NONFICTION BOOKS ABOUT ORGANIZED CRIME, WITH A SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE MAFIA

 

 

GENERAL STUDIES

Abadinsky, Howard. Organized Crime. 1985.

Abrams, Douglas E. The Law of RICO. 1991.

Adamoli, Sabrina, et al. Organised Crime around the World. 1998.

Albanese, Jay S. Organizational Offenders: Understanding Corporate Crime. 1987.

---. Organizational Offenders: Why Solutions Fail to Political, Corporate, and Organized Crime. 1982.

Albanese, Jay S. Organized Crime in America. 1985.

Albanese, Jay, ed. Contemporary Issues in organized Crime. 1995.

Alexander, Herbert E., and Gerald E. Caiden, eds. The Politics and Economics of Organized Crime. 1985.

Anslinger, H.J., and Will Ousler. The Murderers: The Story of the Narcotic Gangs. 1961.

Bassiouni, M. Cherif, and Eduardo Vetere, eds. Organized Crime: A Compilation of U.N. Documents, 1975-1998. 1998.

Bell, Daniel. Crime as an American Way of Life. 196-.

Bequai, August. Organized Crime: The Fifth Estate. 1979.

Block, Alan A. East SideBWest Side: Organizing Crime in New York, 1930-1950. 1980.

---. Space, Time, and Organized Crime. 1992.

Block, Alan A., ed. The Business of Crime: A Documentary Study of Organized Crime in the American Economy. 1991.

Block, Alan A., and William J. Chambliss. Organizing Crime. 1981.

Buckwalter, Jane Rae, ed. International Perspectives on Organized Crime. 1990.

Burns, Walter Noble. The One-Way Ride: The Red Trail of Chicago Gangland from Prohibition to Jake Lingle. 1931.

Bynum, Timothy S., ed. Organized Crime in America: Concepts and Controversies. 1987.

Chambliss, William J. On the Take: From Petty Crooks to Presidents. 1988.

Chandler, David Leon. Brothers in Blood: The Rise of the Criminal Brotherhoods. 1975.

---. The Criminal Brotherhoods.

Chiocca, Olindo Romeo. Mobsters and Thugs: Quotes from the Underworld. 2000.

Clark, Ramsey. Crime in America.

Conklin, John E., ed. The Crime Establishment: Organized Crime and American Society. 1973.

Cook, Fred J. The Secret Rulers: Criminal Syndicates and How They Control the U.S. Underworld. 1966.

Cressey, Donald Ray. Criminal Organization: Its Elementary Forms. 1972.

---. Theft of the Nation: The Structure and Operations of Organized Crime in America. 1969.

Critchley, David. International Perspectives on Organized Crime: A Bibliography. 1984.

Doleschal, Eugene, Anne Newton, and William Hickey. A Guide to the Literature on Organized Crime: An Annotated Bibliography Covering the Years 1967-1981. 1981.

Edelhertz, Herbert, Roland J. Cole, and Bonnie Berk. The Containment of Organized Crime. 1984.

Edelhertz, Herbert, and Thomas D. Overcast. The Business of Organized Crime: An Assessment of Organized Crime Business-Type Activities and Their Implications for Law Enforcement. 1993.

Elbaor, David W., and Laurence E. Gold. The Criminalization of Union Activity: Federal Criminal Enforcement against Unions, Union Officials, and Employees. 1985.

Finkbohner, Jane D. Organized Crime in America: An Historical Overview. 1978.

Fiorentini, Gianluca, and Sam Peltzman, eds, The Economics of Organised Crime. 1995.

Fox, Stephen R. Blood and Power: Organized Crime in Twentieth-Century America. 1989.

Frost, Thomas M., and Mangus Seng, eds. Organized Crime in Chicago: Myth and Reality. 1984.

Gardiner, John A. The Politics of Corruption: Organized Crime in an American City. 1970.

Goddard, Donald. Easy Money. 1978.

Goldfarb, Ronald L. Perfect Villains, Imperfect Heroes: Robert F. Kennedy's War against Organized Crime. 1995.

Graham, Fred P. The Alias Program. 1977.

Halper, Albert. The Chicago Crime Book.

Hammer, Richard. Gangland U.S.A.: The Making of the Mob. 1975.

---. The Illustrated History of Organized Crime. 1989.

Hannigan, William. New York Noir: Crime photos from the Daily News Archive. 1999.

Harris, Jonathan. Super Mafia: Organized Crime Threatens America. 1984.

Herbert, David L., and Howard Tritt. Corporations of Corruption: A Systematic Study of Organized Crime. 1984.

Hishon, Robert H. Tax Fraud and Money Laundering. 1993.

Homer, Frederic D. Guns and Garlic: Myths and Realities of Organized Crime. 1974.

