The Gangster

The Gangster
Author: Clive Cussler,Justin Scott
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 0698406427
ISBN 13: 9780698406421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gangster Book Review:

Turn-of-the-century Detective Isaac Bell takes on the upstart leader of a vicious crime organization in this novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series. It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. They like to take the oldest tricks and add dynamite. When a coalition of the Black Hand’s victims hire out the Van Dorn agency to protect their businesses, their reputations, and their families, Detective Isaac Bell forms a crack squad and begins scouring the city for clues. And then he spots a familiar face. The stakes grow ever-higher, with the Black Hand becoming more ambitious, and their targets more political. If Bell can’t determine the role played by the face from his past, the next life lost could be one of the most powerful men in the nation.

The Gangster Film

The Gangster Film
Author: John Baxter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015003764688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gangster Film Book Review:

From the Peter Neil Issacs collection.

A Companion to the Gangster Film

A Companion to the Gangster Film
Author: George S. Larke-Walsh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2018-11-12
ISBN 10: 1119041740
ISBN 13: 9781119041740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Gangster Film Book Review:

A companion to the study of the gangster film’s international appeal spanning the Americas, Europe, and Asia A Companion to the Gangster Film presents a comprehensive overview of the newest scholarship on the contemporary gangster film genre as a global phenomenon. While gangster films are one of America’s most popular genres, gangster movies appear in every film industry across the world. With contributions from an international panel of experts, A Companion to the Gangster Film explores the popularity of gangster films across three major continents, the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The authors acknowledge the gangster genre’s popularity and examine the reasons supporting its appeal to twenty-first century audiences across the globe. The book examines common themes across all three continents such as production histories and reception, gender race and sexuality, mafia mythologies, and politics. In addition, the companion clearly shows that no national cinema develops in isolation and that cinema is a truly global popular art form. This important guide to the gangster film genre: Reveals how the gangster film engages in complex and contradictory themes Examines the changing face of the gangster film in America Explores the ideas of gangsterism and migration in the Hispanic USA, Latin America and the Caribbean Discusses the wide variety of gangster types to appear in European cinema Contains a review of a wide-range of gangster films from the Americans, Europe, and Asia Written for academics and students of film, A Companion to the Gangster Film offers a scholarly and authoritative guide exploring the various aspects and international appeal of the gangster film genre.

Gangster

Gangster
Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2002-07-30
ISBN 10: 0345459547
ISBN 13: 9780345459541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangster Book Review:

Love. Violence. Destiny. These powerful themes ricochet through Lorenzo Carcaterra’s new novel like bullets from a machine gun. In Gangster, he surpasses even his bestselling Sleepers to create a brutal and brilliant American saga of murder, forgiveness, and redemption. Born in the midst of tragedy and violence and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chooses to flee both his past and his father to seek a second family—the criminals who preside over early 20th century New York. In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals—in friendship, in his brutal business, in love—yet simultaneously comes to understand the meaning of loyalty, the virtue of relationships, and gains a perspective on the lonely, if powerful, life he has chosen. As the years pass, as enemies are made and defeated, as wars are fought and won, the old don meets an abandoned boy who needs a parent as much as protection. By taking Gabe under his wing and teaching him everything he knows, Angelo Vestieri will learn, in the winter of his life, which is greater: his love for the boy he cherishes, or his need to be a gangster and to live by the savage rules he helped create. A sweeping panoramic with riveting characters, a unique understanding of the underworld philosophy, and a relentless pace, Gangster travels through the time of godfathers and goodfellas to our own world of suburban Sopranos. But this is more than just an authentic chronicle of crime. Setting a new standard for this acclaimed author, Gangster is a compassionate portrait of one man's fight against his fate—and an unforgettable epic of a family, a city, a century.

