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Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Ganster Dreams

by Richard Cohen

Award-winning writer Rich Cohen excavates the real stories behind the legend of infamous criminal enforcers Murder, Inc. and contemplates the question: Where did the tough Jews go?

In 1930s Brooklyn, there lived...


Montreal's Irish Mafia

by D'Arcy O'Connor

From the early days as hired muscle for the Italian and Jewish mafias, tunneling into bank vaults in the ‘50s and ‘60s, to the legendary truck heists and bank stick-ups in the ‘70s, Montreal’s Irish...


Hell To Pay

by Neal Hall

Michael Plante, a low-level Hells Angels dog's body in Vancouver, is arrested for extortion in 2003. Coincidentally, police intercept a boat carrying cocaine from Colombia to Vancouver, a shipment arranged by...


Biker

by Jerry Langton

Set in the a rust-belt city called Springfield, USA, Biker traces the career trajectory of Ned "Crash" Aiken, a small-time high-school drug dealer who rises quickly through the ranks of a major biker gang. He...


Dead Biker

by Jerry Langton

Ned Aiken had thought he had seen it all. After dropping out of school to run with one of the Midwest`s most powerful outlaw motorcycle gangs, he spent some time with the Russian mafia - just barely escaping...


True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

by Michael Finkel

In the haunting tradition of Joe McGinniss's Fatal Vision and Mikal Gilmore's Shot in the Heart, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal...


You Can't Win

by Jack Black, Joe Coleman & William S Burroughs

This underground sensation, with heretofore unpublished material by the author, will be released as a movie in 2013.


Unlocked

by Louis Ferrante

From the freewheeling rush of hijacking trucks to the brutal race wars that marked his decade-long stint in jail, former Mafia insider Louis Ferrante describes his remarkable journey from rising mobster to federal...


Sniper: The True Story of Anti-Abortion Killer James Kopp

by Jon Wells

The True Story of Anti-Abortion Killer James Kopp

Sniper opens in October 1998 near Buffalo, NY. A man is alone in the dark in a forest. He clutches an assault rifle and is thinking about his mission. "You can...


Mr. Capone

by Robert Schoenberg

    All I ever did was to sell beer and whiskey to our best people. All I ever did was to supply a demand that was pretty popular.

    Why, the very guys that make my trade good are the ones that yell...


Shot in the Heart

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1994, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1994

by Mikal Gilmore

Gary Gilmore, the infamous murderer immortalized by Norman Mailer in The Executioner's Song, campaigned for his own death and was executed by firing squad in 1977. Writer Mikal Gilmore is his younger brother....


The King of Nepal: Life Before the Drug Wars

by Joseph R. Pietri

From the halcyon days of easily accessible drugs to years of government intervention and a surging black market, this tale chronicles a former drug smuggler’s 50-year career in the drug trade, its evolution...


It Took a Village

by Rubin Scott & Alma Buenavista

By: Alma Buenvista

Oakland Public School Teacher

With so much to say about Rubin Scott's book, It Takes a Village, if I had to choose one word to encapsulate the essence I would say: inspiring. Rubin Scott unpacks...


The Ballad of Jacob Peck

by Debra Komar

On a frigid February evening in 1805, Amos Babcock brutally murdered Mercy Hall. Believing that he was being instructed by God, Babcock stabbed and disembowelled his own sister, before dumping her lifeless body...


Lay This Body Down: The 1921 Murders of Eleven Plantation Slaves

by Gregory A. Freeman

The John S. Williams plantation in Georgia was operated largely with the labor of slaves—and this was in 1921, 56 years after the Civil War. Williams was not alone in using “peons,” but his reaction to a...


Singin' a Lonesome Song: Texas Prison Tales

by Gary Brown

These prison tales include chain-bus drivers, wild bull riders, and a prison baseball team that took on the Texas semi-pro champions in Houston's old Buff Stadium. They include inmates and prisoners of war supplying...


The Good Prison Guide

by Charlie Bronson & Stephen Richards

Charlie Bronson has taken his 24 years of experience of prison dwelling and condensed it into one handy and comprehensive volume. Moved regularly around the prisons of the British Isles, he has sampled all that...


Phantom Justice

by Young Koo

Stirring memoir combines prison diaries.

This book provides a unique glimpse into what justice of Indiana was like, and describes harrowing experience with Indiana Justice and Judicial Systems.


Up Against the Wall Motherf**er: A Memoir of the '60s, with Notes for Next Time

by Osha Neumann

They called themselves the Motherfuckers; others called them a "street gang with an analysis." Osha Neumann's thoughtful, funny, and honest account of his part in ’60s counterculture is also an unflinching...


The Wizard of Odds: How Jack Molinas Almost Destroyed the Game of Basketball

by Charley Rosen

In The Wizard of Odds, renowned and best-selling basketball writer Charley Rosen brings us for the first time the full life story of Jack Molinas, one of the greatest basketball players of his era, a man whose...