Hopkins, Isabella. Organized Crime: A Selected Bibliography. 1973.

Inciardi, James A. Careers in Crime. 1975.

Jones, Curtis C. Organized Crime: A Selective Checklist. 1982.

Kaplan, George. Big-Time Criminals Speak.

Kelly, Robert J. Encyclopedia of Organized Crime in the United States: From Capone's Chicago to the New Urban Underworld. 2000. [A Very Valuable Resource]

---. The Upperworld and the Underworld: Case Studies of Racketeering and Business Infiltrations in the United States. 1999.

Kelly, Robert J., Ko-lin Chin, and Rufus Schatzberg, eds. Handbook of organized Crime in America. 1994.

Kerry, John. The New War: The Web of Crime That Threatens America's Security. 1997.

Kelly, Robert J., ed. Organized Crime: A Global Perspective. 1986.

Kenney, Dennis Jay, and James O. Finckenauer. Organized Crime in America. 1995.

Kleinknecht, William. The New Ethnic Mobs: The Changing Face of Organized Crime in America. 1996.

Kohn, Aaron, The Kohn Report: Crime and Politics in Chicago. 1953.

Liddick, Don. The Mob's Daily Number: Organized Crime and the Numbers Gambling Industry. 1999.

Lyman, Michael D. Gangland: Drug Trafficking by Organized Criminals. 1989.

Lyman, Michael D., and Gary W. Potter. Organized Crime. 1997.

Mahan, Sue, and Katherine O'Neil, eds. Beyond the Mafia: Organized Crime in America. 1998.

Martin, Carol Ann. Organized Crime and Its Dimensions. 1981.

May, Allan R. Mob Stories. 2001.

Messick, Hank. Of Grass and Snow: The Secret Criminal Elite. 1979.

---. The Silent Syndicate. 1967.

Messick, Hank, and Burt Goldblatt. The Mobs and the Mafia: The Illustrated History of Organized Crime. 1972.

Mills, James. The Underground Empire: Where Crime and Governments Embrace. 1986.

Mollenhoff, Clark R. Strike Force: Organized Crime and the Government. 1972.

Monkkonen, Eric H., ed. Prostitution, Drugs, Gambling, and Organized Crime. 1992.

Moore, William Howard. The Kefauver Committee and the Politics of Crime, 1950-1952. 1974.

Moquin, Wayne, and Charles Van Doren. The American Way of Crime: A Documentary History. 1976.

Morris, Ronald L. Wait until Dark: Jazz and the Underworld, 1880-1940. 1980.

Mortensen, Chris. Playing for Keeps: How One Man Kept the Mob from Sinking Its Hooks into Pro Football. 1991.

Morton, James. Gangland International: An Informal History of the Mafia and Other Mobs in the Twentieth Century. 1998.

---. Gangland: The Lawyers. 2001.

Mullan, William C. The Theft and Disposition of Securities by Organized Crime. 1975.

Nash, Jay Robert. Almanac of World Crime.

---. Bloodletters and Badmen: A Narrative Encyclopedia of American Criminals from the Pilgrims to the Present.

Norman, John F. Murder in Jersey: The Story the Kefauver Committee Didn't Tell. 1951.

O'Kane, James M. The Crooked Ladder: Gangsters, Ethnicity, and the American Dream. 1992.

Pace, Denny F., and Jimmie C. Styles. Organized Crime: Concepts and Control. 1975.

Pearce, Frank, and Michael Woodiwiss, eds. Global Crime Connections: Dynamics and Control. 1993.

Peterson, Virgil W. The Mob: 200 Years of Organized Crime in New York. 1983.

Philcox, Norman W. An Introduction to Organized Crime. 1978.

Potter, Gary W. Criminal Organizations: Vice, Racketeering, and Politics in an American City. 1994.

---. The Porn Merchants. 1986.

Raine, Linnea P., and Frank J. Cilluffo, eds. Global Organized Crime: The New Empire of Evil. 1994.

Randall, Denise Justus. Drugs and Organized Crime. 1990.

Reid, Ed. The Anatomy of Organized Crime in America: The Grim Reapers. 1970.

Reuter, Peter. The Organization of Illegal Markets: An Economic Analysis. 1985.

Reynolds, Marylee. From Gangs to Gangsters: How American Sociology Organized Crime, 1918-1994. 1995.

Rhodes, Robert P. Organized Crime: Crime Control vs. Civil Liberties. 1984.

Riccio, Vincent, and Bill Slocum. All the Way Down: The Violent Underworld of Street Gangs.

Richards, James R. Transnational Criminal Organizations, Cybercrime, and Money Laundering: A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers, Auditors, and Financial Investigators. 1999.

Robinson, Jeffrey. The Merger: The Conglomeration of International Organized Crime. 2000.

