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📒The Last Good Heist ✍ Wayne Worcester
📝The Last Good Heist Book Synopsis : On Aug. 14, 1975, eight daring thieves ransacked 148 massive safe-deposit boxes at a secret bank used by organized crime, La Cosa Nostra, and its associates in Providence, R.I. The crooks fled with duffle bags crammed full of cash, gold, silver, stamps, coins, jewels and high-end jewelry. The true value of the loot has always been kept secret, partly because it was ill-gotten to begin with, and partly because there was plenty of incentive to keep its true worth out of the limelight. It's one thing for authorities to admit they didn't find a trace of goods worth from $3 million to $4 million, and entirely another when what was at stake was more accurately valued at about $30 million, the equivalent of $120 million today. It was the biggest single payday in the criminal history of the Northeast. Nobody came close, not the infamous James "Whitey" Bulger, not John "The Dapper Don" Gotti, not even the Brinks or Wells Fargo robbers. The heist was bold enough and big enough to rock the underworld to its core, and it left La Cosa Nostra in the region awash in turmoil that still reverberates nearly 38 years later. "The Last Good Heist" is the inside story of the robbery and its aftermath.
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📒The Last Good Paradise ✍ Tatjana Soli
📝The Last Good Paradise Book Synopsis : From Tatjana Soli, the bestselling author of The Lotus Eaters and The Forgetting Tree, comes a black comedy set on an island resort, where guests attempting to flee their troubles realize they can't escape who they are. On a small, unnamed coral atoll in the South Pacific, a group of troubled dreamers must face the possibility that the hopes they've labored after so single-mindedly might not lead them to the happiness they feel they were promised. Ann and Richard, an aspiring, Los Angeles power couple, are already sensing the cracks in their version of the American dream when their life unexpectedly implodes, leading them to brashly run away from home to a Robinson Crusoe idyll. Dex Cooper, lead singer of the rock band, Prospero, is facing his own slide from greatness, experimenting with artistic asceticism while accompanied by his sexy, young, and increasingly entrepreneurial muse, Wende. Loren, the French owner of the resort sauvage, has made his own Gauguin-like retreat from the world years before, only to find that the modern world has become impossible to disconnect from. Titi, descendent of Tahitian royalty, worker, and eventual inheritor of the resort, must fashion a vision of the island's future that includes its indigenous people, while her partner, Cooked, is torn between anarchy and lust. By turns funny and tragic, The Last Good Paradise explores our modern, complex and often, self-contradictory discontents, crafting an exhilarating and darkly satirical story about our need to connect in an increasingly networked but isolating world.
📒The Last Great American Picture Show ✍ Alexander Horwath
📝The Last Great American Picture Show Book Synopsis : This publication is a major evaluation of the 1970s American cinema, including cult film directors such as Bogdanovich Altman and Peckinpah.
📒The Detroit Pistons ✍ Steve Addy
📝The Detroit Pistons Book Synopsis : During the 40 years that the Pistons have made their home in Detroit, the franchise has spanned the spectrum of success, from years of frustration to back-to-back NBA championships. Motor city basketball fans will relive all of the pistons' most memorable moments in this book. This team -- and NBA-endorsed publication includes easy-to-read stories and hundreds of photographs, many that have never been circulated to the general public. Players from all decades are featured, including Dave DeBusschere in the '50s and '60s to Dave Bing and Bob Lanier in the '70s to Isiah Thomas and Grant Hill in the '80s and '90s.
📒Night And Day ✍ Anne Stuart
📝Night and Day Book Synopsis : Romance Writers of America's Rita Award winners Anne Stuart and Gayle Wilson revisit their CATSPAW and MEN OF MYSTERY series with stories guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat! TWO MEN—DIFFERENT AS Night and Day Michael Blackheart: The illegitimate son of a legendary cat burglar, Michael is going to steal the world's most valuable private collection, right out from under the noses of the rich and famous—and beat the old man at his own game! Duncan Culhane: Ex-CIA agent and current member of the Phoenix Brotherhood, Duncan is out to help his best friend's widow. But is his willingness to go after the treasure stolen from her grandparents a product of passion or guilt? Neither man has a clue to the horrifying world of hate and terror they are about to encounter, but these are the kind of heroes who will do what it takes to get the job done…or die trying.
