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     As a local (Rochester, N.Y.) author I was extended a special invatation to the book fair. I will have a small table where I will be selling and signing "The Rochester Mob Wars" and "The Black Hand Society of Rochester."

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Angelo Monachino was a made member of the Rochester Mafia and a participant in the 1973 murder of Vincent "Jimmy The Hammer" Massaro. He was the first of at least fifteen witnesses to be placed in the Witness Protection Program. In 1978 Angelo Monachino testified before The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs United States Senate. Monachino's testimony exposed the Rochester Mafia's arson-for-hire schemes and the participants in the "Jimmy the Hammer" Massaro murder. The fallout from Monachino's testimony proved to be a catalyst for the impending Rochester Mob Wars.


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The Black Hand Society                                      of Rochester                                   

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I will be giving a short presentation at the Charlotte Public Library about the history of organized crime in Rochester, N.Y Books will be available for sale or borrowing. 

          "The Rochester Mob Wars"...is a true story about the rise and fall of the Rochester Mafia. The Rochester Mafia Crime Family, in its heyday boasted over 45 "made" members, before internal strife and power struggles led to its demise by self destruction.

          The book "The Rochester Mob Wars" covers the rise of the Rochester Mafia in the late 1950's and early 1960's through the fall of the mob in the late 1990's when the "organization" had been decimated by internal strife including the mob controlled Teamsters Local #398 which was disbanded by the government in 1997 for "lifetime affiliation with the Mafia." (208 pages.)

The Rochester Mob Wars

                               One Hour Presentation at the                                                    Charlotte Public Library 3557 Lake Ave.                      on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at 2 p.m.

       "The Black Hand Society of Rochester"                 has been borrowed7 times                             and is available at the following             Public Libraries.. 

Yesterday's Muse Book Store, 32 West Main Street, Webster, NY 14580

 "The Rochester Mob Wars" book is available locally at:

Fatso's XL , 2351 Buffalo Road, Gates, NY 14624

“Life on the Edge” is the riveting true life story of Benny Morganti, told in the first person, as he shares his experiences with local mobsters, spurious indictments, prison, and much more, including an expose on some  current,  modern day, offshore betting scams. With the recent advent of legalized gambling this book is a must read.

The Rochester Mob Wars  


Life on the Edge

"The Black Hand Society of Rochester" is the Prequel to "The Rochester Mob Wars."  Beginning with Italian Immigration, the 342 page book uncovers the origins of the Rochester Mafia, which had its roots in the Italian Camorra and their American branch called "The Black Hand." In similar fashion to the Mob Wars book, "The Black Hand Society of Rochester" documents organized criminal activities of Rochester mobsters from 1900-1948. Complete with an alphabetical  Index of 600 names and eight pages of mobster profiles.

      47th Annual Antiquarian Bookfair  900 East Main Street           at The Armory on October 19th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

   "The Rochester Mob Wars"  has  been borrowed 210 times and        is available at the following         Public Libraries..