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Giovanni Schillaci Alias "Big Dick Amato" Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Giovanni Schilacci had several aliases, i.e. "Al Brown" and "Big Dick Amato". Part of the Genovese family, he was a native Sicilian, of southern Italian descent. With a criminal record dating to 1921, Schillaci was a noted narcotics trafficker. He was deported from the U.S. in 1947 following a narcotics conviction. In Italy he worked directly for Charles "Lucky" Luciano, who ran drugs from Naples.
Charles "Charlie Bullets" Albero Genovese Narcotics Dealer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Charles Albero was a narcotics distributor for the Genovese crime family. His criminal career dates to 1927 when he was originally sentenced to a forty-year term in Ossining State Prison (Sing Sing). He was paroled the following year on a technicality. After his premature release he was indicted on two charges, i.e. burglary and violation of the Sullivan Law. His career ended in 1962.
The Sweet Fragrance of New-Mown Hay
Series: Eva and the Irishman. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 193,770. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective
The Sweet Fragrance of New Mown Hay is Robert O’Neill’s story of a heart-rending, two-year journey to manhood. Upon his departure for NYC in 1925, he’s convinced himself that he’s made a mess of things with Aili, and that it’s too late for any kind of relationship with her. So after a week at the New York City Police Academy, he unceremoniously dives into a sizzling, sex-filled affair...
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.
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.
Pathe' Film Studio Fire New York City December 10, 1929
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Fire Science
Norine Byrnes, Catherine Porter and Jola Springs were three young women who died unnecessarily when a fire erupted on the set at Pathe' studios in Manhattan. Motion pictures were transitioning from silent to sound in late 1929. Pathe' had covered a huge arc light with drapery that ignited around 9:30 a.m. Dancers were getting ready to perform in a cabaret scene. Eddie Elkins Orchestra was playing.
Thomas Lucchese Dress Manufacturer and Mafioso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Thomas Lucchese and his brother Giuseppe "Joe Brown" Lucchese were partners in the garment and trucking business. Thomas was held briefly for the murder of a street peddler in 1928. The man's name was Louis Cerasulo and he was gunned down while talking with his uncle near East 114th Street. Police later discovered that the victim was part of a chicken protection extortion racket in Harlem.
Salvatore D'Aquila First Gambino Family Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Toto D'Aquila was shot 5 times by unknown assailants in October 1928. He had just driven from the Bronx to take his wife to a doctor in Manhattan. As his wife and four children made their way into the physician's office Toto stepped outside to repair his car. Looking up from the hood of the auto he spoke with the men briefly before they shot him multiple times. D'Aquila was the first Gambino boss.
The Sherry-Netherland Hotel Fire New York City April 12, 1927
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Sherry-Netherland opened for business on November 1, 1927. In the spring of '27 a large fire brought about construction delays. The failure of a standpipe nearly resulted in the building's destruction. My e-book looks at the era of great hotel construction in New York City. Architects designed the Sherry-Netherland, the Pierre, the Breakers (Miami) and many more great hotels in the 1920s.
Good Night, Angela: A 1920s Romantic Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Mystery and Romance in 1920s Manhattan... A homicide detective and a tabloid reporter suspect there’s more to the case than meets the eye when a popular Midwestern radio evangelist is kidnapped for ransom after she appears to a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden.