Autore: J. D. Hurt
ISBN: 9781521154854
Grandezza: 11,84 MB
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Vista: 8424
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La vita di Christopher D'Antonio � stata compromessa da una violenza orribile quanto inconfessabile. Quello che sembrava essere un futuro promettente unito ad una carriera sfavillante nel ruolo di padrino della mafia si � rivelato un inganno intollerabile, una gabbia di crudelt� che ne ha ingoiato l'intera esistenza. Christopher � un uomo macchiato dall'infamia e dalla violenza; un uomo la cui anima perduta difficilmente potr� trovare riscatto. Eppure ha un bisogno estremo di rinascere; perci� cerca di soddisfare quest'urgenza attraverso la meschinit� e la vendetta.Joplin Di Marco ha un passato da dimenticare; una vita smarrita nell'inferno della droga. Non ha ricordi della propria infanzia n� affetti ai quali aggrapparsi per poter trovare la strada che conduce ad un'esistenza serena e risolta. Eppure, nonostante gli sbagli commessi, Joplin cerca disperatamente di redimersi; di provare a scegliere la vita in luogo della non vita che ha condotto fino ad ora. I mondi di Christopher e Joplin sono tanto simili nella loro angosciante disperazione quanto destinati a scontrarsi inesorabilmente; perch� Joplin appartiene al clan Di Marco e il clan Di Marco rappresenta tutto ci� che Christopher D'Antonio vuole distruggere. Rappresenta il cancro immondo che gli ha rovinato la vita.

Mafia Prince

Autore: Phil Leonetti
Editore: Running Press
ISBN: 0762456000
Grandezza: 16,84 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9533
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CONTAINS A NEW EPILOGUE!" Mafia Prince is the first-person account of one of the most violent eras in Mafia history —“Little” Nicky Scarfo's reign as boss of the Philly family in the 1980s—written by Scarfo's underboss and nephew, “Crazy” Phil Leonetti. The youngest-ever underboss at the age of 31, Leonetti was at the crux of the violent downfall of the traditional American Mafia in the 1980s when he infiltrated Atlantic City after gambling was legalized, and later turned state's evidence against his own. His testimony directly led to the convictions of dozens of high-ranking made men including John Gotti, Vincent Gigante, and his own uncle, Nicky Scarfo—sparking the beginning of the end of La Cosa Nostra. Just as The Godfather and Boardwalk Empire defined the early 20th century Mafia, and Wiseguy and Casino depicted the next great era through the '70s, Mafia Prince concludes this epic genre revealing the Mafia's violent final heyday of the 1980s— straight from the horse's mouth.

The Sicilian Origins Of The Mafia

Autore: Christopher Duggan
Grandezza: 70,15 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5295
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Autore: Rick Porrello
Editore: Next Hat Press
ISBN: 0966250850
Grandezza: 75,44 MB
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Vista: 6408
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Superthief is a captivating first-hand look at the life of Phil Christopher, a career criminal, Mafia associate, and one of the most successful bank burglars in the United States. In a raw and candid accounting, Rick Porrello takes his readers inside Phil's brutal street world and prison life and exposes the details behind the planning and execution of the daring and record-setting 1972 United California Bank burglary in Orange County, California.

The Mob And The City

Autore: C. Alexander Hortis
Editore: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616149248
Grandezza: 24,29 MB
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Vista: 5022
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Forget what you think you know about the Mafia. After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime. Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the first full-length book devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in New York City during the 1930s through 1950s. Based on exhaustive research of archives and secret files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, author and attorney C. Alexander Hortis draws on the deepest collection of primary sources, many newly discovered, of any history of the modern mob. Shattering myths, Hortis reveals how Cosa Nostra actually obtained power at the inception. The author goes beyond conventional who-shot-who mob stories, providing answers to fresh questions such as: * Why did the Sicilian gangs come out on top of the criminal underworld? * Can economics explain how the Mafia families operated? * What was the Mafia's real role in the drug trade? * Why was Cosa Nostra involved in gay bars in New York since the 1930s? Drawing on an unprecedented array of primary sources, The Mob and the City is the most thorough and authentic history of the Mafia's rise to power in the early-to-mid twentieth century.

Five Families

Autore: Selwyn Raab
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250101700
Grandezza: 17,33 MB
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Vista: 3905
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For half a century, the American Mafia outwitted, outmaneuvered, and outgunned the FBI and other police agencies, wreaking unparalleled damage on America’s social fabric and business enterprises while emerging as the nation’s most formidable crime empire. The vanguard of this criminal juggernaut is still led by the Mafia’s most potent and largest borgatas: New York’s Five Families. Five Families is the vivid story of the rise and fall of New York’s premier dons, from Lucky Luciano to Paul Castellano to John Gotti and others. This definitive history brings the reader right up to the possible resurgence of the Mafia as the FBI and local law-enforcement agencies turn their attention to homeland security and away from organized crime. This updated tenth-anniversary edition features a new preface by the author.

Cult Pop Culture How The Fringe Became Mainstream 3 Volumes

Autore: Bob Batchelor
Editore: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313357811
Grandezza: 54,27 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 493
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This three-volume collection of original essays examines cult pop culture, the often-seedy underbelly of American popular culture. • 60 essays examine cult topics based on linked subject matter • Organization by subject enables readers to quickly find what interests them most • A "Further Reading" section, including websites, films, and multimedia sources, helps readers to delve into cult pop culture topics in greater depth

Mob Rules

Autore: Louis Ferrante
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101515341
Grandezza: 77,71 MB
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Vista: 9382
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The Mob is notorious for its cruel and immoral practices, but its most successful members have always been extremely smart businessmen. Now, former mobster Louis Ferrante reveals its surprisingly effective management techniques and explains how to apply them-legally-to any legitimate business. As an associate of the Gambino family, Ferrante relied on his instincts to pull off some of the biggest heists in U.S. history. By the age of twenty-one, he had netted millions of dollars for his employers. His natural talent for management led Mafia bosses to rely on him. After being arrested and serving an eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence, Ferrante went straight. He realized that the Mob's most valuable business lessons would allow him to survive and thrive in the real world. Now he offers eighty-eight time-tested Mafia strategies, including: * Go get your own coffee!: Respecting the chain of command without being a sucker. * The walls have ears: Never bad-mouth the boss. * Is this phone tapped?: Watch what you say every day. * How to bury the hatchet-but not in someone's head. * Don't split yourself in half: The wrong decision is better than none at all. * Don't build Yankee stadium, just supply the concrete: Spotting new rackets. * Leave the gun, take the cannolis...and beware of hubris. Ferrante brings his real-life experiences to the book, offering fascinating advice that really works and sharing behind-the-scenes episodes almost as outrageous as those occurring on Wall Street every day.

Lynching And Vigilantism In The United States

Autore: Norton H. Moses
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301773
Grandezza: 71,48 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4714
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Filling a void in the history of American collective violence, this bibliography includes over 4,200 works dealing with vigilante movements and lynchings.


Autore: Rick Cowan
Editore: Putnam Adult
Grandezza: 70,33 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9301
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A NYPD detective describes his work as an undercover cop, in which role he infltrated a lethal mob cartel to uncover evidence of a conspiracy among the various mob families to extort billions of dollars from the nation's most influential corporations. 75,000 first printing.