Download La stagione delle belve: La vera storia del clan dei by Pasquale Ragone PDF

By Pasquale Ragone

Albert Bergamelli, Jacques Berenguer, Maffeo Bellicini: sono le “tre B” che hanno fatto tremare le polizie di mezzo mondo, da Parigi a brand new York, fino a Roma e le principali capitali europee. Le “tre B” del crimine organizzato sono ben più di malviventi incalliti al centro di traffici illeciti. Raccontando le loro gesta, Pasquale Ragone percorre un periodo drammatico e intenso della storia del Paese, che va dal Piano Solo del 1964 alla scoperta della lista P2 nel 1981, passando in step with l. a. strage di piazza Fontana, il tentato golpe di Junio Valerio Borghese e l’uccisione di Aldo Moro. In mezzo ci sono i colpi della banda, come los angeles storica rapina di through Monte Napoleone, a Milano nel ’64, il delitto del ’75 a Roma in piazza dei Caprettari e, soprattutto, los angeles “stagione dei sequestri eccellenti”. Bergamelli, Berenguer e Bellicini vivono da protagonisti quegli anni, portando a Roma un livello di criminalità organizzata mai visto prima e che vedrà impegnati nello scontro magistrati del calibro di Ferdinando Imposimato e Vittorio Occorsio. Eppure, nessuno sospetta quanto si apprenderà solo nel 1981 con l. a. scoperta della lista P2, che svelerà il torbido intreccio tra le “tre B” e il Maestro venerabile Licio Gelli. in keeping with raccontare una vicenda così complessa, l’autore ha condotto un’inchiesta d’eccezione, consultando e raccogliendo migliaia di fascicoli sul extended family consistent with capire fino in fondo un capitolo ancora oscuro della storia criminale italiana.

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Download Generation Oxy: From High School Wrestlers to Pain Pill by Douglas Dodd,Matthew Cox PDF

By Douglas Dodd,Matthew Cox

Generation Oxy is the tale of a bunch of friends—clean reduce, all-American highschool kids—who stumbled into the light State’s murky underworld of unlawful tablet generators and corrupt medical professionals. This teenage felony firm eventually shipped thousands of OxyContins and different prescription painkillers during the nation, making hundreds of thousands within the process.

This actual crime memoir info the three-year-long upward thrust and cave in of the Barabas felony company, an opiod-pill trafficking ring based by way of Douglas Dodd and his ally at the wrestling workforce, Lance Barabas. Raised by means of an alcoholic mom and surrounded through drug-abusing relations, Dodd obtained thinking about narcotics at an early age. Their scheme to promote the medicine he was once already eating coincided with the explosion of prescription addicts who have been touring the “Oxy show” to Florida for simple entry to the drugs they dubbed “hillbilly heroin.” quickly they have been delivery 40 thousand tablets a month, with tens of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks returning in hollowed-out teddy bears.

In Generation Oxy, Dodd recounts his time as a wannabe Scarface: bottle-service at golf equipment, an arsenal of guns that may make Dillinger blush, slender escapes from the legislations, hordes of younger women, and as many capsules as he may well swallow. And this was once all prior to he was once legally capable of drink a lager, whereas nonetheless dwelling along with his grandmother. the great instances got here to an finish whilst the DEA closed in and the twenty-year-old Dodd confronted lifestyles in federal criminal.

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Download Edith Wharton: Collected Stories Vol. 1 1891-1910 (Library by Edith Wharton,Maureen Howard PDF

By Edith Wharton,Maureen Howard

Born into an upper-class big apple relations, Edith Wharton broke with conference and have become a qualified author, incomes a permanent position because the grande dame of yankee letters. This Library of the US assortment (along with its better half quantity, Collected tales: 1911–1937) offers the best of Wharton's success briefly fiction, drawn from the greater than 80 tales she released over the process her profession. establishing along with her first released story—the fascinating "Mrs. Manstey's View," a few disruption within the lifetime of an aged apartment-dweller—this first of 2 volumes provides a author, already on the top of her powers, commencing to discover the troubles of a life-time. In "Souls Belated," fans try to break out the implications in their adultery—a topic to which Wharton returns all through her occupation. In "The project of Jane" (about a awesome followed baby) and "The Pelican" (about an itinerant lecturer), she discovers her reward for social and cultural satire. might be the best of her ghost tales, "The Eyes," with its Jamesian feel of evil, can be integrated, besides novella-length works, "The Touchstone" and "Sanctuary," revealing the mind-blowing diversity of Wharton's fictive mind's eye. additionally incorporated during this variation are a chronology of Wharton's existence, explanatory notes, and an essay at the texts.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download Protocollo fantasma: Dossier, silenzi e segreti di Stato. by Walter Molino PDF

