Gangland Gotham: New York's Notorious Mob Bosses
  • Gangland Gotham: New York's Notorious Mob Bosses
  • Gangland Gotham: New York's Notorious Mob Bosses

Gangland Gotham: New York's Notorious Mob Bosses

by Allan R. May
     
 

Organized crime and the mob figures who run it have long captured the imagination of the American public, appearing since the early twentieth century as characters in a host of popular books, movies, and television programs. But often what the public knew of such figures and their criminal careers was as much myth as fact. This book offers highly readable,

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Organized crime and the mob figures who run it have long captured the imagination of the American public, appearing since the early twentieth century as characters in a host of popular books, movies, and television programs. But often what the public knew of such figures and their criminal careers was as much myth as fact. This book offers highly readable, carefully researched biographies that dispel the the myths but preserve the fascination surrounding 10 infamous New York mob leaders of the twentieth century. Each in-depth biography will help interested readers understand how and why each of these men achieved special notariety within the world of organized crime.

Each biography describes the early years of each man, assessing how he came to a criminal career; his rise to prominence within the mob, providing reaction from those who knew him and witnessed his actions; and the last years of his career, assessing why it ended as it did. Each biography is illustrated with a picture of its subject and concludes with a listing of additional information resources, both print and electronic. A detailed subject index provides further access to the large amount of information contained in each biography. A timeline allows readers to quickly and easily track the birth, death, and important events in the life of each mobster.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313339271
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2009
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Timeline

1 Joe Adonis (Giuseppe Antonio Data) 1

2 Albert Anastasia (Umberto Anastasio) 37

3 Louis Buchalter 73

4 Frank Costello (Francesco Castiglia) 117

5 Carlo Gambino 155

6 Vito Genovese 183

7 Lucky Luciano (Salvatore Lucania) 213

8 Arnold Rothstein 253

9 Dutch Schultz (Arthur Flegenheimer) 281

10 Abner Zwillman 309

Biographies of Other Prominent Figures Mentioned in the Text 331

Appendix 363

Bibliography 405

Index 407

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