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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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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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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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Twelve Years a Slave
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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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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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*THIS IS NOT A HISTORY BOOK!!! IT IS A COLLECTION OF HOUSEHOLD TIPS FROM THE MID 1800's! Use at your own discretion. 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...
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Civil War Household Tips
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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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Queen Anne Boleyn and her family have gone down in history as ambitious social climbers who stopped at nothing to gain the King's favour, and who paid the ultimate price. But the real Boleyns were very different. In this collection of articles, best-selling author and creator of The Anne Boleyn...
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LIKE BIRDS IN BLACK AND WHITE is not just another story among the thousand tales of terror that this war wrought by WWII on this world. LIKE BIRDS IN BLACK AND WHITE is the narrative of a young Jewish girl from the village of Wereszczyn, Poland. At the same time, LIKE BIRDS IN BLACK AND WHITE is a...
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Like Birds In Black and White
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As a young Florentine envoy to the courts of France and the Italian principalities, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was able to observe firsthand the lives of people strongly united under one powerful ruler. His fascination with that political rarity and his intense desire to see the Medici...
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The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions)
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The memoirs of a brilliant and beloved Founding Father Printer, author, scientist, inventor, statesman, revolutionary—arguably no American life has been more remarkable than Benjamin Franklin’s.Penned between 1771 and 1790 and published after his death, the...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Open Road)
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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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Buck is a domesticated dog living with his loving family on a ranch in California when he is stolen away and sold off into the brutish life of an Alaskan sled dog. In order to survive, Buck must withstand cruel treatment from his human masters, and fight to gain respect and dominance within his...
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The Call of the Wild
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On September 8, 1941, eleven weeks after Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, his brutal surprise attack on the Soviet Union, Leningrad was surrounded. The siege was not lifted for two and a half years, by which time some three quarters of a million Leningraders had died of starvation. Anna Reid's...
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Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944
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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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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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Max Plowman joined the 10th Battalion, the West Yorkshire Regiment shortly after it suffered heavy casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme - its casualty rate exceeded that of any other British unit on that day, with seventy per cent killed or wounded.Throughout the rest of 1916, Max...
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SUBALTERN ON THE SOMME
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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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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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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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Now a Major Motion Picture Twelve 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 a Slave are: ...
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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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Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering is at the core of life, he counsels stoic detachment in the face of inevitable pain,...
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Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
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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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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 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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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAYBESTSELLERACADEMY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST PICTUREGOLDEN GLOBE WINNER  "I wish to thank this amazinghistorian, Sue Eakin, who gave her life's work to...
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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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Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus was a Roman historian most famous for his work The Twelve Caesars. The Twelve Caesars is a collection of biographies of emperors, from Julius Caesar to Domitian. This edition is translated by Alexander Thomson and T.Forester. A table of contents is included. ...
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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
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Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a long career of literary, scientific, and political efforts over a lifetime which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century. Franklin's achievements range from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanack to signing the Declaration of...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Illustrated)
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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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.A boy of just six years old, Austin Roberts found himself perpetually in the way at the post-funeral gathering of his great uncle Jack. Frustrated and alone, he wandered out onto the front porch to find his great uncle Cat, Jack's brother, sitting alone, an old album on his lap. Oblivious to the...
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Scars and Stars
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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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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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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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"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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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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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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“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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The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles or essays promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight...
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The Federalist Papers [Illustrated]
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W. E. B. Du Bois’s seminal treatise on the African American experienceThe problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.W. E. B. Du Bois was arguably the most progressive African American leader of the early twentieth century, and...
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The Souls of Black Folk
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Ulysses S. Grant (1822 – 1885) was the most famous Union general of the Civil War and later became president of the United States. Upon learning that he had terminal cancer in the 1880’s, Grant decided to write his personal memoirs to help provide for his family when he was gone. Mark...
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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: All Volumes
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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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Eliza Spalding Warren was the very first pioneer girl to grow up in the mountain west. Her story is unparalleled—and offers fascinating insights into the earliest days of the emigrants. Eliza’s parents launched the Oregon Trail era with the original covered wagon trek in 1836. Settling in the...
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First Girl in the West
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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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The Nazi Murder Machine: 10 Portraits in Evil
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This book lets us take a tour round a courtly palace and peep around each door, as we encounter the kitchens, the bakery, the laundry, the bedrooms, the gardens and the privvies! Everything you could wish to know is here, as the book describes the different lifestyles of the court, and the...
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Life in a Tudor Palace (Sutton Life)
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“The finest and noblest book of men at war” Ernest Hemingway The classic novel of the Great War, set during the battle of the Somme. Her Privates We follows the story of Private Bourne, an ordinary soldier dealing with extraordinary circumstances. As...
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Her Privates We
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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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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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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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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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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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