Deep Water

Deep Water

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by Thomas Hunt
     
 

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Set in the Gilded Age of New Orleans, the historical biography Deep Water:
Joseph P. Macheca and the Birth of the American Mafia
establishes the factual details of Macheca's epic life story, the assassination of Police Chief
David Hennessy and the Crescent City lynchings.

"An excellent, meticulously detailed ... account of the birth of the

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Set in the Gilded Age of New Orleans, the historical biography Deep Water:
Joseph P. Macheca and the Birth of the American Mafia
establishes the factual details of Macheca's epic life story, the assassination of Police Chief
David Hennessy and the Crescent City lynchings.

"An excellent, meticulously detailed ... account of the birth of the American
Mafia and a wonderful study of New Orleans from the Civil
War/Reconstruction periods up through the famous mass lynching.
Macheca comes across as a fascinating rogue. Deep Water ... shows a marvelous objectivity."

-Rick Mattix, coauthor, The Complete Public Enemy Almanac

"A memorable reading experience... This book will force a reassessment of a famous event in the history of American organized crime."

-Dr. Peter Dale Scott, author, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK

"Very interesting and informative. I was also happy to see my own prejudice confirmed: the Hennessy murder emerges out of the turbid racial and political situation in the city."

-James Fentress, author, Rebels and Mafiosi

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595679089
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

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