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Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld
Scott M. Deitche

Barricade Books, 2005

Bootleggers, gambling, ringleaders, arsonists, narcotics dealers and gang murders—a variety of characters flourished in the era known as Prohibition, and Tampa, Florida was where they battled for supremacy of the criminal underworld.


Lucky Luciano: The Man Who Organized Crime in America
Hickman Powell

Barricade Books, 2015

Father of Organized Crime, Lucky Luciano—born poor in Sicily, came to New York’s Lower East Side in the early 1920s. His pals were Irish, Jewish and Italian’s criminals. During WWII, Lucky made a deal with the US Government freeing him from prison, returning to Italy, working for the Allies. At war’s end back in America his Cuban Casino connection made him persona non grata. Lucky was behind the infamous Atlantic ...


My Old Neighborhood Remembered: A Memoir
Avery Corman

Barricade Books, 2014

My Old Neighborhood Remembered is a lyrical remembrance of neighborhood life that has vanished from the culture. Best-selling author Avery Corman vividly recreates the vibrant, colorful neighborhood where he grew up – in the Bronx of the 1940s and 1950s. He recalls candy stores and bookmakers, egg creams and double feature movies, street games like stickball and Johnny- on-the-pony, school days of a different era, social mores that have ...


The Milwaukee Mafia: Mobsters in the Heartland
Gavin Schmitt

Barricade Books, 2015

Milwaukee's Sicilian underworld is something few people speak about in polite company, and even fewer people speak about with any authority. Everyone in Milwaukee has a friend of a friend who knows something, but they only have one piece of a giant puzzle. The secret society known as the Milwaukee Mafia has done an excellent job of keeping its murders, members and mishaps out of books. Until now. From the time Vito Guardalabene arrived from ...


The Mafia and the Machine: The Story of the Kansas City Mob
Frank Hayde

Barricade Books, 2010

The story of the American Mafia is not complete without a chapter on Kansas City. The City of Fountains has appeared in the The Godfather, Casino, and The Sopranos, but many Midwesterners are not aware that Kansas City has affected the fortunes of the entire underworld. In The Mafia and the Machine, author Frank Hayde ties in every major name in organized crime-Luciano, Bugsy, Lansky-as well as the city's corrupt police force.


The Secret Life of Bob Hope: An Unauthorized Biography
Arthur Marx

Barricade Books, 1993

Reveals how Hope's image as a happily married entertainer of U.S. troops was a myth created to hide his womanizing, the casting couch he operated out of his office, and his sadistic treatment of his staff. 30,000 first printing.


When AA Doesn't Work For You: Rational Steps to Quitting Alcohol
Albert Ellis

Barricade Books, 1992

The first book that applies the insights of rational-emotive therapy to the recovery from problem drinking.


The Housekeeper's Diary: Charles and Diana Before the Breakup
Wendy Berry

Barricade Books, 1995

The housekeeper of Prince Charles and Diana for seven years chronicles the slow disintegration of their fairy tale marriage, which included illicit visitors, Diana's bulimia, and Charles's nocturnal excursions and obsession with his house. 50,000 first printing. First serial, Star Magazine. IP.


The Turner Diaries: A Novel
Andrew MacDonald, Dr. William Pierce

Barricade Books, 1978

At 9:02 am on Wednesday April 19, 1995, two tons of explosives ripped apart the federal office building in Oklahoma City and the psyche of America. The worst case of domestic terrorism in our history, this explosion killed 169 men, women, and children. The author of this book has written, If [this book] had been available to the general public . . . the Oklahoma bombing would not have come as such a surprise. It has been considered by the ...


Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think
Forrest E. Morgan

Barricade Books, 1992

A step-by-step approach to applying the Japanese warrior's mind set to martial training and daily life.


