Mafia
The 100 Kilo Case: The True Story of Irish ex-NYPD Detective Protected by the Mafia, and One of the Most Infamous Drug Busts in New York City
The 100 Kilo Case
The True Story of Irish ex-NYPD Detective Protected by the Mafia, and One of the Most Infamous Drug Busts in New York City
Paperback      ISBN: 1473636574
Peter Daly was nineteen when he left Donegal, bound for America. Nine years later, in 1961, following a stint with the US Army, he joined the New York Police Department. His beat was the Lower East Side of Manhattan during one of the worst crime-waves in the city and, determined to make his mark, Daly was quickly earmarked for promotion to the Special Investigating Unit - the Princes of the City. The SIU played by its own rules and answered to nobody and, in 1970, at the pinnacle of his career, Daly made one of the department's biggest drug bust: 105 kilos of pure heroin and cocaine. But only 100 kilos was surrendered ... From his remarkable rise within the NYPD to his time served in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary on 'Mafia' Row with some of the most notorious gangsters in American history, including the Lufthansa robber Jimmy 'the Gent' Burke, Benny Ong, 'Godfather of Chinatown', and New York wiseguy Charlie Brody, Peter Daly's story is the stuff of Hollywood scriptwriters. The only thing is: it is true. 'Of course, I was dishonest, but you have to make your own judgement. I was brought up to know right from wrong. My regrets are innumerable. It is all part of life. But I would die rather than inform on my police friends. The oath of office I took included loyalty. I gave up my family, my life and all that it meant to me ...' Peter Daly

1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime That Rocked the Capital
1960s Austin Gangsters
Organized Crime That Rocked the Capital
Paperback      ISBN: 1626198403
Timmy Overton of Austin and Jerry Ray James of Odessa were football stars who traded athletics for lives of crime. The original rebels without causes, nihilists with Cadillacs and Elvis hair, the Overton gang and their associates formed a ragtag white trash mafia that bedazzled Austin law enforcement for most of the 1960s. Tied into a loose network of crooked lawyers, pimps and used car dealers who became known as the "traveling criminals," they burglarized banks and ran smuggling and prostitution rings all over Texas. Author Jesse Sublett presents a detailed account of these Austin miscreants, who rose to folk hero status despite their violent criminal acts.
After Capone: The Life And World Of Chicago Mob Boss Frank
After Capone
The Life And World Of Chicago Mob Boss Frank "the Enforcer" Nitti
Hardcover      ISBN: 1581824548
Traces Nitti from his Italian origins and entry and rise in Chicago's underworld mob to his near-fatal shooting by city detectives, his strange death, and the ultimate downfall of those associated with him.
Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend
Al Capone
His Life, Legacy, and Legend
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385537158
This complete biography of the legendary gangster begins with his birth in 1899 Brooklyn, New York, to poor, Italian immigrant parents to becoming the head of a multimillion-dollar gambling, bootlegging and prostitution operation during the height of Prohibition in Chicago.
Al Capone and His American Boys: Memoirs of a Mobster's Wife
Al Capone and His American Boys
Memoirs of a Mobster's Wife
Paperback      ISBN: 0253009693
Discovered in the files of the FBI 60 years after its creation, a riveting true-crime memoir, written by the wife of one of Al Capone's men, reveals the couple's life on the run, her husband's role as one of the shooters at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and much more.
Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago
Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair
The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1541411005
Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression-the story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on the 1933 World's Fair. William Elliott Hazelgrove provides the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World's Fair, the last of the golden age. He reveals the story of the six millionaire businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game, ending the gangster era as prohibition was repealed. The story of an intriguing woman, Sally Rand, who embodied the World's Fair with her own rags to riches story and brought sex into the open. The story of Rufus and Charles Dawes, who gave the fair a theme and then found financing in the worst economic times the country had ever experienced. The story of the most corrupt mayor of Chicago, William Thompson, who owed his election to Al Capone; and the mayor who followed him, Anton Cermak, who was murdered months before the fair was opened by an assassin many said was hired by Al Capone. But most of all, it's a story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times; and a shining light of hope called A Century of Progress.
Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition
Al Capone's Beer Wars
A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition
Hardcover      ISBN: 1633882853
Although much has been written about Al Capone, there has not been--until now--a complete history of organized crime in Chicago during Prohibition. This exhaustively researched book covers the entire period from 1920 to 1933. Author John J. Binder, a recognized authority on the history of organized crime in Chicago, discusses all the important bootlegging gangs in the city and the suburbs and also examines the other major rackets, such as prostitution, gambling, labor and business racketeering, and narcotics. A major focus is how the Capone gang -- one of twelve major bootlegging mobs in Chicago at the start of Prohibition--gained a virtual monopoly over organized crime in northern Illinois and beyond. Binder also describes the fight by federal and local authorities, as well as citizens' groups, against organized crime. In the process, he refutes numerous myths and misconceptions related to the Capone gang, other criminal groups, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and gangland killings. What emerges is a big picture of how Chicago's underworld evolved during this period. This broad perspective goes well beyond Capone and specific acts of violence and brings to light what was happening elsewhere in Chicagoland and after Capone went to jail. Based on 25 years of research and using many previously unexplored sources, this fascinating account of a bloody and colorful era in Chicago history will become the definitive work on the subject.
Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition
Al Capone's Beer Wars
A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1541416821
Although much has been written about Al Capone, there has not been-until now-a complete history of organized crime in Chicago during Prohibition. This exhaustively researched book covers the entire period from 1920 to 1933. Author John J. Binder, a recognized authority on the history of organized crime in Chicago, discusses all the important bootlegging gangs in the city and the suburbs and also examines the other major rackets, such as prostitution, gambling, labor and business racketeering, and narcotics. A major focus is how the Capone gang-one of twelve major bootlegging mobs in Chicago at the start of Prohibition-gained a virtual monopoly over organized crime in northern Illinois and beyond. Binder also describes the fight by federal and local authorities, as well as citizens' groups, against organized crime. In the process, he refutes numerous myths and misconceptions related to the Capone gang, other criminal groups, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and gangland killings. What emerges is a big picture of how Chicago's underworld evolved during this period. This broad perspective goes well beyond Capone and specific acts of violence and brings to light what was happening elsewhere in Chicagoland and after Capone went to jail.
All Fall Down
All Fall Down
Paperback      ISBN: 0702253537
Continuing on from the bestselling true crime stories Three Crooked Kings andJacks and Jokers, All Fall Down follows Terry Lewis as he becomes police commissioner and the era of corruption at the highest levels of the police and government goes on. As the Queensland police become more connected with their corrupt colleagues in Sydney, the era of heavy drugs and crime also begins. Tony Murphy and Glen Hallahan, two of the original “crooked kings,

Alphaville: New York 1988: Welcome to Heroin City
Alphaville
New York 1988: Welcome to Heroin City
Paperback      ISBN: 1250001986
Documents the author's experiences as a plain-clothes narcotics police officer in Manhattan's Alphabet City of the late 1980s, describing how his partner and he worked to bring down a murderous heroin lord by targeting dozens of thieves who made up a dangerous support network. Reprint.