Category: Biographies Memoirs Of Criminals

By Benny Calasanzio

«Alla tremendous di questo viaggio rimane un'unica, parziale verità, fatta di scelte errate, decisioni unilaterali, omissioni gravissime come risulta dalla lettura degli atti».

Il processo consistent with favoreggiamento aggravato in favore di Cosa nostra in keeping with los angeles mancata perquisizione del covo di Totò Riina, l’oscuro episodio della sparatoria contro un innocente a Messina e della mancata cattura di Nitto Santapaola, gli insulti alla figlia di Beppe Alfano, giornalista ucciso dalla mafia, e al pm Antonio Ingroia. in line with l. a. prima volta in un libro luci e ombre della straordinaria vicenda del Capitano Ultimo.

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By Mia Flores,Olivia Flores

To their neighbours, Olivia and Mia Flores are commonplace unmarried mums, their days jam-packed with packing their kid's lunches, riding them to football and attending PTA conferences. yet Olivia and Mia are something yet usual. They reside in worry, hiding in the back of assumed identities to flee a earlier life.

Raised in Chicago in loving, law-abiding households, either girls had fathers who have been law enforcement officials. but they fell in love with exact dual brothers, Pedro and Margarito Flores, males who have been to turn into of America's largest drug traffickers, and a vital part of El Chapo's Sinaloa Cartel. They lived wildly sumptuous lives at the same time they attempted to put out of your mind their guilt and live on the ubiquitous threats of betrayal, kidnapping, dying or imprisonment that shape a continuing backdrop to cartel lifestyles. because the stakes in their enterprise grew ever greater and bloodier, and the results in their activities turned extra unendurable, the 2 households eventually made a determined selection: to show their backs on their legal lifestyles and develop into crucial drug informants in US background.

Now, from at the back of the cloak of witness defense, Olivia and Mia have come ahead for the 1st time to inform the complete tale in their family's choice to probability everything-and search redemption.

Cartel Wives is a love tale, an insiders' check out the terrifying yet high-flying modern day drug empire and, eventually, the tale of a huge federal executive operation to convey down the most feared males within the world.

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By Blanche Caldwell Barrow,John Neal Phillips

Bonnie and Clyde have been liable for a number of murders and numerous robberies. yet they didn't act on my own. In 1933, in the course of their notorious run from the legislations, Bonnie and Clyde have been joined via Clyde’s brother greenback Barrow and his spouse Blanche. of those 4 accomplices, merely one—Blanche Caldwell Barrow—lived past early maturity and in simple terms Blanche left in the back of a written account in their escapades. Edited through outlaw specialist John Neal Phillips, Blanche’s formerly unknown memoir is right here to be had for the 1st time.

Blanche wrote her memoir among 1933 and 1939, whereas serving time on the Missouri nation detention center. Following her dying, Blanche’s pal and the executor of her will, Esther L. Weiser, came across the memoir wrapped in a wide unused Christmas card. Later she entrusted it to Phillips, who had interviewed Blanche a number of occasions prior to her loss of life. Drawing from those interviews, and from vast study into Depression-era outlaw historical past, Phillips supplementations the memoir with worthy notes and with biographical information regarding Blanche and her accomplices.

