The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison

By Warren Fellows

Take into consideration the main wretched day of your existence. perhaps it was once while a person you liked died, or for those who have been badly harm in an twist of fate, or an afternoon if you happen to have been so terrified you'll scarcely undergo it. No think 4,000 of these days in a single gigantic bite. In 1978, Warren Fellows used to be convicted in Thailand of heroin trafficking and used to be sentenced to lifestyles imprisonment. the wear and tear performed is his tale of an unthinkable nightmare in a spot the place sewer rats and cockroaches are the single nutritious nutrition, and the place the worst punishment is the khun deo - solitary confinement, Thai type. Fellows was once definitely responsible of his crime, yet he persevered and survived human-rights abuses past mind's eye. this isn't his plea for forgiveness, nor his denial of guilt; it's the tale of a tribulation that not anyone would need on their worst enemy. it truly is a vital learn: heartbreaking, interesting and very unlikely to place down.

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Pasolini un uomo scomodo (Saggi italiani)

By Oriana Fallaci

Quella tra Oriana e Pier Paolo è una delle più affascinanti e excessive storie di amore-odio della letteratura e del dress italiani del Novecento. Scrittori di primissimo livello, polemisti spietati, personaggi venerati e infangati dall’opinione pubblica del pace, le loro personalità contrapposte non potevano a long way altro che incrociarsi. Forse anche perché, a differenza dei loro colleghi italiani, Oriana e Pier Paolo si muovono con agio sullo state of affairs internazionale: lei grazie ai suoi reportage dalle quarter di guerra e a una serie di indimenticabili interviste ai potenti della terra, lui soprattutto in keeping with merito del suo cinema che spiazza, divide e scandalizza i censori di tutto il mondo.

Tra gli anni Sessanta e i primi Settanta, questi due protagonisti del landscape intellettuale si incontrano e si scontrano, si cercano e si negano: lei ammira e detesta il suo essere sempre bastian contrario, lui adora e disprezza los angeles sua intensa visceralità. Ma los angeles morte di Pasolini, il brutale omicidio che lo strappa alla vita il 2 novembre del 1975, spinge Oriana a rinsaldare il legame con questo amico-nemico andato through troppo presto. E lo fa con i mezzi a sua disposizione, quelli del giornalismo e della scrittura. Sotto los angeles sua spinta, «L’Europeo» – il settimanale in step with cui lavora – si lancia in una controinchiesta che smentisce e ribalta l. a. versione offerta dalle autorità e mette alle strette l’unico indiziato: Pino Pelosi, un minorenne che – pur di coprire gli effettivi responsabili – si è maldestramente autoaccusato dell’omicidio. Questo libro raccoglie tutti i contributi di Oriana al caso Pasolini apparsi sull’«Europeo» e rende finalmente giustizia al suo ruolo nella risoluzione di uno dei delitti più misteriosi e controversi della storia d’Italia.

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Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

By Robert K. Wittman, John Shiffman

The Wall highway magazine called him “a dwelling legend.” The London occasions dubbed him “the most renowned paintings detective within the world.”
In Priceless, Robert ok. Wittman, the founding father of the FBI’s artwork Crime group, pulls again the curtain on his extraordinary profession for the 1st time, delivering a real-life overseas mystery to rival The Thomas Crown Affair.   
Rising from humble roots because the son of an old broker, Wittman outfitted a twenty-year profession that used to be not anything in need of amazing. He went undercover, often unarmed, to capture artwork thieves, scammers, and black industry investors in Paris and Philadelphia, Rio and Santa Fe, Miami and Madrid.
In this page-turning memoir, Wittman fascinates with the tales in the back of his recoveries of beneficial artwork and antiquities: The golden armor of an historic Peruvian warrior king. The Rodin sculpture that encouraged the Impressionist flow. The headdress Geronimo wore at his ultimate Pow-Wow. The infrequent Civil battle conflict flag carried into conflict by way of one of many nation’s first African-American regiments.
The breadth of Wittman’s exploits is unequalled: He traveled the realm to rescue work through Rockwell and Rembrandt, Pissarro, Monet and Picasso, usually operating undercover abroad on the whim of overseas governments. in the direction of domestic, he recovered an unique replica of the invoice of Rights and cracked the rip-off that rocked the PBS sequence Antiques Roadshow.
By the FBI’s accounting, Wittman kept 1000s of hundreds of thousands of bucks worthy of paintings and antiquities. He says the statistic isn’t vital. in any case, who’s to claim what's worthy extra --a Rembrandt self-portrait or an American flag carried into conflict? they are either priceless. 
The paintings thieves and scammers Wittman stuck run the gamut from wealthy to terrible, shrewdpermanent to silly, equipped criminals to determined loners.  The smuggler who introduced him a looted 6th-century treasure grew to become out to be a high-ranking diplomat.  The appraiser who stole numerous heirlooms from conflict heroes’ descendants used to be a slick, aristocratic con man.  The museum janitor who made off with locks of George Washington's hair simply desired to make a number of additional greenbacks, figuring nobody could leave out what he’d filched.
In his ultimate case, Wittman referred to as on each piece of information and event in his arsenal to tackle his maximum problem: operating undercover to trace the vicious criminals at the back of what will be the main audacious artwork robbery of all. 

