Meet Alan Lindbloom & Larry Mazza at The Javits Center

Book Expo America/Book Con, Dates June 1-4 – Booth: 2162 Book Signing / Meet & Greet Reading Time: BEA is at New York City’s famous Javits Center, and the event is the largest and most premier book and publishing Expo in the world! It’s also a place where you can meet face-to-face with your favorite and up-and-coming authors, and guess what? Harbinger Media Group is excited to showcase two authors at the event! Gunner A….

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A Complete Guide to The St Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929

Reading Time: It was a cold and chilly morning in Chicago, the time was 10:30 a.m. and the date was February 14, 1929. This day would not only mark one of the most brutal mob killings in history, but it would also end the North and South side battle for power. A battle that dominated the Chicago underworld for years and saw over 200 mob murders. Some of those victims included North Side leaders, Dean…


The Death of New Orleans First Godfather (Part 2)

When we last left New Orleans it was April 1st 1869 and New Orleans first Godfather, Raffaele Agnello, had been shot down on Toulouse Street in The French Quarter, or as it was called at the time, Little Palermo. His brother Joseph, known as Peppino, would take over his spot as ruler of the Italians of New Orleans but it would be short lived and Peppino was never quite as effective as his brother. Another…


On This Day in 1965 Owney Madden Died, Aged 73

Owen Vincent Madden was born in Leeds, England on December 18th 1891. Due to the fact the family wanted work, they moved first to Wigan before moving on to Liverpool, his father’s intentions were to finally move the family towards the United States, this was fulfilled in 1901. However tragedy struck the family, and Owney’s father died before he could complete his ambition. The family moved to Manhattan before finding a new home in New…


On This Day in 1924 Philip Testa was Born

Philip Carlo Testa was born on April 21st 1924 in Mistretta, Sicily, and immigrated to New York City. Whilst in the States he befriended mob boss Angelo Bruno, who would soon become an opening into the Mafia world for Testa. It was believed that Testa’s income was solely from winnings as a common gambler, seeing himself as a statesman similar to Julius Caesar gaining him the nickname ‘The Julius Cesar of the Philadelphia Mob’. He…


On This Day in 1951 Vincent Mangano was Killed, Aged 63

Vincenzo Giovanni Mangano was born March 28th 1888 in Palermo, Sicily, he was nicknamed by the Brooklyn newspaper ‘The Executioner‘ and was the head of the Mangano Crime family (Mineo Family in 1931, then more commonly known as the Gambino’s from the mid 1950’s). He reigned as family boss from 1931 until his death in 1951. His brother, Philip, was a capo/consigliere during this period. Vincent was one of the bosses who retained the old…


‘To Be a King’ Powers Into The Top 100 Organized Crime Books

To Be a King by Alan Lindbloom launched just a matter of days ago, and the hype surrounding the book was for good reason as it has just broken into the Top 100 organized crime books on Amazon (reaching a peak of #28). Furthermore Amazon have discounted the book due to high sales, so you can now grab a copy for $14.45 saving $5.50. Get The Book For $14.45  To Be a King has been…


On This Day in 1996 Jimmy Burke Died, Aged 64

James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke was one of the most notorious Irish-American gangsters of all time, a violent, ruthless criminal responsible for countless murders and one of the largest cash robberies in American history. Ironically Burke was never a member of the Mafia, but did spend most of his career working closely with made mafia men and the associates of two of the New York Crime Families. Born James Conway on July 5, 1931, in…