Handsome Johnny

Handsome Johnny
Author: Lee Server
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-11-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781250038258

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A rich biography of the legendary figure at the center of the century’s darkest secrets: an untold story of golden age Hollywood, modern Las Vegas, JFK-era scandal and international intrigue from Lee Server, the New York Times bestselling author of Ava Gardner: Love is Nothing... A singular figure in the annals of the American underworld, Johnny Rosselli’s career flourished for an extraordinary fifty years, from the bloody years of bootlegging in the Roaring Twenties--the last protégé of Al Capone—to the modern era of organized crime as a dominant corporate power. The Mob’s “Man in Hollywood,” Johnny Rosselli introduced big-time crime to the movie industry, corrupting unions and robbing moguls in the biggest extortion plot in history. A man of great allure and glamour, Rosselli befriended many of the biggest names in the movie capital—including studio boss Harry Cohn, helping him to fund Columbia Pictures--and seduced some of its greatest female stars, including Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe. In a remarkable turn of events, Johnny himself would become a Hollywood filmmaker—producing two of the best film noirs of the 1940s. Following years in federal prison, Rosselli began a new venture, overseeing the birth and heyday of Las Vegas. Working for new Chicago boss Sam Giancana, he became the gambling mecca’s behind-the-scenes boss, running the town from his suites and poolside tables at the Tropicana and Desert Inn, enjoying the Rat Pack nightlife with pals Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. In the 1960s, in the most unexpected chapter in an extraordinary life, Rosselli became the central figure in a bizarre plot involving the Kennedy White House, the CIA, and an attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro. Based upon years of research, written with compelling style and vivid detail, Handsome Johnny is the great telling of an amazing tale.

Hollywood be Thy Name

Hollywood be Thy Name
Author: Cass Warner Sperling,Cork Millner,Jack Warner
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 365
Release: 1998-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0813109582

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This text charts the real story of the Warner brothers and contains all the drama of a big screen production. The book tells of tension and strife among four brothers, love and marriage, death and divorce, and plotting and betrayal.


Author: david namerow
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2022-03-15
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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In The Culminations, sequel to the Legacy, SHOOTS has become a Manila-based international corporation with Boyer Heath as its CEO, Dylan as his operations manager and Taylor supervising all PR and marketing. Its Prodigiums, resident centers in major capitals for prodigies with IQ’s above 160, form a genius resource network available for contracted problem-solving to chemical, engineering, medical and biochemical research organizations. A TOTALLY SENSATE CONDOM, a supra wound healer, a pain medication with the power of an opioid without the risk of addiction, a process that eliminates phantom pain for amputees, and TPX-22, synthesized from inland taipan venom, the deadliest in the world, which brings a temporary period of lucidity to those with dementia, are some of the products they’ve developed. BOYER REFUSES TO SELL his jungle eco-resort run by an indigenous Aeta tribe to global infrastructure giant Trident Enterprises who want to mine it for lithium. Trident is owned by three men each of whom maintain unique child sexual depravities. Caught in the act one night, they are deported on their private jet which mysteriously disintegrates over the South Chia Sea. TONY WHO WANTED TO GO AS TANYA to the senior prom at Bancroft High School in Staunton finally has sex reassignment surgery and falls in love with Virgil who doesn’t know about her transition. THE TRAFFICKING OF YOUNG CHILDREN by gangs under the control of politicians and police is stopped by prodigy Sasha, her mother Belinda, Lina, Taylor, and Dylan when they organize TRAFFIC STOP and use a paralytic injected via a blowgun dart to tattoo and brand traffickers and their customers. VICTORIES ARE CELEBRATED AT HELLS GATE, a private club frequented by Hells Angels, where manage-ment demands all male patrons must change into supplied pink tutus to neutralize any 80 proof machismo confrontations.


Author: Kay Springsteen
Publsiher: esKape Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2016-03-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781940695860

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With her strict no-dating-within-the-department rule, Firefighter Lina Standish has a nickname in the Salem Hills Fire Department: Lina 'Standoffish'. And she likes it that way. Things on the job could get too complicated too fast when co-workers dated. So she embraced her nickname and kept everyone at arms' length. But Firefighter Kevin Daly has had his eye on Standoffish ever since a locker room incident nearly a year earlier, and now he plans to break all her rules. With the help of his niece and a hot-air balloon, he gets Lina's attention and she agrees to "hang out" with Kevin as friends off duty, to take it slow and see where things go between them. Then Lina's life is turned upside down by a surprise miracle who doesn't even have a name. Kevin's ready to step up, but is Lina?

Finding Lina

Finding Lina
Author: Helena Hjalmarsson
Publsiher: Skyhorse + ORM
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2013-09-03
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781626365100

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A mother’s life is changed by the indomitable spirit of an autistic daughter, in this “passionate book for families with special-needs children” (Kirkus Reviews). Lina was a normal and precocious toddler—charming, chatty, and joyful—but at the age of three came the first seizure, followed, to her parents’ horror, by the loss of her ability to play, use language, and control her impulses. Over the next few years Lina seemed further and further away. She communicated her acute discomfort by biting, screaming, hitting, laughing maniacally, and throwing violent tantrums. As a single mother, with the help of her ex-husband, Helena tirelessly pursued every possible avenue to find a treatment. Soon, Helena and Lina’s new normal would be special schools, restrictive diets, sensory stimulation, relationship-based therapy, gastroenterology, homeopathy, sign language, and allergy treatment. A mother and daughter’s life together had irrevocably changed. But with the extraordinary help, patience, and understanding of friends and family, and Lina’s own strength and perseverance, that new life has become one of inspiration, healing, and transcendent love. Unflinchingly raw and courageous, Finding Lina “is not only a mother's painfully honest account of coming to terms with her daughter's autism, but an offering of insight and new possibility to parents facing similar situations. This is a story that resonates beyond the specific illness, with a universality both heart-rending and inspiring” (New York Times bestselling author Dick Russell).

Star Shot

Star Shot
Author: Mary-Ann Constantine
Publsiher: Seren
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-10-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781781722718

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Part fable, part mystery, Star-Shot is a stylish debut novel set in and around Cardiff's National Museum in a time that is almost, but not quite, our own. As their paths cross in a circumscribed world of benches, parks and galleries, a handful of characters reveal their stories of obsession, loss and recovery, creating a fragile network of relationships which will help to resist the inexorable channels of silence eating into the city.


Author: Julio Cortazar
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-02-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781473572430

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A collection of masterful short stories in Julio Cortazar's sophistocated, powerful and gripping style. 'Julio Cortázar is truly a sorcerer and the best of him is here, in these hilariously fraught and almost eerily affecting stories' Kevin Barry A grieving family home becomes the site of a terrifying invasion. A frustrated love triangle, brought together by a plundered Aztec idol, spills over into brutality. A lodger’s inability to stop vomiting bunny rabbits inspires a personal confession. As dream melds into reality, and reality melts into nightmare, one constant remains throughout these thirty-five stories: the singular brilliance of Julio Cortazar’s imagination. WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY KEVIN BARRY ‘Anyone who doesn't read Cortázar is doomed’ Pablo Neruda

Cassell s Magazine

Cassell s Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1898
Genre: Short stories, English
ISBN: UTEXAS:059172131257990

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