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GUNS & GARLIC
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    Subtitled "Myths and Realities of Organized Crime". Considered a classic, this book (now in its eighth printing) veers away from the once-accepted but erroneous theory that organized crime was the specific province of Italians, and looks further to the role of businessman, politicians and professional groups. Six sections include The History of Organized Crime, Social and Psychological Characteristics of Organized Crime, Organized Crime as an Economic and Political System and Policy...

    HAVANA NOCTURNE
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    Item #: 9780061712746 -

      Subtitled " How the Mob Owned Cuba...and Then Lost it to the Revolution". To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob - with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket - owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented tourism boom complete with the...

      HELD HOSTAGE
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      Item #: 9467 -

        Subtitled 'Negotiating Life and Death For the Las Vegas Police Department'. “As he was rising, I saw Brian raise the loaded Glock .40 pistol towards the approaching SWAT officers. I wanted to scream for him to stop; I knew he was about to fulfill his ultimate goal.” What do you say to prevent someone from committing ‘suicide-by-cop’? Or has a gun pointed at a hostage? Or an armed man who has barricaded himself in a hotel room? Or a despondent woman who is threatening to kill herself? Veteran...

        HIT ME!
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        Item #: 9780762780723 -

          Subtitled "Fighting the Las Vegas Mob by the Numbers". Las Vegas, 1970's - a golden age of Glitter Gulch corruption. Dennis Gomes, the youngest division chief in Gaming Control Board history whipped a ragtag group of auditors into hardened, gun-slinging investigators and shattered clichթs about milquetoast accountant cops. Coming within a hair's breadth of death more than once, Gomes capped off his tenure with the famous bust of the Stardust skim, portrayed in the book and movie "Casino". In...

          HITMAN: THE UNTOLD STORY OF JOHNNY MARTORANO
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          Item #: 9780765326393 -

            Martin Scorsese's The Departed barely touched on his story. Now radio talk-show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of Johnny Martorano. For two decades, Martorano struck fear into anyone even remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twenty murders.... for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who...

            HONOR THY FATHER
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            Item #: 9780061665363 -

              The electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime family. On New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October 1964, the famous Mafia chieftain Joseph Bonanno was kidnapped by two mobsters and reported by the police as dead on the following morning. More than a year later, Bonanno mysteriously reappeared, setting off a bloody mob feud that came to be known as the “Banana War.” In this monumental work—packed with intimate details...

              IL DOTTORE
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              Item #: 9781569804919 -

                Subtitled "The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor". The inspiration for Fox TV’s drama series, “Mob Doctor,” 'Il Dottore' is the riveting true story of a Jewish kid from the Bronx who became a Mafia insider and physician to top NY Mafia dons such as John Gotti, Carlo Gambino, Paul Castellano and Joe Bonanno. As a result, the doctor led a double life: Well respected surgeon and socialite by day, and “Il Dottore,” gambler and sex addict, by night....

                KING OF THE JEWS
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                Item #: 9780060936006 -

                  Subtitled ' The Greatest Mob Story Never Told'. Flamboyant mobster Arnold Rothstein was gambling and money. He was the inspiration for Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. It was rumored he masterminded the 1919 World Series fix. He was Mr. Broadway, a king of corruption holding court from his private booth at Lindy's Restaurant. In this lively, sprawling biography, the inimitable Nick Tosches examines the myth and extraordinary legacy of Arnold...

                  LAS VEGAS THE MOB YEARS
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                  Item #: 9780965849999 -

                    Subtitled "Stories of Bootleggers, Revenge and Murder". Imagine sitting front stage at the Desert Inn’s Copa Room enjoying such great celebrities perform as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Envision too, Elvis Presley, the soon-to-be king of rock ‘n’ roll, performing live at the New Frontier as a 21-year old teen idol. If you were lucky enough to be in Las Vegas from 1956 through the early 1970s, you had the opportunity to see these great performers...

