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The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
From award-winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Dead at the Saddleworth Moor, Prostitution in the Digital Age, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes the gripping historical true crime book, The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes.
Joseph "Doc" Stacher Meyer Lansky's Gambling Partner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In 1950 the Nevada State Tax Commission denied Doc Stacher a license to manage a Reno gambling casino. The decision was based on Stacher's history of associations with mobsters. Doc had also been indicted for his involvement in the Arrowhead Inn gambling operation in Ballston Spa, New York. Stacher awaited word on his extradition with two state troopers waiting to accompany him back to New York.
Zarpazo otra cara de la violencia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,900. Language: Spanish. Published: November 25, 2017 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Vibrante testimonio de un sargento del ejército colombiano que a comienzos de la décaa de 1960 se infiltró en una cuadrilla de bandoleros y mediante audaces acciones colmadas de valor personal, valentía, arrojo e ingenio ayudó a desmantaelar las últimas guerrillas liberalesy conservdoras que tenían asolada gran parte de la región cafetera y agroindustrial de Colombia.
George "Big Frenchy" DeMange Harlem's Cotton Club, Owney Madden and Boxing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
"Big Frenchy" DeMange was a trusted and reliable business associate of "Owney" Madden. The two of them ran the Cotton Club. Along with Will Duffy they were the principal backers of Italian heavyweight boxer Primo Carnera from the time he was 23. The triumvirate of mobsters robbed the fighter of much of his hard earned money. On one occasion Madden demonstrated his loyalty by ransoming Big Frenchy.
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.
Thomas "Tommy Ryan" Eboli Genovese Family Underboss
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Thomas "Tommy Ryan" Eboli was head of the Genovese crime organization for less than ten years. His rise began with the tutelage of Anthony Strollo. His opportunity came when boss Vito Genovese went to prison at the end of the 1950s. Ryan dealt with entertainment venues, the Manhattan docks and gay bars in Greenwich Village. He met a quick end when he failed to pay back a loan from Carlo Gambino.
Felix "Skinny Razor" DeTullio Philadelphia and Atlantic City Mafia Enforcer and Loan Shark
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Felix "Skinny Razor" DeTullio had a stake in Atlantic City's Club 500 and owned a Philly bar that served as his office on most days. A rough operator with cold, dead eyes, his nickname came from his fondness for razors as weapons. He often carried a thin blade in the pocket of his suit. Many people who borrowed money from the Philly mob were soundly beaten if they failed to pay back their loans.
Joe "Socks" Lanza Genovese Family Caporegime
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Joe Lanza ascended the ranks at the Fulton Street Fish Market. First he was a laborer who unloaded fish from ships. Later he helped organize the Seafood Workers Union, Local 359. At one point Lanza went to prison for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. He perfected a systematic method of extorting large sums of money from wholesale fish dealers, refusing to allow them to unload their own cargo.
Angelo Palmeri and the Buffalo, New York Mafia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Angelo Palmeri was an upstate New York bootlegger during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. He ran an establishment, i.e. speakeasy, in his final years before his death on December 21 1932. Palmeri and Joe DiCarlo are lynchpins in the history of the Buffalo mob. Former Buffalo Police Commissioner John J. Roche ran an administration that was rife with criminal activity. Palmeri. 54, died in his car.
Morris "Dimples" Wolensky Murder, Inc. Mobster
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Gambler Max Fox sought revenge on gambler Morris Wolensky and New York City betting commissioner Robert B. Greene. On August 3, 1944 he found them playing cards at a midtown Manhattan gambling establishment. He opened fire on them. Fox was a former partner of Greene and Wolensky. His grievance against them dated to the 1940 Presidential election when Greene put down a 3-1 bet on Wendell Willkie.
Broken: The Life and Times of Erik Daniels
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 47,150. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2017 by Austin Brothers Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / general
The incredible tale of a man who was broken by every person and circumstance in his life. It is not only a quest for survival but a search for meaning. If you stick with Erik long enough, you will become a part of his story and be changed by his brokenness.
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.
The Toronto Mafia Gambling Supremacy and Heroin Trafficking 1955-1970
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John "the Enforcer", "Johnny Pops" Papalia was the leading organized crime figure in Ontario in the late 1950s. A Hamilton native he managed action in crime rackets like gambling, prostitution and narcotics. Jailed in the early 1960s he was given a mere slap on the wrist for his role in the French Connection drug ring. By the mid 1960s he was operating successfully with help from U.S. mobsters.
Tommaso Buscetta Italian Mafia Informant
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Tommaso Buscetta was part of the Pizza Connection that operated in Italy and the U.S. in the 1970s. Many of the pizza parlors, fronts for heroin trafficking, were based in the Northeast and Midwestern U.S. Twenty-two defendants were indicted for the 1985 trial during which Buscetta presented his testimony. The indictments were served by FBI and DEA agents. Multiple convictions followed.
Colombo Crime Family Operations 1960-1970s
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During the 1960s and 1970s the Colombo crime family was immersed in rackets like loansharking and gambling. Its leaders depended on Nicholas "Jiggs" Foriano and Charles "Ruby" Stein as important money lenders. In mid 1971 Joseph Colombo Sr was nearly killed just before leading an Italian-American Unity Parade. In 1977 torsos of persons cut to pieces by mobsters were found throughout New York City.
Mafia Hit On Kansas City Mobsters Tony Brancato and Tony Trombino L.A., August 6, 1951
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Mobster turned informant Jimmy "the Weasel" Fratianno and Las Vegas gambler Gus Greenbaum were suspected in the slayings of hoodlums Anthony Brancato and Anthony Trombino. The Los Angeles Police department surmised that both criminals were desperate for money. Looking for action they parked their Oldsmobile on a quiet street near Hollywood Blvd. Soon both were killed in a flash of gunfire.
Philip Buono Genovese Family Hit Man
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Raymond Donovan was nominated to become Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Labor. The former Schiavone, Queens executive had associated with mob figures such as William Masselli. A night before government witness Nat Masselli was scheduled to give testimony about Donovan's past criminal associations, the contractor was killed. One of those responsible for the gangland slaying was Masselli's godfather.
Carmine Tramunti New York City Cosa Nostra Boss
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Carmine Tramunti's mob dominated criminal life in the northern Bronx and Westchester County areas. A convict at 22, Tramunti was imprisoned at Sing Sing in 1932. His first offense was discharging his gun at a New York City Policeman during daylight hours. Along with football player Joe Namath. Tramunti became the target of a 1969 FBI investigation. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle intervened.
The DeCavalcante Assassination of Gambino Family Soldier Joseph "Joey Surprise" Feola April 19, 1965
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Joseph Feola was hoping to expand his waste disposal business into northern New Jersey. FBI sources indicate he became a target of his own Gambino family leader, Carlo Gambino. Don Carlo and Sam the Plumber DeCavalcante were in on a garbage deal that encompassed Mount Vernon, Westchester County and northern New Jersey. Apparently Feola was sacrificed when he began encroaching on Colombo turf.
John Fury Rochester, New York Public Enemy #1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
A gang of three led by John Fury was discovered holed up inside the Miller Garage in Rochester in December 1936. His accomplices were second offender Frank Miller, 29, and first offender Anthony Ollis, 32. The triumvirate was responsible for stealing safes from restaurants, bakeries, etc. Over a five year period their 10-20 year sentences were shortened and then reinstated by various judges.

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