Author: Renee Rose
Publisher: Independently Published
"Dark, dirty, and perfect--Renee Rose has mastered this genre." ~USA Today Bestselling Author Alta HensleyI WARNED YOU.I told you not to set foot in my casino again. I told youto stay away. Because if I see those hips swinging aroundmy suite, I'll pin you against the wall and take you hard.And once I make you mine, I'm not gonna set you free.I'm king of the Vegas underground and I takewhat I want.So run. Stay the hell away from my casino.Or I'll tie you to my bed. Put you on your knees.Break you.So come to me, beautiful, if you dare...
Author: Thomas Reppetto
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
"Reppetto's book earns its place among the best . . . he brings fresh context to a familiar story worth retelling." —The New York Times Book Review Organized crime—the Italian American kind—has long been a source of popular entertainment and legend. Now Thomas Reppetto provides a balanced history of the Mafia's rise—from the 1880s to the post-WWII era—that is as exciting and readable as it is authoritative. Structuring his narrative around a series of case histories featuring such infamous characters as Lucky Luciano and Al Capone, Reppetto draws on a lifetime of field experience and access to unseen documents to show us a locally grown Mafia. It wasn't until the 1920s, thanks to Prohibition, that the Mafia assumed what we now consider its defining characteristics, especially its octopuslike tendency to infiltrate industry and government. At mid-century the Kefauver Commission declared the Mafia synonymous with Union Siciliana; in the 1960s the FBI finally admitted the Mafia's existence under the name La Cosa Nostra. American Mafia is a fascinating look at America's most compelling criminal subculture from an author who is intimately acquainted with both sides of the street.
Author: Rose Keefe
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
This is the first entire book devoted to the Irish-American gangster who was known as "Chicago's Arch Killer" and "The Boss of the 42nd and 43rd Wards."
Author: Barbara Metzger
Publisher: Untreed Reads
A classic work from author Barbara Metzger, now available in ebook format for the first time! Never did Alexander "Ace" Endicott, the Earl of Cards, imagine himself to be thrice-betrothed against his will by the doings of three desperate debutantes. So he escapes London to his property in the country, where he follows through with his deceased father's last wish-to find his long-lost step-sister. His search takes a detour and leads him to Nell, who piques his interest. Now, Ace may have to reconsider his rejection of marriage and see if two mismatched lovers can make a royal pair.
Author: Gerard Dalongeville
Publisher: Jacob Duvernet
" J'ai toujours cru en mon parti, le PS. J'ai menti pour le protéger. J'ai subi l'enfermement, l'emprisonnement pour sauver un système. J'ai payé pour d'autres. Et un jour, j'ai dit : ça suffit ! " Ancien maire d'Hénin-Beaumont dans le Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Gérard Dalongeville a été poursuivi en 2009 pour détournement de fonds publics et placé en détention en maison d'arrêt pendant huit mois. Sorti de prison, cet homme meurtri a décidé de parler – pour la première fois ! – et de tout raconter sur les commissions versées au parti par des entreprises du nord de la France pour obtenir des marchés publics, sur des comptes au Luxembourg, sur l'enrichissement personnel de plusieurs responsables politiques, le clientélisme, le népotisme... Gérard Dalongeville lève le voile sur les moeurs troubles des responsables socialistes dans le Pas-de- Calais, ne laisse rien dans l'ombre, décrit dans les moindres détails les petites combines et les grandes machinations, donne des noms, des dates, des lieux, des sommes. Le résultat est effarant et ne manque pas de soulever des questions sur les pratiques des élus de ce pays ! Rose Mafia raconte une histoire hors du commun. Ce livre va peut-être déplaire, sûrement choquer. Il est la confession d'un homme qui tente aujourd'hui de se reconstruire et qui a placé sa confiance dans le travail de la justice.
