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Gringo Nightmare by Eric Volz..

Gringo Nightmare by Eric Volz..

  • 17 May 2022 : 09:41 am

A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua.... In the spirit of Midnight Express and Not Without My Daughter comes the harrowing true story of an American held in a Nicaraguan prison for a murder he didn't commit. Eric Volz was in his late twenties in 2005 when he moved from California to Nicaragua. He and a friend cofounded a bilingual magazine, El Puente, and it proved more successful than they ever expected. Then Volz met Doris Jimnez, an incomparable beauty from a small Nicaraguan beach town, and they began a passionate and meaningful relationship. Though the relationship ended amicably less than a year later and Volz moved his business to the capital city of Managua, a close bond between the two endured. Nothing prepared him for the phone call he received on November 21, 2006, when he learned that Doris had been found dead - murdered - in her seaside clothing boutique. He rushed from Managua to be with her friends and family, and before he knew it, he found himself accused of her murder, arrested, and imprisoned. Decried in the press and vilified by his onetime friends, Volz suffered horrific conditions, illness, deadly inmates, an angry lynch mob, sadistic guards, and the merciless treatment of government officials. It was only through his dogged persistence, the tireless support of his friends and family, and the assistance of a former intelligence operative that Eric was released, in December 2007, after more than a year in prison. A story that made national and international headlines, this is the first and only book to tell Eric's absorbing, moving account in his own words.

English books - used - Pattaya book exchange.

English books - used - Pattaya book exchange.

  • 21 Apr 2022 : 14:05 pm

New but mostly used books - Pattaya's bussiest bookshop / book exchange - trade in your unwanted books with us and receive 50% trade back for credit on all books purchased from us - Languages; English, German, Dutch, French, Scandi's and Italian. Books from 60baht - all genres, Fiction - non fiction - True crime - War - Classics - Bio's and Auto bio's - Sci-fi - Horror - Sport -Erotica - Thai related books - Travel Guides - Various self help etc..

The Sexual Life of Catherine M. by Catherine Millet.....

The Sexual Life of Catherine M. by Catherine Millet.....

  • 21 Apr 2022 : 14:05 pm

The Sexual Life of Catherine M. by Catherine Millet..... The Sexual Life of Catherine M. was the controversial sleeper hit of the year. Since her youth, Catherine Millet, the eminent editor of Art Press, has led an extraordinarily active and free sexual life - from al fresco encounters in Italy to a gang bang on the edge of the Bois du Boulogne to a high-class orgy at a chichi Parisian restaurant. A graphic account of sex stripped of sentiment, of a life of physical gratification and a relentlessly honest look at the consequences - both liberating and otherwise - have created this candid, powerful, and deeply intelligent depiction of unfettered sexuality. AND OTHERS...