                    LAST GANGSTER
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                    Item #: 9780060544225 -

                      As a cop Ron Previte was corrupt. As a mobster he was brutal. And in his final role as a confidential informant to the FBI, Previte was deadly. This is his story, the story of the last days of the Philadelphia mob, and of the clash of generations that brought it down. A six-foot tall, 300-pound capo in the Philadelphia-South Jersey crime family, Previte ran every mob scam and gambit from drug trafficking and prostitution to the extortion of millions from Atlantic City. By the 1990s, he found...

                      LUCKY "325"
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                        Subtitled "Everything is Predetermined Nothing is by Chance". Josephine Alvarez moved freely among the famous and the infamous, always protected by powerful men who wouldn't blink an eye while ordering the execution of others. It is February 1965, and the author is at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Her hosts: Frank Sinatra and Joe E. Lewis. The twenty-three-year-old burlesque queen was regularly escorted by members of Murder Incorporated: Joseph "Possum"...

                        MADAME
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                        Item #: 9780929712584 -

                          Originally published in hardcover in 1998, this is an account of life in a brothel written by a woman in charge of one of the premier Nevada cat houses. I metaphorically fling open the doors of Sheri's Brothel in southern Nevada and invite the public in to witness incidents that occur daily, she states. The stories related here are strange, funny, sad, fascinating, disturbing and sometimes grim. I use the language of the prostitutes and their clients. I tell it like it is with no attempt to...

                          MAFIA DYNASTY
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                          Item #: 616043917887 -

                            The chilling story of six generations of bloodshed, deals, deception, and uncontrolled greed and lust for power of men like Luciano, Costello, Lansky, Genovese, Anastasia, Gambino and Gottti, men for whom murder and betrayal were a way of life. This is the story of the Mafia's stranglehold on New York. Photographs Indexed 527 Pgs. 1994

                            MCMAFIA: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE GLOBAL CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD
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                            Item #: 9781400044115 -

                              The word Mafia no longer refers simply to the Italian criminal element. The end of the Cold War, the change in financial markets and the computerized era has opened the field of crime, corruption and murder to anyone interested in fulfilling lust and greed for money and power. Organized crime now encompasses the world and includes everything from gambling to porn to drugs, to weapons and even to people. 375 Pgs. Hardcover 2008

                              MOB BOSS
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                                Subtitled 'The Life of Little Al D'Arco, The Man Who Brought Down the Mafia'. Reminiscent of Wiseguy, Mob Boss is a compelling biography from two prominent mob experts recounting the life and times of the first acting boss of an American Mafia family to turn government witness - Alfonso “Little Al” D'Arco, the former acting boss of the Luchese crime family, who was the highest-ranking mobster to ever turn government witness when he flipped in 1991....

                                MOB CANDY - BROOKLYN GANGSTERS
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                                Item #: 9780989123105 -

                                  'Mob Candy Brooklyn Gangsters' includes biographies of gangsters from New York City and how they started in a life of crime. Photographs 150 Pgs.

                                  MOB COP
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                                    Subtitled "My Life of Crime in the Chicago Police Department", Mob Cop tells about former Chicago police officer and Outfit associate Fred Pascente as the man who links Tony Spilotro, a central character in Nicholas Pileggi��_��s Casino and one of Chicago��_��s most notori��__ous mob figures, to William Hanhardt, chief of detectives of the Chicago Police Department. Pascente and Spilotro grew up together on Chicago��_��s Near West Side, and as young toughs they were rousted and shaken down by...

                                    MOB DAUGHTER
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                                      Subtitled "The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!". From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal. Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared hit men. With nineteen confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss and John Gotti's right-hand man, is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn...

                                      MOB KILLER  THE BLOODY RAMPAGE OF CHARLIE CARNEGLIA, MAFIA HIT MAN
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                                        Charlie Carneglia was a stone-cold killer who fell in with the bloodthirsty John Gotti crew. As the infamous crime family rose to power with their murderous trail of sex, jealousy, greed, and revenge, Carneglia rose with them. Mafia, Madness And Murder. This is the horrifying story of a misfit who fit perfectly into the New York mafia. In a harrowing journey inside a ruthless criminal underworld, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony M. DeStefano chronicles one man’s life in a world of...

