Emily Sweeney
Emily Sweeney

Gangland Boston: A Tour Through the Deadly Streets of Organized Crime
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A GUIDED TOUR OF BOSTON’S UNDERWORLD, REVEALING THE PLACES WHERE DEALS WERE MADE, PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND BODIES WERE BURIEDGangsters have played a shady role in shaping Greater Boston’s history. While lurking in local restaurants or just around the corner inside that inconspicuous building, countless criminals have quietly made their mark on the city and surrounding communities. Packed with photos, Gangland Boston reveals the hidden history of these places, bringing readers back in time to when the North End was wrought with gun violence, Hanover Street was known as a “shooting gallery,” and guys named King Solomon, Beano Breen, and Mickey the Wiseguy ruled the underworld.Drawing upon years of research and an extensive collection of rare photographs, author Emily Sweeney sheds light on how gang violence unfolded during Prohibition, how the Italian mafia rose to power, and how the Gustin Gang came to be. She also uncovers little-known facts about well-known crime figures (Did you know the leader of the Gustin Gang was an Olympic athlete? Or that a fellowship at a major university was named after a big-time bookie?) From South Boston to Somerville, Chinatown to Charlestown, and every neighborhood in between, readers will get to know mobsters in ways they never have before. Readers will find out:* Exact addresses where mobsters lived, worked, and played around Greater Boston* How an Olympic athlete became one of Boston’s most notorious gangsters * The untold history of the Gustin Gang * Frank Sinatra’s connection to a long-forgotten Massachusetts racetrack * Little-known facts about David “Beano” Breen, Charles “King” Solomon, Harry “Doc” Sagansky, Raymond L.S. Patriarca, and other legendary crime figures
 
Boston Organized Crime (Images of America)
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Boston has had its share of bookies and loan sharks, gangsters and wiseguys, hoodlums and hit men. From the Great Brink’s Robbery, which was hailed as the crime of the century; to the long-forgotten Cotton Club in Roxbury, where the legendary nightlife kingpin Charlie “King” Solomon was gunned down; to the infamous Blackfriars Massacre, a brutal gangland slaying that left five men dead, slumped over a backgammon game in a cramped basement office―all of these dark moments in time are a part of Boston’s history that is rarely spoken about. Boston Organized Crime explores the region’s shadier side and takes a closer look at the mobsters and racketeers who once operated in the Greater Boston area. Drawing upon an eclectic collection of crime scene photographs, mug shots, and police documents, author Emily Sweeney takes readers on an eye-opening journey through Boston’s underworld, from the bootlegging days of Prohibition to the bloody gangland wars of the 1960s.
 
The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts (True Crime)
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The capture of notorious mobster James "Whitey" Bulger closed an infamous chapter in Boston history. Yet the city's criminal underworld has a long and bloody rap sheet that stretches back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Boston journalists Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow reveal the underbelly of Boston through profiles of ruthless gangsters like Charles "King" Solomon, the Angiulo brothers, Joseph "The Animal" Barboza, Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi and many more. Ford and Schorow navigate the backrooms and seedy hangouts where deadly hits and lucrative heists were hatched to guide readers to the real story of Boston's gangster past.
 
Murder & Mayhem in Boston: Historic Crimes in the Hub
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A century of Boston’s thrill killers, psychos, and fiends—notorious in their day, now nearly forgotten—from the Antebellum era through the 1970s.   The Boston Strangler may be the most infamous serial killer in Massachusetts history, but his crimes pale in comparison with the carnage of those profiled in this chilling compendium.   Covering a century the city’s heinous past, journalist Christopher Daley reveals nine of the most sensational cases that once made headlines across the country: Kenneth Harrison, aka “The Giggler” whose random victims ranged from children to men to an elderly woman he tossed over the Broadway Bridge, just for fun; upstanding Albert Tirrell, who claimed he was sleepwalking when he slit the throat of his mistress, prostitute Maria Bickford, and set her on fire; Jesse Pomeroy, a natural-born sadist and, at fourteen, the youngest convicted serial killer in the annals of American crime. Here too are the shocking tales of the Bussey Woods murders, the Barrel Butcher, the Boston Skull Cracker, and more.   Featuring rare photographs, as well as maps to extant crime scenes, Murder & Mayhem in Boston is a must for true crime aficionados.   
 
Darkest Hour: John Alite: Former Mafia Enforcer for John Gotti & The Gambino Crime Family (True Crime)
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A New #1 Bestseller by SC Pike (A true crime series)The TRUE LIFE story of notorious Mafia hitman for the Gotti & Gambino crime family.Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of a hitman? Let alone trying to figure out the influencing factors that led John Alite to live a life of crime. John offers an honest, first-hand, street level, no-holds-bar of his life, starting from a young boy, and then how he moved into organized crime with the Gotti and Gambino crime families. SC Pike brings John Alite's story to life in such a way, the reader will feel as if they are walking in his very shoes! *~*~*John Alite had too many darkest hours to count, but he's pushed through them all with a spirited perseverance, tenacity of mind, and a strength of purpose. Just like everything else in his life, he's met adversity head on with fierce determination and a resoluteness to come out on top. *~*~*Book One:A college baseball scholarship was his way out of the inner city, but his dreams of going pro were crushed by an arm injury. John Alite was forced to return home to the only life he knew, where having to live on the streets of New York meant one thing--learning how to survive.  He was driven.He was extreme.  He was feared.But most of all, he was loyal.  From a young age, he found himself influenced by the wrong crowd. Enticed by the wealth, power, and prestige of the mafia, he immersed himself in a world that was foreign to most. A society where policies were enforced by instilling fear. Those at the top were about obtaining and harnessing absolute power, while covertly using their own warped codes of ethics. Honor and loyalty were merely a misnomer. The cold, bitter truth was, he was expendable, and his sworn allegiance was rewarded with betrayal. Through a life of heartache, betrayal, and loss comes a story of grace, healing, and redemption. Book one of Series:Note: S.C. Pike has written John Alite's biography, starting with his childhood, through his teenage years and then into his early twenty's. * Audio Book coming soon!* Albanian translation due December 2018.Book Two (expected release early 2019) is about John Alite's adulthood and life in the mafia from a first hand view. All the transformations and events within his life have been documented with precision, and are true accounts of how John Alite found himself involved within organized Crime. Mainly with the New York Mafia, (also known as Cosa Nostra), Gang members, and mob affiliates.  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mafia true crime. Biography. Drugs and Violence.
 
