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The Gangster We Are All Looking For

The Gangster We Are All Looking For
Author : Thi Diem Thuy Le
Publisher : Anchor
Release Date : 2011-04-13
Category : Fiction
Total pages :176
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This acclaimed novel reveals the life of a Vietnamese family in America through the knowing eyes of a child finding her place and voice in a new country. In 1978 six refugees—a girl, her father, and four “uncles”—are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child’s imagination, the world is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees everything intensely, hears the distress calls of inanimate objects, and waits for her mother to join her. But life loses none of its strangeness when the family is reunited. As the girl grows, her matter-of-fact innocence eddies increasingly around opaque and ghostly traumas: the cataclysm that engulfed her homeland, the memory of a brother who drowned and, most inescapable, her father’s hopeless rage.

The Gangster Film

The Gangster Film
Author : Ron Wilson
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release Date : 2014-12-16
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :144
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This volume examines the gangster film in its historical context with an emphasis on the ways the image of the gangster has adapted and changed as a result of socio-cultural circumstances. From its origins in Progressive-era reforms to its use as an indictment of corporate greed, the gangster film has often provided a template for critiquing American ideas and values concerning individualism, success, and business acumen. The gangster genre has also been useful in critically examining race and ethnicity in American culture in terms of "otherness." Films studied include Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The Racket (1928), The Captive City (1952), The Godfather, Part Two (1974), Goodfellas (1990), and Killing Them Softly (2012).

The Gangster's Muse

The Gangster's Muse
Author : Supriya Parulekar
Publisher : Partridge Publishing
Release Date : 2013-11-11
Category : Fiction
Total pages :158
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The Gangsters Muse is a light read something you can catch up with a cup of afternoon tea or coffee. Its protagonist Meghna, a software professional chucks her high-salaried job and assumes the role of a house-wife after marriage. Very soon she is disappointed as her husband Ashutosh gets caught in the recession and loses his job. He gets a new job but has to move house. The new surroundings upset him and sends him in emotional turmoil. He keeps to himself, rarely acknowledges Meghnas presence which unsettles her and their relationship. Meghna in bid to keep herself busy takes up a counsellors job with Infinite Helpline under the name of Angel. Unknown to her a storm is brewing in her direction. Gangster Malli on run calls the helpline in desperate attempt to drive away his loneliness and befriends Angel aka Meghna. He gets a brainwave to use Angel to retrieve the diamonds he has stashed in safe hiding away from his boss Zuber. Malli kidnaps Ashutosh and forces Meghna to risk her life in bid to get the diamonds for him. Meghnas friends Jaanvi, Chaitanya and Krishna jump in to the adventure. A crazy, hip hop thriller; must read.

The Gangster of Love

The Gangster of Love
Author : Vincent Bakker
Publisher : Vincent Bakker
Release Date : 2014-03-13
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :476
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The only biography of Johnny "Guitar" Watson (1935-1996) paints an intriguing portrait of the American blues funk composer. His fans appreciate his historical role in black American music. Rappers honored him with samples. In this book tens of musicians reveal the life story of the struggling guitarist who became eternal with Gangster Of Love and A Real Mother For Ya. Besides hundreds of others, the love bandit had three First Ladies he lived with for years. They tell their untold love stories and explain how they stimulated his music as Muse, and how they financed his music business as Maecenas, helping him to produce gold albums by working as prostitute, thief or booster. His musicians reveal: how did he compose his incredible oeuvre? This book includes: The first complete Discography with 284 songs, Hundreds of songs composed or produced by Watson for others, songs he features on, his songs covered or sampled by others, Index with hundreds of related artists, Extended stories of Frank Zappa on John Watson and Watson on Zappa, 660 References, 300 Illustrations, of which 4 in full color. EXTENDED EDITION (First Edition April 2009), corrected by music author Fred Rothwell (UK), with 50% more pages and 150% more Illustrations.