Rosow, Eugene. Born to Lose: The Gangster Film in America. 1978.

Ryan, Patrick J. Organized Crime: A Reference Handbook. 1995.

Sasuly, Richard. Bookies and Bettors: Two Hundred Years of Gambling.

Short, Martin. Crime, Inc.: The Story of Organized Crime. 1984.

Starr, John. The Purveyor: The Shocking Story of Today's Illicit Liquor Empire. 1961.

Sterling, Claire. Crime without Frontiers: The Worldwide Expansion of Organized Crime and the Pax Mafiosa.

---. Thieves' World: The Threat of the New Global Network of Organized Crime. 1994.

Stolberg, Mary M. Fighting Organized Crime: Politics, Justice, and the Legacy of Thomas E. Dewey. 1995.

Sullivan, Brian. International Organized Crime: A Growing National Security Threat. 1996.

Symons, Julian. Crime: A Pictorial History of Crime, 1840 to the Present.

Theoharis, Athan G. J. Edgar Hoover, Sex, and Crime: An Historical Antidote. 1995.

Van Cise, Philip S. Fighting the Underworld. 1936.

Vertinsky, Liza. A Law and Economics Approach to Criminal Gangs. 1999.

Viano, Emilio C. Global Organized Crime and International Security. 1999.

Waldo, Gordon P. Career Criminals. 1983.

Walker, Stanley. The Night Club Era. 1999.

Waller, Leslie. The Mob: The Story of Organized Crime in America. 1973.

Whelan, David C. Organized Crime, Sports Gambling, and Role Conflict: Victimization and point-Shaving in College Basketball. 1992.

Wilker, Josh. Organized Crime. 1999.

Winlow, Simon. Badfellas: Crime, Tradition, and New Masculinities. 2001.

Woodiwiss, Michael. Crime, Crusades, and Corruption: Prohibitions in the United States, 1900-1987. 1988.

---. Organized Crime and American Power: A History. 2001.

---. Organized Crime, U.S.A.: Changing Perceptions from Prohibition to the Present Day. 1990.

Zendzian, Craig A. Who Pays?: Casino Gambling, Hidden Interests, and Organized Crime. 1993.

Zeiger, Henry A. The Hit Parade. 1976.

Zion, Sidney. Loyalty and Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob. 1994.

 

 

FILM STUDIES

Baxter, John. The Gangster Film. 1970.

Bookbinder, Robert. Classic Gangster Films. 1985.

Brode, Douglas. Money, Women, and Guns: Crime Movies from Bonnie and Clyde to the Present. 1995.

Chibnall, Steve, and Robert Murphy, eds. British Crime Cinema. 1999.

Clarens, Carlos. Crime Movies: From Griffith to The Godfather. 1980.

Gabree, John. Gangsters from Little Caesar to the Godfather. 1973.

Hardy, Phil, ed. The B.F.I. Companion to Crime. 1997.

---. Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Gangster Film. 1998.

Hirsch, Foster. The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir. 1981.

Hossent, Harry. Gangster Movies: Gangsters, Hoodlums, and Tough Guys of the Screen. 1974.

Karpf, Stephen Louis. The Gangster Film: Emergence, Variation, and Decay of a Genre, 1930-1940. 1969.

Langman, Larry, and Daniel Finn. A Guide to American Crime Films of the Forties and Fifties. 1995.

---. A Guide to American Crime Films of the Thirties. 1995.

Lee, Raymond, and B.C. Van Hecke. Gangsters and Hoodlums: The Underworld in the Cinema. 1971.

McArthur, Colin. Underworld U.S.A. 1972.

McCarty, John. Hollywood Gangland: The Movies' Love Affair with the Mob. 1993.

Munby, Jonathan. Public Enemies, Public Heroes: Screening the Gangster from Little Caesar to Touch of Evil. 1999.

Parrish, James Robert, and Michael R. Pitts. The Great Gangster Pictures II. 1987.

Rafter, Nicole Hahn. Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society. 2000.

Rosow, Eugene. Born to Lose: The Gangster Film in America. 1978.

Selby, Spencer. Dark City: The Film Noir. 1984.

Shadoian, Jack. Dreams and Dead Ends: The American Gangster/Crime Film. 1977.

Stephens, Michael L. Gangster Films: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Reference to People, Films, and Terms. 1996.

Yaquinto, Marilyn. Pump >em Full of Lead: A Look at Gangsters on Film. 1998.

 

 

ITALIAN-AMERICAN ORGANIZED CRIME

 

GENERAL STUDIES

Abadinsky, Howard. The Criminal Elite: Professional and Organized Crime. 1983.

---. The Mafia in America: An Oral History. 1981.

Albini, Joseph L. American Mafia: Genesis of a Legend. 1971.

Alexander, Shana. The Pizza Connection: Lawyers, Money, Drugs, Mafia. 1988.

