- Hardcover: 377 pages
- Publisher: Playboy Press; 1st edition (1975)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0872234061
- ISBN-13: 978-0872234062
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,414,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Playboy's illustrated history of organized crime Hardcover – 1975
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history of organized crime from the early days until the present time. All of the famous gangsters are covered in this book,from
Al Capone,Lucky Luciano,up to the present day Mafia dons. You
are given insight into some of the businesses the the Mafia was
entered into such as gambling and bootlegging. Also recieving good coverage was the evolution of the modern day Mafia through
the takeover of Organized crime by Lucky Luciano,Meyer Lansky,and
Bugsy Seigel. The Mafia presence at the House UN-American activities hearings is also given good coverage. An excellent book on the subject of organized crime. You will not be dissapointed.
The seller was quick to fill the order.It was wrapped so well there was no way it could get damaged in transit.I really appreciate the care they took.I would order from them again in a heartbeat.
Hardcover: cloth over hardback boards with a sewn binding. With dustjacket. Indexed.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The American Dream
Chicago and the Prohibition Years
Slicing Up the Big Apple
War in the Underworld
Happy Days and Hard Times
The Heat's On
V for Victory, Vice, and Vegas
A Little Light on the Syndicate
Perils of Power
Attack on a Hoodlum Empire
The American Nightmare
Remembered this from years ago as stories in the Playboy that held my attention.
Richard Hammer does a fine job of making the characters human.
I would recommend this to anyone interested in the history of organized crime
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used this book to write a research paper during my undergrad years. There is so much information and lots of pictures to go along. Love it!Published 5 months ago by M. Hernandez