Motor City Mafia:: A Century of Organized Crime in Detroit [NOOK Book]

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Motor City Mafia: A Century of Organized Crime in Detroit chronicles the storied and hallowed gangland history of the notorious Detroit underworld. Scott M. Burnstein takes the reader inside the belly of the beast, tracking the bloodshed, exploits, and leadership of the southeast Michigan crime syndicate as never before seen in print. Through a stunning array of rare archival photographs and images, Motor City Mafia captures Detroit's most infamous past, from its inception in the early part of the 20th century, ...
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Motor City Mafia:: A Century of Organized Crime in Detroit

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Overview

Motor City Mafia: A Century of Organized Crime in Detroit chronicles the storied and hallowed gangland history of the notorious Detroit underworld. Scott M. Burnstein takes the reader inside the belly of the beast, tracking the bloodshed, exploits, and leadership of the southeast Michigan crime syndicate as never before seen in print. Through a stunning array of rare archival photographs and images, Motor City Mafia captures Detroit's most infamous past, from its inception in the early part of the 20th century, through the years when the iconic Purple Gang ruled the city's streets during Prohibition, through the 1930s and the formation of the local Italian mafia, and the Detroit crime family's glory days in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, all the way to the downfall of the area's mob reign in the 1980s and 1990s.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439633106
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 454,981
  • File size: 34 MB
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Meet the Author

Scott Burnstein
Crime writer Scott M. Burnstein was born and raised in Detroit and specializes in the history of organized crime in America. Burnstein has a law degree from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago and a bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Bloomington.
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  • Posted August 2, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Many photos, less information

    I grew up in the Detroit area, and was happy to see this book at the store. I was a bit disappointed, as there were many more photos than there was information.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2007

    A Great 'Family' Book

    An excellent history of of the mob and their exploits in the city. Rare photos help make this book a must for any one interested in the real history of Detroit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2007

    Much needed book

    What a clear succinct style this author has. I was so pleased to find a book that was so well written. Wonderful reading for any lover of true crime.

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    Posted July 10, 2010

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