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In his own words, real-life American gangster Frank Lucas recounts his life as the former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who ran Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Determined to break the Italian Mafia's monopoly over drug smuggling in New York, Frank cut out middlemen and began smuggling heroin into the United States directly from his source in Vietnam using the coffins of dead American soldiers.
This is a vibrant, many-layered portrait of the most fascinating city in the world, written by one of the most acclaimed journalists of our time.
American Gangster (Unrated)
Every Second Kills. In a world of blood, blackmail and stolen body parts, a group of ruthless gangsters have a huge global opportunity. The only thing stopping them is Martha, the government's star witness. This dynamite deal will transform them into underworld kings if they can get her out of the way in 24 hours. Christian, the Zen-spouting mastermind, Bubbles, the ruthless assassin and Tony, the American lowlife, are the leaders of an army of hip henchmen.
Very Good 0060590033. Slight wear at edges.; 1.4 x 8.9 x 6 Inches; 480 pages.
American Gangster Collection
In this delightful romantic comedy, Oscar(R) nominated and Golden Globe(R) winner Dudley Moore ("Arthur", "10", "Micki Maude") scores huge laughs as Claude Eastman, a composer who has it all - an acclaimed career, oodles of money and a ravishing Italian wife, Daniella, played by Golden Globe(R) winner Nastassja Kinski ("Tess"). However, his life hits a sour note when he suspects his wife of cheating with handsome nemesis Max Stein, Emmy(R) Award winner Armand Assante ("Gotti", "American Gangster").
*Includes pictures *Includes the actors' quotes about their lives and careers *Includes bibliographies for further reading Americans have always loved movie stars, and there have been no shortage of Hollywood icons, but one man has long
American Gangsters: The Life and Legacy of Al Capone
A grieving family, whose teenage daughter was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver, struggles to find justice as they encounter bureaucratic delays in bringing the case to trial. Their only hope is young District Attorney Martin Sawyer (Denzel Washington, "The Great Debaters", "American Gangster"), who, ruling after ruling, is hard-pressed to overcome the shameless tactics the defense lawyer uses to keep his wealthy client out of jail.
Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked, bestselling author and organized crime expert T.J. English brings to life nearly two centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike "King Mike" McDonald, Chicago's subterranean godfather; Big Bill Dwyer, New York's most notorious rumrunner during Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, troubled Vietnam vet turned Westies gang leader; and James "Whitey" Bulger, the ruthless and untouchable Southie legend.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Minor shelf wear on dj. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 480 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Love. Violence. Destiny. These powerful themes ricochet through Lorenzo Carcaterra's new novel like bullets from a machine gun. In Gangster, he surpasses even his bestselling Sleepers to create a brutal and brilliant American saga of murder, forgiveness, and redemption. Born in the midst of tragedy and violence and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chooses to flee both his past and his father to seek a second family-the criminals who preside over early 20th century New York.
Double Feature includes: "Reservoir Dogs" - Four Perfect Killers. One Perfect Crime. Critically acclaimed for its raw power and breathtaking ferocity, it's the brilliant American gangster movie classic from writer-director Quentin Tarantino. They were perfect strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime. Then their simple robbery explodes into bloody ambush, and the ruthless killers realize one of them is a police informer.
A lively history of the gangster in American film From Scarface to White Heat, from The Godfather to The Usual Suspects, from Once Upon a Time in America to Road to Perdition, gangland on the screen remains as popular as ever. In Bullets over Hollywood, f
Jay Z - American Gangster (CD NEW)Label: Roc-A-FellaFormat: CDRelease Date: 06 Nov 2007No. of Discs: 1UPC: 602517501225Album Tracks1. Intro2. Pray3. American Dreamin'4. Hello Brooklyn 2.05. No Hook6. Roc Boys (And The Winner Is).7. Sweet8. I Know9. Party Life10. Ignorant Sh*t11. Say Hello12. Success13. Fallin'14. Blue Magic15. American Gangster
Poetry. Italian American Studies. "Imagine Jonathan Swift with an Italian American sensibility that's George Guida, a true original with the capacity to be hilarious, surreal and rueful, sometimes all at once. Whether he's traveling abroad or in Florida ('panhandle with mermaids. pray to the immigrants' pink grapefruit god'), casting his eye on suburban life or satirizing the food-and-gangster obsessions of fellow Italian Americans, no detail escapes his penetrating gaze.
