Bayou of Pigs

Author: Stewart Bell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470738634

Category: True Crime

Page: 305

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The story of how a criminal Shangri-La almost happened In 1981, a small but heavily armed force of misfits from the United States and Canada set off on an unlikely mission: to invade the impoverished Caribbean island of Dominica, overthrow its government in a coup d'etat, and install a new bought-off prime minister. For two years, the gangleaders recruited manpower, wooed investors, forged links with the mob, stockpiled weapons, and planned their assault. They called it Operation Red Dog. They were going to make millions. All that stood in their way were two federal agents from Louisiana on the biggest case of their lives. Bayou of Pigs tells a remarkable story of foreign military intervention, revolutionary politics, greed, treachery, stupidity, deceit, and one of the most outlandish crimes ever attempted: the theft of a nation. Stewart Bell (Toronto, ON) is the author of Cold Terror (978-0-470-84056-6).
Bring the War Home

Author: Kathleen Belew

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674237698

Category: History

Page: 353

View: 603

The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried out—with military precision—an escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism, and apocalypse. In Bring the War Home, Kathleen Belew gives us the first full history of the movement that consolidated in the 1970s and 1980s around a potent sense of betrayal in the Vietnam War and made tragic headlines in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Returning to an America ripped apart by a war that, in their view, they were not allowed to win, a small but driven group of veterans, active-duty personnel, and civilian supporters concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. They unified people from a variety of militant groups, including Klansmen, neo-Nazis, skinheads, radical tax protestors, and white separatists. The white power movement operated with discipline and clarity, undertaking assassinations, mercenary soldiering, armed robbery, counterfeiting, and weapons trafficking. Its command structure gave women a prominent place in brokering intergroup alliances and giving birth to future recruits. Belew’s disturbing history reveals how war cannot be contained in time and space. In its wake, grievances intensify and violence becomes a logical course of action for some. Bring the War Home argues for awareness of the heightened potential for paramilitarism in a present defined by ongoing war.
The Ku Klux Klan in Canada

Author: Allan Bartley

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459506145

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 406

The Ku Klux Klan came to Canada thanks to some energetic American promoters who saw it as a vehicle for getting rich by selling memberships to white, mostly Protestant Canadians. In Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, the Klan found fertile ground for its message of racism and discrimination targeting African Canadians, Jews and Catholics. While its organizers fought with each other to capture the funds received from enthusiastic members, the Klan was a venue for expressions of race hatred and a cover for targeted acts of harassment and violence against minorities. Historian Allan Bartley traces the role of the Klan in Canadian political life in the turbulent years of the 1920s and 1930s, after which its membership waned. But in the 1970s, as he relates, small extremist right- wing groups emerged in urban Canada, and sought to revive the Klan as a readily identifiable identity for hatred and racism. The Ku Klux Klan in Canada tells the little-known story of how Canadians adopted the image and ideology of the Klan to express the racism that has played so large a role in Canadian society for the past hundred years — right up to the present.
Outlaw Biker

Author: Jerry Langton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470963401

Category: True Crime

Page: 257

View: 302

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire Ned Aiken was set up for a quiet life. After falling into the biker world almost by accident, rising through the ranks of a major motorcycle gang and eventually betraying them to the FBI in return for indemnity and witness protection, Ned chafes at his boring mailroom job and the cheap apartment where the Feds make him live. Babysat by a slovenly field agent, insulted and bullied by the bosses he hates, the corporate culture at the bottom of the ladder doesn’t suit the innocent-looking twenty-something used to commanding the respect of thugs and living the free-wheeling lifestyle of a drug dealer. Cornered into a delivery job by some sketchy co-workers, Ned soon finds himself neck-deep with the Russian mafia. Sophisticated, violent, and possessing a code of honor that doesn’t always translate to their North American associates, these are a class of criminal for whom borders and restraint are merely minor problems to be overcome. Aiken, grateful for the money and restrain are merely minor problems to be overcome. Aiken, grateful for the money and addicted to the excitement, find that juggling his FBI handler and avoiding the Sons of Satan who want him dead prove to be more difficult than he initially thought. Especially as his usefulness to the Russians and his responsibilities—and personal risk—grow. This time focusing on the true-to-life operations of the Russian mafia, their culture and incredible sphere of power and influence, bestselling author Jerry Langton takes readers deep into the inner workings of their criminal empire. You won’t find their names in any newspapers or magazines, but you will understand how—and why—the Russian mob has become one of the most powerful forces in the international underworld.
Cups Up

Author: George T. Malvaney

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496816825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 784

George T. Malvaney's life epitomizes the old maxim that "You cannot make this stuff up." Combine a young Klansman from Mississippi, an armed coup attempt in the Caribbean, a stay in prison, and a life-changing epiphany, and you have but half of this swashbuckling tale. Throw in the worst man-made ecological disaster in the history of the United States, and you have unleashed Malvaney's full life story. The Klansman, the soldier of fortune, the wild-eyed prisoner transforms into a renowned leader of the Mississippi Gulf Coast cleanup effort in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In his too-crazy-not-to-be-true memoir, Malvaney chronicles what easily should be several lifetimes of adventure--and misadventure. Growing up in a close-knit family in Jackson, Mississippi, the young Malvaney preferred woods and swamps to the drudgery of high school. He dropped out, enlisted in the Navy, and shortly afterwards joined the Ku Klux Klan. While onboard, he organized a branch of the Klan, corrupting and endangering his crewmen. After his discharge, he answered a mercenary call to take part in an invasion of Dominica, a Caribbean fiasco known as the "Bayou of Pigs." That madness landed him in a federal penitentiary. And there, somehow, he vowed to turn his life around. Cups Up, a title drawn from the wake-up call shouted at prisoners, is a story of perseverance, cleansing, and redemption. It chronicles the roller coaster life of a high school dropout, ex-Klansman, ex-mercenary, ex-felon, and ex-con, who went on to become a college graduate, a hardnosed environmental regulator, and a widely respected top executive in a company with more than a thousand employees.