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Painter, the Laundress and the Murders at the Inns of Court

At the morning of February 4th 1733, the our bodies of 3 ladies have been found at quantity three Tanfield court docket a number of yards from the Temple Church on the motels of court docket. day after today, a tender laundress, Sarah Malcolm, used to be arrested and charged with their homicide. The grotesque nature of the crime allied to her adolescence and sweetness stunned London society. William Hogarth painted her portrait within the condemned carry of Newgate gaol almost immediately sooner than her execution. This account of her lifestyles, trial and demise deals an interesting perception into the workings of the legislations in eighteenth century London. it really is in keeping with modern files and contains Charles Dickens' account of the complete affair. She died nonetheless protesting her innocence.

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The Ultimate Book of Impostors: Over 100 True Stories of the Greatest Phonies and Frauds

By Ian Graham

Think you recognize Who your pals Are?
Think again...

From Mata Hari to D. B. Cooper, background is affected by humans pretending to be another person. a few cross undetected for years, cultivating their fake identities so skillfully, even their spouses have no idea. different frauds move up in flames after one misstep. The final e-book of Impostors offers the fabulous actual tales at the back of over 100 of the craziest and funniest phonies in background, including:

•A pretend French govt respectable who controlled to promote the Eiffel Tower—twice
•One of the Wild West's hardest and extra sought after "male" stagecoach drivers, who used to be really a woman!
•An Israeli Mossad workforce that stole the identities of actual British and Australian voters to catch an unsuspecting objective for assassination

Packed with enjoyable proof and outrageous bills of faux pilots, phony princesses, imitation Indians, and serial sham artists, this impossible to resist ebook exposes the reality at the back of the world's wildest fraud—and why they did it—and finds that even these we predict we all know top will not be precisely who they seem.

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Cellar of Horror: The Story of Gary Heidnik

By Ken Englade

Serial killer Gary Heidnik's identify will live to tell the tale in infamy, and his domestic, 3520 North Marshall highway in Philadelphia, is a home tainted with the reminiscence of unimaginable horrors. What police stumbled on there has been an immense nightmare made actual. 4 younger ladies have been held captive--some for 4 months--half-naked and chained. they'd been tortured, starved, and again and again raped. yet extra ugly discoveries lay within the kitchen: human limbs frozen, a torso burned to cinders, an empty pot suspiciously scorched...

This isn't a narrative for the faint-hearted. Cellar of Horror is a surprising real account of the self-proclaimed minister with a protracted historical past of psychological sickness, who preyed upon the vulnerable and the retarded in a strange plan to create his personal "baby factory." it's a macabre net spun round cash, energy, and faith, tangled with court drama and attorneys' strategies, absolute to ship a kick back into your very soul.

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Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer

By Geoff Holder

Graverobbing used to be a gloomy yet ecocnomic in pre-Victorian Scotland, as criminals, gravediggers, and middle-class scientific scholars alike stole newly-buried corpses for the anatomy colleges. in basic terms after the rigors of the notorious murderers Burke and Hare did the grisly alternate end—murderers whose dissected skeletons are pictured during this book. From burial grounds within the middle of Glasgow and Edinburgh to quiet kingdom graveyards within the Scottish Borders and Aberdeenshire, this ebook takes you to each cemetery ever raided, tells the ghoulish tales of what went on there, and describes the is still that may be noticeable at the present time. It finds the place to discover each present piece of anti-resurrectionist graveyard furnishings, from mortsafes, coffin cages, and underground vaults to watchtowers and morthouses. Richly illustrated and likewise together with Robert Louis Stevenson's vintage brief tale The physique Snatcher, this macabre consultant will satisfaction citizens and travelers alike.

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Battle of Harrah

By Muhammad Ali Chenarani - XKP

An analytic examine the ancient account of the invasion and bad plunder of the holy urban of Medina within the 12 months sixty three AH after the development of Karbala - Iraq

In Arabic lexicon, Harrah capacity a rocky and tough terrain that's tough to pass.

This occasion has been named as such as the invasion of the nation military of Shām (Syria) came about from the east of Medina, i.e., from the rocky quarter of the city.

Translator: Ahmad Rezwani

Publisher: Islamic examine origin Astan Quds Razavi



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