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Author : Larry McShane
ISBN : 9780806539164
Genre : True Crime
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VINCENT “CHIN” GIGANTE He started out as a professional boxer—until he found his true calling as a ruthless contract killer. Hand-picked by Vito Genovese to run the Genovese Family when Vito was sent to prison, Chin raked in more than $100 million for the Genovese family and routinely ordered the murders of mobsters who violated the Mafia code—including John Gotti. At the height of his power, he controlled an underworld empire of close to three hundred made men, making the Genovese Family the most powerful in the U.S. And yet Vincent “Chin” Gigante was, to all outside appearances, certifiably crazy. He wandered the streets of Greenwich Village in a ratty bathrobe and slippers. He urinated in public, played pinochle in storefronts, and hid a second family from his wife. On twenty-two occasions, he admitted himself to a mental hospital—evading criminal prosecution while insuring his continued reign as “The Oddfather.” It took nearly thirty years of endless psychiatric evaluations by a parade of puzzled doctors for federal authorities to finally bring him down. “A tale for the ages . . . grabs you with the immediacy of a breaking news story and carries you along as if you were living it.”—Michael Daly, The Daily Beast “A story that’s long overdue. McShane pulls no punches . . . a vivid picture of the last American gangster.” —George Anastasia, author of Gotti’s Rules

Last Don Standing

Author : Larry McShane
ISBN : 9781250095886
Genre : True Crime
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As the last Don of the Philadelphia mob, Ralph Natale, the first-ever mob boss to turn state’s evidence, provides an insider’s perspective on the mafia. Natale’s reign atop the Philadelphia and New Jersey underworlds brought the region’s mafia back to prominence in the 1990s. Smart, savvy, and articulate, Natale came up in the mob and saw first-hand as it hatched its plan to control Atlantic City’s casino unions. Later on, after spending 16 years in prison, he reclaimed the family as his own after a bloody mob war that left bodies scattered across South Philly. He forged connections around the country, invigorated the family with more allies than it had in two decades, and achieved a status within the mob never seen before or since until he was betrayed by his men and decided to testify against them in a stunning turn of events. Using dozens of hours of interviews with Natale along with research and interviews with FBI agents, this book delivers revelatory insights into seminal events in American mob history, including: - The truth about Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance - The murder of Jewish mob icon Bugsy Siegel - The identity of the man who created modern-day Las Vegas With the full cooperation of Natale, New York Daily News reporter Larry McShane and producer Dan Pearson uncover the deadly reign of the last great mob boss of Philadelphia, a tale that covers a half-century of mob lore—and gore.

The Godfather S Daughter

Author : Rita Gigante
ISBN : 9781401938826
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Rita Gigante grew up in a world swirling with secrets, lies, and multiple sins. Her father, notorious Mafia boss Vincent "the Chin" Gigante, was the leader of the Genovese crime clan and the head of all five New York crime families for decades. But until she was 16, she was kept in the dark about his underworld activities. She unknowingly hung out at mob headquarters and witnessed her dad’s whispered meetings around the dinner table, but only knew what she was told by her mother and siblings about his odd behavior: Dad’s sick. Keep your mouth shut. Don’t talk about the family. Living with the family secret—and other shocking betrayals she was to uncover, then instructed to conceal—plunged Rita into emotional and physical turmoil for years. And then there was the blockbuster secret she herself kept hidden away: As the youngest girl in an old-fashioned, devout Catholic family, how could she confess to the unforgiving Godfather that she was a lesbian? They were all going to hell, she figured . . . unless she could find a way to embrace the truth and find redemption. In The Godfather’s Daughter, Rita details her spiritual journey as she unravels the mysteries of her family and herself, and learns what it means to live in the truth she finds. It’s a real-life father-daughter tale of betrayal and faith, violence and love—and how a young woman escaped from a spiraling darkness to reach the light. And in the end, with his daughter’s healing help, even the Godfather finally learns to live in the light and atone for his sins.

Time Life The Mob

Author : The Editors of TIME-LIFE
ISBN : 9781683308645
Genre : True Crime
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Inside the brutal world of the mafia The Mob. The Mafia. Organized crime. America's violent underworld has always fascinated us--the colorful criminals, dirty cops, crooked politicians and shady businessmen. It's a hard and high-stakes world, fueled by gambling, prostitution, extortion, graft, illegal booze and narcotics. Now you can explore the fascinating history of the Mob in America through the lens of a new special edition from TIME-LIFE, The Mob: Inside the Brutal World of the Mafia. Compelling photographs from throughout the past century combine with sharp biographies to reveal the key players and historical figures who loomed large. Plus: deep dives into the history of organized crime, the truth behind The Godfather, the power struggles, the roles of trigger-happy thugs and political bosses, and how the Mob is evolving in today's digital age.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Organized Crime

Author : Howard Abadinsky
ISBN : 9780495599661
Genre : Social Science
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ORGANIZED CRIME provides a detailed, comprehensive analysis of the origins, history, theoretical explanations, and structure of domestic and international organized crime. The author also explains the methods employed by law enforcement agencies to combat organized crime, as well as the policy decisions of various investigating committees and commissions, including the President’s Commission on Organized Crime. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mafia Mother In Law

