Double Cross: The Explosive Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America

Double Cross: The Explosive Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America

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by Sam Giancana, Chuck Giancana
     
 

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Featuring a brand-new introduction by the author, this New York Times bestseller presents an inside exposé  of mob boss Sam Giancana—talented businessman, Las Vegas entrepreneur, ruthless killer, and outside player for the CIA’s dirtiest deeds. Giancana clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al

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Featuring a brand-new introduction by the author, this New York Times bestseller presents an inside exposé  of mob boss Sam Giancana—talented businessman, Las Vegas entrepreneur, ruthless killer, and outside player for the CIA’s dirtiest deeds. Giancana clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al Capone. He partied with major stars such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and did business with agents ranging from the CIA to the Vatican to the shah of Iran. When Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, Giancana jumped at the task. But the Kennedy brothers double-crossed him, waging full-scale war on organized crime throughout the United States, and Giancana found himself going after the Kennedys. Undoubtedly, his story, written with suspense and truthful conviction, changed the course of American history. This shocking, inside-the-syndicate tell-all reveals Giancana's first-person testimony regarding his involvement in the deaths of Monroe and others, among other shocking secrets

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New York Daily News

Amazing and shocking disclosures.

Larry King Live

Now the young Sam Giancana tells all . . . Controversial . . . ties seven United States presidents to the mob.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626361256
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
01/02/2014
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Sam Giancana is the nephew of the late crime boss Sam “Momo” Giancana.

Chuck Giancana, who passed away in 2001, was the brother of the late crime boss Sam “Momo” Giancana.

Bettina Giancana is a recognized expert in the organized crime genre.

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Double Cross: The Explosive, Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
kayjay360 More than 1 year ago
Page turner. Incredible story of an incredible life of untold and unprecedented wealth and power. The sad part is, because all of the gains were illicit and illgot, they could not be passed on to family, nor anyone except strangers and enemies. His daughters were destitute shortly after his death.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very readable and entertaining despite the grim story.