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Luciano, Lucky 1897-1962

Works: 98 works in 252 publications in 7 languages and 10,266 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Experimental films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Oral histories 
Classifications: HV6248.L92, B
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The last testament of Lucky Luciano by Martin A Gosch( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only account of the life of the man known as the "Boss of Bosses." Charles "Lucky" Luciano was an Italian-born, naturalized American mobster born in Sicily. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families and the establishment of the first Commission. He was, along with his associate Meyer Lansky, instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States. Lucky Luciano's posthumous memoirs may well have cost him his life. The partner of Meyer Lanksy and Bugsy Siegel, the man who created and controlled the "Commission" and the set down the rules, wanted to have his side of the story on record. It turns out that most of Luciano's criminal activity coincides with the history of the Mafia in America in the first half of the twentieth century and beyond. In preparation for a film of his life story, the famous New York gangster living in a golden exile in Naples recounted the main incidents of his life to producer Martin A. Gosch. Back in the United States, the new leaders of the Mafia were not pleased about the project that had almost reached completion and was ready to be turned into a screenplay. It is almost certain that their displeasure was communicated to "Charlie Lucky" with a hint to forget about the idea altogether. But Luciano went ahead anyway, compelled by the need to tell all and in some way offer an explanation about a life of crime. After taking a sip of espresso coffee at Naples airport as he waited for Gosch to land, Luciano died of a massive heart attack. Or was it something else? The film was never made, so this book remains the only account of the life of the man known as the "Boss of Bosses."
Godfathers collection : the true history of the Mafia( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five documentaries chronicling the rise of the Mafia, from its birth in Sicily to its proliferation in the United States, focusing on the Genovese family, Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Siegel, and Meyer Lansky
Lucky Luciano : memoires van een gangster by Martin A Gosch( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucky Luciano, testament by Martin A Gosch( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth of the American Mafia( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Birth of the American Mafia," highlights the arrival of the Italians from Sicily, with Al Capone and Lucky Luciano
L'ultimo testamento di Lucky Luciano by Martin A Gosch( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Găng-xtơ đặc sản Hoa Kỳ : tự thuật của Luciano, người cà̂m đà̂u tỏ̂ chức găng-xtơ ở Mỹ qua hai cuộc đại chié̂n by Martin A Gosch( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Vietnamese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Italianamerican and the Big shave by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Profiles the experiences of Italian-American immigrants through the eyes and lives of one couple, Catherine and Charlie Scorsese. Includes informal footage of the family at the dinner table, reminiscences about the Scorsese family in Sicily and New York, period footage of New York City, and treasured family snapshots
La guía definitiva para la Mafia : John Gotti, Lucky Luciano, Paul Castellano, Joe Colombo, Carlo Gambino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Este documental nos muestra cómo es que funciona la Mafia y cómo es que Michael Franzense sigue vivo, ya que la única forma de salir de este negocio es en un ataúd
The Luciano story by Sid Feder( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Front cover: The inside facts about the greatest criminal conspiracy in history, and the mastermind behind it. Back cover: ...The authors trace the steps of Luciano -- born Salvatore Lucania in Sicily in 1897 -- through the jungle of gangsterdom to his ultimate role as the underworld's No. 1 man .... Houston Chronicle: ...Two veteran newsmen essay here the inside story of ... the Cicilian Salvatore Lucania who became infamous as Lucky Luciano, gangster mastermind and boss of dope rackets and compulsory prostitution in New York City from 1919 until he was put away under sentence of 30 to 50 years as a result of the combined efforts of Special Prosecutor Tom Dewey and his blue-ribbon jury
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Lucky Luciano : the real and the fake gangster54The devil himself : a novelLuciano's luckHavana nocturne : how the mob owned Cuba-- and then lost it to the revolutionThe case against Lucky Luciano : New York's most sensational vice trialThe Luciano storyLucky Luciano : chairman of the mob
Alternative Names
Charles Luciano

Laimingasis Lučianas

Laki Lučano

Lakijs Lučāno

Li︠u︡chano, Laki 1897-1962

Lucania, Charles Salvadore

Lucania, Salvadore

Lucania, Salvatore

Lucania Salvatore 1897-1962

Luciana, Salvatore 1897-1962

Luciano, Charles.

Luciano Charles 1897-1962

Luciano, Lucky

Luciano, Lucky 1897-1962

Luciano, Lucky 1898-1962

Lucky Luciano criminale italiano

Lucky Luciano criminel italien

Lucky Luciano criminel italo-américain

Lucky Luciano italiensk-amerikansk mafioso og forbryter.

Lucky Luciano mafioso italiano naturalizzato statunitense

Lucky Luciano przestępca amerykański

Lucky Luciano szicíliai születésű amerikai maffiózó

Lucky Luciano US-amerikanischer Mobster

Salvatore Lucania Amerikaans misdadiger (1897-1962)

Λάκι Λουτσιάνο

Лаки Лучано

Лъки Лучано

Чарльз Лучано

Լակի Լուչանո

לאקי לוצ'יאנו

לאקי לוצ'יאנו מראשי עולם הפשע בארצות הברית

لوكي لوتشيانو زعيم عصابة

لوچیانوی خوش‌شانس

لوچیانوی خوش‌شانس گانگستر آمریکایی

ლაკი ლუჩიანო

러키 루치아노