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American Mafia Website - Bibliography

The purpose of this list is to acquaint visitors with a selection of reading material on American Mafia history and related subjects. The fact that a book is included in this list should not be interpreted as an endorsement by this website of any particular book or author. As in every field of study, published material crosses the spectrum from the scholarly and skeptical through the blandly factual, the journalistic, the superficial and the sensational, all the way to the irresponsible and the deceitful. Researchers are cautioned to consult reviews on this site and others before relying on information in any published work. Items marked with an asterisk following their publication date may be of particular interest to historians, as they contain the first-person observations of participants in law enforcement, government or the underworld.

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Ackerman, Kenneth D., Young J. Edgar: Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties New York: Carroll & Graf, 2007
Albini, Joseph, The American Mafia: Genesis of a Legend New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1971
Alexander, Shana, The Pizza Connection: Lawyers, Money, Drugs, Mafia New York: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1988
Allen, Edward J., Merchants of Menace--The Mafia: A Study of Organized Crime Springfield IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1962
Allen, Oliver E., The Tiger: The Rise And Fall Of Tammany Hall New York: Addison-Wesley, 1993
Alt, Betty L., and Sandra K. Wells, Mountain Mafia - Organized crime in the rockies Nashville, TN: Cold Tree Press, 2008
Anastasia, George, Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob, the Mafia's Most Violent Family New York: William Morrow & Company, 1991
Anbinder, Tyler, Five Points: The Nineteenth-Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections and Became the Worlds Most Notorious Slum New York: The Free Press, 2001
Arlacchi, Pino, Men of Dishonor Inside the Sicilian Mafia New York: William Morrow & Company, 1992
Aronson, Harvey, The Killing of Joey Gallo, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1973
Asbury, Herbert, All Around the Town: Murder, Scandal, Riot and Mayhem in Old New York New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2003
Asbury, Herbert, The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld New York: Dorset Press, 1989
Asbury, Herbert, The French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1938
Asbury, Herbert, The Gangs of Chicago: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1986
Asbury, Herbert, The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928
Baiamonte, John V. Jr., Spirit of Vengeance: Nativism and Louisiana Justice, 1921-1924 Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1986
Balboni, Alan, Beyond The Mafia: Italian Americans And The Development Of Las Vegas Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, 2006
Balsamo, William and George Carpozi, Under the Clock: The Inside Story of the Mafia's First Hundred Years. Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press, 1988
Balsamo, William and John Balsamo, Young Al Capone: The Untold Story of Scarface in New York, 1899-1925 New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2011
Barzini, Luigi, From Caesar to the Mafia: Persons, Places and Problems in Italian Life New York: The Library Press, 1971
Barzini, Luigi, The Italians New York: Atheneum, 1964
Bierstadt, Edward Hale, What Do You Know About Crime? New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1935
Bilek, Arthur J., The First Vice Lord: Big Jim Colosemo and the Ladies of the Levee Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2008
Binder, John J., Al Capone's Beer Wars Amherst NY: Prometheus, 2017
Binder, John J., The Chicago Outfit Chicago: Arcadia, 2003
Block, Alan A., East Side-West Side: Organizing Crime in New York 1930-1950 Cardiff UK: University College Cardiff Press, 1980
Blok, Anton, The Mafia of a Sicilian Village 1860-1960: A Study of Violent Peasant Entrepreneurs Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1974
Blum, Howard, Gangland: How the FBI Broke the Mob New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993
Blumenthal, Ralph, Last Days of the Sicilians: At War with the Mafia New York: Random House, 1988
Bonanno, Bill, Bound by Honor: A Mafioso's Story New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999 *
Bonanno, Bill, with Gary B. Abromovitz, The Last Testament of Bill Bonanno: The Final Secrets of a Life in the Mafia New York: Harper, 2011 *
Bonanno, Joseph, with Sergio Lalli, A Man of Honor: The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983 *
Bonanno, Rosalie, with Beverly Donofrio, Mafia Marriage: My Story New York: William Morrow & Company, 1990 *
Brandt, Charles, I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Last Ride of Jimmy Hoffa Hanover NH: Steerforth Press, 2004
Brennan, Bill, The Frank Costello story;: The true story of the underworld's prime minister (The Monarch Americana series) Derby, CT: Monarch Books, 1962
Brouillette, Frenchy and Matthew Randazzo V, Mr. New Orleans: The Life of a Big Easy Underworld Legend Beverly Hills, CA: Phoenix Books, 2009 *
Burnstein, Scott M., Motor City Mafia: A Century of Organized Crime in Detroit (Images of America) Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2006
Calderone, Carmen, The Genealogy of American Organized Crime BookSurge, 2004
Campbell, Rodney, The Luciano Project: The Secret Wartime Collaboration of the Mafia and the U.S. Navy New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977
Carey, Arthur A., with Howard McLellan, Memoirs of a Murder Man Garden City NY Doubleday Doran and Company, 1930
Carr, Charlie, New York Police Files on the Mafia Hosehead Productions, 2012
Carroll, Ralph Edward, Mafia in New Orleans, 1900-1907, New Orleans: Notre Dame Seminary, 1956
Catania, Enzo, Mafia New York: St. Martin's Press, 1978
Catanzaro, Raimondo, Men of Respect: A Social History of the Sicilian Mafia New York: The Free Press, 1988
Chandler, David Leon, Brothers in Blood: The Rise of the Criminal Brotherhoods New York: Dutton, 1975
Chepesiuk, Ron, Gangsters of Harlem: The Gritty Underworld of New York's Most Famous Neighborhood Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2007
Chepesiuk, Ron, Gangsters of Miami: True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hit Men, Con Men and Gang Bangers from the Magic City Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2010
Chepesiuk, Ron, Sergeant Smack: The Legendary Lives and Times of Ike Atkinson, Kingpin, and His Band of Brothers Rock Hill, SC: Strategic Media, 2010
Chicago Crime Commission, Friend and Foe: A Glimpse at Citizen Action, Law Enforcement Advancement and Crime in Twentieth Century Chicago, Chicago: Chicago Crime Commission, 2007 *
Chicago Crime Commission, The Chicago Crime Commission Gang Book: A Detailed Overview of Street Gangs in the Chicago Metropolitan Area Chicago: Chicago Crime Commission, 2006
Cipollini, Christian, Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend Strategic Media Books, 2014
