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Louis Tom Dragna and the Los Angeles Mafia Racketeering and Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Frank Bompensiero's murder occurred on February 10, 1977. A mob turncoat the former Mafia hit man shielded himself from a mob hit for some time. He stayed in Pacific Beach. Seldom venturing out, he sometimes went for a walk or made calls in a phone booth. The L.A. mob had been in flux since the death of boss Jack Dragna in 1956. In the early 1970s Louis Tom Dragna replaced Frank DeSimone as chief.
Four Unsolved Mafia Hits 1959 Chicago, Boston, Tampa and Kansas City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Bennie Lazarra was a genial wholesale grocer in Tampa, Florida. Shortly after midnight he arrived home with his wife, who was a sister of a prominent Florida judge. Just as she was opening her car door Lazzara's wife watched as her husband was gunned down by an assassin who waited in ambush. Friends and relatives of Lazzara pooled their money in order to solve his murder. He had no known enemies.
Gambino and Colombo Families The 1972 New York City Serial Mafia Murders
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The attempted assassination of Joseph Colombo Sr. and the murder of Joey Gallo are important in the fallout amongst Mafia organizations. In 1971 Colombo was gravely wounded at an Italian Unity Day celebration held in Manhattan. On April 7, 1972 Gallo was shot and killed by a gunman who entered a restaurant clandestinely. The murders triggered a wave of violence among Gambino and Colombo partisans.
Philip "Little Farvel" Cohen Brooklyn Mobster Murdered In Valley Stream, New York
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book looks at the violent death of Philip "Little" Farvel Cohen whose body was dumped near Valley Stream, NY in September 1949. Cohen was tied to the 1936 murder for hire killing of Brooklyn candy store operator Joseph Rosen. When prosecutors failed to assemble sufficient evidence to convict him for this crime, Little Farvel was jailed on a federal narcotics rap. He was paroled in March 1949.
Frank Cammarata Youngstown, Ohio and Detroit Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Cammarata was an instrumental figure as a Mafia enforcer and a mob connection to the lucrative record and jukebox industry. Summoned before the U.S. Senate Racketeering Committee in 1958, Cammarata took the 5th Amendment rather than incriminate himself. A shady figure among gangsters he moved throughout the U.S. freely until immigration officials discovered his illegal reentry to America.
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 and 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.
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
Vito Guarino Queens Mobster Murder Inc. Assassin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Vito Guarino jumped bail in 1939 and was a fugitive from justice until September 1942. He finally sought sanctuary in a Manhattan Catholic Church, screaming that his former associates were after him. Law enforcement had trailed Guarino, hoping to find him before he was murdered by hitmen. Guarino's career is a profile of a gangster who was a lynchpin in a prominent syndicate of the 1930 and 1940s.
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
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.