The Gangster s Cousin

The Gangster s Cousin
Author: Salvatore Lucania
Publsiher: Wildblue Press
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 9781948239271
ISBN 13: 1948239272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gangster s Cousin Book Review:

Young Sal navigates the streets of Harlem, defying the ways of people in power-including the bullies in his neighborhood and his own mafia family culture. He experiences the inherent corruption of the US justice system, and discovers the truth about the secret world of outlaw figures like his cousin and namesake, Charles "Lucky" Luciano.

The Gangster Film

The Gangster Film
Author: Ron Wilson
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN 10: 0231850670
ISBN 13: 9780231850674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gangster Film Book Review:

This volume examines the gangster film in its historical context with an emphasis on the ways the image of the gangster has adapted and changed as a result of socio-cultural circumstances. From its origins in Progressive-era reforms to its use as an indictment of corporate greed, the gangster film has often provided a template for critiquing American ideas and values concerning individualism, success, and business acumen. The gangster genre has also been useful in critically examining race and ethnicity in American culture in terms of "otherness." Films studied include Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The Racket (1928), The Captive City (1952), The Godfather, Part Two (1974), Goodfellas (1990), and Killing Them Softly (2012).

The Gangster Girl

The Gangster Girl
Author: Remco Campert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 123
Release: 1968
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015030121886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gangster who Cried

The Gangster who Cried
Author: R. J. Owen
Publsiher: Faith in Action
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781851751945
ISBN 13: 1851751947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gangster who Cried Book Review:

How Nicky Cruz, leader of a vicious teenage gang in New York became a Christian and devoted his life to helping drug addicts. The very popular Faith in Action Series is suitable for individual and class / group work. In addition to the main biographical story, the book contains suggestions for discussion, thinking and writing as well as examination type questions.

The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies

The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies
Author: George Anastasia,Glen Macnow
Publsiher: Running Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-27
ISBN 10: 0762443707
ISBN 13: 9780762443703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies Book Review:

The gangster movie is one of the most popular genres in film. From the Italian, Irish, and Russian “families” in America to similarly sinister groups in Europe, Japan, and beyond, the cinema has never shied away from portraying the evil exploits of these brutal outfits. In this highly entertaining and informative book, two accomplished and apropos authors put the genre in perspective like no other author or documentarian has done before. The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies provides extensive reviews of the Top 100 gangster films of all time, including sidebars like “Reality Check,” “Hit and Miss,” “I Know That Guy,” “Body Count,” and other fun and informative features. Also included are over a dozen stand-alone chapters such as Sleeper “Hits,” “Fugazi” Flops, Guilty Pleasures, Lost Treasures, Q&A Interviews with top actors and directors (including Chazz Palinteri, Michael Madsen, Joe Mantagna, and more), plus over 50 compelling photographs. Foreword by Joe Pistone, the FBI agent and mob infiltrator who wrote the bestselling book and acclaimed movie, Donnie Brasco.

Screening the Mafia

Screening the Mafia
Author: George S. Larke-Walsh
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN 10: 9780786456130
ISBN 13: 0786456132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screening the Mafia Book Review:

The “post-classic” era of American gangster films began in 1967 with the release of Bonnie and Clyde, achieving a milestone five years later with the popular and highly influential The Godfather. This historical study explores the structure, myths and intertextual narratives found in the gangster films produced since The Godfather. The intense relationship between masculinity and ethnicity in the gangster film, especially within the movie-generated mythology of the Mafia, is carefully analyzed, and the book tracks the trends in the genre up to and including the landmark HBO television series The Sopranos (1999–2007). A selected filmography is included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Born to Lose

Born to Lose
Author: Eugene Rosow
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015035319857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gangster We Are All Looking For

The Gangster We Are All Looking For
Author: Thi Diem Thuy Le
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-04-13
ISBN 10: 0307792250
ISBN 13: 9780307792259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gangster We Are All Looking For Book Review:

This acclaimed novel reveals the life of a Vietnamese family in America through the knowing eyes of a child finding her place and voice in a new country. In 1978 six refugees—a girl, her father, and four “uncles”—are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child’s imagination, the world is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees everything intensely, hears the distress calls of inanimate objects, and waits for her mother to join her. But life loses none of its strangeness when the family is reunited. As the girl grows, her matter-of-fact innocence eddies increasingly around opaque and ghostly traumas: the cataclysm that engulfed her homeland, the memory of a brother who drowned and, most inescapable, her father’s hopeless rage.