Cipollini, Christian, Murder Inc.: Mysteries of the Mob's Most Deadly Hit Squad Strategic Media Books, 2015
Clark, Neil G., Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront, Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books, 2017
Cohen, Mickey, as told to John Peer Nugent, Mickey Cohen, In My Own Words: As Told to John Peer Nugent Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1975 *
Cohen, Rich, Tough Jews : Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998
Cook, Fred J., Mafia! Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, 1973
Cook, Fred J., The FBI Nobody Knows New York: Macmillan Company, 1964
Cook, Fred J., The Pinkertons, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1974
Cooper, Courtney Ryley, Ten Thousand Public Enemies New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1935
Cressey, Donald R., Theft of the Nation: The Structure and Operations of Organized Crime in America New York: Harper & Row, 1969
Critchley, David, The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931 New York: Routledge, 2009
Crittle, Simon, The Last Godfather: The Rise and Fall of Joey Massino (Berkley True Crime) New York: Berkley Books, 2006
Cutrera, Antonino, La Mafia E I Mafioso: Origini E Manifestazioni, Palermo, Sicily: Alberto Reber, 1900
D'Amato, Grace Anselmo, Chance of a Lifetime: Nucky Johnson, Skinny D'Amato and how Atlantic City became the Naughty Queen of Resorts Harvey Cedars, NJ: Down the Shore, 2001
Dash, Mike, The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the American Mafia New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009
Davis, John H., Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family New York: Harper Torch, 1994
Davis, John H., Mafia Kingfish: Carlos Marcello and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy New York: McGraw-Hill, 1989
Deitche, Scott M., Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2005
Deitche, Scott M., The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2007
Demaris, Ovid, Captive City: Chicago in Chains New York: Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1969
Demaris, Ovid, The Last Mafioso: The Treacherous World of Jimmy ("the Weasel") Fratianno New York: Bantam Books, 1981
DeVecchio, Lin, and Charles Brandt, We're Going to Win This Thing: The Shocking Frame-up of a Mafia Crime Buster New York: Berkley Books, 2011 *
Dewey, Thomas E., Twenty against the underworld Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1974 *
Diapoulas, Peter, and Steven Linakis, Sixth Family New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1976 *
Dickie, John, Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
DiEdoardo, Christina, Lanza's Mob: The Mafia and San Francisco Santa Barbara Ca: Praeger, 2016
DiVita, Louis P., A Wiser Guy 2014
Downey, Patrick, Bad Seeds in the Big Apple: Bandits, Killers, and Chaos in New York City, 1920-1940 Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2008
Downey, Patrick, Gangster City: The History of the New York Underworld 1900-1935 Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2004
Downey, Patrick, Legs Diamond: Gangster CreateSpace, 2011
Downey, Patrick, On the Spot: Gangland Murders in Prohibition New York City, 1930-1933, CreateSpace, 2017
Dubro, James, Mob Rule : Inside the Canadian Mafia Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1985
Ehrmann, Herbert B., The Untried Case: Sacco and Vanzetti and the Morelli Gang Martin Hopkinson Ltd., 1934
Ehrmann, Herbert Brutus, The Case That Will Not Die: Commonwealth vs. Sacco and Vanzetti Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1969
Eisenberg, Dennis, Uri Dan and Eli Landau, Meyer Lansky: Mogul of the Mob New York: Paddington Press, 1979
Elliott, Paul, Brotherhoods of Fear: A History of Violent Organizations London: Blandford, 1998
Elmaleh, Edmund, The Canary Sang but Couldn't Fly: The Fatal Fall of Abe Reles, the Mobster Who Shattered Murder, Inc.'s Code of Silence New York: Union Square Press, 2009
English, T.J., Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster New York: Regan Books, 2005
English, T.J., Westies New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1990
Eppolito, Lou and Bob Drury, Mafia Cop: The Story of an Honest Cop Whose Family Was the Mob New York: Pocket Star Books, 1992
Feder, Sid and Joachim Joesten, The Luciano Story New York: David McKay Corporation, 1954
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mafia Monograph, from July 9, 1958, memo of W.C. Sullivan to A.H. Belmont, 1958
Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Gotti Tapes, New York: Times Books, 1992 *
Fentress, James, Eminent Gangsters: Immigrants and the Birth of Organized Crime in America, University Press of America, 2010
Fentress, James, Rebels and Mafiosi: Death in a Sicilian Landscape, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2000
Fentress, James, and Chris Wickham Social Memory: New Perspectives on the Past, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 1992
Fiaschetti, Michael The man they couldn't escape;: The adventures of detective Fiaschetti of the Italian squad, London: Selwyn and Blount, 1928 *
Fino, Ronald, and Michael Rizzo, The Triangle Exit, 2014
Flynn, William, The Barrel Mystery New York: James A. McCann Company, 1919 *
Follian, John, The Last Godfathers: Inside the Mafia's Most Infamous Family New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2008
Folsom, Tom, The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld New York: Weinstein Books, 2008
Ford, Beverly and Stephanie Schorow, The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2011
Foreman, Laura (editor), True Crime: Mafia, New York: Time-Life Books, 1993
Fowler, Gene, Beau James : The Life and Times of Jimmy Walker New York: Viking Press, 1949
Fox, Stephen, Blood and Power: Organized Crime in Twentieth-Century America New York: William Morrow & Company, 1989
Frasca, Gus, King of Crime, New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1959
Gabaccia, Donna R., From Sicily to Elizabeth Street: Housing and Social Change Among Italian Immigrants, 1880-1930 (Suny Series in American Social History) (Suny Series, American Social History) Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1984
Gage, Nicholas, Mafia, USA Chicago: Playboy Press, 1972
Gage, Nicholas, The Mafia is Not an Equal Opportunity Employer New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971
Gallagher, Dorothy, All the Right Enemies: The Life and Murder of Carlo Tresca New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1988
Gambetta, Diego, The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993
Gambino, Richard, Vendetta: A true story of the worst lynching in America Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1977
Garcia, Joaquin with Michael Levin, Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008 *
Gentile, Nick, Vita di Capomafia, Rome: Editori Riuniti, 1963 *
Gentile, Nick, Vita di Capomafia, Rome: Crescenzi Allendorf, 1993 *
Gentry, Curt, J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1991
Giancana, Sam and Chuck, Double Cross: The Explosive, Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America New York: Warner Books 1992
