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1. Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series)
Author: by Bill O'Reilly English 304 pages 125027365X
Instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller! In the tenth book in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard take on their most controversial subject yet: The Mob. Killing the Mob is the tenth book in Bill O’Reilly’s #1 New York Times bestselling series of popular narrative histories, with sales of nearly 18 million copies worldwide, and over 320 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses. Covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, O’Reilly and Dugard trace the prohibition-busting bank robbers of the Depression Era, such as John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby-Face Nelson.
In addition, the authors highlight the creation of the Mafia Commission, the power struggles within the Five Families, the growth of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, the mob battles to control Cuba, Las Vegas and Hollywood, as well as the personal war between the U.S.
2. Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires
Author: by Selwyn Raab English 816 pages 1250101700
A 10th-anniversary edition of the New York Times bestselling history of the Mafia’s infamous Five Families, featuring a new preface by the author. 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.
3. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
Author: by Sanyika Shakur Grove Press English 400 pages
Written in solitary confinement, Kody Scott’s memoir of sixteen years as a gangbanger in Los Angeles was a searing best-seller and became a classic, published in ten languages, with more than 300,000 copies in print in the United States alone. After pumping eight blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a group of rival gang members, twelve-year-old Kody Scott was initiated into the L.A.Gang the Crips.
He quickly matured into one of the most formidable Crip combat soldiers, earning the name Monster for committing acts of brutality and violence that repulsed even his fellow gang members. When the inevitable jail term confined him to a maximum-security cell, a complete political and personal transformation followed: from Monster to Sanyika Shakur, black nationalist, member of the New Afrikan Independence Movement, and crusader against the causes of gangsterism.
In a document that has been compared to The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice, Shakur makes palpable the despair and decay of America’s inner cities and gives eloquent voice to one aspect of the black ghetto experience today.
4. American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
Author: by Nick Bilton Portfolio English 368 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroomand almost got away with it In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anythingdrugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisonsfree of the government’s watchful eye.
It wasn’t long before the media got wind of the new Web site where anyonenot just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackerscould buy and sell contraband detection-free. Spurred by a public outcry, the federal government launched an epic two-year manhunt for the site’s elusive proprietor, with no leads, no witnesses, and no clear jurisdiction.
All the investigators knew was that whoever was running the site called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts. The Silk Road quickly ballooned into $1. 2 billion enterprise, and Ross embraced his new role as kingpin. He enlisted a loyal crew of allies in high and low places, all as addicted to the danger and thrill of running an illegal marketplace as their customers were to the heroin they sold.
5. Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob
Author: by Russell Shorto English 272 pages 0393245586
One of Newsweek’s Most Highly Anticipated New Books of 2021 Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America. Best-selling author Russell Shorto, praised for his incisive works of narrative history, never thought to write about his own past.
He grew up knowing his grandfather and namesake was a small-town mob boss but maintained an unspoken family vow of silence. Then an elderly relative prodded: You’re a writerwhat are you gonna do about the story? Smalltime is a mob story straight out of central castingbut with a difference, for the small-town mob, which stretched from Schenectady to Fresno, is a mostly unknown world.
The location is the brawny postwar factory town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The setting is City Cigar, a storefront next to City Hall, behind which Russ and his brother-in-law, Little Joe, operate a gambling empire and effectively run the town. Smalltime is a riveting American immigrant story that travels back to Risorgimento Sicily, to the ancient, dusty, hill-town home of Antonino Sciotto, the author’s great-grandfather, who leaves his wife and children in grinding poverty for a new lifeand wifein a Pennsylvania mining town.
Author: by Nicholas Pileggi Simon & Schuster English 304 pages
Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hillthe working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that to be a wiseguy was to own the world, who grew up to live the highs and lows of the mafia gangster’s lifehas been hailed as the best book ever written on organized crime (Cosmopolitan).
This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Fedswith Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.Nonstop…
Absolutely engrossing (The New York Times Book Review). Read it and experience the secret life inside the mobfrom one who’s lived it.
7. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
Author: by Sam Quinones 1620402521 Bloomsbury Press English
Winner of the NBCC Award for General NonfictionNamed on Amazon’s Best Books of the Year 2015-Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year-Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015-Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year-Slate.
