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Gangsters to Governors

The New Bosses of Gambling in America

Author: David Clary

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813584566

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 344

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Generations ago, gambling in America was an illicit activity, dominated by gangsters like Benny Binion and Bugsy Siegel. Today, forty-eight out of fifty states permit some form of legal gambling, and America’s governors sit at the head of the gaming table. But have states become addicted to the revenue gambling can bring? And does the potential of increased revenue lead them to place risky bets on new casinos, lotteries, and online games? In Gangsters to Governors, journalist David Clary investigates the pros and cons of the shift toward state-run gambling. Unearthing the sordid history of America’s gaming underground, he demonstrates the problems with prohibiting gambling while revealing how today’s governors, all competing for a piece of the action, promise their citizens payouts that are rarely delivered. Clary introduces us to a rogue’s gallery of colorful characters, from John “Old Smoke” Morrissey, the Irish-born gangster who built Saratoga into a gambling haven in the nineteenth century, to Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who has furiously lobbied against online betting. By exploring the controversial histories of legal and illegal gambling in America, he offers a fresh perspective on current controversies, including bans on sports and online betting. Entertaining and thought-provoking, Gangsters to Governors considers the past, present, and future of our gambling nation. Author's website (http://www.davidclaryauthor.com)

Gangsters, Democracy, and the State in Southeast Asia

Author: Cornell University. Southeast Asia Program

Publisher: SEAP Publications

ISBN: 9780877271345

Category: History

Page: 94

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An essay collection that studies workaday, regional politics in Southeast Asia and its implications for evolving democracies. The contributors examine the electoral process, conflicts between central and local governments, conflicts between individual freedoms and state power, and the roles charismatic, opportunistic strongmen have played in Southeast Asian politics, most notably in Thailand, Burma, and the Philippines.

Old Gangsters & Young Guns: The True Tales of Two Worlds

Author: Cavario H.

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329001109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 347

These are the true stories of several of America's most notorious Black and Latino gangsters whose careers created the utmost revered legends of the past 40 years. Their exploits and extremes have been chronicled across many mediums, including film and television but as a firsthand participant in the lifestyle, I was a friend to many and a contemporary of most so I have written stories that few have either the knowledge or experience to share. This is BEYOND THE HOOD.

Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafia

Russia, the Baltic States and the CIS since 1991

Author: Martin Mccauley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317879465

Category: History

Page: 472

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During the 1990s, the "roving bandits", big business or the oligarchs, stole Russia. They gained influence over President Yeltsin and his government, and gradually shaped policy in their own interests. In this first comprehensive account to explain why Russia took the course it did, Martin McCauley examines the period through the prism of government, including Yeltsin's shadow government, and looks at the military, police, security and intelligence services. Relations between Moscow and the regions, industry, agriculture, social policy and foreign policy are also explored.

Chicago to Springfield

Crime and Politics in the 1920s

Author: Jim Ridings

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738583730

Category: True Crime

Page: 127

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The story of Chicago gangsters in the 1920s is legendary. Less talked about is the tale of the politicians who allowed those gangsters to thrive. During the heyday of organized crime in the Prohibition era, Chicago mayor "Big Bill" Thompson and Gov. Len Small were the two most powerful political figures in Illinois. Thompson campaigned on making Chicago "a wide open town" for bootleggers. Small sold thousands of pardons and paroles to criminals, embezzled $1 million, and was then acquitted after mobsters bribed the jury. This book is the story of those Jazz Age politicians whose careers in government thrived on and endorsed corruption and racketeering, from Chicago to Springfield. It complements author Jim Ridings's groundbreaking biography, Len Small: Governors and Gangsters, which was praised by critics and situated Ridings as a trailblazer among Chicago crime authors.

Public Papers [of the Governors]

Author: New York (State). Governor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Access to History: Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal: The USA 1890-1954 4th Ed

Author: Peter Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150537

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 6222

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. This new edition provides accessible and complete coverage of the USA from 1890-1954, from the presidential situation in 1890 and the reasons for entering the First World War, to the policies of the New Deal and the impacts of the Second World War. It charts the changing optimism of the time, from the apparent economic stability of the 1920s, the devastation of the Depression, to the optimism under Roosevelt's presidency. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners for each specification provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.

Report of Proceedings ... Annual Session of Governors' Conference

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: State governments

Page: N.A

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Business Leaders, Gangsters, and the Middle Class

Societal Groups and Civilian Rule in Thailand

Author: James Soren Ockey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil-military relations

Page: 898

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American Police, A History: 1945-2012

The Blue Parade

Author: Thomas Reppetto

Publisher: Enigma Books

ISBN: 1936274442

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9340

The only new history of the police forces in the U.S. since 1945.

Der Schneider von Panama

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843708428

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Alle Romane von John le Carré jetzt als E-Book! - In Panama bahnt sich eine Verschwörung an, um den Panama-Vertrag zunichte zu machen. Dieser sieht vor, die Kontrolle über den Kanal 1999 den Panamaern zu überlassen. Der gutmütige Herrenschneider Harry Pendel wird von dem britischen Spion Andy Osnard gezwungen, für den Geheimdienst zu arbeiten. Er soll das amerikanische Militär ködern, die schmutzige Arbeit zu tun – nämlich Panama erneut zu besetzen und den Vertrag für null und nichtig zu erklären. Pendel verfolgt jedoch ein ganz anderes Ziel. Der Weltbestseller vom Meister des Spionagethrillers

Ich hasse dieses Internet. Ein nützlicher Roman

Author: Jarett Kobek

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104903190

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Zeitgeist ist sein zweiter Name: Mit rasender Energie erzählt Jarett Kobek in seinem Roman, was das Internet mit uns macht. San Francisco: Eine Gruppe von Freunden kollidiert hart mit der digitalen Gegenwart. Adeline hat nach einer unbedachten Äußerung zu Beyoncé und Rihanna einen Shitstorm am Hals, und Ellen findet sich nackt im Netz. Die Kampfzone hat sich verschoben, und wir selbst haben die Munition geliefert: Warum geben wir unsere Daten her? Machen Apple und Google zu den mächtigsten Playern der Welt? Hier ist sie endlich: Eine »raue Tirade zu Politik und Kultur, ein Aufschrei zu Macht und Gewalt in unserer globalisierten Welt« (New York Times). Für alle, die Dave Eggers ›Circle‹ und Michel Houellebecqs ›Unterwerfung‹ geliebt haben – plus eine Prise Wahnsinn obendrauf.

