By Luigi Grimaldi,Luciano Scalettari
Testimonianze e documenti inediti, in un coacervo di omissioni, depistaggi, turn out inquinate. Negli anni emergono brandelli di verità sulla tragedia del Moby Prince, nella rada di Livorno, dove erano in corso manovre illecite di trasbordo di armi e materiale bellico. E sul progetto Urano, una delle più colossali operazioni di smaltimento di rifiuti tossici.
Il puzzle non è completo, ma ce n’è abbastanza in line with cogliere il disegno finale.
Mogadiscio, Livorno, Trapani, Palermo, Roma, Milano: tappe di un unico percorso che porta alle stragi di mafia del 1992-1993 e pone sotto una nuova luce l. a. svolta elettorale del 28 marzo 1994, una settimana dopo l’uccisione in Somalia di Ilaria Alpi e Miran Hrovatin, i due giornalisti del Tg3 pronti a mandare in onda un servizio annunciato e clamoroso.
Quello di Ilaria Alpi e Milan Hrovatin fu un omicidio politico: a vent’anni di distanza, gli esiti delle inchieste lo confermano smascherando il depistaggio della Commissione Taormina.
Una storia che parla di traffici internazionali di armi, del coinvolgimento di personaggi della comunità in line with tossicodipendenti di Mauro Rostagno e del suo socio Francesco Cardella. E degli affari sporchi dei socialisti e della mafia, soprattutto trapanese, non quella delle coppole storte ma dei colletti bianchi e della massoneria. In prima linea anche uomini importanti nel progetto Dell’Utri in keeping with los angeles nascita di Forza Italia. Ecco l. a. faccia nascosta della Seconda repubblica.
By Angelique Serrao
A strong Czech multimillionaire, Radovan Krejcir fled his domestic kingdom presently after his arrest in 2005 on fees of fraud. He arrived on South Africa’s shorelines in 2007, vacationing below a pretend identify with a fake passport, and fending off extradition via pay offs. Krejcir quickly started to make a reputation for himself inside of South Africa’s underworld, however it was once the homicide of Teazer’s boss Lolly Jackson in 2010 that introduced his identify to public cognizance. After 3 years and ten extra deaths, Krejcir was once ultimately arrested on fees of kidnapping and tried homicide. but it appears even a prison phone isn't adequate to subdue the felony kingpin: it's only company as ordinary. In KREJCIR, Angelique Serrao finds why we've not but heard the final of the worst crime boss South Africa has ever seen.
By J K LaMay
Hidden less than the company Ladder provides a brutally sincere glance inside of a scandalous Fortune a hundred corporation. the tale occurs in Dallas, Texas, within the mid Nineteen Nineties, as advised firsthand by means of an worker employed to paintings for a corporation's department position to determine why its operation is not efficient. Jackie expects misconduct; besides the fact that, she unearths greater than she bargained for. while one of many perpetrators uncovers her project and confides in her that he's in a Witness defense software with prior Mob ties, he threatens to "do away" along with her if she stories any fallacious doing. the tale is compelling. certain to preserve the reader riveted to every chapter's no-holds-barred description of scandal, deception, sexual misconduct, misappropriation of cash, discrimination, or even loss of life. Destined to have a profound impact, the tale is usually strong and retains the reader turning the pages because it info and describes misuse of administration in incredible and incomprehensible ways.
By Enzo Ciconte
By Rita Zecher
By Ron Chepesiul,Ron Chepesiuk
By Laurence Yadon,Robert Barr Smith,Robert Smith
In an strange twin biography, authors Laurence J. Yadon and Robert Barr Smith discover this compelling legal case from each side. Tulsa desktop rich person Roger Wheeler used to be the sufferer and arranged crime boss Whitey Bulger used to be the criminal—or so it appeared. via a desirable exam of data concerning either males, the authors holiday down the façade and disclose the underlying truths during this decades-long case.
