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Joseph Ragone Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Joseph Ragone was part of an intricate narcotics/heroin operation that flourished in metropolitan New York in the mid-1950s. Ragone associates, i.e. Frank Borelli, Angelo DeGeorge, etc., continued their narcotics syndicate activities into the early 1960s. In April 1951 Ragone was also linked to a bookmaking network in Yonkers. A huge stash of drugs was discovered in a Long Island City apartment.
Joseph "Joe Sweets" Paterra Harlem Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Joseph "Joe Sweets" Paterra was a Genovese crime figure originally from Harlem. He was closely associated with Joseph Aloe, a hoodlum who dominated prison life at Welfare Island in the 1930s. Paterra and Aloe were convicted of the January 14, 1932 assault on New York Patrolman Edward F. Smith. When the presiding Judge died soon after, the two defendants appealed their convictions for years after.
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.
Oath to Honor
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 98,470. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017 by Wordeee. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective
Five friends bound to honor each other as they navigate life in the streets of Harlem. The female assassins plus one are ruthless when it comes to their business--dealing drugs. At nine years old Tia Davis is forced to do whatever it takes to protect her family after her mother's sudden death. Tia becomes a deadly player in the 'game' and the leader of a fierce 'female' drug gang.
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 Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,420. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2016 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
You’ll find 14 tales featuring the Mansion, and its inhabitants over close to 300 years, from the Revolutionary War through the time of Madame Jumel and Aaron Burr, to the present, and even beyond. This anthology features tales of romance, science fiction, mystery, historical fiction and time travel and the just plain supernatural. You’ll never see the Mansion the same way again after reading this
Harlem Nights and Footstep Blues
Price: Free! Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry
Harlem Nights and Footstep Blues is a poetry collection consisting of 65 poems. The poems are separated into 11 distinct sections. Harlem Nights and Footstep Blues is rooted in a modern sense of black cultural, social, and artistic rebirth while paying homage to the artistic foundation laid by the great pioneers of the past.
Jack McVey Welterweight Boxer From Georgia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Jack McVey fought in some of the best venues of his era, including bouts against Sailor Freedman at Yankee Stadium, in 1926, and another against KO Phil Kaplan at the Queensboro Stadium on Long Island in 1928. It was an era of discrimination when a black fighter like McVey was booed relentlessly during his fights. Jack has been compared to Elbows McFadden, i.e. all gloves, elbows and forearms.
New York / Upper West Side - The Delaplaine 2016 Long Weekend Guide
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
A complete guide for everything you need to experience a great Long Weekend on New York’s Upper West Side. Whether you want museums, restaurants or shopping, this part of New York is a unique world unto its own and deserves special attention. “We had to spend two days going through the American Museum of Natural history, so decided to spend our whole long weekend on the Upper West Side." BH