The Mob Museum

Week of February 20, 2012

Gangsters, Mobsters, the Mafia, and Organized Crime

In the News: The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is now open for business.

Black Brothers, Inc.: The Violent Rise and Fall of Philadelphia’s Black Mafia
By Sean Patrick Griffin. Milo Books, 2005
Call Number: HV6452 .P4 B534 2005 (At Jupiter)

Bringing Down the Mob: The War Against the American Mafia
By Thomas A. Reppetto. H. Holt, 2006
Call Number: HV6446 .R473 2006

Chicago to Springfield: Crime and Politics in the 1920s
By Jim Ridings. Arcadia Publishing, 2010
Call Number: Available online via Images of America: A History of American Life in Images and Texts

Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia
By John Dickie. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
Call Number: HV6453 .I83 M32694 2004b (At Jupiter)

Defiance: the Story of One Man Who Stood Up to the Sicilian Mafia
By Tom Behan. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

An Economic History of Organized Crime: A National and Transnational Approach
By Dennis M. P. McCarthy. Routledge, 2011
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires
By Selwyn Raab. Thomas Dunne Books, 2005
Call Number: HV6452 .N7 R33 2005

Friend of the Family: An Undercover Agent in the Mafia
By D. Lea Jacobs. Compass Press, 2002
Call Number: HV7911 .R612 .J33 2002

Gangsters of Miami: True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hit Men, Con Men and Gang Bangers from the Magic City
By Ron Chepesiuk. Barricade Books, 2010
Call Number: HV6452 .F7 C54 2010

The Godfather and American Culture: How the Corleones Became “Our Gang”
By Chris Messenger. SUNY Press, 2002
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

Gomorra (DVD)
Directed by Matteo Garrone. Criterion Collection, 2009
Call Number: PN1997.2 .G64536 2009

Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba—and Then Lost It to the Revolution
By T. J. English. Harper, 2009
Call Number: HV6453 .C9 E54 2009

The Japanese Mafia: Yakuza, Law, and the State
By Peter B. E. Hill. Oxford University Press, 2003
Call Number: HV6453 .J33 Y354 2003

Lucky Luciano: The Man Who Organized Crime in America
By Hickman Powell. Barricade Books, 2000
Call Number: HV6248 .L92 P68 2000

The Mafia: History and Legend
By Marco Gasparini. Thames & Hudson, 2011
Call Number: HV6441 .G37 2011 (Available at Jupiter)

Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style
By Letizia Paoli. Oxford University Press, 2003
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

The Mafia Encyclopedia
By Carl Sifakis. Facts on File, 2005 (3rd ed.)
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

Mobsters, Unions, and Feds: The Mafia and the American Labor Movement
By James B. Jacobs. New York University Press, 2006
Call Number: HD6490 .R32 .U653 2006

No Questions Asked: The Secret Life of Women in the Mob
By Clare Longrigg. Miramax Books/Hyperion, 2004
Call Number: HV6446 .L66 2004 (At Jupiter)

An Offer We Can’t Refuse: The Mafia in the Mind of America
By George de Stefano. Faber and Faber, 2006
Call Number: HV6446 .D43 2006

Organized Crime: An Inside Guide to the World’s Most Successful Industry
By Paule Lunde. DK, 2004
Call Number: HV6441 .L86 2004 (At Treasure Coast)

The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931
By David Critchley. Routledge, 2009
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

Philadelphia’s “Black Mafia”: A Social and Political History
By Sean Patrick Griffin. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

Reading the Sopranos: Hit TV from HBO
Edited by David Lavery. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
Call Number: PN1992.77 .S66 R43 2006 (Also available online via EBSCOhost)

Rebels & Mafiosi: Death in a Sicilian Landscape
By James Fentress. Cornell University Press, 2000
Call Number: HV6453 .I83 M3415 2000

Reversible Destiny: Mafia, Antimafia, and the Struggle for Palermo
By Jane C. Schneider and Peter T. Schneider. University of California Press, 2003
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto
By Lee Lamothe & Adrian Humphreys. J. Wiley & Sons, 2006
Call Number: HV6248 .R576 L35 2006

The Sopranos – Seasons 1-6 (DVD)
HBO, 1999-2007
Call Number: See Catalog for details

Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire
By Rick Cowan and Douglas Century. G. P. Putnam’s, 2002
Call Number: HV8079 .O73 C69 2002

Women and the Mafia: Female Roles in Organized Crime Structures
Edited by Giovanni Fiandaca. Springer, 2007
Call Number: HV6446 .F526 2007

Yakuza: The Explosive Account of Japan’s Criminal Underworld
By David E. Kaplan and Alec Dubro. Addison-Wesley, 1986
Call Number: HV6453 .J33 Y355 1986