Evan Wright

1 Generation Kill

Author : Evan Wright
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Politics & Current Events  Public Administration  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2004-06-17
Description :  <b>Based on Evan Wright's National Magazine Award-winning story in <i>Rolling Stone</i>, this is the raw, firsthand account&#xa0;of the 2003 Iraq invasion that inspired the HBO® original mini-series.<br /><br /></b>Within hours of 9/11, America’s war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new pop-culture breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears—soldiers raised on hip hop, video games and <i>The Real World</i>. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional and moral horrors ahead, the “First Suicide Battalion” would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq, and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer.<br /><br />Hailed as “one of the best books to come out of the Iraq war”(<i>Financial Times</i>),&#xa0;<i>Generation Kill</i> is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality and camaraderie of a new American War.

2 American Desperado

Author : Jon Roberts & Evan Wright
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  True Crime 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-11-01
Description :  <b>The true story of super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the documentary <i>Cocaine Cowboys.&#xa0; </i></b><br />&#xa0;<br /><i>American Desperado </i>is Roberts’ no-holds-barred account of being born into Mafia royalty, witnessing his first murder at the age of seven, becoming a hunter-assassin in Vietnam, returning to New York to become--at age 22--one of the city’s leading nightclub impresarios, then journeying to Miami where in a few short years he would rise to become the Medellin Cartel’s most effective smuggler.<br />&#xa0;<br />But that’s just <i>half </i>the tale.&#xa0; <br />&#xa0;<br />The roster of Roberts’ friends and acquaintances reads like a Who’s Who of the latter half of the 20th century and includes everyone from Jimi Hendrix, Richard Pryor, and O.J. Simpson to Carlo Gambino, Meyer Lansky, and Manuel Noriega.<br />&#xa0;<br />Nothing if not colorful, Roberts surrounded himself with beautiful women, drove his souped-up street car at a top speed of 180 miles per hour, shared his bed with a 200-pound cougar, and employed a 6”6” professional wrestler called “The Thing” as his bodyguard.&#xa0; Ultimately, Roberts became so powerful that he attracted the attention of the Republican Party’s leadership, was wooed by them, and even was co-opted by the CIA for which he carried out its secret agenda.<br />&#xa0;<br />Scrupulously documented and relentlessly propulsive, this collaboration between a bloodhound journalist and one of the most audacious criminals ever is like no other crime book you’ve ever read.

3 Hella Nation

Author : Evan Wright
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2009-04-02
Description :  <b>Read Evan Wright's posts on the Penguin Blog. </b><br /><br /><b> The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Generation Kill</i> immerses himself in even more cultures on the edge. </b> <br /><br /> Evan Wright's affinity for outsiders has inspired this deeply personal journey through what he calls "the lost tribes of America." A collection of previously published pieces, <i>Hella Nation</i> delivers provocative accounts of sex workers in Porn Valley, a Hollywood über-agent-turned-war documentarian and hero of America's far right, runaway teens earning corporate dollars as skateboard pitchmen, radical anarchists plotting the overthrow of corporate America, and young American troops on the hunt for terrorists in the combat zones of the Middle East

4 Hero Living

Author : Rudy Reyes & Evan Wright
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2009-10-06
Description :  <b>The star of HBO's <i>Generation Kill</i> and the real-life warrior from the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller presents his empowering philosophy. </b> <br /><br /> In his publishing debut, Rudy Reyes introduces his warrior philosophy of "Hero Living": part Homer, part Joseph Campbell, part Bruce Lee, and part Spider-Man. He outlines the various stages in the journey to bring forth the hero within: recognizing the hero's call, following the hero's path, and returning from the battlefield with the hero's hard- earned wisdom. <br /><br /> Taking readers step-by-step through his program, Reyes draws from his own heroic story of how he triumphed over his harrowing childhood experiences of poverty and abandonment. Rather than giving up hope, he heeded the hero's call to live up to his full potential-first as a martial-arts champion, then as an elite warrior in the mountains of Afghanistan and sands of Iraq, and finally in his post-Marines life as a personal trainer, actor, and motivational speaker.

5 American Desperado

Author : Jon Roberts & Evan Wright
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-02-04
Description :  Jon Roberts naît en 1948 au coeur du Bronx, dans une famille de la mafia new-yorkaise, les Gambino. À 7 ans, il assiste à un assassinat commis par son père. Ce jour-là, il décide de suivre la même voie, celle du crime organisé. Après un passage au Vietnam, il connaît une ascension fulgurante au sein de la mafia : racket, trafic de cocaïne pour le compte du cartel de Medellín, meurtres… C’est une effrayante épopée de réussite criminelle qu’il bâtit dans les années 1970 et 1980. Roberts est enfin arrêté en Colombie mais réussit à s’évader. Rattrapé par la police américaine, il accepte de coopérer avec la justice. Evan Wright est un journaliste et écrivain américain reconnu.<br /><br /><i>American desperad</i>o est le fruit de leurs échanges.<br /><br />Une lecture hallucinante.

6 Il re

Author : Evan Wright & Jon Roberts
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2012-04-24
Description :  La sua è una famiglia che sta alla mafia come i padri pellegrini della Mayflower stanno all'America. Suo padre, un malavitoso dal cognome celebre, Riccobono, uno che spara a un uomo e lo ammazza perché aveva parcheggiato in modo da ostruirgli il passaggio. "Hai visto qualcosa tu?" "No papà" risponde il piccolo Jon. La strada per diventare un "eroe nero" appare segnata. E Jon ne compie tutte le tappe. Ragazzo ribelle. Giovane violento. Piccolo, tenace, aggressivo, Jon non molla mai; se lo picchiano, si rialza, torna indietro, picchia di nuovo. Se non ce la fa con le mani, usa una mazza da baseball, e magari una pistola. Esattore degli strozzini. Gestore di club e ristoranti della criminalità organizzata. Tossico. Spacciatore. Quando si tratta di scegliere tra il carcere e una divisa, anche soldato in Vietnam, dove impara a uccidere per conto dello Stato. Mafioso e complice di mafiosi. I traffici più o meno d'intesa con la CIA in funzione anticomunista. I cartelli colombiani e messicani della droga. Fino a conquistare il mercato criminale di Miami. Nella sua agenda figurano nomi come Jimi Hendrix, Richard Pryor, O.J. Simpson, Carlo Gambino, John Gotti, Manuel Noriega. Poi l'arresto, la condanna e una sorta di redenzione. Ma il dubbio che avesse ragione suo padre - poi rimpatriato in Sicilia negli anni Cinquanta, in base alle leggi americane - quando diceva "il male è più forte del bene" alla fine rimane. E forse si rafforza. Una lettura mozzafiato, la storia che ha ispirato il leggendario Scarface.

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