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Best Gangster Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best Gangster books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Gangster: A Novel (2002)

 Best Gangster Books Worth Your AttentionBorn in the midst of tragedy and violence and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chooses to flee both his past and his father to seek a second family—the criminals who preside over early 20th century New York. In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals—in friendship, in his brutal business, in love—yet simultaneously comes to understand the meaning of loyalty, the virtue of relationships, and gains a perspective on the lonely, if powerful, life he has chosen.As the years pass, as enemies…
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra

2. Gangster Prayer: Relentlessly Pursuing God with Passion and Great Expectation (2019)

 Best Gangster Books Worth Your AttentionIf you want positive results from prayer, you first need to pray! But so many people who say they believe in the power of prayer actually pray very little . . . or not at all. It’s time to get serious about prayer. Autumn Miles says that we must stop being prayer wimps and instead be transformed into “prayer gangsters”–people who are passionate about their faith and loyalty to God.Autumn believes that God wants to give us so much more than what we’ve been settling for. It’s time our prayer life, which has been mediocre at best, becomes something that is: Gangster Prayer won’t teach you…
Author(s): Autumn Miles

3. The Gangster (An Isaac Bell Adventure) (2017)

 Best Gangster Books Worth Your Attention It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. They like to take the oldest tricks and add dynamite. When a coalition of the Black Hand’s victims hire out the Van Dorn agency to protect their businesses, their reputations, and their families, Detective Isaac Bell forms a crack squad and begins scouring the city for clues. And then he spots a familiar face.The stakes grow ever-higher, with the Black Hand becoming more ambitious, and their targets more political. If Bell can’t determine the role played by the face from his past, the next life…
Author(s): Clive Cussler, Justin Scott

4. A Gangster’s Revenge (Volume 1) (2015)

 Best Gangster Books Worth Your AttentionAfter serving a long prison bid, Devaughn Mitchell comes home armed with a vengeful heart and a hunger to regain everything he lost. By his side is his sister, Keyz. Beautiful, intelligent, calculating and deadly, she is a Boss in her own right. The game has never seen a player of Keyz’ magnitude or one with her beauty, but she will prove to everyone how cold her heart can be and how deep blood runs. And when fierce love is mixed into the cacophony of greed, lies and betrayal, the streets will tremble with utter fear when caught up in the wrath of A GANGSTER’S REVENGE….
Author(s): Aryanna

5. Gangster Warlords (2017)

 Best Gangster Books Worth Your AttentionShipped from UK, please allow 10 to 21 business days for arrival. Published 2017 by Bloomsbury, review copy, as new at time of writing (11 Feb 2017), future shelf wear may occur….
Author(s): Ioan Grillo

6. A Gangster’s Revenge 2: Family Over Everything (Volume 2) (2015)

 Best Gangster Books Worth Your AttentionIn the aftermath of losing DEVAUGHN, those who built their worlds around him must now figure out who they truly are without him. With KEYZ’ betrayal fresh on everyone’s mind, Devauhn’s wife, RAMONA, his mistress, CANDY, and his daughter, DESHANA, are hungry for the feast of revenge. In the streets, bullets are currency and they can buy anybody. So with both sides having unlimited resources, who will win this war? Everybody’s motivation is in some way tied to Devaughn but it is hard for them to see the bigger picture when they’re a part of the portrait….
Author(s): Aryanna

7. Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day (2019)

 Best Gangster Books Worth Your AttentionSoldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day is a ground-breaking gripping account of the first 24 hours of the D-Day invasion told by a symphony of incredible accounts of unknown and unheralded members of the Allied – and Axis – forces by one of the world’s most lively historians, Giles Milton……
Author(s): Giles Milton

8. The Gangster We Are All Looking For (2004)

 Best Gangster Books Worth Your AttentionThis acclaimed novel reveals the life of a Vietnamese family in America through the knowing eyes of a child finding her place and voice in a new country. In 1978 six refugees—a girl, her father, and four “uncles”—are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child’s imagination, the world is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees everything intensely, hears the distress calls of inanimate objects, and waits for her mother to join her. But life loses none of its strangeness when the family is reunited. As the girl grows, her matter-of-fact innocence eddies…
Author(s): Thi Diem Thuy Le

9. Original Gangster: The Real Life Story of One of America’s Most Notorious Drug Lords (2011)

 Best Gangster Books Worth Your AttentionIn his own words, Frank Lucas recounts his life as the former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who ran Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. From being taken under the wing of old time gangster Bumpy Johnson, through one of the most successful drug smuggling operations, to being sentenced to seventy years in prison, Original Gangster is a chilling look at the rise and fall of a modern legacy. Frank Lucas realized that in order to gain the kind of success he craved he would have to break the monopoly that the Italian mafia held in New York. So Frank cut out middlemen and began smuggling heroin…
Author(s): Frank Lucas, Aliya S. King

10. A Gangster’s Revenge III: The Rise of a King (Volume 3) (2016)

 Best Gangster Books Worth Your AttentionDEVAUGHN MITCHELL is back and he’s finally got that bird in hand with his sights set on what lurks in the bush. As he maneuvers his way to his ultimate goal, there are only a few people he can trust and the list is even shorter for those who are safe from his wrath. The Mitchell’s motto is Family over Everything. But will that hold true when the predators become the prey? Or will self-preservation prove to be the code that they live and die by? Even with old scores settled, the slate can never be clean because time doesn’t heal all wounds. But when seeking revenge, one should dig a…
Author(s): Aryanna

11. Gangsters Without Borders: An Ethnography of a Salvadoran Street Gang (Issues of Globalization:Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology) (2012)

 Best Gangster Books Worth Your AttentionBased on author T.W. Ward’s eight and a half years in Los Angeles conducting participant observation with MS 13, Gangsters Without Borders: An Ethnography of a Salvadoran Street Gang takes an inside look at gang life in the United States and in a global context. Taking us through their journey from their homeland in El Salvador to the mean streets of Los Angeles, Gangsters Without Borders offers a perspective from the point of view of the hard core members who live this hard, fast, and dangerous life. A powerful and engaging overview of gang dynamics, Gangsters Without Borders contextualizes the sources and severity of the marginalization…
Author(s): T.W. Ward

Best Gangster Books Worth Your Attention

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Australian Desperadoes: The Incredible Story of How Australian Gangsters Terrorised California

Author(s): Terry Smyth
ID: 2322158, Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia, Year: 31 July 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

They Called Him a Gangster: My Secret Life with Meyer Lansky, the Financial Genius Behind the Mafia

Author(s): Zali de Toledo
ID: 2581349, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Rap and Politics: A Case Study of Panther, Gangster, and Hyphy Discourses in Oakland, CA (1965-2010)

Author(s): Lavar Pope
ID: 2791932, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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