Books

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I have written over a dozen books, primarily in the true-crime genre. Here is a selection of my titles:

 

Reviews of my book, The Big Con: Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts, and Swindles in American History:

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“[A] good overview and resource for public and academic libraries at all levels of beginning students. Summing up: Recommended. High school, community college and undergraduate students; general readers.”—Choice magazine, Association of College & Research Libraries

The Big Con: Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts, and Swindles in American History, is available through Barnes and NobleAmazon or directly from the publisher, ABC-CLIO.

 

Reviews of my book, The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture:

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“This volume is well-researched and eminently readable.”—Booklist

“Entertaining and informative.”—American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)

The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture, is available through Barnes and Noble, Amazon or directly from the publisher, ABC-CLIO.

 

Reviews of my book, American Gangsters: Then and Now:

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“…perfect for general audiences…Recommended for public libraries.”—Library Journal

“The writing in this compendium blazes with the glow of crime novels and gangbuster series while delivering loads of fascinating and gory details on American organized crime. . . . this quality work, which comes with full-text online access, fills a niche.”—School Library Journal

“The book is designed…for academic research on the background and life of gangster organizations.”—Library Media Connection

American Gangsters is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Books and publisher ABC-CLIO.

 

Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice

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Steve Truscott: Decades of Injustice is available through Chapter’s, Barnes and Noble, Google books,  Amazon.ca (Canada), Amazon.com (United States), and publisher Five Rivers.

 

The Black Donnellys: The Outrageous Tale of Canada’s Deadliest Feud

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The Black Donnellys: The Outrageous Tale of Canada’s Deadliest Feud is available through Chapter’s, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.ca (Canada), Amazon.com (United States) and publisher Lorimer.

 

Dutch Schultz: The Brazen Beer Baron of New York

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Dutch Schultz: The Brazen Beer Baron of New York, is available through Amazon.ca (Canada), Amazon.com (United States), Chapter’s, Barnes and Noble and publisher Five Rivers.

 

Al Capone: Chicago’s King of Crime

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Al Capone: Chicago’s King of Crime is available through Amazon.ca (Canada), Amazon.com (United States), Chapter’s, Barnes and Noble and publisher Five Rivers.

 

Bonne and Clyde: A Biography

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“Written for high school readers and up, this biography details the crimes of notorious outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, and examines both of their social, economic, and family backgrounds. Sources for more information on cars, guns, and American history are cited throughout, and web sites with often overlooked material on Bonnie and Clyde are listed. A timeline and a few b&w historical photos are included.”—Reference & Research Book News

Bonnie and Clyde: A Biography is available through Amazon.ca (Canada), Amazon.com (United States), Barnes and Noble and publisher ABC-CLIO.

 

Edwin Alonzo Boyd: The Life and Crimes of Canada’s Master Bank Robber

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Edwin Alonzo Boyd: The Life and Crimes of Canada’s Master Bank Robber, is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapter’s and publisher Lorimer.

 

Crystal Death: North America’s Most Dangerous Drug

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Crystal Death: North America’s Most Dangerous Drug, is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapter’s and publisher Five Rivers.

 

John Lennon: Music, Myth and Madness

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 John Lennon: Music, Myth and Madness is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapter’s and publisher Five Rivers.

 

Motivate to Create: A Guide for Writers

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Motivate to Create: A Guide for Writers is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapter’s and publisher Five Rivers.

 

Here are my books at Amazon, Barnes and NobleGoogle Books, my publisher ABC-CLIO, my publisher Five Rivers and publisher Lorimer.