Mercy Row: A Philadelphia Story

Mercy Row: A Philadelphia Story

by Harry Hallman

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Mercy Row: A Philadelphia Story by Harry Hallman

Mercy Row is a novel set in 1920s and ’30s Philadelphia. It is the story of the rise of a North Philadelphia crime family that was also responsible for building the homes and factories that make up this blue-collar area of the city. Despite the violent trials and tribulations caused by rival gangs from South Philadelphia and Chicago, Jacob Byrne and Franklin Garrett, with the help of the Irish immigrants who settled the Kensington area, build a formidable Irish mob.

This legal and criminal enterprise kept North Philadelphia free from the mafia for two generations. Jacob's and Franklin's organization was built on the blood of those who opposed them, the sweat of the laborers who built North Philly and the tears of the wives and mothers whose loved ones were lost in the struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626753181
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 03/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
File size: 442 KB

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