Searching for Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement: Jamie Rowen
Searching for Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement: Jamie Rowen
No one had ever tried a caper like this before. The goods were kept in a secure room under constant scrutiny, deep inside a crowded building with guards at the exits. The team picked for the job included two old hands known only as Paul and Swede, but all depended on a fresh face, a kid from Pinetown, North Carolina. In the Depression, some fellows were willing to try anything - even a heist in the rare book room of the New York Public Library. In Thieves of Book Row, Travis McDade tells the gripping tale of the worst book-theft ring in American history, and the intrepid detective who brought it down. Author of The Book Thief and a curator of rare books, McDade transforms painstaking research into a rich portrait of Manhattan´s Book Row in the 1920s and ´30s, where organized crime met America´s cultural treasures in dark and crowded shops along gritty Fourth Avenue. Dealers such as Harry Gold, a tough native of the Lower East Side, became experts in recognizing the value of books and recruiting a pool of thieves to steal them - many of them unemployed men who drifted up the Bowery or huddled around fires in Central Park´s shantytowns. When Paul and Swede brought a new recruit into his shop, Gold trained him for the biggest score yet: a first edition of Edgar Allan Poe´s Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems. Gold´s recruit cased the rare-book room for weeks, searching for a weakness. When he found one, he struck, leading to a breathtaking game of wits between Gold and NYPL special investigator G. William Bergquist. Both a fast-paced and true-life thriller, Thieves of Book Row provides a fascinating look at the history of crime and literary culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015548/bk_adbl_015548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blendin Blandin is searching for the legendary Time Pirates´ Treasure, and he needs Dipper and Mabel´s help . . . and yours, too! Journey through time and explore the dragon-infested medieval era, the Weird-and-Wild West, and the laser-and-giant-baby-filled future. YOU choose from multiple paths that lead to different wacky adventures! You might end up finding the greatest treasure ever known, or you could send the twins and Blendin into an abyss from which they will never escape! This all-new Select Your Own Choose-Venture time-travel treasure hunt book features thrilling adventures, original artwork, and an exclusive double-sided poster! The book´s author, Jeffrey Rowe, wrote episodes of Gravity Falls; Alex Hirsch, the creator of the show, provided additional story for the book; and the book´s illustrator, Emmy Cicierega, was a storyboard artist for the show.
After Cassie Rowe´s husband dies in a car accident, with another woman, the truth comes out about his abusive ways. Even after his death, Cassie must run for her own safety, and after two years she is found, by the other woman´s husband! He doesn´t plan on leaving until he gets what he came for. Ricky Thornton, an abandon husband, has been searching for seven years for the rings his grandmother left to him when she died. The trail ends at Cassie Rowe. He can tell she is hiding something, and he is adamant he will find out what she is trying to cover up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Montanez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071573/bk_acx0_071573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danielle is on holiday break from college and goes home to visit her parents, when the neighbor, Mr. Thompson, offers to loan her a better rake so she can finish her yard work. Danielle ventures into Mr. Thompson´s garage searching for the tool, when he leaves on an errand, only to find row after row of bondage gear hanging in plain sight. Danielle runs her hand over the smooth, sensuous surface of a black leather strap, and fantasies flood back into her mind of secretly watching Mr. Thompson tie up his girlfriend and spank her. Suddenly, Danielle is jolted back to reality, as Mr. Thompson finds her in the garage fingering his gear. Mr. Thompson knows that Danielle has secretly watched his bondage room in the past, and decides that this young upstart needs a lesson in proper bondage gear handling and a reminder to ask permission before touching things that don´t belong to her. Adults only. This story contains explicit BDSM, bondage, domination/submission, spanking, and punishment. All characters are consenting adults and are over 18 years of age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orlando Romano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001852/bk_acx0_001852_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two little girls, frozen in black and white. One picture worth killing for.The Civil Rights Movement is less than a distant memory to Lisa Waldren - it is someone else’s memory altogether, passed on to her through the pages of history. Her life as a federal prosecutor in Boston feels utterly remote from the marches in the South that changed her father’s generation - and the entire nation - forever. But the truth is, she was there. When a photograph surfaces showing a blond, four-year-old Lisa playing with an African-American girl at a civil rights march in Fort Worth, Lisa is faced with a jarring revelation: the girls may have been the only witnesses who observed the real killer of civil rights leader Benjamin Gray...and therefore the only ones who can exonerate the death row inmate falsely accused of the murder. Soon, Lisa finds herself in the dangerous world her father had shielded her from as a child. After some searching, the Waldrens find the other little girl from the photo and, in the process, uncover conspiracy mere steps away from the likes of Bobby Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and J. Edgar Hoover. Based on real events and a photograph snapped by author Lis Wiehl’s own G-man father, Snapshot is a remarkably original marriage of mystery and history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Devon O´Day. