Richie Ashburn Remembered

  • Auteur: Fran Zimniuch
  • ISBN: 1582618976
  • Date de sortie: 2005-01
  • Collection: Sports Publishing LLC
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This personal look at beloved former baseball player, announcer, and writer Richie Ashburn gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic winner of two batting championships.

In the Godfather Garden

  • Auteur: Richard Linnett
  • ISBN: 0813560624
  • Date de sortie: 2013-04-01
  • Collection: Rutgers University Press
  • Total Download: 7266
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In the Godfather Garden is the true story of the life of Richie “the Boot” Boiardo, one of the most powerful and feared men in the New Jersey underworld. The Boot cut his teeth battling the Jewish gang lord Abner Longy Zwillman on the streets of Newark during Prohibition and endured to become one of the East Coast’s top mobsters, his reign lasting six decades. To the press and the police, this secretive Don insisted he was nothing more than a simple man who enjoyed puttering about in his beloved vegetable garden on his Livingston, New Jersey, estate. In reality, the Boot was a confidante and kingmaker of politicians, a friend of such celebrities as Joe DiMaggio and George Raft, an acquaintance of Joseph Valachi—who informed on the Boot in 1963—and a sworn enemy of J. Edgar Hoover. The Boot prospered for more than half a century, remaining an active boss until the day he died at the age of ninety-three. Although he operated in the shadow of bigger Mafia names across the Hudson River (think Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, a cofounder of the Mafia killer squad Murder Inc. with Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro), the Boot was equally as brutal and efficient. In fact, there was a mysterious place in the gloomy woods behind his lovely garden—a furnace where many thought the Boot took certain people who were never seen again. Richard Linnett provides an intimate look inside the Boot’s once-powerful Mafia crew, based on the recollections of a grandson of the Boot himself and complemented by never-before-published family photos. Chronicled here are the Prohibition gang wars in New Jersey as well as the murder of Dutch Schultz, a Mafia conspiracy to assassinate Newark mayor Kenneth Gibson, and the mob connections to several prominent state politicians. Although the Boot never saw the 1972 release of The Godfather, he appreciated the similarities between the character of Vito Corleone and himself, so much so that he hung a sign in his beloved vegetable garden that read “The Godfather Garden.” There’s no doubt he would have relished David Chase’s admission that his muse in creating the HBO series The Sopranos was none other than “Newark’s erstwhile Boiardo crew.”

Richie Millstone the Firewater Dragon the Platinum Water Crystal

  • Auteur: E H Allen
  • ISBN: 162516176X
  • Date de sortie: 2014-02
  • Collection: Strategic Book Publishing
  • Total Download: 7178
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Richard "Richie" Bryce Millstone, 14, is a rich kid living with his father in a small mansion in Jacksonville, Florida. He goes on a time travel adventure with several friends in a time machine built by his brilliant father, Clancy, who tricks the teens into using the machine. While trying to get back home, Richie is also searching for a legendary energy crystal that is thought to bring its owner almost unlimited power. The crystal is rumored to have fallen from outer space and is thought to be the size of an elephant. Clancy suspects the crystal got its power from passing through a neutron star. Richie must find the crystal to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands, one of which is an evil dragon. The crystal is also thought to have healing powers when immersed in water. Richie inadvertently discovers the secret of controlling the crystal, but the knowledge makes him a target to those wanting the crystal's power. This book is the first in a five-part series that chronicles a four-month time travel adventure. E. H. Allen is from Indiana and is a locomotive engineer. His hobbies include cooking, writing, and model railroading. Publisher's Website: http: //sbpra.com/EHAllen

September Swoon Richie Allen the 64 Phillies and Racial Integration

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  • ISBN: 0271045167
  • Date de sortie:
  • Collection: Penn State Press
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Richie Branner 2013

  • Auteur: Richie Branner
  • ISBN: 1291581049
  • Date de sortie:
  • Collection: Lulu.com
  • Total Download: 5079
  • Total Read: 2902

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Richie s Rocket

  • Auteur: Joan Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781563347368
  • Date de sortie: 1993-01-01
  • Collection: Hampton Brown Company Incorporated
  • Total Download: 3352
  • Total Read: 9201

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Richie builds a rocket on the roof of his apartment building and flies to the moon, where he explores to his heart's content.

Bobby Brown and Richie Blue

  • Auteur: Richard Penaskovic
  • ISBN: 0761849106
  • Date de sortie: 2009-11-10
  • Collection: Hamilton Books
  • Total Download: 2235
  • Total Read: 7713

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Bobby Brown and Richie Blue: A Spiritual Memoir tells the story of a set of twins and their unique perspective on life. The book discusses topics ranging from the pre-and post-Vatican II church and religious life, urban life in the 1950s, the antinomies between two ethnic groups: the Italians and the Slovaks, and the psyche of twins. Each chapter concludes with a section called 'Counting Our Blessings,' in which the authors reflect upon the spiritual lessons they have learned throughout their lives. Despite challenges during childhood, the twins depended on each other for emotional survival and learned to trust in God at an early age.
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