Author: Paul Crask

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841623566

Category: Travel

Page: 278

View: 720

The first and only dedicated guide to the gorgeous ‘Nature Isle of the Caribbean’.
Justin Wilson's Cajun Fables

Author: Justin Wilson

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455606952

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 595

Combine classic Mother Goose with a South Louisiana Acadian setting and the artistry of renowned Cajun humorist Justin Wilson, and the result is a captivating book that will delight children and adults of all ages. For this book, American's formost interpreter of things Cajun has chosen five familiar stories and 19 favorite nursery rhymes. By applying his inimitable bayou-country style, Wilson has produces what will undoubtedly become a modern classic. "Goldilocks and the Three Crawfish," "The Three Little Couchons," Petite Rouge Riding Hood," "Three Blind Possums", and "Jacques and Jill" are just a few of the recognizable tales and rhymes that receive the Wilson touch in these pages. Jay Hadley (Coauthor) of Baton Rouge and Errol Troxclair (illustrator) of White Castle, in Louisiana's Cajun country, collaborated with Wilson on this book. Affectionately known as "Joos-tain" by his Cajun friends, Wilson is one of American's busiest after-dinner speakers. For more than three decades he has entertained audiences across the country with his humorous but admiring look at the Cajun people and their culture. A well-known gourmet cook and host of a syndicated cooking show on educational television ("Justin Wilson's Louisiana Cookin"), the multitalented Wilson has written four cookbooks-- The Justin Wilson Cook Book, The Justin Wilson #2 Cookbook: Cookin' Cajun , The Justin Wilson Gourmet and Gourmand Cookbook, Justin Wilson's Outdoor Cooking With Inside Help, all which have sold multiple printings. He is also coauthor, with Howard Jacobs, of Justin Wilson's Cajun Humor.
The Rise of David Duke

Author: Tyler Bridges

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 087805684X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

View: 561

Recounts the life and political career of Nazi sympathizer and former KKK grand wizard David Duke, and discusses what his emergence reveals about American race relations
Bloody Justice

Author: Anita Arvast

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118156513

Category: True Crime

Page: 234

View: 278

"Anita Arvast, through her research, attendance at the trials, and jailhouse interviews with one of the convicted, details a fascinating case of justice gone awry: at least one man who appears to have been wrongfully convicted, a case by the Crown built around an unreliable witness, and the unsettling revelation that a likely killer has walked free - and been paid for his assistance. Bloody Justice is a remarkable examination of a shocking crime, and challenges our notions of justice, retribution, and fairness - both in the legal system and the criminal underworld - and shows us that the truth behind these crimes is nothing less than tragedy." -- Page 4 of cover.
Adventure Capitalism

Author: Raymond Craib

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781629639277

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 813

Imagine a capitalist paradise. An island utopia governed solely by the rules of the market and inspired by the fictions of Ayn Rand and Robinson Crusoe. Sound far-fetched? It may not be. The past half century is littered with the remains of such experiments in what Raymond Craib calls “libertarian exit.” Often dismissed as little more than the dreams of crazy, rich Caucasians, exit strategies have been tried out from the southwest Pacific to the Caribbean, from the North Sea to the high seas, often with dire consequences for local inhabitants. Based on research in archives in the US, the UK, and Vanuatu, as well as in FBI files acquired through the Freedom of Information Act, Craib explores in careful detail the ideology and practice of libertarian exit and its place in the histories of contemporary cap­italism, decolonization, empire, and oceans and islands. Adventure Capitalism is a global history that intersects with an array of figures: Fidel Castro and the Koch brothers, American segregationists and Melanesian socialists, Honolulu-based real estate speculators and British Special Branch spies, soldiers of fortune and English lords, Orange County engineers and Tongan navigators, CIA operatives and CBS news executives, and a new breed of techno-utopians and an old guard of Honduran coup leaders. This is not only a history of our time but, given the new iterations of privatized exit—seasteads, free private cities, and space colonization—it is also a history of our future.
Three Little Cajun Pigs

Author: Mike Artell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101653432

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 359

Trosclair, Thibodeaux, and Ulysse are three pigs with a whole lot to do. Their mom has just kicked them out of the house and it's time they make their own way and start constructing new homes in the heart of the swamp. When ol' Claude the gator comes sneaking along, however, the three brothers are forced to question their choice of construction materials! This hilarious tale from the creators of the popular Petite Rouge (which School Library Journal declared "A treat from start to finish") will once again take you to the heart of the Cajun swamps and show you the Three Little Pigs like you've never seen them.