Category: Biographies Memoirs Of Criminals

L'Avversario (Opere di Emmanuel Carrère) (Italian Edition) by Emmanuel Carrère,E. Vicari Fabris

By Emmanuel Carrère,E. Vicari Fabris

«Il nine gennaio 1993 Jean-Claude Romand ha ucciso l. a. moglie, i figli e i genitori, poi ha tentato di suicidarsi, ma invano. L’inchiesta ha rivelato che non period affatto un medico come sosteneva e, cosa ancor più difficile da credere, che non period nient’altro. Da diciott’anni mentiva, e quella menzogna non nascondeva assolutamente nulla. Sul punto di essere scoperto, ha preferito sopprimere le persone di cui non sarebbe riuscito a sopportare lo sguardo. È stato condannato all’ergastolo».
«Sono entrato in contatto con lui e ho assistito al processo. Ho cercato di raccontare con precisione, giorno in line with giorno, quella vita di solitudine, di impostura e di assenza. Di immaginare che cosa passasse in step with l. a. testa di quell’uomo durante le lunghe ore vuote, senza progetti e senza testimoni, che tutti presumevano trascorresse al lavoro, e che trascorreva invece nel parcheggio di un’autostrada o nei boschi del Giura. Di capire, infine, che cosa, in un’esperienza umana tanto estrema, mi abbia così profondamente turbato - e turbi, credo, ciascuno di noi».
Emmanuel Carrère

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Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen by Reymundo Sanchez,Sonia Rodriguez

By Reymundo Sanchez,Sonia Rodriguez

This is a uncooked and strong memoir not just of 1 woman’s fight to outlive the streets but additionally of her ascent to the head ranks of the recent mafia, the place the single humans extra harmful than rival gangs were contributors of her personal. At age 5 Sonia Rodriguez’s stepfather started to abuse her; at 10 she was once molested by way of her uncle and crushed through her mom while she advised on him; and by means of thirteen her domestic had turn into a hangout for the Latin Kings and Queens who have been acquaintances together with her older sister. Threatened through rival gang participants in school, Sonia grew to become clear of her schooling and extracurricular actions in want of an international of substances and violence. The Latin Kings, one of many greatest and so much infamous highway gangs in the US, turned her safe haven, yet its violence rate her pals, freedom, self-respect, and approximately her existence. As a Latin Queen, she skilled the exhilarating highs and unimaginable lows of gang existence. From being shot at by way of her personal gang and kicked out at age 18 with an boy or girl daughter to rejoining the group and distinguishing herself as a pace-setter, her legacy as girl Q used to be cemented either for her willingness to dedicate violence and for her function as a drug mule. For the 1st time, a woman’s standpoint on gang lifestyles is presented.

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Quando ero cattivo: Una storia vera (Italian Edition) by Valentin Ciobanu,Guido Nosari

By Valentin Ciobanu,Guido Nosari

Il dolore più grande è stato l'arresto sotto gli occhi di sua figlia. È a lei che adesso Valentin vuole spiegare cos'è stata l. a. sua vita da "cattivo".
Così racconta l. a. Romania postcomunista, l. a. fuga da un padre violento e alcolizzato consistent with vivere su una panchina, a sixteen anni appena. Racconta il bisogno di soldi, il lavoro da buttafuori e i primi piccoli colpi. l. a. strada che si affianca alla scuola, los angeles vertigine di sentirsi potente, una carriera tra aggressioni, prostituzione, fughe all'estero, truffe, rapine. Fino al carcere.
Una storia rocambolesca, avvincente, piena di tensione e ricca di senso dell'humour: il mondo del crimine raccontato da uno che quella vita l'ha fatta davvero.
Valentin non fa sconti a nessuno, neppure a se stesso. Sa che los angeles sua vita può ripartire solo dalla verità.
La sua battaglia più importante arriva adesso: vivere nella normalità.

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Police. Grandeur et décadence (French Edition) by Marc La Mola

By Marc La Mola

« Tel l'Empire romain, l'institution police va être détruite après avoir vu passer à sa tête bon nombre d'empereurs dont certains n'auraient pas mérité de porter le titre de César. Mais si l'empire a encore du mal à survivre, c'est bien sa garde prétorienne qui décline et qui ne peut fournir le carrier de qualité qui, pourtant, s'impose.
Ave César !
Cette police qui va mourir te salue ! »

Les récentes manifestations de policiers ont constitué un tournant dans l. a. prise en considération du métier de flic, et plus généralement de l'institution policière. Durcissement des stipulations de travail déjà éprouvantes, manque d'effectifs, horaires harassants conduisant à l'abandon du carrier de police dite de proximité… Témoin privilégié d'un métier qu'il a sans doute trop aimé, Marc l. a. Mola revient sur les raisons qui ont fait de cet organe institutionnel imperative à los angeles démocratie une company moribonde. Au terme d'un constat sans amertume mais lucide, il oriente sa réflexion vers l'avenir sans manquer d'interpeller les hautes situations à l. a. veille de l'élection présidentielle : quelle sera los angeles police de demain ? los angeles sécurité des Français sera-t-elle sacrifiée sur l'autel des objectives personnelles d'une poignée de politiques ?

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Jesse James: The Life, Times, and Treacherous Death of the by Frank Triplett

By Frank Triplett

There is not any western outlaw extra notorious and infamous than Jesse James. A accomplice guerilla throughout the Civil battle, he and his brother, because the leaders of various gangs of the Wild West, grew to become to a lifetime of crime and theft that lasted greater than a decade. James’s existence has been the topic of countless numbers of books, motion pictures, and tv indicates, yet none extra vividly captures the particular lifestyles tale of the mythical felony than Frank Triplett’s definitive biography.

