Life on The Edge - The Life and Times of Benny Morganti

"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.

Ogden Farmers' Library                 269 Ogden Center Rd,                      Spencerport, NY 14559

Hoag Public Library 

 134 South Main Street

Albion, NY 14411

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Sully Branch Library                           530 Webster Ave                         Rochester, NY 14609

          "The Rochester Mob Wars" 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.)

                                New Book!                                                 "The Black Hand Society of Rochester"                                              -Coming Soon!

Charlotte Branch Library                    3557 Lake Ave.

Rochester, NY 14612

    The Rochester Mob Wars book has been borrowed 174 times and is available at the following  Public Libraries.. 

Chili Public Library                              3333 Chili Ave. 

Rochester, NY 14624

The Rochester Mob Wars

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                                Arson-For-Hire     The Testimony of Angelo Monachino, Rochester Mafia Informant

Frederick Douglass Community Library 971 South Ave.
Rochester, NY  14612

Henrietta Public Library                   455 Calkins Rd                                  Rochester, NY 14623

“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.           (82 pages)

Irondequoit Public Library

1290 Titus Ave.

Rochester, NY, 14617

The Rochester Mob Wars  

Gates Public Library

902 Elmgrove Rd,

Rochester, NY 14624​​

Rochester Public Library                115 South Ave.                                    Rochester, NY 14604

Angelo Monachino's 1978 testimony before The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the 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. (72 pages)


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Greece Public Library

2 Vince Tofany Blvd.

Greece, NY 14612

Winton Road Public Library              611 Winton Rd N,                   Rochester, NY 14609

The Books (below) are available in E-Book format only Paperback Editions are Currently out of Print

Yesterday's Muse Book Store

32 West Main Street

Webster, NY 14580

 "The Rochester Mob Wars" book is available at:

Fatso's XL  

2351 Buffalo Road

Gates, NY 14624

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