An Interesting Read – Killing the Mob
Bill O’Reilly has a whole series of books that start with the word “killing”. I wasn’t a great history student in school. I enjoy O’Reilly’s books as they help me dig into a bit of history while the book reads like a novel.
Killing the Mob is the tenth book in Bill O’Reilly’s #1 New York Times bestselling series of popular narrative histories, with sales of nearly 18 million copies worldwide, and over 320 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses. Covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, O’Reilly and Dugard trace the prohibition-busting bank robbers of the Depression Era, such as John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby-Face Nelson. In addition, the authors highlight the creation of the Mafia Commission, the power struggles within the “Five Families,” the growth of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, the mob battles to control Cuba, Las Vegas and Hollywood, as well as the personal war between the U.S. Attorney General Bobby Kennedy and legendary Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.
O’Reilly and Dugard turn these legendary criminals and their true-life escapades into a read that rivals the most riveting crime novel. With Killing the Mob, their hit series is primed for its greatest success yet.
A Fantastic Sermon from Jon Tyson – To Strengthen The Failing Heart
This past year has been incredibly difficult for so many people for so many reasons. Jon Tyson’s recent message is a word of encouragement for all of us.
A Traveling Hack – Luggage bungees
This luggage strap/bungee is fantastic. It allows you to secure any small bag to the top of your rolling bag. This is really handy for totes and other small bags that don’t have a built-in way to do this.
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” — C.S. Lewis