Search results for: murderers-row

Murderers Row

Author : Springs Toledo
File Size : 68.80 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 221
Read : 623
Download »
There used to be a particularly dangerous and crime-ridden alley located in what is now the SoHo district of New York City; it ran between ramshackle tenements in a black neighborhood known as Darktown in the early 19th century. "Murderers' Row" was no place for the decent or the delicate. By the 1870s, the term was used in direct reference to the second tier of the Tombs prison, which loomed a half mile from the alley. In 1918, New York was cheering six sluggers in the Yankees batting order who were bringing fans to their feet; "murderers' row" they called them. Boxing is to baseball what a film noir is to a musical. It's the bad neighborhood of sports. It's no place for the decent or the delicate. It too has a murderers' row: eight elite and notorious fighters from the 1940s who evoke the shadowy origins of the name. One of them was mobbed-up to his eyebrows, another was an unsolved mystery until Springs Toledo exhumed and escorted him into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The oldest, an ex-con, ended his prime in a San Francisco jail after shooting a rival in an all-night restaurant; that rival stood five feet five and fought light heavyweights--while drunk. Two of them were killers. They were the best of boxing's underclass, barred from title shots because of the danger surrounding them and the color of their skin. No less than Sugar Ray Robinson and Henry Armstrong steered clear of them. Their remarkable stories before, during, and after their bloody ring careers are quintessential Americana--after hours. Springs Toledo is an award-winning essayist who has contributed to City Journal, Salon, Boxing News, The Ring, HBO, Sports on Earth, and The Sweet Science. He is a native of Boston, Massachusetts.

Murderers Row

Author : Robin Odell
File Size : 78.36 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 523
Read : 551
Download »
Criminoloogist Robin Odell has compiled this gruesome gallery of cases from all over the world, revealing the growth in serial slayings, contract killings and middle-class murders and investigating what motivates people to commit the ultimate crime. As well as gangsters and ordinary felons, the book includes doctors, millionaries, housewives, children, lawyers, accountants, officers and gentlemen who have succumbed to the killing instinct. Behind the sensational names concocted by the tabloid press - 'Boston Strangler', 'Dracula Killer', 'Night Stalker', 'Granny Killer' - lurk real murderers committing acts of violence in circumstances often more bizarre than fiction. Arranged in an easy-to-use A-Z format, the book contains over 500 cases from serial killers such as Dennis Nilsen and Ted Bundy, to those such as Jeremy Bamber and Steven Benson who dispatched their parents for money; from murderous New Zealand teenagers whose story made a successful film, to the many doctors and nurses who took life instead of saving it; from unsolved murders such as the murder of Little Gregory in France to the paid assignments of John Waynes Hearn, a Vietnam veteran who killed to order. The result is a classic of true crime, a definitive work on murder as a worldwide phenomenon.

Murderers Row

Author : Otto Penzler
File Size : 62.62 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 899
Read : 1009
Download »

Murderers Row Volume Three

Author : John Ferak
File Size : 31.90 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 198
Read : 179
Download »
Three bestselling true crime books for the price of one—from the Steven Avery case to a brother’s quest for justice to an international conspiracy. Wrecking Crew: While working for USA Today’s Investigative Team, John Ferak wrote dozens of articles on Steven Avery, who was charged with the murder of Teresa Halbach. In Wrecking Crew, Ferak lays out high-profile lawyer Kathleen Zellner’s post-conviction strategy to free Avery. “Whatever you thought you believed about this infamous case, get ready to change your mind or be more convinced than ever . . . Fascinating.” —Steve Jackson, New York Times bestselling author My Brother’s Keeper: The moment he found out his brother Gary was missing and presumed dead, Ted Kergan launched a relentless effort to bring two suspected killers to justice and find Gary’s body. Little did he know his quest would consume a fortune and take thirty years to reach its dramatic conclusion. An International Book Awards Finalist! “A thirty-year search for the truth . . . a story of persistence, determination, and deep brotherly love.” —Denise Wallace, author of Daddy’s Little Secret Summary Execution: On June 1, 1981, two young activists, Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, were murdered in Seattle in what was made to appear like a gang slaying. But the victims’ families and friends suspected they were considered a threat to Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his regime’s relationship to the United States. “Remarkable . . . The story has so many twists—as well as amazing turns—that prove the point that conspiracy theories aren’t necessarily fiction.” —Eric Nalder, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist

The 1928 New York Yankees

Author : Charlie Gentile
File Size : 90.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 365
Read : 765
Download »
The 1927 New York Yankees are often considered one of the best Yankee teams of all time—perhaps one of the best major league teams ever. Yet often overlooked is the Yankee team that followed. The 1928 Yankees started the season on track to meet and even surpass the records and accomplishments of the season before. Many players from the 1927 “Murderers’ Row” were still there, including Bob Meusel, Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Tony Lazzeri, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth. The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers’ Row tells the story of this underrated squad that endured a roller-coaster season of ups and downs to ultimately win the World Series. The baseball world, frustrated by the Yankees’ dominance the previous year, rejoiced when the team stumbled badly during the 1928 preseason. Their elation turned to gloom when the Yankees charged out of the gates to start the regular season on top of the standings. In spite of holding a commanding fourteen game edge over the second place Philadelphia Athletics midway through the season, the Yankees saw their lead disappear with just three weeks remaining. Manager Miller Huggins pulled together his patchwork pitching staff and banged-up regulars and reserves to mount a nail-biting fight to the finish. Highlighted by numerous images of the key players for the Yankees, this detailed and thoroughly researched book provides an intimate look into a season to remember. The 1928 New York Yankees includes a discussion of the best teams in baseball leading up to the 1928 season, along with historical background on the country’s condition in the 1920s. From the Yankees’ preseason trip to Florida through their dominance, collapse, and subsequent rise, this book will entertain and educate all fans and historians of the national pastime.

