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The American Mafia - Book Notes

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Alt, Betty L., and Sandra K. Wells
 Mountain Mafia - Organized Crime in the Rockies
Bilek, Arthur J.
 The First Vice Lord: Big Jim Colosimo and the Ladies of the Levee
Bonanno, Bill, and Gary B. Abromovitz
 The Last Testament of Bill Bonanno: The Final Secrets of a Life in the Mafia
Bonanno, Joseph, with Sergio Lalli
 A Man of Honor: The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno
Brouillette, Frenchy, and Matthew Randazzo V
 Mr. New Orleans: The Life of a Big Easy Underworld Legend
Chepesiuk, Ron
 Gangsters of Harlem: The Gritty Underworld of New York's Most Famous Neighborhood
Chepesiuk, Ron
 Gangsters of Miami: True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hit Men, Con Men and Gang Bangers from the Magic City
Chepesiuk, Ron
 Sergeant Smack: The Legendary Lives and Times of Ike Atkinson, Kingpin, and His Band of Brothers
Cipollini, Christian
 Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend
Cirules, Enrique
 Mafia in Havana: A Caribbean Mob Story
Critchley, David
 The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931
Crittle, Simon
 The Last Godfather: The Rise and Fall of Joey Massino
Dash, Mike
 The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder and The Birth of the American Mafia
DeVecchio, Lin, and Charles Brandt
 We're Going to Win This Thing: The Shocking Frame-Up of a Mafia Crime Buster
Dickie, John
 Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia
Downey, Patrick
 Gangster City: The History of the New York Underworld 1900-1935
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
Folsom, Tom
 The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld
Ford, Beverly, and Stephanie Schorow
 The Boston Mob Guide: Hitmen, Hoodlums and Hideouts
Hamer, Bob
 The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent's Dangerous Dance with Evil
Harmon, Sandra
 Mafia Son: The Scarpa Mob Family, the FBI, and a Story of Betrayal
Hayde, Frank
 The Mafia and the Machine: The Story of the Kansas City Mob
Helmer, William J.
 Al Capone and His American Boys: Memoirs of a Mobster's Wife
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
Humble, Ronald
 Frank Nitti: The True Story of Chicago's Notorious Enforcer
Hunt, Thomas
 Wrongly Executed? The Long-Forgotten Context of Charles Sberna's 1939 Electrocution
Hunt, Thomas, and Martha Macheca Sheldon
 Deep Water: Joseph P. Macheca and the Birth of the American Mafia
Hunt, Thomas, and Michael A. Tona
 DiCarlo: Buffalo's First Family of Crime, 2 vols.
Jacobs, James B.
 Mobsters, Unions, and Feds: The Mafia and the American Labor Movement
Kavieff, Paul R.
 The Violent Years: Prohibition and the Detroit Mobs
Maran, A.G.D.
 Mafia: Inside the Dark Heart: The Rise and Fall of the Sicilian Mafia
Morello, Celeste A.
 Before Bruno: The History of the Philadelphia Mafia
Newark, Tim
 Lucky Luciano: The Real and the Fake Gangster
Newark, Tim
 Mafia Allies: The True Story of America's Secret Alliance with the Mob in World War II
Ouseley, William
 Open City: True Story of the KC Crime Family 1900-1950
Pistone, Joe, with Richard Woodley
 Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business: Shocking Declassified Details from the FBI's Greatest Undercover Operation and a Bloody Timeline of the Fall of the Mafia
Porrello, Rick
 Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia: Corn Sugar and Blood
Porrello, Rick
 Superthief: A Master Burglar, the Mafia, and the Biggest Bank Heist in U.S. History
Poulsen, Ellen
 The Case Against Lucky Luciano: New York's Most Sensational Vice Trial
Reppetto, Thomas
 Bringing Down the Mob: The War Against the American Mafia
Schmitt, Gavin
 The Milwaukee Mafia: Mobsters in the Heartland
Talbot, David
 Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years