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Peter Keenan was what might be called forthright, and when he felt he was being bullied by the menacing, six stones heavier Liston, he challenged him to continue their argument outside: 'I've never lost a street fight in my life.

Author: Douglas Thompson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780571546

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Shadowland is a revelatory and dramatic true-life thriller spanning much of the twentieth century, a page-turning chronicle of an elaborate Mafia plan to 'invade' Europe using 1960s London as a bridgehead. The capital city of the Swinging Sixties was also a world of gambling, guns and gangsters. Several veterans of the era are astonished that they survived it and some feel protected enough - now that most of the killers are themselves dead - to reveal to bestselling author Douglas Thompson the details and secrets of one of history's greatest criminal conspiracies, and of how world-champion boxer Freddie Mills really died. The tension in this real-life narrative is ferocious as the tale moves from London to New York and Las Vegas, down to Miami, into Havana, then on to the Bahamas and back to an unexpected denouement in London. Brutal, terrifying and intrigue-packed, it is an account of the Mob's Machiavellian global manipulation of governments and officials. Shadowland recounts events from the viewpoint of the pawns as well as the kingmakers. All the big players of Mafia history are here, controlled by the gangster genius Meyer Lansky, but so are the hit men, the fixers, the hoodlums and the wiseguys.
2011-10-14 By Douglas Thompson

He was a good but not a brilliant boxer, more of a street fighter. He wasn't going to be a champ, a title and money winner. His family had their own lives to keep going. It couldn't be any tougher in America; they kept calling it the ...

Author: Douglas Thompson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780574813

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Mafialand is a revelatory and dramatic true-life thriller spanning much of the twentieth century, a page-turning chronicle of an elaborate Mafia plan to 'invade' Europe using 1960s London as a bridgehead. The capital city of the Swinging Sixties was also a world of gambling, guns and gangsters. Several veterans of the era are astonished that they survived it and some feel protected enough - now that most of the killers are themselves dead - to reveal to bestselling author Douglas Thompson the details and secrets of one of history's greatest criminal conspiracies, and of how world-champion boxer Freddie Mills really died. Mafialand (previously published as Shadowland) recounts events from the viewpoint of the pawns as well as the kingmakers. Brutal, terrifying and intrigue-packed, it is an account of the Mob's Machiavellian global manipulation of governments and officials. All the big players of Mob history are here, controlled by the gangster genius Meyer Lansky, but so are the hit men, the fixers, the hoodlums and the wiseguys.
2012-08-30 By Douglas Thompson

... Yuri 4 Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) 112 Shadowlands (2020) 193 Shadow of the Colossus (2005) 162 Shannon, ... Melee (2001) 162, 169 Super Smash Bros. series 6, 181 Super Street Fighter II 95, 115 Super Street Fighter II Turbo ...

Author: Lu Zhouxiang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000588538

Category: History

Page: 320

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Competitive gaming, or esports – referring to competitive tournaments of video games among both casual gamers and professional players – began in the early 1970s with small competitions like the one held at Stanford University in October 1972, where some 20 researchers and students attended. By 2022 the estimated revenue of the global esports industry is in excess of $947 million, with over 200 million viewers worldwide. Regardless of views held about competitive gaming, esports have become a modern economic and cultural phenomenon. This book studies the full history of competitive gaming from the 1970s to the 2010s against the background of the arrival of the electronic and computer age. It investigates how competitive gaming has grown into a new form of entertainment, a sport-like competition, a lucrative business and a unique cultural sensation. It also explores the role of competitive gaming in the development of the video game industry, making a distinctive contribution to our knowledge and understanding of the history of video games. A History of Competitive Gaming will appeal to all those interested in the business and culture of gaming, as well as those studying modern technological culture.
2022-05-13 By Lu Zhouxiang

Originally banding together 800 years ago to fight off the oppressive system of FeudalJapan, the Hand turned to ... and breaks a group of prisoners free (including Jake Lockely, alter ego of the brutal street vigilante Moon Knight).

Author: Andy Diggle

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 9781302013981

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

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The battle for the soul of a hero! Pushed beyond his limits, Daredevil faces off for a final time against his deadliestfoe - Bullseye - in their most brutal battle ever with more than just Hell's Kitchen is at stake. Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Punisher and more join forces to stop a war that is breaking out throughout New York, with Daredevil at the center. This event will change the streets of New York City-and the heroes that protect it-forever. COLLECTING: Shadowland #1-5
2011-02-23 By Andy Diggle

The fight at the Cheap Street Plaza was still a fresh memory in his mind. He remembered the arcane tendrils of mist that had risen to crush and strangle the Ilthmarts. The screaming still echoed in his ears. Not even the charms of two ...

Author: Fritz Leiber

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497607651

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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“Robin has splendidly captured the quintessential spirit of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Somewhere in Lankhmar, Fritz is smiling” (Dennis L. McKiernan, national bestselling author). Lankhmar, an ancient and decadent city of magic, where witches and sorcerers scheme, where gods and ghosts walk the streets and shadow-haunted alleys, where violence and death dance together like lovers in the darkness. Lankhmar–a city of plague! Years ago, two rogues bound together by friendship and a shared destiny neither understood met in Lankhmar. Living by their swords, their wits and their daring, they sought adventure and love. Adventure they found, but love–they lost. In despair, they left the city, vowing never to return. Yet vows are made to be broken. Once again, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are drawn back to Lankhmar and quickly ensnared in its wizard-games as one jealous mage turns on his rivals and unleashes a black force not even he can control, a power that threatens the city itself. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, two of the greatest and most beloved characters in fantasy literature, return in this novel-length adventure by Nebula Award nominated author Robin Wayne Bailey. Swords Against the Shadowland, authorized by series creator Fritz Leiber, is a direct sequel to Leiber’s famous story, “Ill-Met in Lankhmar!” Named one of the six best fantasy novels of 1998 by the Science Fiction Chronicle.
2014-04-01 By Fritz Leiber

He could hang around when things were cool, but had to hit the road when the shit hit the fan. After kicking the cement at his feet, ... With his anger abating, his thoughts drifted to his fight with Frank. In his heart.

