author of "Bank Notes: The True Story of the Boonie Hat Bandit"
author of "Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII"
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Caroline Giammanco, author of "Bank Notes: The True Story of the Boonie Hat Bandit"
Caroline Giammanco grew up on a farm in the Ozarks of Missouri, outside the small town of Ava. After graduating from high school, she uprooted at the age of seventeen and moved to Tucson, Arizona where she attended the University of Arizona. Always interested in the world around her and how our system works, her Bachelor’s degree is in political science with an English minor. Caroline has taught public school for over twenty years in New Mexico, Arizona, and Missouri. She is currently an English teacher at a southern Missouri school. Caroline is the mother of two sons, Rick and Kevin, both military veterans.
The daughter of a deputy sheriff with a college degree isn’t the “typical” vision many people have of a woman in a prison relationship. The love and dedication Caroline and Keith have is real. In answer to the video’s question, Caroline loves Keith the same.
Bank Notes is Caroline’s first book.
Bank Robber Extraordinaire The True Story of the Boonie Hat Bandit St. Louis, Missouri is gripped by a rapid series of twelve bank robberies that leave local and federal authorities completely baffled. Dubbed the ‘Boonie Hat Bandit’ by the fascinated public, this infamous criminal methodically robs banks in broad daylight leaving no clues, causing everyone to wonder, Who is this man? Law enforcement is scrambling, and the robberies make national news.
In September 2008, the gentleman bandit is apprehended and the stunned world finds out his shocking identity: Donald Keith Giammanco, a quiet, middle-class, single father of twin daughters. The big mystery remains: How and why would he enter a life of crime? In spite of repeated requests to tell his story, Keith Giammanco refuses to give any insight into his motivations for years—not, that is, until now.
Written by the woman he falls in love with while in prison, Bank Notes delves into the thoughts and motivations of a notorious bank robber who is anything but the typical criminal, and the disastrous results of his robbery spree.
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Scott Miller, author of "Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII"
Scott Miller is a former correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. The author of Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, his first book, The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century, was a Newsweek “must read” summer selection. Mr. Miller spent nearly two decades in Asia and Europe, reporting from more than twenty-five countries. He lives in Seattle.
“Lively and engrossing.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Absorbing and bracing.” —The Seattle Times
This is the secret and suspenseful account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of Germans conspiring to assassinate Hitler and negotiate surrender to bring about the end of World War II before the Soviet’s advance.
Agent 110 is Allen Dulles, a newly minted spy from an eminent family. From his townhouse in Bern, and in clandestine meetings in restaurants, back roads, and lovers’ bedrooms, Dulles met with and facilitated the plots of Germans who were trying to destroy the country’s leadership. Their underground network exposed Dulles to the political maneuverings of the Soviets, who were already competing for domination of Germany, and all of Europe, in the post-war period.
Scott Miller’s fascinating Agent 110 explains how leaders of the German Underground wanted assurances from Germany’s enemies that they would treat the country humanely after the war. If President Roosevelt backed the resistance, they would overthrow Hitler and shorten the war. But Miller shows how Dulles’s negotiations fell short. Eventually he was placed in charge of the CIA in the 1950s, where he helped set the stage for US foreign policy. With his belief that the ends justified the means, Dulles had no qualms about consorting with Nazi leadership or working with resistance groups within other countries to topple governments.
Now Miller brings to life this exhilarating, and pivotal, period of world history—of desperate renegades in a dark and dangerous world where spies, idealists, and traitors match wits and blows to ensure their vision of a perfect future.