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I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & Closing ...
by Charles Brandt

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

June 24, 2016

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<b><b><b><b><b>The inspiration for the major motion picture, THE IRISHMAN, directed by Academy Award廬 winner Martin Scorsese, starring Academy Award廬 winners Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin, and Academy Award廬 nominee Harvey Keitel, and written by Academy Award廬 winner Steven Zaillian.聽</b><br /></b></b><br />鈥淪heeran鈥檚 confession that he killed Hoffa in the manner described in the book is supported by the forensic evidence, is entirely credible, and solves the Hoffa mystery.鈥?聽<b>鈥?Michael Baden M.D., former Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York</b><br /><br />鈥淐harles Brandt has solved the Hoffa mystery.鈥澛?lt;b>鈥擯rofessor Arthur Sloane, author of聽<i>Hoffa</i></b><br /><br />鈥淚t鈥檚 all true.鈥澛?lt;b>鈥?New York Police Department organized crime homicide detective Joseph Coffey</b><br /></b><br />Includes an Epilogue and a Conclusion that detail substantial post-publication corroboration of Frank Sheeran's revelations about the killings of Jimmy Hoffa, Joey Gallo and JFK.</b><br /><br />"I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa.聽<br /><br />Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit the US government would name him as one of only two non-Italians in conspiracy with the Commission of La Cosa Nostra, alongside the likes of Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano and Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno.<br /><br />When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Charles Brandt's page-turner has become a true crime classic.
The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman...
by Lee Smith

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English

Pages

349

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<b>Investigative journalist Lee Smith uses his unprecedented access to Congressman Devin Nunes, former head of the House Intelligence Committee, to expose the deep state operation against the president--and the American people.</b> <br />Investigative journalist Lee Smith's <i>The Plot Against the President</i> tells the story of how Congressman Devin Nunes uncovered the operation to bring down the commander-in-chief. While popular opinion holds that Russia subverted democratic processes during the 2016 elections, the real damage was done not by Moscow or any other foreign actor. Rather, this was a slow-moving coup engineered by a coterie of the American elite, the "deep state," targeting not only the president, but also the rest of the country. The plot officially began July 31, 2016 with the counterintelligence investigation that the FBI opened to probe Russian infiltration of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. But the bureau never followed any Russians. In fact, it was an operation to sabotage Trump, the candidate, then president-elect, and finally the presidency. The conspirators included political operatives, law enforcement and intelligence officials, and the press.<br />The plot was uncovered by Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and his investigative team. They understood that the target of the operation wasn't just Trump, but rather the institutions that sustain our republic. A country where operatives use the intelligence and security services to protect their privileges by spying on Americans, coordinating with the press, and using extra-constitutional means to undermine an election then undo a presidency is more like the third world than the republic envisioned by the founding fathers. <br />Without Nunes and his team, the plot against the president -- and against the country -- never would have been revealed. Told from the perspective of Nunes and his crack investigators -- men and women who banded together to do the right thing at a crucial moment for our democracy -- the story of the biggest political scandal in a generation reads like a great detective novel, feels like a classic cowboy movie. The congressman from the cattle capital of California really did fight corruption in Washington. Devin Nunes took on the "deep state."
Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump
by , Sam Koppelman

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English

Pages

227

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><br /><b>Why President Trump has left us with no choice but to remove him from office, as explained by celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.</b><br /><br /> No one is above the law. This belief is as American as freedom of speech and turkey on Thanksgiving鈥攈eld sacred by Democrats and Republicans alike. But as celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal argues in <i>Impeach</i>, if President Trump is not held accountable for repeatedly asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, this could very well mark the end of our democracy. To quote President George Washington鈥檚 Farewell Address: 鈥淔oreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.鈥?Impeachment should always be our last resort, explains Katyal, but our founders, our principles, and our Constitution leave us with no choice but to impeach President Trump鈥攂efore it鈥檚 too late.聽
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Change...
by Brian Kilmeade

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by <i>The New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>George Washington's Secret Six</i> and <i>Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates</i>.</b><br /><br />In his now-trademark style, Brian Kilmeade brings alive one of the most pivotal moments in American history, this time telling the heart-stopping story of America's fight for Texas. While the story of the Alamo is familiar to most, few remember how Sam Houston led Texians after a crushing loss to a shocking victory that secured their freedom and paved the way for America's growth. <br /><br />In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in a tiny adobe mission in San Antonio for thirteen days. American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start. <br /><br />The defeat galvanized the surviving Texians. Under General Sam Houston, a maverick with a rocky past, the tiny army of settlers rallied--only to retreat time and time again. Having learned from the bloody battles that characterized his past, Houston knew it was poor strategy to aggressively retaliate. He held off until just one month after the massacre, when he and his army of underdog Texians soundly defeated Santa Anna's troops in under eighteen minutes at the Battle of San Jacinto, and in doing so won the independence for which so many had died.<br /><br /><i>Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers</i> recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade's storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo--and recognize the lesser-known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians
by David M. Rubenstein

