Another 5-star review for “Mob Rats – Gangster Who Squeal!!

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Another 5-star review for “Mob Rats – Gangster Who Squeal.”

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5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent read, thank you Joe Bruno
By Chester L Stone
Format:Kindle Edition

“When I see a Joe Bruno title I expect to be entertained and educated and “Mob Rats: Gangsters That Squeal” fills that expectation. Joe Bruno is a combination of a historian, crime reporter and educator.
As I have said before reading Joe Bruno is like having a conversation with an old friend.”

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Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apple – From the Black Hand to Murder Incorporated [Kindle Edition] is FREE today on Amazon.com.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apple – From the Black Hand to Murder Incorporated [Kindle Edition] is FREE today on Amazon.com.”

The average Amazon review on Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apple – From the Black Hand to Murder Incorporated [Kindle Edition] is 4.5 stars.

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“When it comes to murder and mayhem, there has never been a more fertile backdrop than the mean streets of New York City.
Whether it was murder for profit, or a contract hit ordered by mob bosses, or maybe just a simple hit because the killer didn’t like the victim’s face (this happens more often than you think), there have been more dead bodies deposited in the gutters of New York City than on the streets of any other city in the world. This is in addition to the thousands of murder victims whose bodies “did a Houdini”; or in other words – disappeared.
Most people enjoy reading about a gruesome murder – the bloodier the better. Besides the casual civilian reveling in the miseries of others, certain killers also enjoy reading about their achievements in the press. Other killers couldn’t care less about the notoriety, but instead view the publicity as a method of convincing potential victims if they don’t cough up the cash requested, or do the right thing in other matters; their mutilated bodies might wind up on the front page of the newspapers, too.
Then there is the psyche of the killer himself. Usually, the killer’s first hit makes little psychological impact on him. He doesn’t enjoy it too much, but he figures if this is to be his business of choice, he had better get used to the blood and gore, or slide into another line of work.
However, certain killers enjoy the act of killing so much, they have no qualms about carving up some poor soul’s throat and torso (or maybe both), then celebrating the hit by devouring a rare roast beef sandwich, minutes after slicing his victim into the hereafter.
In highlighting the most prolific killers in the history of New York City if not the world, this book starts with the bloody Black Hand and then pitches forward a decade later to the Boys from Brownsville, who morphed into the greatest death machine in the history of America: Murder Incorporated, better known as Murder Inc.
So fire up your Kindle, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage, and enjoy the most vicious killers ever to prowl the streets of New York City.

However – a word of caution. While reading, stay away from rare roast beef sandwiches, dripping in blood.
They might not go down too well.”

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Joe Bruno’s “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1 – New York City is ranked #1 on Amazon-Denmark in the category “Organized Crime,” and #2 in the category “Criminals.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Joe Bruno’s “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1 – New York City is ranked #1 on Amazon-Denmark in the category “Organized Crime,” and #2 in the category “Criminals.”

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Joe Bruno has 11 of the top 19 ranked books on Amazon.com in the category “Hot New Releases in Biographies & Memoirs of Criminals.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Joe Bruno has 11 of the top 19 ranked books on Amazon.com in the category “Hot New Releases in Biographies & Memoirs of Criminals.”

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Joe Bruno’s Amazon Review on the Book “Gangs of New York.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

My Amazon review on Gangs of New York – the book, not the movie, which was mostly fiction.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Crime Fans!, January 2, 2011
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This review is from: The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld (Paperback)
The Gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury, written in 1928, is a great read for those who love to read stories about crime and criminals that took place in New York City, dating back to the early 1800’s. The book starts with the chapter entitled “The Cradle of the Gangs,” which was the Five Points Area in 1829. Roughly, the Five Points area was the territory bounded by Broadway, Canal Street, the Bowery and Park Row, which was formerly Chatham Street. Now this area is the home to the city prison called the Tombs, the Criminal Courts Building and the County Court House. In the early 1700’s, the area was mostly a swap area, surrounding a lake called Fresh Water Pond by the English and Shellpoint by the Dutch.

The lake was eventually filled in and homes built on the landfill. This landfill became the region know as the Five Points. The Five Points area was named after the intersection of the five blocks of Cross, which became Park Street and is now Mosco Street, Anthony, which became Worth, Orange which became Baxter, Mulberry Street and Little Water, which now does not even exist. It was originally a respectable area where the rich lived, but then houses began sinking into the imperfectly drained swamp, and the rich abandoned the area for better parts of Manhattan Island. Their places were taken mostly by freed Negro slaves and the low-class Irish, who began flooding into the area from Ireland, starting around 1790.