The Gangster Film Reader

The Gangster Film Reader
Author: Alain Silver,James Ursini
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780879103323
ISBN 13: 0879103329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gangster Film Reader Book Review:

In the 1930s the gangster film in the United States coincided with a very real and very sensational gangsterism at large in American society. Little Caesar (1931), The Public Enemy (1931), and Scarface (1932) borrowed liberally from the newspapers and books of the era. With the release of just these three motion pictures in barely more than a year's time, Hollywood quintessentially defined the genre. The characters, the situations, and the icons-from fast cars and tommy-guns to fancy fedoras and fancier molls-established the audience expectations associated with the gangster film that remain in force to this day. As with their Film Noir Reader series, using both reprints of seminal articles and new pieces, editors Silver and Ursini have assembled a group of essays that presents an exhaustive overview of this still vital genre. Reprints of work by such well-known film historians as Robin Wood, Andrew Sarris, Carlos Clarens, Paul Schrader, and Stuart Kaminsky explore the evolution of the gangster film through the 1970s and The Godfather. Parts 2 and 3 comprise two dozen newer articles, most of them written expressly for this volume by Ursini and Silver. These case studies and thematic analyses, from White Heat to the remake of Scarface to "The Sopranos," complete the anthology.

Mad Dogs With Guns

Mad Dogs With Guns
Author: Howard Whitehouse,Roderick Robertson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2017-06-29
ISBN 10: 1472819306
ISBN 13: 9781472819307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mad Dogs With Guns Book Review:

In 1919, the US Government declared the production, distribution, and sale of alcohol illegal. America officially became a 'dry' land. That didn't stop people from drinking, however, and the rise of the 'speakeasy' offered huge new opportunities for organized crime. Soon, cities both large and small became battlegrounds as various crime syndicates vied for control of the underground alcohol trade. In Mad Dogs With Guns, players form their own small gangs of fedora-wearing, tommy gun-wielding gangsters and battle it out with their rivals. With numerous different gangs to choose from, including cops and G-men, a fully integrated campaign system, and rules for special situations such as car chases, the game offers a huge variety of tactical challenges. Bribe public officials, attend a gangland funeral, but always watch your back – there is always another gang waiting to poach your territory...

The Gangster of Love

The Gangster of Love
Author: Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn
Publsiher: Penguin Paperbacks
Total Pages: 311
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780140159707
ISBN 13: 0140159703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gangster of Love Book Review:

Chronicles the life and times of Rocky Rivera, a member of a dissolute rock band, and her sometimes boyfriend Elvis Chang, traditional mother, troubled brother, eccentric uncle, and unpredictable best friend.

Rebirth of the Gangster Act 2

Rebirth of the Gangster Act 2
Author: Cj Standal
Publsiher: Cj Standal Productions
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-02
ISBN 10: 9780578487519
ISBN 13: 0578487519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebirth of the Gangster Act 2 Book Review:

Marcus, Hunter, Lorena, Andrea, Linda, and Dennis aren't strangers anymore. But that doesn't mean they're friends, especially since they have to deal with murder, blackmail, addiction, family drama, and secrets that ruin relationships. The critically praised thriller continues with a bang as the creative team--writer CJ Standal and artist Juan Romera--fires on all cylinders. This neo-noir masterpiece is a perfect match for fans of Breaking Bad, 100 Bullets, The Wire, The Godfather, and even Shakespearean fans of Othello and Macbeth! Collects issues 7-12 of Rebirth of the Gangster.