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

  • 21 Apr 2022 : 14:04 pm

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by American journalist David Grann.. In the early 1870's, the Osage, a Native American tribe of the Great Plains, were forced by the US government to move out of Kansas as white settlers (including Laura Ingalls Wilder’s family of the Little House on the Prairie) arrived in the region. The Osage moved to Oklahoma where, because they paid for their new lands, they kept the mineral rights. The 1897 Bartlesville gusher put Oklahoma on the oil map and by 1907 the state was the largest US producer of oil, making the Osage “the richest nation in the world per capita”, with each Osage receiving royalties from the oil revenue; in 1923 alone, the tribe earned $30 million – about $400 million today. But this was not to be without dire consequences for them. In 1921 the US Congress passed a law requiring that, because of “incompetence”, each Osage member had a government-appointed paid “guardian” to manage his or her oil income. In the early 1920's a series of mysterious murders, using gunshot and poison, took the lives of dozens of the Osage. The murders were committed so the perpetrator could inherit the deceased’s wealth or life insurance, or to eradicate evidence and witnesses of previous murders. A Tragic Story American journalist David Grann has devoted a whole book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, to this tragic and mysterious piece of history - a far cry from the Wild West of the movies. Although related to oil, the book is primarily a story of human greed, corruption and brutality. The story is not new; as Grann acknowledges in the bibliography at the end of the book, several previous books (novels as well as non-fiction) have chronicled and exposed it. But it is not well known - I did not know about it before reading Grann’s book. It is also a piece of history full of inconvenient truths and important lessons to reflect on. Grann’s writing is fascinating and the reader is given sufficient historical information in a well-written style to follow the murder cases. At its heart lie two families, or rather two people. The first is Mollie Burkhart, whose sisters Minnie, Anna, Rita (together with her husband Bill) and mother Lizzie Que were all murdered; she was poisoned too, but saved. Mollie’s life thus epitomizes the Osage victims. The second person is William Hale, a white cattleman and the self-styled ‘King of the Osage Hills’ who, together with his nephews Ernest Burkhart (Mollie’s husband) and Bryan Burkhart (Anna’s boyfriend), along with several outlaws and henchmen, masterminded some of the murders. Part I of the book (The Marked Woman) chronicles the murder cases, while Part II (The Evidence Man) describes how the Osage Indian murders were the first major homicide project for the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (founded in 1908) under J. Edgar Hoover, although the actual investigations were carried out by Tom White and his undercover agents in Osage County. This part of the book reads like a Sherlock Holmes story - except that it is an actual history, complicated by the corruption and bribery of several local officials. After the highly publicized trial of Hale and his gang, the government passed a law prohibiting white people from inheriting Osage wealth. Part III (The Reporter) narrates Grann’s own exploration of the history, as he traveled to Osage County, interviewed descendants and experts and studied thousands of pages of FBI archives on the story. Flower-Killing Moon Osage is the French version of the tribe’s name and supposedly means warlike. The Osage call themselves “Wa-zha-zhe” which means “the people of middle waters.” Today, they have a population of about 20,000, of whom nearly 7,000 reside in the tribe’s jurisdictional land. In 2000 the Osage sued the US government over its failure to pay tribal members appropriate royalties, settling in 2011 for $380 million. As for the title of the book: “flower-killing moon” is how the Osage refer to May, because in that month taller plants creep over the smaller ones and break their flowers. Anna was murdered in May, 1921. A Hollywood movie based on the book is due in 2019. I cannot wait to watch it and see how it captures this fascinating history.

Zone 22 by Tig Hague...

Zone 22 by Tig Hague...

  • 17 Apr 2022 : 12:46 pm

When Tig Hague kissed goodbye to his girlfriend Lucy, he was already thinking of his return. The couple were going house-hunting, looking for their first home together. Tig was only going to be gone a few days on a routine business trip - the annual highlight of an otherwise unglamorous job working on the Russian desk of a London bank. But just hours later something went wrong at Moscow airport. Very wrong. Misunderstanding a request from customs for a backhander to speed his progress into the country, Tig was pulled to one side to have his bag searched. A deliberate inconvenience, he thought. But Tig's world was about to implode with dizzying, terrifying speed. A tiny lump of hashish, nothing more than detritus from a recent stag weekend, was discovered in the pocket of an old pair of jeans. Too small to warrant anything more than a slapped wrist back home, he hadn't even known it was there. Tig was in Moscow's notorious Piet Centrale jail by nightfall - and that was just a stepping stone on his way to prison camp Zone 22 in the bleak, remote wastes of Mordovia. He wouldn't be returning home for years ...

In the Shade of a Quiet Killing Place by Sam Sotha .....

In the Shade of a Quiet Killing Place by Sam Sotha .....

  • 14 Apr 2022 : 14:26 pm

In the Shade of a Quiet Killing Place by Sam Sotha ..... On April 17, 1975 Sam Sotha and his wife Sony, along with thousands of others, were forced by the Khmer Rouge to leave Phnom Penh. Shot, tortured, starved and enslaved in hard labor was the fate of many Cambodians during the Khmer Rouge years. In In The Shade of A Quiet Killing Place: A Personal Memoir, Sam Sotha tells a moving personal story of love and a couple’s struggle for survival during the four years of their captivity by the Khmer Rouge. In the context of intense brutality and human tragedy, Sam Sotha’s In The Shade of A Quiet Killing Place gives an inspiringly beautiful portrait of love between husband and wife that refused to yield under such terror. Forced to leave their home and then from one prison camp to another, Sam and Sony endured and witnessed family separation, torture, starvation, mindless killings and acts more horrific than death. Yet, against it all their spiritual bond only grew stronger and became unbreakable. The strength of their love guided the couple through the darkest moments, when it seemed only a miracle could save them from certain death.