Allen, Edward Joseph. Merchants of Menace: The Mafia, a Study of Organized Crime. 1962.

Amfitheatrof, Erik. Children of Columbus: An Informal History of the Italians in the New World.

Anastasia, George. Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob: The Mafia's Most Violent Family.

---. The Goodfella Tapes.

Anderson, Annelise Graebner. The Business of Organized Crime: A Cosa Nostra Family. 1979.

Aronson, Harvey. The Killing of Joey Gallo. 1973.

Baiamonte, John V. Sprit of Vengeance: Nativism and Louisiana Justice, 1921-1924. 1986.

Balsamo, William. Crime Incorporated or Under the Clock: The Inside Story of the Mafia's First Hundred Years. 1996.

Berman, Susan. Easy Street: The True Story of a Mob Family.

Block, Alan A. Lepke, Kid Twist, and the Combination: Organized Crime in New York City, 1930-1944. 1976.

---. Poisoning for Profit: The Mafia and Toxic Waste in America. 1965.

Blum, Howard. Gangland: How the F.B.I. Broke the Mob. 1995.

Blumenthal, Ralph. Last Days of the Sicilians: At War with the Mafia; the F.B.I. Assault on the Pizza Connection. 1988.

Bonavolonta, Jules. The Good Guys: How We Turned the F.B.I. >RoundBand Finally Broke the Mob. 1996.

Brown, Michael Harold. Marked to Die. 1984.

Burdick, Thomas. Blue Thunder: How the Mafia Owned and Finally Murdered Cigarette Boat King Donald Aronow. 1990.

Campbell, Rodney. The Luciano Project: The Secret Wartime Collaboration of the Mafia and the U.S. Navy. 1977.

Coffey, Joseph J. The Coffey Files: One Cop's War against the Mob. 1991.

Cox, Donald W. Mafia Wipeout: How the Feds Put Away an Entire Mob Family. 1989.

Davis, John H. The Kennedy Contract: The Mafia Plot to Assassinate the President. 1993.

---. Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family. 1993.

---. Mafia Kingfish: Carlos Marcello and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. 1989.

Denton, Sally, and Roger Morris. The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America, 1947-2000. 2001.

Diapoulos, Peter. The Sixth Family. 1976.

Eppolito, Lou. Mafia Cop. 1992.

Farrell, Ronald A. The Black Book and the Mob: The Untold Story of the Control of Nevada's Casinos. 1995.

Franck, Herman. Family Business: A Price Fixing Hooker Turned Mafia Spy Girl Story. 2000.

Fresolone, George. Blood Oath: The Heroic Story of a Gangster Turned Government Agent Who Brought down One of America's Most Powerful Mob Families. 1994.

Friel, Frank, and John Gunther. Breaking the Mob. 1990.

Gage, Nicholas. The Mafia Is Not an Equal Opportunity Employer. 1971.

Gage, Nicholas, ed. Mafia U.S.A. 1972.

Goddard, Donald. All Fall Down: One Man against the Waterfront Mob.

Goode, James, ed. Wiretap: Listening in on America's Mafia. 1988.

Hammer, Richard. The Vatican Connection. 1982.

Hess, Henner. Mafia and Mafiosi: The Structure of Power. 1973.

Hill, Albert Fay. The North Avenue Irregulars: A Suburb Battles the Mafia. 1968.

Hinckle, Warren. Deadly Secrets: The C.I.A.-Mafia War against Castro and the Assassination of J.F.K. 1992.

Hoffman, Dennis E. Scarface Al and the Crime Crusaders: Chicago's Private War against Capone. 1993.

Hoffman, Paul. To Drop a Dime. 1976.

Ianni, Francis A.J. A Family Business: Kinship and Social Control in Organized Crime. 1972.

Jacobs, James B. Gotham Unbound: How New York City Was Liberated from the Grip of Organized Crime. 1999.

Jacobs, James B., Christopher Panarella, and Jay Worthington. Busting the Mob: United States vs. Cosa Nostra. 1994.

Kasindorf, Jeanie. The Nye County Brothel Wars: A Tale of the New West. 1985.

Kelly, Jack. Apalachin. 1987.

Kennedy, Robert F. The Enemy Within.

Knoedelseder, William. Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business, and the Mafia. 1993.

Kurins, Andris, and Joseph F. O'Brien. Boss of Bosses. 1992.

Kwitny, Jonathan. Vicious Circles: The Mafia in the Marketplace. 1979.

Lamothe, Lee, and Antonio Nicaso. Bloodlines: The Rise and Fall of the Mafia's Royal Family.

Le Vien, Douglas, Jr. The Mafia Handbook: Everything You Also Wanted to Know about the Mob but Were Really Afraid to Ask. 1993.

