The Mafia Encyclopedia

In The Mafia Encyclopedia, Third Edition, Carl Sifakis once again provides a fascinating survey of the mob s most influential perpetrators and personalities, including their hangouts and hideaways, their plays for power, their schemes and ...

Author: Carl Sifakis

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816056958

Category: Law

Page: 510

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

The Mafia Encyclopedia

The author of the second edition of the Mafia Encyclopedia, which appeared in 1999, was asked by an interviewer, “Aren't you beating a dead horse?”—a circumspect way of saying the author was trying to milk a few bucks out of a criminal ...

Author: Carl Sifakis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816069891

Category: True Crime

Page: 529

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


Encyclopedia of North American Immigration

Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978. mafia The mafia, a loose collection of Italian crime organizations, entered the United States ... Further Reading Albini, Joseph L. The American Mafia: Genesis of a Legend. ... The Mafia Encyclopedia.

Author: John Powell

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143811012X

Category: United States

Page: 481

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Presents an illustrated A-Z reference containing more than 300 entries related to immigration to North America, including people, places, legislation, and more.

The Mafia s President

He was listed by law enforcement agencies as a member of the Vito Genovese crime family, which a New Jersey State Police report described as “primary suspects in Hoffa's disappearance.” The Mafia Encyclopedia is even more ...

Author: Don Fulsom

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1250119413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The first-ever full account of Nixon's extensive ties to the American Mafia, from a veteran White House reporter. Unbeknownst to most people even now, the election of 1968 placed the patron saint of the Mafia in the White House. In other words, Richard Nixon would go on to not only lead a criminal presidency; he would be totally indebted to our nation’s top mobsters. By 1969, thanks in large part to his long-time campaign manager and political advisor Murray Chotiner, a lawyer who specialized in representing mobsters, Nixon had participated in secret criminal dealings for more than 20 years with sketchy figures such as Mickey Cohen, Mob financial guru Meyer Lansky, Teamsters union chief Jimmy Hoffa, and New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello. And with Chotiner as one of his key behind-the-scenes advisors in the White House, Nixon's ties to the Mafia didn't end there. The Mafia’s President reveals a mind-blowing litany of favors Nixon exchanged with these sinister characters over decades, ranging from springing Jimmy Hoffa from prison to banning the federal government from using the terms “Mafia” and “La Cosa Nostra.” Drawing on newly released government tapes, documents, and other fresh information, The Mafia’s President by Don Fulsom offers a carefully reported, deeply researched account of Richard Nixon’s secret connections to America’s top crime lords.

Lanza s Mob The Mafia and San Francisco

Russo, Gus. The Outfit. Bloomsbury, 2001. Schoenberg, Robert J. Mr. Capone: The Real and Complete Story of Al Capone. Harper Collins, 1993. Sifakis, Carl. The Mafia Encyclopedia. 3rd ed. Facts on File, 2005. Spewack, Bella.

Author: Christina Ann-Marie DiEdoardo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440842175

Category: True Crime

Page: 204

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Presenting sociological as well as historical perspectives, this book supplies readers with a fascinating, unprecedented look at the most successful organized-crime family they've probably never heard of. • Sets forth the history of the San Francisco branch of the Italian Mafia for the first time in print • Explains the specific societal and historical factors that gave rise to Italian organized crime • Provides a unique window into the crime family's history via a compendium of primary document resources that include newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle and The San Francisco Examiner as well as the Italian Central Archives

Women and the Mafia

Ibid., 134 Nicholas Pileggi, Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family (New York: Pocket Books, 1985). Interview with Maria Laurino, ... Ibid., 45 Carl Sifakis, The Mafia Encyclopedia (New York: Checkmark Books, 1999), 175–176. Carpenter, 13.

Author: Giovanni Fiandaca

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387365427

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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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.

Big Apple Gangsters

Carl Sifakis, The Mafia Encyclopedia (New York: Checkmark Books, an Imprint of Facts on File, 1999), 19. 5. Sifakis, The Mafia Encyclopedia, 152. 6. Dennis Eisenberg, Uri Dan, and Eli Landau, Meyer Lansky: Mogul of the Mob (New York: ...

Author: Jeffrey Sussman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538134055

Category: True Crime

Page: 237

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The great founding figures of organized crime in the 20th century were born and bred in New York City, and the city was the basis of their operations. Beginning with Prohibition and going on through many illegal activities the mob became a major force and its tentacles reached into virtually every enterprise, whether legal or illegal: gambling, boxing, labor racketeering, stock fraud, illegal unions, prostitution, food service, garment manufacturing, construction, loan sharking, hijacking, extortion, trucking, drug dealing – you name it the mob controlled it. The men who organized crime in America were the sons of poor immigrants. They were hungry for success and would use whatever means available to achieve their goals. They were not interested in religious identity and ethnic identity. Their syndicate of criminals was made up, primarily of Italians and Jews, but also Irish and black gangsters who could further their ambitions. Their sole objective was always the same – money. It began with Arnold Rothstein, who not only helped to fix the 1919 World Series, but who also mentored and financed the individuals who would control organized crime for decades. Individuals such as Frank Costello, Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Siegel, Joe Adonis, and Meyer Lansky, who would then follow suit setting up other criminal organizations. They established rules of governance, making millions of dollars for themselves and their cohorts. All the organized crime bosses and their cohorts had the same modus operandi: they were far-seeing opportunists who took advantage of every illegal opportunity that came their way for making money. Big Apple Gangsters: The Rise and Decline of the Mob in New York reveals just how influential the mob in New York City was during the 20th century. Jeffrey Sussman entertainingly digs into the origins of organized crime in the 20th century by looking at the corporate activity that dominated this one city and how these entrepreneurial bosses supported successful criminal enterprises in other cities. He also profiles many of the colorful gangsters who followed in the footsteps of gangland’s original founders. Throughout the book Sussman provides fascinating portraits of a who’s who of gangland. His narrative moves excitingly and entertainingly through the pivotal events and history of organized crime, explaining the birth, growth, maturation, and decline of various illegal enterprises in New York. He also profiles those who prosecuted the mob and won significant verdicts that ended many careers, responsible for bringing many organized crime figures to their knees and then delivering a series of coups de grace – such as Burton Turkus, Thomas Dewey, Robert Kennedy, and Rudolph Giuliani.

Smugglers Bootleggers and Scofflaws

See Sifakis, Mafia Encyclopedia for entry on Schultz and see Rufus Schatzberg, Black Organized Crime in Harlem 1920–30 (New York: Garland, 1993). 8. See T. J. English, Paddy-Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish-American Gangster (New ...

Author: Ellen NicKenzie Lawson

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 1438448155

Category: History

Page: 176

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This book provides detailed analyses of the political rationales and processes that preceded the federal direction to states to dramatically alter their welfare programs and administrative systems and analyzes the development and implementation of new welfare systems in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Hollywood Italians

For a detailed account of Colombo and his civil rights group , see Capeci , The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia , pp . 213-21 . 39. Sifakis , The Mafia Encyclopedia , pp . 104-6 and 242-43 , presents an excellent account of Dewey's ...

Author: Peter E. Bondanella

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826415448

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 364

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"This book is a celebration of nearly a century of images of Italians in American motion pictures and their contribution to popular culture." "Hollywood Italians covers the careers of dozens of stars including Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, James Gandolfini, and many others. In addition, the book reviews the work of such Italian American directors as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese." "In all, Hollywood Italians discusses scores of films with a concentration on the most important, including their literary and European-cinematic roots. The book is capped by a comprehensive examination of The Godfather and its two sequels, as well as the international television phenomenon The Sopranos."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved