A Brief History of Gangsters

Robb explores the histories of key figures, from gangs in the Old West, through Prohibition and the Great Depression, to the likes of John Gotti and Frank Lucas in the 1970s and 1980s.

Author: Brian J. Robb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472110684

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 693

The romanticised American gangster of the Prohibition era has proved an enduringly popular figure. Even today, names like Al Capone and Lucky Luciano still resonate. Robb explores the histories of key figures, from gangs in the Old West, through Prohibition and the Great Depression, to the likes of John Gotti and Frank Lucas in the 1970s and 1980s. He also looks at the gangster in popular culture, in hit TV series such as Boardwalk Empire. Although the focus is strongly on the archetypal American gangster, Robb also examines gangsters around the world, including the infamous Kray twins in London, French crime kingpin Jacques Mesrine, the Mafia Dons of Sicily, and the rise of notorious Serbian and Albanian gangs. Infamous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly makes an appearance, as does Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, while other sections provide details of the Chinese Triads and the Yakuza in Japan. Robb also explores the gangster in popular culture, especially in film and television. Recent hit TV series such as The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire and blockbuster movies like Public Enemies and Gangster Squad show that the gangster is here to stay.

Mafia and Antimafia

Umberto Santino, one of Italy's leading mafia experts, here provides a new perspective on the mafia: as a polymorphic organization which encompasses crime, the accumulation of corruptly acquired wealth and power, the cultural code of omerta ...

Author: Umberto Santino

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857729020

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 622

The mafia is the impenetrable and seemingly infallible embodiment of notoriety and criminality. Umberto Santino, one of Italy's leading mafia experts, here provides a new perspective on the mafia: as a polymorphic organization which encompasses crime, the accumulation of corruptly acquired wealth and power, the cultural code of omerta and consensus. Exploring the movements which strive to fight against the powers of the mafia, such as the campaigns of civil society organizations like the Centro siciliano di documentazione, the author also provides a fresh look at the mechanisms - and struggles - of the antimafia movement.

The Mob

Author: James Durney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780953052196

Category: Crime

Page: 298

View: 725


History of the Mafia

Consulting rare archival sources, Salvatore Lupo traces the web of associations, both illicit and legitimate, that have defined the Sicilian Mafia from 1860 to the present.

Author: Salvatore Lupo

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231131356

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 358

Consulting rare archival sources, Salvatore Lupo traces the web of associations, both illicit and legitimate, that have defined the Sicilian Mafia from 1860 to the present. He focuses on several crucial periods of transformation: the Italian unification of 1860 and 1861, the murder of noted politician Notarbartolo, the fascist repression of the Mafia, the Allied invasion of 1943, the social conflicts that followed each world war, and the major murders and trials of the 1980s. Lupo clarifies the Mafia's cultural codes and situates them within social groups and communities. He also refutes the notion that the Mafia has grown more ruthless in recent decades. Rather than representing a shift from "honorable" crime to immoral drug trafficking and violence, Lupo argues the terroristic activities of the modern Mafia signify a new desire for visibility and a distinct break from the state.

Mafia The History of the Mob

The Mafia began on a small island in the Mediterranean, Sicily.

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848589441

Category: History

Page:

View: 676

The Mafia began on a small island in the Mediterranean, Sicily. It grew to become a major political force in Italy, while its tentacles penetrated every aspect of life in the United States. Through drugs, it spread its influence to Britain, Canada and Australia. And through the gangster movies of Hollywood, including The Godfather and Goodfellas...

Bang for Freedom A Brief History of Mexican Mafia Nuestra Familia and Latino Activism in the U S

This powerful book details the history of Norteno & Sureno gangs and how their split came about.

Author: Cesar Cruz

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329002687

Category: History

Page: 89

View: 387

This powerful book details the history of Norteno & Sureno gangs and how their split came about. It serves as an empowering historical tool for young people caught up in gangs. Includes sections on the Brown Berets, Young Lords and many freedom fighters. It is an introductory history book on Latino activism.

Mafia and Antimafia

Umberto Santino, one of Italy's leading mafia experts, here provides a new perspective on the mafia: as a polymorphic organization which encompasses crime, the accumulation of corruptly acquired wealth and power, the cultural code of omerta ...

