The Mafia Encyclopedia

  • Filename: the-mafia-encyclopedia.
  • ISBN: 9780816069897
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 529
  • Author: Carl Sifakis
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing



More than 500 alphabetical entries provide information on the people, places and events associated with the Mafia.

The Mexican Mafia Encyclopedia

  • Filename: the-mexican-mafia-encyclopedia.
  • ISBN: 1936986205
  • Release Date: 2013-05-10
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Rene Enriquez
  • Publisher:



The most comprehensive book ever written on the history and inner-workings of the Mexican Mafia. Authored by two former members now working with law enforcement and a network of Mexican Mafia experts within the field of criminal justice. These experts encompass multiple generations of mafia experiences, including murders, conspiracies, membership, and folklore. Included is factual data, official documents, personal accounts and never seen before photographs. In addition Quick Response (QR) Codes are included that offer informational video clips and audio segments via smart phones and computers. This multi-media approach was designed specifically to delve further into various incidents and provide first-hand accounts. This manuscript has been vetted by Mexican Mafia experts throughout the United States.

Mafia State

  • Filename: mafia-state.
  • ISBN: 9780852652503
  • Release Date: 2011-09-29
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Luke Harding
  • Publisher: Guardian Books



In 2007 Luke Harding arrived in Moscow to take up a new job as a correspondent for the British newspaper the Guardian. Within months, mysterious agents from Russia's Federal Security Service - the successor to the KGB - had broken into his flat. He found himself tailed by men in cheap leather jackets, bugged, and even summoned to Lefortovo, the KGB's notorious prison. The break-in was the beginning of an extraordinary psychological war against the journalist and his family. Vladimir Putin's spies used tactics developed by the KGB and perfected in the 1970s by the Stasi, East Germany's sinister secret police. This clandestine campaign burst into the open in 2011 when the Kremlin expelled Harding from Moscow - the first western reporter to be deported from Russia since the days of the Cold War. Mafia State: How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia is a brilliant and haunting account of the insidious methods used by a resurgent Kremlin against its so-called "enemies" - human rights workers, western diplomats, journalists and opposition activists. It includes unpublished material from confidential US diplomatic cables, released last year by WikiLeaks, which describe Russia as a "virtual mafia state". Harding gives a unique, personal and compelling portrait of today's Russia, two decades after the end of communism, that reads like a spy thriller.

Mobsters and Thugs

  • Filename: mobsters-and-thugs.
  • ISBN: 1550711040
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 104
  • Author: Olindo Romeo Chiocca
  • Publisher: Guernica Editions



This is an intriguing and humorous book that compiles over 200 underworld quotes from over 60 different gangsters, their women, lawyers, victims, and the politicians they owned. From the early Black Hand to prohibition and onto the creation of the National Crime Syndicate and Murder Inc., each quote and its accompanying historical caption give a fascinating look at the men and women who were involved in creating one of the largest and most powerful revenue-generating organisations in North America.

Donnie Brasco

  • Filename: donnie-brasco.
  • ISBN: 0451192575
  • Release Date: 1997-02-01
  • Number of pages: 413
  • Author: Joseph D. Pistone
  • Publisher: Penguin



A former FBI special agent tells how he lived as a Mafia insider for over six years, gathering evidence on the mob's involvement in extortion, gambling, drug trafficking, and murder

Muslim Mafia

  • Filename: muslim-mafia.
  • ISBN: 9781935071105
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 422
  • Author: P. David Gaubatz
  • Publisher: WND Books



As part of an undercover operation, Gaubatz and his team revealed a well-funded conspiracy to destroy American society and promote radical Islam.

Cosa Nostra

  • Filename: cosa-nostra.
  • ISBN: 0393341968
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Massimo Picozzi
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton



Describes the origins and history of the Cosa Nostra, beginning in 1863 Sicily and moving to Prohibition Era America, discussing the formation of the mafia families and the most famous legendary criminals.

Busting the Mob

  • Filename: busting-the-mob.
  • ISBN: 9780814743171
  • Release Date: 1994-10-01
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: James B. Jacobs
  • Publisher: NYU Press



Since Prohibition, the Mafia has captivated the media and, indeed, the American imagination. From Al Capone to John Gotti, organized crime bosses have achieved notoriety as anti- heroes in popular culture. In practice, organized crime grew strong and wealthy by supplying illicit goods and services and by obtaining control over labor unions and key industries. Despite, or perhaps because of, its power and high profile, Cosa Nostra faced little opposition from law enforcement. Yet, in the last 15 years, the very foundations of the mob have been shaken, its bosses imprisoned, its profits diminished, and its influence badly weakened. In this vivid and dramatic book, James B. Jacobs, Christopher Panarella, and Jay Worthington document the government's relentless attack on organized crime. The authors present an overview of the forces and events that led in the 1980s to the most successful organized crime control initiatives in American history. Enlisting trial testimony, secretly taped conversations, court documents, and depositions, they document five landmark cases, representing the most important organized crime prosecutions of the modern era—Teamsters Local 560, The Pizza Connection, The Commission, the International Teamsters, and the prosecution of John Gotti.

Women and the Mafia

  • Filename: women-and-the-mafia.
  • ISBN: 9780387365428
  • Release Date: 2007-09-04
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Giovanni Fiandaca
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The insightful essays in this book shine a new light on the roles of women within criminal networks, roles that in reality are often less traditional than researchers used to think. The book seeks to answer questions from a wide range of academic disciplines and traces the portrait of women tied to organized crime in Italy and around the world. The book offers up accounts of mafia women, and also tales of severe abuse and violence against women.

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