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The Mob didn't take "no" for an answer, so when "Bugsy" Siegel and Moe Sedway grabbed a hold of a few casino bosses and told 'em they were now partners in their Las Vegas casinos, the old bosses glumly agreed. Within five years Las Vegas was the Mob's greatest venture and most spectacular success, and through 40 years of frenzy, murder, deceit, scams, and skimming, the FBI listened on phone taps and did virtually nothing to stop the fun. This book brings out the truth about the Mob's control of the casinos in Vegas like you've never heard it before, from start to finish.Early on, two of the nation's most powerful, dirty, and murderous crime family bosses went to prison in the 1930's: Al Capone, and Lucky Luciano. Frank Nitti took over the Chicago Outfit, while Frank Costello ran things for the Luciano Family. Both men were influenced by their bosses from prison, and both sent enough gangsters into the streets to influence loan sharking, extortion, union control, and drug sales.Bugsy Siegel worked for both groups, handling a string of murders and opening up gaming on the west coast, and that included Las Vegas, an oasis of sin in the middle of the desert - and it was legal. Most of it. The FBI watched as the Mob took control of casino after casino, killed off the competition, and stole enough money to bribe their way to respectability back home.By the 1950's, nearly every major crime family had a stake in a Las Vegas casino. Some did better than others. Casino owners watched-over their profits while competing crime families eyed each other's success like jealous lovers. Murder often followed.
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After being treated by surgeons the Centurion recuperates at Caesar's country villa.Caesar is told that mysterous footprints have been seen in the garden. Speculatores? Perhaps but why? The surgeons insist the Centurion will make a full recovery. Quintus is dismayed. Half of the Centurion's right...
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*Includes pictures of the battle's important generals. *Includes accounts of the march written by important participants. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. *Includes a Table of Contents. “I can make this march, and I will make Georgia howl!” –...
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Civil War Tales of the Tennessee Valley is a collection of never before published civil war accounts based upon 40 years of genealogical research, including interviews with individuals who experienced the war first hand. The stories center around the Tennessee River Valley, and the individuals from...
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Civil War Tales of the Tennessee Valley
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The Zulu War of 1879 remains one of the best known British colonial wars and included two battles whose names reverberate through history. At Isandlwana the Zulus inflicted a crushing defeat on the British, the gallant British defence at Rorke's Drift followed and re-established British prestige....
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The Zulu War 1879 (Guide To...)
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This book covers one of the defining periods of European history. The series of wars between the Classical Greeks and the Persian Empire produced the famous battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, as well as an ill-fated attempt to overthrow the Persian king in 400 BC, which helped to inspire...
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The American Revolution has been characterized politically as a united political uprising of the American colonies and militarily as a guerrilla campaign of colonists against the inflexible Britishmilitary establishment. Daniel Marston argues that this belief, though widespread, is a...
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Learn about the Many Raids of the Second World War ***Get this Amazon Best Seller now for the special promotion price of $2.99! Regularly priced at $4.99*** Any war will have its fair share of raids, but World War II’s raids, like much of the rest of the war,...
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*Includes pictures *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “A man should control his life. Mine is controlling me.” – Rudolph Valentino Everything about Rudolph Valentino, from his body to the characters he played, was...
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Legends of Hollywood: The Life of Rudolph Valentino
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The letters in this book present the reader with a fascinating account of the Crimean War as experienced by Roger Fenton. He was the first official war photographer in the world. The Crimean War 1853-1856 was a conflict in the middle of the nineteenth century between Russia on the one side and...
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Letters from the Crimea
By: Roger Fenton, Philip Sparks
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*Includes pictures *Includes Moore's own quotes about her life and career *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “My grandfather once said, having watched me one entire afternoon, prancing and leaping and cavorting, ‘this child...
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American Legends: The Life of Mary Tyler Moore
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The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity FairThe real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the...
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6 April, 1994 A journey into the heart of a genocide that left a million people dead. In the skies above Rwanda, the President’s plane is shot down in flames. In the chapel of a hillside village, the missionary priest Vjeko Curic prepares to save...
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When The Hills Ask For Your Blood
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She was taught to obey. Now she has learned to rebel. 12 year old Isabella, a French princess marries the King of England - only to discover he has a terrible secret. Ten long years later she is in utter despair - does she submit to a lifetime of solitude and a spiritual death - or...
