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Salvatore "Sonny Black" Montella Colombo Crime Family Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In 1971 Salvatore "Sonny Black" Montella and three associates were tried for a $126,000 burglary of E.J. Korvette department store. A close associate of Colombo underboss John "Sonny" Franzese, two of Montella's cronies, Fred "No Nose" DeLucia and Salvatore DeLucia were eliminated in a 1969 Mafia purge. In 1966 Montella and DeLucia appealed the verdicts which had imprisoned them at Dannemora.
Lies and Broken Promises - A Tale of Addiction
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Alan seeks solutions as anxiety and depression get the best of him and he tumbles into the downward spiral of full blown addiction. After molestation at a young age, Alan participates in numerous sexual experiences as he struggles with his ever increasing eratic behavior. His true story describes his drug addiction in detail and follows his difficult journey through addiction and prison.
Magaddino Mafia Family Buffalo, New York 1963-1970
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
John V. Cammillieri was a prominent lieutenant in the Magaddino crime family. Charged with perjury, i.e. lying to a grand jury, Cammillieri went on trial in Erie County. His court ordeal is a part of this story of nearly a decade in the life of the Magaddino group. Cammillieri was assassinated outside a Buffalo restaurant in 1974. The Magaddino syndicate was comprised of multiple ethnicities.
A Time for Heroes: 2017 Las Vegas Shooting
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 90,090. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
October 1st, 2017 more than 22,000 people attended the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stephen Paddock opened fire on the concert grounds from a Mandalay Bay window killing 58 people and injuring 564, then took his life. A Time for Heroes is a comprehensive examination into the mind of Stephen Paddock, the investigation, crime scene evidence, with correlations from the case.
The Murder of John Nardi Cleveland Mobster And Teamsters Union Official
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John Giovanni Nardi was a Cleveland, Ohio mobster and Teamsters Union official who was killed by murderers using a 16-stick dynamite bomb. Nardi's death was linked to an effort to takeover organized crime in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The takeover activity also included Irish Mafioso Danny Greene. Nardi's murder remained unsolved in 1982. Jackie Presser's Teamsters' leadership was mob backed.
Johnny Dio Labor Racketeer and Mafia Enforcer
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Johnny Dio was a Mafia figure whose career was near its height in the 1950s and continued into the 1970s until his death in Lewisburg Prison. Of all the charges against him during his criminal career the most notorious was the acid throwing incident of pioneering newspaper columnist Victor Riesel. This took place outside a New York City eatery around 3 a.m. in 1956. Riesel was completely blinded.
The Early Italian Mafia In New Orleans
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The Luciano family of New Orleans became a target of violence from rival grocers/restauranteurs in 1903. Urged by Charles DiChristina a group of Italian familiies invested in a macaroni factory in nearby Donaldsonville. After its completion one of the partners, Francesco Genova, tried to takeover the business. Mafia violence persisted through a string of serial ax murders between 1917-1919.
The Mystery Professor
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Peter H Pearse, Professor of Economics at Millersville University Pennsylvania was arrested on 21 March 1983 and charged with false identity. The subsequent investigation discovered that this was not his real name and he taught different subjects in at least five other Universities and had over 34 identities. This is a true story of how his deception was uncovered and his true identity revealed.
Guarding bin Laden: My Life in Al-Qaeda
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,700. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013 by Thin Man Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Originally published in French, this well-reviewed 2010 memoir by Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard provides an unparalleled account of life in the heart of al-Qaeda in the run-up to 9/11. ‘Bin Laden’s former bodyguard delivers a breath-taking account’ Tele et Vous 15 September 2011 ‘An intriguing glimpse of life inside the al-Qa’ida chief’s lair’ Sunday Times 19 April 2010
French Connection Blues
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,140. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
In the early 70s, a young cop discovered how narcotics detectives were stealing confiscated drugs and reselling them to the dealers, so got involved in a secret investigation that put not only his life but the lives of his family and friends...and even his sanity...in jeopardy. This is his story.
