Two more 5-star reviews for Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG – SPIES OR SCAPEGOATS?: YOU MAKE THE CALL”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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5.0 out of 5 stars Spies October 20, 2014
And intelligently chronological. My intuition (which I trust immensely) told
October 20, 2014
By Dr Scott M. Sofferman
Format:Kindle Edition

I was always interested in the Rosenberg spy scandal. I have read Joe’s other books and could not put them down. I read this one, and it was no different. It was very well written, concise, and intelligently chronological. My intuition (which I trust immensely) told me it was truthful. From what I do know about this story rang parallel with what Joe has written. As the story progresses, one is compelled to think about what is occurring and what will transpire as a result of the events. Another great read Mr. Bruno. Keep up the great work. Scott. M.

5.0 out of 5 stars Spies October 20, 2014
By a viewer
Format:Kindle Edition

This is the first of the author’s books I’ve read, and I recommend it to those who are interested in espionage. It’s a short book, but covered the topic well.

JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG - SPIES OR SCAPEGOATS?: YOU MAKE THE CALL

JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG – SPIES OR SCAPEGOATS?: YOU MAKE THE CALL

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Re: The Rosenbergs Book – I received this letter from one of my readers. It’s nice to get emails like this

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

“Mr. Bruno, This is Scott. We used to communicate back and forth regarding your mob story publications. They were great. I was returning from DC yesterday, for a conference, and happen to visit the spy museum. I heard someone mention a book with your name. the trial of the Rosenberg’s. I downloaded it, and read the entire book on the plane coming back to Las Vegas. It was great, and I love your style. I believe there was another author as well. Dittos.

Opinion, Rosenberg was not only in full espionage mode, but he was as well unbalanced from what I read. Even his Russian aide thought he was a bit of center, and was in fact wary of his unpredictability. I agree that his wife (Ethel) probably should not have been executed, but somehow her refusal to spill anything to the feds, and at the risk and detriment to her children, demonstrated how little regard she had for them, coupled with her over zealous ambition to aid the Soviets, (Khrushchev statement) I had absolutely no pity for her. She will not be sorely missed by those outside of her family. Family betrayal, (Greenglass’), with little knowledge of how much she really knew about her husband’s activities. I believe she knew much more than she was telling, or not telling. Perhaps, Kaufman, the judge, who I assume was jewish, felt as if he needed to make an example of them to prove that not all jews were communist sympathizers. No doubt, he hated their criminal espionage activities. It is ironic. They helped a country that was not exactly kind to the jews during the 17 and 1800s. In fact, imagine if the whole lot of them were caught doing the same but living in Russia. They all, would have been executed or sent to die in the Gulag.

Conclusively, I agree how Knickerbocker village was parodied because of the mafia. It is true, they just killed each other, and I can’t imagine any of them selling secrets to the Russians(I guess). They were very patriotic, though of course I don’t justify their activities. Being half Italian and half Jewish, I am able to see both sides, or at least offer a meager opinion. Keep writing those great books.

Anyway, just thought I would give you a quick synapse. Bonus; Whitey Bulger, can’t wait to read that.

Again, If you ever by chance come to Vegas, to give a talk, I would love to attend.”

A presto e saluti cordiali, Kim Scott

Best selling author Joe Bruno’s new book “Mob Rats – Danny Greene: He Thought His Luck of the Irish Would Last Forever” is now available on Amazon.com.

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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Cleveland Irish mobster Danny Greene thought he was invincible. He was convinced that God had blessed him with “The Luck of the Irish.”

Greene’s love for his Irish heritage, and his hate for the Italian dagos, as he called them, propelled him into a battle with Cleveland’s Italian Mayfield Road Mob for control of all the illegal activities in Cleveland and in the surrounding Ohio areas. After the death of Cleveland Godfather, John Scalish, Greene joined forces with disgruntled Italian mobster, John Nardi, and a mob war commenced full force in the streets of Cleveland.

Bombs were the weapons of choice, and soon there were so many bombings in the Cleveland area, perpetrated by both Greene and his enemies, the local press dubbed Cleveland, “The Bomb Capital of the USA.”

Greene was also ambushed twice by his rivals. The first time, garbage hauler, Mike Frato, fired several shots at Green from a moving car. Greene returned fire and he shot Frato in the middle of the forehead, rendering him quite dead. A few weeks later, a sniper tried to kill Greene’s as he was walking his dogs. Again unharmed, Green fired back, and the sniper beat a hasty retreat.