In All Souls, Michael Patrick MacDonald told the story of the loss of four of his siblings to the violence, poverty, and gangsterism of Irish South Boston. In Easter Rising he tells the story of how he got out. Desperate to avoid the "normal" life of Southie, Michael reinvents himself in the burgeoning punk rock movement and the thrilling vortex of Johnny Rotten, Mission of Burma, and the Clash.
Jim Jones - Harlem's American Gangster (CD NEW)Label: Koch RecordsFormat: CDRelease Date: 19 Feb 2008No. of Discs: 1UPC: 099923507321Album Tracks1. Intro (Harlems Own)2. The King3. Love Me No More4. Dame Dash Interlude #15. Byrd Gang Money6. Global Money7. Stay Ballin8. Dame Dash Interlude #29. Two More Blocks10. Money Comes & Goes11. Dame Dash Interlude #312.
The record-breaking, suspense-filled "American Gangster" is back! See an in-depth look into the life and times of the 20th century's most notorious African American crime figures. In a forensic survey of the rise and fall of these plagues to the community, "American Gangster" speaks to a generation who isn't sure if crime pays. After viewing this hard-hitting show, there will be no doubt that the wages of sin are death.
Trap Star Films presents "Life of a Gangster" 3disc set. This documentary, filmed in San Antonio, TX in 2013, will bring you to the streets showcasing the lives of real American gangsters. With never before seen footage, and integrating historical information on the city. Includes two DVDs of documentary footage as well as the soundtrack.
An unlikely alliance between two crack special agents - one an American renegade, the other an elite British spy - fuels this last season of breakneck action and heart-pounding suspense on the hit Cinemax drama series "Strike Back." Starring Philip Winchester ("The Player," "Fringe"), Sullivan Stapleton ("Blindspot", "Gangster Squad").
"A fascinating look at some fascinating people who show how democracy advances hand in hand with crime in Japan."-Mario Puzo In this unorthodox chronicle of the rise of Japan, Inc, Robert Whiting, author of You Gotta Have Wa, gives us a fresh perspective on the economic miracle and near disaster that is modern Japan. Through the eyes of Nick Zappetti, a former GI, former black marketer, failed professional wrestler, bungling diamond thief who turned himself into "the Mafia boss of Tokyo and the king of Rappongi," we meet the players and the losers in the high-stakes game of postwar finance, politics, and criminal corruption in which he thrived.
"Reservoir Dogs": Four Perfect Killers. One Perfect Crime. Critically acclaimed for its raw power and breathtaking ferocity, it's the brilliant American gangster movie classic from writer-director Quentin Tarantino. They were perfect strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime. Then their simple robbery explodes into bloody ambush, and the ruthless killers realize one of them is a police informer.
In the 1970s, Frank Lucas was the king of the Harlem drug trade, bringing in over a million dollars a day. He lived a glamorous life, hobnobbing with athletes, musicians, and politicians, but Lucas was a ruthless gangster. He was notorious for using the coffins of dead GIs to smuggle heroin into the United States and, before being sentenced to seventy years in prison, he played a major role in the near death of New York City.
"Francine Prose is a world-classsatirist who's also a world-class storyteller."-Russell Banks Francine Prose captures contemporary America at itsmost hilarious and dreadful in My New American Life, a darkly humorousnovel of mismatched aspirations, Albanian gangsters, and the ever-elusiveAmerican dream. Following her New York Times bestselling novels BlueAngel and A Changed Man, Prose delivers the darkly humorous storyof Lula, a twenty-something Albanian immigrant trying to find stability andcomfort in New York City in the charged aftermath of 9/11.
In this rousing tribute to an unforgettable time and place, Jerome Charyn picks up where Gangs of New York left off and transports readers back to a swaggering, golden era in American life-the Roaring Twenties-when Broadway the street exploded into Broadway the legend. Charyn looks at the men and women who helped make the Big Street the most glamorous place on the planet, from Mae West to Fanny Brice, Legs Diamond to Irving Berlin, Scott Fitzgerald to Arnold Rothstein, and many more.
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Get a glimpse at the life of actor, Norman Reedus. Read about his humble debut and the roles that propelled him to stardom such
The "Gangster Gift Set" includes "American Gangster", "Casino" and "Eastern Promises". "American Gangster": Academy Award(R) winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott ("Gladiator") for an epic story as powerful as it is true. Armed with ruthless, street-wise tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas (Washington) rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld.