Chris Bunch's The Gangster Conspiracy

Chris Bunch's The Gangster Conspiracy
Author : Steve Perry,Dal Perry
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2007-07-03
Category : Fiction
Total pages :352
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After their old headquarters were demolished by a competing security firm, the Star Risk, Ltd. team moved into swanky new offices. Unfortunately, there haven’t been any customers to impress—until the Reverend Josiah Williams drops by. He represents a group of oppressed union workers from the planet Aretegal, and he would like the team to put a stranglehold on all shipping in the area. He also offers them a check for one million credits, which doesn’t hurt. But where Star Risk goes, trouble follows. And before long, the rogues of Star Risk are forced to ask; what good are a million credits if you aren’t alive to spend it?

The Gangster and the Priest

The Gangster and the Priest
Author : Rene Miller
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release Date : 2006-12-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :268
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A cocaine drug dealing gangster and a woman priest enter into a relationship that leads both of them into intrigue, betrayal, and redemption. The unorthodox style of the priest takes her into the world of rugged ghetto life and there she finds something more powerful than the sure and certain principles she had thought were so real. What she finds is the reality of sacred love; a love she thought she had touched in the Church, but which is finally made truly real in the presence of the gangster with whom she has shared her soul.

The Gangster's Wife

The Gangster's Wife
Author : David Leslie
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2011-01-18
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :240
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For almost four decades, Margaret 'Mags' McGraw was a keeper of secrets. Her husband, Tam, the notorious 'Licensee', amassed a fortune by leading a safe-cracking gang before masterminding a spectacular £50-million drugs racket. Mags was a devotee of Tarot cards and fortune telling, so when Tam and his associates wondered whether luck would be with them, it was to her that they turned. But Mags discovered that the cards warned of much more than years in prison cells: they predicted death. She learned that her own husband was also doomed to a fate that was unexpected by everyone but her: Tam died in the arms of the wife he called his 'rock' while her secret lover frantically tried to save him. In The Gangster's Wife, Mags reveals her gripping life story, from being a London clippie through often hilarious days running an ice-cream van during the infamous Glasgow Ice Cream Wars to managing a notorious bar, being agony aunt to the toughest criminals around, hiding a secret love and sharing a life with The Licensee.

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel: The Gangster, the Flamingo, and the Making of Modern Las Vegas

Benjamin
Author : Larry D. Gragg
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2015-01-16
Category : History
Total pages :200
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This intriguing biography recounts the life of the legendary Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, revealing his true role in the development of Las Vegas and debunking some of the common myths about his notoriety. • Assesses Siegel's life as a gangster in organized crime of the time • Provides a detailed account of Siegel's last day in 1947, culminating with his murder at his girlfriend's house in Beverly Hills • Discusses the facts and fallacies about his association with the development of Las Vegas • Features a chronological treatment of Siegel in films, novels, documentaries, and accounts in newspapers and magazines • Includes photographs of Siegel and the Flamingo Hotel and Casino at the time of its construction and opening

Screening the Mafia

Screening the Mafia
Author : George S. Larke-Walsh
Publisher : McFarland
Release Date : 2010-03-30
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :288
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The “post-classic” era of American gangster films began in 1967 with the release of Bonnie and Clyde, achieving a milestone five years later with the popular and highly influential The Godfather. This historical study explores the structure, myths and intertextual narratives found in the gangster films produced since The Godfather. The intense relationship between masculinity and ethnicity in the gangster film, especially within the movie-generated mythology of the Mafia, is carefully analyzed, and the book tracks the trends in the genre up to and including the landmark HBO television series The Sopranos (1999–2007). A selected filmography is included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Gangster

The Gangster
Author : Clive Cussler,Justin Scott
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2016-03-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :400
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Turn-of-the-century Detective Isaac Bell takes on the upstart leader of a vicious crime organization in this novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series. It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. They like to take the oldest tricks and add dynamite. When a coalition of the Black Hand’s victims hire out the Van Dorn agency to protect their businesses, their reputations, and their families, Detective Isaac Bell forms a crack squad and begins scouring the city for clues. And then he spots a familiar face. The stakes grow ever-higher, with the Black Hand becoming more ambitious, and their targets more political. If Bell can’t determine the role played by the face from his past, the next life lost could be one of the most powerful men in the nation.