THE SPELL HAS BEGUN: 550+ Supernatural Mysteries, Macabre & Horror Classics: Black Magic, Sweeney Todd, The Vampyre, Dracula, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, ... Northanger Abbey, The Horla, The Willows…
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This meticulously edited horror collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:Mary Shelley:FrankensteinThe Mortal Immortal…John William Polidori:The VampyreBram Stoker:DraculaThe Jewel of Seven Stars…Gaston Leroux:The Phantom of the OperaMarjorie Bowen:Black MagicJames Malcolm Rymer & Thomas Peckett Prest:Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet StreetWashington Irving:The Legend of Sleepy HollowCharles Dickens:The Mystery of Edwin DroodOscar Wilde:The Picture of Dorian GrayEdgar Allan Poe:The Tell-Tale HeartThe Murders in the Rue MorgueThe Black Cat…Henry James:The Turn of the ScrewThe Ghostly Rental…H. P. Lovecraft:The Dunwich HorrorThe Shunned House…Algernon Blackwood:The WillowsA Haunted IslandAncient Sorceries…Théophile Gautier:ClarimondeThe Mummy's FootRichard Marsh:The BeetleArthur Conan Doyle:The Hound of the BaskervillesThe Silver Hatchet…Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu:CarmillaUncle Silas…Ann Radcliffe:The Mysteries of UdolphoThe ItalianM. R. James:Ghost Stories of an AntiquaryA Thin Ghost and OthersWilkie Collins:The Haunted HotelThe Devil's SpectaclesÉmile Erckmann & Alexandre Chatrian:The Man-WolfThe Waters of Death…Amelia B. Edwards:Monsieur MauriceThe Phantom Coach…Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: The Wind in the Rose-bushThe Shadows on the WallArthur Machen:The Great God PanThe Terror…William Hope Hodgson:The House on the BorderlandThe Night LandM. P. Shiel:Shapes in the FireRalph Adams Cram:Black Spirits and WhiteGrant Allen:The Reverend John Creedy Wilhelm Hauff:The Severed Hand Adelbert von Chamisso:Shadowless ManEdward Bulwer-Lytton:The Haunted and the Haunters…Robert E. Howard:Beyond the Black RiverDevil in IronPeople of the DarkDavid Lindsay:The Haunted WomanMarie Belloc Lowndes:From Out the Vast DeepEdward Bellamy:Dr. Heidenhoff's ProcessThe Ghost in the Cap'n Brown House (Harriet Beecher Stowe)The Apparition of Mrs. Veal (Daniel Defoe)When the World Was Young (Jack London)Mr. Bloke's Item (Mark Twain)…
 
An chéad bhuachan (Irish Edition)
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Má tá sé i gcónaí agus gan rabhadh déanach ar rochtain, ar sé a chuardach le haghaidh iasc le haghaidh spraoi; má thagann ar an am – an iasc Órga. Más rud é nach bhfuil tú ag bhuail a chuid cairde, teaghlaigh, comhghleacaithe, nó daoine eile tábhachtach dó, riachtanais sé ach an t-iasc le haghaidh spraoi; má tá sé a tugtar isteach tú go dtí a ngaolta, tá sé ag lorg dócha ar iasc órga.
 
Inside American Gods
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Starz American Gods - looking behind the scenesNeil Gaiman's American Gods: The bestselling and most beloved novel, American Gods, is now a critically acclaimed Starz television series. In this official companion to the series, Gaiman fans will see behind the scenes of this compelling, surreal show in which Old Gods and New Gods battle for the hearts and minds of modern-day people. Inside American Gods dives deep into the show's character development and world building. Inside American Gods features interviews with actors Gillian Anderson, Crispin Glover, and Ian McShane, revealing how they brought this cult favorite to the screen.Packed with previously unpublished set photos, concept art, and production designs: Inside American Gods covers Season 1-as well as a teaser of exclusive content for Season 2-in a spectacular hardcover package sure to please fans of the book and the series.Fans of books such as Claimed by Gods, All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire, and Notes from the Upside Down: An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things will appreciate Emily Hayne's Inside American Gods
 
A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf
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Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world’s best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Coauthors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their discovery of a wealth of surprising collaborations: the friendship between Jane Austen and one of the family servants, playwright Anne Sharp; the daring feminist author Mary Taylor, who shaped the work of Charlotte Brontë; the transatlantic friendship of the seemingly aloof George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe; and Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, most often portrayed as bitter foes, but who, in fact, enjoyed a complex friendship fired by an underlying erotic charge. Through letters and diaries that have never been published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these forgotten stories of female friendships. They were sometimes scandalous and volatile, sometimes supportive and inspiring, but always—until now—tantalizingly consigned to the shadows.
 
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