Author: Keta Diablo

Publisher: Keta Diablo

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Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 74

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Frank and Rand travel into the heart of New Orleans to solve the latest case. This should be the perfect opportunity to introduce Rand to the dangerous and sometimes dirty world of private investigating. But the case is riddled with complications and trouble A century-old ghost has taken two young boys into the seedy bowels of another realm for desecrating his grave. To add to Frank and Rand’s dilemma, gay-haters stalk the streets of New Orleans, intent on wreaking havoc among the community. With the assistance of a nun, Sister Francoise Genevieve, Frank must enter that other realm to rescue the missing young boys and dispense a little street justice in the human world to save the man he loves. The Crossroads series is scorchingly hot & blends mystery, suspense & paranormal. All 4 books in the series can be read as stand-alones with the same characters, a happy-for-now ending & no cliffhangers.
2020-09-27 By Keta Diablo

STREET FIGHT! – Word out of Hell's Kitchen last night had a superhuman strike force infiltrating Shadowland. Are Daredevil's days numbered? more... KINGDOM'S COME? – Wilson Fisk, the criminal known as the Kingpin, has resurfaced in ...

Author: Jason Aaron

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 9780785178804

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 232

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Collects Amazing Spider-Man #642-647. On one side is Spider-Man. On the other are the Rhino, the Vulture, the Shocker, Tombstone, Electro, Mysterio and a lethal legion of his deadliest foes all in the employ of the master planner himself, Dr. Octopus. And caught in the middle? The newborn child of the Green Goblin and Menace.

It was the worst fight I had ever experienced, and in the aftermath I knew that I was hurting badly. That's when I uttered my first ... It was during the month of July that a kid who lived down the street from me started yelling at me.

Author: David Allan Jacques

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480837522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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It was November 1987, David Allan Jacques pulled into a parking lot, found a spot under a shade tree, and parked his car. Moments later as he wailed into a towel held over his mouth to muffle the sound, David spiraled downward into self-condemnation. As he reflected on a violent, rocky past and a tragic failed relationship, David was forced to make a choice: to escape his torment by taking his own life or confront his demons and profound brokenness. Thankfully he chose the latter. In an inspiring spiritual memoir, David candidly reveals how he embarked on a journey to overcome his past, search for his purpose, and find a pathway to freedom, healing, and recovery. While detailing his experiences as he wrestled with devastating blows and confronted seemingly insurmountable obstacles, David discloses how God intervened, delivered him from his internal prison, helped him navigate the shadowlands and, most importantly, taught him that no matter what, He was always accessible, faithful, and willing to act. Navigating the Shadowlands is a true story of transformation as a lost soul climbs his way out of darkness and into the light of restoration, with help from a powerful and loving God.
2016-10-04 By David Allan Jacques

to TT I AM ONE MAN. - I AM FOUR. - MARC SPECTOR, DEAD AND GONE. I KILLED HIM TO MAKE A CLEAN GETAWAY. JAKE LOCKLEY. STREETWISE CABBJE. EAR TO THE GROUND. KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND THE CITY AND A FISTFIGHT. STEVEN GRANT. PLAYBOY FINANCIER.

Author: Marvel Comics

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 9781302488406

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Collects Shadowland: Moon Knight #1-3, Moon Knight (1980) #13. Who is the Shadow Knight? Daredevil, the former defender of Hell’s Kitchen turned leader of the ninja death cult known as the Hand, summons the villainous Profile to take Moon Knight out of the picture for good. To complete his objective, the Profile enlists the aid of a mysterious figure — a second avatar of Khonshu, the Shadow Knight! Displeased with Moon Knight’s new, less deadly methods, has Khonshu finally decided to replace Moon Knight to get the blood he requires? With the Shadow Knight hunting him, Moon Knight must cling to his sanity if he hopes to save Daredevil and himself from the darkness of Shadowland! Plus: the classic first meeting of Moon Knight and Daredevil
2016-05-12 By Marvel Comics

In the streets there were sometimes soldiers with only one eye or one hand, begging for bread. ... both the German alliance and the Allies who were fightingus—he thought the war ridiculous, a waste, but not in the way the partisans did.

Author: Elizabeth Kostova

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345527882

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes a mesmerizing novel that spans the past and the present—and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi—and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by political oppression—and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Elizabeth Kostova’s new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss. Praise for The Shadow Land “A compelling and complex mystery, strong storytelling, and lyrical writing combine for an engrossing read.”—Publishers Weekly “In The Shadow Land, Elizabeth Kostova, a master storyteller, brings vividly to life an unfamiliar country—Bulgaria—and a painful history that feels particularly relevant now. You won’t want to put down this remarkable book.”—Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs “In this brilliant work, what appears at first a minor mystery quickly becomes emblematic of a whole country’s hidden history. Lyrical and compelling, The Shadow Land proves a profound meditation on how evil is inflicted, endured, and, through courage and compassion, defeated. Elizabeth Kostova’s third novel clearly establishes her as one of America’s finest writers.”—Ron Rash, author of The Risen
2017-04-11 By Elizabeth Kostova