To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia

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The true story of fearless Irish-American racketeer Danny Green who takes on the mob in the 1970s. The end result is the fall of several Mafia families and the defection of high-ranking mobsters. Author Rick Porrello is a veteran cop who wrote about his mob roots in "The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia". To Kill the Irishman has been optioned for a major motion picture.
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Overview


The true story of fearless Irish-American racketeer Danny Green who takes on the mob in the 1970s. The end result is the fall of several Mafia families and the defection of high-ranking mobsters. Author Rick Porrello is a veteran cop who wrote about his mob roots in "The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia". To Kill the Irishman has been optioned for a major motion picture.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780966250893
  • Publisher: Next Hat Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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A police officer in suburban Cleveland, Lt. Rick Porrello serendipitously began his writing career when curiosity about the mysterious murder of his grandfather and several uncles led to penning his first true-crime saga, The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia. Porrello went on to write a second book, To Kill the Irishman, which recounts the story of Irish-American racketeer Danny Greene who took on the Cleveland Mafia and was murdered in 1977.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2006

    Good to hear the whole story

    I grew up on the east side of Cleveland (Mayfield Heights). As a kid, and later as an adult, I heard little pieces of the different stories that Porrello tells in his book. The book was an easy read as it made sense of things and made connections for me. I really enjoyed the book!

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