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By Theron Moore

Gangsters, Harlots & Thieves: Down and Out on the inn Clifton

Todd Moore spent the final forty+ years writing prolific poetry and prose within the small press neighborhood. He co-founded the literary style often called “Outlaw Poetry” with fellow author Tony Moffeit and confirmed a great attractiveness for himself whilst he begun writing and publishing books & chapbooks approximately famed outlaw John Dillinger starting in 1978 up until eventually his loss of life in 2010. I wrote this e-book, Gangsters, Harlots & Thieves: Down and Out on the inn Clifton, not to simply honor my father and the literary legacy he created, yet his contributions to the sphere of poetry and the small press besides.
Gangsters, Harlots & Thieves… paints a much bigger than lifestyles photo of what it was once like starting to be up in and round the seedy, skid row environs of the notorious inn Clifton and the genuine lifestyles adventures my father had interacting with the various shady characters that frolicked there, even if it used to be to attain dope, hook for johns, or simply because they have been drunks and/or derelicts that had nowhere else to go.
It’s additionally an exploration into what sparked my father’s literary ardour as a child and takes a glance at how he was once inundated with, and why and the way he got here to include outlaw tradition, in addition to analyzing the connection he had together with his father, a failed novelist, expert alcoholic, and a tricky man gangster kind who at one time did a bit paintings for Capone himself. This booklet tells this tale, and lots more and plenty more.
interpreting Gangsters, Harlots & Thieves… is more or less like staring at a Cagney motion picture like “White Heat,” its movie noir come to lifestyles; it has the vibe and groove of Frank Miller’s Sin urban; it’s gritty, it’s uncooked, it’s violent, and brutally sincere in a naked knuckle combating form of means.
those are my father’s tales and reminiscences of a bygone period that prompted a whole outlaw / gangster popular culture generating videos like “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Untouchables,” and extra lately, “Public Enemies” with Johnny Depp, simply to identify a few.
This ebook is informed along with his voice via autobiographical writing & essays that hire his trademark quickly description, quickly narrative and pulp fiction encouraged conversation permitting Gangster, Harlots and Thieves… to connect to the reader instantly, even if they’re accustomed to Todd Moore, or not.
Part biography, half autobiography, Gangster, Harlots and Thieves… will seize you, carry onto you, and never allow you to move until eventually the fats woman sings or the final shot of whiskey is eventually downed. get pleasure from!

-- Editor Theron Moore

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By Andrea Mohr

Madame Chérie ist eine Autobiographie von Andrea Mohr. Die heute in Neustadt an der Weinstraße lebende Schriftstellerin hat 2009 bereits „Pixie: Dancer, Drug Smuggler, Prisoner, Saint: within a global of gear, intercourse and Violence“ veröffentlicht, das 2011 auch in deutscher Sprache erschien. Eine Verfilmung des Buches ist geplant. Darin schreibt sie über ihre Zeit im australischen Hochsicherheitsgefängnis Dame Phyllis Frost Centre - und wie sie dahin kam.
Madame Chérie knüpft daran an und erzählt die Geschichte nach ihrer Entlassung. Damals, im August 2004, ist Andrea Mohr einundvierzig Jahre alt. Sie versucht nach fünf Jahren außerhalb der Gesellschaft genau in jene zurückzufinden. An diesem kritischen Punkt ihres Lebens beginnt die Geschichte von Madame Chérie.

Über die Autorin:
Andrea Mohr wird 1963 in einer Kleinstadt in der Pfalz geboren. Sie studiert Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Japanologie in München und Berlin. Bald lebt sie im Glamour des Drogenjetsets, reist um die ganze Welt, dealt und strippt, arbeitet als version und Hostess und zieht schließlich nach Melbourne. Dann, 1999 die Verhaftung: Andrea Mohr wird in einem medienwirksamen Prozess, der einen Korruptionsskandal lostritt, wegen Kokainschmuggels zu acht Jahren Haft verurteilt. (Der Fall, in den auch der unschuldig inhaftierte Anwalt Andrew Fraser verwickelt ist, wird verfilmt und 2011 als Serie „Killing Time“ im australischen Fernsehen ausgestrahlt.) Davon sitzt Andrea Mohr fünf Jahre im australischen Frauengefängnis Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, von den Insassen auch Deer Park genannt, ab. Hochsicherheitstrakt. In dieser gewöhnungsbedürftigen Wohngemeinschaft mit Mörderinnen, Betrügerinnen, Dealerinnen u.a. findet sie Freundinnen fürs Leben, macht ein artistic Writing- und Journalistik-Fernstudium an der Swinburne collage of know-how und beginnt schließlich, ihre Erlebnisse aufzuschreiben, die sie später, zurück in Deutschland, zu einem Buch ausarbeiten wird. 2004 dann Entlassung und Deportation nach Deutschland. Ein Reintegrationsprogramm steht ihr in Australien nicht zu, weil sie Deutsche ist. In Deutschland steht es ihr nicht zu, weil sie hier nicht inhaftiert battle. Sie beginnt ihre Autobiographie „Pixie“ zu schreiben, macht Honorararbeiten für den Umschau Buchverlag und eröffnet schließlich als Madame Chérie „Chérie Escort“. „Pixie“ erscheint zunächst 2009 bei Hardie furnish Books in Australien, 2011 wird es bei Egmont in Deutschland veröffentlicht. Heute lebt sie wieder in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, engagiert sich bei Amnesty foreign, tritt mit ihrer convey „This isn't really a striptease“ deutschlandweit auf fairs, in golf equipment und Talkshows, aber auch in Schulen und JVAs auf.

