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Time his friends and law enforcement colleagues worried that they hadn't heard from him launched a major police and FBI investigation It too would take many twists and turns before it was done and some of them would be very strange indeed Filled with immediacy drama and extraordinary characters told not only from Alpert's memory and notes but from police reports interviews with NYPD detectives FBI agents and witnesses videotaped confessions and court records The Birthday Party reads like a thriller but every word is true. The day before the author s 38th birthday he was kidnapped by a gang in mid town Manhattan This is an iteresting story of his account

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Captors alternately held guns to his head threatened his family engaged him in discussions of gangsta philosophy sought his legal advice and once they learned it was his birthday offered him sexual favors from their prostitute girlfriends as a birthday present All the while Alpert still blindfolded talked with them played on their attitudes and fears tried to figure out where their mood swings would take them next and memorized every detail he could in the event that he ever managed to get out of there alive In the mean. I liked it enough to finish but it didn t keep me up turning the pages either I know he is a smart guy but he likes himself too much and that comes across in my mind arrogantly Wonder where the guys who kidnapped him are today as their sentences should be finished Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide up turning the pages either I know he is a smart guy but he likes himself too much and that comes across in my mind arrogantly Wonder where the guys who kidnapped him are today as their sentences should be finished

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On January 21 1998 the night before his thirty eighth birthday federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was kidnapped off the streets of Manhattan This is the story of what happened next Alpert was taken by a carful of gun toting thugs looking to use his ATM card but when they learned his bank balance the plan changed They took him blindfolded with his own scarf to a Brooklyn apartment with the idea of going to a bank the next day and withdrawing most of his money But the later it got the the plan changed again and again as his. The story of Stanley N Alpert s kidnapping ordeal would have been interesting had it been told by a third party In Stanley s version he comes across as superior and smug a generally unlikeable guy I found myself irritated with him than sympathetic to his situation The Birthday Party is also not very well written Stanley would have done well to employ the services of a better editor Double Jeopardy use his ATM card but when they learned his bank balance the plan changed They took him blindfolded with his own scarf to a Brooklyn apartment with the idea of going to a bank the next day and withdrawing most of his money But the later it got the the plan changed again and again as his. The story of Stanley N Alpert s kidnapping ordeal would have been interesting had it been told by a third party In Stanley s version he comes across as superior and smug a generally Einsteins Generation unlikeable guy I found myself irritated with him than sympathetic to his situation The Birthday Party is also not very well written Stanley would have done well to employ the services of a better editor

  • Hardcover
  • 306
  • The Birthday Party A Memoir of Survival
  • Stanley N. Alpert
  • English
  • 15 May 2019
  • 9780399154027

About the Author: Stanley N. Alpert

Stanley N Alpert served for thirteen years with the US Department of Justice as an Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York where he was Chief of Environmental Litigation There Alpert investigated prosecuted and supervised many complex civil and criminal cases some resulting in multi million dollar awards He now runs The Alpert Firm in New York City where he lives



10 thoughts on “The Birthday Party A Memoir of Survival

  1. says:

    In The Birthday Party former federal prosecutor Stanley N Alpert recounts his random kidnapping in 1998 in which he was held for 24 hours and then released; his abductors wanted only to withdraw money from his bank account They targeted him because of his expensive looking trench coat He was treated well as far a

  2. says:

    The story of Stanley N Alpert's kidnapping ordeal would have been interesting had it been told by a third party In Stanley's version he comes across as superior and smug a generally unlikeable guy I found myself irritated with him than sympathetic to his situation The Birthday Party is also not very well written Stanley would have done well

  3. says:

    Mmmmm what to say The first part Mouse is the account of the abduction of Stanley Alpert Assistant United States Attorney by some Manhattan street toughs who want to use his bank cards to get some easy cash Reali

  4. says:

    This book chronicles the random abduction of the author then a federal prosecutor his nearly 24 hours with the men who abducted him and tried to steal his money and the subseuent investigation and arrests of those men The book is riveting particularly in the first half when Alpert is with his captors and seemi

  5. says:

    An Assistant US Attorney is kidnapped at gunpoint from the streets of Manhattan on his birthday The kidnappers aren't sure what to do with him and how to drain his bank accounts without getting caught so they hold him blindfolded for 26 hours in a dingy apartment with guns drugs and prostitutes until finally deciding to let him go The book

  6. says:

    I liked it enough to finish but it didn't keep me up turning the pages either I know he is a smart guy but he likes himself too much and that

  7. says:

    The day before the author's 38th birthday he was kidnapped by a gang in mid town Manhattan This is an iteresting story of his account

  8. says:

    Mr Alpert has a great story to tell he was kidnapped by a group of Brooklyn thugs and does a decent job telling it but he spends a fair amount of time patting himself on the back and I think that such praise would come across better from an third party

  9. says:

    The reason I gave this book 3 stars and not four was because I think he gave too many details of peoples lives that were irrelevant and made the story drag on

  10. says:

    This is a kind of book I'd normally never pick up a first person account by a New York federal prosecutor who was kidnapped by some low level Brooklyn pimps and thugs who wanted to use his ATM and credit cards He survived and this is the story of his kidnapping and then the police investigation As I said it's not something I would normally pick up but my husband had met the author on a tour of Jewish environmental activists to Israel severa

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