True Crime - Organized Crime

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The Quiet Don

Matt Birkbeck

To what extent was Rosario "Russell" Bufalino involved in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in 1975? In the CIA's recruitment of gangsters to assassinate Fidel Castro?  In organizing the historic meeting of crime chieftains ...

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Published: Oct 2013

The First Family: Terror, Extortion, ...

Mike Dash

Before the notorious Five Families who dominated U.S. organized crime for a bloody half century, there was the one-fingered criminal genius Giuseppe Morello–known as "The Clutch Hand"–and his lethal coterie of associates...

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Published: Aug 2010

Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws: My Infil...

Charles Falco

The gripping account from an ex-con who went undercover to help the ATF infiltrate three of America's most violent biker gangsDespite lacking any experience with motorcycle gangs, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America's deadliest...

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Published: Jun 2014

No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Jou...

Jay Dobyns

Here, from Jay Dobyns, the first federal agent to infiltrate the inner circle of the outlaw Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, is the inside story of the twenty-one-month operation that almost cost him his family, his sanity, and his life....

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Published: Feb 2010

Mobfiles: Mobsters, Molls and Murder

George Anastasia

For more than 25 years as a reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer George Anastasia has made tracking the demise of the American Mafia his regular beat, writing investigative pieces, profiles and slices of underworld life. Mobfiles i...

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Published: Sep 2008

Jersey Tough: My Wild Ride from Outla...

Wayne "Big Chuck" Bradshaw

The only patch-wearing outlaw biker to become a sworn police officer and live to tell his taleIn 1977, Wayne "Big Chuck" Bradshaw was Jersey tough. He was a member of the outlaw Pagans bike gang, a One Percenter, and had ear...

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Published: Mar 2016

The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia C...

Philip Carlo

He was Sammy the Bull Gravano's partner in the killing of Paul Castellano. John Gotti hired him to torture and kill his neighbor. A favorite among all the seven East Coast crime families, Richard "Ice Man" Kuklinski conducte...

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Published: Sep 2007

Hard Road: Bernie Guindon and the Rei...

Peter Edwards

The spiritual godfather of Canadian bikers tells the story of his fascinating life.You could call Bernie Guindon the Sonny Barger of Canadian bikers (but not to his face). The founder of Satan's Choice, Guindon led what was in the 196...

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Published: Feb 2018

Deal with the Devil: The FBI's Secret...

Peter Lance

In Deal with the Devil, five-time Emmy Award–winning investigative reporter Peter Lance draws on three decades of once-secret FBI files to tell the definitive story of Greg Scarpa Sr., a Mafia capo who "stopped counting" a...

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Published: Jun 2014

Prodigal Father, Pagan Son: Growing U...

Anthony "Lt" Menginie

By the time he was thirteen, he already had attended thirteen funerals.            Abandoned by his mother, and with his father, "Mangy" Menginie—president of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, Philadelphia chapter—i...

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Published: Jun 2012

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's...

Sam Quinones

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hund...

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Published: Apr 2016

The Westies: Inside New York's Irish ...

T. J. English

Even among the Mob, the Westies were feared. Starting with a partnership between two sadistic thugs, Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone, the gang rose out of the inferno of Hell's Kitchen, a decaying tenderloin slice of New York Cit...

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Published: Nov 2006

News of a Kidnapping

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In 1990, fearing extradition to the United States, Pablo Escobar – head of the Medellín drug cartel – kidnapped ten notable Colombians to use as bargaining chips. With the eye of a poet, García Márquez describes the survivors' ...

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Published: Jan 2008

Londongrad: From Russia with Cash: Th...

Mark Hollingsworth

A dazzling tale of incredible wealth, ferocious disputes, beautiful women, private jets, mega-yachts, the world's best soccer players, and chauffeur-driven Range Rovers with tinted windows The amazing true story of how London became ...

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Published: Nov 2010

The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Ch...

