The Pierre Hotel Affair How Eight Gentleman Thieves Orchestrated The Largest Jewel Heist In History

Author: Daniel Simone
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681774704
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The startling and sensational true story of the most famous unsolved heist in American history: the theft of $28 million in jewels from the Pierre Hotel. New York City, 1972. Bobby Comfort and Sammy “the Arab” Nalo were highly skilled jewel thieves who specialized in robbing luxury Manhattan hotels. (They once robbed Sophia Loren’s suite, relieving the Italian actress of over $1 million in gems.) With the blessing of the Lucchese crime family, their next plot targeted the posh Pierre Hotel—host to kings and queens, presidents and aldermen, and the wealthiest of the wealthy. Attired in tuxedoes and driven in a limousine, this band of thieves arrived at the Pierre and with perfect timing, they seized the security guards and, in systematically choreographed moves, they swiftly took the night staff—and several unfortunate guests who happened to be roaming around the lobby—as hostages. The deposit boxes inside the vault chamber are plundered and, after the intruders have held the Pierre under siege for almost two hours, the gentlemanly thieves depart in their limousine with a haul of $28 million. But then matters begin to deteriorate. Comfort, Nalo, and their partners begin to double and triple cross one another—two absconding to Europe with the bulk of the booty while three are murdered by their former associates. The authorities immediately suspect Comfort and Nalo of masterminding the Pierre ambush and arrest them, but these veteran criminals keep their mouths shut. To ensure that they are not prosecuted, the Lucchese Family funnels a $500,000 bribe to the presiding judge to quash the charges—and to this day The Pierre Hotel caper remains unsolved. A suspenseful narrative of Mafia intrigue, police corruption, and personal betrayal—which concludes with a poignant love affair—this is the true story of the most famous hotel robbery in American history.

Grand Affair

Author: Charlotte Bingham
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446464148
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Ottilie Cartaret is born in London into a family of boys dominated by their genial mother, Ma O'Flaherty. For the first four years of her life, all Ottilie knows is love until, that is, the erring father of the boys, the ever absent Mr O'Flaherty, sends enough money from America for the O'Flahertys to move to what Ma imagines will be rural bliss in Cornwall. True, St Elcomb is by the sea and in 1950s Britain is certainly rural but, for the O'Flahertys, it is not bliss. Never mind their poverty or the damp cottage which Ma has bought for them, the enmity of the local people is what proves insuperable. The family unit having been destroyed by Ma's death, Ottilie is adopted by Mr and Mrs Cartaret, a wealthy couple who run the Grand Hotel in St Elcomb. It is to these palatial surroundings that Ottilie is removed, away from her brothers and everything which she loves. Here she becomes pampered and spoilt, not just by her adopted parents but by all the visitors to the hotel, with the exception of their mysterious annual guest whom Ottilie nicknames 'GREY LADY'. Times however are changing and not just for Ottilie but for the hotel too, and as the regulars to the now decaying hotel die off, the Cartarets find they are unable to adapt to modern ways. That Ottilie becomes their greatest asset and they live to rejoice in the day they adopted her is undoubted, but that Ottilie perhaps sacrifices too much herself to save the Grand is something she soon comes to realize...

Underworld

Author: Roman Martín
Editor: WildBlue Press
ISBN: 1948239892
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“Accurately describes ‘the Life,’ and the pros and cons of becoming a mobster . . . in a very unique manner that will no doubt have you in stitches.” —Frank Cullotta, coauthor of Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster, and Government Witness For the first time in history, there is now an easy-to-follow self-help guide on how to join and rise in the most exclusive men’s club in the world—the Italian-American Mafia (aka La Cosa Nostra). Learn everything from loansharking to leg-breaking to corpse disposal, all without leaving the comfort of your mobile home or prison cell. Based on interviews with dozens of former high-ranking Mafiosi and many other hardcore mobsters from across the globe, true-crime auteur Roman Martín has risked life and limb to bring you this spellbinding tour de force. Whether you’re a couch-surfing gangster-wannabe or simply someone who’s watched The Godfather too many times, this breathtaking exposé of “the Honored Society” offers something for everyone. Pushing the bounds of the First Amendment to their breaking point, Don Martín also reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets when it comes to “wiseguys” and “goodfellas.” Wanna know the one surefire way to find out who in your crew is an undercover cop or fed? Or the best way to deal with those annoying witnesses? Then look no further, friends, for all your questions about the outlaw lifestyle shall be answered in Underworld. “I laughed so hard at times that my jaws ached!” —Dennis N. Griffin, award-winning true-crime author of The Rise and Fall of a “Casino” Mobster: The Tony Spilotro Story

Love Affair In B Minor

Author: Sergei Miro
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490751742
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After his escape from Hungary during the Revolt, Verga Caszar seeks to find freedom as a nomad, eventually wandering through the halls of the Akademischer Musikverein, a music school in Graz. His musical talent sends him to Vienna to compete in the Young Pianist International Talent Competition, where he experiences his first taste of true love and true vengeance. Verga must decide what he wants more: his dream of becoming a famous pianist or the well-being of his lover; but what happens when he isnt given the opportunity to choose? Verga finds himself in another desperate escape plan reminiscent of his fleeing from his home country, this time to America, the melting pot of freedom and democracy. In a nation founded on choices, Verga will have to comply, discovering a world and a direction he has never expected, a reevaluation of prior passions and affections.

