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Peter Panto Union Reform Leader Murdered By Albert Anastasia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Peter Panto was a union leader much ahead of his time. On a single evening he drew more than 1,200 for a local Brooklyn meeting. He instilled in the longshoremen a desire to rid themselves of the racketeering mobsters who feasted on their earnings. Warned to stop his campaign against hoodlums on the shipping docks he persisted until his life was endangered. He was last seen alive on July 14, 1939.
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.
The Man Who Dealt in Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,120. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Historical » USA
It is 1947. The Jews in Palestine face extinction. In desperation, they send an envoy to Blume, the czar of organized crime in the U.S.A.—the one man in the world who can get them arms! How does a kid from the Lower East Side become so powerful a crime figure that he holds a nation’s fate in his hands? This wide-ranging novel tells the whole story of Marcus Blume.
Johnny Silk Stockings Guistra Brooklyn Longshoreman and Laundry Racketeer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Johnny Silk Stockings Guistra's attempt to muscle in on the laundry racket led to his arrest for extortion and cost him his life. Guistra branched into the laundry racket months before he was murdered in an East Side tenement. With two accomplices Johnny wanted laundry owners to pay union dues of $5 for each employee on their payroll. Guistra's slaying was one of 4 in New York within a few days.
Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era, Conspiracy and The Sting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
"Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era" is the historical and biographical account of California’s Willie Brown and the era in which he served in the legislature. "Conspiracy" and "The Sting" are two chapters that involve calculated attempts to depose or otherwise destroy this brilliant politician and the battles that ensued.