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  • The Mafia and the Machineby Frank R. Hayde

    Barricade Books 2008; US$ 10.99

    The story of the American Mafia is not complete without a chapter on Kansas City. The City of Fountains has appeared in The Godfather, Casino, and The Sopranos, but many Midwesterners are not aware that Kansas City has affected the fortunes of the entire underworld. In The Mafia and the Machine, author Frank Hayde ties in every major name in organized... more...

  • The Right Mistakesby Yin Tung Foo

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 12.80

    “Today I am 22 years of age. I used to be a person who was working in the complex streets of Geylang and the black market. I was a gangster in three different criminal organizations. Robbery, assault, peddling drugs, extortion…At the end of everything I have done in the underworld, I have never brought goodness to anyone around me. People... more...

  • Terrorismusforschung in Deutschlandby Alexander Spencer; Alexander Kocks; Kai Harbrich

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 33.12

    Die Terrorismusforschung gewinnt als eigenes Forschungsfeld der Politikwissenschaft zunehmend an Bedeutung. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurden insbesondere im angelsächsischen Teil der Welt unzählige Bücher über das Thema verfasst, Konferenzen organisiert und neben Forschungsprojekten auch eine ganze Reihe von Fachzeitschriften ins Leben gerufen. Auch... more...

  • The Godfather's Daughterby Rita Gigante; Natasha Stoynoff

    Hay House 2012; US$ 24.95

    Rita Gigante grew up in a world swirling with secrets, lies, and multiple sins. Her father, notorious Mafia boss Vincent “the Chin” Gigante, was the leader of the Genovese crime clan and the head of all five New York crime families for decades. But until she was 16, she was kept in the dark about his underworld activities. She unknowingly... more...

  • Ganglandby Paul Williams

    The O'Brien Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    Number 1 Bestseller Gangland! investigates who is pulling the strings behind the scenes - the families that form the Irish mafia - and examines the way in which their net has spread across Ireland and beyond. more...

  • The Octopusby Joe Pieri

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 10.99

    This book reveals a shocking and sensational story: the mafia and the huge syndicates it controls have infiltrated the government in Italy, the US, the highest levels of the Catholic Church, and in modern times, are even implicated in the murder of an American president and the pope. At lower levels of criminality the mafia is omnipresent - from prostitution,... more...

  • Selling Guantánamoby John Hickman

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 24.95

    In the aftermath of 9/11, few questioned the political narrative provided by the White House about Guantánamo and the steady stream of prisoners delivered there from half a world away. The Bush administration gave various rationales for the detention of the prisoners captured in the War on Terror: they represented extraordinary threats to the American... more...

  • Hell To Payby Neal Hall

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 13.99

    Michael Plante, a low-level Hells Angels dog's body in Vancouver, is arrested for extortion in 2003. Coincidentally, police intercept a boat carrying cocaine from Colombia to Vancouver, a shipment arranged by the East End chapter of Vancouver's Hells Angels. The cops need to send someone inside to gather evidence that can be used to arrest and convict... more...

  • Montreal's Irish Mafiaby D'Arcy O'Connor

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 13.99

    From the early days as hired muscle for the Italian and Jewish mafias, tunneling into bank vaults in the ?50s and ?60s, to the legendary truck heists and bank stick-ups in the ?70s, Montreal?s Irish mafia?otherwise known as the West End Gang?has managed to pull off some of the most daring and logistically complicated robberies and smuggling operations... more...

  • The Violent Yearsby Paul R. Kavieff

    Barricade Books 2001; US$ 9.99

    The Violent Years , a companion volume to author Paul Kavieff?s best-selling book, The Purple Gang , is the story of Prohibition-era Detroit, a place of tremendous wealth and brutal violence. For those found with new prosperity after World War I ended, it became a status symbol to have one?s own personal bootlegger and to hobnob with known gangsters.... more...