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Synopsis: Black Hand, Tammany Hall, political scandals, mafias, cartels, and opium gangs. The Encyclopedia of Gangsters provides an encompassing look at organized crime around the world. More than just the Sicilian Mafia, who are celebrated by pop culture and often depicted on the silver screen in films such as the Godfather trilogy and Scarface, the world of gangsters spans the globe and has deep roots. The Encyclopedia of Gangsters is arranged both chronologically and geographically, highlighting the legendary figures, the famous heists and busts, and the stranglehold these organizations still exert today. Infamous characters like Al Capone, Carlo Gambino, John Gotti, Arnold Rothstein, Isadore Blumenfeld, Wah Ching, Sergei Mikhailov, and Phoolan Devi are profiled in this colorful and comprehensive collection.
About the Author:
A California native, Michael Newton has published 195 books under his own name and various pseudonyms since 1977. He began writing professionally as a "ghost" for author Don Pendleton on the best-selling Executioner series and continues his work on that series today. With 98 episodes published to date, Newton has nearly tripled the number of Mack Bolan novels completed by creator Pendleton himself.
Newton's first book under his own name was Monsters, Mysteries and Man (1979), a survey of unexplained phenomena for younger readers. While 155 of Newton's published books have been novels—including westerns, political thrillers and psychological suspense—he is best known for nonfiction, primarily true crime and reference books.
His firearms manual for writers, Armed and Dangerous (1990), remains a best-seller for Writer's Digest Books in its 8th printing. Newton's Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (Facts on File, 2000) is currently in its second edition. His history of the Florida Ku Klux Klan, The Invisible Empire (2001), won the Florida Historical Society's 2002 Rembert Patrick Award for Best Book in Florida History. His Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology was just named as one of twelve books on the American Library Association's 2006 List of Outstanding Reference Sources. Newton's shorter work includes horror fiction, true crime articles and case histories for Court TV's Crime Library online.
He is a member of several organizations, including the International Thriller Writers, the International Society of Cryptozoology, the International Bigfoot Society, the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and Feral Cat Friends Inc.
His 18 upcoming books, scheduled for release through 2009, include 7 novels and 11 nonfiction works. He lives in Nashville, Indiana.
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