Murderer s Row

Author : Iron Crown Enterprises
File Size : 21.49 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 397
Read : 218
Download »

Charley Burley and the Black Murderers Row

Author : Harry Otty
File Size : 74.16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 638
Read : 1025
Download »
Arguably the greatest boxer never to win a world title, Charles Burley was the most-feared fighter of his generation and one of the most-avoided fighters in the history of boxing. This revised edition has an expanded record for Burley that includes amateur bouts, a Tale-of-the-Tape, venues, and weights for Burley and his opponents.

The New York Tombs

Author : Charles Sutton
File Size : 41.50 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 137
Read : 504
Download »

A Critical History of Television s The Twilight Zone 1959 1964

Author : Don Presnell
File Size : 84.76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 733
Read : 908
Download »
Rod Serling’s anthology series The Twilight Zone is recognized as one of the greatest television shows of all time. Always intelligent and thought-provoking, the show used the conventions of several genres to explore such universal qualities as violence, fear, prejudice, love, death, and individual identity. This comprehensive reference work gives a complete history of the show, from its beginning in 1959 to its final 1964 season, with critical commentaries, incisive analyses, and the most complete listing of casts and credits ever published. Biographical profiles of writers and contributors are included, followed by detailed appendices, bibliography and index.

Pauline Frederick Reporting

Author : Marilyn S. Greenwald
File Size : 87.92 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 847
Read : 394
Download »
During Frederick's nearly fifty years as a journalist she interviewed a young Fidel Castro, covered the Nuremburg trials, interprete diplomatic actions at the United Nations, and was the first woman to moderate a presidential debate. The life of this pivotal figure in American journalism provides an inside perspective on the growth and political maneuverings of television networks as well as Frederick's relationships with iconic NBC broadcast figures David Brinkley, Chet Huntley, and others.

Obsessed With Baseball

Author : The Baseball Guys
File Size : 82.61 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 730
Read : 480
Download »
Includes multiple choice questions about baseball. Embedded in the book is a special computerized quiz module that lets you compete against yourself or a friend.

America Revisited

Author : George Augustus Sala
File Size : 45.85 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 415
Read : 1023
Download »

The Mystery Fancier

Author : William F. Deeck
File Size : 35.13 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 403
Read : 1159
Download »
A bibliography of various mystery novels published between November 1976 and Fall 1992.

Murderers Row

Author : M. William Phelps
File Size : 48.69 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 136
Read : 1322
Download »
In this riveting collection of true crime stories by New York Times bestselling author M. William Phelps, someone pins a gruesome murder on a horse, infamous serial killer Son of Sam shows his true evil nature, and Sesame Street's Big Bird comes home to find a dead woman, plus several other tales only a master storyteller like Phelps can deliver.

Darkness and Daylight Or Lights and Shadows of New York Life

Author : Helen Campbell
File Size : 84.91 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 330
Read : 795
Download »

Thomas N Doutney

Author : Thomas Narcisse Doutney
File Size : 43.85 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 337
Read : 1000
Download »

The Cronin Case Complete

Author : Duke Bailie
File Size : 66.68 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 205
Read : 169
Download »

Darkness and Daylight

Author : Helen Campbell
File Size : 85.48 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 578
Read : 370
Download »

Hell on the Border

Author : S. W. Harman
File Size : 46.10 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 151
Read : 329
Download »

Pinstripe Pride

Author : Marty Appel
File Size : 74.73 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 455
Read : 218
Download »
Get the complete story of the Yankees, from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter—with twenty-seven World Championships in between—in this “enormous home run” (Kirkus Reviews) of a middle grade adaptation of Pinstripe Empire, a celebrated keepsake for every baseball fan full of black and white photos from author and former Yankees PR director Marty Appel. The New York Yankees are the team of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, Reggie Jackson, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and Carlos Beltran; the team of forty American League pennants, twenty-seven World Championships, and nearly forty Hall of Famers. With more than a century’s worth of great stories, anecdotes, and photos, plus an introduction by Yankee television broadcaster Michael Kay, Marty Appel—who Bob Costas calls “a fine storyteller with a keen eye for detail”—tells the complete story of the Yankees from their humble beginnings, with no stadium to call their own, to today, when the team’s billion-dollar franchise presides over a rebuilt Yankee Stadium. Middle grade sports lovers, baseball fans, and Yankee acolytes will find a treasure trove of facts, tales, and insider details in Pinstripe Pride.