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The Gangster

The Gangster
Isaac Bell #9

by Clive Cussler,Justin Scott

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2016-03-24
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1405923822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Join Private Detective Isaac Bell as he navigates the seedy back alleys of New York, in the ninth book in the action-packed series from Sunday Times bestseller Clive Cussler. Crime, corruption and murder. . . a vicious organisation is terrorising the city and only one man can stop them. THE PERPETRATORS It is 1906 and in New York City the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a menacing spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. THE INVESTIGATOR Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special "Black Hand Squad," but the gangsters appear to be everywhere. So much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitator mobs emerging, other criminals using the Black Hand name to further terrorise the city. WHERE WILL IT LEAD? But then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last. Bell knows that copycat or not he's facing a lethal organisation, and to his dismay their ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all. *** 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail 'The Adventure King' Sunday Express 'Nobody does it better... nobody!' Stephen Coonts 'Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post

The Gangster We Are All Looking For

The Gangster We Are All Looking For
A Book

by Thuy Le

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2015-11-19
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1509825304
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1978, six Vietnamese refugees were pulled from the sea just off California. In San Diego, a little girl's matter-of-fact innocence masks the ghostly traumas that still haunt her: the cataclysm that engulfed her homeland; the memory of a brother who drowned; the heartbreaking spectacle of her parents trying to make a new home, their struggle backlit by the memory of a forbidden love when they were young. lê thi diem thúy has revealed a world of great beauty and enormous sorrows. The Gangster We Are All Looking For is an authentically original novel about remembering and forgetting, about home and family, and about trying to find a place - and voice - in a new world. 'A beautiful, deeply moving story of a family. The more I read, the more I felt the family was mine' Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated 'lê's novel flows in luminous paragraphs that mingle past and present' VOGUE

The Gangster

The Gangster
A Book

by C.S. Poe

  • Publisher : Emporium Press
  • Release : 2021-01-12
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1952133254
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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1881—Special Agent Gillian Hamilton, magic caster for the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam, has recovered from injuries obtained while in Shallow Grave, Arizona. Now back in New York City, Gillian makes an arrest on New Year’s Eve that leads to information on a gangster, known only as Tick Tock, who’s perfected utilizing elemental magic ammunition. This report complicates Gillian’s holiday plans, specifically those with infamous outlaw, Gunner the Deadly, who promised they’d ring in 1882 together. The two men stand on the cusp of a romance that needs to be explored intimately and privately. But when Gillian’s residence is broken into by a magical mechanical man who tries to murder him on behalf of Tick Tock, he and Gunner must immediately investigate the city’s ruthless street gangs before the illegal magic becomes a threat that cannot be contained. This might be their most wild adventure yet, but criminal undergrounds can’t compare to the dangers of the heart. Gillian must balance his career in law enforcement with his love for a vigilante, or lose both entirely. The novel-length follow-up to The Engineer, in the exciting new steampunk series, Magic & Steam.

The Gangster's Cousin

The Gangster's Cousin
Growing Up in the Luciano Family

by Salvatore "Sal" Lucania

  • Publisher : WildBlue Press
  • Release : 2019-06-21
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1948239264
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The autobiography of a member of Charles “Lucky” Luciano’s Mafia family. “The reader gets a real sense of code, of honor, courage and commitment” (London TV). “I was born an outlaw in outlaw culture. I refused to be forced into the powerless class of the ordinary, law-abiding citizen. I always saw things from outside the box because I was born outside the box, so I was free to think for myself.” Born in 1942, Salvatore “Sal” Lucania was not only raised but educated by the streets of East Harlem. Dropping out of his Catholic high school at fifteen after punching out a priest, a formal education was not Sal’s future. As such, it would have been easy to fall into the trappings of “made man” status in the mafia, like his cousin Charles “Lucky” Luciano. But Sal had a different vision of the future, if he could just escape the confines of his neighborhood and defy the ways of the people in power: the bullies, the “ruling class,” local government corruption and his own mafia family culture—in order to create a different life than the one fate might have otherwise intended. The Gangster’s Cousin is a wonderfully different take on the usual Mafia story. Sal’s memoir takes the reader on a sometimes exciting, sometimes poignant, and often humorous adventure as he finds himself in unbelievable situations and meeting an array of unique and funny characters along the way. Follow Sal’s one-of-a-kind perspective and find out why he strives so hard to stay ahead of a different type of criminal class—the people who make the rules.

