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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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#1 Bestseller Now a major motion picture directed by Steve McQueen and starring Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Paul Giamatti 12 Years a Slave is a riveting true account of a free man captured and sold into...
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Twelve Years a Slave
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In 1841, free-born African American Solomon Northup was offered a job in his hometown of Saratoga Springs, New York. He followed his employers to the job site at Washington, D.C., where he was beaten, drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery, eventually ending up on a plantation in Louisiana owned...
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Twelve Years a Slave
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Here is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York. He was kidnaped by unscrupulous slave hunters and sold into slavery where he endured unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later. A powerful and riveting...
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Twelve Years a Slave (Start Publishing LLC)
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By: Solomon Northup
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Golden Globe Winner for Best Drama In this enhanced/authenticated edition by Dr. Sue Eakin of the riveting true slave narrative that reads like a novel, you are transported to 1840’s New York, Washington, D.C., and Louisiana to...
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First Published in 1853 in the year after his release, Twelve Years a Slave is the personal narrative of Solomon Northup, a free man and violin player from New York, who also happened to be black. On a trip to Washington to earn money playing music he was kidnapped, brought South and sold into...
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TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (Plus MUCH more!) This exciting new release includes the complete text of "Twelve Years a Slave." Read the amazing story of Solomon Northup before (or after) you see the critically-acclaimed movie of 2013. But this collection doesn't stop there. It also...
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Twelve Years a Slave: Plus Five American Slave Narratives, Including Life of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Life of Josiah Henson, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Up
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By: Frederick Douglass, Josiah Henson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Solomon Northup, Harriet Jacobs, Booker T. Washington, Timeless Reads
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Cipora Hurwitz (Fela Rozensztajn) was less than six years old when the Second World War erupted. All at once the life of her tranquil family became a Hell. FORBIDDEN STRAWBERRIES is the riveting auto-biography of Cipora Hurwitz, an innocent young girl caught up in the Maelstrom of the Holocaust....
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Forbidden Strawberries
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Matthew's brother brings Hero's colts out to Trey. He finds out why animals and men make good companions. He discovers why 'he who finds a wife, finds a good thing.'...
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Framed in the historical time line from Hitler's rise to power to the end of the Nazi regime thirteen years later was a Jewish family, with two young sons, living in Berlin. With the clouds gathering, they realized they had no means to leave and therefore must ride out the storm. Their hopes faded...
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Saved by the Enemy
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The harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed filmThe son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. In the spring of 1841, he was offered a job: a short-term, lucrative engagement...
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An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES traces Elizabeth Keckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln's administration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release--an...
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This is Gandhi's autobiography covering his life from early childhood to approximately 1921. In Gandhi's own words: "I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, it is true that the story will take the shape of an...
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An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth
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By: Mohandas K. Gandhi, Mahadev Desai
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Endlessly quoted and referred to, Tocqueville's great history is as relevant now as when it was first published in the mid-19th century, and it remains the most penetrating and astute picture of American life ever written....
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Democracy in America, Volume I and II (Optimized for Kindle)
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This is not a book about survival in a concentration camp. It is a book about "ordinary" people, maybe like you & me, on the peripheries of the Holocaust. It is a book about an ordinary man who is a young Polish Jewish doctor & it tells of the discrimination he faced leading up to WWII. It tells...
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Unfinished Symphony
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“Top Secret” mystery missions, many without other ships in support, were becoming uncomfortably familiar for the crew of the USS Nashville CL43. It started like a Hollywood thriller, secretly transporting from England $25 million in British gold bullion, delivered to the ship in unguarded bread...
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Humble Heroes, How The USS Nashville CL43 Fought WWII
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Now a Major Motion PictureTwelve Years a Slave tells the remarkable true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery--for twelve years.Included this edition of 12 Years...
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12 Years a Slave: Illustrated Edition (Includes Additional Slave Narratives, including Uncle Tom's Cabin)
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By: Solomon Northup, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Booker T. Washington, Maplewood Books
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His name was Ziama – a beautiful Jewish name which he had to change to Russian ‘Zakhar’ in order to conceal his origins. When all Jews were ordered to appear at a gathering point, he didn’t go and persuaded others not to go either. Pretending to be a collaborator for the occupation...
