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Ben Mezrich - Bitcoin ​Billionaires
The ​fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off. Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money after their fight with Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into an eccentric character who tells them about a brand-new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realize “crypto” is, in their own words, "either the next big thing or total bulls--t." There’s nothing left to do but make a bet. From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here’s the story of how they got there—as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.

Ben Mezrich - The ​Accidental Billionaires
Eduardo ​Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg - an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius - were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard. Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the university's entire computer system by creating a rateable database of female students. Narrowly escaping expulsion, the two misfits refocused the site into something less controversial - 'The Facebook' - and watched as it spread like a wildfire across campuses around the country, along with their popularity. Yet amidst the dizzying levels of cash and glamour, as silicon valley, venture capitalists and reams of girls beckoned, the first cracks in their friendship started to appear, and what began as a simple argument spiralled into an out-and-out war. The great irony is that Facebook succeeded by bringing people together - but its very success tore two best friends apart.

Ben Mezrich - Bringing ​Down the House
Real ​life all too rarely offers stories that are quite as satisfying as fiction. Bringing Down the House is one of the exceptions: a real-life action thriller oozing with money, sex and some extremely dodgy dealing... Cheating in casinos is illegal; card-counting - making a record of what cards have so far been dealt to enable the player to make some prediction of what cards remain in the deck - is not. But casinos understandably dislike the practice and make every effort to keep card-counters out of their premises. Bringing Down the House tells the true story of the most successful financial scam ever, in which teams of brilliant young mathematicians and physicists won millions of dollars from the casinos and blackjack tables of Las Vegas, in the process getting drawn into the high life of drugs, sex and spending big. Bringing Down the House is as readable and as fascinating as Liar's Poker or Barbarians At the Gate, an insight into a closed, excessive and utterly corrupt world of gambling in Las Vegas.

Ben Mezrich - The ​37th Parallel
A ​true story of a computer programmer who tracks paranormal events in remote areas of the western United States and is drawn deeper and deeper into a mysterious conspiracy.

Ben Mezrich - Véletlenül ​milliárdos
Mark ​Zuckerberg kis kollégiumi kísérletéből az Internet egyik legnagyobb befolyású vállalkozása lett; és bár nem tudni, hogy tulajdonképpen mennyit is ér ma Mark Zuckerberg, az kétségtelen, hogy ő a földgolyó egyik leggazdagabb huszönöt éves fiatalembere - és sokan úgy emlegetik, mint minden idők legfiatalabb self-made milliárdosát. A könyv a Facebook közösségi oldal születésének igaz, és krimiszerűen pörgő története. Betekintést nyújt a Szilicium-völgy számítgépguruinak mindennapi életébe. Élethűen, és egy bennfenntes hiteles előadásában kalauzol a Harvard folyosóin, kollégiumi szobáiban és előadótermeiben. A Véletlenül milliárdos tucatnyi interjú, több száz forrásmunka és ezernél is több oldalnyi dokumentum - többek között bírósági jegyzőkönyvek - alapján megírt, drámai sodrású történet.

Ben Mezrich - 21 ​- Las Vegas ostroma
Las ​Vegas a korlátlan lehetőségek hazája. A csalóka fény városában minden megszerezhető, csak szerencse kell hozzá. Vagy különleges tudás. Az ifjú Kevin Lewis zseniális matekos - egyetemi professzora fel is figyel különleges képességeire, és meghívja, vegyen részt különóráin, melyek már nem a tanteremben, hanem a zöld posztó mellett folynak. A tanár legjobb és legvagányabb tanítványai segítségével kidolgozza a módszert, amely teljesen legális, mégis biztos pénzt hoz. Csak koncentrálni kell, hibátlanul számolni fejben, és készen állni a megfelelő pillanatra. De ahogy emelkednek a tétek, változnak a szabályok is. És ha megváltoznak a szabályok, már a játék sem lehet ugyanaz: a kaszinók biztonsági emberei felfigyelnek a verhetetlen csapatra, és hamarosan a nyomukba erednek. Ők viszont már túl közel kerültek a nagy nyereményekhez - nem hajlandók könnyen bedobni a lapokat...

Ben Mezrich - Akte ​X - Skin
Medizinisch ​gesehen, ist es reine Routine, daß die Haut von Toten zur vorläufigen Behandlung von Brandopfern benutzt wird. Daß sich Studenten damit ein paar Dollar nebenbei verdienen, ist weniger üblich. Als bei einer dieser illegalen Aktionen versehentlich die Haut eines falschen Spenders verwendet wird, stellen sich verheerende Nebenwirkungen ein. Scully und Mulder, die hiner dem Vorfall mehr vermuten als nur zufällige Folgen eines Kunstfehlers, gehen der Spur dieser mysteriösen Hautspende nach und gelangen zu Erkenntnissen, die einen furchtbaren Verdacht aufkeimen lassen. In Südostasien verschwanden zahlreiche Napalm-Opfer, die sich einer Hauttransplantation unterziehen sollten, auf Nimmerwiedersehen. Gibt es womöglich eine Verbindung zwischen den Schicksalen dieser Bombenopfer und den Auswirkungen der mißlungenen Hautverpflanzung in den USA? In Thailand angekommen, decken die FBI-Agenten zunächst eine unheilige Allianz zwischen einem Arzt für plastische Chirurgie und einem geheimen Zirkel des Pentagon auf... und sie stoßen auf ein legendäres Thai-Monster - den Skin Eater.

