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Albert Anastasia Mafia Kingpin Of The Brooklyn Waterfront 1941-1944
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Albert Anastasia was the quintessential Mafia boss, who became the head of the Gambino family, from 1951-1957. The events of his early rise to power include a stint as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. I have researched the events of his early criminal activity, i.e. his years as an integral figure in the Murder-for-Money gang that was led by garment racketeer Louis Lepke.
John "Sonny" Franzese Profaci-Colombo Underboss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book looks at the Mafia career of John "Sonny" Franzese, a mob star who rose out of the old Profaci-Magliocco Brooklyn crime organization. Sonny had all the makings of a Cosa Nostra star. That is until law enforcement tied him to a crew of bank robbers who were carrying out thefts for the Colombos at Sonny's behest. His criminal career was never the same thereafter. His luck soured in 1966.
Paul "Paulie Zac" Zaccaria Brooklyn Sicilian Mobster Gambino Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Paul Zaccaria was taken into custody in a massive New York City Police raid in which thirty-five hoodlums were arrested. Mob associates connected to the Gambino and Bonanno crime families were seized. The raid was conducted on June 11, 1970. My e-book is helpful for tracing mob ties, Italian ancestry, as well as examining info about the unsolved murder of Zaccaria's father Calogero Carlo Zaccaria.
James "Jimmy the Sniff" Vintaloro Lucchese Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
James Vintaloro was a Mafia soldier in the syndicate family of Gaetano Lucchese. "Jimmy the Sniff" acquired his nickname from a nervous habit of drawing breaths in short sniffs through his nostrils. Vintaloro was active as a Mafioso in the Bronx, Westchester County and Putnam, NY. He is recorded as a member of the Lucchese family as late as July 1972. In 1971 he was indicted for criminal contempt.
Colombo and Gambino Mafiosi New York Cigarette Smuggling, Car Theft and Heroin Trafficking
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Newsday and the Yonkers Herald-Statesman were among the first newspapers to report the demise of a huge cigarette smuggling ring in 1969. Police, tax agents and Brooklyn District Attorney's office personnel also divulged details of the crime. In one instance a truck carrying smuggled cigarettes was pulled over in Maryland. Some of the same figures involved in this scheme were heroin traffickers.
Thomas "Tommy Karate" Pitera Bonanno Family Hit Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Thomas Karate Pitera was a methodical killer who dismembered his victims and kept parts of their anatomy, i.e. ears, etc., as trophies. He had a long career with the Bonanno family and was most recently confined to a Federal prison in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Pitera was a skilled martial arts proponent who preferred killing with a gun. He buried his victims on a Staten Island beach.
The Merger - The Conglomeration of International Organized Crime
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 147,820. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
BESTSELLING SEQUEL TO "THE LAUNDRYMEN" Crime is no longer bound by borders. International organized crime gangs have formed joint ventures and strategic alliances to become the most dangerous special interest group on the planet. These unholy alliances provide criminal groups with more power, more leverage, more ill-gotten gains.
George "Blah Blah" Smurra Genovese Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
George "Blah Blah" Smurra was an enforcer and hit man for the Genovese crime syndicate. As late as 1972 his name appears in a New York Magazine article of prominent members of the Genovese organization. Smurra began his life in crime in 1928. His rap sheet included arrests for burglary, felonious assault, assault, robbery and murder. He originally worked for Genovese capo Rocco Pellegrino.
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.
Joseph Zito Sr. Batavia, New York Mafia Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joseph Zito Sr. was confined to the Ontario County, New York jail in 1973. On separate and successive occasions he'd acted as an enforcer to takeover vending machine operators in Rochester and upstate New York counties. At one point a businessman was assaulted with blows to the head from a baseball bat. Zito's underworld crimes were part of an overall move upstate by New York Cosa Nostra members.
La malavita a Napoli - Storia e origini della Camorra
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,490. Language: Italian. Published: November 23, 2016 by Fuoco Edizioni. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Le paranze e le attività criminali a Napoli tra l'Ottocento ed i primi del Novecento.
The Mafia, the Teamsters Union and the Garbage Industry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Vincent and Nunzio Squillante controlled the metropolitan New York garbage collection industry for the Gambino crime family. Both men were godsons of Albert Anastasia the renowned Mafia enforcer. My e-book looks at the Squillantes' testimony before the Senate Rackets Committee in 1957, their crimes and how they were able to manipulate the system to dominate the NYC sanitation racket.
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.
Nick Civella The Kansas City Mafia and the Teamsters Union
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Near the end of his life former Teamsters boss Roy Lee Williams confessed to being controlled by Kansas City mobster Nick Civella. Williams was targeted by a U.S. Senate Subcommittee and was also indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to bribe a U.S. Senator. Mobsters sought control of the Teamsters rich Central States Pension Fund. Money from it was used by criminals to enter Las Vegas.
Jersey City and Brooklyn Longshoremen Slayings Tied To Murder, Inc., and Albert Anastasia's Murder?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
On November 30, 1957 the bullet-riddled bodies of longshoremen Patrick "Paddy the Priest" Martignetti and Marino Romito were discovered by a 7-year-old Jersey City girl. After telling her parents about her discovery, the girl's father recalled a green sedan being parked on the curb over the weekend. Police surmised that the thugs had been killed elsewhere. Perhaps the motive was a gambling debt?
Sonny Liston 1960-1961
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book looks at the two years before Sonny Liston won the world heavyweight boxing championship, 1960-1961. Liston was summoned before the Kefauver Senate Investigative Committee. The inquiry disclosed that a large amount of Liston's earnings were pocketed by mobsters like Frankie Carbo and Blinky Palermo. Liston denied knowing these men and also that they took any of his prize money.
Tino "the Greek" Fiumara Genovese Mafioso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Originally from New Jersey, Tino Fiumara was closely linked to illegal activities carried out by the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA). One of these illicit schemes involved illegal loans made in 1979 by Sealand Terminal Corporation president Irving Held. Imprisoned for racketeering, Fiumara was previously tried on extortion charges. He died in Suffolk County, New York in 2010.
Jimmy Hoffa Is Shot With An Air Pistol Nashville, Tennessee December 5, 1962
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Warren Swanson was a former mental patient who'd been confined to the Camarillo State Hospital as late as January 1962. Following his release he made his way to Cincinnati. While there he claimed to have received a message to kill Jimmy Hoffa while he was reading a Bible in his hotel room. Finding an ad for an air pistol at the back of a magazine, he purchased the gun through the mail.
BIKER 101: The Life of Don: The Trilogy: Part I of III
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 140,410. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018 by Tellwell. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The Outlaw Biker 1%er This is not a lifestyle solely based on jungle law. There's a lot of brain that comes with that biker brawn ....He (Donny) is known as "The World's Most Read Harley Technical Journalist"...His from the heart, from-real-experience comments on this entire lifestyle should also be on that required reading list --- for history but also for just exactly what this lifestyle means.
The Gambino Family's Elimination of Yonkers' Mobster Charles "Charlie Bear" Calise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Charles "Charlie Bear" Calise and Anthony "Teddy Bear" Calise were noteworthy syndicate men in the Yonkers, New York area. The Calise's operated policy rackets throughout Westchester County and in the northern Bronx. My e-book considers the probability that Gambino associates Aniello Dellacroce and Anthony TP Plate ordered the execution of Charlie Bear. They were tried in a Florida federal court.