                                        MOB MURDER OF AMERICAS GREATEST GAMBLER
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                                          The true saga of millionaire oilman and highest of the high stakes gambler Ray Ryan who was killed in a 1977 car bombing, the Chicago hoodlum who wanted Ryan dead and a bulldog cop's 35 year effort to solve a gangland murder. 442 Pgs. 2013

                                          MOTOR CITY MAFIA: A CENTURY OF ORGANIZED CRIME IN DETROIT
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                                          Item #: 9780738540849 -

                                            This book takes you through the gangland history of the Detroit underworld and shows you the bloodshed, exploits, and leadership of the southeast Michigan crime syndicate. Included are rare archival pictures and images. From the 20th century and the iconic Purple Gang during prohibition through the Italian Mafia in the 1930s to the downfall of the area's mob reign in the 1980s and 1990s and everything in between. 128 Pgs. 2006

                                            MR. MOB: THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF MOE DALITZ
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                                              The story of the man many people think made Las Vegas. Dalitz transformed his image from mobster to esteemed citizen and became a Las Vegas legend. In this biography we get a complete picture of the man. 328 pgs, paperback, 2009 Table of Contents Promise Land Puller Hard Times, Hard Men New Deals Beachheads Chutzpah Heat Happy Days Camelot Yechus Makher Twilight Kaddish ...

                                              MURDER OF A MAFIA DAUGHTER
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                                              Item #: 6917 -

                                                Susan Berman grew up in Las Vegas luxury as the daughter of Davie Berman, casino mogul and notorious mafia leader. After her father died she learned about his mob connections. Susan then dedicated her life to learning about Vegas and its underworld chiefs. Her life took a bizarre turn in l982 when Kathie Durst��_��_��_the wife of her good friend, Robert Durst, mysteriously disappeared. Durst was a prime suspect but the case was never solved. After the Kathie Durst case was re-opened, the DA...

                                                NOBODY WALKS: BRINGING MY BROTHERS KILLERS TO JUSTICE
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                                                Item #: 9781250005489 -

                                                  In the vein of "The Boondock Saints" and "Chinatown" comes this true crime memoir of brotherly love and vengeance. In 2003, Christopher Walsh was found stuffed in a trash barrel in a storage locker in Van Nuys, California. After the dilatory murder investigation took seven months to file charges, and years to go to trial, Dennis Walsh knew it was up to him to keep his little brother's murder from becoming a cold case. The only son of a large Irish-American family to...

                                                  OF RATS AND MEN
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                                                  Item #: 9781935396475 -

                                                    Subtitled " Oscar Goodman's Life From Mob Mouthpiece to Mayor of Las Vegas". Of Rats and Men is the story of Mafia informants, made men, over-zealous government agents, a courtroom wizard, and the happiest mayor in America. It's the biography of Oscar Goodman. Photographs Indexed 515 Pgs. 2012 Revised and Expanded edition paperback

                                                    ORGANIZED CRIME IN CHICAGO  (HARDBOUND)
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                                                      This book provides a comprehensive sociological explanation for the emergence and continuation of organized crime in Chicago. Tracing the roots of political corruption that afforded protection to gambling, prostitution, and other vice activity in Chicago and other large American cities, Lombardo challenges the dominant belief that organized crime in America descended directly from the Sicilian Mafia. According to this widespread "alien conspiracy" theory, organized crime evolved in a linear...

                                                      PAY, QUIT, OR DIE: CHICAGO MOB ULTIMATUM
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                                                      Item #: 9781425778491 -

                                                        Organized crime, the Mafia, or the Outfit as it is known in Chicago, is surrounded by a false glamour that elevates mobsters to the level of swashbuckling folk heroes whose ready violence and savage murders are too often excused in the public mind as acceptable because they only hurt each other. Similarly, illegal gambling, the bread-and-butter racket inevitably combined with loan-sharking and extortion, is widely tolerated because it is perceived to be a victimless crime. 559 Pages Paperbound...

                                                        RAT BASTARDS
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                                                          By the time he turned 20, the author was the drug boss for South Boston Irish mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger and later served 12 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. This is his memoir, dripping with the underworld holy trinity of sex, drugs and violence. Shea traded a foundering boxing career for a gig making $4,000 a night selling cocaine and marijuana. Before long, Bulger took him under his wing and Shea ascended the ranks. To hear Shea tell the story, he's about the...

