The Last Mafioso

Author: Ovid Demaris
Editor: Ishi Press
ISBN: 9784871873291
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The night Jimmy Fratianno became a government witness, not a single Mafia boss slept. As a "made guy" in La Cosa Nostra, Jimmy Fratianno knew their best-kept secrets. A soldier, capo, and ex-boss of the Los Angeles family, involved at the highest levels with bookmaking, gambling, union racketeering, extortion, pornography, and virtually every criminal activity to which organized crime is linked, Fratianno also earned the reputation as the Mafla's top killer in California.Fratianno became the highest-ranking Mafloso ever to "turn," and in the past two years his testimony, in courtrooms across the nation, has been making sensational headlines. A veteran investigative reporter and bestselling author, Ovid Demaris had the unprecedented opportunity to debrief Fratianno in order to write this book. Demaris also had access to wiretaps, surveillance reports, prison and court records, The result is the most important work to date on organized crime in America---a disturbing, yet extraordinary and vivid life story that makes the other "insider" stories of the Mafia look like tales of innocence.The Last Mafioso details eleven murders Fratianno was personally involved in, and relates Fratianno's inside knowledge of some two dozen others, including the slayings of Bugsy Siegel, Nick DeJohn, Albert Anastasia, Jimmy Hoffa, Sam Giancana, Johnny Roselli, and Tamara Rand. Fratianno was a confidant of Johnny Roselli, so Demaris tells the real story of Operation Mongoose, the CIA-Mafia plot to assassinate Castro. Here also are the behind-the-scenes deals and machinations of the Mafia in Las Vegas. Fratianno's life was not spent entirely with his criminal friends, although The Last Mafioso records the secret lives of virtually all the important Mafiosi of the last thirty years. Fratianno moved perpetually in exotic circles, a man of inexhaustible energy, an ingenious schemer and scammer, an insatiable womanizer and socializer who was quick to ingratiate him-self with Mafia royalty, Hollywood celebrities, politicians, prominent lawyers, successful businessmen, and Teamster officials. In The Last Mafioso there are countless episodes with the likes of Frank Sinatra and ex-San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto.

Vengeance Is Mine

Author: Michael J. Zuckerman
Editor: Macmillan Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Documents the inside story of why notorious mobster Jimmy Fratianno turned against the Mafia and chronicles his secret life as a protected government witness

All American Mafioso

Author: Charles Rappleye
Editor: Doubleday Books
ISBN:
File Size: 70,30 MB
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A biography of life-time mob man Rosselli describes his role in Capone's gang, in the extortion of the Hollywood studios, and in the infiltration of the Las Vegas casinos

Fraud And Abuse In Pensions And Related Employee Benefit Plans

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 28,53 MB
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Organized Crime

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
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File Size: 61,44 MB
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The Last Don Out

Author: Jumoke Serrano
Editor:
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File Size: 47,60 MB
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The Last Official Sex Maniacs Joke Book

Author: Larry Wilde
Editor:
ISBN: 9780553229196
File Size: 33,31 MB
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Labor Department Erisa Compliance

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources
Editor:
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File Size: 70,23 MB
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Criminology

Author: Martin R. Haskell
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File Size: 65,20 MB
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Organized Crime In America

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
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File Size: 74,80 MB
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Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Editor:
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File Size: 69,79 MB
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Book Review Digest

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File Size: 71,59 MB
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Media Law Reporter

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File Size: 37,57 MB
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California Court Of Appeal 5th Appellate District Records And Briefs

Author: California (State).
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File Size: 59,93 MB
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Talking Books Adult

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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File Size: 71,53 MB
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Crime And Social Justice

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File Size: 77,35 MB
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Encyclopedia Of World Crime

Author: Jay Robert Nash
Editor: Crime Books
ISBN: 9780923582005
File Size: 47,60 MB
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Jay Robert Nash knows crime, not speculatively or academically but reportorially, at the level of the most intense and thorough investigative journalism. Some 50,000 entries in six volumes range from biblical times through 1988, and include a dictionary volume and an index volume. The entries present the most notable and important international criminal cases, persons, places, and events, as well as important persons in the fields of law enforcement, criminal justice, the judiciary, criminology, forensic medicine, pathology, penology, and criminal psychiatry and psychology. They also cover works of drama, fiction, film, poetry, and song, explaining the real-life role models for such works. Nash does fall prey to some common and insidious myths: his dictionary, for example, lists anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, and anarchy, but not capitalism, which is clearly more intimately (i.e. structurally) and extensively connected with crime and criminality. But the areas he knows, he knows better than just about anyone else. Note: this is a continuity series encyclopedia, offering annual editions, the year 1989 to be covered in CrimeBook's 1990 annual. Published by CrimeBooks, Inc., 1213 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091. Libraries and schools order from the distributor, Marshall Cavendish. (RC) Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Atomic Oasis

Author: Victoria Schurz Randlett
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In the 1950s, Las Vegas, Nevada materialized in the desert, seemingly all at once, as the center of both gambling and atomic weapons testing in the United States. As it did, Las Vegas also became a hyperbolic representation of the peculiarly obsessive dialectic of sin and redemption in American culture. During what has been called its Golden Age, from approximately 1946 to 1958, Las Vegas was consciously constructed, as place and as image, in a remarkably short time in a remarkably unpromising place. The story of Las Vegas is that of a noplace in the middle of nowhere that became a very important and quintessentially American place in the second half of the twentieth century. Las Vegas in the 1950s embodied several critical strains of United States cultural, political, and economic life, represented here by the Mob, the Bomb, and the Chamber of Commerce. The interweaving of those strains with each other and with their physical environment, the Southern Nevada desert, speaks eloquently of the ways in which time and place, history and geography, Constitute each other. This dissertation examines the necessarily contested process by which this place was made, connecting the political economy of the built landscape with the moral and discursive economy of the iconic landscape Las Vegas became.