Ben Mezrich - Busting ​Vegas
He ​played in casinos around the world with a plan to make himself richer than anyone could possibly imagine - but it would nearly cost him his life. Semyon Dukach was known as the Darling of Las Vegas. A legend at age twenty-one, this cocky hotshot was the biggest high roller to appear in Sin City in decades, a mathematical genius with a system the casinos had never seen before and couldn't stop - a system that has never been revealed until now; that has nothing to do with card counting, wasn't illegal, and was more powerful than anything that had been tried before. Las Vegas. Atlantic City. Aruba. Barcelona. London. And the jewel of the gambling crown - Monte Carlo. Dukach and his fellow MIT students hit them all and made millions. They came in hard, with stacks of cash; big, seemingly insane bets; women hanging on their arms; and fake identities. Although they were taking classes and studying for exams during the week, over the weekends they stormed the blackjack tables only to be harassed, banned from casinos, threatened at gunpoint, and beaten in Vegas's notorious back rooms. The stakes were high, the dangers very real, but the players were up to the challenges, consequences be damned. There was Semyon Dukach himself, bored with school and broke; Victor Cassius, the slick, brilliant MIT grad student who galvanized the team; Owen Keller, with stunning ability but a dark past that would catch up to him; and Allie Simpson, bright, clever, and a feast for the eyes. In the classroom, they were geeks. On the casino floor, they were unstoppable. Busting Vega$ is Dukach's unbelievably true story; a riveting account of monumental greed, excess, hubris, sex, love, violence, fear, and statistics that is high-stakes entertainment at its best.

Ben Mezrich - Szex ​a Holdon
Thad ​Robertsről senki sem állíthatja, hogy ne lenne kitartó: évekig készül a NASA-felvételire, modell felesége pedig kitartóan támogatja. A Johnson Űrközpontban aztán megragadja a kínálkozó lehetőséget, s mint a legvagányabb – s talán a legidősebb – gyakornokot, hamarosan mindenki megismeri a nevét. Társaival elképesztő csínyeket tervelnek ki, s a legvadabbnak és legveszélyesebbnek ítélt szélhámosság végrehajtóját rendszeresen megünneplik. 2002-ben, a 25 éves férfi és 20 éves barátnője azonban olyasmire vállalkoztak, amit ép ésszel senki se merne megkísérelni: egy furgonnal ellopják az Űrközpontban őrzött holdköveket, melyeket még az Apolló program során hoztak le a Földre. A felbecsülhetetlen értékű, de leginkább pótolhatatlan köveket aztán a világhálón próbálják meg értékesíteni. A rablás kitervelésének és menekülésüknek kalandjait írta meg a szerző, akinek a Véletlenül milliárdos című kötetet is köszönhetjük.

Ben Mezrich - The ​X-Files: Skin
Fatal ​Flesh When moonlighting medical students "harvesting" skin from a corpse for temporary use accidentally take it from the wrong donor, the results are catastrophic:a New York City hospital ward is destroyed in a bloodbath, and an elderly professor, admitted for a routine skin graft, is suddenly the city's most wanted fugitive. Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are the only ones to suspect something more ominous than a medical procedure gone awry. As the FBI agents investigating the "X-Files"--strange and inexplicable cases the Bureau wants to keep hidden--Mulder and Scully are determined to track down the forces they suspect are behind the murderer. While the police hunt the fleeing professor, Mulder and Scully track the skin that was grafted onto him, a trail that leads from the morgue to the headquarters of a cutting-edge biotech company to the jungles of Thailand. Together they begin to uncover an unholy and totally deniable alliance between a battle-trained plastic surgeon, international politicians, and a legendary Thai monster known as the "Skin-Eater."

Ben Mezrich - Kevin J. Anderson - Skin ​& Antibodies
The ​truth can not be contained! But these two-book collections make it easier than ever to dive headfirst into the intrigue and mystery of The X-Files! In SKIN by Ben Mezrich, NYC is gripped by fear as a skin “harvesting” accident by medical students leads Agents Mulder and Scully from the morgue to the headquarters of a biotech company and deep into the jungles of Thailand. Will they find the legendary “Skin-Eater”? And in ANTIBODIES by Kevin J. Anderson, fire at a research lab leads Agents Mulder and Scully to a shadowy web of interests working at the forefront of modern medicine. How far will someone go to cure any disease, heal any wound, and unlock the secrets of immortality?

Ben Mezrich - Sex ​on the Moon
Thad ​Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea—a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally. Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impregnable laboratory at NASA—past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallways—and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: the moon rocks. But what does one do with an item so valuable that it’s illegal even to own? And was Thad Roberts—undeniably gifted, picked for one of the most competitive scientific posts imaginable, a possible astronaut—really what he seemed? Mezrich has pored over thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts, and NASA documents and has interviewed most of the participants in the crime to reconstruct this Ocean’s Eleven–style heist, a madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride.

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