Shooting Green had proved unsuccessful, so the Mayfield Road Mob decided to bomb Green’s house while Greene was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom with his 18 year old girlfriend. Greene’s house was destroyed, and the windows in the surrounding houses within a city block were all blown to smithereens. But Greene and his girlfriend, both bruised and bloodied, but with no bones broken, calmly strolled out of the smoldering house through a hole in the living room wall.

The next day, after a brief hospital stay, Danny Greene, in front of the wreckage of his house, told the Cleveland press, “It was the luck of the Irish that saved me all three times those cowardly bastards tried to kill me. I’m an Irish Catholic. I believe the guy upstairs pulls the stings, and you’re not going to go until He says so. It just wasn’t my time yet.”

The mob war continued unabated. And in fact, it intensified, with numerous casualties on both sides.

Greene, after being approached by a convincing FBI agent, decided to become a canary, and he began singing a very sweet tune to the Feds, outlining the activities of the Italian mob in the Cleveland area. Greene didn’t do this for money, as some informants are wont to do. Instead, he became a stoolie because he despised the Italians, and he figured, with the FBI’s help, he could eliminate the competition by having them shipped off to prison.

On October 6, 1977, Danny Greene’s “Luck of the Irish” finally ran out on him in explosive fashion. Frankly, it was surprising the arrogant, delusional, and homicidal rat bastard had lasted as long as he did. But Greene’s death did eventually lead to the decimation of the Italian Mayfield Road Mob.

“Mob Rats – Danny Greene” will fill you in on all the details.

Mob Rats Danny Greene: He Thought His Luck of the Irish Would Last Forever

Mob Rats Danny Greene: He Thought His Luck of the Irish Would Last Forever

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Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “Whitey Bulger – The Biggest Rat” is on sale today for only 99 cents! That’s 80% off the list price of $4.97.

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AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER IN “HOT NEW RELEASES – ORGANIZED CRIME”

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RATS ARE NOT MADE; PEOPLE ARE BORN RATS.

Mathew J. Mari – New York City Criminal Attorney for 38 years

*****

“Whitey Bulger – The Biggest Rat” is the story of James “Whitey” Bulger, the Boston mob boss; from his early days of crime, to his heyday running Boston’s underworld, including his escape and capture after 16 years on the run.

This book also includes Bulger’s trial, and the jury verdict that found Bulger guilty of 31 of the 32 counts in the indictment. Bulger was also found guilty of 11 of the 19 murders included in the indictment.

It’s fair to say Whitey Bulger will die in jail. Bulger’s lucky he didn’t get the death penalty, which would have been a more fitting punishment for one of the most vile individuals to ever roam the face of the earth.

*****

On July 9, 2013, Whitey Bulger’s former protégé, Kevin Weeks, hate and contempt in his eyes, took the witness stand against his former boss. The 57-year-old Weeks and Bulger were once so tight, they spoke nearly every day for more than a decade. Bulger, 83-years-old, was facing life in prison for committing more than 19 murders.

Since Weeks served only five years in prison for aiding and abetting five of Bulger’s murders, Bulger’s lawyer, J.W. Carney, tried to portray Weeks as a con artist who knew how to manipulate the justice system.

“You won against the system,” Carney told Weeks.

“What did I win? What did I win?” Weeks said. “Five people are dead.”

Carney asked Weeks if the killings bothered him.

Weeks shot back, “We killed people that were rats. And I had THE BIGGEST RAT right next to me.”
Whitey Bulger, unlike Genovese turncoat Joe Valachi, Bonanno boss Joe Massino, and Gambino consiglieri Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, willingly became an F.B.I. informant while he was still active on the streets as Boston’s mob boss. Bulger remained an F.B.I. informant for more than 20 years.

Kevin Weeks was right. Whitey Bulger was THE BIGGEST RAT of them all.

Whitey Bulger - The Biggest Rat

Whitey Bulger – The Biggest Rat

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Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s new book “MOB RATS – JIMMY ‘THE WEASEL’ FRATIANNO: HE BLED THE FEDS FOR $1 MILLION AFTER HE TURNED CANARY” is now available on Amazon.com.

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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Jimmy “The Weasel” Fratianno got his nickname from his days as a petty pushcart thief in Cleveland, when he ran as “quick as a weasel” with an armful of fruit and vegetables while the cops chased him.

Rising quickly up the organized crime ladder in Cleveland, Fratianno, after doing a stint in the can for robbery and extortion, migrated west to Los Angeles where he hooked up with West Coast Mob boss, Jack Dragna. After doing a few “pieces of work” or murders for Dragna, Fratianno got his button and became a made man in the Mafia. Dragna soon appointed Fratianno as one of his captains, bypassing several irate mobsters who had served under Dragna for decades. Without even trying, Fratianno had made himself several serious enemies, and this would come back to haunt him.