By Walter Molino

L’Italia è un paese che deve ancora fare i conti con un passato dalle molte ombre. Palermo è l. a. città che più lo rappresenta. Oggi, a Palermo, sembra di essere tornati indietro di vent’anni: fughe di notizie, depistaggi, i «corvi» a Palazzo di Giustizia. C’è un magistrato, Nino Di Matteo, che ha mandato a processo boss, uomini politici e agenti delle forze dell’ordine coinvolti nella trattativa Statomafi a. Da anni riceve avvertimenti e minacce di morte. Ora gli è stato recapitato un file anonimo: «Vi stanno sorvegliando, e tutte le informazioni sono inviate a una centrale di Roma. Non fidarti di nessuno, nemmeno dei tuoi colleghi». Si chiama «Protocollo fantasma». Chi è stato a mandarlo? E perché? A chi può servire una nuova strategia della tensione? L’inchiesta sulla trattativa è un percorso a ostacoli scandito da un sonoro intermittente: le fragorose rivelazioni dei mafiosi e l’ostinato silenzio dei politici. Nel mezzo, l’ultimo grande amministratore di Cosa nostra: Bernardo Provenzano. Il garante del patto che fermò le stragi del ’92-’93 sarebbe proprio zu Binnu, che oggi spende i suoi ultimissimi scampoli di lucidità tra una cella e un letto d’ospedale. Solleticato dalla più scabrosa delle tentazioni: collaborare ufficialmente con lo Stato. Un incubo da scacciare a ogni costo consistent with i custodi dei segreti della Repubblica. Ma il paese travolto dalla crisi, appeso al governo delle larghe intese, è pronto advert accettare los angeles più spaventosa delle verità? Dopo più di vent’anni di corone di fiori e lacrime istituzionali, l’Italia avrà il coraggio di scrivere l’ultimo capitolo della sua storia più nera? Protocollo fantasma intreccia romanzo e analisi giornalistica, riporta atti processuali, verbali, intercettazioni, testimonianze dirette dei protagonisti, in una ricostruzione lucida e originale dell’inchiesta sulla trattativa. Walter Molino mette a nudo i congegni e le complicità che da anni indeboliscono l. a. lotta alla mafia: senza giudizi inappellabili, ma avanzando interrogativi legittimi, aprendo uno squarcio su quella zona grigia che sta tra i buoni e i cattivi.

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Download Selvaggia: Ho camminato fino alla fine del mondo (Italian by Sarah Marquis PDF

By Sarah Marquis

Mille giorni e mille notti. Ecco quanto ha impiegato Sarah Marquis a compiere l. a. sua impresa: attraversare sei Paesi, dalla Mongolia all'Australia, passando in line with il deserto del Gobi, l. a. Cina, l. a. Siberia, il Laos e l. a. Thailandia. Camminando. Perché camminare è un'antica forma di meditazione, e Sarah, un passo dopo l'altro, ha fatto sua questa pratica. Ventimila chilometri davanti e uno zaino sulle spalle, Sarah ha visto paesaggi sontuosi, come il Lago Bajkal, e luoghi lussureggianti, come l. a. giungla del Laos. Si è imbattuta in animali amichevoli e temibili belve, come i lupi della Siberia e i leopardi delle nevi nel deserto del Gobi. Ha incontrato personaggi minacciosi, ladri, narcotrafficanti, ma anche popolazioni accoglienti e calorose. Un viaggio incredibile in cui, contando solo sulle sue capacità, Sarah ha affrontato temperature gelide e caldi opprimenti, i pericoli della natura selvaggia e della solitudine. Ricompensata dalla bellezza dei luoghi e dal cammino interiore percorso, ci racconta in queste pagine los angeles natura in tutta los angeles sua grandiosità: meravigliosa e distinctiveness, emozionante, pericolosa e spettacolare.