Wheeler, a well known entrepreneur, stumbled on that one among his investments used to be being skimmed by means of prepared crime in Boston. As Wheeler started to get to the bottom of the cash path, Bulger’s White Hill gang scurried to hide their tracks. Wheeler rejected the gang’s alleged makes an attempt to forestall his research, mistakenly believing his many well-funded connections in the FBI could defend him. Wheeler used to be assassinated in may perhaps of 1981 and Bulger speedy dropped out of sight. within the resulting years, Wheeler’s kinfolk by no means gave up their pursuit of justice. Their perseverance paid off while Bulger was once apprehended in June of 2011.
This riveting actual tale lays out how the unrelenting efforts of the relatives of a murdered Oklahoma businessman resulted in this crime boss’s downfall. Yadon and Smith offer perception into the improvement of equipped crime in American and its stronghold in Boston whereas following and uncovering the entire murky information of this groundbreaking case.
By Brad Lewis
"I came across superstar Gangster extreme, dramatic, a true web page turner." ----Irwin Winkler, manufacturer of Rocky, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, evening and the town and the crowd That could not Shoot instantly. -- Irwin Winkler
"Never in my years of examining for excitement, has such an notorious mobster because the overdue Mickey Cohen been written approximately with such perception, truthfulness and stable humor as Brad Lewis has comprehensive during this page-turning bio. For somebody into Jewish or maybe gentile folklore, it is a needs to read." ----Arthur Marx, writer of existence With Groucho, The 9 Lives of Mickey Rooney, Goldwyn: A Biography of the fellow at the back of the parable , purple Skelton, the key lifetime of Bob desire , every person Loves an individual someday (Especially Himself ) - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and the play, The most unlikely Years. -- Arthur Marx
A colourful biography of the Mick, a nattily attired, 5-foot-5-inch L.A. gangster who declared he by no means killed a person who ``didn't deserve killing" and who feared not anything yet germs (hence, his behavior of taking 2- to 3-hour showers). ``Hollywood's big name Gangster" is an engaging portrait of ways a Boyle Heights newsboy grew as much as move paths with motion picture stars, non secular leaders, jetsetters and newspaper parents whilst he wasn't dodging assassination makes an attempt on sundown street. Lewis' e-book shines a mild on a frequently forgotten bankruptcy of the historical past of crime, L.A.'s mid-20th century underworld (called the ``Vicecapades'' by way of one columnist). Mickey struck me as a man i'd have enjoyed to dine with so long as it wasn't on sundown side road.
----Steve Harvey, "Only in LA", la occasions -- Steve Harvey, "Only in LA", la Times
Brad Lewis has penned a attractiveness titled Hollywood's superstar Gangster: The magnificent existence and instances of Mickey Cohen (396 pages, paperbound, $22),
Mickey Cohen, who died in 1976, used to be a colourful, feared West Coast gangster-gambler who knew the largest names in Hollywood together with the Rat Pack, was once a bodyguard for Bugsy Siegel, a pal of Las Vegas' overdue Liz Renay and on first names with the most important men within the Mafia. Well-indexed and illustrated, Lewis ebook approximately Cohen attracts from hundreds of thousands of assets -- a digital treasure trove of Mafia-related books, articles and interviews.
The publication is split into 5 components: Cohen's early days from 1913 to 1938, from Brooklyn to l. a.; from 1938 to 1947 Headliners: Mickey and Bugsy; 1947 to 1955 Mickey, the fame; 1955 to 1967, Mickey Redux; and 1967 to 1976, The Survivor.
Each part has whatever for everybody attracted to the Mob with theories on who shot Bugsy in 1947; a glance on the early days of Las Vegas and why Cohen cherished convinced resorts; and his reference to Hollywood and the leisure undefined.
Cohen was once a survivor. no longer an immense guy (he used to be five-five), he controlled to outlive gang wars; feuds; the federal government's makes an attempt to place him away; and he had a few of the greatest identify attorneys representing him.
His genuine identify was once Meyer Harris (Michael) Cohen and there is a few doubt to whilst he was once born (1911, 1913 or 1914) "purportedly" in Brownsville's part of Brooklyn, yet he grew up within the Boyle Heights component to la. He'd get trained afterward the streets of recent York, Chicago and Detroit.
