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Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series
3.57
Near the end, I finally had to abandon this too-long, too-slow, too-discursive "biography" of Jewish gangster Arnold Rothstein. Rothstein is a fascina ...more
Jul 18, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
 
Takedown: The True Story Of The Undercover Detective Who Brought DownA Billion-Dollar Car
3.88
I really liked this book by NYPD detective Rick Cowan, about Operation Wasteland, the undercover investigation that crippled the garbage hauling racke ...more
Jul 26, 2010
Jul 26, 2010
 
Mafia Son: The Scarpa Mob Family, the FBI, and a Story of Betrayal
3.17
I'm sorry to have to give this one star, but it just doesn't deserve any more. Like Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss, it is not really a book. The ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 29, 2011
 
The Canary Sang but Couldn't Fly: The Fatal Fall of Abe Reles, the Mobster Who Shattered Murder, Inc.'s Code of Silence
3.96
Wow, this is a truly amazing book. One of the best books about the mob I've ever read. It concerns the career, and more specifically the death, of Abe ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
 
Nothing But Money: How the Mob Infiltrated Wall Street
2.96
I don't really know why I so disliked this book. I liked the same author's Made Men rather well, so I'm not sure what was missing in this one. There w ...more
Aug 12, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
 
No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels
3.74
I very much enjoyed this first-person book by an undercover ATF agent who was actually patched in to the Hells Angels -- though the investigation ende ...more
Aug 07, 2010
Jul 30, 2009
 
Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia
3.96
I know this book is a watershed in the history of Mob literature, and that Pistone's investigatory efforts were a breaking point for the Mob. But this ...more
Jan 1995
Aug 10, 2009
 
Alphaville. Michael Codella & Bruce Bennett
3.61
I really wasn't that crazy about this book on a number of different levels, but the author's voice is just so engaging and enjoyable that I couldn't h ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
Gangsters and Goodfells: The Mob, Witness Protection, and Life on the Run
3.66
I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed this memoir by Henry Hill, the mob associate whose life was the source for one of my favorite mob books, Wi ...more
Aug 27, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
 
Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan
3.79
I don't really give this book two stars because it's a BAD book, I'm just not convinced that it really concerns a gangster. I may be nitpicking, but t ...more
Jan 2000
Jul 23, 2010
 
The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century
3.54
I had read some of Howie Carr's columns on the mob in Boston, and was slightly less than blown away -- so when I read this book, I WAS blown away. It' ...more
Nov 07, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
 
Confessions of a Yakuza
3.74
I'm not really that sure what this book is. It almost seems to be aspiring to be a bunch of zen sayings about...something. Being a criminal? Being a m ...more
Jan 2000
Jul 23, 2010
 
The Ceremony
3.00
Mildly interesting for those very interested in the Mob, but not really a general-interest book. Sort of content-free if what you're looking for is ge ...more
Jan 1996
Jul 26, 2010
 
Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang
4.03
Hell's bells, how I love me some books about cops going undercover as bikers. Having just finished No Angel by Jay Dobyns I checked out this one, also ...more
Aug 12, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
 
Mafia cop
3.24
Kind of an ominous book considering Eppolito's more recent convictions for murder. Apparently this whole book was just PR? So very strange.
Jan 1995
Apr 17, 2009
 
Sam the Plumber
3.67
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Jul 27, 2010
 
Mafia Cop
3.24
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Apr 17, 2009
 
The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia: Corn Sugar and Blood
3.91
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Jul 13, 2000
Apr 17, 2009
 
Born to Steal: When the Mafia Hit Wall Street
3.32
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Apr 17, 2009
 
To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia
3.75
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Apr 17, 2009
 
World Encyclopedia Of Organized Crime
3.82
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Apr 17, 2009
 
Gangbusters:: The Destruction Of America's Last Great Mafia Dynasty
3.45
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Apr 17, 2009
 
Born To Steal: When The Mafia Hit Wall Street
3.32
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Apr 17, 2009
 
The Boardwalk Jungle
3.80
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Apr 17, 2009
 
101 Things You Didn't Know About The Mafia
2.71
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Apr 17, 2009
 
Octopus: The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia
3.69
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Apr 17, 2009
 
Mafia Cop
3.24
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Apr 17, 2009
 
The Plumber: The True Story of How One Good Man Helped Destroy the Entire Philadelphia Mafia
3.60
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Apr 17, 2009
 
The Chinese Mafia
4.25
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Apr 17, 2009
 
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
3.99
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Apr 16, 2009
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