The Old Neighborhood
Avery Corman

Barricade Books, 2014

“Corman’s novel is a work of art. The journey is joyous.” —Los Angeles Times The classic, best-selling novel of a successful ad man from the Mad Men era. Steve Robbins, burned out, his marriage failing, returns to his roots in his old neighborhood in the Bronx to find the piece of himself that he left behind. Caught in the mainstream of modern marriage and success, he realizes his dreams have come true and they are not what he ...


Morgan Freeman: A Biography
Kathleen Tracey

Barricade Books, 2006

Just one look into Morgan Freeman's eyes and it is apparent that this is a man who has lived a full, sometimes hard, life. To better appreciate his achievements and successes, this book will equally show the triumphs and the struggles and failures he has overcome in his colorful life through an assortment of personal accounts and entertaining anecdotes.


I'll Do My Own Damn Killin': Benny Binion, Herbert Noble, and the Texas Gambling War
Gary W. Sleeper

Barricade Books, 2012

In the early days, before he founded the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas and became the patron saint of the World Series of Poker, cowboy Benny Binion was a horse trader, a bootlegger, and the "boss gambler" of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. This book traces Binion's rise to power in the Dallas underworld during World War II. By 1946, more than two dozen "casinos" operated illegally in downtown Dallas in hotel suites, and Benny Binion owned at ...


Murder of a Mafia Daughter: The Life and Tragic Death of Susan Berman
Cathy Scott

Barricade Books, 2002

Susan Berman was reared in the lap of Las Vegas luxury as the daughter of Davie Berman, a notorious casino mogul and mafia leader. It wasn't until college-well after her father's death-that she learned what he really did. She ultimately dedicated her life to learning about Vegas and its underworld chiefs, publishing two acclaimed books on the subject: Easy Street and Lady Las Vegas. Her story takes a turn for the bizarre in 1982 when Kathie ...


The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr.
Scott M. Deitch

Barricade Books, 2009

The Silent Don exposes the life and ruthless times of one of America's most powerful and feared mob bosses. With a criminal empire that stretched from the Gulf Coast throughout the Caribbean, Trafficante was linked to drug trafficking, plots to kill Fidel Castro, and the assassination of JFK. Scott M. Deitche scoured court records, law-enforcement reports, newspaper accounts, and conducted dozens of interviews to find the compelling story of ...


Black Gangsters of Chicago
Ron Chepesiuk

Barricade Books, 2014

Chicago has long been a haven of organized from, home to such celebrated figures as Al Capone, Lucky Luciano and Sam Giancana. In Black Gangsters of Chicago, author Ron Chepesiuk focuses on a lesser known group,the annals of black organized crime in Chicago, characters who have had as deep and unique an influence on organized crime in the Windy City. The author profiles the key players in the nation’s largest black organized crime population ...


Up, Up, and Oy Vey: How Jewish History, Culture, and Values Shaped The Comic Book Superhero
Simcha Weinstein

Barricade Books, 2009

Barricade Books re-introduces Up, Up, and Oy Vey to the book publishing world. From the birth of Krypton in Cleveland to the Caped Crusader, the Incredible Hulk, Spider Man, the X-Men and more, Up, Up, and Oy Vey chronicles the story about the origins of the most famous superheroes. Jewish contribution to pop-culture is well-documented, but the Jewish role in the creation of action comic superheroes has not been —- until now!


51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis
Lenni Brenner

Barricade Books, 2010

This book brings to light, through the use of actual historic documnets, the desservice that the Zionist did to Jews before and during the Holocaust.


Comrade Chikatilo: The Psychopathology of Russia's Notorious Serial Killer
Mikhail Krivich, Olgert Ol'Gin

Barricade Books, 1993

Reveals the inside story of the grotesque career, investigation, and trial of the Russian serial killer who murdered, mutilated, and cannibalized at least fifty-two people. 35,000 first printing. National ad/promo.


Palm Springs Confidential: Playground of the Stars!
Howard Johns

Barricade Books, 2004

The book takes readers behind the locked gates and inside the bedrooms of more than 500 celebrity homes from Bob Hope, Elizabeth Taylor, and Frank Sinatra to Suzanne Somers.



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