The Bcci Affair

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics, and International Operations
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The Bcci Affair

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
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Affair With The Rebel Heiress

Author: Emily McKay
Editor: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426846282
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Buying up her company hadn't been his original plan. But when Texas businessman Ford Langley researched his mystery lover, he discovered Kitty Biedermann was heiress to a jewelry empire ripe for the picking. It was the perfect opportunity for Ford to move boardroom discussions into the bedroom. There was just one issue: Kitty wasn't about to fall into his arms and thank him. She was determined to fight tooth and nail for her company—but would she be prepared for his takeover tactics?

The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair

Author: Joël Dicker
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848663250
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A crime story. A love story. More than 2 million copies sold worldwide. And now a major 10-part MGM TV series starring Patrick Dempsey and Ben Schnetzer. August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that made him a household name. Quebert is the only suspect. Marcus Goldman - Quebert's most gifted protégé - throws off his writer's block to clear his mentor's name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of 'The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America'. But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems. The film is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet) and released on 23 August on SkyWitness. The Baltimore Boys, a follow-up to the bestselling The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, is published in paperback.

The Bcci Affair February 19 And March 18 1992

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics, and International Operations
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A Worldly Affair

Author: Pamela Hanlon
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823277968
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The tumultuous, entertaining true story of how the city has welcomed the world’s leaders and diplomats . . . or not. For over seven decades, New York City and the United Nations have shared the island of Manhattan, coexisting in a bond likened to a long marriage—tempestuous and supportive, quarrelsome and committed. A Worldly Affair tells the story of this hot and cold romance, from the 1940s when Mayor La Guardia was doggedly determined to bring the new world body to New York, to the UN’s flat rejection of the offer, then its abrupt change of course—and various tense, troubling periods in the years since. Racial prejudice and anti-Communist passions challenged the young international institution. Spies, scofflaw diplomats, provocative foreign visitors, and controversial UN-member policy positions tested New Yorkers’ patience. And all the while, the UN’s growth—from its original fifty-one member states to 193 by 2017—placed demands on the surrounding metropolis for everything from more office space to more security to better housing and schools for the international community’s children. As the city worked to accommodate the world body’s needs, New Yorkers at times grew to resent it—a sentiment that provoked more than one New York mayor to be less than hospitable in dealing with the city’s international guests. Yet, with the UN headquarters complex freshly renovated and the city proudly proclaiming that the organization adds nearly $4 billion to the New York economy each year, it seems clear the decades-old marriage will last—whatever the inevitable spats and clashes along the way.

Their No Strings Affair

Author: Charlotte O'Shay
Editor: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1509225633
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Honey packs everything she owns and heads to NYC to jumpstart her art career. Her cheating boyfriend is history, and she finally acknowledges the truth of her mother's mantra: Careers are forever and happily ever after isn't in their DNA. All she needs is a job and a place to live. What she doesn't need is a taciturn, sexy, ballbuster but she's woman enough to know the difference between need and want. Isn't she? Jake's childhood was marred by tragedy and his future hijacked to a promise born of guilt. His failure drove him to a career as a SEAL and a security expert. But it's not enough. Now he'll give up his freedom in reparation for the life he lost. Honey may be the last sweet stop on the road to a joyless future. If it's what they both want, where's the harm in a no-strings affair?

Glove Affair

Author: Randy Gordon
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538121131
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Randy Gordon has spent over 40 years in the world of professional boxing, as a broadcaster, ring announcer, New York State’s athletic commissioner, editor of TheRing magazine, and host of SiriusXM Radio’s At the Fights. No one else has ever seen the sport from so many different angles and from such lofty seats. In Glove Affair: My Lifelong Journey in the World of Professional Boxing, Gordon recounts never-before-heard stories of the boxing industry and offers insights into some of its most famous figures, including Hall-of-Famers Bert Sugar, Alexis Arguello, Bob Arum, and Mike Tyson. With the perspective only an insider can offer, Gordon also reflects on his times with Muhammad Ali—including the champ’s mind-dazzling magic tricks and his thoughts on the “Thrilla’ in Manila”—and provides a glimpse into the boxing commissioner’s office with stories of a wild and fiery hearing and a commission employee’s betrayal of the agency. From his days as a wheelchair bound, severely injured boy in 1959 to the most-widely-listened-to boxing talk show host on the radio, Gordon recalls his life story with passion, humor, and love. More than just another book on the Sweet Science, Glove Affair is a journey through the world of boxing through the eyes of a man who has seen it all.

