American Gangsters, Then and Now: An Encyclopedia

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Glossary

Associate—someone who works with Mafia members but isn’t actually in the Mafia

Bookmaking—taking bets (also “making book” or “book”)

Capo—mid-level Mafia commander, in charge of a crew

Chicago Piano—1920s term for a Thompson sub-machinegun

Citizen—Mafia term for someone who isn’t in the Mafia

Consigliere—an advisor to a Mafia boss

Contract—underworld term for marking someone for assassination, as in “taking out a contract” on someone

Crew—a group of individuals who work for a crime boss

Degenerate gambler—a gambling addict

Drive-by—a shooting in which members of a gang fire out the windows of a vehicle in motion

Forfeiture—term used to describe the seizure of underworld assets (money, property, automobiles, etc.) on the part of law enforcement agencies

Full patch—an official member of an outlaw motorcycle gang

Gat—gun

Hangaround—a potential member of an outlaw motorcycle gang who hasn’t reached the prospect stage

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Entries ix
  • Guide to Related Topics xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • A 1
  • B 5
  • C 25
  • D 55
  • E-G 77
  • H 93
  • J 103
  • K 123
  • L 127
  • M 145
  • N 169
  • O 171
  • P 185
  • R 207
  • S 217
  • V 237
  • W 243
  • Glossary 253
  • Bibliography 257
  • Index 269
  • About the Author 275
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