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Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws

Hyman "Curly" Holtz Brooklyn Jewish Hoodlum Who Disappeared In 1932
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
There are few details regarding the 1932 disappearance/murder of mobster Hyman "Curly" Holtz. However, there is no doubt that he was a principal player in the murder for hire operation, Murder Inc. Murder Inc. carried out assassinations for money and kept a tight reign on the garment industry in New York City. On occasion the criminal syndicate hired out its members to unions and management.
Philip "The Stick" Kovolick Jewish Mobster Meyer Lansky Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Philip Kovolick fled New York City for Florida after a police bust at a restaurant on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Kovolick took up residence in Hallandale, Florida. His body was discovered in a steel drum there in 1972. Kovolick was active at horse racing venues and was even asked for tips about Hialeah races by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Kovolivck was a source for crime writer Hank Messick.
Dante "Danny" Gasbarrini Stefano Magaddino Associate Hamilton, Ontario
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Danny Gasbarrini was among the mobsters who succeeded Canadian Mafia don Rocco Perri, who died in 1944. Perri was replaced by a trio of bosses, i.e. Anthony "Tony" Sylvestro, Calogero Bordanero and Santo Scibetta. These hoodlums took direct orders from Stefano Magaddino in Buffalo. Gasbarrini was also a Magaddino associate. He joined John Papalia after he returned to Hamilton from Montreal.
Gennaro "Jerry" Angiulo Raymond Patriarca's Underboss New England Mafia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Gennaro Angiulo was a top aide to Mafia don Salvatore L.S. Partriarca. In March 1985 Angiulo was a key defendant in a financial sector trial involving the First National Bank of Boston. In July of '85 Angiulo was tried with six associates on gambling charges. One of Angiulo's co-defendants was Ilario "Larry" Zannino. Angiulo faced a possible forty-five year imprisonment for the banking charge.
Settimo "Big Sam" Accardi Bloomfield, New Jersey Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
"Big Sam" Accardi lived in Bloomfield, New Jersey. A mob enforcer, Settimo was originally from Vita, Italy. He entered the United States in 1926 from a port in France. A target of immigration officials beginning in November 1952, Accardi was deported to Italy. Before justice dept. officials in the John F. Kennedy administration sought his return, he was a narcotics trafficker for the U.S. Mafia.
Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Eduardo Aronica was a 20th century mobster who is closely associated with the Carlo Gambino syndicate. A soldier, he lived in a Gambino controlled area on East 9th Street in Manhattan. Reputedly, Aronica had ties to fellow Sicilian mobsters Pietro Stincone and Salvatore Curto. All three were originally from Canicatti, Sicily. Aronica was also linked to Joseph Biondo whose 1939 wedding he attended.
Frank Miceli Gambino Family Soldier From Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
As a witness in Boston Federal Court in 1970 mob informant Vincent Teresa turned evidence against Gambino soldier Frank Miceli. Teresa published two books that were co-written with a writer from Newsday. Teresa believed that Miceli would hunt him down. He once wrote that Miceli would look for him for as long as he had breath in his body. The two men were part of a banking ruse involving bonds.
Anthony "Skunge" Granza Gambino Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Anthony Granza was a Gambino soldier who lived in the Bronx. In the 1950s he was among the most wanted men being pursued by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. He specialized in buying one to two ounce quantities of heroin for $600 per ounce. Granza was also most often seen in expensive clothes. His attire was embellished by expensive diamond rings and wrist watches. Busted by a fed agent on 1/22/51.
Tirofijo: Los sueños y las montañas
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 100,900. Language: Spanish. Published: October 25, 2018 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Biografía de la extensa carrera criminal del terrorista colombiano Manuel Marulanda Vélez alias Tirofijo fundador y cabecilla de las Farc durante 44 años continuos.Relata desde su militancia en las guerrillas liberales, los atroces crímenes que cometió, sun inmersión en el narcotráfico y describe la personalidad de un asesino famoso en todo el mundo.
