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Monsieur François (Documents) (French Edition) by François MARCANTONI,Serge GARDE


Il n'en reste qu'un. Il s'appelle François Marcantoni. Dernier témoin d'une époque révolue, à eighty five ans, " monsieur François " se demande encore remark il a pu passer entre toutes les balles. Jeune résistant blessé en opération, arrêté par l. a. police française qui le livre à l. a. Gestapo, il subit les interrogatoires, l. a. torture. Décoré, pensionné, il aurait pu, à los angeles Libération, aspirer à vivre paisiblement.

Mais il choisit l. a. vie marginale des " hommes " du milieu. Il arnaque d'anciens collabos, puis devient braqueur de banques. Gang des tractions-avant, gang des blouses grises, François Marcantoni se retrouve fiché au grand banditisme. En 1968-1969, le voilà propulsé au coeur d'une affaire d'État : le meurtre de Stefan Markovic, un proche d'Alain Delon. En fait, ce cadavre permet d'ourdir une machination politique visant à couper los angeles path de l'Élysée à Georges Pompidou.

L'auteur, qui a bénéficié d'un non-lieu en 1976, donne au lecteur toutes les pièces du puzzle Markovic. Une affaire qui en dit lengthy sur le cynisme et le machiavélisme des gens du pouvoir.

François Marcantoni évoque les grands truands qu'il a côtoyés : Henri Laffont, Abel Danos, Pierrot le Fou, Émile Buisson, Paul Dellapina, Ange Salicetti, Jo Attia, les Guérini, Tany Zampa et Francis le Belge...

À l. a. jonction de los angeles grande truanderie, du show-biz et de los angeles politique, François Marcantoni nous livre un témoignage étonnant, special, sur les trente glorieuses du milieu.

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Maverick Spy: Stalin's Super-Agent in World War II by Hamish MacGibbon

By Hamish MacGibbon

many years ahead of he died James MacGibbon confessed to his shut relations that he had spied for the Soviet Union in the course of international battle II. on the finish of the battle MI5 suspected him of espionage and interrogated him yet he didn't confess. however they stored James, his spouse Jean and their younger kinfolk lower than shut surveillance for a couple of years, usually intercepting their mail and recording their cellphone conversations. merely after James’s loss of life did the genuine value of what he may need published develop into transparent – in his wartime workplace function, James had entry to the plans for Operation Overlord, D-Day. during this publication, James’s son Hamish tells the tale of his mom and dad, their interplay with the communist occasion and their flirtation with wartime espionage. it's a specified portrait of 2 very traditional humans stuck up within the awesome occasions of worldwide battle and the chilly War.

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The Art of Smuggling: The Gentleman Drug Trafficker Who by Francis Morland,Boothby Jo

By Francis Morland,Boothby Jo

“Every solid recreation is pioneered via an beginner gent. Francis Morland was once that individual on this planet of hashish smuggling, ahead of the professionals arrived.”
Howard Marks, writer of Mr Nice

“A nice tale that makes you pine for the nice outdated hippy days of puff smuggling.”
Maurice O'Connor, writer of The Dealer

Francis Morland was once one in every of Britain’s such a lot gifted younger artists, a modern of David Hockney and Peter Blake and a number one member of the Nineteen Sixties “New iteration” move. even as he lived a good extra extraordinary mystery lifestyles because the greatest drug trafficker within the united kingdom. He filled his summary sculptures packed with Lebanese hashish to send to the profitable American industry, moved yachtloads of Moroccan cannabis to Europe, and years sooner than Howard Marks, turned the country’s first known drug baron.

Morland was once inheritor to a Quaker dynasty that made a fortune turning sheepskins into coats, and lived a gilded adolescence: his father was once a well known health professional and his mom used to be a key determine within the smooth paintings international, pal of George Orwell and Henry Moore. At 6ft 3in tall, reliable having a look and good attached, Morland skied for England, had a stunning spouse and youngsters, a des-res in south-west London, a farmhouse in Malta and the realm at his ft.

But Scotland backyard have been onto him, and he was once arrested whereas looking forward to supply of huge importation. He skipped bail and fled overseas, outfitted out a wood ketch, loaded it with a ton-and-a-half of hashish resin and crossed the Atlantic, utilizing a sextant and lifeless reckoning. He ultimately sailed up the Hudson and unloaded to a brand new York distributor, in simple terms to be stuck in chase in the course of the streets of ny and sentenced to 6 years in a penitentiary.