Author: Umberto Santino

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857726943

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 614

The mafia is the impenetrable and seemingly infallible embodiment of notoriety and criminality. Umberto Santino, one of Italy's leading mafia experts, here provides a new perspective on the mafia: as a polymorphic organization which encompasses crime, the accumulation of corruptly acquired wealth and power, the cultural code of omerta and consensus. Exploring the movements which strive to fight against the powers of the mafia, such as the campaigns of civil society organizations like the Centro siciliano di documentazione, the author also provides a fresh look at the mechanisms - and struggles - of the antimafia movement.

The History of Gangster Rap

The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date.

Author: Soren Baker

Publisher: Abrams Image

ISBN: 9781419729157

Category:

Page: 272

View: 258

The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

The Gangs of New York

Author: Herbert Asbury

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Crime

Page: 400

View: 180


Gangster Women and Their Criminal World

Covers the life stories of: • Bonnie Parker, from the infamous Bonnie and Clyde double act • Virginia Hill, the glamorous girlfriend of Bugsy Siegel who died mysteriously • Evelyn Frechette, who was charged with harbouring murderous ...

Author: Susan McNicoll

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1784281344

Category: True Crime

Page:

View: 184

"McNicoll has a keen eye for lurid detail, and her narratives moves along with compelling force" - Canadian Book Review Annual Who were the gangster women who risked everything to stay with the men of the underworld? This gripping account chronicles the history of gangsters' molls and mob queens, from harbouring criminals to life on the run. Susan McNicoll investigates these intriguing unions from the heady days of the 1930s flapper era and beyond. Had they abandoned everything for love, or did the idea of being with these hardened criminals seem glamorous and exciting? Covers the life stories of: • Bonnie Parker, from the infamous Bonnie and Clyde double act • Virginia Hill, the glamorous girlfriend of Bugsy Siegel who died mysteriously • Evelyn Frechette, who was charged with harbouring murderous mobster John Dillinger • Vi Mathis, the partner of Kansas City massacre gunman Verne Miller With photographs to accompany these shocking tales, Gangster Women is an honest and gritty account of these "gun molls" and their criminal lovers.

Gangsters

In Gangsters: 50 Years of Madness, Drugs, and Death on the Streets of America, Lewis Yablonsky provides answers to the most baffling and crucial questions regarding gangs.

Author: Lewis Yablonsky

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814796885

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 260

View: 887

The effects of gang violence are witnessed every day on the streets, in the news, and on the movie screen. In all these forums, gangs of young adults are associated with drugs and violence. Yet what is it that prompts young people to participate in violent behavior? And what can be done to extract adolescents from the gangster world of crime, death, and incarceration once they have become involved? In Gangsters: 50 Years of Madness, Drugs, and Death on the Streets of America, Lewis Yablonsky provides answers to the most baffling and crucial questions regarding gangs. Using information gathered from over forty years of experience working with gang members and based on hundreds of personal interviews, many conducted in prisons and in gang neighborhoods, Yablonsky explores the pathology of the gangsters' apparent addiction to incarceration and death. Gangsters is divided into four parts, including a brief history of gangs, the characteristics of gangs, successful approaches for treating gangsters in prison and the community, and concluding with a review and analysis of notable behavioral and social scientific theories of gangs. While condemning their violent behavior in no uncertain terms, Yablonsky offers hope through his belief that, given a chance in an effective treatment program, youths trapped in violent behavior can change their lives in positive ways and, in turn, facilitate positive change in their communities and society at large.

Norte os Sure os

Author: César A. Preciado-Cruz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Gangsters

Page: 89

View: 259


Cosa Nostra

Traces the story of the Mafia in Sicily, drawing on new research to profile the organization as a secret society whose influence is based on murder, offering vivid reconstructions of the people whose lives it has marked, and sharing insight ...

Author: John Dickie

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1403970424

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 845

Traces the story of the Mafia in Sicily, drawing on new research to profile the organization as a secret society whose influence is based on murder, offering vivid reconstructions of the people whose lives it has marked, and sharing insight into how it operates and retains power. Reprint.

Mafia Wars in the History

The term “mafia” has been used to refer to various secret groups or organizations that are involved in various forms of organized crimes and are spread across the world in various countries.

