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Mob City (Reno) [Kindle Edition]

Al Moe
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Book Description

Reno was the first US city to fully embrace its destiny as a gaming capital, and even before gaming was legalized in 1931 the city was the one place gangsters from Chicago and the Midwest wanted to go for safety, sanctuary, and of course the booze, the broads, and the banking services to launder their kidnapping and hold-up loot.

Bank robbers like Alvin Karpis, kidnappers like Ma Barker and her sons, and even “Baby Face" Nelson came to stay, play, and enjoy the show.

Reno had it all, and they had their own Mob who controlled the vices, legal or otherwise. Eventually Lucky Luciano, Tony Accardo, Sam Giancana and others took note, and joined the easy profits and the skim in Reno. This is the true story. The story of four men who ran things with no remorse. Coercion, arson, murder…………

This is a fun, easy-reading book, not as detailed about Goldfield and Tonopah as “The Roots of Reno." Mob City: Reno centers on the gangs, the swindles, and the casinos. Enjoy!


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  • File Size: 4874 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1493556924
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GM0JCAG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Regardless if your opinion of organized crime you will find this book fascinating and exciting. Nevada in the early days really had nothing to offer until the mob saw its potential. This book details the dealing of the east coast and the west coast mafia and their battles for the control of Reno, Nevada. This book tells you where the bodies and who done it. You will learn so much about the mob you might be afraid to start your car in the morning. This was one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars July 11, 2014
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I enjoyed this book. I knew a little bit about Las Vegas, but nothing about Reno.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 3, 2014
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A quick read. Never knew that all this went on in Reno
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5.0 out of 5 stars interesting June 19, 2014
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Use to live in Reno and this was an interesting read. We all know how Las Vegas started but never knew about Reno.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining History of Reno and the Mob June 1, 2014
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This is a concise, entertaining, well-written history of the mob's role in the development of Reno, Nevada. The period covered is roughly from 1900 through the 1960s, with a focus on significant events throughout the years, particularly those involving criminal mischief and organized crime. Moe names the main players, includes photographs, and tells their stories with energy, verve, and humor, moves at a fast pace, and never writes a boring sentence. Among the players are George Wingfield, Nick Adelman, James McCay, Bill Graham, John Pettriciani, criminal celebrities (Ma Barker, Baby Face Nelson, etc.), Eddie Sahati, Sam Giancana, show biz and political figures (Sinatra, Dean Martin, JFK, Marilyn), and Lucky Luciano. The chapters move through the years in terms of players, major events, ups and downs, and fun and games involved--illegal booze, drugs, gambling, prostitution, swindles, bribery, skimming, money laundering, and so forth. This is a rich and wonderfully entertaining book. It was well researched, and includes a bibliography. Recommended to readers with an interest in Reno history and organized crime.
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More About the Author

Al W Moe is the author of five nonfiction books and a novel. As a casino fanatic, he toured the clubs of Nevada taking 100's of photos and gathering interviews and stories from everyone he could convince to talk to him - from slot change people to casino owners.

His non-fiction works chronicle the early days of Nevada casinos and relate the stories of how the Mob influenced gaming, how a "new" face, Howard Hughes, ushered in a change to corporate ownership, and how the casinos have expanded over the years. Each book includes dozens of vintage photos from Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and other Nevada cities.

Moe is also an avid blogger with several popular blogs on sites like Casino Gaming at About.com His latest work for aspiring bloggers is, "The Ultimate Key to Bogging Success," which takes an aspiring blogger from inception and ideas to publicizing, expanding readership, and making long-term money with a blog.

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