Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour is the long-awaited, detailed account of events that led to the mysterious death of Hollywood legend Natalie Wood off the coast of Catalina Island on November 28, 1981. It is a story told by a haunted witness to that fateful evening: Dennis Davern, the young captain of Splendour, the yacht belonging to Wood and husband Robert Wagner.
The information contained here could be given in about 1/4 of the time but I guess that doesn’t make the book long enough.
In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British southern campaign. Like the Robin Hood of legend, Marion and his men attacked from secret hideaways before melting back into the forest or swamp. Employing insurgent tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion and his brigade inflicted losses on the enemy that were individually small but cumulatively a large drain on British resources and morale.
This book contains a lot of information and is very informative. I’m just starting my journey through the American Revolution and this was a good first book.
This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds... with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob - from one who’s lived it. Now with an introduction by Martin Scorcese.
There are a few details that the movie producers changed from the book but not enough to buy the book. If you’ve seen the movie you have the story.
Everyone felt the same way: Small-town Nebraska widow Helen Wilson didn't have an ounce of meanness in her body. Then, on February 5, 1985, one of the coldest nights on record, the unthinkable happened. The 68-year-old resident was murdered inside her second-floor apartment. But why?
What a story! This is really a wake up call for the justice system everywhere. A must read for any law student in my opinion.
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As director of the FBI for over five decades, J. Edgar Hoover left a profound and lasting legacy on this most celebrated institution. Only the few who were part of Hoover's inner circle know the truth about his controversial years of authoritarian rule and the organization's inmost secrets.
Interesting to hear from the number three man at the FBI during the Hoover years. I will definitely read more about the subject.
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Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.
Really drives home the reality that all countries are made of different cultures and norms. The stories we are fed in the news are not the only stories out there. This book spans the time of the Russian occupation, when we (Americans) were allies of the Afghans. Then goes through the time when the Taliban took over and we became the enemy of the Afghans. In reality, the Afghans were never our allies or our enemies. They were Afghans, a people struggling to keep the invaders out of their country. Those invaders in modern times were the Russians, the Taliban, and eventually us.
The struggle to survive is spotlighted in this story of a boy becoming a man in difficult times. A man that must face his fears, to save himself first, so that he can save others.