Blood and Power: Organized Crime in Twentieth-Century America

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Morrow, 1989 - Political Science - 512 pages
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This is the first general account by a professional historian of American organized crime from the 1920s to the 1980s. Primary sources include manuscript collections, congressional hearings and interviews. 30 photos.

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If you read this book, you will never see government and organized crime in the same ways or as separate again. If you ponder nothing else, try this: Why would anti-organized-crime crusader and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Valentina Tkachenko - Goodreads

Dense, but very worthwhile. There are a lot of names - too many sometimes - but the anecdotes and contextualization make for a fascinating read. Read full review

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Contents

TWO The Fork in the Road
52
THREE Their Own World
77
FOUR The WASP Response
130
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Stephen Fox is an independent scholar who lives in Massachusetts. He has written such highly praised books as "The Mirror Makers: A History of American Advertising and Its Creators" and "Blood and Power: Organized Crime in Twentieth-Century America.

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