Plug Uglies

Author: Howie Carr
Publisher: Frandel Llc
ISBN: 0986037273
Release Date: 2014-10-03
Genre: True Crime

Plug Uglies is a perfect addition to the library of any true-crime fan anywhere.Plug Uglies is the final installment in best-selling author Howie Carr's series about organized crime in Boston. In this book, Howie tells a number of previously untold stories about the famous FBI bugging of the Boston Mafia's headquarters, the merger of the Winter Hill Gang with the Mafia, and the Plymouth Mail Truck robbery. He also includes scores of never-before-seen photos, revealing the private lives of Mob serial killer Jimmy “the Bear” Flemmi and one of Johnny Martorano's long-forgotten victims.The book also includes Whitey Bulger's early military and court records, including the first record of his informing from 1956, FBI Most Wanted posters, and a fascinating series of memos from the Massachusetts State Police detailing the inside story on the hits of the Irish Gang War.

The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473521919
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Philosophy

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

The Brothers Bulger

Author: Howie Carr
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446506141
Release Date: 2007-07-31
Genre: True Crime

The riveting New York Times bestseller by award-winning columnist Howie Carr--now with a stunning new afterword detailing Whitey Bulger's capture. For years their familiar story was of two siblings who took different paths out of South Boston: William "Billy" Bulger, former president of the Massachusetts State Senate; and his brother James "Whitey" Bulger, a vicious criminal who became the FBI's second most-wanted man after Osama Bin Laden. While Billy cavorted with the state's blue bloods to become a powerful political force, Whitey blazed a murderous trail to the top rung of organized crime. Now, in this compelling narrative, Carr uncovers a sinister world of FBI turncoats, alliances between various branches of organized crime, St. Patrick's Day shenanigans, political infighting, and the complex relationship between two brothers who were at one time kings. As the film Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, hits theaters, take a deeper dive into the story of the Bulgers, and their fifty-year reign over Boston with Howie Carr's THE BROTHERS BULGER.

The Kennedys

Author: Darwin Porter
Publisher: Blood Moon Prod Limited
ISBN: 1936003171
Release Date: 2011-07-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The latest in the outrageous Babylon Series, The Kennedys is an intergenerational archive of embarrassments showcasing the libidinous indiscretions and extramarital romps of America's horniest political tribe. Revelations include JFK's secret affairs with some of America's most famous strippers, the late President's list of screen goddess seductions, Truman Capote's description of the President's penis and Peter Lawford's porn movie of JFK and MM together in a bathtub. Parts of the book also focus on Bobby, Teddy, Joe - and of course Jackie!

Hollywood Babylon

Author: Kenneth Anger
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015005905941
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From Chaplin to Garland, this shocking classic uncovers the film capital's history of sex, drugs, violence and tragedy. Hundreds of rare photos.

Privacy in the 21st Century

Author: Alexandra Rengel
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004192195
Release Date: 2013-10-04
Genre: Law

In Privacy in the 21st Century Alexandra Rengel offers an assessment of the International right to privacy within both a historical and modern context with a focus on the legal aspects of the right, its evolution and its future protection.

Valley of the Dolls 50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Jacqueline Susann
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802125354
Release Date: 2016-07-04
Genre: Fiction

The 50th Anniversary Edition of Jacqueline Susann's All-Time Pop-Culture Classic At a time when women were destined to become housewives, Jacqueline Susann let us dream. Anne, Neely, and Jennifer become best friends as struggling young women in New York City trying to make their mark. Eventually, they climb their way to the top of the entertainment industry only to find that there s no place left to go but down, into the "Valley of the Dolls." "

Amalgamation Schemes

Author: Jared Sexton
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816651043
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

"In this analysis, Sexton pursues a critique of contemporary multiracialism, from the splintered political initiatives of the multiracial movement to the academic field of multiracial studies, to the melodramatic media declarations about "the browning of America." He contests the rationales of colorblindness and multiracial exceptionalism and the promotion of a repackaged family values platform in order to demonstrate that the true target of multiracialism is the singularity of blackness as a social identity, a political organizing principle, and an object of desire. From this vantage, Sexton interrogates the trivialization of sexual violence under chattel slavery and the convoluted relationship between racial and sexual politics in the new multiracial consciousness."--BOOK JACKET.

Brief History of English and American Literature

Author: Henry A. Beers
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN:
Release Date: 2017-07-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.

Chappaquiddick

Author: Leo Damore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781621578192
Release Date: 2018-04-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"An achievement of reportorial diligence, this book tells a story that the most imaginative crime novelist would have been hard put to invent. It is a tale of death, intrigue, obstruction of justice, corruption and politics. It is also one view of why Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was never indicted in connection with Mary Jo Kopechne's death in 1969. Damore spent more than four years on the book and is the first writer to gain access to the state police investigation reports and confidential records of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Damore, who has written four other books and covered the Chappaquiddick incident as a Cape Cod News reporter, also found a crack in Kennedy's stonewalling of both the police and the press." —People Magazine 1988 review A young woman leaves a party with a wealthy U.S. senator. The next morning her body is discovered in his car at the bottom of a pond. This is the damning true story of the death of campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick and of the senator—37-year-old Senator Ted Kennedy—who left her trapped underwater while he returned to his hotel, slept, and made phone calls to associates. It is the story of a powerful, privileged American man who was able to treat a woman's life as disposable without facing real consequences. And it is the story of a shameful political coverup involving one of the nation's most well-connected families and its network of lawyers, public relations people, and friends who ensured Ted Kennedy remained a respected member of the Senate for forty more years. Originally published in 1988 under the titles Senatorial Privilege, this book almost didn't make it into print after its original publisher, Random House, judged it too explosive and backed out of its contract with author Leo Damore. Mysteriously, none of the other big New York publishers wanted to touch it. Only when small independent publisher Regnery obtained the manuscript was the book's publication made possible and the true story of the so-called "Chappaquiddick Incident" finally told. This new edition, Chappaquiddick, is being released 30 years after the original Senatorial Privilege to coincide with the nationwide theatrical release of the movie Chappaquiddick starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, and Jim Gaffigan.

The Death of Christian Britain

Author: Callum G. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135115531
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: History

The Death of Christian Britain uses the latest techniques to offer new formulations of religion and secularisation and explores what it has meant to be 'religious' and 'irreligious' during the last 200 years. By listening to people's voices rather than purely counting heads, it offers a fresh history of de-christianisation, and predicts that the British experience since the 1960s is emblematic of the destiny of the whole of western Christianity. Challenging the generally held view that secularization has been a long and gradual process beginning with the industrial revolution, it proposes that it has been a catastrophic short term phenomenon starting with the 1960's. Is Christianity in Britain nearing extinction? Is the decline in Britain emblematic of the fate of western Christianity? Topical and controversial, The Death of Christian Britain is a bold and original work that will bring some uncomfortable truths to light.