The writer, then an unknown author, penned the booklet in precisely seven weeks, instantly following James’s assassination. Accompanying the book’s booklet was once a letter of authorization signed via James’s spouse and mom, testifying to the authenticity of the book.

Reproduced from one of many infrequent first versions released, Jesse James is outlined whole with dozens of unique plate illustrations. a huge rfile for historians, and a hell of a wild tale, detailing each one of the robberies and acts of violence James and his gang perpetrated, Jesse James is a vital piece of Western literature. From the Civil conflict to the notorious situations surrounding his loss of life, James is an iconic American determine and a desirable character.

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Lucien Rivard Le caïd au coeur du scandale: Lucien Rivard by Benoit Gignac

By Benoit Gignac

Ce récit biographique rocambolesque met en reason des criminels, des avocats, des politiciens, des policiers et surtout un bandit hors du commun : Lucien Rivard.De Cuba à l’île Jésus, en passant par Laredo, Texas et los angeles legal de Bordeaux au nord de Montréal, Rivard, l’un des «meilleurs» de sa career, healthy trembler le gouvernement canadien. À lire : Une histoire pleine d’enseignement en ces temps de commissions d’enquêtes.

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Life of the Marlows: A True Story of Frontier Life of Early by William Rathmell,Robert K. DeArment

By William Rathmell,Robert K. DeArment

the tale of the 5 Marlow brothers and their tribulations in overdue nineteenth-century Texas is the stuff of outdated West legend (and served to motivate the toilet Wayne motion picture, The Sons of Katie Elder). Violent, choked with intrigue, with characters of fantastic heroism and deplorable cowardice, their tale was once first comparable by means of William Rathmell in lifetime of the Marlows, a bit publication released in 1892, presently after the occasions it defined in younger County, Texas. It advised how Boone, the main reckless of the brothers, shot and killed a well-liked sheriff and escaped, basically to be murdered later via bounty hunters. the opposite 4 brothers, arrested as add-ons and jailed, made a bold holiday from confinement yet have been recaptured. as soon as again of their cells, they have been pressured to struggle off a mob motive on lynching them. Later, shackled jointly, the Marlows have been put on wagons via officials overdue at evening, sure for one more city, yet they have been ambushed through offended electorate. within the ensuing conflict of the brothers have been shot and killed, the opposite significantly wounded, and 3 mob participants died. The surviving brothers finally have been exonerated, yet participants of the mob that had attacked them have been prosecuted in instances that went the entire technique to the U.S. ultimate court docket. the unique 1892 version and increased reprint of 1931 are either rather scarce. Later writers drew upon Rathmell’s account whilst telling the tale of the Marlows, yet all money owed have been slanted sympathetically towards them, given an identical bias via Rathmell. Now Robert okay. DeArment, a famous historian of outlaws and lawmen of the West, has sifted during the facts and offers herein an goal, annotated variation of lifetime of the Marlows , which includes wide clarifying and corrective footnotes and an index. Now the entire tale should be instructed and readers can pass judgement on for themselves: have been the Marlows as law-abiding as Rathmell claims? Or used to be the mob reacting with justified anger?

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The West of Billy the Kid by Frederick Nolan

By Frederick Nolan

In The West of Billy the child, popular authority Frederick Nolan has assembled a complete picture gallery of the lifestyles and occasions of Billy the child. In textual content and in additional than 250 images-many of them released right here for the 1st time-Nolan recreates the existence Billy lived and the locations and folks he knew. This certain assemblage is complemented by means of maps and an entire biography that comes with Nolan’s unique study, including clean intensity and element to the Kid’s tale and to the lives and backgrounds of these who witnessed the occasions of his existence and death.

Here are the faces of Billy’s kinfolk, acquaintances, and enemies: John Tunstall and John Chisum, Sheriff Pat Garrett and Governor Lew Wallace, Jimmy Dolan and Bob Olinger, Alexander McSween and Paulita Maxwell, and so on. listed here are Santa Fe and Silver urban as Billy the child observed them, Lincoln, Las Vegas, and Tascosa. fresh pictures exhibit the Kid’s haunts as they seem today.

 

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Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand by K. Vijay Kumar

By K. Vijay Kumar

No different bandit in recent years has captured the public’s mind's eye up to Koose Muniswamy Veerappan. Be it his trademark moustache, tales of his bold escapades or his ruthless bloodbath of officials, Veerappan keeps to fascinate, even 13 years after his demise. Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand is a lucid and incisive account of the increase and fall of India’s such a lot dreaded woodland brigand. Chronicled by way of ok. Vijay Kumar, IPS, the guy who spearheaded the Tamil Nadu unique activity strength (STF) that deliberate and performed the feared bandit’s stumble upon, the booklet relives a number of the incidents that formed Veerappan’s existence – from his beginning in Gopinatham in 1952 to his demise in 2004 in a shootout in Padi. It lines his dramatic upward push from a small-time poacher and sandalwood smuggler to a brutal fugitive who held 3 states to ransom for 2 a long time. The ruthless killings and high-profile kidnappings masterminded through Veerappan, together with the 108-day ordeal related to Kannada cinema star, Dr Rajkumar, are defined in interesting element. Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand is the main actual account of the existence and occasions of the feared outlaw.

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