Murder, Inc.: The Mafia's Hit Men in New York City

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Beginning in the 1920s, an all-star team of goons, gunmen and garrotters transformed America's criminal landscape. Its membership was diverse; the mob recruited men from all ethnicities and religious backgrounds. Most were natives of the Big Apple, handpicked from the city's toughest neighborhoods: Brownsville, Ocean Hill, Flushing. So prolific were their exploits that the media soon dubbed this bevy of hired hands Murder, Incorporated. The brainchild of aging mob bosses, including Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, this ruthless hit squad quickly captured America's attention, making headlines coast to coast for over two decades. As for who these men were and how their partnership came to be, join author Graham Bell as he sheds light on this dark history of the Mafia's most notorious crime syndicate.
ISBN: 9781609491352
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: True Crime
Images: 16
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Graham Bell works for the mail service in England. He has degrees in politics, law and military history. He has been fascinated by the American Mafia for years. One of his sources is the grandson of a shooter for Al Capone. He has worked as a gold plater, civil servant and lock salesman (he sold a lock to a housewife who was babysitting for the woman who was caught with the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Suttcliffe). He is now working on a book about Robert the Bruce, a medieval Scottish king.
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