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<b>Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians.</b><br /><br />In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they've come to so intimately know and understand.<br /> <br /> -- <b>David McCullough</b> on John Adams<br /> -- <b>Jon Meacham</b> on Thomas Jefferson<br /> -- <b>Ron Chernow</b> on Alexander Hamilton<br /> -- <b>Walter Isaacson</b> on Benjamin Franklin<br /> -- <b>Doris Kearns Goodwin</b> on Abraham Lincoln<br /> -- <b>A. Scott Berg</b> on Charles Lindbergh<br /> -- <b>Taylor Branch</b> on Martin Luther King<br /> -- <b>Robert Caro</b> on Lyndon B. Johnson<br /> -- <b>Bob Woodward</b> on Richard Nixon<br /> --<b>And many others, including a special conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts </b><br /> <br /> Through his popular program <i>The David Rubenstein Show</i>, David Rubenstein has established himself as one of our most thoughtful interviewers. Now, in <i>The American Story,</i> David captures the brilliance of our most esteemed historians, as well as the souls of their subjects. The book features introductions by Rubenstein as well as a foreword by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead our national library. Richly illustrated with archival images from the Library of Congress, the book is destined to become a classic for serious readers of American history.<br /> <br /> Through these captivating exchanges, these bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors offer fresh insight on pivotal moments from the Founding Era to the late 20th century.
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princet...
by Rick Atkinson

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English

Pages

782

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<p><b>From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American Revolution</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>An Army at Dawn</i> and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America鈥檚 violent war for independence. </p><p>From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world鈥檚 most formidable fighting force. It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling.</p><p>Full of riveting details and untold stories, <i>The British Are Coming</i> is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country鈥檚 creation drama.</p>
The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner)
by Sarah M. Broom

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><p></p><p><b>WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION</b></p><p></p><p><b>A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.</b></p><p></p><p>In 1961, Sarah M. Broom鈥檚 mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant鈥攖he postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah鈥檚 father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah鈥檚 birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae鈥檚 thirteenth and most unruly child.</p> <p>A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom鈥檚 <i>The Yellow House</i> tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America鈥檚 most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother鈥檚 struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. <i>The Yellow House</i> expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the 鈥淏ig Easy鈥?of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, <i>The Yellow House</i> is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power.</p>
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the Am...
by David McCullough

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /><b>Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story鈥攖he settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.</b><br /><br />As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River.<br /> <br />McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler鈥檚 son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Like so many of McCullough鈥檚 subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them.<br /> <br />Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, <i>The Pioneers</i> is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments. This is a revelatory and quintessentially American story, written with David McCullough鈥檚 signature narrative energy.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of th...
by David Grann

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English

Pages

347

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 聽 - 聽NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST聽<br /><br />"Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul."聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>Dave Eggers, <i>New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />SHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017<br /><br />Named a best book of the year by聽<i>Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time,聽Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine,聽</i>NPR's Maureen Corrigan<i>,聽</i>NPR's "On Point,"<i> Vogue</i>,聽Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, <i>Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's </i>"Ultimate Best Books<i>," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus,</i> Slate.com<i>聽</i>and</b><i><b> Book Browse</b><br /></i><b><i><br /></i>From <i>New Yorker</i> staff writer David Grann, #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of <i>The Lost City of Z,</i> a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history</b><br /> 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽<br />In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.<br /> 聽 聽 聽聽Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. <br /> 聽 聽 聽聽In this last remnant of the Wild West鈥攚here oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the 鈥淧hantom Terror,鈥?roamed鈥攎any of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization鈥檚 first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection.聽 Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.聽<br /> 聽 聽 聽聽In <i>Killers of the Flower Moon, </i>David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. <i>Killers of the Flower Moon</i> is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
Miracle at Midway
by , Katherine V. Dillon

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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<b><i>New York Times</i> bestseller: The true story of the WWII naval battle portrayed in the Roland Emmerich film is 鈥渟omething special among war histories鈥?(<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan鈥檚 military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond.<br /> 聽<br /> But the US Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a significant stroke of luck, the Americans under Adm. Chester W.聽Nimitz dealt Japan鈥檚 navy its first major defeat in the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned.<br /> 聽<br /> This 鈥渟tirring, even suspenseful narrative鈥?is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides (<i>Newsday</i>). <i>Miracle at Midway</i> reveals how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific war鈥攁nd how easily it could have been a loss.

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