Welcome to America
Author: Ricky Dale
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Category: True Crime
This is the true story of the singer, songwriter Ricky Dale and his twenty year fight for justice with the American authorities. In 1994 Ricky was charged with assaulting his then American wife, Lily and thrown into one of the harshest and most brutal prison regime´s America has to offer. He was not initially concerned as Lily had a history and Ricky had five witnesses who had penned statements supporting him and backing up his claims of total innocence. Furthermore they were all prepared to face a courtroom to defend Ricky and give him the justice he believed would surely follow.
Author: Stephen Solomita
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
A repeat offender freshly sprung from prison tries to do the impossible: Stay out trouble. Peter Frangello hasn't spent three straight years out of jail since he was sixteen. Now past thirty, he's nearing parole when his prison block neighbor is burned alive in his cell, a vicious attack that was intended for Frangello himself. He spends his last week in protective custody, and when he is released back into the world he makes a resolution to stay clean - not for morality's sake, but because if he goes back inside, the next hit won't miss. But for a man whose only skills are stealing and doing time, staying out of trouble is not easy. As old associates and an army of crooked cops put pressure on him, Frangello will find that, inside or out, he's doomed to remain a prisoner for life.
A Story of Bookies, Toronto the Good, the Mob and My Dad
Author: Bob Bossin
Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the first half of the 20th century, Toronto prided itself on being ‘Toronto the Good’. But Davy the Punk’s Toronto was tantalizingly bad. In the 1930s Davy Bossin was known in the gambling underworld as ‘Davy the Punk’. He was the city’s top layoff man, the ‘bookies’ bookie’ who connected Toronto to the continental betting racket. Later he ran the Toronto terminus of the notorious race wire, the underground information network essential to the gambling industry. By the 1940s, that put Davy in the crosshairs of the law’s efforts to quash organized crime. To see Davy Bossin, you would never have guessed it. Outwardly, he was so taciturn that some thought him mute. (‘What you don’t say can’t be used against you,’ he taught his son.) But at the right time, among ‘right’ guys, Davy was a consummate storyteller, regaling his pals with outrageous tales of horse-race gambling, the mob and the underside of show biz. Eagerly taking it all in was his son, Bobby, who would grow up to be Canadian indie music pioneer Bob Bossin, a revered storyteller in his own right. Now 70 years after his father’s precedent-setting legal battle, Bob tells the story of Davy the Punk. By turns funny, maddening, insightful and moving, it is both a memoir of father and son and an eye-opening reconsideration of law-breakers and lawmen, of the Great Migration, and of the distressingly anti-Semitic Canada left out of the history books.
Author: Lita Epstein
Category: Business & Economics
Refuting common credit myths, a practical manual helps readers understand their credit history and its significance, as well as how to use credit, pay bills, pay off debt, deal with financial crises, and avoid scams in order to make one's consumer credit score work to their benefit. Original.
Author: Toni Richards
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Born into an ordinary working class family, William James Little would have expected to live an ordinary life. A childhood accident left him unable to join in the usual outdoor sporting activities, but a couple of chance encounters, in his mid-teens, introduced him to the pleasures of indoor activities, with many willing companions, earning him the added title of “Lucky”. In a five year period from the age of eighteen he lost, through accident or fatal illness, all the members of his family and, most tragic of all, the only girl he ever loved. Although he gained an accountancy qualification he was content to meander through the rest of his life. A casual invitation to a dinner changed that. At the age of thirty eight he was forced into an unwanted marriage, to a girl half his age, part of a family whose business associates were involved with criminal activities. Within two years a number of deaths had occurred and his life, or freedom, was in danger from those associates and as the main suspect of the police. He needed to strike out and away from both organisations but, due to his consideration for the welfare of his wife's young housemaid, who he treated as a daughter, he delayed his departure. With help from unexpected quarters, he managed to escape half way round the world. Following an unexpected meeting he faced his ultimate destiny.
