For fans of Catch Me if You Can and The Sting, Handsome Devil is the dazzling true story of Count Victor Lustig, history´s most daring - and flamboyant - con man. In Paris he sold the Eiffel Tower to scrap metal dealers, not once - but twice. His confidence games and sleight-of-hand scams relieved the filthy rich of their cash during America´s depraved Jazz era. He evaded the law like a figure from fiction, slipping into disguise, leaping from jail cell windows, and leaving sneering letters for his enemies at the Secret Service. In Handsome Devil, acclaimed journalist Jeff Maysh brings to life one of the 20th century´s most unforgettable public enemies, ´´Count´´ Victor Lustig, a dashing criminal mastermind and counterfeiter whose fake banknotes threatened to topple America´s economy. Written in staggering detail and culminating in a desperate manhunt led by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, Handsome Devil reveals the real man behind the myth: a genius who applied his talents to crime, and who kept a loving wife and daughter in the dark for most of his storied career. Set during America´s original financial ´´bubble´´, Lustig´s tale, from petty thief on the streets of Europe, to the most wanted man in the world, is the ultimate parable of American greed. Jeff Maysh investigates outrageous criminal plots and urban legends. His deeply immersive stories have appeared in publications including the Atlantic, Playboy, and Cosmopolitan. His story about the rise and fall of the ´´Bombshell Bandit´´ for the BBC was named the best crime story of 2015 by Longform.org. He is British, and lives in Los Angeles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Vick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030293/bk_adbl_030293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Known in history as one of the ruthless Columbian drug lord, the life of Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria will remain forever as the ´´King of Cocaine´´. He would be remembered throughout Colombia as the toughest criminal of all time. Instead of gaining his authority and power through politics as president, Pablo became one of the world´s notorious criminal, and ruled not only the country but the Medellin cartel. His name rose to fame, and his notorious acts that he carried out from 1970 to 1980 were well documented. Later in his criminal career as a drug dealer, Escobar collaborated with other tough criminals from the Medellin Cartel and subsequently controlled more than 80% of the cocaine that is shipped to the US. Discover more about his life, his biography and more about his criminal and political career as you listen to this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Beard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070087/bk_acx0_070087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
O. J. Simpson is a former American football player, broadcaster, and actor. Simpson attended the University of Southern California (USC), where he played college football for the USC Trojans. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1968. He then played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) as a running back for 11 seasons, with the Buffalo Bills from 1969 to 1977 and with the San Francisco 49ers from 1978 to 1979. Simpson was the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, a mark he set in 1973. While six other players have passed the 2,000-rush yard mark, he stands alone as the only player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a 14-game season; the NFL changed to a 16-game season in 1978. He holds the record for the single season yards-per-game average, which stands at 143.1. Simpson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. After retiring from professional football, he had a career as a football broadcaster and actor. In 1995, Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman after a lengthy and internationally publicized criminal trial, the People v. Simpson. In 1997, a civil court awarded a $33.5 million judgment against Simpson for their wrongful deaths. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063217/bk_acx0_063217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´When I was nine years old I burned down my school.´´ James Carr started fighting when he was very young, and never gave up. A child prodigy of crime in the streets of the L.A. ghettos and scourge of half a dozen boys’ homes, his career in armed robbery was quickly cut short by arrest. In prison he fought harder than ever, and became one of the most notorious rebels in the seething California Penal System. Linking up with George Jackson in Folsom, they led the notorious Wolf Pack, which quickly fought its way to a position of strength in the prison race war. Separated from George, Jimmy transformed himself from an openly rebellious con into a cunning thinker who manipulated the authorities and ultimately engineered his own release. Carr relates the story of his life with a cold passion, powerfully illuminating the horrors of daily life on the streets and in prison - race riots, murders, rape, and corruption - from the standpoint of one who has overcome them. ´´I’ve been struggling all my life to get beyond the choice of living on my knees or dying on my feet. It’s time we lived on our feet.´´ —from the text. ´´Jimmy was the baddest motherf----r!´´ —George Jackson While initially having close ties with the Black Panthers (at one point as Huey Newton’s bodyguard), James Carr, influenced by the Situationists, broke with them. Just after this book was completed in 1972, Carr was gunned down in a ´´gangland style´´ murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010835/bk_adbl_010835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sex, violent childhood, fear, fits of rage, belief in destiny: They all played a part in creating the personality of Adolf Hitler. What secrets were in Hitler´s life? Psychoanalysis has proven that a person´s adult life is determined by his or her childhood. This is the method used to reverse-engineer Hitler in this professional psychological analysis. It looks at his adult life and determines what led him to be the person he became. It reveals many previously unknown characteristics plus it makes many predictions which came true. Uncover Hitler´s sexual deviance, rage responses, mother conflicts, fear of Jewish heritage, fascination with war, feeling that fate had destined him for greatness, feelings of guilt and disgust at his own desires, obsession with poison, and more. Why did Hitler only mention one of his siblings in Mein Kampf? Why was he always the leader in childhood games? What is the mysterious secret behind the ´´first more or less political activity´´ he mentions in Mein Kampf? Did Hitler work as a spy within the army? Why was every 10th man in Hitler´s barracks shot while Hitler was asked to stand aside? When did his character transform during his career? How did a man who openly condemned homosexuals as degenerates and ordered their imprisonment associate himself with known homosexuals like Hess and Rohm at the highest level? Was Hitler insane or was he something else, something closer to us all? All these questions and more are answered in this accurate and revealing analysis of Hitlers mind. This declassified government sponsored report correctly predicted Adolf Hitler´s degeneration and eventual suicide and much more. This report is considered to be a masterpiece of ´´psycho-historical reconstruction´´. Based on what we know today, the conclusions are frighteningly accurate. Dr. Langer combined a careful study of documents and other writings about Hitler and personal interviews with informants who... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002465/bk_acx0_002465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This beautifully written book isn´t merely a tale of a mobster´s life; it reveals the pain of a notorious person´s family. Double Cross is a tale of the love and compassion a younger brother has for his older, successful, but ruthless sibling. At times I was reminded of the opening of A Tale of Two Cities: ´´It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.´´ After all, Mooney Giancano´s rule of the Outfit, the Chicago mob, was a financial dream come true for Mooney and those he liked, whether they were mistresses or brothers. Socially, however, Mooney´s rule eventually devastated various members of the Giancano family. Another reason we see such a dichotomy in the book´s account of the life of Mooney Giancano is that the Great Depression took place during part of Mooney´s life. Men were desperate to find any kind of work, especially work that paid well. Yet, not everyone could perform the kind of services needed to stay employed or to rise within the ranks of the Outfit. The juxtaposition of the need of men to find work with the feeling of failure they had at realizing their morals and compassion prevented them from engaging in mob work was heartbreaking. That is, they might be killed by the mob due to their kindness. Prior to reading this book, my initial concern was that it might be just a recasting of historical data in an attempt to clear the Giancana name. After all, why would Sam Giancana confide in a younger brother regarding his illegal activities? After reading the book, I feel that the conversations Chuck claims to have had with Mooney are plausible and perhaps accurate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn Longseth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061466/bk_acx0_061466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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As an IT manager you understand the value of technology. It´s what provides our teams with the tools that we can use to accomplish great things for our company. The challenge that we run into is that technology is always changing. This means that as an IT manager you have a responsibility to stay on top of all of the various technologies that your team will be called on to make use of. This includes Web 3.0 technologies, things that work in the world of retail shopping, and the latest developments in keeping those cyber criminals out of your company´s networks. What You´ll Find Inside:Maybe it is Time for IT Leaders to Go Shopping to Learn New TricksJust Whose Job Is Network Security Anyway? Why Cloud Computing Won´t Work For Every IT ProjectIT Managers Need to Realize that Virtualization Isn´t All That It´s Cracked Up to BeOur jobs are by their very nature complex. We need to understand what the company expects of us - are we the ones who are responsible for securing the company network or does this task belong to someone else? As more and more services become available to us, we are the ones that the company will turn to in order to determine what on-demand services need to be acquired. As we create solutions, we´ll need to understand when open source solutions may provide us with the best technology. Cloud computing is a hot topic, but we need to be able to determine if it´s right for our company. Finally, virtualization is currently in vogue but is it the right answer in every situation? This book has been created to provide you with the insights into today´s latest technologies that you are going to need in order to direct your team. The goal is to provide you with the knowledge that you are going to need in order to determine what technology to use in what situation. For more information on what it takes to be a great IT manager, check 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025282/bk_acx0_025282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Magic for Malls make the connection between the low self-esteem experienced by many retail staff and poor level of service suffered by customers. It then lays out The Magic Programme, developed for staff at the award-winning shopping centre at Meadowhall and then shared across Europe with 30,000 retail employees, including entry level and long-term unemployed people. It allows participants to find success through failure, a process which boosts confidence, creativity and self-esteem, all of which are damaged through standardised schooling, under and over-parenting. The programme is presented as a handbook so you can use it with your staff to transform their lives by giving them the gift of great self-esteem, which sets them confidently on the road to success. Finally, theres a practical look at proven techniques to keep focus on service excellence, which led to steady and sure improvements in customer care. In a wide-ranging career, Stephen has advised leading property owners, leisure companies and retailers and has developed and run many unique restaurants. In this, his first book on the subject, he shares the insights on service excellence learned across 30 years, which will enable employers to apply the techniques which will transform their business.
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and international best-selling author of the true crime classic The Sex Slave Murders, comes a gripping new true crime short, ´´Terror in East Lansing: The Tale of MSU Serial Killer Donald Miller´´. In the late 1970s, a serial killer prowled the campus of Michigan State University, terrorizing students and faculty alike. Donald Miller was a graduate of MSU´s renowned School of Criminal Justice, but somehow went awry and turned into a monster, targeting pretty coeds for sexual assault and murder. Miller´s victims included his ex-fiancée. Only after the killer was brought to justice could the campus return to normal, as a place for education and enjoyment. Donald Miller´s path from promising criminal justice grad to deadly criminal is chronicled in this riveting short. Included is a complete second story, ´´The Midwest Murders´´. This is the shocking tale of serial killer couple Alton Coleman and Debra Denise Brown, who went on a killing spree across four Midwestern states during the summer of 1984, showing no mercy to those in their murderous path. Bonus material includes excerpts from R. Barri Flowers´ best-selling true crime book, The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego, and top-selling true crime shorts ´´The Sex Slave Murders 3: The Horrific Tale of Serial Killers Leonard Lake & Charles Ng´´ and ´´The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family´s Nightmare´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Edward Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024018/bk_adbl_024018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.