Morland got here out to discover so much of his earnings were misplaced. His previous acquaintances refrained from him and the relations enterprise went bust. So for the following thirty years he grew to become a certified yachtsman-smuggler, plying his exchange around the Mediterranean, transferring a whole bunch hash, blending with everybody from Berber tribesmen to gangland heavies, and alternating among classes of unexpected wealth and bleak incarceration. In 1980, 1990 and back in 2000, he used to be stuck and jailed for lengthy phrases. Now in his early eighties, he lives in “pretty solid poverty” and teaches pottery. this can be his impressive story.

“The artwork of Smuggling relives the times whilst hashish smugglers have been gents and the sport used to be outfitted on honour, belief and a feeling of experience. No cellphones, no emails, no textual content messages; only a cellphone name and also you accredited everyone's word.”
Phil Sparrowhawk, writer of Grass

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Pill Mill: My Years of Money, Madness, Sex and Drugs in the by Christian Valdes,Crystal Valdes,Joel Canfield,Lisa Canfield

By Christian Valdes,Crystal Valdes,Joel Canfield,Lisa Canfield

for five years, Christian Valdes was once on the heart of the most important drug operation in the USA.
It used to be an operation that turned the world over infamous, insanely violent and nonstop freaky. It made its kingpins thousands and thousands of greenbacks, and it made Valdes as a lot funds as he might be able to make in an afternoon -- simply because there have been never-ending numbers of individuals lining up for what he had the facility to offer them.
Those humans have been keen to just do approximately whatever to get it. With the lads, that ordinarily intended cash. With the ladies, that intended funds - and virtually any type of sexual association Valdes proposed.
And the attention-grabbing half approximately this operation? It was once thoroughly felony.
From 2000 to 2009, Florida’s particularly lax prescription drug legislation fueled a massive spike in so-called ache administration clinics, specially within the castle Lauderdale-Miami zone. CNN and different nationwide information media retailers tagged those clinics as “Pill turbines” -- and with stable cause. whilst Valdes controlled them, they gave out heavy-hitter medications like Xanax, Percocet, Oxycontin, Roxicodone and Methadone similar to they have been sweet. and as the Sunshine kingdom saved all people at nighttime approximately who was once prescribing what, someone may possibly simply pass into one medical institution and get a few Oxy after which head over to another hospital for a few extra a couple of minutes later.
Valdes helped plenty of humans do exactly that – together with a posse of strippers he backed - simply because he was once working his personal operation in the operation.
Pill Mill is his no-holds-barred memoir of lifestyles within the heart of the motion because the entire ache medical institution rip-off spiraled uncontrolled. during this e-book, you’ll pay attention this full-blooded Cuban’s entire tale – from the rough-and-tumble adolescence and highschool years that formed him; to how he begun dealing weed and at last begun turning out to be it himself; to how he fast realized tips on how to paintings the tablet mill rip-off and the way he recruited family and friends to assist him take advantage of funds within the quickest volume attainable; to how typhoon Wilma virtually positioned him in the back of bars for who understands what percentage years.
Valdes additionally unearths the key avid gamers in the back of the tablet mill scandals, talks approximately his scary and occasionally hilarious conflicts with psychotic junkie sufferers and takes the reader inside of probably the most infamous “Jungle homes” of the time – a tragic excuse for a sanatorium the place junkies zoned out at a yard fish fry, dozens of drug bargains went down, and the landlord, the notorious “Pill Mill” Vinny, sat at the back of a table with over two hundred grand in funds piled on best of it.
For the 1st time, this booklet deals an insider’s examine what occurred while Florida turned floor 0 for soreness tablet abuse. At one aspect, the country’s most sensible 50 prescription discomfort capsule dealers have been ALL in Florida – and 33 of these 50 have been in Broward County, the place I acquired fascinated about the racket. there have been greater than one hundred fifty storefront ache clinics in Broward on the top of the madness.
This is a narrative that has but to learn in video clips, television exhibits or maybe in one other booklet. this can be a tale which could purely ensue in South Florida. similar to Christian Valdes is a man you'll basically locate in South Florida.

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"That Fiend in Hell": Soapy Smith in Legend by Catherine Holder Spude

By Catherine Holder Spude

As the Klondike gold rush peaked in spring 1898, adventurers and gamblers rubbed shoulders with town-builders and gold-panners in Skagway, Alaska. The circulate of riches lured self belief males, too—among them Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith (1860–98), who with an entourage of “bunco-men” conned and robbed the stampeders. Soapy, notwithstanding, a standard adequate legal, could move down in legend because the Robin Hood of Alaska, the “uncrowned king of Skagway,” remembered for his allure and generosity, even for calming a lynch mob. whilst the Fourth of July used to be celebrated in ’98, he supposedly led the parade. Then, a couple of days later, he used to be useless, killed in a shootout over a card game.