Lewis, Norman. The Honoured Society: The Mafia Conspiracy Observed. 1964.

---. The Honoured Society: A Searching Look at the Mafia. 1990.

Mafia. 1993. [Time-Life]

Messick, Hank. Beauties and the Beasts: The Mob in Show Business. 1975.

Milan, Michael. The Squad: The Shocking True Story of J. Edgar Hoover's Private Hit TeamBand the U.S. Government's Secret Alliance with Organized Crime. 1989.

Moldea, Dan E. Dark Victory: Ronald Reagan, MCA, and the Mob.

Mooney, Martin. Crime Incorporated.

Morrow, Robert D. First-Hand Knowledge: How I Participated in the C.I.A.-Mafia Murder of President Kennedy. 1992.

Munn, Michael. The Hollywood Connection: The True Story of Organized Crime in Hollywood. 1993.

Mustain, Gene. Murder Machine: A True Story of Murder, Madness, and the Mafia. 1992.

Neff, James. Mobbed Up: Jackie Pressers High-Wire Life in the Teamsters, the Mafia, and the F.B.I. 1989.

Nelli, Humbert S. The Business of Crime: Italians and Syndicate Crime in the United States. 1976.

O'Neill, Gerard. The Underboss: The Rise and Fall of a Mafia Family. 1989.

Pileggi, Nicholas. Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas. 1995.

Pitkin, Thomas M., and Francesco Cordasco. The Black Hand: A Chapter in Ethnic Crime. 1977.

Porello, Rick. The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia. 1995.

Potter, Gary W., and Philip Jenkins. The City and the Syndicate: Organizing Crime in Philadelphia. 1985.

Raffaele, Joseph Antonio. The Mafia Principle. 1981.

Reuter, Peter. Disorganized Crime: The Economics of the Visible Hand. 1983.

Roemer, William F. Roemer: Man against the Mob. 1989.

---. War of the Godfathers: The Bloody Confrontation of the Chicago and New York Families for Las Vegas. 1990.

Rudolph, Robert. The Boys from New Jersey: The Story of the Lucchese Family:How the Mob Beat the Feds. 1992.

Salerno, Joseph. The Plumber: The True Story of How One Good Man Helped Destroy the Entire Philadelphia Mafia. 1990.

Salerno, Ralph. The Crime Confederation: Cosa Nostra and Allied Operations in Organized Crime. 1969.

Sapir, Richard. Bressio: A Man Born to Be a Soldier of the Mafia.

Scheim, David E. Contract on America: The Mafia Murders of John and Robert Kennedy. 1983.

---. Contract on America: The Mafia Murder of President John F. Kennedy. 1988.

Schiavo, Giovanni Ermenegildo. The Truth about the Mafia and Organized Crime in America. 1962.

Selvaggi, Giuseppe. The Rise of the Mafia in New York: From 1896 through World War II. 1978.

Shawcross, Tim. The War against the Mafia. 1995.

Sifakis, Carl. The Mafia Encyclopedia. 1987. [A Very Valuable Resource]

Siragusa, Charles. The Trail of the Poppy: Behind the Mask of the Mafia. 1966.

Smith, Dwight C. The Mafia Mystique. 1975.

Sondern, Frederic. Brotherhood of Evil: The Mafia. 1959.

Taylor, George E., and Clifford L. Linedecker. Club Fed.

Trott, Lloyd. Mafia: A Select, Annotated Bibliography. 1977.

Volkman, Ernest. Gangbusters: The Destruction of America's Last Mafia Dynasty. 1998.

Zeller, F.C. Duke. Devil's Pact: Inside the World of the teamsters Union.

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Barone, Mike. Crazy Joe.

Bergreen, Laurence. Capone: The Man and His Era.

Brashler, William. The Don: The Life and Death of Sam Giancana. 1977.

Capeci, Jerry, and Gene Mustain. Gotti: Rise and Fall. 1996.

Cummings, John. Goombata: The Improbable Rise and Fall of John Gotti and His Gang. 1990.

Demaris, Ovid. The Last Mafioso: The Treacherous World of Jimmy Fratianno. 1981.

---. The Lucky Luciano Story. 1974.

Edmonds, Andy. Bugsy'. 1993.

Evanier, David. Making the Wiseguys Weep: The Jimmy Roselli Story. 1998.

Franzese, Michael. Quitting the Mob: How the "Yuppie Don" Left the Mafia and Lived to Tell All. 1992.

Hoffman, William. Contract Killer: The Explosive Story of the Mafia's Most Notorious Hitman, Donald "Tony the Greek" Frankos. 1992.

Humphreys, Adrian. The Enforcer: Johnny "Pops" Paplia: A Murderous Life in the Mafia. 1999.

Kobler, John. Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone.

Mazzola, Reparata, and Sonny Gibson. Mafia Kingpin. 1981.

