The Mafia at War: The Shocking True Story of America's Wartime Pact with Organized Crime

The Mafia at War: The Shocking True Story of America's Wartime Pact with Organized Crime

by Tim Newark
     
 

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Drawing on a wealth of eyewitness accounts, contemporary reports, and declassified intelligence documents, some never published before, The Mafia at War reconstructs the relationships between the Mafia and Allied intelligence organizations. Discover how Jewish gangsters clashed with Nazis on the streets of New York; how Mafiosi nearly issued contracts to kill

Overview

Drawing on a wealth of eyewitness accounts, contemporary reports, and declassified intelligence documents, some never published before, The Mafia at War reconstructs the relationships between the Mafia and Allied intelligence organizations. Discover how Jewish gangsters clashed with Nazis on the streets of New York; how Mafiosi nearly issued contracts to kill top Nazis, including Hitler; how Mafia-backed bandits conducted a guerrilla war for Sicilian independence; and how Eisenhower was happy to arm the Mafia during the Allied invasion of Sicily. Uncovering the extraordinary secrets of this collaboration, Newark provides crucial insight into both the history of World War II and how the Mafia came to dominate global crime in the post-war world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620873038
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
339,341
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Tim Newark was the editor for many years of Military Illustrated, the popular British military history magazine. He is the author of numerous books, including Camouflage, Highlander, The Mafia of War, and has written for the Financial Times and the Daily Telegraph. He lives in London, England.

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