Record of the Public Hearings Held by Governor Thomas E. Dewey on the Recommendations of the New York State Crime Commission for Remedying Conditions on the Waterfront of the Port of New York

In the Assembly Room of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York ... June 8 and 9, 1953

Author: New York (State). Governor (1943-1954 : Dewey),New York (State). Crime Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime

Page: 273

View: 4422

Genie und Vererbung (Classic Reprint)

Author: Francis Galton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781332457298

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 456

View: 5036

Excerpt from Genie und Vererbung Die Bucherei hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, einerseits dem deutschen Publikum die Hauptwerke der auslandischen Philosophie und Soziologie in guten Ubersetzungen nahezubringen, andererseits auch wertvolle deutsche Originalarbeiten in ihren Rahmen aufzunehmen. Wie ihr Erscheinen von den Fachgenossen aufgenommen wurde, zeigt eine Zuschirift Rudolf Euckens der dem Verleger folgendermassen schreibt: "Ich wunsche von Herzen Gluck zu den bedeutenden wissenschaftlichen Unternehmungen, die sie beginnen. Ich glaube, dass hier in Wahrheit eine Lucke besteht, welche dringend der Ausfullung bedarf: wir Deutschen haben zu wenig Beziehung zu den inneren geistigen Bewegungen der anderen Kulturvolker, und wir konnten daraus doch manches gewinnen." Es sollen ausser deutschen Philosophen zunachst die bedeutendsten Vertreter der auslandischen Philosophie mit charakteristischen Werken zu Worte kommen, daneben wird Ruck sieht darauf genommen, dass nicht nur fur den Fachmann interessante Werke zur Verdeutschung kommen, sondern auch solche, die fur ein grosseres philosophisch und soziologisch interessiertes Publikum Wert haben. Die beste Auskunft uber Plan und Ab sichten des Unternehmens gibt ein Blick auf die Titel der schon erschienenen und vorbereiteten Bande. Ein ausfuhrlicher Spezialprospekt uber die Gebiete Philosophie-Soziologie steht jederzeit umsonst zu Diensten. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

The Ordeal of the Reunion

A New History of Reconstruction

Author: Mark Wahlgren Summers

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617587

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 7733

For a generation, scholarship on the Reconstruction era has rightly focused on the struggles of the recently emancipated for a meaningful freedom and defined its success or failure largely in those terms. In The Ordeal of the Reunion, Mark Wahlgren Summers goes beyond this vitally important question, focusing on Reconstruction's need to form an enduring Union without sacrificing the framework of federalism and republican democracy. Assessing the era nationally, Summers emphasizes the variety of conservative strains that confined the scope of change, highlights the war's impact and its aftermath, and brings the West and foreign policy into an integrated narrative. In sum, this book offers a fresh explanation for Reconstruction's demise and a case for its essential successes as well as its great failures. Indeed, this book demonstrates the extent to which the victors' aims in 1865 were met--and at what cost. Summers depicts not just a heroic, tragic moment with equal rights advanced and then betrayed but a time of achievement and consolidation, in which nationhood and emancipation were placed beyond repeal and the groundwork was laid for a stronger, if not better, America to come.

Of Geisha and Gangsters

Notes, Sketches, Snapshots from the Far East

Author: Frederick Joss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: East Asia

Page: 256

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The Final War

Author: Kerry D. Lewis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465330550

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

View: 4115

They warned us! Our President and the heads of state, all of our governing bodies. They predicted it would be a long and costly conflict. Nothing like Vietnam in the 60s or the Desert Storm War of 1991. Yes, we the people were warned but we backed our President by a great majority when he promised to get justice for the thousands of innocent civilians killed in the terrorist attacks in September 2001. Two thousand one. It seems so long ago when life was peaceful and the economy strong. Everyone had a good life and we lived in the land of the free. All that has changed. We were warned but we had no idea. This is my story of how it changed and how some of us survived the final war.

Record of the public hearings

Author: New York (State). Governor (1943-1954 : Dewey),New York (State) State Crime Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

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Len Small

Governors and Gangsters

Author: Jim Ridings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692051573

Category:

Page: 388

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Governor Len Small in the 1920s, When Al Capone Owned the Top Officials In Illinois. This book tells the whole story of the most corrupt governor in Illinois history.

Ice Man

Bekenntnisse eines Mafia-Killers

Author: Philip Carlo

Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll

ISBN: 3492983383

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 998

Er führte ein schockierendes Doppelleben: Hinter dem liebevollen Familienvater Richard Kuklinski verbirgt sich einer der grausamsten Auftragsmörder der USA. In über vierzig Jahren ermordet er mehr als 200 Menschen im Auftrag der Mafia. Seine eiskalten und sadistischen Taten verleihen ihm den Namen »Ice Man«. Und das Unglaubliche: Seine Familie ahnt nichts ... Bestsellerautor Philip Carlo erzählt seine Lebensgeschichte: spannend, packend, rasant.

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