                                                          REPEAT OFFENDER
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                                                          Item #: 9470 -

                                                            Subtitled "Sin City's Most Prolific Criminal and the Cop Who Caught Him'. Millions in stolen property, revolting sex crimes and murder-for-hire were all in the mix for a Las Vegas police detective as he toiled to take Sin City’s most prolific criminal off the streets for good. New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Sacrifice Detective Bradley Nickell brings you the inside scoop on the investigation, arrest and conviction of the most prolific repeat offender Las Vegas has ever known. Daimon...

                                                            ROOM 1203
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                                                            Item #: 9468 -

                                                              Subtitled' O.J. Simpson's Las Vegas Conviction' "You think you can steal my sh*t and sell it?" In 1995, NFL great and movie star, O.J. Simpson beat a murder rap for the death of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. But in 2007 his luck with avoiding Lady Justice ran out in Las Vegas. ROOM 1203 is the true story of the convoluted and bizarre events surrounding a violent armed robbery of a sports memorabilia collector in a Vegas hotel. On that night, Simpson put an...

                                                              SERIAL KILLERS - HORRIFYING TRUE LIFE CASES OF PURE EVIL
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                                                                From perverse acts of cannibalism and dark sexual fantasies to vicious acts motivated by greed and a simple lust for blood, this book reveals the methods and motivations of some of the world's most notorious serial killers, including Juan Corona, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Pee Wee Gaskins and Ivan Milat. Fully illustrated. 125 Pages Paperbound 2012

                                                                SINS OF THE FATHER
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                                                                Item #: 9781451668490 -

                                                                  Subtitled ' The True Story of a Family Running From The Mob'. The true story of how Sal Polisi—a member of a New York crime family and author of The Sinatra Club—turned his back on the mob and spoke out against organized crime. As a wiseguy for some of New York’s biggest crime families, “Crazy Sal” Polisi couldn’t imagine another way of life. Until the day he was busted and faced life behind bars. Then he decided it was time to...

                                                                  SKIN CITY
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                                                                  Item #: 9780060838799 -

                                                                    One of the city's foremost authors explores the Las Vegas sex industry from the back street to the main street. Naming names and getting people to talk, Sheehan has created what should be a best-selling expose. 320 pgs, paperback, 2006

                                                                    THE BATTLE FOR LAS VEGAS: THE LAW VS. THE MOB
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                                                                    Item #: 9780929712376 -

                                                                      From the 1970s through the mid-1980s, the Chicago Outfit dominated organized crime in Las Vegas. Unreported revenue, known as the "skim," from Outfit-Controlled casinos made its way out of Vegas by the bagful, ending up in the coffers of the Windy City crime bosses and their confederates around the Midwest. To ensure the smooth flow of cash, the gangsters installed a front man with no criminal background, Allen R. Glick, as the casino owner of record, Frank "Lefty"...

                                                                      THE BERNIE SINDLER STORY Mafia, Mafia books, Mob books, Gangster books, Vegas Books, Vegas Mob books,
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                                                                      Item #: 6960 -

                                                                        Subtitled 'My Life with Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, and the Mob', The Bernie Sindler Story tells of untold stories of murder, mayhem, and the Mafia in Las Vegas. Sindler - a protege of Meyer Lansky, who he considered his surrogate father - was associated with notorious Mob and Outfit members as a partner or employee in their Las Vegas operations, and as a close friend and associate. In his book, Sindler shares a behind-the-scenes look at famous and infamous denizens of Las Vegas, including...

                                                                        THE BIG BANKROLL: LIFE AND TIMES OF ARNOLD ROTHSTEIN
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                                                                          Rothstein, the legendary gambler, fixer, money maker, died in 1928 at age 46, shot to death at the Park Central Hotel after failing to pay a poker debt. His most infamous deed was being the man behind the 1919 World Series fix, popularly known as The Black Sox Scandal. He was also involved in some major betting coups, bookmaking, and managed to rub elbows with some of the biggest names in show business. A valuable source for those who want to know more about the real Roaring Twenties and the...