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By Abdul Lloyd-Bey

No Throwaway Boy recounts the uncooked, impressive trip of a tender guy who survives discrimination and severe violence in criminal to turn into a attorney struggling with for justice for all.
To examine him now, you may by no means wager the hell that Abdul Lloyd-Bey was once compelled to undergo as a tender guy.
As a boy he concept dying row used to be his most probably destiny due to the place he lived and the colour of his pores and skin. Arrested for armed theft on the age of seventeen, he served approximately 13 years for his first offense whereas his white codefendant, a repeat violent criminal, bought off with simply 5 years. whereas serving his time inside of New York’s most threatening prisons, Lloyd-Bey survived 3 near-fatal attacks—one related to an ice decide that left him quickly paralyzed.

But, although violence and discrimination have tremendously impacted Lloyd-Bey’s tale, they aren’t the ultimate authority on his lifestyles. A sufferer of abused strength, he selected to alter the felony justice method by means of studying the right way to verify justice for all. Now, as a legal safeguard lawyer, he stocks his own insights and studies from either side of the legislations within the desire of additional remodeling how we, as a state, prosecute crime.

No Throwaway Boy is a positive tale you'll by no means forget.

First-time writer Abdul Lloyd-Bey is an African American lawyer, an accessory professor of paralegal stories and felony justice lecturer at CUNY, and the proud father of 2 extraordinary childrens. ahead of attending legislations college, he labored with hundreds of thousands of recent York urban public college scholars, serving as either a director of Medgar Evers College’s adolescence prone courses, which gives tutoring and school prep, and the director of the nationwide early life activities Program.

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By Bill Lee

This stark and unsentimental recollection of adolescence and coming of age within the again alleys and bustling streets of San Francisco's Chinatown finds the sinister and pervasive affects of geared up crime. “Chinese Playground: A Memoir” strains writer invoice Lee’s maturation from blameless baby in a stricken kin to a road punk, gang member, and school graduate suffering to wreck freed from his involvement in escalating violence.

Lee’s own bills of 2 high-profile homicide incidents are engrossing. The 1977 Golden Dragon bloodbath in San Francisco that left 5 useless and 11 wounded, used to be conducted by means of his blood-brothers who have been engaged within the such a lot violent Asian gang warfare in U.S. background. A decade later, a mad gunman killed seven and injured 4 at ESL, a excessive tech company in Sunnyvale, California the place Lee used to be hired. An not going hero emerges as he accepts his destiny, applying his highway instincts to avoid wasting coworkers through the murderous rampage. Startling information on either crimes are printed for the 1st time.

Lee can also be the writer of “Born to Lose: Memoirs of a Compulsive Gambler.” and “Born-Again Buddhist.”

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By Susan Sawyer

Each quantity during this sequence good points fifteen to 20 brief biographies of infamous undesirable men, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and different colourful antiheroes from the heritage of a given urban, nation, or sector of the U.S. The villainous, the inaccurate, and the misunderstood all get their due in those unique but informing books.

Ohio has greater than its fair proportion of reports of ladies who selected arsenic because the technique to dispose of "problems" from their lives, besides corrupt politicians, thieves, unscrupulous gamblers, and different con artists. examine Dr. John prepare dinner Bennett, who made a lucky off his trust that diplomas have been higher got than earned; Olympic gold medalist James Snook, whose sordid affair took a perilous flip; and Nancy Farrar, whose culpability for one man's homicide was once as uncertain as her psychological status.

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By Kim Davis

This is a real shop of a United vehicle Worker’s trip to her 3rd shift activity. development on her go out pressured her to go out in Buena Vista, Michigan, the place she encountered corrupt police officers.

She was once stopped without warrants or priors: she was once no longer rushing, and didn't own medicinal drugs or alocohol. All of her constitutional rights have been violated and she or he used to be jailed unjustly. She was once by no means trained why she was once going to reformatory. After assembly Martin Luther King,Sr. on September eleven, 1977, she fought the corrupt felony process with union delight for her civil rights.

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