On August 14, 1975, eight daring thieves ransacked 148 massive safe-deposit boxes at a secret bank used by organized crime, La Cosa Nostra, and its associates in Providence, Rhode Island. The crooks fled with duffel bags crammed full of cash, gold, silver, stamps, coins, jewels, and high-end jewelry. The true value of the loot has always been kept secret, partly because it was ill-gotten to begin with, and partly because there was plenty of incentive to keep its true worth out of the limelight.
Using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material, Into the Black pieces together the dramatic untold story of the Columbia mission and the brave people who dedicated themselves to help the United States succeed in the age of space exploration. On April 12, 1981, NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral. It was the most advanced, state-of-the-art flying machine ever built, challenging the minds and imagination of America's top engineers and pilots.
"Interesting but not "Extraordinary""
Outrageous demagogue or charismatic visionary? In this powerful new biography, Richard D. White, Jr., brings Huey Long to life in all his blazing, controversial glory. From the moment he took office as governor in 1928 to the day an assassin's bullet cut him down in1935, Huey Long wielded all but dictatorial control over the state of Louisiana.
The Raw Food Diet Plan reveals everything you never knew about eating raw foods and exposes some things you've been told that were lies! You're going to get everything you need from meal planning all the way to learning how to balance your diet. You'll learn how to start increasing your energy quickly by converting to raw foods and eating them exclusively. Included are delicious recipes that prove you don't need to sacrifice flavor and delicious food for healthy eating!
The explosion in storytelling festivals and one-person shows demonstrate that Americans are growing disenchanted with the mass media and returning to the simple pleasures of a well-told story. Here is a survey of great contemporary monologues, including excerpts by Spalding Gray, Lynda Barry, Tom Bodett, and Peter Matthiessen.
In 1973 our nation legalized abortion based on the belief that legal abortion would be "safer than childbirth" for women. We were told then that the tiny being that was aborted could not feel pain and was not a person; in fact, was not yet even a baby, but a cluster of pre-human cells. Since then, 55 million unborn babies have been aborted, and the country has continued to passionately argue about abortion.
Charles Boeckman Presents, a new imprint from Pro Se Productions licensed through Mr. Boeckman himself debuts with Charles Boeckman Presents Johnny Nickle, Volume One! Charles Boeckman presents Johnny Nickle in a return engagement more than 50 years overdue! Join Johnny as he performs Notes in the Fog written by Richard White and The Devil You Know penned by Brad Mengel! Grab a backstage pass to see Johnny tackle mystery and murder with a soundtrack that cooks red hot.
"Classic 50's paperbacks given a pulp twist..."
Strap in for an hour of rip-roaring comedy as Clever Peter bring you a pygmy hippo, a mystery voice, a leap across a ravine, and a sexy clown. This is the complete first series of the debut Radio 4 show from this award winning sketch team. From the team that brought you Cabin Pressure and Another Case of Milton Jones comes the massively bonkers and funny Clever Peter, hot off the Edinburgh Fringe and wearers of tri-coloured jerseys.