Crime Books By Nate (U.S. Publishers)

The Big Con: Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts and Swindles in American History

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Published 2016 by ABC-CLIO.

“[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 Noble, Amazon or directly from the publisher, ABC-CLIO.

 

The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture

American Mafia

Published 2013 by ABC-CLIO.

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

“Entertaining and informative.”—ARBA

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

 

American Gangsters: Then and Now

American Gangsters

Published 2009 by ABC-CLIO.

“…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

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up—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. Though a few pieces discuss schemes (“Numbers Racket,” “Black Hand”) and criminal topics (“Drug Trade,” “Weapons”), most of Hendley’s 44 entries cover individuals or groups from pre-Civil War-era gangs such as the Dead Rabbits to present-day criminals such as MS 13. Each entry is cross-referenced where appropriate and comes with a further-reading list; most also include a black-and-white photo. Hendley includes a helpful two-and-a-half-page glossary and a useful 10-page bibliography of print and web resources. Students wanting to do serious research on many of these figures will need to go beyond some of the familiar periodical databases. Therefore, this quality work, which comes with full-text online access, fills a niche.—Herman Sutter, St. Agnes Academy, Houston, TX

American Gangsters: Then and Now is available through Barnes and Noble Amazon or directly from the publisher, ABC-CLIO.

 

Bonnie and Clyde: A Biography

Bonnie and Clyde

Published 2007 by Greenwood (now part of ABC-CLIO).

“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 Barnes and NobleAmazon or directly from the publisher, ABC-CLIO.