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Going Inside “Button Man:” One Man Takes On Murder Inc.

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Historical thriller author Andrew Gross takes us on a harrowing journey to a part of our past rarely explored in great detail, the Jewish mob’s rise to power in 1930s New York. Although the Italian mob is usually the image we conjure when we think of the racketeering and murder that drenched this time period, the Jewish mob actually played a huge role in taking over the garment industry and enforcing staggering control over the workers, business owners and law enforcement. The courage of the few standing up to unparalleled power and manipulation presented in Button Man (Minotaur) reads as sensational, but the story is actually based on truth from one remarkable man. As Gross describes in a recent BookTrib interview,…

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How To Judge A Book By Its Cover: 18 Famous Books

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Have you ever stopped to think about how your favorite books’ covers were conceptualized? The Grapes of Wrath cover artist, Elmer Hader, made a living illustrating children’s books with his wife, and that’s how John Steinbeck discovered his work. The stories behind some of the most iconic book covers are truly fascinating, and this infographic from Invaluable highlights some of the most recognized throughout history. Check out how each designer brought their visions to life!   Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways!

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Jon Land’s 10 Best Bone Chilling Book-to-Film Thrillers

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With the release of Stephen King’s It looming in the air and bringing us fright before the Halloween season, it is only customary to revisit some of the best book-to-film adaptations of all time. From those that stunned us to those that gripped our hearts, we revisit these novels from many bestselling authors and the movies that lived up to their name.   The Godfather, Mario Puzo According to legend, producer Robert Evans bought the rights to the book before Mario Puzo had even finished it, and proceeded to shepherd a faithful adaptation that many consider to be the best film ever made. Francis Ford Coppola received the lion’s share of the credit for that, but everything he put on the screen is…

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