Com’s 10 Best Books of 2015-Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2015 -Buzzfeed’s 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015-The Daily Beast’s Best Big Idea Books of 2015-Seattle Times’ Best Books of 2015-Boston Globe’s Best Books of 2015-St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Books of 2015-The Guardian’s The Best Book We Read All Year-Audible’s Best Books of 2015-Texas Observer’s Five Books We Loved in 2015-Chicago Public Library’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2015From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America.
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 hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America-addiction like no other the country has ever faced.
8. The Family
Author: by Ed Sanders Da Capo Press English 560 pages
“The first complete, authoritative account of the career of Charles Manson. A terrifying book.” – New York Times Book Review In August of 1969, during two bloody evenings of paranoid, psychedelic savagery, Charles Manson and his dystopic communal family helped to wreck the dreams of the Love Generation.
At least nine people were murdered, among them Sharon Tate, the young, beautiful, pregnant, actress and wife of Roman Polanski. Ed Sanders’s unnerving and detailed look at the horror dealt by Manson and his followers is a classic of the true-crime genre.
The Family was originally published in 1971 and remains the most meticulously researched account of the most notorious murders of the 1960s. Using firsthand accounts from some of the family’s infamous members, including the wizard himself, Sanders examines not only the origins and legacy of Manson and his family, but also the mysteries that persist.
Completely revised and updated, this edition features 25 harrowing black-and-white photos from the investigation. “One of the best-researched, best-written, thoroughly-constructed, and eminently significant books of our times…. A masterpiece.” – Boston Phoenix
9. I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa
Author: by Charles Brandt Steerforth English 384 pages
The inspiration for the major motion picture, THE IRISHMAN. Includes an Epilogue and a Conclusion that detail substantial post-publication corroboration of Frank Sheeran’s confessions to the killings of Jimmy Hoffa and Joey Gallo. Sheeran’s confession that he killed Hoffa in the manner described in the book is supported by the forensic evidence, is entirely credible, and solves the Hoffa mystery.Michael Baden M.D., former Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New YorkCharles Brandt has solved the Hoffa mystery.
Professor Arthur Sloane, author of HoffaIt’s all true. New York Police Department organized crime homicide detective Joe Coffey”I heard you paint houses” are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man.
The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa.
10. We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption
Author: by Justin Fenton English 352 pages 0593133668
The astonishing true story of one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation (The New York Times), from the Pulitzer Prizenominated reporter who exposed a gang of criminal cops and their yearslong plunder of an American cityA work of journalism that not only chronicles the rise and fall of a corrupt police unit but can stand as the inevitable coda to the half-century of disaster that is the American drug war.
David Simon, author of Homicide, co-author of The Corner, and creator of The Wire Baltimore, 2015. Riots are erupting across the city as citizens demand justice for Freddie Gray, a twenty-five-year-old Black man who has died under suspicious circumstances while in police custody.
Drug and violent crime are surging, and Baltimore will reach its highest murder count in more than two decades: 342 homicides in a single year, in a city of just 600,000 people. Facing pressure from the mayor’s officeas well as a federal investigation of the department over Gray’s deathBaltimore police commanders turn to a rank-and-file hero, Sergeant Wayne Jenkins, and his elite plainclothes unit, the Gun Trace Task Force, to help get guns and drugs off the street.
11. Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire
Author: by Elaine Shannon B079WVBLML William Morrow February 19, 2019
With a foreword by four-time Oscar nominated filmmaker Michael MannThe story of Paul LeRoux, the twisted-genius entrepreneur and cold-blooded killer who brought revolutionary innovation to international crime, and the exclusive inside story of how the DEA’s elite, secretive 960 Group brought him down.
Paul LeRoux was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. After a first career as a pioneering cybersecurity entrepreneur, he plunged hellbent into the dark side, using his extraordinary talents to develop a disruptive new business model for transnational organized crime.
Along the way he created a mercenary force of ex-U.S. And NATO sharpshooters to carry out contract murders for his own pleasure and profit. The criminal empire he built was Cartel 4. 0, utilizing the gig economy and the tools of the Digital Age: encrypted mobile devices, cloud sharing and novel money-laundering techniques.
