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A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite review Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Rvey’s And he had roped his two teenage sons who were as eager to please their father as they were terrified of him into a plot to get the money back But the bomb he planted in the casino that August wasn’t just an extortion scheme It was a brilliant feat of engineering an intricate and deadly puzzle that Birges hoped would prove once and for all just how badly the world had underestimated him In A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite Adam Higginbotham draws from interviews with federal agents and Birges’s co conspirators as well as never before released FBI records to tell the true story of the race to stop one of history’s most bizarre extortion plots By turns action packed and darkly hilarious A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite is an engrossing tale of genius at its most deranged Praise for A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite “A simple plan and a hell of a lot. Incredible true bombing story Two reliable sources of riveting nonfiction The Atavist and writer Adam Higginbotham deliver the goods with this tale of the Harvey casino hotel bombing in 1981 The popular blurb term unputdownable certainly applies this work