The Gangster Diaries

The Gangster Diaries
A Book

by Dr. Joe Ferry

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0359479901
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Gangster of Love

The Gangster of Love
Johnny "Guitar" Watson: Performer, Preacher, Pimp EXTENDED EDITION

by Vincent Bakker

  • Publisher : Vincent Bakker
  • Release : 2014-03-13
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN : 1495337324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The only biography of Johnny "Guitar" Watson (1935-1996) paints an intriguing portrait of the American blues funk composer. His fans appreciate his historical role in black American music. Rappers honored him with samples. In this book tens of musicians reveal the life story of the struggling guitarist who became eternal with Gangster Of Love and A Real Mother For Ya. Besides hundreds of others, the love bandit had three First Ladies he lived with for years. They tell their untold love stories and explain how they stimulated his music as Muse, and how they financed his music business as Maecenas, helping him to produce gold albums by working as prostitute, thief or booster. His musicians reveal: how did he compose his incredible oeuvre? This book includes: The first complete Discography with 284 songs, Hundreds of songs composed or produced by Watson for others, songs he features on, his songs covered or sampled by others, Index with hundreds of related artists, Extended stories of Frank Zappa on John Watson and Watson on Zappa, 660 References, 300 Illustrations, of which 4 in full color. EXTENDED EDITION (First Edition April 2009), corrected by music author Fred Rothwell (UK), with 50% more pages and 150% more Illustrations.

The Gangster's Muse

The Gangster's Muse
A Book

by Supriya Parulekar

  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Release : 2013-11-11
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 148281448X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Gangsters Muse is a light read something you can catch up with a cup of afternoon tea or coffee. Its protagonist Meghna, a software professional chucks her high-salaried job and assumes the role of a house-wife after marriage. Very soon she is disappointed as her husband Ashutosh gets caught in the recession and loses his job. He gets a new job but has to move house. The new surroundings upset him and sends him in emotional turmoil. He keeps to himself, rarely acknowledges Meghnas presence which unsettles her and their relationship. Meghna in bid to keep herself busy takes up a counsellors job with Infinite Helpline under the name of Angel. Unknown to her a storm is brewing in her direction. Gangster Malli on run calls the helpline in desperate attempt to drive away his loneliness and befriends Angel aka Meghna. He gets a brainwave to use Angel to retrieve the diamonds he has stashed in safe hiding away from his boss Zuber. Malli kidnaps Ashutosh and forces Meghna to risk her life in bid to get the diamonds for him. Meghnas friends Jaanvi, Chaitanya and Krishna jump in to the adventure. A crazy, hip hop thriller; must read.

A Companion to the Gangster Film

A Companion to the Gangster Film
A Book

by George S. Larke-Walsh

  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 2018-11-29
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : 111904166X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A companion to the study of the gangster film’s international appeal spanning the Americas, Europe, and Asia A Companion to the Gangster Film presents a comprehensive overview of the newest scholarship on the contemporary gangster film genre as a global phenomenon. While gangster films are one of America’s most popular genres, gangster movies appear in every film industry across the world. With contributions from an international panel of experts, A Companion to the Gangster Film explores the popularity of gangster films across three major continents, the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The authors acknowledge the gangster genre’s popularity and examine the reasons supporting its appeal to twenty-first century audiences across the globe. The book examines common themes across all three continents such as production histories and reception, gender race and sexuality, mafia mythologies, and politics. In addition, the companion clearly shows that no national cinema develops in isolation and that cinema is a truly global popular art form. This important guide to the gangster film genre: Reveals how the gangster film engages in complex and contradictory themes Examines the changing face of the gangster film in America Explores the ideas of gangsterism and migration in the Hispanic USA, Latin America and the Caribbean Discusses the wide variety of gangster types to appear in European cinema Contains a review of a wide-range of gangster films from the Americans, Europe, and Asia Written for academics and students of film, A Companion to the Gangster Film offers a scholarly and authoritative guide exploring the various aspects and international appeal of the gangster film genre.

