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Item #: 9781483955551 -
Las Vegas was the Mob's greatest venture and most spectacular success, and through 40 years of frenzy, murder, deceit, scams and skimming, the FBI listened in on phone taps and did virtually nothing to stop the fun. This is the truth about the Mob's control of the casinos in Vegas like you've never heard it before, from start to finish. Two of the nation's most powerful crime family bosses went to prison in the 1930's: Al Capone and Lucky Luciano. Frank Nitti took over the...
Item #: 9780425229866 -
Subtitled 'The Shocking Frame-Up of a Mafia Crime Buster'. The riveting front-page news story of an FBI agent falsely accused of ordering four mob hits. FBI agent Lin DeVecchio was a key player in the New York Mafia wars from the late seventies through the early nineties. Yet despite his stunning success fighting organized crime, DeVecchio was accused of taking bribes, selling information to the man who was his informant, and even personally ordering four mob hits. Who went after Lin...
Item #: 9780983703730 -
Subtitled "The Story of the Mafia's Most Infamous gambling Den." A history of organized crime in Warren and Trumbull County (Ohio), featuring stories on Jimmy Munsene, the notorious Farah Brothers, Detroit Mobster Frank Cammarata, Anthony "Tony Dope" Delsanger and others. 314 Pgs. 2013
Item #: 9791569801740 -
Subtitled "The Strange Case of Touhy, Jake the Barber and the Kidnapping That Never Happened'. When Prohibition ruled America in the 1920's, it produced a lawless decade and lawless citizens. A mob boss like Al Capone became not only the era's leading bootlegger but also a pioneer and kingpin in the union extortion racket, a golden source of easy money and underworld power. But there was another major crime figure in the windy city as well; a gangster who emerged from the poverty-drenched...
Item #: 9780977065806 -
The author asks: What is it about Las Vegas that captivates us? Is it how the skim worked at the Stardust and how millions of dollars walked out the door uncounted? Or what really happened when Frank Sinatra threw a chair at the casino boss of the Sands? Did you ever hear the story about how some very bad Vegas guys rigged the gin rummy games at the Friars Club and took a bunch of famous people to the cleaners? Howard Hughes had some weird notions about the Silver Slipper and put his money...
Item #: 9780977065813 -
Vegas in the '50s and '60s was another world. The days when small-time gamblers like the author, in town with his wife for a weekend of shows and great food, could ride down the elevator at a Strip hotel with Lucille Ball, get an A table at the Versailles Room at the Riviera to see Rowan and Martin with Edie Adams opening, and laugh until it hurt when Buddy Hackett played the old Congo Room at the Sahara. Behind the scenes, the Mob ran Vegas. Behind-the-headlines stories about the men, the...