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Rose City Vice

Author : Phil Stanford
ISBN : 1627310444
Genre : History
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The City of Roses, as natives of Portland, Oregon like to call it, has a long history of crime and corruption, starting as far back as the post-Civil War frontier days, and then leading into the mobster-infused decades of the twentieth century when prohibition, prostitution, gambling, and hard drugs besieged the town. The so-called “Great Portland Vice Scandal of 1956-57” spilled into national politics, with hearings before the Senate Rackets Committee. When the '70s rolled around, members of the police’s narcotics squad were caught red-handed wearing expensive leather jackets and driving brand new motorcycles to work. This Northwest city, known best today for its punk rock and hipster comedies like Portlandia, was once overrun with corruption and foul play. Author Phil Stanford (Portland Confidential and White House Call Girl) was a well-known personality when we wrote a column for Portland’s daily newspaper The Oregonian in the 1980s and ‘90s. Now he’s back to haunt the scene of the crime to remind its citizens of the town’s criminal history, and what a sordid scene it was.
Category: History

Rose City Vice

Author : Phil Stanford
ISBN : 9781627310567
Genre : True Crime
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The City of Roses, as natives of Portland, Oregon like to call it, has a long and honorable history of crime and corruption, starting as far back as the post-Civil War frontier days, leading into the mobster-infused decades of the twentieth century when prohibition, prostitution, gambling, and hard drugs besieged the town. The so-called Great Portland Vice Scandal of 1956-57 spilled into national politics, with hearings before the Senate Rackets Committee. When the '70s rolled around, members of the police narcotics squad were caught red-handed perpetrating nefarious deeds. This Northwest city, known best today for its punk rock and hipster comedies like Portlandia, was once overrun with corruption and foul play. Rose City Vice reveals a city where the cops are putting drugs back on the street, maybe even committing murder. The city council is high on coke, and the mayor is carrying on a clandestine sexual relationship with 13-year- old schoolgirl while under surveillance by the vice squad. It's 1970's Portland and blackmail is in the air.
Category: True Crime

Portland Confidential

Author : Phil Stanford
ISBN : IND:30000087061796
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From a Portland Tribune columnist comes Portland Confidential, the story of Big Jim Elkins, a conman and criminal who arrived in Portland in 1937 and helped unleash prostitution, bootlegging, gambling, and drug running.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

White House Call Girl

Author : Phil Stanford
ISBN : 9781936239894
Genre : True Crime
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Heidi Rikan was an ex-stripper, working for the mob in Washington D.C. White House Call Girl tells how a call girl operation she was running at the time led to the Watergate break-in, which brought down Tricky Dick Nixon himself. Though it’s a fully sourced political non-fiction, it reads like a detective novel, full of prostitutes, mobsters, political operatives, and even football team players. And it’s got plenty of evidence, including photos of an address book owned by the main call girl in question, chock full of very interesting phone numbers and addresses. For forty years we’ve only heard the Woodward and Bernstein perspective on Watergate. Now we’ve got the photos. What’s more, we’ve got Heidi’s little black book.
Category: True Crime

The Peyton Allan Files

Author : Phil Stanford
ISBN : 0982895801
Genre : Murder
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"The Peyton-Allan Files is the story of the savage double-murder that changed life forever in the deceptively peaceful town of Portland, Oregon."--Publisher website.
Category: Murder

