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Towers, Jonathan

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Most widely held works by Jonathan Towers
Barack Obama by Barack Obama( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 548 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 )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hauntings is an episode from the television series "The unexplained" for the History channel
Organized crime : a world history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 210 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 164 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
Allan Pinkerton the original private-eye( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and career of private investigator Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency
The great depression( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the stock market crash of 1929 to the recovery spurred by the coming of World War II
L.A.P.D( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 46 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 37 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 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prostitution sex and the law( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The oldest profession in the world" shows no signs of slowing down. But in the age of AIDS, the nature of the business has changed, and sex for pay is taking on many new, semi-legal guises. Takes an unflinching look at the state of prostitution in America today, from high-class call girls to the traditional streetwalker. See footage of actual busts, and discover how the emphasis has shifted to include the "John" as well as the prostitute. Prostitution experts reveal the little-known facts of the criminal sex-for-pay industry, including the "networks" that ensure there are always fresh prostitutes hitting the streets
Why O.J. Simpson won( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a definitive look at the O.J. Simpson trial to find out how Simpson walked away a free man
Attack at Waco( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 31 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
It's not my fault strange defenses( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 27 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
Hot pursuit( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-speed chases are one of the most controversial activities police undertake, jeopardizing the lives of the officer, suspect, and innocent bystanders. However, unlike their glamorous portrayals in Hollywood movies, an officer must follow a strict departmental policy that governs how many police vehicles can be involved, what techniques can be used, and if the pursuit should be terminated to insure public safety
Dahmer mystery of the serial killer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading FBI profiler Robert Ressler offers a detailed examination of the case of Jeffrey Dahmer who murdered sixteen young men
Private Eyes by Steven Dietz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the silver screen, they are sleepless, vigilant figures in the shadows, their intuition as uncanny as the mystery that hangs about them. They are private eyes, cowboys of the American legal system. Pulling in the big bucks, these independent sleuths crack major cases that may not otherwise be solved. Other detectives, such as Jim Closeky, head of New Jersey-based Centurion Ministries, provide non-profit investigative services
Alcatraz escaping America's toughest prisons( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They call in the Rock. An island in windswept San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz was once the ultimate prison for America's most notorious criminals. Discover how some of the most clever and resourceful inmates attempted to break out of Alcatraz and other maximum security lock ups around the country, as guards, long-term criminals and prison experts reveal the secrets of successful escapes
Bounty hunters( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private contractors, known as bounty hunters, have the ability to arrest fugitives. They are hired by bail bondsmen to search for, and apprehend, people who jump bail. We trail these powerful forces of American justice as they track down those who seek to escape the law
Fire in the hole mining disasters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 13 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
Riot the Chicago conspiracy trial( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence between antiwar demonstrators and police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago led to federal indictments of eight protest leaders for inciting a riot. Includes footage of the demonstrations showing confrontations with National Guardsmen and Chicago police, as well as descriptions and discussions of the subsequent trial. Features interviews with activists, police spokesmen, and attorneys who participated in the conspiracy trial of the defendants known as the Chicago Seven. The Chicago Seven included Bobby Seale, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden, Jerry Rubin, and David Dellinger
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Organized crime : a world history