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The Riddle Of Babi Yar
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Marlow sits at the Thames River in the evening with several other people and begins telling the story about how he entered into the dark continent out of nowhere. No one wants to listen but he continues anyway.Marlow expressed a desire to go to Africa to his Aunt who got him a position as a...
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HEART OF DARKNESS (non illustrated)
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By: Joseph Conrad
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The incredible true story of the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue of Solomon Northup in the era before the Civil War—now a major motion picture!In 1841, Solomon Northup was a free man living in Saratoga Springs, New York, making a living as a violinist and spending his spare...
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A comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of major mythological stories. E.M. Bernes thoroughly details each Greek and Roman god, goddess, hero, demi-god and creature and gives the reader a clear and succinct idea...
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Myths And Legends Of Ancient Greece And Rome
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The Brave Japanese is the autobiographical account of an Australian who fought against the Japanese in the desperate struggle to save Malaysia. Ken Harrison’s experiences as a Prisoner of war take the reader to the work camps of Singapore, to Thailand “Death Railway” and to the dockyards of...
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The Brave Japanese
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Here are 15 correctly formatted documents and speeches that helped to build the current United States of America. There is a user-friendly table of contents for easy interaction. The following are included:1. 1215 - The Magna Carta2. 1606 - The First Virginia Charter3. 1620 - The...
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The book is divided into five parts, each of which has numerous (unnumbered) chapters.Part I - The Wild LandOn a windy day in Hanover, Nebraska, Alexandra Bergson is with her four-year-old brother Emil. Emil's little kitten has climbed a telegraph pole and is afraid to come down....
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O PIONEERS! (non illustrated)
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By: Willa Cather
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Sun Tzu's The Art of War is one of the most celebrated military treatises, read by military and business strategists alike. This version is translated by noted scholar Lionel Giles.A table of contents is included....
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The Art of War
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*Includes historic pictures of the fighting. *Includes accounts of the fighting written by common soldiers and important generals. *Includes pictures of important people, places, and events. *Includes a bibliography for further reading. *Includes a table of contents. ...
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The Greatest Battles in History: The Battle of the Bulge
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This book is made up of a series of lectures which Steiner gave in September 1908. There are 12 lectures in all, covering things like the stages of evolution, the mysteries of the planets, Atlantis, old initiation centres and spiritual connections between ancient and modern times. He links all this...
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Egyptian Myths And Mysteries
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By: Rudolf Steiner
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Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 - January 27, 1922) was a pioneer woman in journalism. She remains notable for two feats: a record-breaking trip around the world in emulation of Jules Verne, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. In addition to her writing,...
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Ten Days in a Mad-House
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The thesis of Dr. Woodson's book is that African-Americans of his day were being culturally indoctrinated, rather than taught, in American schools. This conditioning, he claims, causes African-Americans to become dependent and to seek out inferior places in the greater society of which they are a...
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The Mis-Education of the Negro
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McKinney's Revenge is the first in the series featuring Thadius McKinney written by award-winning author Mike Stotter. Available now for the first time in eBook format. Watch out for its sequel, McKinney's Law, also made available for Kindle.THE STORYWhen ranch-hand Thadius...
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McKINNEY'S REVENGE (a Thadius McKinney Western)
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By: Mike Stotter
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This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged,...
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12 Years a Slave
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This short story, set in 1879 San Francisco, features two elderly dressmakers, Miss Minnie and Miss Millie Moffet, who face a moral dilemma of no small dimensions. They turn for advice to Annie Fuller, a widowed boardinghouse owner who supplements her income as a clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl. For those...
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The Greeks believed that the mental qualifications of their gods were of a much higher order than those of men, but nevertheless, as we shall see, they were not considered to be exempt from human passions, and we frequently behold them actuated by revenge, deceit, and jealousy. They, however,...
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NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING EBOOKThe story that inspired the major motion picture produced by Brad Pitt, directed by Steve McQueen, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing, vividly...