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Isabella: Braveheart of France
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The Russo-Japanese war saw the first defeat of a major European imperialist power by an Asian country. When Japanese and Russian expansionist interests collided over Manchuria and Korea, the Tsar assumed Japan would never dare to fight. However, after years of planning, Japan launched a surprise...
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*Includes pictures *Explains Inca mythology and religious practices, including human sacrifices *Includes footnotes and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents During the Age of Exploration, Native American tribes fell victim to European...
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The Mythology and Religion of the Inca
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*Includes pictures *Includes Griffith's own quotes about his life and career *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “What I like is to play a character like me. I don't care for it too much when I have to get away from myself.”...
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American Legends: The Life of Andy Griffith
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The war in the Pacific began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and ended with the atomic bombs on Hirsoshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, which led to the surrender in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. It was a war of great naval battles, such as those in the...
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As hundreds of thousands of young men enlist to fight on the Western Front, the Spanish Farm, standing amongst the undisturbed pastures of Flanders and built to withstand the wars of an earlier century, faces the horrors of the First World War with the same imperturbable stolidity. ...
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The Spanish Farm
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Born amid immense suffering and bloodshed, the Kingdom of Jerusalem remained a battlefield for almost 200 years. The Crusades gave rise to the Military Orders of the Templars and Hospitallers, and were a backdrop to the careers of some of history's most famous leaders including Richard ,The...
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The Crusades (Guide To...)
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While Napoleon prepared his army, on the coast of France, for an invasion of England that would never come, Russia and Austria prepared to move against his rear. Napoleon turned on the allies and crushed them in one of history's greatest campaigns. The following year, he met the...
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The Holy Land, 1260. Josseran Sarrazini is chosen to escort the Pope’s emissary on an embassy to the all conquering Mongol horde in an effort to save all Christendom form destruction. But although he serves as a Templar warrior, Josseran is not all that he appears to be - and he despises the...
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Silk Road
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November 1917. The First World War is on a knife-edge - and the British Empire in mortal danger. Commander David Cochrane Smith is about to embark on his most perilous adventure yet. The Imperial German Navy has sent Kapitan-zur-See Erwin Voss to command the...
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Seek Out and Destroy
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*Includes pictures *Includes Rockefeller's own quotes about his life and career *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “I believe it is a religious duty to get all the money you can, fairly and honestly; to keep all you can, and...
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American Legends: The Life of John D. Rockefeller
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*Includes pictures *Includes Henson's own quotes about his life and career *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to...
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American Legends: The Life of Jim Henson
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  '...We are barbarians - pitiless... The world can only be ruled by fear...'  So declared Adolf Hitler, the Fuhrer of Germany. A leader of millions, served by men and women of such appalling savagery, such merciless evil, that they make the words 'barbarians' and...
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In the summer of 1914, Europe marches to war. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, triggers a destructive chain of events. Austria moves towards a military solution to firmly squash Serbian nationalism. Aware of the international consequences, she...
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World War I: Germany's Blundered War
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Texas lost many volunteers during its hard-won fight for independence from Mexico, but one harrowing episode stands out. Following a one-sided battle on the prairie near Coleto Creek, 250 mostly American prisoners were marched back to the presidio at Goliad where they were joined by more than 200...
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Hollywood history often repeats itself, not only in a multitude of often tiresome movie sequels, but in the sometimes seamy backdrop that fuels the entertainment industry. Recent events have revealed that behind-the-scenes powerbrokers routinely used illegal recording devices to...
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Hollywood Wiretap, The Pellicano Case
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Folklore would have us believe incorrectly that Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was the brain behind the "invention" of Las Vegas. Much has been written about the neon city, and some of it filled with misconceptions about Bugsy's role. The development of Las Vegas was a lengthy political and business...
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This is the story of Galicia, once a crown land of the Austrian Empire, located in the center of Europe. Although largely forgotten today, Galicia was a vibrant, multicultural place where the lives of numerous ethnic and religious groups were intertwined for generations. Galician Trails explores...
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As a teenager, Amanda Cree bitterly accused her brother of being the cause of their father’s fatal heart attack. Their quarrel became an estrangement that destroyed their family. Years later while visiting her aging mother in the Carolinas , Amanda, promises she will mend the relationship...
