Boss of Bosses: The FBI and Paul Castellano by Joseph F. O'Brien, Andris Kurins

By Joseph F. O'Brien, Andris Kurins

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Paul Castellano headed New York's immensely robust Gambino crime kin for greater than ten years. On December sixteen, 1985, he was once gunned down in a miraculous taking pictures on Manhattan's stylish East facet.

At the time of his demise, Paul Castellano used to be lower than indictment. So have been many of the significant Mafia figures in ny. Why? simply because in 1983 the FBI had hidden a microphone within the kitchen of Castellano's Staten Island mansion. The six hundred hours of recorndings ended in 8 felony trials. And this book.

Agents Joe O'Brien and Andris Kurins planted that mike. They listened to the voices. Now they create you the main revealing glance contained in the Mafia ever ... within the Mafia's personal phrases.

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365 Ways to Live Cheap: Your Everyday Guide to Saving Money by Trent Hamm

By Trent Hamm

Use chilly water for many outfits washing and retailer as much as $63 a 12 months. reduce your carload and decrease your fuel mileage via up to five percentage. put money into a deep freezer and fill it up with meat discounted at 30 percentage or extra. look at your existence and you'll discover that there's quite often how to make do on much less. This publication deals up a bevy of how to chop down on expenses and nonetheless get pleasure from a delightful way of life in any state of affairs. From practising strong gasoline conservation conduct to studying to like leftovers, this e-book can help each aspiring penny pincher cease the pointless spending and locate the thrill in frugality!

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PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide by Larry Ullman

By Larry Ullman

It hasn't taken internet builders lengthy to find that after it involves developing dynamic, database-driven sites, MySQL and Hypertext Preprocessor offer a profitable open-source mixture. upload this booklet to the combo, and there's no restrict to the robust, interactive sites that builders can create. With step by step directions, entire scripts, and professional how you can consultant readers, veteran writer and database dressmaker Larry Ullman will get all the way down to company: After grounding readers with separate discussions of first the scripting language (PHP) after which the database application (MySQL), he is going directly to hide protection, classes and cookies, and utilizing extra net instruments, with numerous sections dedicated to developing pattern functions. This advisor is vital for commencing to intermediate point internet designers who are looking to exchange their static websites with whatever dynamic. during this version, the majority of the recent fabric covers the newest good points and methods with personal home page and MySQL. additionally new to this variation are chapters introducing jQuery and object-oriented programming thoughts.

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Senna Versus Prost: The Story of the Most Deadly Rivalry in by Malcolm Folley

By Malcolm Folley

Within the past due Eighties and early Nineteen Nineties, formulation One was once at its so much explosive, with exciting races, charismatic drivers, nail-biting climaxes—and one of the main dangerous rivalries ever witnessed in activities. of F1's such a lot venerated champions and iconic figures drove jointly for McLaren for 2 seasons, and their acrimonious and adverse dating prolonged even after certainly one of them had left the workforce. Alain Prost used to be France's in simple terms F1 global champion, an clever, gentle motive force with the epithet "Le Professeur," while Ayrton Senna was the mercurial child from a privileged history in Sao Paolo who could turn into the main extreme and ruthless racing motive force the realm has ever visible. because the nice opponents raced to victory, their dating deteriorated badly, culminating in Prost accusing Senna of intentionally attempting to experience him off the circuit, and anxious that the Brazilian may get anyone killed along with his bold overtaking feats. the ultimate, unhappy act of this drama occurred on the San Marino Grand prix at Imola in may perhaps 1994, whilst Senna used to be killed. Insights from Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Sir Frank Williams, Bernie Ecclestone, Derek Warrick, Johnny Herbert, Gerhard Berger, plus McLaren insiders and different F1 figures provide a breathtaking account of 1 of the best-ever vintage carrying rivalries.

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Filming the Fantastic: A Guide to Visual Effects by Mark Sawicki

By Mark Sawicki

Don't waste necessary time and funds solving your photos in publish! Shoot the consequences you will have successfully and creatively the 1st time.

This full-color step-by step advisor to visible results cinematography empowers you to devise out and execute visible results pictures on the cheap, with out falling into the typical pitfall of utilizing high-end special effects to "fix it in post." tips on how to successfully photo foreground miniatures, matte work, eco-friendly display set ups, miniatures, crowd replication, explosions, and a lot more to create parts that might composite jointly perfectly.

