Search results for: i-heard-you-paint-houses

I Heard You Paint Houses

Author : Charles Brandt
File Size : 84.58 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 446
Read : 505
Download »
'I heard you paint houses' are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the Mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the US Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat during World War 2. After returning home he became a hustler and a hit man, working for legenday crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that he was named as one of only two non-Italians on a list of the twenty-six most wanted Mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he refused, he would have been killed himself. Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes brand new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight into an infamous chapter in US and Mafia history. This is a page turner that is destined to become a true-crime classic.

The Irishman

Author : Charles Brandt
File Size : 49.87 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 740
Read : 209
Download »
**Now a major Netflix film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel** ~ The Irishman is an epic saga of organised crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, Sheeran's story chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and it offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics. Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit against The Commission of La Cosa Nostra, the US Government would name him as one of only two non-Italians in conspiracy with the Commission. Sheeran is listed alongside the likes of Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano and Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and Brandt turned Sheeran's story into a page-turning true crime classic.

Hit List

Author : Richard Belzer
File Size : 62.19 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 774
Read : 204
Download »
Richard Belzer and David Wayne are back to set the record straight after Dead Wrong; this time they’re going to uncover the truth about the many witness deaths tied to the JFK assassination. For decades, government pundits have dismissed these “coincidental” deaths, even regarding them as “myths” as “urban legends.” Like most people, Richard and David were initially unsure about what to make of these ‘coincidences’. After all, events don’t “consult the odds” prior to happening; they simply happen. Then someone comes along later and figures out what the odds of it happening were. Some of the deaths seemed purely coincidental; heart attacks, hunting accidents. Others clearly seemed noteworthy; witnesses who did seem to know something and did seem to die mysteriously. Hit List is a fair examination of the evidence of each case, leading to (necessarily) different conclusions. The findings were absolutely staggering; as some cases were clearly linked to a “clean-up operation” after the murder of President Kennedy, while others were the result of ‘other forces’. The impeccable research and writing of Richard Belzer and David Wayne show that if the government is trying to hide anything, they’re the duo who will uncover it.

The Rough Guide to True Crime

Author : Rough Guides
File Size : 78.11 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 701
Read : 683
Download »
The Rough Guide to True Crime tells the stories of criminal acts ranging from the absurd to the appalling, using a light touch with the former and illuminating the psychology in play behind the crimes. A compilation of crime's greatest hits, preposterous occurrences and heinous acts, the Rough Guide to True Crime will satisfy the armchair voyeur and amateur criminologist alike.

Cold Cases

Author : Hélèna Katz
File Size : 41.74 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 582
Read : 1087
Download »
This book explicitly chronicles 40 cases of unsolved murders and disappearances over a period of more than 160 years, tracing the evolution of criminal investigation and forensic techniques. * 40 chapters document all the major unsolved murders and disappearances of the 19th and 20th centuries * A complete chronology of unsolved murders and disappearances from 1841 to 2003, illustrating how murder investigations and forensic science have advanced * 31 photographs depict the victims of unsolved murders and disappearances portrayed in this book * Bibliography of books, magazine and newspaper articles, and websites about unsolved murders and disappearances * Includes an appendix detailing milestones in the development of forensic techniques, from a Chinese text from 1248 explaining the differences between death by drowning and by strangulation, to the modern use of DNA

The Quiet Don

Author : Matt Birkbeck
File Size : 61.86 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 310
Read : 557
Download »
To what extent was Rosario “Russell” Bufalino involved in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in 1975? In the CIA’s recruitment of gangsters to assassinate Fidel Castro? In organizing the historic meeting of crime chieftains in 1957? Even in the production of The Godfather movie? Secretive—even reclusive—Russell Bufalino quietly built his organized crime empire in the decades between Prohibition and the Carter presidency. His reach extended far beyond the coal country of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and quaint Amish farms near Lancaster. Bufalino had a hand in global, national, and local politics of the largest American cities, many of its major industries, and controlled the powerful Teamsters Union. His influence also reached the highest levels of Pennsylvania government and halls of Congress, and his legacy left a culture of corruption that continues to this day. A uniquely American saga that spans six decades, The Quiet Don follows Russell Bufalino’s remarkably quiet ascent from Sicilian immigrant to mob soldier to a man described by a United States Senate subcommittee in 1964 as “one of the most ruthless and powerful leaders of the Mafia in the United States.” INCLUDES PHOTOS

Legendary Lawman

Author : Dr. Diane Holloway
File Size : 82.13 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 659
Read : 588
Download »
Michigan Sheriff Johannes Spreen went to jail today to defend his beliefs and actions saying Id rather be right than free. Walter Cronkite, CBS News, May 7, 1977. Im inspired by legendary police commissioner and former sheriff Johannes Spreen, whose community-partnership approach encouraged people to work together, and it was successful. Arizona Police Chief Dan Saban. Johannes Spreen was a police officer extraordinary; a man who helped restructure and develop New York City Police Academy training leading to a college program, a West Point for police officersnow John Jay College for Criminal Justice. Johannes Spreen is a man of enthusiasm, indeed a prophet; always ahead of his time. Rudolph P. Blaum, retired NYPD and co-developer of John Jay College courses. This intimate portrait of former Detroit Police Commissioner and Michigan Sheriff Johannes F. Spreen, forming his attitudes against the rugged tides of experience and events, is a delight to read. The revealing rise of a German immigrant through New York and Michigan police hierarchies adds to our understanding of policing, competitive police turf battles and the criminal forces that drive our nation to the brink in attempting to maintain freedom and peace. Spreens innovations re-shaped American law enforcement thinking.

