The Last Testament of Bill Bonanno
02 February 2013, 11:39
William Morrow | 2011 | ISBN: 006199202X | EPUB | 80.24MB
Born into a powerful mob family, Salvatore “Bill” Bonanno was privy to a private world that existed just outside the law for decades in America—a world ruled by the tenets of loyalty, secrecy, brotherhood, and survival at any cost: the Mafia.
The son of Joe Bonanno—the Godfather-like head of one of the original five New york Crime Families—Bill Bonanno came of age in the Golden Age of the Mafia. In this fascinating final testament he ushers readers into that cloistered world, from its origins in medieval Sicilian and Italian history to its rise, tumultuous peak, and precipitous fall in America. Told from the inside—and complete with rare unpublished photographs of candid moments, major players, rituals, and ceremonies—The Last Testament of Bill Bonanno is the ultimate insider’s final word on one of the most secretive and misunderstood phenomena of our time.
26 January 2013, 14:51
Blacksmith Books | 2011 | ISBN: 9881900298 | 420 pages | EPUB | 925.8KB
Chris Thrall left the Royal Marines to find his fortune in Hong Kong, but instead found himself homeless and addicted to crystal meth. Soon he began working for the 14K, Hong Kong's largest crime family, in the Wanchai red-light district. Dealing with the 'foreign triad' - a secretive expat clique connected to the Chinese mafia - he had to survive in the world's most unforgiving city, addicted to the world's most dangerous drug.
The Brotherhoods: Inside the Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs
26 January 2013, 14:27
Allen & Unwin | 2010 | ISBN: 1742371221 | 278 pages | EPUB | 631.26KB
Completely revised and updated, the definitive account of Australia's outlaw motorcycle clubs, written by the country's foremost expert on biker culture. Written by Australia’s leading expert on the scene, this book reveals the true picture of the biker brotherhoods. Drawing on in-depth interviews, personal stories, and years of meticulous research, it explains the rules and rituals of becoming a club member, tells of landmark incidents in bike folklore, and profiles famous biker identities. This fully revised edition outlines the changing nature of biker culture, including the rise of the so-called Nike bikies - an outlaw motorcycle club whose drug and turf wars threaten to spill onto the streets - and governmental attempts to introduce controversial laws to control the violence. A glossary of biker terms is included.