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Download Diary of a Motor City Hit Man by Christian Cipollini PDF

By Christian Cipollini

A case started to spread like not anything the old fashioned Detroit suburban quarter of Orchard Lake had ever noticeable. within the hours following a close to head-on collision among a mysterious sedan and an on-duty patrolman, the scary fact at the back of the dashing car's motive force will be stumbled on. The motor vehicle used to be plagued by guns, medicinal drugs, and money, but this stuff were not even the start. the main menacing merchandise legislations enforcement may possibly think used to be made up of paper.  present in Chester Wheeler Campbell's ownership used to be a collection of meticulously certain assassin's notebooks - containing the names of unsolved homicide sufferers and a listing of deliberate ambitions.
It used to be a time whilst outlandish court docket drama, gangland executions, corruption investigations, and scandals have been all a part of the twisted international the place a Motor urban Hit guy may well thrive. this can be the real story not just of a assassin for rent, but additionally the parallel humans and occurrences that helped warp a under pressure socio-economic panorama of Detroit right into a drug fueled prepared crime managed underworld.

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Download All Fall Down by Matthew Condon PDF

By Matthew Condon

Continuing on from the bestselling precise crime tales Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers, All Fall Down follows Terry Lewis as he turns into police commissioner and the period of corruption on the optimum degrees of the police and executive is going on. because the Queensland police turn into extra attached with their corrupt colleagues in Sydney, the period of heavy medicines and crime additionally starts off. Tony Murphy and Glen Hallahan, of the unique “crooked kings,” turn into extra enmeshed with “The shaggy dog story” that is run through bagman Jack Herbert. All Fall Down introduces new characters, extra impressive habit outdoor the legislations via the legislations, and alongside how it charts the meteoric upward push of police commissioner Terry Lewis. yet with the arriving of the Fitzgerald Inquiry within the past due Nineteen Eighties, many will fall—and it’s no longer continuously the folks who should still. once more award-winning journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has drawn from unheard of entry to Terry Lewis, in addition to countless numbers of interviews with key avid gamers and conspirators to craft the definitive account of the rise—and superb fall—of one guy, a complete kingdom, and over a iteration of corruption.

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Download The Tao of Nookomis by Thomas D. Peacock PDF

By Thomas D. Peacock

The Tao of Nookomis introduces readers to undying, layered tales that seize either the simplicity and complexity of local lifestyles. The tales revolve round its teachings and lecturers: ninety-five-year-old Grandma Nooko, Uncle Eddie, Deacon Kingfisher, Ronnie, Donovan Manypenny, Wayne Bishop, Maggie Manypenny, Desiree Ogema, Ogema (the wolf), and Ogema (the wolf hybrid). subscribe to those and others as they examine and perform the methods in their ancestors, sporting traditions into the current day.

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Download The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume II: 002 by Thornton Wilder PDF

By Thornton Wilder

The book of quantity of this landmark assortment celebrates the shut of the centennial 12 months of Thornton Wilder's start. This quantity collects 17 performs from the author's three-minute and five-minute performs for 5 actors sequence and comprises the full-length play The Alcestiad, a massive paintings via the writer of Our Town and The dermis of Our Teeth which has lengthy been unavailable.

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Download Safe as Houses (Iowa Short Fiction Award) by Marie-Helene Bertino PDF

By Marie-Helene Bertino

Safe as Houses, the debut tale selection of Marie-Helene Bertino, proves that now not all houses are shelters. The titular tale revolves round an getting older English professor who, mourning the lack of his spouse, robs different people's houses in their sentimental knick-knacks. In "Free Ham," a tender dropout wins a ham after her condo burns down and refuses to simply accept it. “Has my ham performed whatever wrong?” she asks whilst the grocer supervisor calls for that she declare it.

 

In "Carry Me domestic, Sisters of Saint Joseph," a failed advertisement author strikes into the basement of a convent and inadvertently discovers the secrets and techniques of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. a lady, hoping to speak her brother out of enlisting within the military, brings Bob Dylan domestic for Thanksgiving dinner within the quiet, dreamy "North Of." In “The inspiration of Marcel,” Emily, a conservative, dependent lady, has dinner with the belief of her ex-boyfriend, Marcel. In an evening packed with baffling coincidences, together with Marcel having dinner together with his notion of Emily, she wonders why we have a tendency to be extra in love with principles than with truth. out and in of the rooms of those gritty, whimsical tales roam bothered, humorous humans suffering to reconcile their conditions to a couple form of American excellent and failing, over and over. 

 

The tales of Safe as Houses are magical and unique and support solution such common and existential questions as: How a long way do we visit remain unswerving to our acquaintances? will we love a guy even supposing he's inches shorter than our perfect? Why doesn’t Bob Dylan ever have his personal smokes? And are there shopper saints for every thing, even misplaced socks and undesirable movies?

 

All houses will not be shelters. yet however, a few are. Welcome to the house of Marie-Helene Bertino. 

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