Author: Martin Leprince, Gerard Dalongeville
Publisher: Jacob Duvernet
Ancien maire d'Hénin-Beaumont, Gérard Dalongeville a été mis en examen en 2009 pour détournement de fonds publics et placé en détention provisoire durant 8 mois. Après avoir gardé le silence face à la justice pour protéger son parti, il a révélé les pratiques plus que douteuses de nombre d'élus socialistes dans le Pas-de-Calais. À la juge d'instruction d'abord, ensuite en écrivant un livre témoignage, Rose Mafia. Il a fait savoir qu'Hénin-Beaumont était loin d'être la seule commune touchée par les irrégularités, qu'un système, beaucoup plus vaste, s'étendait sur tout le bassin minier, et même au-delà. Ce système est bâti sur des relations contraires à l'intérêt général entre les élus et les chefs d'entreprises, s'articule autour de marchés publics truqués et a pour dessein de financer l'activité politique. Mais ce système ne manque pas de servir au passage les intérêts personnels, à travers des emplois de complaisance ou fictifs, des fausses factures, des prises en charge de frais privés... Suite à la contestation de certains faits voire le déni qui entoure ces affaires, il fallait publier les preuves matérielles et demander à un journaliste indépendant la réalisation d'une enquête sur les faits et les pratiques dénoncés par Gérard Dalongeville, au sein même du bassin minier. Martin Leprince, correspondant à Paris du quotidien régional Nord Éclair a mené, d'un regard neutre, ses investigations sur des pratiques politiques où se mêlent soupçons et faits avérés. EXTRAITS, LES ÉNIGMATIQUES AMIS DE LA ROSE Gérard Dalongeville se souvient très bien de cette époque : " Les bulletins comprenaient quelques articles sur des sujets prétextes mais c'était du pipeau. Ces brochures représentaient une véritable machine à brasser de l'argent. Ensuite, pour la diffusion des bulletins, personne ne contrôlait à combien ils étaient réellement tirés. D'autant plus que la plupart du temps, ces publications n'étaient pas vraiment distribuées, elles restaient entassées dans le local ou finissaient à la poubelle. Les recettes des publicités servaient ensuite à financer des opérations politiques, comme des banquets directement facturés aux amis de la rose. Le but était de financer tout ce qui pouvait l'être pour le PS, en marge de la légalité. Ycompris durant les campagnes électorales." Pour multiplier les ressources, l'ancien maire Pierre Darchicourt avait également créé une autre association : Les amis de Léo Lagrange. " Il avait mis son secrétaire de mairie et son beau-père comme responsables ", explique Gérard Dalongeville.
Author: Thomas Reppetto
A history of the mafia's rise from the 1880s to the post-World War II era features the stories of Lucky Luciano and Al Capone, noting the role that Prohibition had in the establishment of the mafia's defining characteristics.
Author: Betty L. Alt, Sandra K. Wells
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Mountain Mafia is a brief history of the Black Hand and Mafia in the Rocky Mountain region. It brings to life some of the more colorful leaders in the West's organized crime operations throughout the 20th century, including Roma, Colletti, and the Smaldones. Especially examined is the famous court case of "Scotty" Spinuzzi, who was acquitted of murder "because no one saw the bullet leave the gun." Also mentioned is the connection these western mobsters had with notorious crime members in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Author
Author: Sheri WhiteFeather
Kidnapped. Drugged. When he wakes in a glitzy mansion, Justin Elk is stunned and angry to learn he's the secret heir to the notorious Halloway mob empire. Then a mysterious woman—a maid—stirs his desires…and begs for his help. Maya Reyes infiltrated the Halloway estate to uncover the truth about her father's disappearance. Now, to continue her search, she agrees to pose as the mistress of the newfound heir—a man she should hate. But as Maya and Justin begin their tantalizing charade, their uncontrolled passion may prove a deadly distraction.
Author: Robin Moore, Barbara Fuca
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
An inside look at the personal lives told by a woman who had been a "Mafia girl" since her mid-teens and who was directly involved in the French Connection case.
Author: Rene Rose
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
Mafia boss Bobby Manghini strikes an arrangement with a hair stylist in financial crisis to be his submissive mistress but her discovery that he’s not married could ruin the relationship. When Chicago hair stylist Lexi Tyler finds herself evicted from her apartment, her best friend sets her up with the mobster Bobby Manghini, knowing he likes to play sugar daddy. He offers her a luxury apartment overlooking the city and spending cash every time he sees her, but one thing is clear: he is the bossman. Lexi soon discovers Bobby backs up his rules with firm, over the knee discipline, but he also takes responsibility for all her problems, giving her more support than she ever dreamed of having from a man Mobster Bobby Manghini likes to be the man in control, particularly with women, which is why he prefers a mistress for sex, even though he’s no longer married. When he strikes a deal with Lexi to be at his beck and call, he finds in her the full package -- a hot, intelligent woman who is turned on by his dominance and willing to submit to his punishment. But when she finds out he doesn’t have a wife, she is hurt by the deception and severs all ties. Can he prove to her their relationship meant more than a business arrangement? Or will he lose the one woman willing to give him everything he ever desired?
