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The Racketeer

Author : John Grisham
ISBN : 9780385536882
Genre : Fiction
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“The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.”—USA Today #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the history of the United States, only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. His body is found in his remote lakeside cabin. There is no sign of forced entry or struggle. Just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied. One man, a former attorney, knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and why. But that man, Malcolm Bannister, is currently residing in the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. Though serving time, Malcolm has an ace up his sleeve. He has information the FBI would love to know. Malcolm would love to tell them. But everything has a price—and the man known as the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday. Praise for The Racketeer “Exhilarating . . . surprising . . . ingenious.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “A satisfying, deeply engrossing thriller in which different forms of justice are ultimately served.”—The Washington Post “Fast-paced . . . with enough startling plot twists—and changes of scenery, from Miami to Montego Bay and beyond—to surprise even the most suspicious reader.”—The Wall Street Journal “Tautly plotted.”—Entertainment Weekly

The Racketeer S Progress

Author : Andrew Wender Cohen
ISBN : 052183466X
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Racketeer's Progress explores the contested and contingent origins of the modern American economy by examining the violent resistance to its development. It explains how carpenters, teamsters, barbers, musicians and others organised to thwart ambitious national corporations. Unions and associations governed commerce through pickets, assaults and bombings. Scholars often ignore this defiance, painting modernisation as a consensual process and presenting craftsmen as reactionary, corrupt and criminal. This is ironic, for the tradesmen's reputation derives from their successful struggle to control modernisation and the emerging consumer economy. Their resistance redirected American law. Progressive-era courts rebuked the craftsmen for attempting to govern trade. In the 1920s, the tradesmen inspired new criminal concepts, such as 'racketeering'. But the Great Depression reversed harsh laws. The craftsmen became a model for New Deal recovery statutes and a focus for constitutional debates. Meanwhile, the state began protecting unions against gangsters like Al Capone.

Shadow Of The Racketeer

Author : David Scott Witwer
ISBN : 9780252076664
Genre : History
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A detailed account of labor corruption in the 1930s and the zealous journalist who railed against it

The Racketeer S Progress

Author : Andrew Wender Cohen
ISBN : 052183466X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 22. 38 MB
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The Racketeer's Progress explores the contested and contingent origins of the modern American economy by examining the violent resistance to its development. It explains how carpenters, teamsters, barbers, musicians and others organised to thwart ambitious national corporations. Unions and associations governed commerce through pickets, assaults and bombings. Scholars often ignore this defiance, painting modernisation as a consensual process and presenting craftsmen as reactionary, corrupt and criminal. This is ironic, for the tradesmen's reputation derives from their successful struggle to control modernisation and the emerging consumer economy. Their resistance redirected American law. Progressive-era courts rebuked the craftsmen for attempting to govern trade. In the 1920s, the tradesmen inspired new criminal concepts, such as 'racketeering'. But the Great Depression reversed harsh laws. The craftsmen became a model for New Deal recovery statutes and a focus for constitutional debates. Meanwhile, the state began protecting unions against gangsters like Al Capone.

The Life And Times Of Lepke Buchalter

Author : Paul R. Kavieff
ISBN : IND:30000103410084
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter is the first biography of the only organized crime boss to be executed in the United States. At the height of his power, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter had a stranglehold on the garment industry. His annual income was in the millions and his penchant for murder was notorious. Buchalter's wide, soft, doe-like eyes, masked the cruelty that lurked behind them. During his humble childhood on the Lower East Side, Lepke began his career as a package thief and pushcart terrorist. At the time labor racketeering was a secondary sideline business for Lower East Side gangs, but that would change. By 1930, Buchalter had shifted the racket from simple labor slugging to a sophisticated criminal operation controlling all of the needle trade unions." "In the early 1930s, New York mob bosses decided that a "murder-and-mayhem" department was needed to ensure that all moneymaking ventures operated smoothly. Thus was born "Murder Inc." Lepke Buchalter became the overseer of this notorious killing-on-assignment machine - keeping his killing staff on a yearly retainer to do all of the dirty work. Having people murdered by killers with whom they had no connection seemed foolproof until Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey set his sights on Lepke's garment empire. Buchalter's intense paranoia led to the murder of many potential witnesses during Dewey's investigation. In the end, it was an obscure murder that led to his conviction and execution." "Organized crime historian Paul R. Kavieff has researched this influential criminal, uncovering new details of his sophisticated criminal organization. All the names, dates, and brutal murders are described here, in a unique history of labor unrest in turn-of-the 20th century New York."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Litigators

Author : John Grisham
ISBN : 9781444729733
Genre : Fiction
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The classic legal thriller and huge bestseller from master of the genre John Grisham. David Zinc has it all: Big firm, big salary, life in the lawyer's fast lane. Until the day he snaps and throws it all away. Leaving the world of corporate law far behind, he talks himself into a new job with Finley & Figg. A self-styled 'boutique' firm with only two partners, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are ambulance-chasing street lawyers who hustle nickel-and-dime cases, dreaming of landing the big win. For all his Harvard Law Degree and five years with Chicago's top firm, Zinc has never entered a courtroom, never helped a client who really needed a lawyer, never handled a gun. All that is about to change.

The Whistler A Novel

Author : John Grisham
ISBN : 9780385541206
Genre : Fiction
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From John Grisham, America’s #1 bestselling author, comes the most electrifying novel of the year, a high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State. We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It’s rare, but it happens. Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history. What’s the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month’s cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It’s a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

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