Goddard, Donald, Joey: A Biography New York: Harper & Row, 1974
Gosch, Martin A. and Richard Hammer, The Last Testament of Lucky Luciano Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1975
Griffin, Joe with Don DeNevi, Mob Nemesis: How the FBI Crippled Organized Crime Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2002
Gryta, Matt, with George Karalus, The Real Teflon Don: How An Elite Team of New York State Troopers Helped Take Down America's Most Powerful Mafia Family Buffalo, NY: Cazenovia Books, 2012
Halper, Albert (editor), the Chicago Crime Book New York: The World Publishing Co., 1967
Hamer, Bob, The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent's Dangerous Dance with Evil New York: Center Street, 2008 *
Hamill, Pete, Why Sinatra Matters Back Bay Books, 2003
Hammer, Richard, Playboy's llustrated History of Organized Crime Chicago: Playboy Press, 1975
Hanson, Neil, Monk Eastman: The Gangster Who Became a War Hero New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
Harmon, Sandra, Mafia Son: The Scarpa Mob Family, the FBI, and a Story of Betrayal New York: St. Martin's Press, 2009
Harrell, G.T., For Members Only: The Story of The Mob's Secret Judge BookSurge, 2008
Hart, Arthur V., "Meeting of hoodlums, Apalachin, New York, November 14, 1957," FBI report, Albany, NY: FBI file AL 62-1152, Jul. 8, 1958
Hayde, Frank R., The Mafia and the Machine: The Story of the Kansas City Mob Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2007
Heckethorn, Charles William, The Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries Whitefish MT: Kessinger Publishing, Reprint: 1897
Helmer, William J. Al Capone and His American Boys, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2011
Helmer, William J., and Arthur J. Bilek The St. Valentine's Day Massacre: The Untold Story of the Gangland Bloodbath That Brought Down Al Capone, Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2006
Helmer, William J. and Rick Mattix, The Complete Public Enemy Almanac: New Facts and Features on the People, Places, and Events of the Gangsters and Outlaw Era, 1920-1940 Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2007
Hess, Henner (translated by Ewald Osers), Mafia and Mafiosi: Origin, Power, and Myth New York: New York University Press, 1996
Hinchey, Maurice D., Illegal Dumping in New York State: Who's Enforcing the Law? Albany, NY: 1991-1992
Hinchey, Maurice D. (chr) and New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee, Organized Crime's Involvement in the Waste Hauling Industry, Albany, NY: Jul. 24, 1986
Hinchey, Maurice D. (chr) and New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee, The Tuxedo Story, Albany, NY: Aug. 30, 1989
Hinchey, Maurice D. and New York State Assembly Task Force on Toxic Substances, The Federal Connection: A History of U.S. Military Involvement in the Toxic Contamination of Love Canal and the Niagara Frontier Region, Albany, NY: Jan. 29, 1981
Hoffa, James R., Hoffa: The Real Story New York: Stein & Day, 1975 *
Hoffa, James R., The Trials of Jimmy Hoffa Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1970 *
Horan, James D. and Howard Swiggett, The Pinkerton Story London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1952
Horan, James D., The Pinkertons: The Detective Dynasty That Made History New York: Bonanza Books, 1967
Hortis, C. Alexander, The Mob and The City Amherst NY: Promethus Books, 2014
Hudson, Mike, Mob Boss: A Biography in Blood Niagara Falls, NY: Power City Press, 2008
Humble, Ronald D., Frank Nitti: The True Story of Chicago's Notorious Enforcer Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2007
Hunt, C.W., Whisky and Ice: The Saga of Ben Kerr, Canada's Most Daring Rumrunner Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1995
Hunt, Thomas Wrongly Executed? The Long-Forgotten Context of Charles Sberna's 1939 Electrocution Whiting, VT: Seven • Seven • Eight, 2016
Hunt, Thomas and Martha Macheca Sheldon, Deep Water: Joseph P. Macheca and the Birth of the American Mafia Lincoln NE: iUniverse, 2006
Hunt, Thomas and Martha Macheca Sheldon, Deep Water: Joseph P. Macheca and the Birth of the American Mafia - Second Edition CreateSpace, 2010
Hunt, Thomas and Michael A. Tona, DiCarlo: Buffalo's First Family of Crime, Vol. 1 - To 1937 Hunt&Tona Publications, 2013
Hunt, Thomas and Michael A. Tona, DiCarlo: Buffalo's First Family of Crime, Vol. 2 - From 1938 Hunt&Tona Publications, 2013
Ianni, Francis A.J. with Elizabeth Reuss-Ianni, A Family Business: Kinship and Social Control in Organized Crime New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1972
Iannuzzi, Joseph, Joe Dogs The Life & Crimes Of A Mobster New York: Pocket Star Books, 1995 *
Jacobs, James B., Mobsters, Unions, and Feds: The Mafia and the American Labor Movement, New York: New York University Press, 2006
Jacobs, James B., with Christopher Panarella and Jay Worthington, Busting the Mob: The United States v. Cosa Nostra New York: New York University Press, 1994
Jacobs, James B., with Coleen Friel and Robert Radick, Gotham Unbound: How New York City Was Liberated From the Grip of Organized Crime New York: NYU Press, 1999
Jeffers, H. Paul, The Napoleon of New York: Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002
Johnson, Kevin, The New England Mafia, Illustrated Bad Guys and Bullets Press, 2011
Johnson, Malcom, and Budd Schulberg, On the Waterfront: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Articles That Inspired the Classic Film and Transformed the New York Harbor, New York: Chamberlain Brothers, 2005
Katcher, Leo, The Big Bankroll: The Life And Times Of Arnold Rothstein New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959
Katz, Leonard, Uncle Frank: the biography of Frank Costello New York: Drake Publishers, 1973
Katzenbach, Nicholas (chairman), The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: A Report by the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967 *
Kavieff, Paul R., The Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter: America's Most Ruthless Racketeer, Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2006
Kavieff, Paul R., The Violent Years: Prohibition and the Detroit Mobs, Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2001
Keefe, Rose, The Starker: Big Jack Zelig, the Becker-Rosenthal Case and the Advent of the Jewish Gangster Nashville TN: Cumberland House, 2008
Kefauver, Estes, Crime in America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1951 *
Kennedy, Robert F., The Enemy Within New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960 *
Kessler, Ronald, The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty he Founded New York: Warner Books, 1996
Kirby, Cecil and Thomas C. Renner, Mafia Enforcer New York: Villard Books, 1987
Kobler, John, Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1971
Lacy, Robert, Little Man: Meyer Lansky & the Gangster Life Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1991
Lait, Jack, and Lee Mortimer, Chicago Confidential, New York: Dell, 1950
Lamothe, Leon and Antonio Nicasco, Bloodlines: The Rise and Fall of the Mafia's Royal Family Toronto: HarperCollins, 2001
