American Kingpin

This ebook list for those who looking for to read American Kingpin, you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi. May some of ebooks not available on your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of library websites.

American Kingpin

American Kingpin

The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

  • Author: Nick Bilton
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698405730
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 304
  • View: 3586
DOWNLOAD NOW »
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom—and almost got away with it In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything—drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons—free of the government’s watchful eye. It wasn’t long before the media got wind of the new Web site where anyone—not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers—could buy and sell contraband detection-free. Spurred by a public outcry, the federal government launched an epic two-year manhunt for the site’s elusive proprietor, with no leads, no witnesses, and no clear jurisdiction. All the investigators knew was that whoever was running the site called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts. The Silk Road quickly ballooned into $1.2 billion enterprise, and Ross embraced his new role as kingpin. He enlisted a loyal crew of allies in high and low places, all as addicted to the danger and thrill of running an illegal marketplace as their customers were to the heroin they sold. Through his network he got wind of the target on his back and took drastic steps to protect himself—including ordering a hit on a former employee. As Ross made plans to disappear forever, the Feds raced against the clock to catch a man they weren’t sure even existed, searching for a needle in the haystack of the global Internet. Drawing on exclusive access to key players and two billion digital words and images Ross left behind, Vanity Fair correspondent and New York Times bestselling author Nick Bilton offers a tale filled with twists and turns, lucky breaks and unbelievable close calls. It’s a story of the boy next door’s ambition gone criminal, spurred on by the clash between the new world of libertarian-leaning, anonymous, decentralized Web advocates and the old world of government control, order, and the rule of law. Filled with unforgettable characters and capped by an astonishing climax, American Kingpin might be dismissed as too outrageous for fiction. But it’s all too real.

Black Scarface II

This ebook list for those who looking for to read Black Scarface II, you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi. May some of ebooks not available on your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of library websites.

Black Scarface II

Black Scarface II

The Rise of an American Kingpin

  • Author: Jimmy DaSaint,Freeway Ricky Ross
  • Publisher: Dasaint Entertainment, LLC
  • ISBN: 9780982311196
  • Category: Drug dealers
  • Page: 264
  • View: 2392
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"This powerful, realistic tale of money, power, respect, loyalty and love follows a young man's journey to become a living legend, and the most prominent drug kingpin in U.S. history."--Cover p.4.

Summary & Analysis of American Kingpin

This ebook list for those who looking for to read Summary & Analysis of American Kingpin, you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi. May some of ebooks not available on your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of library websites.

Summary & Analysis of American Kingpin

Summary & Analysis of American Kingpin

With Key Takeaways

  • Author: Fastreads
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781976528682
  • Category:
  • Page: 42
  • View: 9199
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In "American Kingpin" Nick Bilton follows Ross Ulbricht, the creator of a clandestine website on the dark web selling every manner of contraband, and the law enforcement agents who brought him to book. With surprising ease, Bilton weaves together coincidences, near-misses, and lucky breaks that are almost too bizarre to be true. This FastReads Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to "American Kingpin" to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this FastReads Summary & Analysis Include? An executive summary of the original book Editorial Review Key themes & analysis Brief chapter by chapter summaries A short bio of the the authors Original Book Summary Overview Nick Bilton's American Kingpin recounts the incredible Silk Road saga in which a former boy scout metamorphosed into an anti-government drug baron who evaded top government agents for two years. Bilton pieces the events that led to Ross Ulbricht's eventual capture in painstaking and candid detail. What emerges is a true, fast-moving story that engrosses the reader to the end. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this FastReads Summary & Analysis is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). FastReads has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, "American Kingpin" PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.

Fentanyl, Inc.

This ebook list for those who looking for to read Fentanyl, Inc., you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi. May some of ebooks not available on your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of library websites.

Fentanyl, Inc.

Fentanyl, Inc.

How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic

  • Author: Ben Westhoff
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
  • ISBN: 080214795X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 341
  • View: 6725
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. “A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape,” writes Ben Westhoff. “These are known as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and they include replacements for known drugs like heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much more potent than traditional drugs”—and all-too-often tragically lethal. Drugs like fentanyl, K2, and Spice—and those with arcane acronyms like 25i-NBOMe— were all originally conceived in legitimate laboratories for proper scientific and medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked and manufactured by rogue chemists, largely in China, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, making the drugs’ effects impossible to predict. Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world. He tracks down the little-known scientists who invented these drugs and inadvertently killed thousands, as well as a mysterious drug baron who turned the law upside down in his home country of New Zealand. Westhoff visits the shady factories in China from which these drugs emanate, providing startling and original reporting on how China’s vast chemical industry operates, and how the Chinese government subsidizes it. Poignantly, he chronicles the lives of addicted users and dealers, families of victims, law enforcement officers, and underground drug awareness organizers in the U.S. and Europe. Together they represent the shocking and riveting full anatomy of a calamity we are just beginning to understand. From its depths, as Westhoff relates, are emerging new strategies that may provide essential long-term solutions to the drug crisis that has affected so many.

Crime, Security and Global Politics

This ebook list for those who looking for to read Crime, Security and Global Politics, you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi. May some of ebooks not available on your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of library websites.

Crime, Security and Global Politics

Crime, Security and Global Politics

  • Author: Anja P. Jakobi
  • Publisher: Red Globe Press
  • ISBN: 1137468017
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 8386
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Images and Identity: Chinese Americans in Euro-American and Chinese American Fiction, 1970-1989

This ebook list for those who looking for to read Images and Identity: Chinese Americans in Euro-American and Chinese American Fiction, 1970-1989, you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi. May some of ebooks not available on your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of library websites.

Images and Identity: Chinese Americans in Euro-American and Chinese American Fiction, 1970-1989

Images and Identity: Chinese Americans in Euro-American and Chinese American Fiction, 1970-1989

  • Author: Li-Ts'ui Hsu
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American fiction
  • Page: 379
  • View: 1409
DOWNLOAD NOW »

American Home

This ebook list for those who looking for to read American Home, you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi. May some of ebooks not available on your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of library websites.

American Home

American Home

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture, Domestic
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1180
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The American Magazine

This ebook list for those who looking for to read The American Magazine, you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi. May some of ebooks not available on your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of library websites.

The American Magazine

The American Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 5739
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Caped Crusaders 101

This ebook list for those who looking for to read Caped Crusaders 101, you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi. May some of ebooks not available on your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of library websites.

Caped Crusaders 101

Caped Crusaders 101

Composition Through Comic Books

  • Author: Jeffrey Kahan,Stanley Stewart
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786425326
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 200
  • View: 2334
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"This textbook inspires an appreciation for literature by studying important literary themes found in comics. Chapters discuss DC, Marvel and other comics' varied attempts at portraying race, politics, economics, business ethics and democracy; responses t

Against the War

This ebook list for those who looking for to read Against the War, you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi. May some of ebooks not available on your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of library websites.

Against the War

Against the War

a novel of the Vietnam War era

  • Author: Roland Menge
  • Publisher: Roland Menge
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1885
  • View: 3426
DOWNLOAD NOW »
AGAINST THE WAR is a historical novel examining the response of the Vietnam War generation to the Vietnam War and the effect of the war on American society. The novel follows the intertwined lives of four friends, rowing team mates, who graduate from college in 1967, at the height of the war. Two of the four friends become involved in the war, one as a combat pilot and one as a medic. The other two of the four friends, in seeking to avoid the war, become involved in the counter culture that arises from the anti-war movement. The novel also follows the lives of the four women who become the eventual companions of the four men.