Things began falling apart for Fratianno when, while he was in prison doing another bit for extortion, Jack Dragna died. After much infighting, Dominick Brooklier was anointed Dragna’s replacement, and one of his first acts was to bust Fratianno from captain back to a mere Mafia soldier.

Incredibly, after Brooklier got hit with a 20-month prison term for racketeering, conspiracy and extortion, he named Fratianno as the acting boss of his LA crime family. Fratianno, his proud chest bursting the buttons on his silk shirt because of his sudden promotion, didn’t realize he was being set up for the fall.

As soon as Brooklier hit the streets again, Fratianno discovered he was as good as dead. He ran to the Feds, and he offered to sing his finest tunes in return for the luxury of the Witness Protection Program. Over the next 10 years (he got only five years in jail after admitting he participated in six murders), Fratianno scammed the Feds for almost $1 million, in return for his testimony at several mob trials.

The Weasel had become a Rat, but the Federal Government was his patsy. Regrettably, it was our taxpayers’ dollars that compensated Fratianno handsomely, exhibiting once again the folly of our hard-earned tax dollars at work.

MOB RATS JIMMY "THE WEASEL" FRATIANNO: HE BLED THE FEDS FOR $1 MILLION AFTER HE TURNED CANARY

MOB RATS JIMMY "THE WEASEL" FRATIANNO: HE BLED THE FEDS FOR $1 MILLION AFTER HE TURNED CANARY

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Another 5-Star Review for Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 2 – New York City.”

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

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Five Stars!
By Margo Rivera on October 16, 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

“Excellent book. I love reading the history of gangs and how they came to New York to start their business. I would recommend it to anyone who likes nonfiction.

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AMAZON/CANADA #1 BESTSELLER IN “GANGS”

AMAZON/CANADA #1 IN BESTSELLER “ORGANIZED CRIME”

AMAZON/CANADA #3 BESTSELLER IN “MURDER AND MAYHEM”

AMAZON/USA #5 IN “HOT NEW RELEASES – ORGANIZED CRIME”

AMAZON/CANADA #5 BEST SELLER IN “GANGS.”

AMAZON/CANADA TOP 20 BEST SELLER IN “TRUE CRIME”

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*****

Joe Bruno’s “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps” finished in second place (runner up) in the 2013 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent Ebook Awards in the category “Nonfiction.”

*****

Like The Don said, “Buy this book, or I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse.”
“Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps – Volume 2- New York City” is not a continuation of “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps – Volume 1- New York City,” but rather a complement to Volume I. Volume 2 starts in the time period of the early 1820’s, and ends in the mid 1900’s.
This is not a book about nice people. This is a book about the lowest forms of life ever to walk the face of the earth: Mafioso, murderers, con artists, prostitutes, base street thugs, crooked politicians; people who do deliciously decadent things to other people, as easy as stepping on a roach. The exception is New York City Detective Joseph Petrosino, who took on the vicious Black Hand, but lost his life in Sicily because he wasn’t exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer.
“Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps – Volume 2- New York City” is not for everyone. But if you enjoy reading about people who are so unaffected about what they do, they can eat a hot roast beef sandwich minutes after slitting some poor guy’s throat, this book is definitely for you.
Take a deep breath, fire up your Kindle, and enjoy!

*****

HERE’S WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT JOE BRUNO’S MOBSTER BOOKS:

A MUST FOR THE TRUE GRUE COLLECTOR!!

By RJ Parker – “Best Selling Author/Book Reviewer (Amazon Verified Purchase)

FIVE-STAR BOOKS AND A BARGAIN TO BOOT!

By GinaBeena “Gina” (Amazon Verified Purchase)

IF YOU’RE A MOBSTER FAN, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!

Desmond Gill (Amazon Verified Purchase)

WOW! WHAT A GREAT BOOK!

Dakikle (Amazon Verified Purchase)

*****

Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 2 - New York City

Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 2 – New York City

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Another 5-star review for Best Selling Author Joe Bruno’s “New York City’s Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!” This one was written on the Amazon United Kingdom website.

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

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5.0 out of 5 stars
This is an excellent read, I never knew about the five points…
14 Oct 2014
By michael
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This is an excellent read, I never knew about the five points until I saw the film the Gangs of New York. There is much more in the book. Must have been a terrible place to live. I have given 5 stars. Well worth the money.

New York City's Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!

New York City's Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!

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