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Download E-books Secret Partners: Big Tom Brown and the Barker Gang PDF

By Tim Mahoney

 Among the main harmful criminals of the general public enemies period was once a guy who has lengthy hidden in history’s shadows: Tom Brown. within the early Nineteen Thirties, whereas he used to be police leader of St. Paul, Minnesota, Brown turned a mystery accomplice of the notorious Barker gang. He profited from their violent crimes, he safe the group from raids by means of the nascent FBI—and whereas he did all this, the gangsters gunned down police officers and voters in his hometown.

Big Tom Brown, 6'5" and 275 kilos, endured to implement St. Paul’s corrupt O’Connor approach, permitting criminals to stick within the urban so long as they paid off the law enforcement officials and dedicated no crimes inside fifty miles. yet within the early Thirties, the method broke down: not supported through money skimmed from unlawful booze, gangsters grew to become to robbing banks, and the Barker gang abducted of the favorite voters who have been complicit within the liquor alternate. Brown was once the insider who stored the criminals safe—but for hugely political purposes, he used to be by no means convicted of his crimes.

Timothy Mahoney tells this attention-grabbing tale, info how the fraud was once exposed, and finally exposes the corruption of a mystery partnership.

Timothy Mahoney, an editor on the St. Paul Pioneer Press, previously labored on the San Francisco Chronicle and the Wisconsin nation Journal and has additionally taught journalism and English. he's the writer of 2 novels.

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Download E-books In the Crosshairs: Famous Assassinations and Attempts from Julius Caesar to John Lennon PDF

By Stephen Spignesi

Assassinations frequently swap the process heritage. this is an exciting examine dozens of impressive assassinations and makes an attempt all through historical past, together with whole information about the murderer, the sufferer, the conditions of the assault, and the end result. In the Crosshairs additionally good points photographs of a number of the sufferers or would-be sufferers, and infrequent archival fabric, together with excerpts from unique police reports.

High-profile celebrities, political figures, spiritual leaders, etc have fallen prey to assassins, and lots of have survived. In the Crosshairs is prepared in alphabetical order, by means of final identify, and contains such info as:

On November eight, 1939, Adolf Hitler narrowly escaped an assassination try out – 12 mins after he left a room the place he was once creating a speech, a bomb went off.
Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat might most likely have survived the assassin’s bullet on October 6, 1981, if he hadn’t taken off his bulletproof vest – yet he didn’t just like the means it made his go well with bulge.
Robert John Bardo, the assassin of younger actress Rebecca Schaeffer, carried with him to the crime scene a replica of J. D, Sallinger’s The Catcher within the Rye, similar to Mark David Chapman did whilst he murdered John Lennon approximately 9 years earlier.
From remarkable murders (Abraham Lincoln, Gianni Versace, and Indira Gandhi) to little-known makes an attempt (George W. Bush, Wild invoice Hickock, and Andy Warhol) here's a miraculous, informative, and exciting ebook that merits to be on each heritage buff’s bookshelf.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade imprint, are proud to post a wide variety of books for readers drawn to history--books approximately global struggle II, the 3rd Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the yankee Civil struggle, the yankee Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, historic Rome, medieval occasions, the previous West, and lots more and plenty extra. whereas now not each identify we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on matters which are occasionally ignored and to authors whose paintings will possibly not another way discover a home.

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Download E-books The Greatest Traitor: The Secret Lives of Agent George Blake PDF

By Roger Hermiston

On three may well 1961, after an ordeal carried out principally in mystery, a guy named George Blake used to be sentenced to an unheard of forty-two years in prison. on the time few information of his crimes have been made identified. by way of his personal confession he was once a Soviet secret agent and rumours later circulated that his activities had endangered British brokers, however the purposes for this kind of serious punishment have been by no means published. To the general public, Blake used to be easily the best traitor of the chilly battle. but, as Roger Hermiston unearths during this exciting new biography, his tale touches not just the depths of treachery, but additionally the heights of heroism. In WWII the teenage Blake played sterling deeds for the Dutch resistance, earlier than creating a dramatic bid for freedom throughout Nazi-occupied Europe. Later recruited via British Intelligence, he fast earned an exemplary recognition and was once entrusted with increase the Service’s networks in the back of the Iron Curtain. And, following a posting to Seoul, he additionally suffered for his followed kingdom, whilst captured by means of North Korean infantrymen on the peak in their brutal battle with the South. by the point of his unencumber in 1953, Blake was once a hero, one of many Service’s brightest and top officials. yet unbeknownst to SIS they have been harbouring a mole. Week after week, yr after 12 months, Blake was once assiduously amassing the entire very important records he may lay his fingers on and passing them to the KGB. Drawing on hitherto unpublished files from his trial, new revelations approximately his dramatic jailbreak from Wormwood Scrubs, and unique interviews with former spies, buddies and the guy himself, the best Traitor sheds new gentle in this most intricate of characters and provides a desirable shadow background of the chilly War.