Cohen's existence crossed the lives of many. The book's index contains the Mob's Albert Anastasia; stripper sweet Barr; Hollywood great shot Harry Cohn; Frank Costello; gangster Jack Dragna; Jimmy Fratianno; Momo Giancana; J. Edgar Hoover; racket investigator Estes Kefauver; Mob mind Meyer Lansky; actor George Raft; the dapper Johnny Rosselli; ; President John Kennedy and his brother Robert.
By Jon Roberts,Evan Roberts Jon Wright,Evan Wright
Like a real-life Scarface Jon used to be born into the higher degrees of the Gambino crime kin and witnessed his first homicide at age seven. He turned a one-man juvenile crime wave prior to becoming a member of an assassination squad in Vietnam. He back to ny at age 20 to turn into one of many city's most sensible nightclub promoters, then journeyed to Miami the place he turned the de facto transportation leader of the Medellin Cartel, and besides a tech-wizard companion, created one of the most refined smuggling applied sciences ever.
With a hulking 6'6" bodyguard consistently at his aspect, and a rural castle safe via mortars, tear-gas cannons, and a gold-fanged assault puppy, Roberts used to be brutally powerful at what he did. To legislation enforcement, he was once referred to as the "Bearded Gringo," a spectre they can by no means contact. To usa senators and CIA officers, he used to be "the man who can get issues done". He ultimately shaped a clandestine alliance with the U.S. govt and in spite of everything came upon own late-life redemption.
By John Farrell
THE final HUSTLER
By John Farrell
LOGLINE: The final of the old-time cube and card “mechanics” recounts his colourful adventures in and out of doors the mob operating crooked cube and card video games everywhere in the kingdom and global. imagine stable Fellas meets The Sting.
“By pretending to comb a few lint from my shoulder I had communicated to my companions that it used to be time for us to ‘brush’—time to get the hell out of there. All full-time card and cube hustlers had mystery hand indications and spoken codes that enabled us to speak with one another, even if we have been surrounded via unsuspecting avid gamers. From the East Coast to the West Coast, should you have been a real full-time hustler this code was once a part of your arsenal. It used to be a countrywide code recognized to just the entire time scuffs. We referred to as it the ‘office.’”
And they name Jack Farrell “Fast Jack” for a cause too. For a new release he used to be the most effective cube “mechanic” within the company, a whiz at establishing marks and turning on line casino nights, clambakes and social gatherings right into a piggy financial institution for himself and his companions. quick Jack grew out of the period earlier than mega-casinos and simple credits, the place funds was once nonetheless king and playing came about in basements, kitchens and storerooms.
After studying the sport on the smooth age of 22, quick Jack wrote lots of the principles and rewrote the remainder of them, turning into a loved ones identify amid the circles during which he traveled. His true-life tale reads like a who’s who of the mob’s final hurrah, as he walks the high quality line among cash and experience within the ultimate days prior to federal indictments grew to become as ample as taking part in cards.
From rigging and switching cube to magnetized Craps tables, from working a foolproof horse having a bet rip-off to rigging a chilly deck, from the large Bowl to the Kentucky Derby and big apple to West Germany, quickly Jack left a path of marks in his wake that shared the doubtful contrast of being performed by means of some of the best. A hustler extraordinaire who understood the frame of mind and sensibility it takes to tilt the percentages squarely in his desire whereas consistently residing to roll one other day.
Along the best way, he brushed elbows with the likes of John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Joe Louis and Jake LaMotta and loved dealings with the notorious 5 households of recent York and the hot England mob. The Mechanic peels again the curtain to supply a seldom visible view of the pro hustler. a narrative of greed in addition to compassion, vengeance and redemption, pathos mixed with actual hazard. simply because on the earth of quickly Jack Farrell, the final hustler, you’re simply pretty much as good your final roll of the cube, and he was once the simplest ever.