Shocking Stories of the Cleveland Mob

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They are the dirty little secrets of Cleveland's past, mob guys so good--or so bad--that you rarely hear their stories. Men such as Micky McBride turned newsboys into sluggers, gave bookies a run for suckers' losing bets and created the Cleveland Browns when football was still a sport the players knew how to win. There was the Jewish Navy, taking laundry trucks to Canada and bringing back barges filled with booze. Then there were the rug joints--the Harvard Club, the Beverly Hills Club, the Mounds Club--where Moe Dalitz mastered the art of taking your money and helped build Las Vegas, the best "man trap" in America. Join author Ted Schwarz as he tracks wanted killers through the Statler Hotel and navigates the secret history of the Cleveland mob.
ISBN: 9781596299184
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: True Crime
Images: 40
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
As the Cleveland Plain Dealer put it in April 2009, "Ted Schwarz may be the most prolific author you've never heard of." He's been freelancing full time for nearly forty years. During that time, he's written well over one hundred books and more than three thousand articles and short stories for publications throughout the world. His books have been translated into more than a half dozen languages, and several have been made into documentaries and/or television movies. He has appeared on over three hundred television and radio programs in the United States and Canada, ranging from Larry King Live to Dee Perry's Around Noon for Cleveland's WCPN, the local NPR station.
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