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Rosario Palmieri aka Sally Young Demoted Genovese Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Rosario Palmieri was a Genovese syndicate soldier/caporegime who was active in the mob from the 1930s. Aka Sally Young, Palmieri was demoted from capo to soldier during the rise of Vincent "the Chin" Gigante in the Genovese crime network. Later in his career Palmieri secured the assets of deceased hoodlum Gerard "Gerry" Pappa. Palmieri is known for his role in the execution of Ferdinand Boccia.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Chili Pimping in Atlantic City: The Memoir of a Small-Time Pimp
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,760. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012 by Strategic Media Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement
The controversial autobiography of Michael "Mick-Man" Gourdine pulls no punches and provides an honest and shocking look at what one man from the wrong side of tracks felt compelled to do to achieve the American Dream. Gourdine became a pimp who operated primarily on the streets of Atlantic City, while working as a corrupt NYPD cop who specialized in narcotics trafficking and prostitution.
Fred "Killer" Burke Machine Gunner of St. Valentine's Day Massacre February 14, 1929
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Fred "Killer" Burke committed crimes in Illinois, Missouri and Michigan. In St. Joseph, Michigan he was convicted of killing a policeman. He was given a 100 year sentence in prison for this crime. He was taken to Chicago and personally interviewed by FBI Chief Melvin Purvis. Later he stood trial for the policeman's slaying. There is mystery surrounding the crimes of Al Capone's Outfit.
En el Infierno
En el Infierno, recopila y graba para la memoria histórica, el espontáneo y estremecedor testimonio de Johny, exguerrillero que militó trece años en las Farc. Su relato, describe las crueles vivencias de un campesino colombiano, quien engatusado, abandonó el hogar materno al inicio de la adolescencia, por ingresar a las filas de la agrupación terrorista más antigua de Latinoamérica.
Angelo Amico Rochester, New York Mafia Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
On October 2, 1987 Angelo Amico was indicted for extortion in connection with an extortion operation that began in late October 1984. The indictment included several mobsters who were charged with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The ranks of the Rochester LCN had been considerably thinned by a combo of court convictions and inter family fighting.
The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes
Price: $9.99 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.
Adolfo Bruno Western Massachusetts Genovese Mafia Underboss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Adolfo Bruno was shot and killed in 2003 while leaving his weekly card game. The shooter was a low level Mafia figure who was connected to Bruno rival Anthony Arillotta. Arillotta was eventually charged in connection with Bruno's death and that of mob associate Gary Westerman's slaying. My ebook also looks at organized crime in Hartford, Connecticut in the '80s
Dominick "Quiet Dom" Cirillo Genovese Family Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Dominick Cirillo communicated with other mobsters in ways that didn't promote detection by the FBI and NYPD. For example, he spoke with associates while walking on noisy New York streets. Noise from car engines, etc., discouraged authorities from overhearing what was being said. Cirillo remained a force in the Genovese family well into the turn of the 21st century. He was born in Harlem
Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan 100 Years Later (A True Crime Short)
Series: R. Barri Flowers Murder Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Murder At The Pencil Factory by criminologist and bestselling author of The Pickaxe Killers, R. Barri Flowers, is a 12,000 word historical true crime tale about the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan on April 26, 1913 at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, Georgia (where she worked) and the chain of events to follow that are still being felt to this day.
Bio of Dominic Noonan: The Gay Gangster Who Ruled the UK
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: American English. Published: November 5, 2013 by Kiesha Joseph. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Dominic Noonan led a very controversial life. Coupled with his dark past, you can say that Dominic led a disturbing life altogether. Throughout his most active years as a mobster in the 1980s and the 1990s, Dominic proved to be a loyal and valuable member of the notorious UK Noonan Crime Family.
Salvatore "Crazy Sal" Polisi Gambino Family Turncoat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Salvatore Polisi was in the Colombo crime family organization before becoming an associate of the Gambino organization. His contacts included Dominick Cataldo with whom he began a successful gambling enterprise. In 1971 Polisi opened the Sinatra Club at 87th Street and Atlantic Avenue in Ozone Park. In 1979 Polisi clothed his youth football team in unis purchased from the proceeds heroin sales.
Brancato “Mafia Street Boss”
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,850. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The story of Frank Brancato. For the better part of half a century, Frank Brancato was one of the most feared men in Ohio. The Sicilian immigrant claimed to be a humble tire salesman, but in reality he was the right-hand man of Cleveland Mafia Boss John Scalish. Brancato—Mafia Street Boss gives an insider look at the rise of the Sicilian Mafia in Ohio in its heyday, from the 1920s to the 1970s.
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.
Charles Manson The Ancestry Of A Mass Murderer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Numerous true crime books have been published about the crimes of serial killer Charles Manson. My ebook differs from these types of books. I have written about the maternal and paternal genealogy of Manson's biological father, his stepfather, and his mother. I hope that readers will enjoy finding out about his roots in Kentucky. His family history can also be traced to OH, NC, NY, WVA, and VA.