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Double Cross

Author : Sam Giancana
ISBN : 9781510711259
Genre : True Crime
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One of the most feared Chicago mobsters Sam Giancana clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al Capone. He was known as one of the best vehicle escape artists, a tenacious business man, and a ruthless killer. He partied with major stars such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and did business with agents ranging from the CIA to the Vatican to the shah of Iran. When politician Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, Giancana jumped at the task. But the Kennedy brothers double-crossed him, waging full-out war on organized crime throughout the United States. And Giancana went after them. Written with suspense and conviction, we learn about how the CIA asked Giancana to assassinate Fidel Castro. The book includes Giancana's testimony about the truth of his involvement in the deaths of Monroe and others, among others. Chuck Giancana, Sam's brother, contributes a unique perspective of the mobs relationship with the Bay of Pigs and many other pivotal events of the 60's and beyond. Double Cross is an eye-opening account of the interworking of the government and the mob and how this relationship has impacted American history.
Category: True Crime

Double Crossed

Author : Kenneth Briggs
ISBN : 9780307423580
Genre : Religion
File Size : 74.69 MB
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This groundbreaking exposé of the mistreatment of nuns by the Catholic Church reveals a history of unfulfilled promises, misuse of clerical power, and a devastating failure to recognize the singular contributions of these religious women. The Roman Catholic Church in America has lost nearly 100,000 religious sisters in the last forty years, a much greater loss than the priesthood. While the explanation is partly cultural—contemporary women have more choices in work and life—Kenneth Briggs contends that the rapid disappearance of convents can be traced directly to the Church’s betrayal of the promises of reform made by the Second Vatican Council. In Double Crossed, Briggs documents the pattern of marginalization and exploitation that has reduced nuns to second-, even third-class citizens within the Catholic Church. America’s religious sisters were remarkable, adventurous women. They educated children, managed health care of the sick, and reached out to the poor and homeless. They went to universities and into executive chairs. Their efforts and successes, however, brought little appreciation from the Church, which demeaned their roles, deprived them of power, and placed them under the absolute authority of the all-male clergy. Replete with quotations from nuns and former nuns, Double Crossed uncovers a dark secret at the heart of the Catholic Church. Their voices and Briggs’s research provide compelling insights into why the number of religious sisters has declined so precipitously in recent decades—and why, unless reforms are introduced, nuns may vanish forever in America.
Category: Religion

Double Crossed

Author : Brian Wood
ISBN : 9780753552629
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At the age of 23, Brian Wood was thrust into the front line in Iraq, in the infamous Battle of Danny Boy. Ambushed, he led a bayonet charge across open ground with at least 20 insurgents firing at just five soldiers. On his return, he was awarded the Military Cross. But Brian's story had only just begun. Struggling to re-integrate into family life, he suffered from PTSD. Then, five years later, a letter arrived: it summoned him to testify at the Al-Sweady Inquiry into allegations of war crimes by British soldiers during the Iraq invasion of 2003. After five years of public shame, Brian took the stand and his powerful testimony led to full vindication. Phil Shiner, the lawyer who made the accusations, was struck off. In this compelling memoir, Brian speaks powerfully and movingly about the three battles in his life, from being ambushed with no cover, to the mental battle to adjust at home, to being falsely accused of hideous war crimes. It’s a remarkable and dark curve which ends with his honour restored but, as he says, it was too little, too late.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Double Crossed

Author : Darrien Lee
ISBN : 1933967609
Genre : Fiction
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From the "Essence"-bestselling author of "All That and a Bag of Chips" and "What Goes Around Comes Around" comes a riveting page-turner about an NFL coach who's forced to choose between his love and his freedom.
Category: Fiction

Double Crossed 3

Author : Lin Oliver
ISBN : 9781101610886
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 46.35 MB
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There's a new set of twin boys on the scene, and like Sammie and Charlie, these twins are almost identical. Charlie's friends, and the popular kids, are quick to accept the cuter boy. But when a bonfire on the beach gets out of control, Charlie's group blames it on the other twin. Both Sammie and Charlie know he isn’t the boy to blame, but will they have the courage to come forward to tell the truth and double-cross the popular kids?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Double Crossed

