisher : Cornerstone PressChicago
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mike Warnke, the confessed defector from the Enemy's elite corps, parlayed his grisly tales of satanism into a 20-year success that evaporated in 1992 when Cornerstone magazine exposed his story as a fraud. Here the author of the original expose examines how Warnke was able to fool the public for so long.

Race, Racism, and the Death Penalty in the United States

Race, Racism, and the Death Penalty in the United States
A Book

by Adalberto Aguirre

  • Publisher : Vande Vere Pub Limited
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jim Kobak's Kirkus Reviews

Jim Kobak's Kirkus Reviews
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Killing Joke

A Killing Joke
A Book

by Mark Daniel

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN : 9780451175489
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide

Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Certified Public Accountant

The Certified Public Accountant
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1932
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Clevenger's Practice Manual of New York

Clevenger's Practice Manual of New York
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1930
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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California Accountant

California Accountant
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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