Lance, Peter Deal with the Devil: The FBI's Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer New York: William Morrow, 2013
Lane, David, Into the Heart of the Mafia: A Journey Through the Italian South New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2009
Lardner, James, and Thomas Reppetto, NYPD: A City and Its Police, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2000
Lawson, Guy, and William Oldham, The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia New York: Pocket Books, 2007
Lehr, Dick, and Gerard O'Neill, The Underboss: The Rise and Fall of a Mafia Family New York: PublicAffairs, 1989
Lewis, Brad, Hollywood's Celebrity Gangster: The Incredible Life and Times of Mickey Cohen New York: Enigma Books, 2007
Lewis, Jerry, Dean and Me: A Love Story, New York: Broadway Books, 2005
Lewis, Norman, The Honored Society New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1964
Lungren, Daniel E., Organized Crime in California: Annual Report to the California Legislature, 1996, Sacramento CA: 1996
Lupo, Salvatore, translated by Antony Shugaar, History of the Mafia New York: Columbia University Press, 2009
Lupo, Salvatore, Il tenebroso sodalizio. Il primo rapporto di polizia sulla mafia siciliana Rome: XL edizione, 2011 *
Luzi, Matthew, The Boys in Chicago Heights: The Forgotten Crew of the Chicago Outfit (True Crime) Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012
Maas, Peter, The Valachi Papers New York: Pocket Books, 1986
Maas, Peter, The Valachi Papers New York: Putnam, 1968
Maas, Peter, Underboss: Sammy the Bull Gravano's Story of Life in the Mafia New York: HarperCollins, 1997
Maclean, Don, Don Maclean's Pictorial History of the Mafia New York: Galahad Books, 1974
Maran, A.G.D., Mafia: Inside the Dark Heart: The Rise and Fall of the Sicilian Mafia New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2008
Marsili, Dennis L., Little Chicago: A History of Organized Crime in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Indiana PA: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2015
Martin, Raymond V., Revolt in the Mafia: How the Gallo Gang Split the New York Underworld New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1963 *
Maxwell, Gavin, Bandit New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956
May, Allan R., Welcome to the Jungle Inn: The Story of the Mafia's Most Infamous Gambling Den Cleveland: ConAllan Press, 2011
Mayo, Katherine, Justice to All: The Story of the Pennsylvania State Police, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1917
McClellan, John L., Crime without punishment Toronto: Popular Library, 1963 *
McPhaul, Jack, Johnny Torrio First of the Gang Lords New Rochelle NY: Arlington House, 1970
Messick, Hank and Burt Goldblatt, The mobs and the Mafia : the illustrated history of organized crime, New York: Ballantine Books, 1972
Messick, Hank, Lansky: the Shocking Untold Story of the Most Powerful Figure in the American Underworld Today New York: Berkley Publishing, 1971
Mitgang, Herbert, Once Upon A Time In New York New York: The Free Press, 2000
Morello, Celeste A., Before Bruno: Book 1 - 1880-1931: The History of the Philadelphia Mafia Philadelphia: Jefferies & Manz, 2000
Morello, Celeste A., Before Bruno: The History of the Philadelphia Mafia: Book 2 - 1931-1946, Philadelphia: Jefferies & Manz, 2001
Morello, Celeste A., Before Bruno & How He Became Boss: The History of The Philadelphia Mafia: Book Three - 1946-1959 Philadelphia: Morello, 2005
Mori, Cesare, The last struggle with the Mafia, London: Putnam, 1933 *
Nash, Arthur, New York City Gangland Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2010
Nash, Jay Robert, World Encyclopedia Of Organized Crime New York: Da Capo Press, 1993
Neff, James, Mobbed Up: Jackie Presser's High-Wire Life in the Teamsters, the Mafia, and the FBI Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989
Nelli, Humbert S., The Business of Crime: Italians and Syndicate Crime in the United States Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976
Newark, Tim, Lucky Luciano: The Real and the Fake Gangster New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2010
Newark, Tim, Mafia Allies: The True Story of America's Secret Alliance with the Mob in World War II St. Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2007
Northrop, William B., and John B. Northrop, The Insolence of Office: The Story of the Seabury Investigation, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1932
O'Brien, Joseph F. and Andris Kurins, Boss of Bosses: The FBI and Paul Castellano New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991 *
Olla, Roberto, translated by Stephen Parkin, The Godfathers: Lives and Crimes of the Mafia Mobsters London: Alma Books, 2007
O'Neill, Gerard and Dick Lehr, The Underboss New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989
Ouseley, William, Mobsters in Our Midst: The Kansas City Crime Family Kansas City: Kansas City Star Books, 2011
Ouseley, William, Open City: True Story of the KC Crime Family 1900-1950 Overland Park KS: Leathers Publishing, 2008
Pasley, Fred D., Not Guilty - The Story Of Samuel S. Leibowitz New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1933
Pennsylvania Crime Commission, Organized Crime in Pennsylvania: A Decade of Change, Conschohocken, PA: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1990 *
Pennsylvania Crime Commission, Organized Crime in Pennsylvania: Traditional and Non-Traditional, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988 *
Pennsylvania Crime Commission, Report on Organized Crime, Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1970 *
Petacco, Arrigo, Joe Petrosino New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1974
Peterson, Virgil, Barbarians in Our Midst Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1952
Peterson, Virgil, Mob: 200 Years of Organized Crime in New York Ottawa IL: Green Hill Publishers, 1983
Petro, Sylvester, Power Unlimited: The Corruption of Union Leadership New York: The Ronald Press 1959
Pietrusza, David, Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series New York: Carroll & Graf 2003
Pileggi, Nicholas, Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985
Pistone, Joe, and Charles Brandt, Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business Philadelphia: Running Press, 2007 *
Pistone, Joseph D., Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia New York: New American Library, 1987 *
Pistone, Joseph D., Way Of The Wiseguy Philadelphia: Running Press, 2004
Pitkin, Thomas Monroe and Francesco Cordasco, The Black Hand: A Chapter in Ethnic Crime Totowa NJ: Littlefield Adams & Co. 1977
Plate, Thomas, The Mafia at War New York: The New York Magazine Press, 1972
Porrello, Rick, Superthief Novelty OH: Next Hat Press, 2006
Porrello, Rick, The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia: Corn Sugar and Blood Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 1995
Porrello, Rick, To Kill the Irishman: The War that Crippled the Mafia Novelty, OH: Next Hat Press, 2006
Poulsen, Ellen, The Case Against Lucky Luciano: New York's Most Sensational Vice Trial Little Neck, NY: Clinton Cook Publishing, 2007
Powell, Hickman, Lucky Luciano: The Man Who Organized Crime in America New York, NY: Barnes & Noble, 2006