Author : Ally Carter
ISBN : 9781423187479
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 23.50 MB
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Macey McHenry—Glamorous society girl or spy-in-training? W.W. Hale V—Heir to an American dynasty or master thief? There are two sides to every coin. Whether these two can work together is a tossup. Born into privilege, Macey and Hale are experts at mingling with the upper class. But even if they've never raised an eyebrow at the glitz, neither teenager has ever felt at home with the glamour. When Macey and Hale meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they're at the center of a hostage situation, and it's up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey's spy skills and Hale's con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help? The worlds of Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls collide in Ally Carter's fast-paced, high-stakes and tantalizing new novella. Get a behind the scenes glimpse as Ally delivers an irresistible thriller that is full of her signature style and savvy twists.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Double Cross

Author : Ben Macintyre
ISBN : 9781408830628
Genre : Deception (Military science)
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The number one bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat exposes the true story of the D Day Spies.
Category: Deception (Military science)

Double Cross

Author : James Patterson
ISBN : 0316026107
Genre : Fiction
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Just when Alex Cross's life is calming down, he is drawn back into the game to confront a criminal mastermind like no other. The elaborate murders that have stunned Washington, DC, are the wildest that Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. This maniac adores an audience, and stages his killings as spectacles in public settings. Alex is pursuing a genius of terror who has the whole city on edge as it waits for his next move. And the killer loves the attention, no doubt-he even sets up his own Web site and live video feed to trumpet his madness. And in Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return. From his supermaximum-security prison cell, Kyle Craig has plotted for years to have one chance at an impossible escape. If he has to join forces with DC's Audience Killer to get back at the man who put him in that cell--Alex Cross--all the better. From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," Double Cross has the pulse-racing momentum and electrifying thrills that have made James Patterson a #1 bestselling storyteller all over the world.
Category: Fiction

Double Crossed A Review Of The Most Extreme Exercise Program

Author : Sean M. Wells
ISBN : 9780990435839
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A must read for anyone thinking about joining an extreme exercise program. Double Crossed: A Review of the Most Extreme Exercise Program takes a deep exploration into the dangers of one of the fastest growing exercise company’s methodology and offers research-based solutions and industry-specific tips so you can be informed to take control of your health. -Learn how this company makes money which can put your health at risk -Avoid rhabdomyolysis (rhabdo), a severe full body muscle breakdown that has placed people in hospitals around the world -Avoid life altering injuries - one man even severed his spinal cord during competition in an extreme exercise program -Insider tips on how to assess which trainer and gym is the right for you so you can meet your goals safely over your lifespan I originally published this book in June 2014 with the intent of educating the masses of the risk of a fast-growing extreme exercise program. In my first edition I cited current research, anecdotal evidence, and provided scientific theory as to how a specific extreme exercise program could seriously harm you. Can this program help you? Sure. You can lose weight, gain muscle mass, but most exercise specialists across the world are asking: at what cost? I am happy to say it only took 4 months for my book to scare this company’s legal and business team into finding a way to stop me. I cannot name the name of the exercise program for their legal team will likely shut down my printing company on grounds of trademark infringement as they did in October 2014. If you are picking up this book and are still unsure of the company’s name, I am positive you can infer it from the title “Double-Crossed.” If you still are struggling at identifying this extreme exercise program, buy the book so you can avoid being "Crossed" to get "Fit."
Category: Health & Fitness

Heist Society

Author : Ally Carter
ISBN : 9781423139386
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 38.25 MB
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For as long as she can remember, Katarina has been a part of the family business—thieving. When Kat tries to leave "the life" for a normal life, her old friend Hale conspires to bring her back into the fold. Why? A mobster's art collection has been stolen, and Kat's father is the only suspect. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help.
Category: Juvenile Fiction