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T.E. Lawrence’s peerless masterpiece, the “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”, is his account of his experiences and leadership of the ‘Arab revolt’ agains the Ottoman Empire in 1916-18, during the First World War. The events of the book were popularised by the famous 1962 film "Lawrence of...
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Bybliotech Discovery)
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Remember! is an autobiography which recounts Marcel Scharfstein's life experience in the Warsaw Ghetto and in Nazi concentration camps of Poland and Germany during World War II....
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Remember! (Translated)
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s a Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu (also referred to as "Sunzi" and "Sun Wu"), a military strategist of the State of Wu who was active in the late-sixth century BC, during the late Spring and Autumn period. . Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect...
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THE ART OF WAR SUN TZU, ANOTATED
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Limited time sale pricing. Normally $7.99 WILD COUNTRY Jeff Pickett didn’t even have enough money to buy himself a good warm winter coat when the dying gambler rode up to his campfire with an offer he couldn’t afford to refuse. The $10,000 in the wounded...
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Wild Country
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This book has been specifically formated for the Amazon Kindle reader. We did our best to take advantage of all the features of the kindle to maximize your reading experience with this book.DESCRIPTIONDuring the period from the drafting and proposal of the federal...
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Anti-Federalist Papers
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By: Geroge Clinton, Robert Yates, Samuel Bryan
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Nearly ten years have passed since the close of the civil war in America, and yet no satisfactory history thereof is accessible to the public; nor should any be attempted until the Government has published, and placed within the reach of students, the abundant materials that are buried in the War...
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Memoirs of General Sherman
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"This is a top of the line edition of The Life of George Washington by John Marshall, and a classic piece of American History. John Marshall's description of the life, character, and achievements of the "Father of America" is unparalleled by any other author. As a contemporary and peer...
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This book is an illustrated version of the original The Wives of Henry the Eighth and the Parts they Played in History by Martin Hume. “Either by chance or by the peculiar working of our constitution, the Queen Consorts of England have as a rule been nationally important only in proportion to the...
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"Warfighter: Five True Stories from World War II" is the first volume in the Warfighter series. This is a brief collection (34 pages) of short stories of heroes from World War II who served in the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Air Corps, the U.S. Marines, and the U.S. Merchant Marines. ...
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There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practises as he feels inclined. It...
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The Book of Five Rings
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The modern history of SEAL Team Six did not begin with the killing of Osama bin Laden, nor did it end there. Once mired in controversy and doubt, ST6 has blossomed into one of the most accomplished fighting units the world has ever known. Having taken down the highest of high-value...
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"I wish I had a little girl like you, Julie," Mary Todd Lincoln often told Julie Taft, and for the first year of the Lincoln presidency, sixteen year old Julie had the run of the White House, befriending the First Lady, playing with the Lincoln boys, and sharing priceless moments with Lincoln...
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Lincoln's Little Girl (Kindle Single)
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Three years with Quantrell; a true story (1914)Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865; Guerrillas; United States -- History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives, Confederate; Missouri -- History Civil War, 1861-1865...
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Three years with Quantrill; a true story
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“There are a handful of authors who achieve that elusive trick of making you laugh out loud. For me it’s James Herriot, Bill Bryson and Susie Kelly.” French Entrée Magazine Travel with Susie as she wobbles through Paris and Versailles, the battlefields of World War 1, the...
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The United States Civil War began in 1861 and ended in 1865. While it was a difficult time for our country, they had many important yet simple bits of knowledge that deserve to be resurrected. Back when they couldn’t run to the corner market for cough syrup, they knew how to make their own....
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Civil War Household Tips (Annotated with Study Guide)
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This ebook is complete with linked Table of Content making navigation quicker and easier.Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings, is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra.The five...
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The Book of Five Rings (with linked TOC)
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This work was written by Mao Tse-tung during the Japanese occupation of china. It is based on his experiences as a guerrilla fighter and has been an extremely influential manual to guerrilla fighters and those who oppose them ever since. It is widely read and is important reading for anyone...
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On Guerrilla Warfare
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