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Towers, Jonathan

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Most widely held works by Jonathan Towers
Barack Obama by Coleen Degnan-Veness( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Obama from his early childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, through his teenage struggles for self-identity, his student days at Columbia University and Harvard Law School, and his political career in Chicago. Go behind the scenes of Obama's extraordinarily successful presidential campaign and his journey to the 2008 Democratic Convention, and finally his election as president
Hauntings by Stacy Twilley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hauntings is an episode from the television series "The unexplained."
The great depression by Hans F Sennholz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 7-part series on the Great Depression uses newsreels, archival photographs and footage, Hollywood films, and eyewitness accounts to re-create the time, from the end of the Roaring Twenties to the outbreak of the second World War, when economic forces, political change, and social turmoil transformed the nation
Organized crime : a world history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels the globe to get an insider's view of some of the most active, dangerous and diabolical criminal syndicates in existence. Each program focuses on a different region, examining the conditions that helped create these groups, talking to law enforcement specialists about how they are being fought, and relating true stories of famous cases. Sicily: long the gold standard for organized crime, the Sicilian Mafia has suffered setbacks in recent years. Russia: the breakup of the Soviet Union paved the way for a new breed of ruthless criminals. Colombia: the infamous Cartels long dominated crime in this nation, but even their dissolution could not stop the flow of drugs and money. China: see how the "Snake Heads" specialize in human traffic, smuggling people out of China. India: see how India's most famous criminal group was inspired by spirituality, and examine the dark underbelly of "Bollywood."
Triple cross : Bin Laden's spy in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that plays like a thriller as it takes you through twists and turns about Ali A. Mohamed-a radical ex-Egyptian Army sergeant who convinced the CIA to hire him, was an FBI informant, and a mole for Al-Qaida
Jeffrey Dahmer : the monster within( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was the most disturbing aspect of Jeffrey Dahmer's personality? Was it his fascination with death? his cannibalism? His necrophilia? Or was it his guise of normality? Explore the twisted conscience of one of history's most psychotic killers
Deadly force( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a suspect or civilian dies at the hands of a police officer, FBI agent, or other government official, Americans lose faith in the law enforcement system. DEADLY FORCE looks at why these incidents are becoming more common by exploring the facts behind three recent, lethal encounters"--Slipcase
Allan Pinkerton : the original private-eye( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and career of private investigator Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency
Attack at Waco( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A painstaking examination of the assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. The federal authorities' case is taken apart, with the timing, techniques and tactics that led to the gruesome outcome being thoroughly analyzed
Prostitution : sex and the law( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why does the world's oldest profession continue to confound the best efforts of law enforcement? ... From high-profile call girl services like New York's 'Mayflower Madam' ... to low-level street hookers, this program examines how the sellers of sex operate in spite of the law"--Slipcase
L.A.P.D.( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... LAPD goes behind the scenes to get an insider's view of the controversy that now surrounds the force's every move."--Container
Icons of fashion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents four episodes of the television series "Biography."
Secrets of the Koran( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power of prayer by Phil Miglioratti( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman with chronic lymphedema is inexplicably cured after visiting the shrine of Sister Faustina in Krakow, Poland. After an extensive process of verification and documentation, her recovery was deemed a miracle by the Vatican in 1993. Diagnosed with breast cancer, a woman is given only a few months to live after doctors are forced to discontinue chemotherapy. Following a prayer ceremony and a laying of hands at her Baptist church, she makes an astounding recovery and remains free of cancer more than six years later. These are the stories of people who attribute their miraculous recoveries from illness to prayer. Examine the scientific research that attempts to link prayer to medical recovery. Listen to national experts as they debate the findings and offer interpretations
Tornado alley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents some of the most destructive and terrifying tornadoes in American history, and pays particular attention to the massive Tri-State Tornado of 1925. It combines archival footage with eyewitness accounts, and illustrates the devastating effects of tornadoes, and how improvements in warning systems have reduced the number of casualties from recent tornadoes
Why O.J. Simpson won( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a definitive look at the O.J. Simpson trial to find out how Simpson walked away a free man
It's not my fault : strange defenses( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the attorney's job to create a defense strategy for their client. It is the judge's place to decide whether or not it is a worthy argument. Over the years, some truly unusual defenses have been put forth by innovative lawyers. Some have carried the day
Fire in the hole : mining disasters( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes several significant mining disasters which eventually led to mining reforms: December 6, 1907, Monongah, West Virginia (at least 362 dead; 1907 was the most deadly year in mining with over 3,000 deaths; as a result, the United States Bureau of Mines was created to investigate accidents, but it had no power of enforcement) -- December 21, 1951, Orient No. 2 Mine, West Frankfort, Illinois (underground explosion from accumulated methane gas and volatile coal dust was ignited by a spark; 119 dead; resulted in the Federal Coal Mine Safety Act of July 1952 which better regulated how companies ran mines but not how miners were treated) -- A series of mine explosions in 1968 killed 78n miners and the public became more aware due to TV coverage; resulted in 1969 law for Mine Health and Safety Standards) -- September 16, 1986, Kinross Gold Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa (spark of a torch ignited polyurethane cladding; fire burned for hours, producing toxic smoke; 177 died; 2,200 evacuated safely; mining protests in apartheid South Africa erupted after it was revealed that polyurethane sealant had been banned in U.S. mines and elsewhere six years earlier; in 1996 significant mining regulations were passed in South Africa, including the right of inspectors to shout down unsafe mines) --Concludes that mining remains the most dangerous occupation in the U.S. and in many other countries
The Long Island Railroad massacre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the case of Colin Ferguson, who shot innocent passengers aboard a Long Island Railroad commuter train on a December day in 1993. Features interviews with legal experts, eyewitnesses, and trial jurors. Follows the bizarre trial, where he attempted to represent himself
The fight for Fallujah( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fight for Fallujah chronicles the intense 2004 insurgent attacks and military operations which signaled a new era of military engagement in Iraq. Just as Somalia defined a generation of Army Rangers, the intense, bloody battles of Fallujah created a special breed of 21st-century Marine. Get an inside look at the height of the conflict, when insurgents assailed four private contractors, and then examine the subsequent U.S. and British operations that sought to regain control of the city . The program features exclusive, in-depth interviews with the soldiers who took part in the missions and profiles their stories of courage and valor
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Organized crime : a world history