Gangsters of Miami: True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hit Men, Con Men and Gang Bangers from the Magic City

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"This well researched book chronicles the rise of the gangster in Miami and the history of crime in one of America's most exciting and edgy cities." Miami has grown to become a trend-setting metropolis known for tourism, fashion, nightlife, and style. Miami is also the edgy city of Hollywood's "Scarface" Tony Montana, television's "Miami Vice" and popular culture's "Cocaine Cowboy." Gangsters of Miami digs beyond the headlines and fantasy to provide a close up look at the real role that mobsters, gamblers, hit men, con men and other gangsters ...

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"This well researched book chronicles the rise of the gangster in Miami and the history of crime in one of America's most exciting and edgy cities." Miami has grown to become a trend-setting metropolis known for tourism, fashion, nightlife, and style. Miami is also the edgy city of Hollywood's "Scarface" Tony Montana, television's "Miami Vice" and popular culture's "Cocaine Cowboy." Gangsters of Miami digs beyond the headlines and fantasy to provide a close up look at the real role that mobsters, gamblers, hit men, con men and other gangsters have played in making it America's youngest and most fascinating and major city.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569803684
  • Publisher: Barricade Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/25/2009
  • Pages: 337
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Chepesiuk is an award-winning investigative journalist, film producer and author. He is a Fulbright scholar, an adjunct professor in the journalism department of UCLA’s Extension Division and a consultant to the History Channel’s “Gangland” documentary series. Mr. Chepesiuk lives outside of Charlotte, South Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Prologue: The King of Thunderboat Row

1 Beginnings 1

2 The Leakiest Spot in America 17

3 Scarface in Paradise 35

4 Casino Royale 55

5 The Cuban Mafia 77

6 High Times 103

7 Cocaine Central 125

8 Follow the Money 147

9 Gangsters in Blue 167

10 Murder on Thunderboat Row 187

11 Operation Cornerstone 207

12 The Russians Are Coming 229

13 Gang Bangers 251

14 True Crimes 271

Epilogue 293

Bibliography 301

Index 321

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