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Download Epub ↠ The Mob and the City 382 pages × C. alexander hortis ☆ 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 crimeInformative authoritative and eye opening this is the first full length bookForget what you think you know about the Mafia  After reading this book even life long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crimeInformative 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 se The Mob and the City gives an overview of the New York Mafia from the late 1920s to the late 1950s What makes this book different and what makes it stand out is the amount of research that went into making this work and its accuracy He goes into details of the Castellammarese War and the 1957 Apalachin meeting that no one else has even touched He did this by digging into the archival records in New York Maryland and Washington DC and analyzed them like only a lawyer can Beyond that Hortis is a good writer The book is a good read and his style keeps you interested Once I started reading a chapter I was almost forced to continue to the end because of his storytelling skills Hortis also went after several myths like the Mafia's avoidance of drugs He provides a long list of names that leaves the reader without having any doubt that the Mafia was deep in the drug trade I believe Hortis's book would be an invaluable addition for the reader interested in Mafia and organized crime studies True Crime American History and New York History

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Cret 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 mobShattering 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 uestions such as      Why did the Sicilia Hortis demolishes what we thought we knew about the Mob and builds a new history upon a solid foundation of exclusive documentary evidence and superb insight The Mob and the City is essential reading for all who seek to truly understand the phenomenon of organized crime in America's most populous city

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The Mob and the City N 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 Having read hundreds of books relating to the Italian Mafia in the United States The mob and the City by C Alexander Hortis turned out to be a pleasant surprise Not only gives the book a very accurate account of the rise of the New York Mafia from the 1920s up to the 1950s the result of extensive research Hortis actually managed to provide readers with plenty of information that can not be found in any of the already existing books dealing with the same subject Always wondered about the extent of influence the New York mob had on the waterfront in the narcotics trade and in New York City's nightlife? The Mob and the City has the answers I would recommend The Mob and the City to anyone with an interest in the American Mafia or the shady side of NYC This is just one of those rare books that deserves a prominent place on any bookshelf