The Gangster Film

The Gangster Film
A Book

by John Baxter

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the Peter Neil Issacs collection.

Mad Dogs With Guns

Mad Dogs With Guns
Wargaming in the Gangster Era

by Howard Whitehouse,Roderick Robertson

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-06-29
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1472819314
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1919, the US Government declared the production, distribution, and sale of alcohol illegal. America officially became a 'dry' land. That didn't stop people from drinking, however, and the rise of the 'speakeasy' offered huge new opportunities for organized crime. Soon, cities both large and small became battlegrounds as various crime syndicates vied for control of the underground alcohol trade. In Mad Dogs With Guns, players form their own small gangs of fedora-wearing, tommy gun-wielding gangsters and battle it out with their rivals. With numerous different gangs to choose from, including cops and G-men, a fully integrated campaign system, and rules for special situations such as car chases, the game offers a huge variety of tactical challenges. Bribe public officials, attend a gangland funeral, but always watch your back – there is always another gang waiting to poach your territory...

American Gangster Cinema

American Gangster Cinema
From "Little Caesar" to "Pulp Fiction"

by F. Mason

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2002-11-28
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0230596398
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Much analysis of gangster movies has been based upon a study of the gangster as a malign figuration of the American Dream, originally set in the era of the Depression. This text extends previous analysis of the genre by examining the evolution of gangster movies from the 1930s to the contemporary period and by placing them in the context of cultural and cinematic issues such as masculinity, consumerism and technology. With a close examination of many films from Scarface and Public Enemy to Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction , this book provides a fascinating insight into a topical and popular subject.

Chris Bunch's The Gangster Conspiracy

Chris Bunch's The Gangster Conspiracy
A Star Risk, Ltd., Novel

by Steve Perry,Dal Perry

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2007-07-03
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1101010835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After their old headquarters were demolished by a competing security firm, the Star Risk, Ltd. team moved into swanky new offices. Unfortunately, there haven’t been any customers to impress—until the Reverend Josiah Williams drops by. He represents a group of oppressed union workers from the planet Aretegal, and he would like the team to put a stranglehold on all shipping in the area. He also offers them a check for one million credits, which doesn’t hurt. But where Star Risk goes, trouble follows. And before long, the rogues of Star Risk are forced to ask; what good are a million credits if you aren’t alive to spend it?

The Gangster Film

The Gangster Film
Fatal Success in American Cinema

by Ron Wilson

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2014-12-16
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0231850670
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume examines the gangster film in its historical context with an emphasis on the ways the image of the gangster has adapted and changed as a result of socio-cultural circumstances. From its origins in Progressive-era reforms to its use as an indictment of corporate greed, the gangster film has often provided a template for critiquing American ideas and values concerning individualism, success, and business acumen. The gangster genre has also been useful in critically examining race and ethnicity in American culture in terms of "otherness." Films studied include Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The Racket (1928), The Captive City (1952), The Godfather, Part Two (1974), Goodfellas (1990), and Killing Them Softly (2012).

The Gangster of Love

The Gangster of Love
A Book

by Jessica Hagedorn

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1997-10-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0140159703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nominated for The Irish Times International Fiction Prize. The author's first novel, Dogeaters, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1990 and was voted the best book of the year by the Before Columbus Foundation.Rocky Rivera arrives in the U.S. from the Philippines the day that Jimi Hendrix dies. So begins a blazing coming-of-age story suffused with the tensions of immigration which finds Rocky moving from the counter-culture in 1960s San Francisco to the extravagant music scene in Manhattan of the 1980s.The Gangster of Love tells the story of the Rivera family as they make their new life in the States all the while haunted by the memory of the father and the homeland they left behind. Among its members are Rocky's haughty mother, who has impulsively left her father; Voltaire, her brother, prone to heavy depression and odd friendships with strangers; and Rocky herself, unsure about sex and worshipful of her boyfriend, the guitar-playing Elvis Chang, who must learn to accept reality amidst the myths and lures of American success and idolatry.