An Affair Of Honor

Author: Robert N. Macomber
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561645249
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At the beginning of this fifth novel in Robert N. Macombers award-winning Honor Series, its December 1873 and Lieutenant Peter Wake is the executive officer of the USS Omaha on dreary patrol in the West Indies. Lonely for his family, he is looking forward to returning home to Pensacola in a few months and rekindling his troubled marriage with Linda. But fate has other plans for Wake. He runs afoul of the Royal Navy in Antigua and a beautiful French woman enters his life in Martinique. Then he's suddenly sent off on staff assignment to Europe, where he is soon immersed in the cynical swirl of Old World politics. Wake finds himself running for his life after getting embroiled in a Spanish civil war. Then he gets caught up in diplomatic intrigue among the French, Germans, and British. But his real test comes when he and his old friend Sean Rork are sent on a no-win mission in northern Africa. Previous in seriesbr >/a See all of the books in this series

The Margot Affair

Author: Sanaë Lemoine
Editor: Hogarth
ISBN: 1984854445
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A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE The secret daughter of a French politician and a famous actress drops the startling revelation that will shatter her family in this beguiling debut novel of intrigue and betrayal. NAMED ONE OF SUMMER’S BEST BOOKS BY The Skimm • Marie Claire • LitHub • Subway Book Review • Paperback Paris Margot Louve is a secret: the child of a longstanding affair between an influential French politician with presidential ambitions and a prominent stage actress. This hidden family exists in stolen moments in a small Parisian apartment on the Left Bank. It is a house of cards that Margot—fueled by a longing to be seen and heard—decides to tumble. The summer of her seventeenth birthday, she meets the man who will set her plan in motion: a well-regarded journalist whose trust seems surprisingly easy to gain. But as Margot is drawn into an adult world she struggles to comprehend, she learns how one impulsive decision can threaten a family’s love with ruin, shattering the lives of those around her in ways she could never have imagined. Exposing the seams between private lives and public faces, The Margot Affair is a novel of deceit, desire, and transgression—and the exhilarating knife-edge upon which the danger of telling the truth outweighs the cost of keeping secrets.

American Photo

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The Orchid Affair

Author: Lauren Willig
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101495456
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Veteran governess Laura Grey joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling adventures in service to the spy known as the Pink Carnation. She hardly expects her first assignment to be serving as governess for the children of André Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police. At first the job is as lively as Latin, but Laura begins to notice Jaouen's increasingly strange behavior. As Laura edges closer to her employer, she is surprised to learn that she has much in common with him. And Jaouen finds he's hired more than he's bargained for...

The Charles Vanguard Affair

Author: Andréa Reynolds
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475979452
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In 1980, Sunny von Bülow fell into a persistent vegetative state, never to awaken. Her husband, Claus von Bülow, was convicted of giving his wife an insulin overdose that caused her condition. Eventually, his conviction was reversed, and he was found not guilty of all charges. Now, Andréa Reynolds, the real-life former mistress of Mr. von Bülow, presents a satire on the true events of the suspected murder and the famous—or infamous—figures involved. There’s the wealthy, alcoholic heiress; the dashing but neglectful husband who may or may not be a murderer; and the passionate and lonely Hungarian aristocrat who, before she knows it, is swept off her feet and up to her ears in trouble. Did Charles Vanguard murder his wife? Only Alexa Rosen can discover the truth—but first, she must navigate her way through the oh-so-scandalous high society. Despite death and deception, love blooms in the least expected places. The truth reveals itself in the strangest of circumstance, and no evil man is safe from the law—no matter how rich he is.

My Claus Von Bulow Affaire

Author: Andréa Reynolds
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475984251
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Andrea Reynolds was Claus von Bulow's mistress from 1982 to 1987, and she helped him successfully appeal his conviction of attempted murder, for which he had been sentenced to thirty-two years in prison. Von Bulow was convicted in 1982 of two counts of attempted murder of his wife, the immensely wealthy heiress Martha "Sunny" von Bulow. His wife was rich, beautiful, and American-and the case stirred up a firestorm of coverage in the tabloids and mainstream press. But Reynolds, an aristocratic married to the famous television producer Sheldon Reynolds, believed in his innocence. She defied her husband by corresponding with the convict before slipping into a passionate love affair-risking everything for von Bulow. "My Claus von Bulow Affaire" offers an insider's account of a controversial case that spawned two bestsellers and was made into an Oscar-winning film starring Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close. What's more, it provides a portrait of a largely vanished world, vividly depicting how rich and titled people on both sides of the Atlantic talked and thought, what they ate, how they dressed and made love, argued, and handled money."

Everything To Gain And A Secret Affair

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062312626
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When you lose yourself in a novel by New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford, you surrender to real emotion, heartbreaking crisis, unassailable love, triumphant reawakening, and the breathtaking power of an exceptional story beautifully told. Now two of her classic novels have been combined in one magnificent volume, offering incontrovertible proof why this unparalleled dreamspinner is one of the most beloved and successful authors of our time. With wealth, a beautiful home, a caring, supportive husband, and two wonderful children, Mallory Keswick's life is a constant joy -- until her spirit is brutally tested, forcing her to discover new reserves of courage and strength when violent tragedy leaves her with nothing more to lose and . . . everything to gain. In Venice, a chance encounter between a fearless television war correspondent and a lovely, unhappily married glass designer from New York leads to unanticipated affection, irresistible passion, and . . . a secret affair. Two classic novels in one volume!

Affaire Mulroney Schreiber

Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
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