Mafia and Organized Crime Research - California

A Listmania! list by Rick Warner (California, USA)
The list author says: "For those who want to know which books on the Mafia and Organized Crime are the most accurate and useful for research and writing books, papers, dissertations, etc., here is the list. Since the lists are limited in size, this one concentrates on California. Will be updated as necessary."
Hollywood's Celebrity Gangster: The Incredible Life and Times of Mickey Cohen
1.  Hollywood's Celebrity Gangster: The Incredible Life and Times of Mickey Cohen by Bradley Lewis
The list author says:
  "Bio of Mickey Cohen, considered the successor to Bugsy Siegel in Los Angeles."
$15.29   Used & New from: $11.29
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

King of the Sunset Strip: Hangin' with Mickey Cohen and the Hollywood Mob
2.  King of the Sunset Strip: Hangin' with Mickey Cohen and the Hollywood Mob by Steve Stevens
The list author says:
  "A 1950s teen actor's experiences with Cohen and the Sica brothers."
$19.76   Used & New from: $3.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Mickey Cohen, In My Own Words: As Told to John Peer Nugent
3.  Mickey Cohen, In My Own Words: As Told to John Peer Nugent by Michael Mickey Cohen
The list author says:
  "Cohen's autobiography."
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L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City
4.  L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City by John Buntin
The list author says:
  "Various aspects of crime in 1920s-40s Los Angeles."
$12.07   Used & New from: $2.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Sins of the City: The Real Los Angeles Noir
5.  Sins of the City: The Real Los Angeles Noir by Jim Heimann
The list author says:
  "Primarily a photo book, but useful."
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The Last Mafioso: The Treacherous World of Jimmy Fratianno
6.  The Last Mafioso: The Treacherous World of Jimmy Fratianno by Ovid Demaris
The list author says:
  "The bio of the Los Angeles Mafia's leading enforcer looked at in retrospect after he turned informant."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Vengeance Is Mine
7.  Vengeance Is Mine by Michael J. Zuckerman
The list author says:
  "Follow up on the life of Fratianno, focusing on his life after he turned."
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Supermob: How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Power Brokers
8.  Supermob: How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Power Brokers by Gus Russo
The list author says:
  "Chicago Mob attorney who was influential in California politics."
Used & New from: $4.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Enforcer
9.  Enforcer by William F. Roemer
The list author says:
  "The story of Tony "the Ant" Spilotro, Chicago's man in Las Vegas after John Rosselli.  He was responsible for the murder of Tamara Rand in San Diego."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Between You and Me: A Memoir with 82-Minute DVD
10.  Between You and Me: A Memoir with 82-Minute DVD by Mike Wallace
The list author says:
  "Contains interviews of Joe Bonanno, Jimmy Fratianno and Mickey Cohen."
$21.06   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
11.  A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age by Richard Rayner
The list author says:
  "A look into corruption and crime in 1930s Los Angeles."
$13.79   Used & New from: $2.23
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

The Man Who Invented Las Vegas
12.  The Man Who Invented Las Vegas by W. R. Wilkerson
The list author says:
  "The story of the man who started the Flamingo Hotel before Bugsy Siegel forced his way in."
$17.00   Used & New from: $5.34
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

We only kill each other;: The life and bad times of Bugsy Siegel,
13.  We only kill each other;: The life and bad times of Bugsy Siegel, by Dean Southern Jennings
The list author says:
  "Only decent bio of Siegel.  Popular in style, it has no sourcing."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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The Outfit
14.  The Outfit by Gus Russo
The list author says:
  "Story of the Chicago Outfit, which was active in California."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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The Green Felt Jungle
15.  The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid
The list author says:
  "Older work by a journalist covering crime and influence in Nevada and California."
$28.72   Used & New from: $8.35
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

All American Mafioso: The Johnny Rosselli Story
16.  All American Mafioso: The Johnny Rosselli Story by Charles Rappleye
The list author says:
  "Rosselli was a made member of the Los Angeles Mafia between his membership in the Chicago Outfit.  After he rejoined with Chicago he served as its man in Las Vegas.  He was killed in 1976."
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