Meyer, George, Ray Chaplain, and Max Call. Al Capone's Devil Driver: Alleged Wheelman . . . St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

Mustain, Gene, and Jerry Capeci. Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti. 1988.

O'Brien, Joseph F. Boss of Bosses: The Fall of the Godfather: The F.B.I. and Paul Castellano. 1991.

Pasley, Fred. Al Capone: The Biography of a Self-Made Man.

Pileggi, Nicholas. Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family. 1985.

Rappleye, Charles. All American Mafioso: The Johnny Rosselli Story. 1991.

Roeburt, John. Al Capone.

Roemer, William F. Accardo: The Genuine Godfather. 1995.

---. The Enforcer: Spilotro, the Chicago Mob's Man over Las Vegas. 1994.

Sciacca, Tony. Luciano: The Man Who Modernized the American Mafia. 1975.

Stelzer, Patricia Jacobs. Prohibition and Organized Crime: A Case Study: An Examination of the Life of John Torrio. 1997. [Wright State University, M.A. Thesis]

Talese, Gay. Honor Thy Father. 1981.

Wallace, Brian P., and Bill Crowley. Final Confession: The Unsolved Crimes of Phil Cresta. 2000.

Wolf, George. Frank Costello: Prime Minister of the Underworld. 1974.

Zeiger, Henry A. Sam the Boss: One Year in the Life of a Cosa Nostra Boss. 1970.

 

 

AUTOBIOGRAPHIES AND MEMOIRS

Barthel, Joan. Love or Honor: The True Story of an Undercover Cop Who Fell in Love with a Mafia Boss's Daughter. 1989.

Bonanno, Bill. Bound by Honor: A Mafioso's Story. 2000.

Bonanno, Joseph. A Man of Honor: The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno. 1983.

Bonanno, Rosalie. Mafia Marriage: My Story. 1990.

Cantalupo, Joseph, and Thomas C. Renner. Body Mike: An Unsparing Expose by the Mafia Insider Who Turned on the Mob. 1990.

Carpenter, Teresa. Mob Girl: A Woman's Life in the Underworld. 1992.

Crane, Cheryl. Detour: A Hollywood Story.

Fine, John Christopher. Racket Squad. 1993.

Fopiano, Willie. The Godson: A True-Life Account of 20 Years inside the Mob. 1993.

Franceschini, Remo. A Matter of Honor: One Cop's Lifelong Pursuit of John Gotti and the Mob. 1993.

Giancana, Antoinette. Mafia Princess: Growing Up in Sam Giancana'. 1984.

Giancana, Sam, and Chuck Giancana. Double Cross: The Explosive, Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America.

Ianuzzi, Joseph. Joe Dogs: The Life and Crimes of a Mobster. 1993.

"Joey," with Dave Fisher. Killer: Autobiography of a Hit Man for the Mafia. 1973.

Maas, Peter. Underboss: Sammy the Bull Gravano'. 1997.

---. The Valachi Papers. 1968.

Monti, Keith. Vita Senza Peccato/Life without Sin: The Confessions of the Mafia's #1 Hit Man. 2001.

Paul, Meskil. The Luparelli Tapes: The True Story of the Mafia Hitman Who Contracted to Kill Both Joey Gallo and His Own Wife. 1977.

Pistone, Joseph D. Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia. 1987.

Proctor, Dorothy, and Fred Rosen. Chameleon: The Lives of Dorothy Proctor. 1994.

Ragano, Frank. Mob Lawyer. 1994.

Simone, Robert F. The Last Mouthpiece: The Man Who Dared to Defend the Mob. 2001.

Smith, John L. The Animal in Hollywood. [on Anthony "The Animal" Fiato]

Teresa, Vincent Charles. My Life in the Mafia. 1973.

Villano, Anthony. Brick Agent: Inside the Mafia for the F.B.I. 1977.

Zuckerman, Michael J. Vengeance Is Mine: Jimmy "The Weasel" Fratianno Tells How He Brought the Kiss of Death to the Mafia. 1987.

 

 

ODD TITLES

Iannuzzi, Joseph "Joe Dogs." The Mafia Cookbook.

Lavigne, Yves. Merde! The Real Italian You Were Never Taught in School.

 

 

JEWISH-AMERICAN ORGANIZED CRIME

Block, Alan A. Lepke, Kid Twist, and the Combination: Organized Crime in New York City, 1930-1944. 1976.

Cohen, Rich. Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams.

Eisenberg, Dennis. Meyer Lansky: Mogul of the Mob. 1979.

Katcher, Leo. The Big Bankroll: The Life and Times of Arnold Rothstein.

Kavieff, Paul R. The Purple Gang: Organized Crime in Detroit, 1910-1945. 2000.

Lacey, Robert. Little Man: Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life. 1991.

