Books tagged: mafia book

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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.
Ciro Terranova Sicilian Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Ciro Terranova had a brief career as an important Mafioso in New York City. He worked as an underboss for Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria before Masseria was slain on Coney Island during the Castellammarese War. Ciro's star as a mobster declined after Charles Lucky Luciano took charge of Mafia operations. My book focuses on two obscure crimes in Terranova's life, one in 1909 and another in 1930.
Alphonse Attardi Gambino Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Before 1970 Alphonse Attardi changed his name to Jim Carra, had plastic surgery and gave a detailed interview to syndicated columnist Jack Anderson. He turned his back on the Mafia, opting to risk his life as an informant, someone who was constantly chased by mobster executioners. The information he provided federal agents was crucial to prosecuting organized crime cases of the mid 20th century.
New Jersey Governor Harold G. Hoffman Links to Joe Adonis And Organized Crime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Harold Giles Hoffman agreed to carry a message from Albert Anastasia to Joe Adonis while the gangster was in prison in Trenton. The New Jersey governor denied knowing either Anastasia or Adonis. He also denied knowing that Anniello Ercole had a criminal record. Ercole, an ex-boxing manager, was picked to carry a missive to Adonis from Anastasia. My e-book looks at Hoffman's ties to the syndicate.
Shakespeare on the Roof
Price: Free! Words: 39,580. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Shakespeare on the Roof is the first of the infamous Jack Hamma action adventure novels. With satire and wry humour our indomitable hero struggles through the red tape and endemic cock-ups of a top secret, military operation. Full of action, but sugar coated with Jacks signature throw away lines, the book is a hard to put down, thunderingly good read.
The Murder of John Peanuts Manfredonia Genovese Family Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The body of John Peanuts Manfredonia was found by his wife around 3:30 on the afternoon of November 28, 1978. The bookie's murder remained unsolved despite an investigation by Westchester County, New York law enforcement, Detective Lieutenant John Kelly remained steadfast. He continued probing the murder on his own. In 1981 a suspect wanted for selling weapons to federal agents was arrested.
The Early Italian Mafia In New Orleans
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The Luciano family of New Orleans became a target of violence from rival grocers/restauranteurs in 1903. Urged by Charles DiChristina a group of Italian familiies invested in a macaroni factory in nearby Donaldsonville. After its completion one of the partners, Francesco Genova, tried to takeover the business. Mafia violence persisted through a string of serial ax murders between 1917-1919.
Harold Gibbons Teamsters Union Vice President St. Louis, Missouri
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Originally from Pennsylvania Harold Gibbons was of Irish descent. His rise as a labor leader was accompanied by many who disagreed with his methods. Among his opponents were union rivals and St. Louis law enforcement detectives. Some of these men testified before the United States Racket Committee in 1958. It is noteworthy that strikes called by Gibbons were accompanied by arson and violence.
Albert Anastasia Puts Tough Joe Amberg On The Spot Brooklyn, New York September 30, 1935
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Restaurateur Louis Capone was electrocuted on March 4, 1944, the same evening that garment industry racketeer Louis Lepke Buchalter was put do death at Sing Sing Prison. The two men went to the electric chair for murdering Brooklyn teamster and confectioner Joe Rosen. Some time later Capone was held for the murder of Joseph Amberg a Brooklyn Mafioso. He claimed to have been at the race track.
Jacob Drucker Assassin For Murder, Inc.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Bodies of potential witnesses against Murder, Inc. were found in Swan Lake and other Sullivan County locales. Another was found beside a hotel in Loch Sheldrake. Jacob Drucker owned a farm in Sullivan where some grizzly remains turned up. Murder, Inc. was a kill for hire gang organized in Brooklyn. Gangsters like Charles Lucky Luciano used Murder, Inc. assassins to eliminate their opponents.