12 Year's a Slave
the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave
is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods
in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with
the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten
and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years
of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation.
is the amazing inside story
of Mel Weinberg, one of the most fascinating fast-buck operators to ever live,
and the incredible scandals he masterminded. Hustling his way from the streets of the Bronx to hawking bogus businesses around the world, Weinberg netted millions and famously dreamed up Abscam—
the infamous FBI-run sting operation of the late 1970's
that would bag seven congressmen and one U.S. senator.
life-and-death drama of the Vermont native who was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia''s anarchic, gun-plagued shores. A story of adventure and courage,
it provides the intimate details of this high-seas hostage-taking--the unbearable heat, the death threats, the mock executions, and the escape attempt. When the pirates boarded his ship, Captain Phillips put his experience into action, doing everything he could to safeguard his crew.
And when he was held captive by the pirates, he marshaled
all his resources to ensure his own survival, withstanding intense physical hardship and an escalating battle of wills
with the pirates. This was it: the moment where training meets instinct and where character is everything.
Richard Phillips was ready.
is the tale of a mother and a son whose lives were scarred by
the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they were forced to keep. A compelling narrative of human love and loss, Martin Sixsmith''s moving account is both heartbreaking yet ultimately redemptive.
The Wolf of Wall Street
From the binge
that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home, and
the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called . . .
The Wolf Of Wall Street