The Racketeer

đź“’The Racketeer by John Grisham

Book Title : The Racketeer
Author : John Grisham
Publisher : Dell
Release Date : 2012-10-23
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9780385536882
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Racketeer Summary : “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

đź“’Shadow Of The Racketeer by David Scott Witwer

Book Title : Shadow of the Racketeer
Author : David Scott Witwer
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 322
ISBN : 9780252076664
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Shadow of the Racketeer Summary : A detailed account of labor corruption in the 1930s and the zealous journalist who railed against it

Book Title : Rise and Fall of a Racketeer
Author : Ron Chicone
Publisher :
Release Date : 2013-07-01
Pages : 326
ISBN : 0988590247
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Rise and Fall of a Racketeer Summary : What makes a racketeer? What drives men to operate outside the confines of a society that pretends to abhor racketeers yet pays homage to the individuals who flaunt society's conventions? Rise and Fall of a Racketeer, soars above the mundane and not only lets you peek inside the persona of one individual, but a multitude of other interesting men and women who make up the world of gangsterism. It takes the reader backstage to the way things really work; how power is used, and why. Travel to cities, steeped in romanticism and raucous nights, Miami, Bermuda, Las Vegas, Palm Beach, Myrtle Beach, and other places, inspired stirrings of culture and history-Charleston, and stoic, no nonsense cities, such as Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Youngstown, Ohio.

đź“’Calico Joe by John Grisham

Book Title : Calico Joe
Author : John Grisham
Publisher : Dell
Release Date : 2012-04-10
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9780385536080
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Calico Joe Summary : “Grisham knocks it out of the park.”—The Washington Post It’s the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shatters all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly becomes the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing New York Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faces Calico Joe, Paul is in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren throws a fastball that will change their lives forever. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An enjoyable, heartwarming read that’s not just for baseball fans.”—USA Today “Grisham has hit a home run. . . . Calico Joe is a great read, a lyrical ode to baseball, small-town America, youthful innocence and a young boy’s search for heroes.”—The Buffalo News “[A] pleasure . . . Suffice to say [Grisham] knows his way around the ballpark as well as he does a courtroom.”—The Washington Times Includes an excerpt of John Grisham’s The Racketeer

đź“’The Racketeer S Progress by Andrew Wender Cohen

Book Title : The Racketeer s Progress
Author : Andrew Wender Cohen
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2004-05-03
Pages : 333
ISBN : 052183466X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Racketeer s Progress Summary : 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.

đź“’Racketeer For Life by Joseph M. Scheidler

Book Title : Racketeer for Life
Author : Joseph M. Scheidler
Publisher : Tan Books
Release Date : 2016-11-30
Pages : 470
ISBN : 1618908502
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Racketeer for Life Summary : Racketeer for Life explains how a former Benedictine monk and journalism professor was drawn into pro-life activism and describes his part in the history of the pro-life movement in the United States. Conversations, protests, and battles with clinic directors, doctors, politicians, judges, media personalities, and even other pro-lifers are woven together in this engaging account of the efforts of Scheidler and other activists to publicize the horrors of abortion, influence legislation, and, ultimately, to save lives.

đź“’The Confession by John Grisham

Book Title : The Confession
Author : John Grisham
Publisher : Dell
Release Date : 2010-10-26
Pages : 448
ISBN : 9780385534130
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Confession Summary : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from John Grisham's The Litigators and Calico Joe. An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

đź“’The Brethren by John Grisham

Book Title : The Brethren
Author : John Grisham
Publisher : Dell
Release Date : 2010-03-16
Pages : 464
ISBN : 0307575977
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Brethren Summary : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. The third for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong. Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich—very fast. And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam—while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt. A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grips, and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn’t be better. Because they’ve just found the perfect victim. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

đź“’Shadow Of The Racketeer by David Scott Witwer

Book Title : Shadow of the Racketeer
Author : David Scott Witwer
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 322
ISBN : 9780252076664
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Shadow of the Racketeer Summary : A detailed account of labor corruption in the 1930s and the zealous journalist who railed against it

Book Title : Rebels reformers and racketeers
Author : Herman Benson
Publisher : Authorhouse
Release Date : 2004-03-03
Pages : 195
ISBN : 1414057768
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Rebels reformers and racketeers Summary : "This volume fillls a neglected chapter in contemporary history. The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, which provided federal support for civil liberties and fair elections in unions, triggered a wave of insurgency as reformers throughout the labort movement fought to gain control of their unions by strengthening union democracy and eradicating corruption. This is their story." -- Back cover.