Reviews – “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps – Volume 3 – New York City”

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars AS GOOD AS A HISTORY BOOK, March 31, 2012

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RJ Parker “Bestselling & Award-Winning Author” (Toronto) – See all my reviews
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Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps – Volume 3 by Joe Bruno is a masterpiece of New York City’s history of crimes and criminals, and even disasters. Many of these people were the dregs of society who Bruno dug up from the sewers of NYC and placed in a book.

From the indulgent sections on The Old Brewery, the Brooklyn Theater Fire, Paul Castellano, Carlo Gambino and Vito Genovese to Evelyn Mittelman aka The Kiss of Death, Bruno lays out spellbinding information that is captivating to the last word.

This is the second book I’ve read by the author and have added him to my favourites. I like his style and the substance of his material. Good as a history book. Highly recommended.
– RJ Parker, True Crime Author

 

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars mobster gang crooks and other creeps new york parts 1thru 3, October 23, 2012

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Big DaddySee all my reviews

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I thought this book was a good read i recommend parts 1&2 also all three books are good and very specific

 

 

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Best, October 21, 2012

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lcook0825 (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

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This is volume 3 and is definetly the best of all of them. This was as good as any history book on the subject of the Mafia for era in question. The way each person or event was covered left you knowing exactly what happened and being from New York I knew the places. Hope another one comes out as I would be glad to read and review it.

 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Volume 3 keeps pace with “1” & “2”, August 1, 2012

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John M. Bitowt Jr.See all my reviews
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Joe Bruno has once again amazed and mystified the reading audience with “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps-Volume 3 New York City”!! Personally, I can’t wait for Joe to take on other Cities/States, exposing and opening up the amazing characters he so fondly enjoys introducing us to! As in Volumes 1,2, & 3, the reader is destined to find out some previously unpublished or forgotten facts regarding the era, the feel of the city, or characteristics which were popular at said moments. Keeping fingers crossed in hoping that Chicago, Illinois is on his list; “The Windy City”, definetly has it’s share of characters which I’m sure would make Joe feel right at home! A great read for a great price, thanks for the deal!!

 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Bruno does it again!, March 25, 2012

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Mathew J. MariSee all my reviews

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Volume 3 is as good as Volumes 1&2. It is easy to read and very interesting. It is fast reading. You can read it through in a couple of sessions or a chapter at a time at your leisure. You can skip chapters if you like as each is self contained.
I’d like to see it turned into a TV series. A documentary on the history of crime in America. Joe Bruno’s insight and style makes it easy for the reader to understand the colorful yet brutal characters that dominated the crime scenes of NYC for two centuries.

 

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellant book; well written, March 25, 2012

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Jean M. Kilgallen (Sarasota, Florida USA) – See all my reviews
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This is a great book for those people who like to read about gangsters like Mafioso Carmine Galente, Paul Castellano, Carlo Gambino, and Vito Genovese. But it also contains some interesting stories on long forgotten disasters like the Brooklyn Theater Fire of 1876 and the General Slocum Paddleboat Fire of 1906.

I especially liked the article on Evelyn Mittelman, called “The Kiss of Death,” because several of her boyfriends were killed by men who lusted to be her new boyfriend. And in the end, she winds up with Harry “Pittsburgh Phil” Strauss, the most sadistic killer in Murder Incorporated. Eventually, Strauss was executed by the state in the Sing Sing electric chair, right after “The Kiss of Death” kissed him goodbye. Fascinating!

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Volume 3 is as good as Volumes 1 & 2, March 25, 2012

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Tony PalumboSee all my reviews

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I had already read Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volumes 1 & 2 – New York City, so when I saw that Volume 3 was available I just had to buy it. And the author doesn’t disappoint at all!

There’s great features on all sorts of mobsters, and some female crooks too. And the articles on the Old Brewery and Satan’s Circus shows how much New York City was a den of iniquity in the later part of the 19th century.

But my favorite article was on Thomas E. Dewey, who to my knowledge, has never before been portrayed as one of the bad guys. According to this book, Dewey, who was a special prosecutor, later three-term Governor of New York, and a man who even ran for the Presidency of the United States, would do anything to get a conviction on a mobster; even if it meant framing that mobster for something the mobster didn’t do.

All in all, for 99 cents, Volume 3, like Volumes 1 & 2, is a great bargain.

Highly recommended!

 

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