The Five Points area became a breeding ground for crooks and criminal, and people from other parts of the city dared not venture into its boundaries. The great Charles Dickens once visited the area and he wrote about the Five Points, “This is the place: these narrow ways diverging to the right and left, and reeking everywhere with dirt and filth. Debauchery has made the houses very prematurely old. The coarse and bloated faces at the doors have counterparts at home and the whole world over. Many pigs live here. Do they ever wonder why their masters walk upright instead of going on all fours, and why they talk instead of grunting?”

It was in these rotted streets that Dickens described, that the first street gang was formed in 1825. It was aptly named the Forty Thieves, and was started in the back room of a produce shop on Center Street. It was owned by Roseanna Peers, and past the rotted vegetables outside, she sold illegal hootch in the inside back room, and allowed a dastardly chap named Edward Coleman to rule a motley crew of criminals. Being Irish, they all hated the Englishmen, but they robbed and pillaged from mostly their own.

Soon other gangs cropped up with names like the Chichesters, the Plug Uglies, Roach Guards, Shirt Tails and Dead Rabbits. The fought amongst each other over who would have the right to control the crime on certain streets. Soon more gangs arrived on the Five Points boundaries, like the Bowery Boys, the True Blue Americans, the American Guards, the O’Connell Guards and the Atlantic Guards. The streets, in and around the Five Points area, became so dangerous the brave Davey Crockett, known for his heroism out west, said the Five Points area of New York City was the most dangerous place he had ever visited in his entire life.

As the years went by, gangs came and went in the Five Points area. The Civil War was the biggest destroyer of the original Five Points gangs, since many of the hooligans were drafted into the war down south. Some came back maimed. Some came back not at all.

The rest of Asbury’s book details every gang and crook that prowled New York City, until m1928. We meet such unlikable chaps as Monk Eastman and his Jewish Gang, Owney Madden and his Irish Hudson Dusters, and Paul Kelly (Paulo Vaccarelli ) and his Italian Five Pointers.

If you want to get down and dirty, reading about the lives of men so despicable they were hung weekly in the courtyard of the city prison called Tombs, The Gangs of New York is the book for you.

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Another 5-star review for “Mob Rats – Gangsters Who Squeal – Volume – 1″

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Another 5-star review for “Mob Rats – Gangsters Who Squeal – Volume – 1″

5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Bruno the Ultimate Historian re: All Things Concerning The “Mob”
July 19, 2014

By Pamela R. Knoblauch

I have read a number of Mr. Bruno’s books to know that he is the ultimate researcher when it comes to gangsters and the corrupt government agencies involved. His research regarding criminal enterprises is astounding with respect to how he weaves a very detailed yarn that is both informative and entertaining. As a voracious reader, I know that I’m in for a treat whenever I read a book by Joe. His ascerbic wit , which he masterfully weaves throughout, with his hallmark one-liners are both hysterical and befitting for whatever situation these despicable characters get themselves involved in any given time Mr. Bruno has an innate ability to keep your interest from the beginning to end in all his books. In particular, he references Arlyne Brinkman. This wannabe Virginia Hill (her apparent idol) cunningly infiltrates herself into the “mob”. Using sex, among other things. She is one of the most slimy, amoral woman I have come across relating to books about the Mafia. Read it and I guarantee. You will not only enjoy it, but it will surprise you with details that you’ll not find in any other true crime book of this genre. If you choose this life, under no.circumstance do you rat. And this is the definitive book about “rats” in my opinion and what defines them.

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Another 5-star review for Joe Bruno’s “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps-Volume 1 – New York City.”

Posted in Mobsters, New York City, Gangs, organized crime, crooks, police, mobs, gangsters with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Another 5-star review for Joe Bruno’s “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps-Volume 1 – New York City.”

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Book, July 17, 2014
By Joe Corso (Florida, USA) 

This review is from: Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1 – New York City (Kindle Edition)

I liked this book. The author takes a few relatively unfamiliar characters (along with some familiar ones) and gives the reader a short history of what made them memorable enough to write about. I particularly liked the part about Texas Guinan. I knew she was a saloon owner and a showgirl, but I never knew how she became Texas Guinan. If you’re in the mood the mood for a quick, interesting read, then I recommend this book.

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