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Lucky Luciano : the rise and fall of a mob boss

Author: William Donati
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes scholarship on Luciano to a new level. Topics include: the complex structure of the New York City bordellos and the takeover; his role in the expansion of the international heroin trade; and the shocking attempt to sexually frame a member of prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey's staff in a desperate bid to overturn Luciano's conviction"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Lucky Luciano; Lucky Luciano
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Donati
ISBN: 9780786446667 0786446668
OCLC Number: 475664225
Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Charley Lucky --
City of vice --
Rise to power --
Love's illusion --
Sex underworld --
The takeover --
Rotten to the core --
Soulless creatures --
Lamster --
The big pinch --
The trial --
The verdict --
Betrayal --
Poisonously false --
No. 92168 --
Cuba --
The final years.
Responsibility: William Donati.

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Using fresh research on the investigation, arrest, and conviction of Lucky Luciano to delve deep into the sexual and criminal underworld of New York City, topics in this book include: the complex  Read more...

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"those interested in taking a closer look at New York's heyday as 'Sin City' will certainly get their fix in this book"--Epoch Times.

 
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