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.
In the book, Homemade Horrors, Volume 1, Brian Lee Tucker took a short and sweet but terrifying glimpse into the serial killers who, born into totally dysfunctional and abusive homes, grew into totally dysfunctional - and murderous - adults.In Homemade Horrors, Volume 2: Keeping It in The Family, he takes us on another short and sweet and ultra violent journey into the lives of some of the Mafia´s most ruthless and feared mob assassins - some of whom were also born into the family business.Among the infamous hitmen profiled are ´´The Iceman” Richard Kuklinski, who boasted of killing over 100 men; Salvatore Testa, a hitman who thought nothing of murdering a whole houseful of people - including women and children; and Giovanni Brusca, a man so cold hearted he killed scores of innocent bystanders with a bomb he placed at an airport - just to make sure he killed one man in particular. Coming soon: Homemade Horrors, Volume 3: Women Who Fought Back. Brian Lee Tucker tells the real life stories of women who suffered at the hands of abusive husbands, were victims of rapists, or left for dead - but lived to tell the tale - and got revenge against their tormentors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Burt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156056/bk_acx0_156056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.