Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
Honor Thy Father - cover

Honor Thy Father

Gay Talese

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

A classic masterwork newly updated 
The electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime family 
On New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October 1964, the famous Mafia chieftain Joseph Bonanno was kidnapped by two mobsters and reported by the police as dead on the following morning. More than a year later, Bonanno mysteriously reappeared, setting off a bloody mob feud that came to be known as the “Banana War.” 
In this monumental work—packed with intimate details and brilliant reporting—bestselling author Gay Talese first brought to the American consciousness a world and a life previously known to only a few. No other book has done more to acquaint readers with the secrets, structure, wars, power plays, family lives, and fascinating, frightening personalities of the Mafia.

Who read this book also read:

  • Remembering Jim Crow - African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South - cover

    Remembering Jim Crow - African...

    William Henry Chafe, Raymond...

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Published in association with Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South is the "viscerally powerful... compilation of firsthand accounts of the Jim Crow era" (Publisher's Weekly). Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil Project at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, this remarkable book presents for the first time the most extensive oral history ever compiled of African American life under segregation.Men and women from all walks of life tell how their most ordinary activities were subjected to profound and unrelenting racial oppression. Yet Remembering Jim Crow is also a testament to how black southerners fought back against the system--raising children, building churches and schools, running businesses, and struggling for respect in a society that denied them the most basic rights. The result is a powerful story of individual and community survival.Praise for Remembering Jim Crow"A 'landmark book.'" —Publisher's Weekly, "The Year in Books""This is not just an oral history for the South, but for us all. It is a sobering reminder of the mistakes this nation has made, a hopeful reflection on how far we have come." —Kansas City Star
    Show book
  • The World Hunt - An Environmental History of the Commodification of Animals - cover

    The World Hunt - An...

    John F. Richards

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Presented here is the final and most coherent section of a sweeping classic work in environmental history, The Unending Frontier. The World Hunt focuses on the commercial hunting of wildlife and its profound global impact on the environment and the early modern world economy. Tracing the massive expansion of the European quest for animal products, The World Hunt explores the fur trade in North America and Russia, cod fishing in the North Atlantic, and whaling and sealing on the world’s oceans and coastlands.
    Show book
  • Celtic Mann - Heart of the Battle Series #3 - cover

    Celtic Mann - Heart of the...

    Lexy Timms

    • 1
    • 7
    • 0
    In a world plagued with darkness, she could be his salvation.  
    The Vikings are on the verge of losing the battle of taking over the Britains. Their commander was thought to be dead, but is now siding with the enemy. 
    Erik has been labelled; the Viking who kills his own men. The prince and heir to the throne is in love with a fiery Highland woman. He must decide between loyalty, family and love. 
    His family and his army are in ruins. He may be the only one who can save them. Yet, the woman he loves could be carrying his child. He must choose between them as he cannot have everything. 
    This is a 3 Book Historical Viking - Scottish Romance series 
    This is NOT Erotica but a romance love story.
    Show book
  • Effortless English: Learn To Speak English Like A Native - cover

    Effortless English: Learn To...

    A.J. Hoge

    • 1
    • 8
    • 0
    Effortless English: Learn To Speak English Like A Native
    
    A.J. HOGE, THE WORLD'S #1 ENGLISH TEACHER, teaches you his most powerful methods for learning to speak English fluently and confidently. Famous for training corporate and government leaders, A.J. Hoge gives you a step by step program teaching you the system that will help you master English and achieve ultimate success with English. 
    
    You have studied English for years and yet you still do not speak well.  When you speak English, you make grammar mistakes.  Your pronunciation is not clear.  Worst of all, you feel nervous and shy when you try to speak English.  You read English well, but after all these years you still cannot speak well. 
    
    The good news is, it's not your fault.  You have simply used old ineffective methods.  Effortless English will teach you a completely new way to learn English faster. 
    
    Effortless English will.....
    
    *Teach you how to overcome nervousness, shyness, and fear when speaking English.
    *Master spoken English grammar quickly and naturally
    *Teach you how to improve your English pronunciation and develop an American, British, or Australian accent.
    *Show you how to achieve a high TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC score.
    *Help you learn vocabulary 4-5 times faster.
    *Tell you how to feel stronger, calmer, and more powerful when speaking English.
    *Teach you how to understand native speakers and communicate clearly with them during real conversations.
    *Help you get better jobs by learning business English.
    *Teach you how to learn grammar without memorizing grammar rules.
    
    "You have studied English many years, yet you still do not speak well. You read English but you feel nervous and frustrated when speaking. It is time for a change. I will teach you to speak English quickly, easily, and automatically using my Effortless English System (TM). I will teach you to speak with correct grammar and excellent pronunciation.  You can achieve success now simply by changing the way you learn English." --A.J. Hoge
    Show book
  • Bad Feminist - Essays - cover

    Bad Feminist - Essays

    Roxane Gay

    • 2
    • 5
    • 0
    New York Times Bestseller 
    A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. 
    “Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.” 
    In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. 
    Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
    Show book
  • Voices from Chernobyl - cover

    Voices from Chernobyl

    Svetlana Alexievich

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."
    Show book