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📒The Last Good Heist ✍ Wayne Worcester
✏The Last Good Heist Book Summary : 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.
📒The Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told ✍ Tom McCarthy
✏The Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told Book Summary : Crime does pay. At least for a while. You’ll see that quickly in these nine compelling and true stories of brilliant plans and guile. The thieves awaiting you seem to have it all. They are clever, cool, and determined with icy resolve. It took a lot of guts and nerves of steel to do what they did and not fold under the pressure. After all, if those hard-wrought plans had failed, they would have had plenty of time to think about what went wrong in prison. Hijack an airplane, demand a ransom and two parachutes, then disappear? Invent a device that allows you to record the combination of any bank vault, then break into bank vaults twice? Steal from a secret mob depository run by a boss known for his brutality? Rob a small-town bank in midday and ride off without a second thought? Piece of cake. The Greatest Heists Stories Ever Told will allow readers to appreciate the efforts that go into a truly magnificent heist. It is a celebration of stunning, well-planned and audacious capers that left police and armies of investigators looking for answers and scratching their heads. Among the stories included are: The Lufthansa Heist The Northfield Bank Robbery The Last Good Heist Hijack! DB Cooper’s Great Escape and many others
📒Night And Day ✍ Anne Stuart
✏Night and Day Book Summary : 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 Detroit Pistons ✍ Steve Addy
✏The Detroit Pistons Book Summary : 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.
📒Still Life With Peckerwood ✍ Philip Nutman
✏Still Life With Peckerwood Book Summary : Inspired by a Gahan Wilson cartoon illustration and the mysterious legend of the "lost" poet of Georgia, Thomas Holley Chivers, this is a supernatural tale of larceny and tragedy. From Philip Nutman’s Cities of Night, this tale is one of a dozen stories leaping from Atlanta to Blackpool, London to New York, from Rome to Albuquerque via the city of Lost Angels—all cities of night. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
📒The Great Nut Heist ✍ Stephen Brand
✏The Great Nut Heist Book Summary : 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 Truth About The Territory ✍ Rich Ives
✏The Truth about the territory Book Summary : 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 Summary : 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 Heist ✍ Mikey Chlanda
✏The Heist Book Summary : Shaeffer is an old-school heistman whose girlfriend just walked on him. You need an armored car taken or a football stadium's gate receipts lifted, you call Shaeffer and his buddies. But the world is fast moving to a cashless economy with people paying with Paypal or debit cards these days. Join an aging heistman as he tries to deal with an increasingly high tech society, feeling more and more left behind. In this opening book, Shaeffer finds an ATM route truck that actually carries CASH. With his best friend Grogan, they go through the planning, the job, and the aftermath, with Shaeffer trying to patch things up with his girlfriend in between
✏The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction Book Summary : A reference and overview of the genre of crime fiction, primarily covering the 1950s onwards, although major earlier writers, such as Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, also have entries.