Author: Craig Unger
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The story Unger weaves with those earlier accounts and his original reporting is fresh, illuminating and more alarming than the intelligence channel described in the Steele dossier.”—The Washington Post House of Trump, House of Putin offers the first comprehensive investigation into the decades-long relationship among Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian Mafia that ultimately helped win Trump the White House. It is a chilling story that begins in the 1970s, when Trump made his first splash in the booming, money-drenched world of New York real estate, and ends with Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States. That moment was the culmination of Vladimir Putin’s long mission to undermine Western democracy, a mission that he and his hand-selected group of oligarchs and Mafia kingpins had ensnared Trump in, starting more than twenty years ago with the massive bailout of a string of sensational Trump hotel and casino failures in Atlantic City. This book confirms the most incredible American paranoias about Russian malevolence. To most, it will be a hair-raising revelation that the Cold War did not end in 1991—that it merely evolved, with Trump’s apartments offering the perfect vehicle for billions of dollars to leave the collapsing Soviet Union. In House of Trump, House of Putin, Craig Unger methodically traces the deep-rooted alliance between the highest echelons of American political operatives and the biggest players in the frightening underworld of the Russian Mafia. He traces Donald Trump’s sordid ascent from foundering real estate tycoon to leader of the free world. He traces Russia’s phoenixlike rise from the ashes of the post–Cold War Soviet Union as well as its ceaseless covert efforts to retaliate against the West and reclaim its status as a global superpower. Without Trump, Russia would have lacked a key component in its attempts to return to imperial greatness. Without Russia, Trump would not be president. This essential book is crucial to understanding the real powers at play in the shadows of today’s world.
Author: Alfred R. Senni
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A hundred years ago the Rosa Nera, the ruthless Monfradini Mafia family in Sicily, was spreading like a plague. They coaxed every Mafioso throughout Italy to join their powerful Family. Those who would not join received a black rose, which was quickly followed by a violent death. The rest of the Families, knowing that to do nothing meant certain death, banded together and swooped down on the Monfradini Family. They were led by Angelo Procotchi, who gave orders to kill everyone, including women and children, so that there could be no retaliation. Fear again strikes the modern day Mafia Families. Descendents of Angelo Procotchi receive black roses sent by the Black Rose herself, a descendent of the only Monfradini to secretly escape the massacre. This beautiful woman, who calls herself the Black Rose, quickly becomes a major force on the East Coast, employing the same strategy as her great grandfather. John Romano fights to keep the Family members from the certain death the Black Rose has promised. This seems to be an insurmountable task as the Black Rose proves to be a very difficult adversary because of her cunning and her breathtaking beauty. She uses all of her skills to bring the very lonely John Romano under her spell.
Author: Timothy Newark
Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
How the rise and ultimate defeat of Fascism in Italy affected the Mafia—a provocative and little-known chapter in the history of WWII, and of organized crime.
Author: T. J. English
“A mob saga that has it all—brotherhood and betrayal, swaggering power and glittering success, and a Godfather whose reach seems utterly unrivaled. What a relentless, irresistible read.” — Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of The Force A fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the US from "America’s top chronicler of organized crime"* and New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne. By the mid 1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot; one of the most powerful illicit organizations was none other than the Cuban mob. Known on both sides of the law as "the Corporation," the Cuban mob’s power stemmed from a criminal culture embedded in south Florida’s exile community—those who had been chased from the island by Castro’s revolution and planned to overthrow the Marxist dictator and reclaim their nation. An epic story of gangsters, drugs, violence, sex, and murder rooted in the streets, The Corporation reveals how an entire generation of political exiles, refugees, racketeers, corrupt cops, hitmen, and their wives and girlfriends became caught up in an American saga of desperation and empire building. T. J. English interweaves the voices of insiders speaking openly for the first time with a trove of investigative material he has gathered over many decades to tell the story of this successful criminal enterprise, setting it against the larger backdrop of revolution, exile, and ethnicity that makes it one of the great American gangster stories that has been overlooked—until now. Drawing on the detailed reporting and impressive volume of evidence that drive his bestselling works, English offers a riveting, in-depth look at this powerful and sordid crime organization and its hold in the US.