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A Look Inside the Five Mafia Families of New York City
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,760. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
An inside look at the Five Mafia families of New York City from the early days of the mafia up to the Mafia today.
Joe Adonis' Brooklyn Extortion Racket
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joe Adonis was a soft spoken man who operated so called "legitimate businesses" according to a Life Magazine article of 1951. My book looks at an early picture of his career when he was enmeshed with the likes of Isidore Juffe, a fur industry racketeer who needed quick money fast to keep his business operative. My e-book looks at Juffe, Gasberg, Wapinski, and Adonis' roles in an obscure 1932 con.
John "Baby John" Delutro Gambino Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In 2009 John Baby John Delutro was part of a group discussion that followed the publication of Jimmy Breslin's "The Good Rat". During a conversation Delutro remarked, "Little Italy's changed. It's all tourists." In April 2014 Delutro was sued by a former waitress who worked for him at his Caffe Palermo. The woman charged the Gambino soldier with sexual harrassment in Manhattan Federal Court.
Anthony Strollo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Anthony Strollo became the chief lieutenant of Vito Genovese, who was head of a New York Crime family. Strollo disappeared in 1962 and his remains have never been found. There has been speculation that he disappeared voluntarily, perhaps going to Florida where his friend Joe Adonis lived. I have used old newspaper accounts, including columns by Jack Anderson and Drew Pearson, to do my research.
Albert Ackalitis Boss of the New York Waterfront
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Albert Ackalitis spent fourteen years in Dannemora Prison before he began his rise to power on the New York waterfront. Earlier he was a charter member of the notorious Arsenal gang that pulled robberies in New York City and New Jersey. As a hiring boss on the docks he was trusted because he exerted control and knew how to get things done. Of Lithuanian descent he was born in Pennsylvania.
Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno Genovese Family Mobster, Boxing Financier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The first title bout between challenger Swede Ingemar Johansson and heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson was fought at Yankee Stadium on June 26, 1959. Patterson lost the fight on a third round knockout. Investigators scrutinized the promotion business owned partly by promoter Bill Rosensohn. The company was actually run by a triumvirate. Mafioso Anthony Salerno financed this bout with mob money.
NYPD Collusion With Gambino Family Plot To Murder Federal Informants
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In 1963 FBI offices traced collusion between a NYPD patrolman and garage owner/mafioso Michael Scandifia. The mobster was linked to the Gambino crime family through evidence presented before a NY State Investigative Committee. Scandifia and Patrolman Grossman were charged with conspiracy to kill informants. Trial for the accused was delayed until 1968. Dumdum bullets were part of the planned hits.
The Evolution of Los Zetas in Mexico and Central America: Sadism as an Instrument of Cartel Warfare - Drug and Human Smuggling, Money Laundering, Zeta Activities in the United States
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,500. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Los Zetas, which appeared on the scene in the late-1990s, have raised the bar for cruelty among Mexican Mafiosi.
Killing For Capone
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,250. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
'Machine Gun' Jack McGurn was once described as the 'archetypal movie star gangster'. A flamboyant and prolific hitman, he made his mark as the bodyguard and trusted confidant of Al Capone. He was also the mastermind behind the St. Valentine's Day Massacre - the most infamous mass murder in gangland history. Killing For Capone is a thrilling tale of romance, glamour, passion and murder.
Mobster Biography - Charles Lucky Luciano
Price: $1.99 $1.39 USD. (30% off!) Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Charles "Lucky" Luciano was a driving force in the evolution of organized crime. He staged a takeover from the old guard mobsters in the 1930s and remade the criminal world as the National Crime Syndicate with himself occupying one of the seats on The Commission; the committee which governed organized crime in America.
Four Unsolved Mafia Hits 1959 Chicago, Boston, Tampa and Kansas City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Bennie Lazarra was a genial wholesale grocer in Tampa, Florida. Shortly after midnight he arrived home with his wife, who was a sister of a prominent Florida judge. Just as she was opening her car door Lazzara's wife watched as her husband was gunned down by an assassin who waited in ambush. Friends and relatives of Lazzara pooled their money in order to solve his murder. He had no known enemies.
Peter Maggio Philadelphia Mafia Capo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Peter Maggio became a caporegime in the Philadelphia crime family of Angelo Bruno. FBI informant Joseph Verica performed surveillance on Maggio and Bruno in 1962.. In '65 one of Verica's memos to J. Edgar Hoover identified Maggio as a Soldato of the Philadelphia family of La Cosa Nostra. In the mid 1960s both Bruno and Maggio purchased homes in the Philadelphia area. The FBI watched them closely.
Frank "Big Frank" Pasqua Gambino Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
A December 1982 narcotics case involving Frank Pasqua was deemed by FBI Director William H. Webster, "one of the biggest narcotics cases involving organized crime members and associates ever to be investigated." Pasqua was one of seventeen narcotics defendants seized in a series of police raids in the Bronx, Westchester County and Staten Island. Pasqua's son followed him into organized crime.
Harry Fleischer Detroit Purple Gang Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The January 1945 murder of Michigan State Senator Warren Hooper made national headlines in the US. The politician was en route to his home in Albion, when he was ambushed after leaving the state legislature in Lansing. Shot multiple times he was left in his burning vehicle to die. The Purple Gang and Fleischer were involved in extortion, bootlegging, kidnapping, and various other illicit deeds.
Abraham "Abe" Chait Putnam Valley, New York Stables Owner Harness Racing Enthusiast and Lucchese Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Abraham "Abe" Chait's role as an investor in the parent company of Yonkers Raceway was slowly revealed during testimony obtained by a New York State Investigation Commission. The Yonkers facility was controlled through ownership in Algam Corporation stock. New York State quetioned whether to revoked Chait's racing license. The Moreland Commission was actively probing horse racing in New York.
The Killing of Adam: A Victim of Human Sacrifice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
Adam's life was cut short brutally at a very young age, the very tender age when children are supposed to enjoy their childhood and when he should have been properly cared for by people he looked to for support and love. He is one of the few the media uses to tell the story, his story, and the reason why we should say no to child ritual abuse.
Anthony Spilotro Chicago and Las Vegas Mafia Enforcer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Spilotro and his brother Michael were victims of Mafia hits in 1986. Their beating deaths occurred soon after they agreed to meet with unidentified parties. Michael ran a restaurant in Oak Park, Illinois. The Spilotro brothers were executed in Bensenville, Illinois and buried in an Enos, Indiana cornfield. Much of my research comes from the investigative reporting of writer Jack Anderson.
Medico Industries Pittston, Pennsylvania Defense Contractor Mafia Ties
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Government & business, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
William Medico became friends with Mafioso Russell Bufalino during their youth in Pittston, Pennsylvania. By 1938 Bufalino moved to Buffalo and became an organized crime figure there. Phil Medico and James Osticco, both Medico Industries officers, were prominent figures in the Bufalino syndicate. The McClellan Committee investigating organized crime called Bufalino a thoroughly ruthless figure.
The Dunks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,440. Language: British English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
This is a story of a young boy growing up on a rough neighbourhood were crime and Vandalism is on the up how would you live
Auguste Joseph Ricord French-Argentine Heroin Dealer International Drug Kingpin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Auguste Joseph Ricord was joined by French nationals like Christian David, Lucien Sarti, Francoise Chiappe and Andre Condemine in an international drug ring that profited for many years. Eventually the younger operatives seized control of the business. Ricord remained in Paraguay, fighting extradition into the 1970s. His operation sent $600 million yearly to the U.S. from France via South America.