Quick comment on Steve's review. I'm not going to dispute opinions of writing style or grammatical errors. I want to clarify a factual error he mentioned. The City of Tampa was incorporated in 1855. However, the charter was suspended in 1862 (then reorganized, and resuspended). Modern Tampa was not incorporated in it's present form until August 11, 1873. Also Red Italiano retired to New Orleans before finishing his days in Mexico. I appreciate everyone taking the time to review my book. I have 2-3 more Tampa (and a few non-Tampa) OC-related books on the horizon, including one on Santo Trafficante Jr. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Scott M. Deitche was born and raised in central New Jersey. He has had a number of articles published on organized crime and its manifestations in Florida. His work and research on the topic has been featured on Fox-TV.He resides in St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife and daughter. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Reads like a history book. Dry and colorless. Just an endless string of facts and dates interspersed with an equally long list of italian names.Published 1 month ago by Rascal
This is an excellent book about Cigar City Mafia in Tampa Fl. I am recommending to all readers who want to read about the history.Published 2 months ago by rlmtampa
Interesting and well written book. Order this. You will not be disappointed!Published 4 months ago by Kathleen A Decker
I grew up in Tampa. I was 15 years old when I personally caught a glimpse of Mr. Trafficante. He didn't even glare in my direction, but a waiter at La Tropicana Café in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by MobHistoryBuff
my wife born in ybor city remembers that time and actually lived close to one of thoseguys, alot of the names brought back alot of memories for her good bookPublished 10 months ago by John Gately
Never knew there was so much mafia organization in beautiful Tampa and Ybor City. Gives a new perspective to the leaders of Hillsborough County with the same last names.Published 10 months ago by boopster
If you love history this is great. It's an awesome account of Tampa history done in such a way that you never want to put the book down! Great book!Published 11 months ago by cheri