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000353/bk_tnwd_000353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A year in the whirlwind life of the beloved pop icon Andy Cohen, in his own cheeky, candid, and irreverent words. As a TV producer and host of the smash late-night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes codependent with Real Housewives, makes trouble, calls his mom, drops some more names, and, while searching for love, finds it with a dog. We learn everything from which celebrity peed in her WWHL dressing room to which Housewives are causing trouble and how. Nothing is off limits - including dating. We see Andy at home and with close friends and family (including his beloved and unforgettable mom). Throughout, Andy tells us not only what goes down, but exactly what he thinks about it. Inspired by the diaries of another celebrity-obsessed Andy (Warhol), this honest, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny book is a one-of-a-kind account of the whos and whats of pop culture in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001841/bk_aren_001841_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person. So Anne Tyler opens this irresistible novel. The woman is Rebecca Davitch, a 53-year-old grandmother. Is she an imposter in her own life? she asks herself. Is it indeed her own life? Or is it someone else´s? On the surface, Beck, as she is known, is outgoing, joyous, a natural celebrator. Giving parties is her vocation - something she slipped into even before finishing college, when Joe Davitch spotted her at an engagement party in his family´s crumbling 19th-century Baltimore row house, where giving parties was the family business. What caught his fancy was that she seemed to be having such a wonderful time. Soon this large-spirited older man, a divorcé with three little girls, swept her into his orbit, and before she knew it she was embracing his extended family plus a child of their own. Now, some 30 years later Rebecca is caught unaware by the question of who she really is. How she answers it - how she tries to recover her girlhood self, that dignified grownup she had once been - is the story told in this beguiling, searching, and deeply moving novel. As always with Anne Tyler´s novels, once we enter her world it is hard to leave. But in Back When We Were Grownups she so sharpens our perceptions and awakens so many untapped feelings that we come away not only refreshed, but also infinitely wiser. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000127/bk_rand_000127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1994, Joseph N. Gagliano calmly sat back, put his hands behind his head and smiled as the NCAA clocked ticked down the remaining last seconds of the game. It was the third game in a row Joe had bet on where the point spread had to land on a specific number. With millions at stake, was he nervous? Not at all. As the buzzer sounded on the 3rd game, his duffle bags were filled with millions in cash. How? Joe had fixed the outcome of the games. No Grey Areas tells the incredible, true story of the man who orchestrated the largest sports point shaving betting scam in sport´s history. But that is only where the story begins... It is always the cover up, not the crime, where white collar criminals get caught. Joe was caught, convicted and served time in Federal prison for his role in coordinating and financing the 1994 ASU point shaving scandal. His journey continued as Joe came out prison in late 2000 with a passion to clear his name and a desire to remove perceptions held by others of him. He embarked on an aggressive path to success; building a sizeable chain of full service car washes, making millions in real estate, living a life of luxury, and even buying a private jet just to get to his yacht in San Diego quicker. But the story does not end there.... A few years later, the 2008 financial collapse engulfed the world and because of Joe´s ´´grey areas´´ a banking deal landed him in prison for a 2nd term. Labeled a 2-time felon, he made some brilliant and yet morally questionable decisions while searching for the true meaning of success. Inside these pages, you´ll get a backstage pass on what it was like to slowly fall into the ´´grey areas´´ of scandal, greed, corruption, money, and business. Joe´s honest, detailed telling of this life of infamy, history, and successes along with the consequences of his decisions will amaze and inspire you. No Grey Areas is a riveting read, filled with a... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Paulson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052171/bk_acx0_052171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.