The Mob and the CityThe Mob and the City



Forget what you think you know about the Mafia. After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime.

Author: C. Alexander Hortis

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616149246

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Page: 382

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Forget what you think you know about the Mafia. After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime. Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the first full-length book devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in New York City during the 1930s through 1950s. Based on exhaustive research of archives and secret files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, author and attorney C. Alexander Hortis draws on the deepest collection of primary sources, many newly discovered, of any history of the modern mob. Shattering myths, Hortis reveals how Cosa Nostra actually obtained power at the inception. The author goes beyond conventional who-shot-who mob stories, providing answers to fresh questions such as: * Why did the Sicilian gangs come out on top of the criminal underworld? * Can economics explain how the Mafia families operated? * What was the Mafia's real role in the drug trade? * Why was Cosa Nostra involved in gay bars in New York since the 1930s? Drawing on an unprecedented array of primary sources, The Mob and the City is the most thorough and authentic history of the Mafia's rise to power in the early-to-mid twentieth century.

The Council Book of the Corporation of the City of CorkThe Council Book of the Corporation of the City of Cork



THE MAYOR'S HOUSE ATTACKED BY THE MOB . 1 1 . Mr. Mayor having this
day produced in Council a paper importing a subscription for a sum of money for
the better providing bread and corn for the use of this City at this time of scarcity ...

Author: Cork, Ireland (City). Corporation

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89034902072

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Breaking the MobBreaking the Mob



Friel also tells of his efforts to save an innocent man convicted of two mob murders from the electric air.

Author: Francis Friel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595000500

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Page: 452

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Between 1981 and 1989, Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo was boss of one of the most violent gangs in the history of organized crime, the Philadelphia-Atlantic City mob. Friel describes Scarfo's rise to power, his bloody feud with his arch rival, and the rise and fall of Scarfo's "Young Executioners," who used the streets of Philadelphia as their murder playground. Friel also tells of his efforts to save an innocent man convicted of two mob murders from the electric air.

History of the United States of America from the First Settlement of the CountryHistory of the United States of America from the First Settlement of the Country



It had flames ; while stores of sugar , molasses , and been determined that the
demand made by provisions were destroyed or distributed among the federal
commander should be submitted the mob . to the city council . Delay and
hesitation on ...

Author: John Howard Hinton

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:51715507

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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful KnowledgeProceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge



Under no circumstances should the trains be run directly into the city which is
under control of the mob ; such action would be in the highest degree imprudent ,
as the mob would , in all probability , be waiting for the troops at the depots , and
 ...

Author: American Philosophical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101017380898

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Gotham UnboundGotham Unbound



The first half of Gotham Unbound is devoted to the ways organized crime became entrenched in six economic sectors and institutions of the city - the garment district, Fulton Fish Market, freight at JFK Airport, construction, the Jacob ...

Author: James B. Jacobs

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814742471

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Page: 328

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Women's Studies: Essential Readings provides a wide range of readers with an entirely comprehensive selection of ever 140 readings on women's studies, representing the entire diversity of current feminist thinking. The book is a divided into fourteen sections that reflect primary topics within women's studies, covering theory and perspectives, including: feminist social theory; psychological and psychoanalytic theory; cross-cultural perspectives and historical perspectives, as well as themes such as: education and work; marriage and motherhood; sexuality; the law; crime and deviance; politics and the state; science, medicine and reproductive technology; language and gender; feminist literary criticism; and the media tool Features: Introductions to each section provide an overview of the main issues and debates. Commentaries on each extract locate the work of individual authors within wider debates and identify the perspective from which they are writing. Each section contains a guide to further reading.

Big Apple GangstersBig Apple Gangsters



He also profiles many of the colorful gangsters who followed in the footsteps of gangland’s original founders. Throughout the book Sussman provides fascinating portraits of a who’s who of gangland.

Author: Jeffrey Sussman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538134054

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Page: 236

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The great founding figures of organized crime in the 20th century were born and bred in New York City, and the city was the basis of their operations. Beginning with Prohibition and going on through many illegal activities the mob became a major force and its tentacles reached into virtually every enterprise, whether legal or illegal: gambling, boxing, labor racketeering, stock fraud, illegal unions, prostitution, food service, garment manufacturing, construction, loan sharking, hijacking, extortion, trucking, drug dealing – you name it the mob controlled it. The men who organized crime in America were the sons of poor immigrants. They were hungry for success and would use whatever means available to achieve their goals. They were not interested in religious identity and ethnic identity. Their syndicate of criminals was made up, primarily of Italians and Jews, but also Irish and black gangsters who could further their ambitions. Their sole objective was always the same – money. It began with Arnold Rothstein, who not only helped to fix the 1919 World Series, but who also mentored and financed the individuals who would control organized crime for decades. Individuals such as Frank Costello, Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Siegel, Joe Adonis, and Meyer Lansky, who would then follow suit setting up other criminal organizations. They established rules of governance, making millions of dollars for themselves and their cohorts. All the organized crime bosses and their cohorts had the same modus operandi: they were far-seeing opportunists who took advantage of every illegal opportunity that came their way for making money. Big Apple Gangsters: The Rise and Decline of the Mob in New York reveals just how influential the mob in New York City was during the 20th century. Jeffrey Sussman entertainingly digs into the origins of organized crime in the 20th century by looking at the corporate activity that dominated this one city and how these entrepreneurial bosses supported successful criminal enterprises in other cities. He also profiles many of the colorful gangsters who followed in the footsteps of gangland’s original founders. Throughout the book Sussman provides fascinating portraits of a who’s who of gangland. His narrative moves excitingly and entertainingly through the pivotal events and history of organized crime, explaining the birth, growth, maturation, and decline of various illegal enterprises in New York. He also profiles those who prosecuted the mob and won significant verdicts that ended many careers, responsible for bringing many organized crime figures to their knees and then delivering a series of coups de grace – such as Burton Turkus, Thomas Dewey, Robert Kennedy, and Rudolph Giuliani.

