Morbid Musings

Morbid Musings is a book blog about my varied reading interests.

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December2014
01
The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York
"The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York" chronicles the New York Mafia from the 1920s, through the 1950s. Like others have mentioned. The ...
The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York - C. Alexander Hortis, James B. Jacobs
finished reading:
September2014
11
Off Color: The Violent History of Detroit's Notorious Purple Gang
I'm about halfway through with reading "Off Color" Daniel Waugh's latest tome on the American Mafia in particular Detroit's Jewish Purple Gang. I'll give a more detailed revie...
Off Color: The Violent History of Detroit's Notorious Purple Gang - Daniel Waugh
September2014
07
Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob, the Mafia's Most Violent Family
Before reading this book. I wasn't totally knowledgeable about the inner sanctum of the Philly faction of Cosa Nostra. And I read a lot about the mafia, drug cartels, and othe...
Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob, the Mafia's Most Violent Family - George Anastasia
finished reading:
May2014
19
The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto
The Sixth Family is a fascinating narrative on the Montreal Mafia. I highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys reading about organized crime. The only thing I didn't like...
The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto - Lee Lamothe
finished reading:
April2014
23
Cleveland Cemeteries
Since I've never been to the city of Cleveland, but always wanted to visit. I found this book extremely helpful in introducing me to some of the key movers and shakers in Clev...
Cleveland Cemeteries - Vicki Blum Vigil
finished reading:
February2014
26
Getting it Done: The Ultimate Production Assistnat Guide
This book chronicles what its like, and what it takes to get your foot in the door, as an entry level Production Assistant (P.A.) in the TV/film industry. Chronicled are chapt...
Getting it Done: The Ultimate Production Assistnat Guide - Joshua Friedman
February2014
07
Operation Family Secrets: How a Mobster's Son and the FBI Brought Down Chicago's Murderous Crime Family
As an organized crime observer. I was aware but didn't know much about the Family Secrets trial. Which took place a few years ago in Chicago. This book helped me understand it...
Operation Family Secrets: How a Mobster's Son and the FBI Brought Down Chicago's Murderous Crime Family - Frank Calabrese Jr., Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman, Paul Pompian
finished reading:
March2013
25
Hollywood Game Plan: How to Land a Job in Film, TV and Digital Entertainment
Hollywood Game Plan gives you sound advice on how to get your start in the tv/film industry in Los Angeles. Some of the topics include how to find industry jobs, build your in...
Hollywood Game Plan: How to Land a Job in Film, TV and Digital Entertainment - Carole M. Kirschner
finished reading:
January2013
16
Stories in Stone New York: A Field Guide to New York City Area Cemeteries & Their Residents
In Stories in Stone New York, Keister offers cemetery aficionados, a fresh approach to the typical cemetery tome you’d normally find in the regional or local interest section ...
Stories in Stone New York: A Field Guide to New York City Area Cemeteries & Their Residents - Douglas Keister
finished reading:
August2012
25
Forever Dixie: A Field Guide to Southern Cemeteries & Their Residents
I bought "Forever Dixie: A Field Guide to Southern Cemeteries & Their Residents" from Amazon in 2010. I didn't get around to reading it until May 2012, four months later I've ...
Forever Dixie: A Field Guide to Southern Cemeteries & Their Residents - Douglas Keister
finished reading:
July2012
19
Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry
I just finished the Kindle version of "Hollywood Drive". This book is a highly informative must read book for anyone looking to start a career in the dog eat dog world of the ...
Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry - Eve Light Honthaner
finished reading:
June2012
07
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
I started this book a long while back around the time I bought it from the now defunct Borders Books. I've thus decided to pick up where I left off. Anyway we all know from ou...
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany - William L. Shirer
June2012
04
Getting it Done: The Ultimate Production Assistant Guide
I'm reading the Kindle eBook version of this title. Its really interesting I'll give a full review once I'm done.
Getting it Done: The Ultimate Production Assistant Guide - Joshua Friedman
May2012
28
finished reading:
May2012
25
Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites
One of the books I have in my growing grave hunting/cemetery book library. Is an interesting approach to the typical cemetery/grave hunting related books you’d find in your lo...
Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites - C-SPAN, C-SPAN
Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb
One of the books I have in my growing grave hunting/cemetery book library. Is an interesting approach to the typical cemetery/grave hunting related books you’d find in your lo...
Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb - C-SPAN
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Currently reading

This Will Kill You: A Guide to the Ways in Which We Go by H.P. Newquist, Rich Maloof, Bill McGuinness, Peter M. Fitzpatrick, Jim Shinnick, Peter M. Fitzpatrick, MD
Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy
Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever by Kathy Benjamin
Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History by Andrew Carroll
The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis by Julie Holland
Off Color: The Violent History of Detroit's Notorious Purple Gang by Daniel Waugh
The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr by Scott M. Deitche
David Busch's Mastering Digital Slr Photography, Fourth Edition by David D. Busch
American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution by Walter R. Borneman
The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army by Paul Lockhart