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Crime Incorporated : The Inside Story of the Mafia's First 100 Years - William Balsamo

Crime Incorporated

The Inside Story of the Mafia's First 100 Years

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Based on previously unavailable information and nearly two decades of research, Crime Incorporated reveals for the first time all the unsavory facts of the Mob’s bloody evolution from a gang of uncouth, bumbling killers into the highly organized, smoothly running “corporation” it is today.  William Balsamo, great-nephew of the first godfather, Don Giuseppe — “Battista” — Balsamo, and George Carpozi, Jr. disclose the Mob’s savage beginnings in the group of Italian immigrants — the “Black Hand” — who tore control of New York’s waterfronts away from the Irish racketeers — the “White Hand” — and went from there.  They trace the Black Hand’s coalescence into an organization whose insidious influence reached across the country and into a presidential administration.

Crime Incorporated explores the horrifying facts behind the rise and fall of the Mob’s most notorious leaders and goes behind the headlines of Rudolph Giuliani’s pursuit of the Mob — the Pizza Connection and Commission trials — to cite with chilling clarity the Mafia’s control over daily life in America. Crime Incorporated reads like a novel. But it is frightening, deadly truth.

Dedicationp. iv
Introductionp. v
Amorte ... He Deserved Itp. 1
Those Dirty Black Hand Ginzosp. 7
Buona Sera, Signorep. 19
Ambush of Sagaman's Hallp. 35
The Godfather Is Thinking of Retirement--But Not Just Yetp. 50
Shooting at Stauch's Dance Hallp. 68
Charleston Eddie's Last Sunday Matinee Flickp. 81
Furman Street Finalep. 96
A Botched Jobp. 112
Robbing Hood a Robin Hoodp. 119
Always Kill a Brother for Revengep. 126
Mistaken Identityp. 139
One for My Fatherp. 145
Two More for Papap. 152
Wild Bill Lovett, R.I.P.p. 165
The Price Warp. 175
The Year of Vesuviusp. 181
New Heights of Powerp. 195
The Adonis Club Christmas Massacrep. 202
'We'll See Them Kid ..."p. 211
Scarface Al Capone: King of the Underworldp. 219
The St. Valentine's Day Massacrep. 233
The Last Days of Scarface Alp. 241
The Castellammarese Warp. 246
The Rise, The Reign, and Fall of Charles Lucky Lucianop. 253
From Luciano to Genovese to Costello--and an Intimate Glimpse into Yet Another Underworld Hitp. 263
Thomas E. Dewey: A Racket Buster without Flair or Flamboyance ... But with Lots of Cloutp. 267
The Half Moon Hop; A Very Last Word on How Abe Reles Diedp. 275
The Untold Story; Why and How Tom Dewey Gave Lucky Luciano a Walkp. 286
Vito Genovese Is Back and Wants Frank Costello's Scalpp. 291
Now Genovese Aims for Albert Anastasia's Scalpp. 300
The Gallo-Profaci Warp. 310
Joe Bonanno Invents the Unique Bunk-Bed Coffin--The Latest Wrinkle in Getting Rid of Bodiesp. 319
The Colombo-Gallo Warp. 329
The Nixon Administration and the Mafiap. 340
The Mafia's Hold on the United States--The Commission Trialp. 349
The Pizza Connection; Hold the Pepperoni, Heavy on the Heroin, and Thick on the Doughp. 363
The Giuliani Offensivep. 372
Afterwordp. 379
Indexp. 389
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ISBN: 9780882820736
ISBN-10: 0882820737
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st April 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 3.07
Weight (kg): 0.64