The Memorial History of the City of New YorkThe Memorial History of the City of New York



Doors and windows were assailed by the mob with pavingstones which were
piled in heaps along the street ... Recorder Frederick A . Tallmadge , who
represented the city authorities in the absence of Mayor Woodhull , was told that
unless the ...

Author: James Grant Wilson

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ISBN: UOM:39015008609805

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A directory of New York City for 1665, vol. 1, p. 338-340.

The MobThe Mob



A history of organized crime in New York documents the political chicanery, criminal corruption, and mob families and leaders from the pre-Tammany Hall days to the present

Author: Virgil W. Peterson

Publisher: Green Hill Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015046829852

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Page: 543

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A history of organized crime in New York documents the political chicanery, criminal corruption, and mob families and leaders from the pre-Tammany Hall days to the present

The Volcano Under the CityThe Volcano Under the City



The mob resisted vigorously for a few moments , but the blows of the locust clubs
were falling on them like rain . The ground was strewn with disabled ruffians , two
of whom were .afterwards found to have been killed outright . Onward pressed ...

Author: William O. Stoddard

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435055097687

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Page: 350

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An account of the draft-riot of 1863, New York.

Garden State GanglandGarden State Gangland



And many of the stories have never been told. Deitche weaves his narrative through significant, as well as some lesser-known, mob figures who were vital components in the underworld machine.

Author: Scott M. Deitche

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442267305

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Page: 236

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The Mafia in the United States might be a shadow of its former self, but in the New York/New Jersey metro area, there are still wiseguys and wannabes working scams, extorting businesses, running gambling, selling drugs, and branching out into white collar crimes. And they are continuing a tradition that’s over 100 years old. Some of the most powerful mobsters on a national level were from New Jersey, and they spread their tentacles down to Florida, across the Atlantic, and out to California. And many of the stories have never been told. Deitche weaves his narrative through significant, as well as some lesser-known, mob figures who were vital components in the underworld machine. New Jersey’s organized crime history has been one of the most colorful in the country, serving as the home of some of the most powerful, as well as below-the-radar, mobsters in the Country. And though overshadowed by the emphasis on New York City, the mob and New Jersey have, over the years, become synonymous, in both pop culture and in law enforcement. But for all the press that has been dedicated to the mob and New Jersey, for all the law enforcement activity against the mob, and for all the pop culture references, there has never truly been an examination of the rise of the mob in New Jersey from a historical perspective. Until now. In Garden State Gangland, Scott M. Deitche sets the historical record straight by providing the first overall history of the mob in New Jersey, from the early turn of the century Black Hand gangs to the present, and looks at how influential they were was, not only to goings-on the Garden State but across the New York metro region and the country as a whole.

The Story of the Volunteer Fire Department of the City of New YorkThe Story of the Volunteer Fire Department of the City of New York



The mob became highly exasperated at his conduct , and threatened to take his
life if he repeated the act . On the front steps of the ... He said it would be a lasting
disgrace to them and to the City of New York . “ These remarks seemed to have ...

Author: George William Sheldon

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:086426925

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Page: 575

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The City of the Saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to CaliforniaThe City of the Saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to California



An extensive apostasy befell during this month in Kirtland , Ohio ; and the " Safety
Society Bank ” failed , to the great scandal of Mormondom . 1838. Jan. 12. Mr.
Joseph Smith , jun . , and Sidney Rigdon fled from Kirtland to escape mob ...

Author: Richard Francis Burton

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000075900

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Page: 574

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Memorial History of the City of PhiladelphiaMemorial History of the City of Philadelphia



To this felicitous appeal the mob responded with cheers , and the mayor
departing , the hall was at their mercy . With the sympathy or indifference of the
rest , a part of them attacked the building . Bursting open the doors , some ran
inside ...

Author: John Russell Young

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000060366146

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Reports of State TrialsReports of State Trials



About , city , which the magistrates therefore did , inhalf - past ten the 14th again
returned to their forming him , at the same time , that they could quarters , being
followed by the mob and pelted not relieve him from his responsibility in this with
 ...

Author: Great Britain. State Trials Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HX6CXP

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The Historical RecordThe Historical Record



On the 18th of June , he proclaimed the city of Nauvoo under martial law , and
issued the following proclamation : " To the ... I have good reason to fear that a
mob is organizing to come upon this city , and plunder and destroy said city , as
well ...

Author:

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ISBN: UCAL:B3473562

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