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The Last Pirate Of New York

The Last Pirate Of New York

Was he New York City’s last pirate . . . or its first gangster? This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock—for fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire. “History at its best . . . I highly recommend this remarkable book.”—Dougla

ISBN10 : 9780399589935 , ISBN13 : 0399589937

Page Number : 256

Tough Jews

Tough Jews

Award-winning writer Rich Cohen excavates the real stories behind the legend of infamous criminal enforcers Murder, Inc. and contemplates the question: Where did the tough Jews go? In 1930s Brooklyn, there lived a breed of men who now exist only in legend and in the memories of a few old-timers: Jew

ISBN10 : 9781439142509 , ISBN13 : 1439142505

Page Number : 272

The Avengers

The Avengers

In 1944, a band of Jewish guerrillas emerged from the Baltic forest to join the Russian army in its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. The band, called the Avengers, was led by Abba Kovner, a charismatic young poet. In the ghetto, Abba had built bombs, sneaking out through the city's sewer t

ISBN10 : 9780804151207 , ISBN13 : 0804151202

Page Number : 272

Theory Of War

Theory Of War

'A modern work of genius' Spectator Winner of the Costa/Whitbread Book of the Year Award 1993 Forced into slavery as a child, Jonathan Carrick escapes to a new life but within him lies the need for revenge against George Stokes, the son of his former master. Mallory Carrick, confined to a wheelchair

ISBN10 : 9781849839532 , ISBN13 : 1849839530

Page Number : 368

The Fish That Ate The Whale

The Fish That Ate The Whale

A legendary tale, both true and astonishing, from the author of Israel is Real and Sweet and Low When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men

ISBN10 : 9781429946292 , ISBN13 : 1429946296

Page Number : 288

The Ice At The End Of The World

The Ice At The End Of The World

"Greenland: remote, mysterious, ice-covered rock, population 56,000, in the middle of the North Atlantic. Why do we care so much about it? Because locked within the the vast and frozen "white desert"--the nickname early explorers gave it--that covers eighty percent of the land are some of the most p

ISBN10 : 9780812996623 , ISBN13 : 0812996623

Page Number : 448

Monsters The 1985 Chicago Bears And The Wild Heart Of Football

Monsters The 1985 Chicago Bears And The Wild Heart Of Football

The gripping account of a once-in-a-lifetime football team and their lone championship season For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the 1985 Chicago Bears were more than a football team: they were the greatest football team ever—a gang of colorful nuts, dancing and pounding their way to victo

ISBN10 : 9780374708955 , ISBN13 : 0374708959

Page Number : 352