Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero

By Douglas Perry

The actual tale of Eliot Ness, the mythical lawman who led the Untouchables, took on Al Capone, and stored a city’s soul

Eliot Ness is known for prime the Untouchables opposed to the infamous mobster Al Capone. however it seems that the mythical Prohibition Bureau squad’s bold raids have been purely the start. Ness’s real legacy reaches a long way past Big
Al and Chicago.

Eliot Ness follows the lawman via his days in Chicago and into his forgotten moment act. because the public security director of Cleveland, he accomplished his maximum luck: purging the town of corruption so deep that the mob and the police have been frequently one and an analogous. And it was once the following, too, that he confronted one among his maximum demanding situations: a brutal, serial killer referred to as the Torso assassin, who terrorized the town for years.

Eliot Ness offers the 1st whole photograph of the genuine Eliot Ness. either fearless and shockingly shy, he encouraged braveness and loyalty in males two times his age, solid law-enforcement ideas which are nonetheless with us this day, and earned acclaim and scandal from either his specialist and private lives. via all of it, he believed unwaveringly within the integrity of legislation and the fundamental goodness of his fellow american citizens.

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Donnie Brasco: Tie In Edition

By Joseph D. Pistone

Posing as jewel thief "Donnie Brasco," FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone performed the main audacious sting operation ever, operating undercover for 6 years to infiltrate the fancy group of mafia squaddies, "connected guys," captains, and godfathers.

Now his unforgettable eyewitness account brings to pulsating lifestyles the total international of wiseguys—their code of honor and their treachery, their better halves, girlfriends and whores, their lavish spending and soiled dealings.

With the drama and suspense of a high-tension mystery, Joseph Pistone unearths each magnificent element of the jealously guarded international he penetrated...and attracts a chilling photo of what the mafia is, does, and capacity in the United States today.

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In Cold Pursuit: My Hunt for Timothy Krajcir - The Notorious Serial Killer

Rookie police officer Paul Echols didn’t be aware of, on that chilly April evening, that twenty-three-year-old university coed Deborah Sheppard’ s unsolved homicide might hang-out him and lead him on a twenty-five yr chase for a serial killer.

Timothy Wayne Krajcir didn't healthy the felony psychologist profile of a serial killer. He wasn’t predictable. Krajcir’s sufferers ranged in age from twenty-one to sixty-five. a few have been black. a few have been white. a few have been by myself. a few had little ones. a few had husbands current in the course of their assaults. a few he robbed. a few he raped. a few he killed.

In chilly Pursuit: My Hunt for Timothy Krajcir - The infamous Serial Killer is the firsthand account via the fellow who unraveled the “Cold Case” path of blood and demise to deliver justice and redemption to the sufferers and households. packed with unique interviews, by no means ahead of printed information and surprising images, In chilly Pursuit is the riveting precise crime tale that delves deep into the brain of a serial killer and the fellow who introduced him to justice.

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Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!

By Karen Gravano, Lisa Pulitzer

From Karen Gravano, a celeb of the hit VH1 fact exhibit Mob other halves, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia youth, the place love and kin come hand-in-hand with homicide and betrayal.

Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, as soon as one of many mafia's so much feared hit males. With nineteen confessed murders, the previous Gambino Crime relations underboss―and John Gotti's right-hand man―is the top score gangster ever to show State's proof and testify opposed to participants of his high-profile crime kin.

But to Karen, Sammy Gravano used to be a occasionally elusive yet constantly loving father determine. He was once ever-present on the head of the dinner desk. He made a residing working a building enterprise and several other nightclubs. He stayed out past due, and infrequently he did not come domestic in any respect. He hosted "secret" conferences at their apartment, and had numerous whispered conversations with "business associates." by means of the age of twelve, Karen knew he was once a gangster. And as she grew up, whereas her friends apprehensive approximately outfits and schoolwork, she was once coming face-to-face with crime and homicide. Gravano was once nineteen years outdated whilst her father grew to become his again at the mob and cooperated with the Feds. the material of her family members was once ripped aside, and so they have been immediately rejected through the groups they grew up in.

