Nick Peterson

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The Fearsome Nazi Tower That Held Off the Allies in Berlin

The Zoo Tower became a thorn in British and Soviet sides alike.<p>As World War II approached its end during 1945, the Soviet Army began its advance on Berlin. The Nazis, with their depleted ranks, dwindling supplies, and shattered morale following the suicide of their leader, were not in great shape. …

The Origins of Nazi Blitzkrieg - The Strategy Behind the Attack Tactics

But by January 1944, more than 1.5 million German soldiers had died on the Eastern Front alone

John Gotti's final years revealed in new documentary

Richard Stratton will never forget the time he was locked up behind bars with mob boss John Gotti.<p>The writer and filmmaker was convicted in 1982 under the kingpin statue of conspiracy to import marijuana and hashish and sentenced to 25 years in prison.<p>He is currently the executive producer and …

Crime

Pictures of Hell

<i>The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich</i>, edited by Robert Gellately (Oxford, 400 pp., $39.95)<p>A fantasy possessed Adolf Hitler that “race is …

51 DIY Pergola Plans & Ideas That You Can Build in Your Garden

Pergolas are a great solution for areas in your garden that need shade. They are also great for dividing up an outdoor space. So if you are in need …

Forensic analysis of Hitler’s teeth debunks long-held conspiracy theories about his death

No more secret submarines and moon bases. A new study puts to rest decades-old conspiracy theories and confirms how Adolf Hitler died.<br>Read More

French Researchers: Hitler Really Did Die In The Bunker In 1945

A new forensic study of remains jealously guarded by Russian intelligence for seven decades has determined with certainty what historians have always assumed — with World War II irredeemably lost by Germany, Adolf Hitler did in fact kill himself at his Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945.<p>However, the …

UFOs

Hitler’s Teeth Confirm He Died in 1945

On April 30, 1945, as Allied forces converged on the capital of Nazi Germany, Hitler killed himself inside his Führerbunker. Days later, his remains …

Best States to Retire 2018: All 50 States Ranked for Retirement

In contemplating retirement, the big question tends to be when to retire? Or, perhaps, how much money do you need to retire? But <i>where to retire</i> can …

Retirement

The Shocking Reason Nazi Germany Crushed France During World War II

A history lesson. In May 1940, the German Wehrmacht launched a lightning attack into France and within weeks destroyed the combined French and …

After the Fall: Photos of Hitler's Bunker and the Ruins of Berlin

Not published in LIFE. Oberwallstrasse, in central Berlin, saw some of the most vicious fighting between German and Sov<p>... VIEW MORE<p>William …

10 Cheap Stocks to Buy With Only $10

It’s easy to find cheap stocks. At the moment, nearly 1,700 publicly traded stocks are priced at less than $10 per share, according to FinViz …

20 Free DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

​Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a …

An Obscure Magazine From 1934 Predicted the Nazi Genocide

In March 1934, a collection of North American thinkers from the religious (Rabbi Stephen Wise, Unitarian Rev. John Haynes Holmes) to the journalistic …

Foreign Policy

Update Your Patio with this DIY Pipe Chair

Industrial style has been incorporated into almost every room of the house, such as with DIY pipe curtain rods and steel kitchen stools. All that's …

Woodworking

6 Simple Projects You Can Make From Scrap Wood

They’re easy, they’re strong, they’re reliable—and they’re yours.<p>When I was a kid, carpenters built, didn’t buy, their toolboxes and a lot of their day-to-day work aids. I admit, it’s hard to beat the store-bought tool bags and parts organizers in wide use today. Wear-resistant fabrics, plastics, …

Here's how much US troops were paid in every American war

Think it's hard making it month to month in the barracks on just an E-1 pay? Well, the recruits who won America's earlier wars had to make ends meet with much, much less to draw on.<p>See how much troops made in each conflict, both in their own currency and adjusted for inflation:<p>Author's note: The …

Meet Jimmy Burke — The Gent Behind Goodfellas And The Lufthansa Heist

Jimmy Burke had a reputation for being a gentleman, but that didn't stop him from being one of the most dangerous masterminds the mafia had ever …

How to Make Pastrami from Scratch

Pastrami on club with spicy mustard may be the ultimate comfort food. It seems indulgent and simply delicious — but most of us probably have no clue …

The Long Rise and Fast Fall of New York’s Black Mafia

‘You can’t become known as a gangster. Once you’re known you’re finished. The old-timers understood that.’<p>In 1974, it looked like the <i>Godfather</i> model …

A Guide to New Jersey's Most Colorful Real-Life Mobsters

OK, so some of them may have been caught on tape comparing themselves to 'The Sopranos'.<p>Major federal busts of the Bonanno and Gambino families earlier this month and the DeCavalcante family in 2015 suggest there’s there’s still a fair amount of Mafia activity in New York and New Jersey. But it's …

The Real Amityville Horror Is Even Scarier Than The Movie

In November of 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. slayed his entire family and inspire one of the greatest horror stories of all time, the Amityville murders.<p>The …

Horror

10 Most Dangerous And Notorious Female Gangsters Of The World

<b>1. Melissa ‘La China’ Calderon</b><p>Mexico’s most powerful female Cartel boss Melissa ‘La China’ Calderon was known for kidnapping her victims and dumping …

Meet The Real-Life Goodfellas Whose True Stories Were Too Brutal For The Classic Movie

These are the stories behind the real men and women whose lives were depicted in the movie Goodfellas.<p>One of the aspects of Martin Scorsese’s</i> …

Biography of Pablo Escobar

Colombia's Drug Kingpin<p>Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a Colombian drug lord and leader of one of the most powerful criminal organizations ever …

South America

Great Mafia Books for the Beach

As a true-crime fanatic, I’ve read a ton of books on La Cosa Nostra, the Mafia, the Syndicate or whatever you want to call it. Mobster books make for …

Crime

Jimmy Hoffa investigation: Frank Sheeran and blood evidence found in the case

It all started, and ended, on this day 42 years ago.<p>It was a hot July afternoon, nearly 92 degrees, when Teamsters president and labor icon Jimmy Hoffa is said to have opened the rear door of a 1975 maroon Mercury in the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and …

Forget Warren Buffett — This Millennial Could Be the Next Great Investor

Alexis Assadi “semi-retired” at the ripe age of 28. But he’s no billionaire entrepreneur, nor the son of one. He’s an investor who purchased his …

Investing

Dillinger Day remembers the date a Chicago alley became famous

The building that used to stand at 2420 N. Halsted St. is now the site of a pleasant if tiny triangular park named for Julia Porter, who very few, if any, people remember. But on July 4, 1934, an apartment building stood on the site and into one of its apartments moved a bank robber named John …

Archives

Bootleggers, blackmailers and the rest of the merry Mob

John J. Binder knows where the bodies are buried in his lurid history of Chicago’s Prohibition gangsters<p>In 1981, an FBI team visited Donald Trump to discuss his plans for a casino in Atlantic City. Trump admitted to having ‘read in the press’ and ‘heard from acquaintances’ that the Mob ran Atlantic …

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