Colombo Crime Family Operations 1960-1970s
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
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.
Carmine Galante
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Carmine Galante inherited the title of Mafia Boss of Bosses after Carlo Gambino's death in 1976. Galante was a career mobster who at one time was the lynchpin of Charles Lucky Luciano's narcotics ring. My e-book looks at Galante's possible role in the 1943 murder of Carlo Tresca. It also looks at a police pursuit of him in 1959 that ended with his capture on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
The Red Grove Social Club A Yonkers, New York Genovese Extortion Ring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations & Conspiracies, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The Red Grove Social Club is infamous in the annals of Yonkers, New York business history. Closed within weeks of its 1969 opening, the establishment nevertheless had reverberations over time. The management of the Red Grove appealed in court and went so far as to set a portion of its interior afire. Red Grove President John Tortora was convicted on 16 counts of loan sharking.
Julius Klein Jr. Babylon, New York Thug And the Framing of Yonkers/Genovese Mobster "Gentleman John" Masiello
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John Minuto testified before a New York State Investigative Commission in 1969. According to him a group led by Julius Klein Jr. had extorted $1.3 million in protection money from him. The recipient of the extorted money was Yonkers loanshark "Gentleman" John Masiello. In August 1967 plastics manufacturer Minuto also claimed he'd had $150,000 in stocks stolen from him by the same group of men.
Carl "Tuffy" DeLuna Kansas City Mafia Underboss
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Kansas City Mafia Underboss Carl DeLuna was a heavy handed thug who coerced San Diego businessman/Las Vegas Casino owner Allen R. Glick to sell his stake in the Stardust Hotel. Basically DeLuna offered Glick the single option of an offer to buy from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). An investigation conducted by FBI agents discovered that organized crime was behind the hotel sale.
Frank Valenti Rochester, New York Mobster Exiled To Pittsburgh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Valenti was an underworld figure whose prominence spanned several decades. From the 1950s until 1972 his influence was apparent in Rochester gangland circles. In fact, even though it was never made official, the Valenti family operated as an independent entity, separate from their Magaddino superiors. Valenti carried out Mafia orders relating to gambling, harness racing, real estate, etc.
Little Augie Orgen And Jack Legs Diamond
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Little Augie Orgen has been described as a transient East Side gang leader. After Augie's death Legs Diamond moved on the beer racket and ran into conflict with Dutch Schultz among other rivals. The garment industry, once controlled by Orgen and his enemy, Curley Holtz, was later dominated by Louis Lepke Buchalter and Jacob Gurrah Shapiro. It was a lucrative racket, earning $400-$1,000 per month.
I, the People: How Marvin Zindler Busted the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,190. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Behind the scenes of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas lies an authentic true crime history yarn just as entertaining and as much a part of the Lone Star State’s many fabled legends. In I, the People, veteran Houston journalist Gary Taylor recreates the real story behind the closing of the Chicken Ranch and explains the forces that unleashed TV icon Marvin Zindler upon the national scene.
Angelo Bruno Philadelphia Organized Crime Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Angelo Bruno was a family man, someone who was kind to children, gave to charities and an organized crime boss. People knew him socially in his south Philly neighborhood didn't realize that he had a criminal side. Bruno met with Stefano Magaddino's people in April 1968. He flew into Buffalo and stayed with a vending machine racketeer. Bruno's death may have been the work of Carmine Galante.
When the Outfit Ran Chicago, Vol III: The Frank Nitti Era
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 22,990. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Nitti was primarily a businessman and began to restructure the Outfit along the lines of a business. He moved the Outfit out of prostitution and deeper into union racketeering, gambling, and Hollywood movie studio extortions. When the lid blew off the Hollywood extortion racket, Nitti was ordered to take the 'rap' for everyone and instead chose to commit suicide.