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VIDEO: BookTrib Interview with William C. Rempel, Author of ‘The Gambler’

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Award-winning journalist and author William C. Rempel talks with BookTrib about his book The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became The Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History, his research process, and his experience consulting for Season 3 of Netflix’s hit show Narcos. The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became The Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History is now available for purchase. Read below for a free preview. ABOUT THE AUTHOR William C. Rempel is a veteran investigative reporter and editor who specialized in foreign and national projects. During a thirty-six-year career at the Los Angeles Times, he produced groundbreaking reports on subjects ranging from oil tanker safety prior to the Exxon Valdez disaster to the menace of al-Qaeda prior to September 11,…

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A Drug Cartel-fueled Book List for All Narcos Lovers!

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If you haven’t watched Netflix’s Narcos yet, you need to rectify that situation immediately. It follows the story of history’s most infamous drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, whose Colombian cocaine empire made him one of the richest men in the world in the early 1990s. Season 1, which premiered in 2015, followed Escobar’s life from the late ’70s through the ’90s, in addition to the stories of DEA agents who pursued him. Season 2 picks up right where the first part of the story left off – with a daring and ultimately vulnerable prison escape.   While we’re waiting for the return of Wagner Moura’s chilling portrayal of Escobar on September 2, we put together a reading list to give you…

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