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In his book on The Barrel Mystery, legendary crime-fighter William Flynn discussed what he viewed as the two great organized outlaw elements in American society: violent political radicals or “Reds” and a growing Sicilian underworld organization he knew as “The Black Hand.” Flynn feared that the Red and the Black might someday combine to form …

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Found a few spare moments and made some long overdue additions to the website’s Book Notes. The Book Notes page (click here to visit) now contains entries for 39 crime history titles released since the summer of 2005.

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The American Mafia website’s bookstore has been redesigned. The online store – an affiliate of Amazon.com – features a selection of books relating to various areas of organized crime history. It contains a number of new releases as well as some underworld history classics. There is also a search function that enables visitors to locate …

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The Bibliography listing on the website has been updated. The Bibliography is comprised of more than 240 titles related (in some way) to the subject of organized crime history. The purpose of the list is to acquaint visitors with a selection of reading material. The fact that a book is included in the list should …

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Budget problems in the State of Connecticut and questionable business practices at Amazon.com are complicating the redesign of the American Mafia history website. We have been a longtime affiliate of Amazon.com and have provided sale links for books, movies and other Amazon products that have generated many tens of thousands of dollars in sales for …

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