Genet  BY EDMUND WHITE ..

Genet BY EDMUND WHITE ..

  • 12 Apr 2022 : 16:04 pm

Genet BY EDMUND WHITE Bastard, thief, prostitute, jailbird, Jean Genet was one of French literature's sacred monsters. in works from 'Our Lady of the Flowers' to 'The Screens', he created a scandalous personal mythology while savaging the conventions of his society. His career was a series of calculated shocks marked by feuds, rootlessness, and the embrace of unpopular causes and outcast peoples. Now this most enigmatic of writers has found his ideal biographer in novelist Edmund White, whose eloquent and often poignant chronicle does justice to the unruly narrative of Genet's life even as it maps the various worlds in which he lived and the perverse landscape of his imagination....SHIPPING AVAILABLE..

Lunatic Soup by Andrew Fraser..

Lunatic Soup by Andrew Fraser..

  • 12 Apr 2022 : 15:57 pm

Lunatic Soup by Andrew Fraser.. Andrew Fraser’s bestselling and controversial true–crime memoirs are now being adapted into an exciting new television series titled Killing Time. After being convicted and disbarred, Fraser became the confidant of one of Australia’s most notorious serial killers, Peter Dupas. What he learned made him the Homicide Squad’s secret weapon. Angry at his treatment in jail and his excessive sentence, the long–time defence lawyer enjoyed the irony of his situation: the authorities who destroyed his career now needed his cooperation. There was never any doubt that Andrew would give evidence, even though he knew that the defence would try to destroy his credibility by bringing up the past he desperately wanted to forget. Fraser paints a vivid picture of the grim, terrifying, and futile reality of maximum security prison life and of his time spent with the murderers, psychopaths, and paedophiles. Lunatic Soup relates his harrowing experiences of the justice system as a prisoner and on the stand as a witness in a murder trial.

How to Help your Child become a Prodigy...

How to Help your Child become a Prodigy...

  • 10 Apr 2022 : 11:50 am

How to Help your Child become a Prodigy...How to Educate your Child in the new Millenium....2 books in one..380 pages on how to help your kids...... Includes; Instant Guides to types of Intelligence - Early signs of a clever Kid - The stages in your Baby's Development - Indications of a High IQ - Identifying the gifted School Child - Should I have my Child tested by an Educational Psychologist? - How to Nurture a Prodigy. 200 baht includes shipping anywhere in Thailand..

German books..

German books..

  • 10 Apr 2022 : 11:49 am

Das indische Tuch / Geheimagent Nr. 6 / Der Diamantenfluß (Deutsch) Taschenbuch – von Edgar Wallace Zum 75. Todestag von Edgar Wallace – seine besten Krimis in neuer Ausstattung Mr. Briggs hörte einen furchtbaren Schrei. Kurz danach sah er im Mondlicht einen Mann, der eilig näher kam. Aber der hatte offenbar nichts gehört. Dann fand Briggs im Gebüsch einen Toten. Höchste Zeit für Mr. Briggs, sich aus dem Staub zu machen! Sicher, er war unschuldig am Tod dieses Fremden - aber in seiner Tasche hatte er Falschgeld - bündelweise...!...we have many more Geerman books in Pattaya...

Novel without a Name by Duong Thu Huong.....

Novel without a Name by Duong Thu Huong.....

  • 10 Apr 2022 : 11:49 am

Twenty-eight-year-old Quan has been fighting for the Communist cause in North Vietnam for a decade. Filled with idealism and hope when he first left his village, he now spends his days and nights dodging stray bullets and bombs, foraging scraps of food to feed himself and his men. Quan seeks comfort in childhood memories as he tries to sort out his conflicting feelings of patriotism and disillusionment. Then, given the chance to return to his home, Quan undertakes a physical and mental journey that brings him face to face with figures from his past - his angry father, his childhood sweetheart, his boyhood friends now maimed or dead and ultimately to the shattering reality that his innocence has been irretrievably lost in the wake of the war. In a voice both lyrical and stark, Duong Thu Huong, one of Vietnam’s most beloved writers, powerfully conveys the conflict that spiritually destroyed her generation.