Books tagged: brooklyn new york

The adult filter is active; content marked as adults-only by the author is not listed. To view this content, click the button below to disable the adult filter.

Found 17 results

The Gambling Syndicate, Brooklyn College Basketball and New York Giants Football 1945-1946
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Merle Hapes and Frank Filchock were banned from the National Football League for their failure to report a bribe offer to league officials. The two ended their football careers in Canada. Unfortunately neither betting scandal I have chronicled led to much substantive change in New York laws restricting gambling. My book is illustrated with photos from news accounts of the 1940s betting scandals.
Dreaming About The Many What To Do's While In Brooklyn
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 280. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016 by Daddy Daughter Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
When Kids Nap, Their Imagination Begins! Several kids fall asleep and dream about the many different things they could do while in Brooklyn. Their creative minds wander off on a journey to explore all the beautiful, educational, athletic and fun activities to do all over Brooklyn, NY. Are they ready for the many cool discoveries and new experiences they learn on their wonderful adventure?
William Sailor Freedman Lightweight Boxer and Jewish Criminal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
William Sailor Freedman was a boxer of significance from 1916 until 1928. He was also an enforcer/thug for gangsters, particularly the Philadelphia rum runner Max Hoff. Hoff ran a gambling operation as well while also managing Sailor's boxing career. Freedman was a short fighter, standing 5'8" with a 69" reach. He fought many of the greatest fighters, including Mickey Walker and Benny Leonard.
Joe Adonis' Brooklyn Extortion Racket
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joe Adonis was a soft spoken man who operated so called "legitimate businesses" according to a Life Magazine article of 1951. My book looks at an early picture of his career when he was enmeshed with the likes of Isidore Juffe, a fur industry racketeer who needed quick money fast to keep his business operative. My e-book looks at Juffe, Gasberg, Wapinski, and Adonis' roles in an obscure 1932 con.
Joe Profaci Jukebox Rackets And Loan Sharking
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Joe Profaci died a natural death in 1962 of cancer. By 1950 he was a wealthy man with homes in Brooklyn and New Jersey. He headed a number of so called legitimate businesses in addition to his involvement in racketeering and loaning money at usurious rates. As my ebook explains the failure of Congress to pass a bill enabled gangsters in America to delay deportation by the justice dept. officials.
The Murder of Albert Anastasia October 25, 1957 Park Sheraton Hotel New York City
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
Albert Anastasia was a crime figure known as the High Overlord of Murder Inc., a crime syndicate that ruled New York's underworld. His brutal murder raised questions about which rival wanted Anastasia dead the most. Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino, and Santos Trafficante Jr. were among the key suspects. Readers can decide which man was the most insecure about Anastasia encroaching on his territory.
Joey Maxim Versus Floyd Patterson June 7, 1954
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Joey Maxim's bout with Floyd Patterson pitted an aging fighter against an up and comer who would eventually become Heavyweight Champion of the World. The fight went the distance and both fighters performed admirably. However, there was a distinct disparity as to who won between sportswriters and fans and the two judges and the ring referee. I have written my e-book using old newspapers and books.
Auguste and The Condition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,270. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Nobody's career change was every this rough . . . or rewarding! Auguste Kensley just wanted a vacation, a break to reconsider his chosen career and get his head together. Someplace exotic, a paradise on earth. Then she arrived. Was it new love, or was she only a deadly temptation, one to be avoided at all costs? Then they came, with The Condition. But was it really an offer of freedom?
Albert Anastasia Mafia Kingpin Of The Brooklyn Waterfront 1941-1944
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Albert Anastasia was the quintessential Mafia boss, who became the head of the Gambino family, from 1951-1957. The events of his early rise to power include a stint as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. I have researched the events of his early criminal activity, i.e. his years as an integral figure in the Murder-for-Money gang that was led by garment racketeer Louis Lepke.
Just Another Sunday: A Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,370. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
(2.00)
Just Another Sunday Is Anything but Ordinary - Set against the backdrop of the turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s, Just Another Sunday is inspired by actual events and follows Lia Benedict, a teenager growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey.