The Resource A bloody business : the rise of organized crime in America, by Dylan Struzan ; [illustrated by Drew Struzan]

A bloody business : the rise of organized crime in America, by Dylan Struzan ; [illustrated by Drew Struzan]

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A bloody business : the rise of organized crime in America
Title
A bloody business
Title remainder
the rise of organized crime in America
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by Dylan Struzan ; [illustrated by Drew Struzan]
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eng
Summary
In 1919, the National Prohibition Act was passed, making it illegal across America to produce, distribute, or sell liquor. With this act, the U.S. Congress also created organized crime as we know it. Italian, Jewish, and Irish mobs sprang up to supply the suddenly illegal commodity to the millions of people still eager to drink it. Men like Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky, Dutch Schultz and Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone in Chicago and Nucky Johnson in Atlantic City, waged a brutal war for power in the streets and on the waterfronts. But if you think you already know this story...think again, since you've never seen it through the eyes of one of the mobsters who lived it. Called "one of the most significant organized crime figures in the United States" by the U.S. District Attorney, Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo was just 15 years old when Prohibition became law. Over the next decade, Alo would work side by side with Lansky and Luciano as they navigated the brutal underworld of bootlegging, thievery and murder. Alo's later career included prison time and the ultimate Mob tribute: being immortalized as "Johnny Ola" in The Godfather, Part II. Introduced to the 91-year-old Alo living in retirement in Florida, Dylan Struzan based this book on more than 50 hours of recorded testimony--stories Alo had never shared, and that he forbid her to publish until "after I'm gone." Alo died, peacefully, two months short of his 97th birthday. And now his stories--bracing and violent, full of intrigue and betrayal, hunger and hubris--can finally be told
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Former mobster Vincent Alo describes what it was like working with Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano to distribute liquor after it became illegal during Prohibition
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10772759
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BT
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Struzan, Dylan
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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fiction
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Struzan, Drew
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  • Alo, Vincent
  • Organized crime
  • Racketeering
  • United States
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adult
Label
A bloody business : the rise of organized crime in America, by Dylan Struzan ; [illustrated by Drew Struzan]
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Hard Case Crime edition.
Extent
638 pages
Isbn
9781785657702
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A bloody business : the rise of organized crime in America, by Dylan Struzan ; [illustrated by Drew Struzan]
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Hard Case Crime edition.
Extent
638 pages
Isbn
9781785657702
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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