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📒Five Families ✍ Selwyn Raab
✏Five Families Book Summary : Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo and Lucchese. For decades these Five Families ruled New York and built the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra) into an underworld empire. Today, the Mafia is an endangered species, battered and beleaguered by aggressive investigators, incompetent leadership, betrayals and generational changes that produced violent and unreliable leaders and recruits. A twenty year assault against the five families in particular blossomed into the most successful law enforcement campaign of the last century. Selwyn Raab's Five Families is the vivid story of the rise and fall of New York's premier dons from Lucky Luciano to Paul Castellano to John Gotti and more. The book also brings the reader right up to the possible resurgence of the Mafia as the FBI and local law enforcement agencies turn their attention to homeland security and away from organized crime.
📒Five Families ✍ Source: Wikipedia
✏Five Families Book Summary : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 49. Chapters: Gambino crime family, Lucchese crime family, Genovese crime family, Bonanno crime family, Colombo crime family. Excerpt: The Lucchese crime family is one of the "Five Families" that controls organized crime activities in New York City, U.S., within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). Originally put together by Gaetano "Tommy" Reina in the early 1920s up until his murder in 1930, their illicit activities include profiting from labor and construction racketeering, illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, drug trafficking, money laundering, hijacking, fraud, fencing and murder for hire. The family was taken over by Gaetano "Tommy" Gagliano during the Castellammarese War until his death in 1951. The family under Gagliano was peaceful and low key, concentrating their criminal actives in the Bronx, Manhattan and New Jersey. The next boss was Tommy "Three-Finger Brown" Lucchese who turned the family around and became one of the most powerful Commission members. Lucchese teamed up with Gambino family boss Carlo Gambino to control organized crime in New York City together. When Lucchese died of natural causes in 1967, Carmine Tramunti controlled the family for a brief time; he was arrested in 1973. With his release from prison, Lucchese's successor Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo gained control of the family. Corallo was very secretive and soon became one of the most powerful members of the Commission. Corallo was arrested and tried in the famous Commission case of 1986. Corallo decided to put Vittorio "Vic" Amuso and Anthony Casso in charge of the family. Casso was soon promoted to underboss and the family barely survived the reign. Casso, fearing arrest in the early 1990s, kept ordering those he felt unloyal to be murdered. The former street boss for Casso Alphonse "Little Al" D'Arco fear...
📒How To Bake Bread ✍ Michael Kalanty
✏How to Bake Bread Book Summary : Now in it's 4th edition! Awarded "Best Bread Book in the World", How To Bake Bread (HTBB) is the leading book used in hundreds of professional culinary schools, including Le Cordon Bleu. A perfect book for young bakers of any age, HTBB includes 50 of the world's most popular breads made with commercial yeast such as active dry yeast, instant yeast, and baker's yeast. Includes more than 500 black and white technique photos with step-by-step instructions. Each type of bread featured in the book is grouped into one of five families based upon how the bread dough is mixed, kneaded, proofed, and baked. The families include: Lean Dough Family(baguettes, pretzels, bagels, and dinner rolls), the Sweet Bread Family (cinnamon buns, panettone, babka coffee cake, stollen, and monkey bread), the Soft Bread Family (buttery dinner rolls, honey whole wheat, and pizza), the Rich Bread Family (brioche, raisin buns, and butter bread for braiding), and finally, the Flat Bread family that includes focaccia and pizzas. Learn more at MichaelKalanty.com
📒Adventurers Of Purse And Person Virginia 1607 1624 5 Families G P ✍ John Frederick Dorman
✏Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607 1624 5 Families G P Book Summary : "The foundation for this work is the Muster of Jan 1624/25 which had never before been printed in full."--Page xiii, v. 1.
📒New Voices From Iceland ✍ Dóra S. Bjarnason
✏New Voices from Iceland Book Summary : This book presents a study of the perspectives and experiences of 36 disabled young adults, some of their parents, teachers and friends, on coming of age as a disabled person in Iceland. The young people of the study belong to the first generation of disabled children and youth to grow up with normalisation and inclusion in school and society as the law of the land. The aim is to describe, explore and interpret the social construction of disabled adulthood within culture and society, and to describe how inclusive and exclusionary processes within families, school and society, impact young disabled persons' claims to adulthood. The study is located within disability studies, and within a social constructivist, interpretative framework, involving interviews and document analysis. This volume focuses on the emergence of young disabled adulthood and on how families, general or segregated special education and special or generic support systems and relationships impact that process. The lesson learned form this book apply to the disabled everywhere.
📒Thai South And Malay North ✍ Michael John Montesano
✏Thai South and Malay North Book Summary : The portion of the Malay Peninsula where the Thai Buddhist civilization of Thailand gives way to the Malay Muslim civilization of Malaysia is characterized by multiple forms of pluralism. This book examines a broad range of issues relating to the turmoil afflicting the region.
📒Five Families ✍ Oscar Lewis
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📒The House By The Lake ✍ Thomas Harding
✏The House by the Lake Book Summary : A Finalist for the Costa Biography Award Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (London) • New Statesman (London) • Daily Express (London) • Commonweal magazine In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her “soul place,” she said—a holiday home for her and her family, but also a refuge—until the 1930s, when the Nazis’ rise to power forced them to leave. The trip was his grandmother’s chance to remember her childhood sanctuary as it was. But the house had changed, and when Harding returned once again nearly twenty years later, it was about to be demolished. It now belonged to the government, and as Harding began to inquire about whether the house could be saved, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades. Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all but one had been forced out. The house had weathered storms, fires and abandonment, witnessed violence, betrayals and murders, and had withstood the trauma of a world war and the dividing of a nation. Breathtaking in scope and intimate in its detail, The House by the Lake is a groundbreaking and revelatory new history of Germany, told over a tumultuous century through the story of a small wooden house.
📒Dance Of The City ✍ Carl F. Reidway, Jr
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📒Five Families ✍ Oscar Lewis
✏Five Families Book Summary : One of the truly seminal works in modern cultural anthropology, Five Families is a dramatic and forceful account of the men, women, and children of five Mexican families and the impoverished communities in which they live.