Murder, Inc: The Story of "the Syndicate"

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Da Capo Press, 1951 - Social Science - 498 pages
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Before "The Sopranos," there was The Syndicate-a ruthless group of men guilty of committing a thousand murders in the late '30s and '40s. From the highest levels of the U.S. government to the lowest levels of street crime, the Syndicate infiltrated everything from gambling to politics. Here is the best-selling account of the gangsters who called themselves "Murder, Inc." from the Assistant District Attorney who sent seven of them to the electric chair.

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Considering this book was written in early 1950, it is little wonder that some of the "facts" are a little askew. Though Mr. Turkus was hands on during the writing (w/apologies to Sid Feder), many new questions and other ideas have developed over the years. This, however, does not take away the blowtorch delivery of this revealing book. Anyone with any curiousity of "the mob" would be derelict not to read this informative book. My only complaint is, at least in my edition, there are no photos nor is there an index, appendix, or footnotes. 

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About the author (1951)

Burton B. Turkus was an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. Sid Feder was a veteran journalist.

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