Author : Ms. Sunny Rubin
ISBN : 0615567347
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Now that final curtain has dropped on the Soprano's, enter Sunny Rubin. Sunny is a Jewish wife and mother, living her ideal life in the suburbs of New Jersey. It was a life that Donna Reed would have been chosen to play had it been made into a movie. But Sunny soon found out that life can change in the blink of an eye. Climb aboard with her and ride the roller coaster as her life morphs from an Ozzie and Harriet re-run into something reminiscent of the Soprano's. In Mafia Mother In Law, Sunny let's us ride along as she learns to cope with single mother-hood and all the triumphs and tragedies that go with it. She makes us laugh out loud and even shed a few tears as she is joined in her journey by her brother Billy, the lovable gambler who tries to help her sort out all the characters in this twisted new chapter of her life. She takes us from reminiscing about the old days of the mafia when Italian and Jewish mob bosses like Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano and Vito Genovese were calling the shots, into a head-long free fall into the here and now of the Genovese Crime Family. Make sure you're holding on tight as Sunny's life collides with that of the "Boss of all Bosses," Vincent "Chin" Gigante, as her son and his granddaughter plan to wed. This true story will leave you breathless, and hungry for more. You won't be able to put it down, so climb aboard and enjoy the ride!

Understanding Organized Crime

Author : Stephen L. Mallory
ISBN : 9781449675776
Genre : Law
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Today, the world is facing an increasing impact from established organized crime, emerging transnational organized crime, and gangs that requires an understanding of who and what these organizations are and how they achieve their goals. Updated to include new and relevant research and statistics, Understanding Organized Crime, Second Edition provides students with a better understanding of how and why these criminal groups continue to dominate the world of crime and what law enforcement must do to address this threat. Written by a leading expert in the field and based on his experience and academic research, Understanding Organized Crime, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the subject and includes coverage of the types of organized crime, definitions of organized crime, why it continues to exist, and how it has evolved throughout history. Material covered includes the structure and hierarchy of each organization, their methods of operation, and the techniques and laws used by law enforcement to address the dynamic nature of domestic and transnational organized crime. Using the author’s unique approach to the topic, students will learn about organized crime through the eyes of the criminal investigator, and how law-enforcement practitioners today are counteracting these criminal organizations. New and Key Features of the Second Edition: • Revised and updated to include new and relevant research, statistics, and case studies to help students understand the true nature of organized crime and the players involved. • Chapter 5 (Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations) has been updated to include the most recent information on new alliances and wars over territories and smuggling routes between established cartels and emerging organizations in Mexico. • A new chapter, The Nexus of Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism, addresses the increasing connections between terrorist groups and transnational organized crime, including new challenges facing governments and law enforcement in identifying and prosecuting these cooperative networks. • Provides information outlining the new age of piracy that has resulted in the creation of task forces that focus on areas around the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia. • Additional and updated information is now included in the chapters on the Russian Mafia, the Italian-American Mafia, the Yakuza, and Outlaw Bikers. Instructor Resources: *Test Bank *Microsoft PowerPoint slides Student Resources: * Companion Website (secure) featuring: -interactive glossary -interactive flashcards -practice exercises -and more!

Criminal Justice

Author : Frank Schmalleger
ISBN : 0130933503
Genre : Social Science
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"Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction" uses real-life stories throughout that are designed to capture and sustain the attention of its readers, helping them achieve a meaningful and comprehensive understanding of its concepts. It explores how the criminal justice system balances individual rights (freedom) with the need for public order (safety). It explores the new environment of the ongoing threat of domestic terrorism; with its updated research and statistics, this edition is "the" most timely and relevant resource available. Real-life examples of current issues and topics in the criminal justice system round out comprehensive coverage of criminology, multiculturalism, crime reporting, criminal law, policing, adjudication and the court system, and the corrections system. With its comprehensive appendices and online resource guide, this book is an excellent reference for those involved in the criminal justice system.

Top Hoodlum

Author : Anthony M. DeStefano
ISBN : 9780806538716
Genre : True Crime
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The definitive book on the ultimate mob boss—featuring new FBI revelations, rare family photos, and never-before-published material . . . The press nicknamed him “The Prime Minister of the Underworld.” The U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of Narcotics described him as “one of the most powerful and influential Mafia leaders in the U.S.” But to friends and associates, he was simply “Uncle Frank.” Who was Frank Costello really? That’s the question Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony M. DeStefano sets out to answer—in this definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures in the annals of American crime . . . Using newly released FBI files, eyewitness accounts, and family mementos, Top Hoodlum takes you inside the Mafia that Frank Costello helped build from the ground up, from small-time bootlegging and gambling to a nationwide racketeering empire. The book’s stunning revelations include: * Costello’s secret interviews with federal investigators—now released for the first time * His private meetings with FBI director J. Edgar Hoover * His partnership with Charlie “Lucky” Luciano and how they brutally displaced the old guard of the Mafia *Surviving an assassination attempt by Genovese Family hitman Vincent “Chin” Gigante *His crime family’s role in the now legendary suicide of Abe “Kid Twist” Reles, a Murder, Inc. member who was about to rat out the mob * His personal involvement in the notorious 1947 “mob summit” in Havana, Cuba * His secret interests, both real and suspected, in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Manhattan night clubs like the Copacabana * His power over politicians, rapport with reporters, and amazing ability to evade the feds * His refusal to admit his crimes long after he retired—until his death in 1973 Sometimes shocking, sometimes amusing, and always riveting, these are the stories that have inspired American crime classics like The Godfather, Casino, Goodfellas, and The Sopranos. This is the man who made the Mafia such a powerful force in our nation’s history. This is Top Hoodlum.

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