LeRoux’s businesses, cyber-linked by his own dark worldwide web, stretched from Southeast Asia across the Middle East and Africa to Brazil; they generated hundreds of millions of dollars in sales of arms, drugs, chemicals, bombs, missile technology and murder. He dealt with rogue nations-Iran and North Korea-as well as the Chinese Triads, Somali pirates, Serb mafia, outlaw bikers, militants, corrupt African and Asian officials and coup-plotters.
12. Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob
Author: by Gianni Russo English 304 pages 1250181399
Hollywood Godfather is Gianni Russo’s over-the-top memoir of a real-life mobster-turned-actor who helped make The Godfather a reality, and his story of life on the edge between danger and glamour. Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history.
He played Carlo Rizzi, the husband of Connie Corleone, who set her brother Sonnyplayed by James Caanup for a hit. Russo didn’t have to acthe knew the mob inside and out: from his childhood in Little Italy, where Mafia legend Frank Costello took him under his wing, to acting as a messenger for New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello during the Kennedy assassination, to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas club.
Along the way, Russo befriended Frank Sinatra, who became his son’s godfather, and Marlon Brando, who mentored his career as an actor after trying to get Francis Ford Coppola to fire him from The Godfather. Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minelli, and scores of other celebrities.
13. Forbidden Fruit: Sin City's Underworld and the Supper Club Inferno
Author: by Peter Bronson
English 343 pages 1733995579
The Beverly Hills Supper Club was Vegas before Vegas was cool. It was known as the “Showplace of the Nation” before it burned to the ground in 1977, killing at least 165 peopleone of the worst fires in U.S.History. But few knew that the Beverly Hills had a violent past of deadly arson beginning in 1936, when it was taken over by the Cleveland mob that ran “Sin City” in Newport, Kentuckyan open city of prostitution, extortion, gambling and violence for decades, until new U.S.
Attorney General Bobby Kennedy went to war on the mob in 1961. His first target was Newport. This is the story of a crime empire on the banks of the Ohio River, in the backyard of Ivory clean Cincinnati, and the war to clean it up that led to the assassination of Bobby’s brother, President John F.Kennedy.
It’s a story of mobsters, hookers, murder and dice; dirty cops, crooked politicians and the underworld bosses whose power reached into the FBI, Congress and the White House. Given the context of history, what happened in 1977 and the cover-up that followed were no surprise.
14. Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts
Author: by Samuel Beckett Grove Press English 128 pages
Performed across the globe by some of the world’s most iconic performers, Samuel Beckett’s indelible masterpiece remains an unwavering testament of what it means to be human. From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a cornerstone of twentieth-century drama.
As Clive Barnes wrote, Time catches up with genius Waiting for Godot is one of the masterpieces of the century. The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someoneor somethingnamed Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness.
The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Beckett’s language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post-World War II Europe. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.
15. El traidor. El diario secreto del hijo del Mayo / The Traitor. The secret diary of Mayo's son (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Anabel Hernandez Grijalbo Spanish 384 pages
El traidor es uno de los trabajos periodsticos ms ambiciosos en la trayectoria de Anabel Hernndez. Su historia se remonta a enero de 2011, cuando la contact uno de los abogados de Vicente Zambada Niebla, mejor conocido como Vicentillo, quien enfrentaba un juicio en una corte de Chicago.
La intencin era compartir con la periodista documentos y hechos que ampliaban y esclarecan varios de los episodios que acababa de dar a conocer en Los seores del narco. Entre los documentos a los que tuvo acceso se encuentran el inquietante autorretrato como payaso que aparece en la portada y los diarios realizados por Vicentillo durante las negociaciones para colaborar con el gobierno norteamericano, los cuales hasta ahora eran secretos.
En ellos el capo reconstruy su historia y la historia de una de las organizaciones de trfico de estupefacientes ms grandes del planeta. A lo largo de estas pginas, la autora se adentra en el Crtel de Sinaloa a travs del relato de Vicentillo, quien exhibe de manera descarnada cmo funciona el sistema interno que da vida a la organizacin criminal, la violencia, las mil formas de traficar droga y la complicidad entre polticos, empresarios y fuerzas del orden.