Albert Anastasia is perhaps best known for having been murdered while he was sitting in a barber's chair. Many are unaware of his early years as a Mafia operative on the Brooklyn waterfront. In the early 1940s he established himself as an extortionist who seized $35,000-$40,000 at a time from longshoremen. He was also ruthless in getting rid of his opposition, individuals like Anthony Romeo, who I have profiled in my e-book. Anastasia once protected the lives of the Mangano brothers, who came to the U.S. from Palermo, Italy. Eventually Philip and Thomas Mangano were eliminated by Albert Anastasia on his rise to the top of the Gambino Crime Family of New York. I have used ancestral records and newspaper articles to depict Anastasia's early criminal career, including photos of his family, details of his crimes and the people he associated with in what came to be known as Murder Incorporated.
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I am a soon to be retired Duke Medical Center library researcher, who enjoys writing. I have been writing on Wikipedia for years and have begun to write
ebooks. My pastimes include selling books on EBay, genealogical research, baseball (Pittsburgh Pirates), collecting antique furniture and coins, and spending time with Kingsley, my cocker spaniel.