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This Red Earth (Between the Rivers)
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GRIGORY RASPUTIN, the Siberian peasant-turned-mystic, was both fascinating and unfathomable. As the only person able to relieve the symptoms of haemophilia in the Tsar’s heir Alexis, he gained almost hallowed status within the Imperial court. Yet he played the role of the simple man, eating with...
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Rasputin: A short life
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Having having missed World War II. David joins the post war army which is still segregated. Serving for four years David reaches Japan in time to fight in Korea. ...
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Once More Betrayed
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In the U.S., freedom of speech and expression, regardless of whether it rejects government policies or depicts social unrest, is a right guaranteed all citizens. American citizens often take that right for granted, and usually do not consciously acknowledge that they are exercising a legal right...
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The invasion of Denmark (and Norway) was the second one after Poland. It was prepared by Hitler since 1939 as a necessary step to control the Baltic Sea and the North Sea against British and allies’ armies. Thisessay summarizes how the invasion was planned and the main successes of the...
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George Washington Facts George Washington, one of the key founding fathers of the United States of America, was an interesting and smart man who had many achievements throughout his life. Today, over 200 years since he was president, he is still respected and...
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This book presents an overview and information about the fish that have been documented on the section of the Columbia River known as the Hanford Reach that is located in eastern Washington. Over 50 color photos of fish, the Hanford Reach, and the Hanford environs are included. Information is also...
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The years following WWI were a time of revolution, mass displacement of populations and boundary skirmishes as the former Ottoman Empire was reshaped. An often overlooked period in history, these events transformed America’s military mission in the Near East and beyond. Awarded the...
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Three Block War is 21st Century warfare defined. A clash of highly-trained and motivated warriors equipped with modern weaponry, opposed by a brutal cornucopia of asymmetrical zealotry and international terrorism, thriving in a land saturated with Soviet munitions. "Part I: Iraqi...
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Three Block War: U.S. Marines in Iraq
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Land promoters of the 1880s promised a perfect life of health, wealth, and pleasure. Although their promises fell short of reality, the village did grow and prosper in the hands of farmers....
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The Crimean War saw Britain and France rally to protect Christendom, and to prevent Russia from growing into a great eastern power. The west feared the growing power of Russia even though in many respects it was still seen as backwards. Peace was attempted numerous times, but ultimately failed and...
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In the early 20th century, inhabitants of the world found themselves surrounded by war and disease. Tens of millions perished in the fighting of World War I, but the Spanish Influenza virus killed tens of millions more. In Canada, the death toll is estimated at around 50 000 lives lost to the virus...
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The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the enslaved people of the United States, particularly for large numbers in the South, but it did not end the terror that blacks lived under. For nearly one hundred years thereafter, African Americans of the United States continued to live under the...
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YOU LIKE TRUE STORIES? I GOT A GOOD ONE FOR YOU! My TRUE story of my family history from my Father and his Father. When I was young I would set around the kitchen table and listen to my Father and his Sister talk about how their Dad would do things Amazing, miraculous wonders with out...
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Deep Water, Demon or what
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The ultimate book on modern military submarines!Completed after more than two years, this is a book full of technical data and clearly written.The first part of the book includes the following chapters:- the concept of submarine;- the designations;- the hull;...
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This is a short story about a Dreadwolf couple who left the pack for a better life only to find out that life on their own without the pack doesn't mean they won't be hunted down for being different....
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When I was little I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would be here but here I am with tattoo number on my arm. I can't escape, I can't see them again, I'm here, and nobody will save me or the people I am with. There are many of us, I can't even tell you how many...
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Remember The Days
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In 1936, Cecil and Margaret Quinley meet on a blind date to the California State Fair. A life long love affair ensues and the couple are married in 1939. Two years later the United States enters World War II. Cecil joins the Army Air Corp and becomes a co-pilot on a B-17 bomber. He is assigned to...
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FOREVER A True Story of Love and War
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A guide to making chian mail that includes the proper tools and materials. It also includes pictures of chain mail pieces including a coif....
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Surge is an insider’s view of the most decisive phase of the Iraq War. After exploring the dynamics of the war during its first three years, the book takes the reader on a journey to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where the controversial new U.S. Army and Marine Corps counterinsurgency...
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Surge (Yale Library of Military History)
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One Response to Kindle Prime Eligible Books: History

  1. Kristin on May 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Please find a way to seperate the books that are free to amazon prime members only out or at least mark them as ‘prime’. I get so dissapointed when I click on a free book I want only to see its free for prime members only.

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