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It's God's Will
Matthew P. Landers
0595257674
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The period up to the Cold War of the late twentieth century was a time of great social, economic, political, and religious changes. New discoveries in medicine eliminated epidemics and increased life expectancy. Inventions such as the automobile, telephone, radio, television, airplanes and rocketry revolutionized our lives. We experienced major world wars and the disaster of a great depression. Millions of people emigrated to the United States during this time, seeking personal freedom, ownership of property, stable family lives and a chance to prosper It s God s Will describes the life of an Irish immigrant girl who lived for almost one hundred years during this great period of change. Through it all she never swayed from her beliefs in a supreme being, the power of prayer, the closeness of family, and the...


Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob
Edward J. Mackenzie
1586420763
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
All due respect to the Gambinos and the Genoveses, but the Italian mob families aren’t the only gangsters to make for compelling memoirs. In terms of relentless ruthlessness and its obsession with the almighty dollar, the Irish mob of Boston’s James "Whitey" Bulger could match its New York counterparts hit for bloody hit. For decades, Edward J. MacKenzie, Jr. (a.k.a. Eddie Mac) was a drug dealer, enforcer, and key associate of Bulger (on the lam as this book was published). Mac's first-person account of those years is rife with more gory details per page than the entire last season of The Sopranos.

By the brutal code of honor and loyalty in the streets, the candid dishing of such dirt marks MacKenzie as a world-class rat, second only to Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, the man who put John Gotti away. But...



It's God's Will
Matthew P. Landers
0595653189
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The period up to the Cold War of the late twentieth century was a time of great social, economic, political, and religious changes. New discoveries in medicine eliminated epidemics and increased life expectancy. Inventions such as the automobile, telephone, radio, television, airplanes and rocketry revolutionized our lives. We experienced major world wars and the disaster of a great depression. Millions of people emigrated to the United States during this time, seeking personal freedom, ownership of property, stable family lives and a chance to prosper ItÂ’s GodÂ’s Will describes the life of an Irish immigrant girl who lived for almost one hundred years during this great period of change. Through it all she never swayed from her beliefs in a supreme being, the power of prayer, the closeness of...


Rat Bastards: The Life and Times of South Boston's Most Honorable Irish Mobster: A Mmemoir
John Shea
0060837160
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Shea—who at age 20 was the drug boss for South Boston Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger and later served 12 years in federal prison for drug trafficking (yes, he was given the opportunity to rat, but, "like a man," he didn't)—gives gangster honor a bare-knuckled workout in his memoir, a slick read dripping with the underworld holy trinity of sex, drugs and violence. Born in 1965 into a "fucked up family" in South Boston, Shea traded a foundering boxing career for a gig making $4,000 a night selling cocaine and marijuana. Before long, Bulger took him under his wing and, being a tough and honorable guy, Shea ascended the ranks and had a crew working for him before he was busted and did his time. To hear Shea tell the story, he's about the only guy in South Boston who can keep his trap...


Helen Waddell's Writings From Japan
Helen Waddell
0716527952
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Ride of Our Lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family
Mike Leonard
0345481488
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Fans of NBC News correspondent Leonard's slice-of-life features for the Today show may enjoy this account of a month-long road trip he took with his parents, now in their 80s. (A DVD of the journey accompanies the book.) But what works on screen doesn't translate to the printed page, and Leonard's attempt to merge a tribute to his parents with greater issues of life and death hits a dead end. As he drives from Chicago through the Southwest, up the East Coast and back to Chicago, Leonard intertwines his reflections with biographical stories by and about his somewhat eccentric parents. Their tales offer the book's most entertaining moments: phlegmatic Jack, who's "conversational 'off' button got jammed," likes to sing old songs, while gregarious Marge likes to drink and repeatedly spices her conversation with...


Thomas Francis Meagher
John M. Hearne
0716528126
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jane Austen
1593083246
October 2004
Hardcover
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Thomas Francis Meagher
John M. Hearne
0716528134
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Robert Louis Stevenson
1593083688
November 2005
Hardcover
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Through American And Irish Wars
Jack Morgan
0716533243
Oct 2005
Paperback
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The War of the Worlds (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
H. G. Wells
1593080859
March 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Helen Waddell's Writings from Japan
Helen Waddell
0716533502
June 2005
Paperback
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Emma (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jane Austen
1593083343
November 2004
Hardcover
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The Biography of the Irish God of the Sea from the Voyage of Bran (700 A. D.) to Finnegan's Wake (1939)
Charles W. Macquarrie
0773463828
June 2004
Hardcover
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Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jane Austen
1593082010
June 2004
Paperback
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SIX ESSAYS ON EDWARD MARTYN (1859-1923), IRISH CULTURAL REVIVALIST
Jerry Nolan
0773464921
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Lewis Carroll
1593080158
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit-hole one hot summer's afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit she finds herself in Wonderland. And there begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears and attending the very maddest of tea parties. For Wonderland is no ordinary place and the characters that populate it are quite unlike anybody young Alice has ever met before. In this imaginary land she encounters the savagely violent Queen, the Lachrymose Mock Turtle, the laconic Cheshire Cat and the hookah-smoking Caterpillar, each as surprising and outlandish as the next. Alice's adventures have made her the stuff of legend, the child heroine par excellence, and ensured that Carroll's book is the best loved and most widely read in...


Mansfield Park (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jane Austen
1593083564
August 2005
Hardcover
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Dictionary of Literary Biography
Gale Group
0787646504
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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