Lucky Luciano The Rise and Fall of a Mob Boss

Publié le par William Donati

Lucky-Luciano-The-Rise-and-Fall-of-a-Mob-Boss.jpgCharley "Lucky" Luciano was instrumental to the development of the American Mafia and supervised the attempt to dominate prostitution in New York City. Not surprisingly, he has been the subject of numerous biographies, exposés, and various works of urban folklore since his death in 1962.

This book takes scholarship on Luciano to a new level, using fresh research on the investigation, arrest, and conviction of Lucky Luciano to delve deep into the sexual and criminal underworld of New York City.

Topics include the complex structure of the New York City bordellos and the takeover that resulted in Luciano's 1936 arrest; his considerable role in the expansion of the international heroin trade; and the shocking attempt to sexually frame a member of prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey's staff in a desperate bid to overturn Luciano's conviction.

ISBN-13: 9780786446667
Author : William Donati
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/12/2010

Meet the Author

William Donati is a professor in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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