With Smith’s loss of life, Skagway rid itself of crime eternally. Or at the least, so the tale is going. reporters instantly solid him as a martyr whose loss of life redeemed a violent city. actually, he was once only a petty legal and card shark, as Catherine Holder Spude proves definitively in “That Fiend in Hell”: Soapy Smith in Legend, a travel de strength of ancient debunking that records Smith’s elevation to western hero. In checking out the proof approximately this guy and his loss of life from fiction, Spude concludes that the particular Soapy used to be no longer the mythical “boss of Skagway,” nor was once he killed via Frank Reid, as early historians meant. She exhibits that even eyewitnesses who knew the reality later replaced their tales to slot the myth.

But why? monitoring down a few hundred retellings of the Soapy Smith tale, Spude lines the efforts of Skagway’s boosters to enhance a morality story on the price of a fancy tale of town-building and govt formation. the concept that Smith’s loss of life had made a lawless city secure served Skagway’s financial pursuits. Spude’s attractive deconstruction of Soapy’s tale types deep study and skepticism an important to knowing the background of the yank frontier.

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The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle: A Journey into Madness & by Daniel Friedman MD,Eugene Friedman MD

By Daniel Friedman MD,Eugene Friedman MD

In the spring of 1905, contributors of an particular membership of crime fanatics referred to as Our Society have been taken on a guided expedition via Whitechapel, one among London’s so much infamous districts, through Dr. Frederick Gordon Brown, the executive police health care professional for town of London. yet this was once no traditional sightseeing journey. the focal point of the trip used to be Jack the Ripper’s reputed homicide websites, and one of the visitors that day used to be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the world’s maximum detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Here, now, in The unusual Case of Dr. Doyle by first-time son/father writing group Daniel Friedman, MD, and Eugene Friedman, MD, you're cordially invited to affix a activity of that travel. This excursion, although, will fluctuate from the unique in a single extremely important means: it is going to be led by means of celebrated writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself. As you walk beside Doyle and his different site visitors, you'll commute to the site of every of the 5 canonical Ripper murders. due to your guide’s observations and critiques, all of that are in response to real historic bills, you are going to study as a lot concerning the district of Whitechapel as you are going to the bad Ripper killings that happened there.

After every one cease at the travel, additionally, you will turn into conversant in the lifetime of Arthur Conan Doyle, from his earliest days in Edinburgh to his first style of good fortune as a author. you are going to discover Arthur’s hardships at domestic, his reports at boarding university, his adventures at sea, his collage schooling, and his days as a operating doctor. you can be granted an image of the fellow as few have ever noticeable him. As you exchange among biography and journey, you'll turn into a Holmes-like detective, unearthing proof, getting to know info, and piecing jointly information regarding either Jack the Ripper and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. in case you retain a pointy brain and a prepared eye, on the finish of your trip, you could simply discover a fact you by no means anticipated to find.

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Wicked Omaha by Ryan Roenfeld

By Ryan Roenfeld

In outdated Omaha, the smell of opium wafted via saloon doorways, whereas prostitutes brazenly solicited consumers. whilst the St. Elmo theater ran wanting the standard leisure, the citizens may perhaps consistently fall again on robbing strangers. Tenants of the Burnt District squirmed less than the extorting thumb of a furnishings broker dubbed the Man-Landlady. The video games of likelihood and self assurance and outright municipal graft all performed a component in a depraved urban the place gambler Tom Dennison ran politics and Madam Anna Wilson drove philanthropy. sign up for Ryan Roenfeld for a walk alongside the seamier part of Omaha�s past.

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The Scenario:                                            by The Scenario

By The Scenario

in keeping with a real story... a guy, within the leading of his existence, makes a decision that it is now or by no means to chase a early life myth and reveals himself at the criminal platforms "Devil's Doorstep".
Follow Scott Frieze as he maneuvers his method via virtually a decade in a greatest defense criminal, the younger thugs jungle, purely to discover that upon his liberate the punishment is way from over... the Prosecutor has vengence slated. A experience that may spark your each emotion as he's plagued by the criminal structures employed Gun... in command of touchdown him again in felony. The wit, intendres and innuendos that keep on with his tale and at last his flight to freedom will cumulate with an incessant think strong and an urge to come back to web page one.

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Black Flag of the North: Canada and Bartholomew Roberts, by Victor Suthren

By Victor Suthren

The terrific tale of pirate Bartholomew Roberts, and the way it was once within the waters that have been to turn into Canada that he was once remodeled into the King of the Pirates. From an idyllic boyhood to the excessive seas he governed for 4 fiery years. Meticulously researched and grippingly instructed, this can be the definitive account of Canada’s personal pirate king.

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