Raab, Selwyn, Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2006
Ragano, Frank and Selwyn Raab, Mob Lawyer New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994
Reavill, Gil, Mafia Summit: J. Edgar Hoover, the Kennedy Brothers, and the Meeting That Unmasked the Mob New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2013
Reid, Ed, Mafia: The history of the ruthless gang that rules the nationwide crime syndicate New York: Random House, 1952
Reid, Ed, The Grim Reapers - The Anatomy of Organized Crime in America Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1969
Reid, Ed, The shame of New York New York: Random House, 1953
Reid, Ed, and Ovid Demaris, The Green Felt Jungle Cutchogue, NY: Buccaneer Books, 1963
Reppetto, Thomas, American Mafia: A History of Its Rise to Power New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2004
Reppetto, Thomas, Bringing Down the Mob: The War Against the American Mafia New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006
Reuter, Arthur L., Report on the Activities and Associations of Persons Identified as Present at the Residence of Joseph Barbara, Sr., at Apalachin, New York, on November 14, 1957, and the Reasons for their Presence New York: Office of the Commissioner of Investigation, 1958 *
Reynolds, Quentin, Courtroom: The Story Of Samuel S. Leibowitz New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1950
Rizzo, Michael F., Gangsters and Organized Crime in Buffalo: History, Hits and Headquarters Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012
Rizzo, Michael F., They Call Me Korney: The True Story of Buffalo's Korney Gang Createspace, 2009
Roemer, William F. Jr., Accardo: The Genuine Godfather, New York: Dutton Adult, 1995 *
Roemer, William F. Jr., The Enforcer - Spilotro: The Chicago Mob's Man Over Las Vegas, New York: Ivy Books, 1994 *
Roemer, William F. Jr., Roemer: Man Against the Mob New York: Donald I. Fine, 1989 *
Romano, Salvatore F., Storia Della Mafia Italy: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1966
Roth, Andrew, Infamous Manhattan: A Colorful Walking History of New York's Most Notorious Crime Sites New York: Citadel Press, 1996
Rousey, Dennis C., Policing the Southern City: New Orleans, 1805-1889 Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1996
Royko, Mike, Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1971
Russick, John, Historic Photos of Chicago Crime:The Capone Era Nashville, TN: Turner Publishing Company, 2007
Salerno, Ralph and John S. Tompkins, The Crime Confederation: Cosa Nostra and Allied Operations in Organized Crime New York: Popular Library, 1969
Sallinger, Pierre, With Kennedy, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1966
Saviano, Roberto, Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Scaduto, Tony, Lucky Luciano: The Man Who Modernized the Mafia London: Sphere Books Limited, 1976
Schiavo, Giovanni, The truth about the Mafia and organized crime in America El Paso TX: The Vigo Press, 1962
Schmitt, Gavin, Milwaukee Mafia Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2012
Schmitt, Gavin, The Milwaukee Mafia Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books, 2014
Scott, Peter Dale, American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010
Scott, Peter Dale, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1993
Selvaggi, Giuseppe, translated and edited by William A. Packer, The Rise of the Mafia in New York: From 1896 through World War II New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1978 *
Serao, E. (translated by Baron Bernardo Quaranta di San Severino), King Of The Camorra (early historical fiction) New York: G.W. Dillingham, 1912
Servadio, Gaia, Mafioso: A History of the Mafia from its Origins to the Present Day New York: Stein and Day, 1976
Servadio, Gaia, To a different world: In the land of the Mafia London: Hamish Hamilton, 1979
Shanty, Frank, chief consultant, The Mafia: The Necessary Reference to Organized Crime Melbourne: Millennium House, 2009
Shefferman, Nathan W., with Dale Kramer, The Man in the Middle, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961
Short, Martin, Crime Inc.: The Story of Organized Crime, London: Arrow Books Ltd., 1997
Siciliano, Vincent, Unless They Kill Me First New York: Hawthorn Books, 1970 *
Sloane, Arthur A., Hoffa Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1991
Smith, Greg B., Made Men: The True Rise-and-Fall Story of a New Jersey Mob Family New York: Berkley Books, 2003
Smith, Jo Durden, A Complete History of the Mafia New York: MetroBooks, 2003
Sondern, Frederick, Brotherhood of Evil: the Mafia New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1959
Sterling, Claire, Octopus: The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1990
Stevens, Steve and Craig Lockwood, King of the Sunset Strip: Hangin' with Mickey Cohen and the Hollywood Mob Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2006 *
Sullivan, Robert (ed), Mobsters and Gangsters: Organized Crime in America, from Al Capone to Tony Soprano TIME Inc., 2002
Sweeney, Emily, Boston Organized Crime Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2012
Talese, Gay, Honor Thy Father New York: World Publishing, 1971
Talty, Stephan, The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
Teresa, Vincent, My Life in the Mafia Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1973 *
Thompson, Craig and Raymond Allen, Gang Rule In New York The Story of a Lawless Era New York: The Dial Press, 1940
Tiernan, M.L., He Never Came Home: The Early History of Sunland, California, Volume 5 2014
Tuohy, John William, Organized Crime: 25 Years After Valachi. Hearings Before the U.S. Senate (abridged and illustrated),
Turkus, Burton and Sid Feder, Murder, Inc.: The Story Of The Syndicate New York: Da Capo Press, 1992 *
Ungar, Sanford J., FBI:An Uncensored Look Behind the Walls Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1976
United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Organized Crime: 25 Years After Valachi, Hearings before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988 *
United States Treasury Department Bureau of Narcotics, Mafia: The Government's Secret File on Organized Crime New York: Collins, 2007 *
Valachi, Joseph, The Real Thing: Second Government - The Expose and Inside Doings of Cosa Nostra (unpublished), JFK Presidential Library and Museum, 1964 *
Villano, Anthony, with Gerald Astor, Brick Agent: Inside the Mafia for the FBI, New York: Quadrangle, 1977 *
Vizzini, Sal with Oscar Fraley and Marshal Smith, Vizzini: The Story of America's No. 1 Undercover Narcotics Agent, New York: Pinnacle Books, 1973 *
Walsh, George, Gentleman Jimmy Walker, Mayor of the Jazz Age. New York: Praeger, 1974
Ward, Nathan, Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront, New York: Picador, 2010
Waugh, Daniel, Egan's Rats: The Untold Story of the Prohibition-Era Gang That Ruled St. Louis Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2007
Wolf, George with Joseph DiMona, Frank Costello: Prime Minister of the Underworld New York: William Morrow & Company, 1974 *
A SELECTION OF BOOKS ON POPULAR SUBJECTS
New York City Early Gangsters
