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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626361256
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/2/2014
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 270,696
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Sam Giancana is the nephew of the late crime boss Sam “Momo” Giancana and son of Chuck Giancana, who passed away in 2001.

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 who has authored two nonfiction New York Times bestsellers, Double Cross and Double Deal, as well as the fictional 30 Seconds. Her work on Double Cross received international critical acclaim for its smooth, well-written style and factual historical content as well as complex, integrated storylines and highly entertaining presentation.

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