Patrick Radden Keefe

In this thrilling panorama of real-life events, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middle-aged grandmother, who from a tiny noodle shop in New York's Chinatown managed a multi-...

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Published: Jul 2010

Chemical Cowboys: The DEA's Secret Mi...

Lisa Sweetingham

In 1995, after receiving a tip from an informant that a new drug called Ecstasy was being pushed in Manhattan's nightclubs, DEA agent Robert Gagne embarked on a mission to unravel one of the world's most lucrative drug-trafficking net...

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Published: Jun 2010

Born to Kill: The Rise and Fall of Am...

T. J. English

Throughout the late eighties and nineties, a gang of young Asian refugees cut a bloody swath through New York's Chinatown. They were the lost children of the Vietnam War, severed from their families by violence and cast adrift in a s...

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Published: Jun 2009

Family Affair: Greed, Treachery, and ...

Sam Giancana

The true story of the vicious Chicago underworld from a New York Times bestselling author. With a contract out on his life, Nicholas "Nicky Breeze" Calabrese turned government witness and revealed the truth about the murder...

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Published: Mar 2010

The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Jo...

Peter Watson

The story begins, as stories do in all good thrillers, with a botched robbery and a police chase. Eight Apuleian vases of the fourth century B.C. are discovered in the swimming pool of a German-based art smuggler. More valuable ...

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Published: Jun 2007

The Fix Is Still In: Corruption and C...

In this long-anticipated sequel to his jarring takedown of professional sports, The Fix Is In, internationally recognized game fixing expert and scholarly authority Brian Tuohy further reveals the truths all sports fans need to know. ...

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Published: Jun 2019

Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on t...

Jake Adelstein

A riveting true-life tale of newspaper noir and Japanese organized crime from an American investigative journalist. Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Pr...

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Published: Oct 2010

Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mo...

George Anastasia

Here is the critically acclaimed inside story, now in an expanded edition, about the rise and fall of Philadelphia's notorious Scarfo organization. Blunt and unsparing, it is a first-hand account of murder, money, and corruption told ...

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Published: Oct 2003

Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alit...

George Anastasia

From the New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Honor and The Last Gangster—"one of the most respected crime reporters in the country" (60 Minutes)—comes the sure to be headline-making inside story of the Gotti a...

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Published: Nov 2015

The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their ...

Jay Bahadur

The first close-up look at the hidden world of Somali pirates by a young journalist who dared to make his way into their remote havens and spent a year infiltrating their lives.br brFor centuries, stories of pirates have captured ima...

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Published: Aug 2012

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for t...

Nick Bilton

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom—and almost got away with it   In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbrich...

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Published: May 2018

The Irishman: Frank Sheeran’s True ...

Daniel Brand

Frank Sheeran, known as theIrishman, waited his entire life to tell his story, or at least his version of his story. The world knew him as a union official, a long-time member of the Teamsters Union; he was a member of Jimmy Hoffa's i...

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Published: Oct 2018

The Cartel

Stephen Breen

The Number 1 Bestseller - now fully updated!The definitive account of the rise of the Kinahan gang and the deadly feud that has shocked the nation.He is one of Ireland's most successful CEOs, running a global multinational with operat...

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Published: May 2018

The Good Rat: A True Story

Jimmy Breslin

Of course Pulitzer Prize winner Jimmy Breslin recognized Burton Kaplan right away as the Mafia witness of the ages. Breslin comes from the same Queens streets as mob bosses John Gotti and Vito Genovese. But even they couldn't match K...

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Published: Feb 2009

Exile on Front Street: My Life as a H...

George Christie

A memoir of the Hells Angels motorcycle club from one of its most high-profile leaders.After forty years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As president of the high-profile Ventura charter of the club, he had be...

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Published: Jul 2019

Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West...

Neil G. Clark

At a time when the Port of New York was ruled by lawless criminals, one hoodlum towered above the rest and secretly controlled the piers for over thirty years. Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront is the fascinatin...

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Published: Jul 2017
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