📒The Truth About The Territory ✍ Rich Ives
📝The Truth about the territory Book Synopsis : A collection of writings by authors from the Northwestern United States discusses life in the Northwest, the mythology of the American West, animal behavior, and hiking through forest areas
📒Owning It All ✍ William Kittredge
📝Owning It All Book Synopsis : This is a deeply felt and highly informed essay collection about life in the American west by one of the finest writers ever to emerge from that region. As theSeattle Timeshas said ofOwning It All: "You may never again see the American west in quite the same way if you take the time to view it through the eyes of William Kittredge. [This is a] stunning book." Having grown up on his family's cattle ranch in eastern Oregon, Kittredge directly confronts the contradictions and myths that lie at the heart of the Western experience: male freedom and female domesticity, the wild and the tame, self-interest and love of the land. William Kittredgegrew up on a cattle ranch in Southeast Oregon and farmed there until he was 33, after which he taught Creative Writing at the University of Montana. He is the author of several widely celebrated books on the Western experience, includingHole in the Sky(a memoir) andWe Are Not in This Together(a book of short fiction). This is a deeply felt and highly informed essay collection about life in the American west by one of the finest writers ever to emerge from that region. As theSeattle Timeshas said ofOwning It All: "You may never again see the American west in quite the same way if you take the time to view it through the eyes of William Kittredge. [This is a] stunning book." Having grown up on his family's cattle ranch in eastern Oregon, Kittredge directly confronts the contradictions and myths that lie at the heart of the Western experience: male freedom and female domesticity, the wild and the tame, self-interest and love of the land. "These autobiographical essays about growing up in the West affirm Kittredge's place as one of our most astute Western writers."The Bloomsbury Review "Here is an important book. Not the least because of Kittredge's own wonderful prose style, which places this book in the company of such classics as Norman McLean'sA River Runs Through It, Ivan Doig'sHouse Made of Sky, John Graves'Goodbye to a River, D. L. Davis's rural essays, and Wallace Stegner'sWolf Willow. You ought not miss this fine book."Albuquerque Journal Magazine "Owning It Allestablishes [Kittredge] as one of this generation's most provocative and thoughtful observers of the American West as it is today, and how it came to be that way."The Kansas City Star "Brings together fourteen occasional pieces in which Kittredge attempts, in prose as hard and smooth as the pebbles in a mountain stream, to understand what it means to be a westerner."New York Newsday "Reading this richly detailed book is like listening to Hank Williams. Its twangy, melancholic strains cut to the bone."Booklist "[Kittredge] explores the meaning of the Western myth and its effects on the land, people, and wildlife of America. In some of the most perceptive writing, Kittredge critiques the movie Western and shows how recent pictures have drawn on that genre for their plots. In another essay, he mourns the virtual destruction of the grizzly bear south of the Canadian border. Taken together, these pieces present a land slowly dying from the effects of plow and oil field. A dark vision to be sure, but one to be pondered."Library Journal "An illustrative and insightful collection of essays on the American West . . . Autobiographical sketches describe his early years in [an] isolated community and are full of rodeo memories and ruminations on his buckaroo days. Other essays consider the boom-town phenomenon, the 'redneck,' the grizzly bear, the renaissance in Native American art. Most notably, the author offers a critique of the popular view of the Westwhich is, according to Kittredge, a disguised mythology of co
📒The Great Nut Heist ✍ Stephen Brand
📝The Great Nut Heist Book Synopsis : F.E. Lyon is a 15-lb Calico cat who ventures through the neighborhood solving problems, thus self-proclaiming himself a private investigator. He is the champion of his domain and other animals within the area of his house are afraid of his aggressive nature.
📒The Last Viking ✍ Ron Dawson
📝The Last Viking Book Synopsis : On the tenth anniversary of D-Day, the Aston Villains mob, a criminal gang from Birmingham, pulled off the world's greatest heist. At the cost of his own life, the last surviving member of the Villains tells his own inside story of their audacious robbery. Telling of sea crossings in the dead of night in WW2 DUKW amphibious vehicles, the destruction of a peaceful island's communication links with the outside world, the capture of its police force, shootings, horrific torture and deaths, Nazi money laundering, impetuous and divisive sex, high stakes gambles, treachery, revenge, inter-gang rivalries and the unremitting merciless powers of Her Majesty's Secret Services, this is a fast-moving story with unexpected twists and turns. But why was news of this massive and violent raid murderously suppressed by the British establishment? Why did some of the gang walk free while others had to die? And just what was Ronnie Wheeler's final deal, and why did he also have to die?