By James St. James
While was once the final time you learn a narrative approximately homicide and degradation that made you giggle out loud? whilst used to be the final time you learn whatever that you simply needed to percentage with someone and shortly had you analyzing passages aloud? while used to be the final time you learn whatever that used to be so startling that it made you're thinking that, "My God, not just am I no longer in Kansas anymore, I'm now not even definite what planet I'm on!"
good, welcome to the realm of "Disco Bloodbath," and the loopy, maddening, terrifying, strange, and absolutely captivating those who inhabit it, doing all kinds of unspeakable issues to one another -- and to themselves -- all which will hold ennui at bay only for yet one more day.
"Disco Bloodbath" is a stunning, dizzying, amazingly brilliant, and startlingly clean examine a lifestyle that for numerous years pranced its hedonistic means around the dance flooring of latest York City's trendiest golf equipment. it's also probably the funniest ebook a few homicide you'll ever learn. Like its writer, who skilled all of it and has lived to inform the story, it's a real unique.
whilst self-proclaimed king of membership little ones and celebration promoter extraordinaire Michael Alig was once convicted in November 1996 of killing a drug broker often called Angel, a focus used to be proficient on an international few humans even knew existed. writer James St. James knew that international, after all; in reality, he used to be one in every of its creators. He additionally knew the principles, knew them inside of out, simply because he helped write them. And whereas it was once a existence and a life-style during which absolutely anything used to be appropriate as long as it wasn't dull, homicide used to be thought of a no-no. So while Alig confessed his half within the crime to St. James, our writer knew that there might be no going again -- andthat this time the get together relatively was once over.
Now, during this unflinching tell-all publication, James St. James leads the reader into the unusual, nearly surreal universe of abandon and gender-bending amorality, decadence, and medicine that he knew so good. And in a writing kind as addictive as any drug, he information the increase and fall of Michael Alig, a child from South Bend, Indiana, who burst at the downtown scene within the Eighties and speedy rose to the head because the mastermind of events so outrageous that they grew to become the stuff of legend.
Like its writer and the folk it depicts, this divulge is outrageous and interesting, very like seeing an coincidence at the aspect of the line that you're feeling pressured to stare at. Hysterically humorous, heartbreakingly tragic, and wickedly decadent, "Disco Bloodbath" is either St. James's try out at closure and a beautiful literary success.
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16 The fact that the two Stevens board members who resigned were replaced with an attorney and a college professor convinced the union that the company was unable to obtain persons of prominence in the financial community. At the end of 1978, the target on the Stevens Board became E. Virgil Conway, Chairman and President of the Seamen's Bank for Savings in New York. Page 21 Unions were encouraged to threaten withdrawal of their funds from the bank, and lobbying began for a change in New York State law which would have challenged the autonomy of the chief executives of banks like the Seamen's.
Bribery at McDonnell Douglas 161 15. Bribery at Exxon 168 16. General ElectricThe Heavy Electrical Equipment Price-Fixing Conspiracies 182 17. Antitrust at IBM 197 18. Air New ZealandThe Erebus Disaster 213 19. Summary of the Case Studies 227 20. Informal Publicity 246 21. Formal Publicity 285 Appendix A 315 Appendix B 316 Notes 317 Index 380 Page vii Preface This book was animated by the uncertainty which surrounds the use of publicity as a means of controlling corporate crime. " On the other, the view is prevalent that what happens within companies is so shrouded in fog that the glare of public scrutiny quickly is reduced to a flicker.
P. Stevens, they did what they thought they had to do. Newsweek and other publications mentioned that the bank was facing a $1 billion pullout of union funds. That is raw economic power. It is confronting power with power and that is what unions have to do with these big financial institutions. P. " They recognized that their image, reputation, and creditability were being seriously jeopardized in large segments of the population that were important to their overall growth and prosperity. P. Stevens when they could get rid of the Stevens' directors .