Mob Daughter is the tale of a daughter's fight to reconcile identical to her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and the way, in therapeutic the rift among the 2, she used to be in a position to forge a brand new life.

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Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster

By T. J. English

Here is the stunning actual saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked, bestselling writer and arranged crime specialist T. J. English brings to lifestyles approximately centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike "King Mike" McDonald, Chicago's subterranean godfather; sizeable invoice Dwyer, New York's such a lot infamous rumrunner in the course of Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, stricken Vietnam vet grew to become Westies gang chief; and James "Whitey" Bulger, the ruthless and untouchable Southie legend. Stretching from the earliest manhattan and New Orleans road wars via many years of bootlegging scams, union moves, gang wars, and FBI investigations, Paddy Whacked is a riveting travel de strength that restores the Irish American gangster to his rightful preeminent position in our legal heritage -- and penetrates to the guts of the yankee experience.

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Heartless: The True Story of Neil Entwistle and the Cold Blooded Murder of his Wife and Child (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

Neil appeared like a dream come precise for Rachel: a good-looking, impeccably mannered, success-oriented Englishman, the fairytale husband she had dreamed of assembly. by the point Neil and Rachel Entwistle have been husband and spouse, dwelling the great existence in a brand new England city, it was once too past due to wager the reality: that underneath Neil’s attractiveness and manners was once a deceit and darkness…

On a iciness day in 2006, police got here to the Entwistle domestic and located the decomposing our bodies of twenty-seven-year-old Rachel and their nine-month previous daughter Lillian Rose. Rachel were shot within the head. Lillian within the abdominal. And Neil was once long gone. quickly, experts could start a determined seek that may take them around the Atlantic to discover Neil…and convey him to trial.

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Line of Fire: Heroism, Tragedy, and Canada's Police

By Edward Butts

Across Canada peace officials placed their lives at the line on a daily basis. From John Fisk in 1804, the 1st recognized Canadian policeman killed within the line of accountability, to the 4 RCMP officials shot to loss of life in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, in 2005, popular actual crime author Edward Butts takes a hard-hitting, compassionate, probing examine a number of the tales related to the masses of Canadian law-enforcement officials who've came upon themselves in harm’s way.

Some, just like the 4 RCMP officials who perished within the Northwest Territories at the "Lost Patrol" of 1910, died in terrible injuries whereas acting their tasks. Others, comparable to the Mounties interested by the manhunts for Almighty Voice and the Mad Trapper of Rat River, discovered themselves in super risky, violent situations.

One factor is sure approximately all of those peace officials: they displayed notable braveness and not hesitated to make the last word sacrifice for his or her fellow citizens.

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Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business: Shocking Declassified Details from the FBI's Greatest Undercover Operation and a Bloody Timeline of the Fall of the Mafia (paperback)

When FBI targeted Agent Joe Pistone begun a “six-month” operation infiltrating New York’s Bonanno crime kin in 1975, he had no proposal what used to be approximately to occur. Posing as jewel thief “Donnie Brasco,” Pistone spent the following six years undercover within the kinfolk, witnessing-and occasionally engaging in-the Mafia’s ugly actions whereas collecting adequate proof to ship over 2 hundred gangsters to penitentiary. Pistone instructed his tale within the 1988 e-book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover lifestyles within the Mafia-a New York Times bestseller and later a function movie starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino. yet due to pending trials on the time of book, many information of the alleged crimes have been held again. Now, in Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business, Pistone for the 1st time finds with nice aspect the terrible deeds of wiseguys Tony Mirra, “Lefty” Ruggiero, Sonny Black, and the remainder of the cold-blooded Bonanno workforce. Pistone places the operation into ancient standpoint, detailing the timeline of Mafia trials that crippled the hot York urban crime kinfolk over the last 25 years. He additionally recounts his reports after the operation, his time at the Hollywood set with Pacino and Depp, and different undercover operations via present-day. A stressful, exciting account of the best infiltration ever by way of a federal agent into the main brutal gang of killers on the planet, Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business is the ultimate bankruptcy within the tale of a true American hero.

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