Rockaway, Robert A. But He Was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters. 2000.

Rubin, Rachel. Jewish Gangsters of Modern Literature. 2000.

Sadowsky, Sandy. Wedded to Crime: My Life in the Jewish Mafia. 1992.

Turkus, Burton, and Sid Feder. Murder, Inc. 1951.

 

 

IRISH-AMERICAN ORGANIZED CRIME

Lehr, Dick, and Gerard O'Neill. Black Mass: The Irish Mob, the F.B.I., and a Devil's Deal. 2000.

Levine, Gary. Anatomy of a Gangster: Jack "Legs" Diamond.

Maloney, Eddie, and William Hoffman. Tough Guy. 1997.

Porello, Rick. To Kill the Irishman. 1998.

 

 

RUSSIAN-AMERICAN ORGANIZED CRIME

Finckenauer, James O., and Elin J. Waring. Russian Mafia in America: Immigration, Culture, and Crime. 1998.

Friedman, Robert I. Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America.

 

 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN ORGANIZED CRIME

Ianni, Francis A.J. Black Mafia: Ethnic Succession in Organized Crime. 1974.

Schatzberg, Rufus. Black Organized Crime in Harlem, 1920-1930. 1993.

Schatzberg, Rufus, and Robert J. Kelly. African-American Organized Crime: A Social History. 1996.

 

 

LATINO ORGANIZED CRIME

Bailey, John, and Roy Godson, eds. Organized Crime and Democratic Governability: Mexico and U.S.-Mexican Borderlands. 2000.

Jackall, Robert. Wild Cowboys: Urban Marauders and the Forces of Order. 1997. [on the Dominican Gangs]

 

 

ASIAN-AMERICAN ORGANIZED CRIME

Chin, Ko-lin. Chinaton Gangs: Extortion, Enterprise, and Ethnicity.

English, T.J. Born to Kill: America's Most Notorious Vietnamese Gang and the Changing Face of Organized Crime.

Huston, Peter. Tongs, Gangs, and Triads: Chinese Crime Groups in North America. 1995.

Lee, Bill. Chinese Playground: A Memoir.

Long, Patrick Du Phuoc. The Dream Shattered: Vietnamese Gangs in America.

 

 

OTHER TITLES ON ORGANIZED CRIME

IN AMERICA

 

GENERAL STUDIES

Messick, Hank. Razzle Dazzle. 1995.

 

AUTOBIOGRAPHIES AND MEMOIRS

Burbridge, Jack. The Enforcer: The Story of "Happy Jack" Burbridge.

Keaton, Alex. My Father's Son: The Story behind the Greek Mafia in Houston. 1999.

Rich, Kim. Johnny's Girl: A Daughter's Memoir of Growing Up in Alaska's Underworld. 1993.

Tallberg, Martin. Don Bolles: An Investigation into His Murder. 1977.

Vaus, James Arthur. Why I Quit Syndicated Crime. 1961.

 

 

BRITISH, IRISH, AND BRITISH COMMONWEALTH ORGANIZED CRIME

Cannon, Joe. England's Toughest Villain.

Charbonneau, Jean-Pierre. The Canadian Connection.

Chibnall, Steve, and Robert Murphy, eds. British Crime Cinema. 1999.

Dubro, James. Mob Rule: Inside the Canadian Mafia. 1985.

Edwards, Peter. Blood Brothers: How Canada's Most Powerful Mafia Family Runs Its Business.

Freeman, Bill, and Marsha Hewitt, eds. Their Town: The Mafia, the Media, and the Party Machine. 1979. [Canada]

Hall, Richard. Disorganized Crime. 1986. [Australia]

Kirby, Cecil, and Thomas C. Renner. Mafia Enforcer. 1988. [Canada]

Kray, Charlie, and Colin Fry. Doing the Business. [United Kingdom]

Murphy, Robert. Smash and Grab: Gangsters in the London Underworld, 1920-1960. 1993.

 

 

ITALIAN AND SICILIAN ORGANIZED CRIME

Arlacchi, Pino. Mafia Business: The Mafia Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. 1986.

Behan, Tom. The Camorra. 1996.

Blok, Anton. Honor and Violence. 2001.

---. The Mafia of a Sicilian Village, 1860-1960: A Study of Violent Peasant Entrepreneurs. 1974.

Blumenthal, Ralph. Last Days of the Sicilians: At War with the Mafia: the F.B.I. Assault on the Pizza Connection. 1988.

Calderone, Antonino. Men of Dishonour: Inside the Sicilian Mafia. 1993.

Cantanzaro, Raimondo. Men of Respect: A Social History of the Sicilian Mafia. 1992.

Chubb, Judith. The Mafia and Politics: The Italian State under Siege. 1989.

Crawford, F. Marion. The Rulers of the South. 1900.

