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- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00
A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago?s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors with... more...
- DK Publishing 2002; US$ 17.95
John Gotti is terminally ill; when he passes on to that great Mafia in the sky, co-author Capeci will be in great demand for interviews and will the plug the book. As he battles terminal cancer in a federal prison in Illinois, John Gotti, still the acting head of the Gambino Mafia family, is constantly in the news. Once Mr. Gotti ascends to Mafia heaven,... more...
- Barricade Books 2015; US$ 9.99
Father of Organized Crime, Lucky Luciano?born poor in Sicily, came to New York?s Lower East Side in the early 1920s. His pals were Irish, Jewish and Italian?s criminals. During WWII, Lucky made a deal with the US Government freeing him from prison, returning to Italy, working for the Allies. At war?s end back in America his Cuban Casino... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Are you fascinated by the nefarious figures in history who have opted to walk a darker path in life? Armchair criminologists will take devilish delight in this gruesome collection of true-crime tales. The volume brings together concise biographies of depraved, delusional, and just plain evil louts, ne'er-do-wells and murderers, along with gripping... more...
- Trine Day 2015; US$ 9.99
Genovese mob-scion Silvio Eboli lived within the shadows of history, and now for the first time, the untold story of a mafia legend is revealed. The Ganja Godfather is the story about an ongoing organized criminal operation, in real time with firsthand accounts and experiences by award-winning author and investigative journalist, Toby Rogers. Shadowing... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94
He was a respected cabinet-maker and councillor by day - but Deacon William Brodie changed into a sinister, thieving monster when darkness fell on the old city of Edinburgh. Cleverly employing his respectable reputation to access the richest members of society before stealing from them as a masked burglar, he used the resulting illicit money to fund... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 21.99
James Earl Ray, an escaped convict from Missouri, was punished for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. despite the fact that he did not fit the caricature of a hangdog racist thirsty for blood. The media has often portrayed him as hapless and apolitical, someone who must have been paid by clandestine forces, and it?s a narrative that Ray... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
From the freewheeling rush of hijacking trucks to the brutal race wars that marked his decade-long stint in jail, former Mafia insider Louis Ferrante describes his remarkable journey from rising mobster to federal prison inmate to full-time writer. As Louis Ferrante tells it, the bottom line was money?and his word was good. During his teenage years,... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2009; US$ 16.99
The father of Eric Edgar Cooke despised his baby son from the moment he saw him. Bashings and a hate-filled childhood followed for the boy with the crooked mouth, launching a personality unique among serial killers. He stalked the city of Perth for months, shooting strangers in the dead of night and using a sickening variety of weapons to steal the... more...