Anbinder, Tyler, Five Points: The Nineteenth Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum, New York: The Free Press, 2001
Asbury, Herbert, All Around the Town: Murder, Scandal, Riot and Mayhem in Old New York, New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2003
Asbury, Herbert, The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928
Downey, Patrick, Gangster City: The History of the New York Underworld 1900-1935, Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2004
Downey, Patrick, Legs Diamond: Gangster, CreateSpace, 2011
Hanson, Neil, Monk Eastman: The Gangster Who Became a War Hero, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
New York City Organized Crime
Block, Alan A., East Side West Side: Organizing Crime in New York, 1930-1950, Cardiff UK: University College Cardiff Press, 1980
Bonanno, Bill, Bound by Honor: A Mafioso's Story, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999
Bonanno, Joseph, with Sergio Lalli, A Man of Honor: The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983
Brennan, Bill, The Frank Costello Story: The True Story of the Underworld's Prime Minister, Derby, CT: Monarch Books, 1962
Carr, Charlie, New York Police Files on the Mafia, Hosehead Productions, 2012
Critchley, David, The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia 1891-1931, New York: Routledge, 2009
Crittle, Simon, The Last Godfather: The Rise and Fall of Joey Massino, New York: Berkley Books, 2006
Dash, Mike, The First Family: Terror, Extortion and the Birth of the American Mafia, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009
Davis, John H., Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family, New York: Harper Torch, 1994
DeVecchio, Lin, and Charles Brandt, We're Going to Win This Thing: The Shocking Frame-Up of a Mafia Crime Buster, New York: Berkley Books, 2011
Dewey, Thomas E., Twenty Against the Underworld: An Autobiography of a District Attorney and his Fight Against Organized Crime, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1974
Diapoulas, Peter, and Steven Linakis, The Sixth Family, New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1976
Fiaschetti, Michael The Man They Couldn't Escape: The Adventures of Detective Fiaschetti of the Italian Squad, London: Selwyn and Blount, 1928
Flynn, William, The Barrel Mystery, New York: James A. McCann Company, 1919
Gentile, Nick, Vita di Capomafia, Rome: Editori Riuniti, 1963
Gentile, Nick, Vita di Capomafia, Rome: Crescenzi Allendorf, 1993
Harmon, Sandra, Mafia Son: The Scarpa Mob Family, the FBI and a Story of Betrayal, New York: St. Martin's Press, 2009
Hortis, C. Alexander, The Mob and The City, Amherst NY: Prometheus Books, 2014
Katz, Leonard, Uncle Frank: The Biography of Frank Costello, New York: Drake Publishers, 1973
Maas, Peter, The Valachi Papers, New York: Putnam, 1968
Martin, Raymond V., Revolt in the Mafia: How the Gallo Gang Split the New York Underworld, New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1963
O'Brien, Joseph F. and Andris Kurins, Boss of Bosses: The Fall of the Godfather: The FBI and Paul Castellano, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991
Petacco, Arrigo, Joe Petrosino, New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1974
Pileggi, Nicholas, Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985
Pistone, Joseph D., Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia, New York: New American Library, 1987
Pitkin, Thomas Monroe and Francesco Cordasco, The Black Hand: A Chapter in Ethnic Crime, Totowa NJ: Littlefield Adams & Co., 1977
Poulsen, Ellen, The Case Against Lucky Luciano: New York's Most Sensational Vice Trial, Little Neck, NY: Clinton Cook Publishing, 2007
Raab, Selwyn, Five Families: The Rise, Decline and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires, New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2006
Reid, Ed, The Shame of New York, New York: Random House, 1953
Selvaggi, Giuseppe, translated and edited by William A. Packer, The Rise of the Mafia in New York: From 1896 through World War II, New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1978
Talese, Gay, Honor Thy Father, New York: World Publishing, 1971
Thompson, Craig and Raymond Allen, Gang Rule in New York: The Story of a Lawless Era, New York: The Dial Press, 1940
Turkus, Burton and Sid Feder, Murder Inc.: The Story of the Syndicate, New York: Da Capo Press, 1992
Wolf, George with Joseph DiMona, Frank Costello: Prime Minister of the Underworld, New York: William Morrow & Company, 1974
Chicago Organized Crime
Asbury, Herbert, The Gangs of Chicago: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld, New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1986
Bilek, Arthur J., The First Vice Lord: Big Jim Colosimo and the Ladies of the Levee, Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2008
Binder, John J., The Chicago Outfit, Chicago: Arcadia, 2003
Demaris, Ovid, Captive City: Chicago in Chains, New York: Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1969
Helmer, William J. Al Capone and His American Boys, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2011
Humble, Ronald D., Frank Nitti: The True Story of Chicago's Notorious 'Enforcer,' Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2007
Luzi, Matthew, The Boys in Chicago Heights: The Forgotten Crew of the Chicago Outfit, Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012
McPhaul, Jack, Johnny Torrio: First of the Gang Lords, New Rochelle NY: Arlington House, 1970
Russick, John, Historic Photos of Chicago Crime: The Capone Era, Nashville, TN: Turner Publishing Company, 2007
Philadelphia Organized Crime
Anastasia, George, Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob - The Mafia's Most Violent Family, New York: William Morrow & Company, 1991
Morello, Celeste A., Before Bruno: The History of the Philadelphia Mafia: Book 1 - 1880-1931, Philadelphia: Jefferies & Manz, 2000
Morello, Celeste A., Before Bruno: The History of the Philadelphia Mafia: Book 2 - 1931-1946, Philadelphia: Jefferies & Manz, 2001
Morello, Celeste A., Before Bruno & How He Became Boss: The History of The Philadelphia Mafia: Book Three - 1946-1959 Philadelphia: Morello, 2005
Boston Organized Crime
Ford, Beverly and Stephanie Schorow, The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts, Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2011
Lehr, Dick, and Gerard O'Neill, The Underboss: The Rise and Fall of a Mafia Family, New York: PublicAffairs, 1989
Sweeney, Emily, Images of America: Boston Organized Crime, Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2012
Teresa, Vincent, My Life in the Mafia, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1973
Buffalo Organized Crime
Bonanno, Joseph, with Sergio Lalli, A Man of Honor: The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983
Gryta, Matt, with George Karalus, The Real Teflon Don: How an Elite Team of New York State Troopers Helped Take Down America's Most Powerful Mafia Family, Buffalo, NY: Cazenovia Books, 2012
Hudson, Mike, Mob Boss: A Biography in Blood, Niagara Falls, NY: Power City Press, 2008
Hunt, Thomas, and Michael A. Tona, DiCarlo: Buffalo's First Family of Crime, Vol. 1 - To 1937, Hunt&Tona Publications, 2013.