Anthony Carminati Fort Lee, New Jersey Gambino Capo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Carminati was a Gambino capo who served before John D'Amico. Both men fell out with their peers. Carminati's underworld reputation suffered greatly because of his heavy drinking and his weakness for allowing law enforcement to penetrate his business dealings. D'Amico fell out with Gambinos after he skimmed $50,000 from his take of restaurant operations. D'Amico succeeded Garafalo as capo.
Andrew Alberti Gambino Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Andrew Alberti ran a number of legitimate bakery operations in the New York City area. Law enforcement dated his criminal career to the Albert Anastasia murder of October 25, 1957. Intriguingly, ex-fight manager Alberti trained a lightweight fighter named Johnny Busso. Busso had a brief conversation with Anastasia in the lobby of the Park Sheraton Hotel. Minutes later Anastasia was murdered.
Biker 101: The Life of Don: The Trilogy: II of III
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 142,100. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2018 by Tellwell Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The thrill of speed overcomes fear of death, Leaning hard into aggressive -wind, Screaming engine pulsates; throbbing below. Brothers in front and to the back of me; one, tight beside me. Straight ahead, squinting eyes, tearing, salt burning the skin, We dare not look; we feel, we hear, we sense where each of us be.
Michael Scandifia Gambino Family Loanshark Murdered Near Tuxedo, New York December 1968
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Michael Scandifia was a Gambino family crime figure closely associated with brothers John and Carmine Lombardozzi. In the mid-1960s Scandifia was indicted for stealing jewels along with John Lombardozzi. The gems, valued at $88,000, were taken from a West 47th Street jeweler. The dragnet that nabbed Scandifia and NYPD Patrolman Grossman used electronic surveillance, very controversial at the time.
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.
Alphonse "The Professor" D'Arco Lucchese Family Acting Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony "Little Al" D'Arco was a principal figure in the Lucchese crime family organization, beginning in the 1980s. Also a hired killer for the mob, D'Arco sent a team of assassins to kill "Fat Pete" Chiodo. Mafiosi were worried that Chiodo would reveal mob secrets to the government. A difficult convert, Chiodo eventually turned government informant after he survived an assassination attempt.
Eugene Boffa New Jersey Bank and Mail Fraud
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Eugene Boffa was president of the Edgewater Bank of New Jersey when it collapsed in 1958. The failed bank was the creation of "boy wonder" entrepreneur Earl Belle. Belle fled to Rio de Janeiro before facing U.S. federal charges. The indictment against Pittsburgh resident Belle and his codirector, Mitchell Ostwind grew out of a federal investigation. In June '58 Boffa controlled the Edgewater Bank.
John Spurdis NYPD "Hero Cop" Mafia Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John Spurdis was cited on multiple occasions as a hero cop prior to his abrupt dismissal from the New York Police Department. On June 6, 1979 Spurdis was convicted for attempted murder in an August 1978 shooting of Yonkers pharmacist Joseph Loeb. Spurdis' expulsion from the NYPD stemmed from his association with mobsters like Joseph DiNapoli. Before this Spurdis received multiple commendations.
Matthew Ianniello Genovese Family Acting Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Matthew Ianniello was called "Matty the Horse" from a nickname he acquired following a youth baseball game. A resident of Old Westbury, Long Island, Ianniello became acting boss for the Genovese crime family. My e-book focuses on Genovese manipulation and extortion from a Utica, New York Teamsters pension fund. The retirement fund was raided by famous mobsters like Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano.
John "Handsome Jack" Giordano Gambino Family Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John and Joseph Giordano were nephews of career Gambino associate Joseph "Piney" Armone. Born in Manhattan's Upper East Side, Armone was a Gambino underboss from 1986-1990. Having joined the Gambino syndicate in the 1950s Armone was scarred in a 1964 barroom fight. Shot at point blank range, its miraculous that the gangster survived. The Giordanos were prosecuted by Manhattan D.A. Morgenthau.
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.

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