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If you have an interest or need for information about the cops, crooks and criminologists who shaped crime and law enforcement throughout history, this is the book for you. From bank robbers and godfathers to ballistics experts and courtroom crusaders, the authors present the bold and cunning, the righteous and resourceful, all in one volume. Biographies (and some photos) of 600 people covering a period from 2100 B.C. to the present Hammurabi, who came up with the 'eye for an eye'...
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Subtitled " How the Mob Owned Cuba...and Then Lost it to the Revolution". To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob - with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket - owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented tourism boom complete with the most lavish entertainment,...
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Subtitled "My Life of Crime in the Chicago Police Department", Mob Cop tells about former Chicago police officer and Outfit associate Fred Pascente as the man who links Tony Spilotro, a central character in Nicholas Pileggi��_��s Casino and one of Chicago��_��s most notori��__ous mob figures, to William Hanhardt, chief of detectives of the Chicago Police Department. Pascente and Spilotro grew up together on Chicago��_��s Near West Side, and as young toughs they were rousted and shaken down by...
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Subtitled "Inside Scotland Yard's Special Collection". This October��_��for the first time ever��_��never-before-seen-objects from the London Metropolitan Police��_��s Crime Museum will go on public display in a major new exhibition opening at the Museum of London. Since its establishment by serving officers in 1875, the Crime Museum has previously only been open to police professionals and invited guests.Using original evidence from this extraordinary collection, The Crime Museum Uncovered...
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The Las Vegas Chronicles' assembles the true stories of the city’s most conniving mobsters and how they ran Sin City during its heyday. Pairing McLean’s personal experience working in Las Vegas with his vivid investigative style of writing, this beautifully illustrated book gives you a unique look into the history of this extraordinary city. Uncover the Hollywood myth behind Bugsy Siegel and his wacko schemes for the Flamingo Hotel, and witness the real evolution of the fabulous...
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Subtitled 'America's Most Ruthless Labor Racketeer'. The Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter is the first biography of the only organized crime boss to be executed in the United States. As a labor racketeer who controlled New York��_��s Lower East Side garment industry, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter became the overseer of the notorious killing-on-assignment machine know as "Murder Inc." Impeccably researched by organized crime historian Paul R. Kavieff, this book traces his story from childhood,...