"The Rochester Mob Wars" book is available at:

Fatso's XL  

2351 Buffalo Road

Gates, NY 14624

        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.

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

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)

    The Rochester Mob Wars book has been borrowed 183 times and is available at the following  Public Libraries.. 

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Yesterday's Muse Book Store

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Webster, NY 14580

          "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

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

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“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)

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