Great Lakes and Midwest Catalog

Author : Partners Book Distributing
File Size : 83.29 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 390
Read : 1250
Download »

Books Out Loud

Author :
File Size : 22.51 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 173
Read : 1158
Download »

American Book Publishing Record

Author :
File Size : 47.82 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 966
Read : 829
Download »

Cassette Books

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
File Size : 65.91 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 174
Read : 260
Download »

The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

Author : Andrew J. Rausch
File Size : 77.61 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 605
Read : 704
Download »
In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino. Rausch looks at their relationship as individual artists who combined their talents to create cinematic magic, including the recognized classics Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and GoodFellas.

Talking Book Topics

Author :
File Size : 27.11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 664
Read : 707
Download »

Organized Crime

Author : Howard Abadinsky
File Size : 34.97 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 200
Read : 1204
Download »
Abadinsky provides a detailed, comprehensive analysis of the origins, history, theoretical explanations, and structure of domestic andinternational organized crime, including drug trafficking, gambling, and loan sharking. The author also explains the methods employed by lawenforcement agencies to combat organized crime, and the policy decisions reached by various investigating committees and commissions,including the President's Commission on Organized Crime.

The Seventies in America

Author : John C. Super
File Size : 68.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 158
Read : 1049
Download »
Entries describe the decade's events, musical groups and performers, authors, political groups, movies, and literature, each assessing the topic's impact and tracing subsequent events.

Current Law Index

Author :
File Size : 46.50 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 856
Read : 676
Download »

The Barbarian Nurseries

Author : Héctor Tobar
File Size : 33.11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 517
Read : 1200
Download »
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Boston Globe Best Fiction Book of 2011 The great panoramic social novel that Los Angeles deserves—a twenty-first century, West Coast Bonfire of the Vanities by the only writer qualified to capture the city in all its glory and complexity With The Barbarian Nurseries, Héctor Tobar gives our most misunderstood metropolis its great contemporary novel, taking us beyond the glimmer of Hollywood and deeper than camera-ready crime stories to reveal Southern California life as it really is, across its vast, sunshiny sprawl of classes, languages, dreams, and ambitions. Araceli is the live-in maid in the Torres-Thompson household—one of three Mexican employees in a Spanish-style house with lovely views of the Pacific. She has been responsible strictly for the cooking and cleaning, but the recession has hit, and suddenly Araceli is the last Mexican standing—unless you count Scott Torres, though you'd never suspect he was half Mexican but for his last name and an old family photo with central L.A. in the background. The financial pressure is causing the kind of fights that even Araceli knows the children shouldn't hear, and then one morning, after a particularly dramatic fight, Araceli wakes to an empty house—except for the two Torres-Thompson boys, little aliens she's never had to interact with before. Their parents are unreachable, and the only family member she knows of is Señor Torres, the subject of that old family photo. So she does the only thing she can think of and heads to the bus stop to seek out their grandfather. It will be an adventure, she tells the boys. If she only knew . . . With a precise eye for the telling detail and an unerring way with character, soaring brilliantly and seamlessly among a panorama of viewpoints, Tobar calls on all of his experience—as a novelist, a father, a journalist, a son of Guatemalan immigrants, and a native Angeleno—to deliver a novel as broad, as essential, as alive as the city itself.

The Parchment

Author :
File Size : 49.91 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 526
Read : 1152
Download »

The Irishman Movie Tie In

Author : Charles Brandt
File Size : 59.54 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 757
Read : 232
Download »
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS I HEARD YOU PAINT HOUSES New York Times Bestseller Now a major motion picture directed by Academy Award® winner Martin Scorsese, starring Academy Award® winners Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin, and Academy Award® nominee Harvey Keitel, and written by Academy Award® winner Steven Zaillian. The Irishman “gives new meaning to the term ‘guilty pleasure.’’’ — Bryan Burrough, author of Public Enemies, in The New York Times Book Review “Told with such economy and chilling force as to make The Sopranos suddenly seem overwrought and theatrical.” —New York Daily News “A terrific read.” —Kansas City Star Includes an Epilogue and a Conclusion that detail substantial post-publication corroboration of Frank Sheeran's revelations about the killings of Jimmy Hoffa, Joey Gallo and JFK. The Irishman is an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, Sheeran’s story chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and it offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics. Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit against The Commission of La Cosa Nostra, the US Government would name him as one of only two non-Italians in conspiracy with the Commission. Sheeran is listed alongside the likes of Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano and Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and Brandt turned Sheeran’s story into a page-turning true crime classic.

The American Terrorists

Author : Boo Marx
File Size : 50.99 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 682
Read : 982
Download »
This is the untold true story of the only living telepath in the world. His name is Boo Marx. At the age of six, he discovered he had the ability to hear through radio waves and later discovered he had the ability to hear human thoughts. When Boo put himself out to the public, he was soon discovered by an Elite Military Force who sought his special ability. This force was sent to train Boo for a secret government agency. In time, a commander from this Elite Force and Boo entered a serious confrontation. With the commander no longer wanting Boo on board, he and his men decided they wanted Boo dead. Instead of training Boo, they tried killing him in a very unique way. Boo simply knew too much. It became a battle of the minds as Boo fought with his telepathic ability. The Force fought with a top secret spy satellite system. Boo had the will to survive. He fought over three-hundred soldiers with nothing other than his brain. Seven years and still going, this Elite Force hasn’t been able to kill Boo. Boo is still alive.