Author: Karen Holden
Publisher: Author House
Do you own a timeshare property, but are not sure how use it to its full potential? Perhaps it is the thought of owing a timeshare that scares you? Maybe you have been asked to attend a sales presentation while on your vacation and been afraid of high pressure tactics? Well, fear no more - this 2nd Edition of Simplifying Timeshare is written in a simple straight forward manner that is easy to follow and understand. For current owners - learn how to use it so that you can get the most out of your ownership or maybe just refresh your memory on those things that you may have simply forgotten. From explanations of industry terminology, all those pesky fees, to the chapter on updated exchange options and member benefits, including a newly added chapter on how to handle those email or telephone scams which have appeared in the past few years and much more. For those who are unfamiliar with timeshare and what benefits it may provide for you and your family, the book provides a quick read that contains personal antidotes as well as easy, self-awareness quizzes for you to do in order to help you decide whether timeshare is or is not right for your lifestyle. Covering everything from the history, the major players, laws, the IN's and OUT's of a sales presentation process, real costs and what you should know about buying one. Has the public perception of the industry improved in this new millennium? Has social media impacted the industry? Find out the answers to these questions because as the timeshare industry continues to prove itself as a viable high end vacation alternative to those disappointing, less expensive options. Today's buyers understand the importance of their non-working time and how to help shape their vacations and lifestyle choices. The most important reason you should read the book - it provides real and factual buying and user information on the timeshare/vacation ownership industry to help to eliminate the negative stigma and perception.
Audit Proof Your Tax Return
Author: MR Ken Koenen LLM
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Internal Revenue Service is not your friend. As a matter of fact, when you put THE IRS together, it says: THEIRS. In the eyes of the IRS, you are guilty until you prove yourself innocent. That does not mean that you need to be afraid of them. It only means that you need to be able to prove the deductions that you have taken are valid. This book was prepared to help real estate agents know some of the deductions that they are entitled to take, how to minimize their chore of record keeping, and to make their tax returns audit proof. The book is divided into three parts: 1. A tax guide describing many deductions that can be taken and what kind of record keeping is required for each deduction. 2. A tax diary. Different from a day planner, this section is strictly for recording business mileage, meals and entertainment and travel expenses. 3. An expense journal. This section has separate pages for the various normal expenses for real estate agents, such as advertising, office supplies, car expenses, etc. Following the guidelines and using the tax diary and expense journal will help the real estate agent save hundreds or thousands of dollars in taxes, and at the same time reduce the time spent on record keeping. It will also be all that they will need to prove the validity of their deductions in case of an IRS audit.
The Search for a World Beyond the Senses
Author: Victor J. Stenger
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book critically examines theories of a transcendent reality in terms of all that is currently known about matter at its most fundamental level. Victor J. Stenger gives a provocative, often amusing history of psychic research and occult beliefs, offering a convincing rebuttal to those who attempt to link physics to mystical truths. Stenger examines a number of well-known paranormal claims and shows how they can be explained without resorting to supernatural or psychic hypotheses. Discussing quantum theory and relativity, he demonstrates that these concepts actually invalidate paranormal claims and that there is no scientific basis for a universe other than one composed of observable matter. The human species has always lived under the assumption that supernatural forces determine destiny. Can our lives retain meaning when this assumption seems unfounded?
How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist and Heal Your Family
Author: Karyl McBride
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
The first book for the millions of daughters suffering from the emotional abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, "Will I Ever Be Good Enough?" provides the expert advice readers need to overcome debilitating histories and reclaim their lives.
Survival Guide for the Falsely Accused
Author: Dean Tong
Publisher: Alpha Pub Incorporated
With the rise in divorce and child custody battles, child abuse charges have become a weapon of choice, often times false, and it is these accusations that are tearing apart lives, affecting all involved. The Child Welfare system supposedly designed to help children is actually helping children to destroy their lives. This book affords those falsely accused and their defence attorneys, who often find themselves in a 3-ring circus...juvenile, family and/or criminal courts, a vehicle for countering and defeating abuse allegations. The book is a life jacket for the falsely accused parent and inexperienced attorney. Dean Tong is an internationally known forensic consultant on related child abuse, domestic violence and child custody cases.