The true story behind the hit film Casino from an ´´enforcer´´ who lived it. Tony Spilotro was the Mob´s man in Las Vegas. A feared enforcer, the bosses knew Tony would do whatever it took to protect their interests. The ´´Little Guy´´ built a criminal empire that was the envy of mobsters across the country, and his childhood pal, Frank Cullotta, helped him do it. But Tony´s quest for power and lack of self-control with women cost the Mob its control of Vegas; and Tony paid for it with his life. ´´I was a little nervous before my first meeting with former mobster Frank Cullotta. It turned out we had a pleasant conversation that ended with an agreement for me to write his book. As I drove home, I realized I had made a deal with a career thief and killer on a handshake. What was I thinking?´´ (Dennis N. Griffin, author of Surviving the Mob) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Lomakayu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088690/bk_acx0_088690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the inside story of how America turned from a respected republic into a feared empire. ´´Economic hit men,´´ John Perkins writes, ´´are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder.´´ John Perkins should know; he was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the U.S., from Indonesia to Panama, to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to Halliburton, Bechtel, Brown and Root, and other United States engineering and construction companies. Saddled with huge debts, these countries came under the control of the United States government, World Bank, and other U.S.-dominated aid agencies that acted like loan sharks, dictating repayment terms and bullying foreign governments into submission. This extraordinary real-life tale exposes international intrigue, corruption, and little-known government and corporate activities that have dire consequences for American democracy and the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Emerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001034/bk_blak_001034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.