All posts tagged: Mobsters

UNDERWORLD: ImaginePublicity on Air Interviews Roman Martin

UNDERWORLD: How to thrive and survive in the American Mafia by Roman Martin So, you wanna be a gangster!? Roman Martin’s new book will tell you how giving you important pointers on how the be the best of the best in the American Mafia from the viewpoint of those in “The Life.” You think you know the ropes from the Godfather, Goodfellas, or Wise Guys? Think again! Martin covers the backstories of the infamous, famous, and mobsters you’ve never heard of!  Enjoy the ride! Based on interviews with dozens of former high-ranking Mafiosi and many other hardcore mobsters from across the globe, true-crime auteur Roman Martín has risked life and limb to bring you this spellbinding tour de force. Whether you’re a couch-surfing gangster-wannabe or simply someone who’s watched “The Godfather” too many times, this breathtaking exposé of “the Honored Society” offers something for everyone. Published by WildBlue Press Purchase from Amazon

A ‘Family’ Business: The Life and Times of Joey “The Fixer” Silvestri ImaginePublicity on Air Interview with Author Dennis Griffin

  Award-winning Mob author Dennis Griffin joins forces with Joey “the Fixer” Silvestri to tell a tale of a bygone era when organized crime dominated New York City. It was a time when neighborhood bosses controlled their turf and some cops would look the other way for the right price. Your best friend one day might want you dead the next. It was a violent life in which only the strong survived. Joe Silvestri was a tough kid from the mean streets of New York. He went from street brawler to wearing a tux at the glamorous Copacabana. He eventually provided “muscle” for the Mob, a highly respected and feared fixer—the guy you went to if you had a problem that needed to be resolved. He followed Mob protocol when having a sit down with an adversary: You never break bread with the enemy. Order A Family Business here:

The Mystery on the High Seas Cruise! Book Now if You are a Crime Buff

The Mystery on the High Seas cruise sails from Los Angeles on October 30, 2011. It’s a seven day trip to the Mexican Riviera with port stops in Puerto Vallarta, Mazaltan, and Cabo San Lucas. And if you’re a writer or fan of crime novels or true crime, you won’t want to miss it. For those going along as part of our group, there will be plenty for you to do on the days we’re at sea in addition to the normal shipboard activities. For those interested in fiction, there will be a series of presentations by published authors, editors, publishers and agents. True crime enthusiasts can learn about the realstory behind the movie Casino as toldby a former agent for the Nevada Gaming Control Board and a Vegas Mob historian. And members of the Crime Wire team and Citizens Against Homicide will present actual unsolved homicide cases with members of the victims’ families participating. And now there’s good news for anyone already bookedor considering a booking. Our travel agent, Beverly Poitrast, has arranged for discounts of $40 …

“Surviving the Mob” on Outlaw Radio! Burl Barer Talking with Andrew DiDonato and Author Dennis Griffin

Burl Barer and Don Woldman Talk with Former Gambino Family Mobster and the subject of the new book, “Surviving the Mob,” Andrew DiDonato and Author Dennis Griffin! Listen Live This Saturday 2pm Pacific, 4pm Central, 5pm Eastern, 10pm UK via January 29th: Dennis Griffin and former mobster Andrew DiDonato Join us live this Saturday!   What do you do when the law wants you behind bars and the New York crime families want you buried? That was the life-and-death dilemma confronting Andrew DiDonato, who began his criminal career at age 14 under the watchful eyes of the local mob. By the time he was 17, the infamous Gambino family made DiDonato an associate of the Nicholas Corozzo crew. For the next 14 years, he was a loyal street soldier. But by 1996, DiDonato had run afoul of both the law and his friends, turning him into a hunted man on two fronts. Surviving the Mob is a cautionary tale of the harsh reality of a criminal, inmate, fugitive, and witness who, so far, has lived to …