Gangster

Gangster
Author : Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release Date : 2002-07-30
Category : Fiction
Total pages :384
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Love. Violence. Destiny. These powerful themes ricochet through Lorenzo Carcaterra's new novel like bullets from a machine gun. In Gangster, he surpasses even his bestselling Sleepers to create a brutal and brilliant American saga of murder, forgiveness, and redemption. Born in the midst of tragedy and violence and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chooses to flee both his past and his father to seek a second family--the criminals who preside over early 20th century New York. In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals--in friendship, in his brutal business, in love-- yet simultaneously comes to understand the meaning of loyalty, the virtue of relationships, and gains a perspective on the lonely, if powerful, life he has chosen. As the years pass, as enemies are made and defeated, as wars are fought and won, the old don meets an abandoned boy who needs a parent as much as protection. By taking Gabe under his wing and teaching him everything he knows, Angelo Vestieri will learn, in the winter of his life, which is greater: his love for the boy he cherishes, or his need to be a gangster and to live by the savage rules he helped create. A sweeping panoramic with riveting characters, a unique understanding of the underworld philosophy, and a relentless pace, Gangster travels through the time of godfathers and goodfellas to our own world of suburban Sopranos. But this is more than just an authentic chronicle of crime. Setting a new standard for this acclaimed author, Gangster is a compassionate portrait of one man's fight against his fate--and an unforgettable epic of a family, a city, a century.

From Wiseguys to Wise Men

From Wiseguys to Wise Men
Author : Fred Gardaphe
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2013-01-22
Category : History
Total pages :264
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The gangster, in the hands of the Italian American artist, becomes a telling figure in the tale of American race, gender, and ethnicity - a figure that reflects the autobiography of an immigrant group just as it reflects the fantasy of a native population. From Wiseguys to Wise Men studies the figure of the gangster and explores its social function in the construction and projection of masculinity in the United States. By looking at the cultural icon of the gangster through the lens of gender, this book presents new insights into material that has been part of American culture for close to 100 years.

Crime Films

Crime Films
Author : Thomas Leitch
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2002-08-15
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :383
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This book surveys the entire range of crime films, including important subgenres such as the gangster film, the private eye film, film noir, as well as the victim film, the erotic thriller, and the crime comedy. Focusing on ten films that span the range of the twentieth century, Thomas Leitch traces the transformation of the three leading figures that are common to all crime films: the criminal, the victim and the avenger. Analyzing how each of the subgenres establishes oppositions among its ritual antagonists, he shows how the distinctions among them become blurred throughout the course of the century. This blurring, Leitch maintains, reflects and fosters a deep social ambivalence towards crime and criminals, while the criminal, victim and avenger characters effectively map the shifting relations between subgenres, such as the erotic thriller and the police film, within the larger genre of crime film that informs them all.

Dear Gangster...

Dear Gangster...
Author : Gangster of Love
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 1996-02-01
Category : Humor
Total pages :176
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He's the Ann Landers of anomie, the antidote for sniveling sensitivity, a caustic balm for our broken hearts--he's "The Gangster of Love." This collection of his columns features questions from anxious readers--with the Gangster's more or less helpful replies--which are loaded with quirky counsel on sticky problems and endless anecdotes.

Gangster

Gangster
Author : Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publisher : Fawcett
Release Date : 2002
Category : Fiction
Total pages :416
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Fleeing his father and a shadowy past, Angelo Vestieri finds a second family in early twentieth-century New York's mob, where he encounters dangerous betrayals and an abandoned boy in need of a father figure.