Welcome to Michael F. Rizzo dot com

Welcome to the home of Michael F. Rizzo, a history author located in Buffalo, NY. This site will provide information on all his projects, written and other.

His fifth and latest book “Gangsters and Organized Crime in Buffalo” was released in June 2012. You can check updates on Facebook as he works on his next book, soon to be announced.

“He delivers a book that is loaded”
“Very interesting read”
“Very interesting book with loads of details”
“I really like the author’s take on this book. Makes you really feel like you’re in the era.”

E-Books

Lastly, most of Michael’s books are now available for the Kindle and Nook, at fantastic prices! If you are interested in reading “Korney“, you can download it for just 99 cents! Even if you don’t own an e-reader, you can download the app for your PC or smartphone.

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The Glory Days of Buffalo Shopping

A revised version of the 2009 best seller “Nine Nine Eight” is now available. “The Glory Days of Buffalo Shopping” is a completely revised and updated book featuring a new chapter, new photos and updated text on the history of Buffalo’s great retailers.

The book is available at all major booksellers including online and is available for the Kindle.

It makes a great holiday gift, so get yours today!

 

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“New” book coming out in October

There will be a brand new book by Michael Rizzo arriving just in time for the holidays. The book is a revised, updated and completely redone version of one of his previous books. Packed with new photos, updated facts and new information, this will surely will be one for the stockings!

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October 2012 Book Signings

I am quite overwhelmed by the response to my latest book. I have two talks/signings next week: Wednesday October 24 morning I am meeting with the Town of Tonawanda Seniors and they have over 150 people registered so far.

On Thursday October 25 I am honored to be the guest speaker at Dudley Library’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

On Monday the 29th I will be speaking at the Lewiston Historical Society.

I will be speaking for about an hour at each location, taking questions and will have books available.

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October Book Talks

The first one was this past week at Audubon library.

Thursday October 11, Clarence library, 7-8pm.
Monday October 15 West Seneca library, 6:30-7:30 pm.
Wednesday October 24, Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 10am.
Thursday October 25, Dudley library, South Buffalo, 7-8 pm.
Monday October 29, Lewiston Historical Society, at Barton Hill Hotel, 6pm.

Plus, November 24, Buffalo  & Erie County Historical Society
November 28, Asbury Pointe Seniors.

Each event will be a talk followed by a book signing.

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BOOK NOOK: ‘Gangsters’ offers thorough history of Buffalo mafia » Tonawanda News

A new book review.
http://tonawanda-news.com/feature/x1709875823/BOOK-NOOK-Gangsters-offers-thorough-history-of-Buffalo-mafia/print?mobRedir=false

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Judge Wolfgang Interview 8-14-2012

Buffalo Judge Penny Woflgang has a weekly interview show which I first appeared on about 5 years ago. On August 14, 2012 she interviewed me for the new book “Gangsters and Organized Crime in Buffalo.”

The interview aired for her “On Target” radio show aired August 18 and 19, 2012. This was taken from KISS 98.5 in Buffalo.

Click Here to listen to the interview.

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Anthony “Baby Face” Palmisano

Thanks to former Buffalonian Charles Priore, now of Minnesota, for his story about a long-lost relative, Buffalo gangster Baby Face Palmisano, who was killed in 1934. Check it out here.

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