Monday, November 4, 2019

TO PLEA OR NOT TO PLEA: THE STORY OF RICK GATES AND THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION, Daphne Barak (Author)

Publisher: Center Street (October 29, 2019)

Daphne Barak reveals why Rick Gates pled guilty in the Mueller probe and the lasting repercussions of this ordeal. Rick Gates joined the Trump campaign with Paul Manafort, with whom he had worked for some time. In fact, Gates’ first career job was as an intern for Manafort’s firm. So when the Mueller investigation charged Paul Manafort, they also investigated Gates, and eventually Gates took a plea deal. In TO PLEA OR NOT TO PLEA, Daphne Barak tells the story of Gates’ very positive experience as deputy campaign manager for the Trump campaign and deputy Chairman of the Donald Trump inaugural Committee, followed by the ordeal that Gates has been put through by the Mueller investigation – and why he felt he had to plead guilty to protect himself and his family.

DAPHNE BARAK is an Israeli-American documentary filmmaker, author, journalist and celebrity-interviewer.

WEBSITE: http://daphnebarak.com/biography

She has conducted a wide range of sit-down interviews with heads of state, royals, Hollywood stars, musicians, athletes, artist, and newsmakers. Her television specials and print exclusives are distributed in all leading outlets and throughout many countries around the world. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

SPORTS BETTING FOR WINNERS: TIPS AND TALES FROM THE NEW WORLD OF SPORTS BETTING, by Rob Miech  (Author)

Publisher: Citadel (October 29, 2019)

The legalization of sports wagering has increased the pot exponentially. But navigating the new systems can be tricky. If you’re a newcomer ready to bet on sports as an occasional pastime, veteran sports writer and Las Vegas insider Rob Miech delivers a vital primer on terminology, options, and procedures. If you’re already taking advantage of the sports betting world as a money-spinning career, he shares the latest approaches and all-new game-changing techniques by tapping the skills, secrets of success, and cautionary counsel of players on both sides of the counter. With behind-the-scenes stories and no-holds-barred interviews with the legendary masters of betting, Sports Betting for Winners shows how, with the right information and a sprinkling of luck, you can capitalize on the numbers behind the numbers and take the bettor’s game to the next level.

ROB MIECH (pronounced “Mish”) has been a sportswriter for more than thirty years, having mostly written for the Pasadena Star-News, CBS SportsLine, and Las Vegas Sun. His work has also appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Basketball Times, among other publications. The Best American Sports Writing (2014 edition) highlighted his profile of former UCLA basketball player J.R. Henderson’s longtime immersion into the culture of Japan and its pro hoops league. Miech is the author of The Last Natural—a behind-the-scenes account of the 2010 junior-college baseball season that launched Bryce Harper to fame and fortune—which the magazine Spitball short-listed as a top baseball book of 2012. He also authored Eleventh Heaven—the story of UCLA’s national hoops-title season of 1994-95, twenty years after the Bruins’ glory run—and Of Cowards and True Men, the adventurous and dramatic life of controversial boxing trainer Kenny Adams. A longtime resident of Las Vegas, Miech is intimate with the sports-betting arena, its characters and colors, its lexicon and nuances, and the various ways in which punters capitalize on their action. Visit him at on Twitter @robmiech or on Facebook