Hunt, Thomas, and Michael A. Tona, DiCarlo: Buffalo's First Family of Crime, Vol. 2 - From 1938, Hunt&Tona Publications, 2013.
Rizzo, Michael F., Gangsters and Organized Crime in Buffalo: History, Hits and Headquarters, Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012
Rizzo, Michael F., They Call Me Korney: The True Story of the Korney Gang, Createspace, 2009
Cleveland Organized Crime
Porrello, Rick, The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia: Corn Sugar and Blood, Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 1995
Porrello, Rick, To Kill the Irishman: The War that Crippled the Mafia, Novelty, OH: Next Hat Press, 2006
Kansas City Organized Crime
Hayde, Frank R., The Mafia and the Machine: The Story of the Kansas City Mob, Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2007
Ouseley, William, Open City: True Story of the KC Crime Family 1900-1950, Overland Park KS: Leathers Publishing, 2008
Ouseley, William, Mobsters in Our Midst: The Kansas City Crime Family, Kansas City Star Books, 2011
California Organized Crime
Cohen, Mickey, as told to John Peer Nugent, Mickey Cohen: In My Own Words, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1975
Demaris, Ovid, The Last Mafioso New York: Bantam Books, 1981
DiEdoardo, Christina, Lanza's Mob: The Mafia and San Francisco, Santa Barbara CA: Praeger, 2016.
Gentile, Nick, Vita di Capomafia, Rome: Editori Riuniti, 1963
Gentile, Nick, Vita di Capomafia, Rome: Crescenzi Allendorf, 1993
Lewis, Brad, Hollywood's Celebrity Gangster: The Incredible Life and Times of Mickey Cohen, New York: Enigma Books, 2007
Lungren, Daniel E., Organized Crime in California: Annual Report to the California Legislature, 1996, Sacramento: 1996
Stevens, Steve and Craig Lockwood, King of the Sunset Strip: Hangin' with Mickey Cohen and the Hollywood Mob, Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2006
Tiernan, M.L., He Never Came Home: The Early History of Sunland, California, Volume 5, 2014
Louisiana Organized Crime
Asbury, Herbert, The French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld, Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1938
Baiamonte, John V. Jr., Spirit of Vengeance: Nativisim and Louisiana Justice, 1921-1924, Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1986
Brouillette, Frenchy and Matthew Randazzo V, Mr. New Orleans: The Life of a Big Easy Underworld Legend, Beverly Hills, CA: Phoenix Books, 2009
Davis, John H., Mafia Kingfish: Carlos Marcello and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1989
Gambino, Richard, Vendetta, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1977
Hunt, Thomas and Martha Macheca Sheldon, Deep Water: Joseph P. Macheca and the Birth of the American Mafia,Second Edition, CreateSpace, 2010
Rousey, Dennis C., Policing the Southern City: New Orleans 1805-1889, Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1996
Florida Organized Crime
Chepesiuk, Ron, Gangsters of Miami: True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hit Men, Con Men and Gang Bangers from the Magic City, Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2010
Deitche, Scott M., Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld, Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2005
Deitche, Scott M., The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr., Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2007
Michigan Organized Crime
Burnstein, Scott M., Motor City Mafia: A Century of Organized Crime in Detroit, Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2006
Kavieff, Paul R., The Violent Years: Prohibition and the Detroit Mobs, Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2001
Castellammarese War
Bonanno, Joseph, with Sergio Lalli, A Man of Honor: The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983
Critchley, David, The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia 1891-1931, New York: Routledge, 2009
Gentile, Nick, Vita di Capomafia, Rome: Editori Riuniti, 1963
Gentile, Nick, Vita di Capomafia, Rome: Crescenzi Allendorf, 1993
Maas, Peter, The Valachi Papers, New York: Putnam, 1968
Gallo-Profaci War
Aronson, Harvey, The Killing of Joey Gallo, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1973
Diapoulas, Peter, and Steven Linakis, The Sixth Family, New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1976
Folsom, Tom, The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld, New York: Weinstein Books, 2008
Goddard, Donald, Joey: A Biography, New York: Harper & Row, 1974
Martin, Raymond V., Revolt in the Mafia: How the Gallo Gang Split the New York Underworld, New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1963
Apalachin Convention
Hart, Arthur V., "Meeting of hoodlums, Apalachin, New York, November 14, 1957," FBI report, Albany, NY: FBI file AL 62-1152, Jul. 8, 1958
Reavill, Gil, Mafia Summit: J. Edgar Hoover, the Kennedy Brothers and the Meeting that Unmasked the Mob, New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2013
Reuter, Arthur L., Report on the Activities and Associations of Persons Identified as Present at the Residence of Joseph Barbara, Sr., at Apalachin, New York, on November 14, 1957, and the Reasons for their Presence New York: Office of the Commissioner of Investigation, 1958
Organized Crime and Politics
Allen, Oliver E., The Tiger: The Rise and Fall of Tammany Hall, New York: Addison-Wesley, 1993
Fowler, Gene, Beau James: The Life and Times of Jimmy Walker, New York: Viking Press, 1949
Hayde, Frank R., The Mafia and the Machine: The Story of the Kansas City Mob, Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2007
Hunt, Thomas and Martha Macheca Sheldon, Deep Water: Joseph P. Macheca and the Birth of the American Mafia,Second Edition, CreateSpace, 2010
Mitgang, Herbert, Once Upon a Time in New York, New York: The Free Press, 2000
Northrop, William B. and John B. Northrop, The Insolence of Office: The Story of the Seabury Investigations, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1932
Walsh, George, Gentleman Jimmy Walker: Mayor of the Jazz Age, New York: Praeger, 1974
Organized Crime and Labor
Hoffa, James R., Hoffa: The Real Story, New York: Stein & Day, 1975
Hoffa, James R., The Trials of Jimmy Hoffa, Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1970
Jacobs, James B., Mobsters, Unions, and Feds: The Mafia and the American Labor Movement, New York: New York University Press, 2006
Neff, James, Mobbed Up: Jackie Presser's High-Wire Life in the Teamsters, the Mafia, and the FBI, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989
Petro, Sylvester, Power Unlimited - The Corruption of Union Leadership, New York: The Ronald Press 1959
Federal Bureau of Investigation / J. Edgar Hoover
Ackerman, Kenneth D., Young J. Edgar: Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties, New York: Carroll & Graf, 2007
Alexander, Shana, The Pizza Connection: Lawyers, Money, Drugs, Mafia, New York: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1988
Blum, Howard, Gangland: How the FBI Broke the Mob, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993
Cook, Fred J., The FBI Nobody Knows, New York: Macmillan Company, 1964
Cooper, Courtney Ryley, Ten Thousand Public Enemies, New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1935
DeVecchio, Lin, and Charles Brandt, We're Going to Win This Thing: The Shocking Frame-Up of a Mafia Crime Buster, New York: Berkley Books, 2011
Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Gotti Tapes, New York: Times Books, 1992
Garcia, Joaquin with Michael Levin, Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008
Gentry, Curt, J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets, New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1991
Griffin, Joe with Don DeNevi, Mob Nemesis: How the FBI Crippled Organized Crime, Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2002
Hamer, Bob, The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent's Dangerous Dance with Evil, New York: Center Street, 2008
Harmon, Sandra, Mafia Son: The Scarpa Mob Family, the FBI and a Story of Betrayal, New York: St. Martin's Press, 2009
Pistone, Joe, and Charles Brandt, Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business, Philadelphia: Running Press, 2007
Pistone, Joseph D., Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia, New York: New American Library, 1987
Ungar, Sanford J., FBI: An Uncensored Look Behind the Walls, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1976
Other Law Enforcement and Investigative Agencies
Carey, Arthur A., with Howard McLellan, Memoirs of a Murder Man, Garden City NY: Doubleday Doran and Company, 1930.
Carr, Charlie, New York Police Files on the Mafia, Hosehead Productions, 2012
Chicago Crime Commission, Friend and Foe: A Glimpse at Citizen Action, Law Enforcement Advancement and Crime in Twentieth Century Chicago, Chicago: Chicago Crime Commission, 2007
Cook, Fred J., The Pinkertons, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1974
Dewey, Thomas E., Twenty Against the Underworld: An Autobiography of a District Attorney and his Fight Against Organized Crime, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1974
Eppolito, Lou and Bob Drury, Mafia Cop: The Story of an Honest Cop Whose Family Was the Mob, New York: Pocket Star Books, 1992
Fiaschetti, Michael The Man They Couldn't Escape: The Adventures of Detective Fiaschetti of the Italian Squad, London: Selwyn and Blount, 1928
Flynn, William, The Barrel Mystery, New York: James A. McCann Company, 1919
Gryta, Matt, with George Karalus, The Real Teflon Don: How an Elite Team of New York State Troopers Helped Take Down America's Most Powerful Mafia Family, Buffalo, NY: Cazenovia Books, 2012
Horan, James D. and Howard Swiggett, The Pinkerton Story, London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1952
Horan, James D., The Pinkertons: The Detective Dynasty that Made History, New York: Bonanza Books, 1967
Lardner, James, and Thomas Reppetto, NYPD: A City and Its Police, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2000
Rousey, Dennis C., Policing the Southern City: New Orleans 1805-1889, Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1996
United States Treasury Department - Bureau of Narcotics, Mafia: The Government's Secret File on Organized Crime, New York: Collins, 2007
Vizzini, Sal with Oscar Fraley and Marshal Smith, Vizzini: The Story of America's No. 1 Undercover Narcotics Agent, New York: Pinnacle Books, 1973
Charlie "Lucky" Luciano / Salvatore Lucania
Campbell, Rodney, The Luciano Project: The Secret Wartime Collaboration of the Mafia and the U.S. Navy, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977
Cipollini, Christian, Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend, Strategic Media Books, 2014.
Feder, Sid and Joachim Joesten, The Luciano Story, New York: David McKay Corporation, 1954
Newark, Tim, Lucky Luciano: The Real and the Fake Gangster, New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2010
Newark, Tim, Mafia Allies: The True Story of America's Secret Alliance with the Mob in World War II, St. Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2007
Poulsen, Ellen, The Case Against Lucky Luciano: New York's Most Sensational Vice Trial, Little Neck, NY: Clinton Cook Publishing, 2007
Powell, Hickman, Lucky Luciano: The Man Who Organized Crime in America, New York, NY: Barnes & Noble, 2006
Scaduto, Tony, Lucky Luciano: The Man Who Modernized the Mafia, London: Sphere Books Limited, 1976
Al Capone
Bilek, Arthur J., The First Vice Lord: Big Jim Colosimo and the Ladies of the Levee, Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2008
Binder, John J., Al Capone's Beer Wars, Amherst NY: Prometheus, 2017
Binder, John J., The Chicago Outfit, Chicago: Arcadia, 2003
Helmer, William J. Al Capone and His American Boys, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2011
Helmer, William J., and Arthur J. Bilek, The St. Valentine's Day Massacre: The Untold Story of the Gangland Bloodbath That Brought Down Al Capone, Cumberland House, 2006.
Kobler, John, Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1971
McPhaul, Jack, Johnny Torrio: First of the Gang Lords, New Rochelle NY: Arlington House, 1970
Meyer Lansky
Eisenberg, Dennis, Uri Dan and Eli Landau, Meyer Lansky: Mogul of the Mob New York: Paddington Press, 1979
Lacy, Robert, Little Man: Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1991
Messick, Hank, Lansky, New York: Berkley Publishing, 1971