Craig Kennedy rides again in two more exciting books In Craig Kennedy the American nation might justifiably lay claim to their own Sherlock Holmes, for here is a detective whose activities projected him into the modern age. Where Conan Doyle's famous
In gangster lore, the Almighty Black P Stone Nation stands out among the most notorious street gangs. But how did teens from a povertystricken Chicago neighborhood build a powerful organization that united 21 individual gangs into a virtual nation?Natalie
Jim Jones - Harlem's American Gangster (CD NEW)Label: Koch RecordsFormat: CDRelease Date: 19 Feb 2008No. of Discs: 1UPC: 099923507420Album Tracks1. Intro2. The King3. Love Me No More4. Dame Dash Skit #1 - Jim Jones, Dash, Dame5. Byrd Gang Money6. Stay Ballin7. Dame Dash Skit #2 - Jim Jones,8. Come on, Come On9. I Gotta Have It10. Dame Dash Skit #3 - Jim Jones,11.
Widely acclaimed as America's greatest living film director, Martin Scorsese is also, some argue, the pre-eminent Italian American artist. Although he has treated various subjects in over three decades, his most sustained filmmaking and the core of his
During a state visit to Australia in 1928, Her Royal Highness Princess Natalie, heiress to the throne of Rolandia in Europe, is abducted from the transcontinental train at Cook on the Nullarbor Plain by a gang lead by American gangsters, Earle Lawrence an
Laying bare the backdoor deals, threats, and pay-to-play schemes Obama uses to push his policies through, proves Obama is more concerned with protecting his friends and punishing his enemies than doing right by the American public.
Studying the cultural figure of the gangster in the construction and projection of masculinity in the United States, this book investigates the role of the gangster in films, as well as exploring the portrayal of the gangster in the literature of Italian
Get ready for edge-of-your-seat excitement with 4 of the most intense motion pictures of all-time in "Gangsters: The Ultimate Film Collection!" "Scarface," "Casino" and "Carlito's Way" have each had a tremendous impact on pop culture and are now joined by the latest crime epic, "American Gangster." Featuring an impressive roster of top talent including Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and Sean Penn, these films were created by acclaimed directors Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott and Brian DePalma.
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Dreams and Dead Ends provides a compelling history of the twentieth-century American gangster film. Beginning with Little Caesar (1930) and ending with Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (1995), Jack Shadoian adroitly analyzes twenty notable examples
'This American system of ours, ' observed Al Capone, 'call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we can only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.' Capone spoke as a
Academy Award ® nominee Bob Hoskins delivers a ferocious performance as mobster Harold Shand, the all-powerful boss of the London underworld. But on the day he is about to close the ultimate deal with an American crime family, Shandâ s empire suddenly â and literally â begins to explode around him. Who would dare attack Britainâ s most ruthless gangster? How far will he go to find the truth? And what is the deadly secret behind the havoc of THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY? Oscar ® nominee Helen Mirren (GOSFORD PARK, CALIGULA), tough guy icon Eddie Constantine (ALPHAVILLE), and Pierce Brosnan (in one of his first film roles) co-star in this now-classic crime drama that critics compare to THE GODFATHER and SCARFACE as one of the greatest gangster films of all time.
Why did Americans reject the British gentleman as their dominant model of masculinity? Why is a boy's relationship to his mother a crucial factor in shaping his masculinity? What and how do boys learn about what it means to be a man? Holmberg demonstrates how David Mamet's plays provide insights into these questions, and into the masculine malaise. Through the gangsters, businessmen, soldiers, sailors, athletes, frontiersmen and thugs he created, Mamet celebrates and criticizes American macho.
The Black Path of Fear (1944) tells of a man who runs away to Havana with an American gangster's wife, followed by the vengeful husband, who kills the woman and frames her lover, leaving him a stranger in a strange land, menaced on all sides and fighting for his life.
The figure of the American Adam is a prevalent mythin US cultural history. Defined by R.W.B. Lewis in 1955 as "the hero of newadventure. an individual standing alone, self-reliant and self-propelling, ready to confront whatever awaited him with the aid of his own unique andinherent resources," the figure is discernable in the American renaissancewriters and in the imagery of the frontiersman, cowboy, gangster as well as inthe heroes of US action movies.