Demaris, Ovid (1919 - 1998)

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Journalist and author Ovid Demaris was a native of Biddeford, ME. He was a United Press correspondent and a newspaper reporter as well as the author of several books, most of which were historical or biographical and about "gangsters" or persons connected with the Mafia. He received his A.B from the College of Idaho in 1948, his law degree from Syracuse University Law School and his M.S. from Boston University in 1950.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Green Felt Jungle: Truth About Las Vegas (1963)
  • Captive City: Chicago in Chains (1969)
  • America the Violent (1970)
  • Poso Del Mundo: Inside the Mexican-American Border, From Tijuana to Matamoros (1970)
  • Dirty Business: The Corporate-Political Money-Power Game (1974)
  • The Director: An Oral Biography of J. Edgar Hoover (1975)
  • Brothers in Blood: The International Terrorist Network (1977)
  • The Last Mafioso: The Treacherous World of Jimmy Fratianno (1980)
  • The Vegas Legacy (1983)
  • Ricochet (1988)