Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin

Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin

by Ron Chepesiuk


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985244019
Publisher: Strategic Media Books
Publication date: 05/15/2013
Pages: 195
Sales rank: 111,422
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ron Chepesiuk, the Rock Hill, SC-based award-winning author of more than 33 books, is a Fulbright Scholar, the radio host of the Crime Beat radio show, a consultant to the History Channel's Gangland TV series and a regular interviewee on U.S. cable TV crime shows.

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Prologue: Jumping Bail 9

The Formative Years 13

Go East Young Man 25

Becoming a Kingpin 39

A Living Legend Is Made 53

The Investigation Begins 69

Closing In 85

Black Caesar Goes Down 103

Flight 117

The Dea Manhunt 133

The Marshals Take Over 149

Epilogue: Dead or Alive? 165

Acknowledgements 181

Selected Bibliography 183

About the Author 187

Index 188

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Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
GHott More than 1 year ago
This book was quite interesting. It was definitely not something to be read in one sitting but I enjoyed it much more than I generally do bios or true crime. It flipped back and forth between perspectives and between story and narrative in such a way that it held my attention but wasn’t terribly distracting.
Author-Agent More than 1 year ago
Award-winning author and crime expert Ron Chepesiuk investigates the unsolved disappearance of Frank Matthews, history’s first African American drug kingpin, in his provocative new book, Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin.” Leaving his rural North Carolina origins, Matthews eventually located in New York where he operated a drug empire for heroin and cocaine that spanned 21 states with overseas contacts until his arrest and then disappearance. A thoroughly researched book, Chepesiuk retraces the life of Matthews through his interviews with DEA agents, Federal Marshals, ex-drug kingpins, friends, families and associates. The result is a fascinating, insightful look into one of the world’s biggest unsolved mysteries that will appeal to both popular and academic readers of true crime. Barbara Casey Author, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PRISSY