Dolci, Danilo. The Man Who Plays Alone. 1968.

---. Waste: An Eye-Witness Report on Some Aspects of Waste in Western Sicily. 1963.

Duggan, Christopher. Fascism and the Mafia. 1989.

Fentress, James. Rebels and Mafiosi: Death in a Sicilian Landcsape. 2000.

Finkelstein, Monte S. Separatism: The Allies and the Mafia: The Struggle for Sicilian Independence, 1943-1948. 1998.

Gambetta, Diego. The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection. 1993.

Jamieson, Alison. The Antimafia: Italy's Fight against Organized Crime.

Lomgrigg, Clare. Mafia Women. 1998.

MacLean, Don. Pictorial History of the Mafia. 1974.

Maxwell, Gavin. Bandit. 1956.

Orlando, Leoluca. Fighting the Mafia and Renewing Sicilian Culture. 2001.

Pantaleone, Michele. The Mafia and Politics. 1966.

Robb, Peter. Midnight in Sicily: On Art, Food, History, Travel, and La Cosa Nostra. 1998.

Seindel, Rene. Mafia: Money and Politics in Sicily, 1950-1997. 1998.

Servadio, Gaia. Anelo La Barbera: The Profile of a Mafia Boss. 1974.

---. Mafioso: A History of the Mafia from Its Origins to the Present Day. 1976.

Shawcross, Tim. The War against the Mafia. 1994.

Shawcross, Tim, and Martin Young. Men of Honour: The Confessions of Tommaso Buscetta. 1987.

Siebert, Renate. Secrets of Life and Death: Women and the Mafia. 1996.

Sterling, Claire. Octopus: The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia. 1990.

Stille, Alexander. Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic. 1995.

Viviano, Frank. Blood Washes Blood: A True Story of Love, Murder, and Redemption under the Sicilian Sun. 2001.

 

 

RUSSIAN ORGANIZED CRIME

Finckenauer, James O., and Yuri A. Voronin. The Threat of Russian Organized Crime. 2001.

Handelman, Stephen. Comrade Criminal: Russia's New Mafiya. 1995.

Klebinov, Paul. Godfather of the Kremlin: Boris Berezovsky and the Looting of Russia.

Vaksberg, Arkadii. The Soviet Mafia. 1991.

Varese, Frederico. The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy. 2001.

Williams. Phil, ed. Russian Organized Crime: The New Threat? 1997.

 

 

TITLES ON EUROPEAN ORGANIZED CRIME [EXCEPT FOR GREAT BRITAIN, ITALY, AND RUSSIA]

Egmond, Florike. Underworlds: Organized Crime in the Netherlands 1650-1800. 1993.

Flood, Susan, ed. Illicit Drugs and Organized Crime: Issues for a Unified Europe. 1991.

Freemantle, Brian. The Octopus: Europe in the Grip of Organized Crime. 1995.

Hopwood, Keith, ed. Organized Crime in Antiquity. 1998.

Ruggiero, Vincenzo. Organized and Corporate Crime in Europe: Offers That Can't Be Refused. 1996.

 

 

ASIAN ORGANIZED CRIME

Antony, Robert James. Pirates, Bandits, and Brotherhoods: A Study of Crime and Law in Kwangtung Province, 1796-1839. 1988.

Booth, Martin. The Dragon Syndicates.

Kaplan, David E. Yakuza: The Explosive Account of Japan's Criminal Underworld. 1986.

Lim, Irene. Secret Societies in Singapore. 1999.

Lodl, Ann, and Zhang Longguan, eds. Enterprise Crime: Asian and Global Perspectives. 1992.

Posner, Gerald L. Warlords of Crime: Chinese Secret SocietiesBThe New Mafia. 1988.

Robertson, Frank. Triangle of Death: The Inside Story of the Triads, the Chinese Mafia. 1977.

Rome, Florence. The Tattooed Men: An American Woman Reports on the Japanese Criminal Underworld. 1975.

Seymour, Christopher. Yakuza Diary: Doing Time in the Japnese Underworld. 1996.

Sidel, John Thayer. Coercion, Capital, and the Post-Colonial State: Bossism in the Postwar Philippines. 1995.

Singh, Ram Gopal. Terror to Reform: A Study of Dacoits of Central India. 1980.

Stark, David Harold. The Yakuza: Japanese Crime incorporated. 1981.

Trocki, Carl A., ed. Gangsters, Democracy, and the State in Southeast Asia. 1998.

Whiting, Robert. Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan. 1999.

 

 

AFRICAN ORGANIZED CRIME

Opolot, James S. Organized Crime in Africa. 1981.

 

 

LATIN AMERICAN ORGANIZED CRIME

Castillo, Fabio. La Coca Nostra. 1991.

 

 

 

Back