Author: IntroBooks

Publisher: IntroBooks

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 40

View: 735

The term “mafia” has been used to refer to various secret groups or organizations that are involved in various forms of organized crimes and are spread across the world in various countries. They are usually recognized by the name of the country in which they have originated. Most of the group members of the mafia belong to a particular nationality and operate in the particular country itself. The main goal of such mafia groups is to have full control over the various kinds of activities. They can even have a monopoly over certain criminal activities. But one should not be mistaken! Though several films, documentaries and plays have been enacted in the life of the mafias and the wrong deeds done by them, people might still get the impression that the mafias are good people. The people might be allured by the money-earning capacity of the mafias in no matter of time. The lavish lifestyle led by them and the kind of richness they possess, it might appear quite overwhelming on the exterior front. But the truth is that, on the inner side, it is all black. The mafias have their hands spoiled with the color of blood. Mafia members are constantly living under the violence from the other mafia groups and often end up getting killed or killing others. There is no room for peace in their lives. The world in the due course of the mafias and their menace, has witnessed several major wars. The Mafia Wars as it is called have been the root cause due to the disturbances created in one group or the other and in taking revenge on the other. As we live in the present era, there are still major mafia groups out there in several parts of the world.

The History of the Mafia

The Mafia began on a small island in the Mediterranean, Sicily.

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848583842

Category: History

Page:

View: 357

The Mafia began on a small island in the Mediterranean, Sicily. It grew to become a major political force in Italy, while its tentacles penetrated every aspect of life in the United States. Through drugs, it spread its influence to Britain, Canada and Australia. And through the gangster movies of Hollywood, including The Godfather and Goodfellas...

Gangsters Encylopedia

"The book is arranged in chapters geographically showing the history of organized crime in different territories around the world, the legendary figures, the famous heists and busts and the power these organizations still exert today"- ...

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781843404026

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 327

"The book is arranged in chapters geographically showing the history of organized crime in different territories around the world, the legendary figures, the famous heists and busts and the power these organizations still exert today"--Publisher's description.

The History of Gangster Rap

From Schoolly D to Kendrick Lamar, the Rise of a Great American Art Form Soren Baker ... Ice Cube is the hardest gangster rapper to ever come out.

Author: Soren Baker

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352351

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 798

The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

Mountain Mafia

MOUNTAIN MAFIA IS A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BLACK HAND AND MAFIA in the Rocky Mountain region.

Author: Betty L. Alt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984585207

Category: Art

Page: 178

View: 546

MOUNTAIN MAFIA IS A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BLACK HAND AND MAFIA in the Rocky Mountain region. It brings to life some of the more colorful leaders in the West's organized crime operations throughout the 20th century, including Roma, Colletti, and the Smaldones. Especially examined is the famous court case of "Scotty" Spinuzzi, who was acquitted of murder "because no one saw the bullet leave the gun." Also mentioned is the connection these western mobsters had with notorious crime members in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

The Mob and the City

Forget what you think you know about the Mafia. After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime.

Author: C. Alexander Hortis

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616149248

Category: True Crime

Page: 382

View: 426

Forget what you think you know about the Mafia. After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime. Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the first full-length book devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in New York City during the 1930s through 1950s. Based on exhaustive research of archives and secret files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, author and attorney C. Alexander Hortis draws on the deepest collection of primary sources, many newly discovered, of any history of the modern mob. Shattering myths, Hortis reveals how Cosa Nostra actually obtained power at the inception. The author goes beyond conventional who-shot-who mob stories, providing answers to fresh questions such as: * Why did the Sicilian gangs come out on top of the criminal underworld? * Can economics explain how the Mafia families operated? * What was the Mafia's real role in the drug trade? * Why was Cosa Nostra involved in gay bars in New York since the 1930s? Drawing on an unprecedented array of primary sources, The Mob and the City is the most thorough and authentic history of the Mafia's rise to power in the early-to-mid twentieth century.

Gangster s Paradise

Revised 2021 - This in-depth book covers the history of gangs in the Pacific Northwest like no work ever before.

Author: Gabriel Morales

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499729788

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 260

This in-depth book covers the history of gangs in the Pacific Northwest like no work ever before. It is filled with pictures and details that only an insider would know. The Author has interviewed many gang members, cops, and corrections to bring you up to speed on who's who and what's what on the street...you won't be able to put it down!