The Honest Courtesan

Author : Margaret F. Rosenthal
ISBN : 9780226027494
Genre : Social Science
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The Venetian courtesan has long captured the imagination as a female symbol of sexual license, elegance, beauty, and unruliness. What then to make of the cortigiana onesta—the honest courtesan who recast virtue as intellectual integrity and offered wit and refinement in return for patronage and a place in public life? Veronica Franco (1546-1591) was such a woman, a writer and citizen of Venice, whose published poems and familiar letters offer rich testimony to the complexity of the honest courtesan's position. Margaret F. Rosenthal draws a compelling portrait of Veronica Franco in her cultural social, and economic world. Rosenthal reveals in Franco's writing a passionate support of defenseless women, strong convictions about inequality, and, in the eroticized language of her epistolary verses, the seductive political nature of all poetic contests. It is Veronica Franco's insight into the power conflicts between men and women—and her awareness of the threat she posed to her male contemporaries—that makes her literary works and her dealings with Venetian intellectuals so pertinent today. Combining the resources of biography, history, literary theory, and cultural criticism, this sophisticated interdisciplinary work presents an eloquent and often moving account of one woman's life as an act of self-creation and as a complex response to social forces and cultural conditions. "A book . . . pleasurably redolent of Venice in the 16th-century. Rosenthal gives a vivid sense of a world of salons and coteries, of intricate networks of family and patronage, and of literary exchanges both intellectual and erotic."—Helen Hackett, Times Higher Education Supplement The Honest Courtesan is the basis for the film Dangerous Beauty (1998) directed by Marshall Herskovitz. (The film was re-titled The Honest Courtesan for release in the UK and Europe in 1999.)
Category: Social Science

The Russian Mafia

Author : Federico Varese
ISBN : 9780191522840
Genre : History
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What is the Russian Mafia? This unique book thoroughly researches this question and challenges widely-held views. The author charts the emergence of the Russian Mafia in the context of the transition to the market, the privatization of protection and pervasive corruption. The ability of the Russian State to define property rights and protect contracts is compared to the services offered by fragments of the state apparatus, private security firms, ethnic crime groups, the Cossacks and the Mafia. Past criminal traditions, rituals and norms have been resuscitated by the Mafia of today to forge a powerful new identity and compete in a crowded market for protection. The book draws on and reports of undercover police operations, in-depth interviews conducted over several years with the victims of the Mafia, criminals and officials, and documents from the Gulag archives. It also provides a comparative study, making references to other Mafia (the Japanese Yakuza, the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, American-Italian Mafia and the Hong Kong Triads).
Category: History

Daring Dames Journal

Author : Kyler Martz
ISBN : 9781632171160
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This playfully illustrated journal from popular Seattle artist and tattooer Kyler Martz will appeal to men and women from adolescence through middle age with its retro-cool images of sassy, daring dames throughout. It includes plenty of space for writing personal reflections, quotations, and ideas.
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The Mafia Hit Man S Daughter

Author : Linda Scarpa
ISBN : 9780786038701
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A riveting look at life inside a Mafia family."--New York Times bestselling author George Anastasia The world called him a killer. She called him Dad . . . "We were always worried. Always looking over our shoulders . . ." Linda Scarpa had the best toys, the nicest clothes, and a close-knit family. Yet classmates avoided her; boys wouldn't date her. Eventually she learned why: they were afraid of her father. A made man in the Colombo crime family, Gregory Scarpa, Sr. was a stone-cold killer nicknamed the "Grim Reaper." But to Linda, he was also a loving, devoted father who played video games with her for hours. In riveting detail, she reveals what it was like to grow up in the violent world of the mob and to come to grips with the truth about her father and the devastation he wrought. "An amazing story of jealously, duplicity, hatred and betrayal."--Sal Polisi, author of The Sinatra Club "Touching, shocking, revealing--Linda Scarpa's memoir is more than a mob book; it's a family book."--John Alite, subject of Gotti's Rules "An edge-of-your-seat page turner--jaw-dropping, raw, and real."--Andrea Giovino, author of Divorced From the Mob INCLUDES 16 PAGES OF DRAMATIC PHOTOS [color photo inserts for ebook editions]
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gettysburg Rebels

Author : Tom McMillan
ISBN : 9781621576181
Genre : History
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Gettysburg Rebels is the gripping true story of five young men who grew up in Gettysburg, moved south to Virginia in the 1850s, joined the Confederate army - and returned "home" as foreign invaders for the great battle in July 1863. Drawing on rarely-seen documents and family histories, as well as military service records and contemporary accounts, Tom McMillan delves into the backgrounds of Wesley Culp, Henry Wentz and the three Hoffman brothers in a riveting tale of Civil War drama and intrigue.
Category: History