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Download E-books Mafia: The History of the Mob PDF

By Nigel Cawthorne

This publication is set amazing males who lived via awesome instances. The heritage of the Mob tells the tales in their lives, their households, their code, their crimes, and their cold-blooded murders—from Don Vito Cascio Ferro, the hot York mobster who lured Joe Petrosino to his loss of life in Palermo, to John Gotti, "the Teflon don" and Bernardo "the Tractor" Provenzano, who concealed out in a farmhouse for forty-three years.

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Download E-books Evil Women: Deadlier than the Male PDF

By John Marlowe

This is often the preferred Reference version of the fully-illustrated publication, ASIN: B008L0PR18.

Among the thirty-four instances lined are: Pamela shrewdpermanent, a volunteer at a highschool drug wisdom software, who steered her fifteen-year-old lover and his acquaintances to kill her husband; Nancy Kissel, an expat American in Hong Kong, who served her funding banker husband a strawberry milkshake laced with medicines, then clubbed him to demise with a statue; and Celeste Beard, whose husband used to be disemboweled via her lesbian lover.

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Download E-books The Hillside Stranglers PDF

By Darcy O'Brien

For weeks within the fall of 1977, because the physique count number of sexually violated, brutally murdered younger women escalated, the la newspapers headlined the more and more alarming deeds of a serial killer they named the Hillside Strangler. however it may take greater than one other yr and the mysterious disappearance of 2 younger ladies in Seattle sooner than the police could arrest one man—the good-looking, fascinating, fast-talking Kenny Bianchi—and detect that the strangler was once truly males. Like Truman Capote in In chilly Blood and Norman Mailer within the Executioner's track, Darcy O'Brien weds the narrative ability of an award-winning novelist with the targeted observations of an skilled investigator to convey the tale of Bianchi and his animally magnetic cousin Angelo Buono vividly to the web page. First exploring the symbiotic dating among those males who shared a lust as insatiable as their hate for girls, O'Brien is going directly to study the crimes themselves and the lives of the victims.

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Download E-books Identity Thieves: Motives and Methods PDF

By Heith Copes

Even though identification robbery is without doubt one of the quickest turning out to be fiscal crimes within the usa, researchers have committed little consciousness to knowing identification thieves. Basing their paintings on interviews with fifty nine inmates serving time in federal felony for numerous id robbery crimes, Copes and Vieraitis use criminological and sociological theories to achieve perception into the cognitive, behavioral, and organizational facets of identification robbery. additionally they provide coverage innovations to minimize the ever-increasing risk of this crime.

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Download E-books Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice PDF

By Kate Clark Flora

When the hunters turn into the hunted, existence for cops and their households in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, turns upside-down. It takes a months-long research through police, seek and rescue canine and their handlers to seize a suspected serial killer.

Death broker is a gripping actual crime tale of devoted investigators from nations and their cooperation within the relentless pursuit of a brutal assassin. It’s fascinating from the instant David Tanasichuk experiences his spouse, Maria, lacking. Explaining the ten-day hold up in notifying specialists, David claims that he and Maria have been having marital problems and she or he had determined to take a holiday by means of leaving city. Suspense builds as lie after lie unravels. David’s recognition for violence and drug abuse makes investigators take his veiled threats opposed to them seriously.

Local police, pissed off through a fruitless wintertime seek via miles of frozen barren region, ultimately enlist the help of Maine video game wardens besides cadaver canines and their committed volunteer handlers. This Law and Order meets CSI drama culminates in a riveting court drama.

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