From Wiseguys to Wise Men

From Wiseguys to Wise Men
The Gangster and Italian American Masculinities

by Fred L. Gardaphe

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0415946476
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While this figure has been a part of American literature since even before Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, it has only been with the revolution in cinema, and the work of Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese that the figure of the gangster has been humanized and disseminated on a large scale. Gardaphe investigates the role of the gangster in their films, as well as the literature of such great Italian American writers as Mario Puzo and Gay Talese. By looking at the cultural icon of the gangster through the lens of gender and masculinity From Wiseguys to Wise Men presents new insights into material that has been part of American culture for close to 100 years.

Dreams & Dead Ends

Dreams & Dead Ends
The American Gangster Film

by Jack Shadoian

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9780195142921
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Table of contents

Gangster Who Cried

Gangster Who Cried
The Story of Nicky Cruz

by RJ Owen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000-08
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9781851751952
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Public Enemies, Public Heroes

Public Enemies, Public Heroes
Screening the Gangster from Little Caesar to Touch of Evil

by Jonathan Munby

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2009-04-24
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 0226550346
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this study of Hollywood gangster films, Jonathan Munby examines their controversial content and how it was subjected to continual moral and political censure. Beginning in the early 1930s, these films told compelling stories about ethnic urban lower-class desires to "make it" in an America dominated by Anglo-Saxon Protestant ideals and devastated by the Great Depression. By the late 1940s, however, their focus shifted to the problems of a culture maladjusting to a new peacetime sociopolitical order governed by corporate capitalism. The gangster no longer challenged the establishment; the issue was not "making it," but simply "making do." Combining film analysis with archival material from the Production Code Administration (Hollywood's self-censoring authority), Munby shows how the industry circumvented censure, and how its altered gangsters (influenced by European filmmakers) fueled the infamous inquisitions of Hollywood in the postwar '40s and '50s by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Ultimately, this provocative study suggests that we rethink our ideas about crime and violence in depictions of Americans fighting against the status quo.

Gangster Priest

Gangster Priest
The Italian American Cinema of Martin Scorsese

by Robert Casillo

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 080209113X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Widely acclaimed as America's greatest living film director, Martin Scorsese is also, some argue, the pre-eminent Italian American artist. Although he has treated various subjects in over three decades, his most sustained filmmaking and the core of his achievement consists of five films on Italian American subjects - Who's That Knocking at My Door?, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, GoodFellas, and Casino - as well as the documentary Italianamerican. In Gangster Priest Robert Casillo examines these films in the context of the society, religion, culture, and history of Southern Italy, from which the majority of Italian Americans, including Scorsese, derive. Casillo argues that these films cannot be fully appreciated either thematically or formally without understanding the various facets of Italian American ethnicity, as well as the nature of Italian American cinema and the difficulties facing assimilating third-generation artists. Forming a unified whole, Scorsese's Italian American films offer what Casillo views as a prolonged meditation on the immigrant experience, the relationship between Italian America and Southern Italy, the conflicts between the ethnic generations, and the formation and development of Italian American ethnicity (and thus identity) on American soil through the generations. Raised as a Catholic and deeply imbued with Catholic values, Scorsese also deals with certain forms of Southern Italian vernacular religion, which have left their imprint not only on Scorsese himself but also on the spiritually tormented characters of his Italian American films. Casillo also shows how Scorsese interrogates the Southern Italian code of masculine honour in his exploration of the Italian American underworld or Mafia, and through his implicitly Catholic optic, discloses its thoroughgoing and longstanding opposition to Christianity. Bringing a wealth of scholarship and insight into Scorsese's work, Casillo's study will captivate readers interested in the director's magisterial artistry, the rich social history of Southern Italy, Italian American ethnicity, and the sociology and history of the Mafia in both Sicily and the United States.

Inventing the Public Enemy

Inventing the Public Enemy
The Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934

by David E. Ruth

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1996-04-15
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 0226732185
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ruth shows that the media gangster was less a reflection of reality than a projection created from Americans' values, concerns, and ideas about what would sell.