Johnny Pepys the Gangster Diaries

Johnny Pepys  the Gangster Diaries
Author: Ronald V. Micci
Publsiher: Independently published
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2016-09-10
ISBN 10: 1520122012
ISBN 13: 9781520122014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Johnny Pepys the Gangster Diaries Book Review:

A small-time Capone hood named Johnny Pepys (“peeps,” after Samuel Pepys, the famous English diarist), is called upon to take dictation of the wounded kingpin’s memoirs, and soon finds himself caught between a deal he made with Bugsy Moran and Capone’s hostile and suspicious underlings. A humorous parody of “The Untouchables.” Stage Play (7m/3f) 45 min.

The Gangster s Cousin

The Gangster s Cousin
Author: Salvatore "Sal" Lucania
Publsiher: WildBlue Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2019-06-21
ISBN 10: 1948239264
ISBN 13: 9781948239264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gangster s Cousin Book Review:

The autobiography of a member of Charles “Lucky” Luciano’s Mafia family. “The reader gets a real sense of code, of honor, courage and commitment” (London TV). “I was born an outlaw in outlaw culture. I refused to be forced into the powerless class of the ordinary, law-abiding citizen. I always saw things from outside the box because I was born outside the box, so I was free to think for myself.” Born in 1942, Salvatore “Sal” Lucania was not only raised but educated by the streets of East Harlem. Dropping out of his Catholic high school at fifteen after punching out a priest, a formal education was not Sal’s future. As such, it would have been easy to fall into the trappings of “made man” status in the mafia, like his cousin Charles “Lucky” Luciano. But Sal had a different vision of the future, if he could just escape the confines of his neighborhood and defy the ways of the people in power: the bullies, the “ruling class,” local government corruption and his own mafia family culture—in order to create a different life than the one fate might have otherwise intended. The Gangster’s Cousin is a wonderfully different take on the usual Mafia story. Sal’s memoir takes the reader on a sometimes exciting, sometimes poignant, and often humorous adventure as he finds himself in unbelievable situations and meeting an array of unique and funny characters along the way. Follow Sal’s one-of-a-kind perspective and find out why he strives so hard to stay ahead of a different type of criminal class—the people who make the rules.

The Gangster s Girlfriend

The Gangster s Girlfriend
Author: Fiona Murphy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9781507031261
ISBN 13: 1507031262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gangster s Girlfriend Book Review:

**Newly revised copy edit as of 4/16/15** Miranda Beckett has been born and bred in Chicago and with that comes the knowledge that the city built firmly on criminal enterprises by every group that could gain ground is still a city where crime is as much of the economy as the retail shops and hotels that line Michigan Avenue. Just like others in Chicago a blind eye is a content eye until it’s all brought into sharp focus by her younger brother one late night. She hasn’t seen her brother in years and the last time she had she’d told him she never wanted to see him again so she knew it was desperation that led him to her door. Before, he’d flat out stolen from her but now he’s pleading for the money. He pleas for the money that he owes the head of the IRA in Chicago and then he threatens that Declan Kelly knows about her and that she has the money and if she doesn’t give it then Kelly will come for it himself.Miranda refuses her brother and she knows she’ll be able to refuse Declan Kelly when the time comes. But she’s wrong, so very wrong. It isn’t money Kelly wants, it’s her. Her expertise as an accountant to audit his books and find who is stealing from him, that’s it he tells her but his eyes tell her there’s more.Without even being quite sure how and why she agreed, a deal is struck and Miranda wonders how long she can fight the need for a man she can’t have. It’s one thing to know what Declan Kelly does and another to allow herself become involved with him. She is sure she can keep Declan at bay, she has no plans to become a gangster’s girlfriend or lose her heart to him.This is a standalone novella at 36,218 words

Little Man

Little Man
Author: Robert Lacey
Publsiher: Little Brown & Company
Total Pages: 547
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780316511681
ISBN 13: 0316511684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Man Book Review:

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