Filming the glorious makes a speciality of the artwork and craft of visible results utilizing genuine case situations from a visible results cameraman. those classes from front line provides you with principles and perception so that you can translate your talents into any state of affairs, it doesn't matter what digicam or software program package deal you're utilizing and even if you're utilizing movie or electronic know-how. how you can movie your amazing visible results with this e-book!

* enormous quantities of full-color set pictures exhibit you precisely how it's done
* comprises step by step info on eco-friendly reveal setup
* Real-world examples and workouts all through

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Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring by John Dowd

By John Dowd

This vintage consultant makes a speciality of the basics of seamanship which are crucial wisdom to all ocean paddlers.

Sea kayaking has come a ways considering that this informative guide used to be released greater than 20 years in the past. From an offbeat hobby loved through an adventurous few, the game has turn into an unto itself. Veteran paddler John Dowd’s readable, well-illustrated advisor nonetheless stands as "the bible" for either new and skilled kayakers.

Sea Kayaking covers the fundamentals of kit and approach, together with sorts of paddles and strokes. however the key concentration during this revised and up-to-date version is on sound seamanship and stable threat administration: easy methods to learn the elements and the water, the right way to navigate, easy methods to commute with a bunch. Drawing on his lengthy adventure paddling in all climates, Dowd offers sensible, concrete recommendation on facing power risks (from surf to sea ice to sharks) and conducting rescues. The booklet comprises new pictures and diverse necessary charts, diagrams and illustrations. It additionally covers day trip making plans, tutorial tools and sea kayaking for individuals with disabilities.

As an increasing number of paddlers take to the water, this vintage consultant is still required studying for these looking event at the open ocean.

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Great Whiskeys by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

Definitely the right ingesting significant other for any whiskey lover-generous, an expert, and keen to move anywhere-Great Whiskeys covers each whiskey variety, from unmarried malt, combined, and grain, to bourbon, rye, and extra. protecting 22 nations of history and cutting edge manufacturers, fans and converts alike won't discover a extra entire, available, and travel-friendly source.

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Scientologist: William S. Burroughs and the ’Weird Cult’ by David S. Wills

By David S. Wills

Scientology is essentially ignored in significant texts concerning the existence and paintings of William S. Burroughs, writer of a few of the main infamous literature of the 20 th century. Its significance within the production of the Cut-up strategy and Burroughs’ view of language as a pandemic is undermined by means of the omission of info relating to his curiosity within the faith over the process a decade – definitely the main creatively fertile interval of his existence. in its place, biographers and critics are likely to specialise in his different obsessions within the realm of fringe technological know-how, and at the interval in the course of the early Nineteen Seventies while Burroughs left the faith and commenced a public campaign opposed to it.
However, Burroughs’ involvement with L. Ron Hubbard’s association used to be no fleeting curiosity; he was once a fully-fledged member or even acquired the rank of ‘clear’ – a prestigious fulfillment for a Scientologist. Scientology finally encouraged the plot, the constitution, and numerous components of a few of Burroughs’ most crucial works, together with The smooth laptop and The Wild Boys. His fascination used to be real, and his development during the hierarchical constitution of the Church indications a commitment that he could later downplay after being excommunicated in 1969.
Now, for the 1st time, his lifestyles and literature are reexamined within the mild of newly exposed information regarding Burroughs’ fascination with this ‘weird cult,’ as he as soon as defined it.

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Reviews:
"Burroughs' involvement in Scientology has bought simply scant point out within the biographies that experience seemed approximately him, so it's been left to David Wills, the writer of theBeatdom magazine and books, to correct the list in his Scientologist! Williams S. Burroughs and the unusual Cult (Beatdom, 2013)." - Huffington Post
"5 out of 5" - Flavorpill
"an engrossing read" - Tony Ortega
"Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the "Weird Cult" is a marvellous, completely researched, and well-written quantity that are supposed to be of curiosity to fan and pupil alike." - Matthew Levi Stevens
"If you're a William S. Burroughs or a Beat new release fan, this can be a must-read." day-by-day Beat web publication
"this is a must-read" - Cambodia ebook membership
"Read it, it's good!" PopDose
"Quite Fascinating" - John Tytell, writer of bare Angels
"seems interesting" - Tao Lin, writer of Taipei
"David S. Wills offers a page-turning account of this, an vital learn for any Burroughs student, no matter if educational or autodidact." - Marc Olmsted

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Raising Ducks & Geese (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin by John Vivian

By John Vivian

Considering that 1973, Storey's kingdom knowledge announcements have provided functional, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of state residing talents fast and simply. There at the moment are greater than one hundred seventy titles during this sequence, and their impressive reputation displays the typical hope of kingdom and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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