Gangsters and Organized Crime in Buffalo: History, Hits and Headquarters

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Take a tour of Buffalo, NY's mobster and mafia history. Local mob expert reveals gangsters' stories, hangouts and more. Buffalo has housed its fair share of thugs and mobsters. Besides common criminals and bank robbers, a powerful crime family headed by local boss Stefano Magaddino emerged in the 1920s. Close to Canada, Niagara Falls and Buffalo were perfect avenues through which to transport booze, and Magaddino and his Mafiosi maintained a stranglehold on the city until his death in 1974. Local mob expert Michael Rizzo takes a tour of Buffalo's mafia exploits everything from these brutal gangsters' favorite hangouts to secret underground tunnels to murder.
ISBN: 9781609495640
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: True Crime
Images: 79
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael Rizzo was born and raised in the suburbs of Buffalo. History was not his first love, but after purchasing an 1893 house in Buffalo, a light bulb went off in his head. He released his first book in 2005 and has not stopped since.
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