Supermob: How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Power Brokers

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 12 déc. 2008 - 640 pages
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This is investigative reporter Gus Russo's most explosive book yet, the remarkable story of the "Supermob"-a cadre of men who, over the course of decades, secretly influenced nearly every aspect of American society. Presenting startling revelations about such famous members as Jules Stein, Joe Glaser, Ronald Reagan, Lew Wasserman, and John Jacob Factor-as well as infamous, low-profile members-Russo pulls the lid off of a half-century of criminal infiltration into American business, politics, and society.

At the heart of it all is Sidney "The Fixer" Korshak, who from the 1940s until his death in the 1990s was not only the most powerful lawyer in the world, according to the FBI, but the enigmatic player behind countless twentieth-century power mergers, political deals, and organized crime chicaneries.
 

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SUPERMOB: How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Power Brokers

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There are two kinds of power: the visible and the invisible. Those who wield the latter, writes Russo (Live by the Sword, 1998, etc.), are scarier, more pervasive and harder to bust.Witness the ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

The Lawyer from Lawndale
1
From Lawndale to the Seneca to the Underworld
24
Birds of a Feather
56
Kaddish for California
74
The Future Is in Real Estate
91
Hell Thats What You Had to Do in Those Days to Get By
116
Scenes from Hollywood Part One
147
Jimmy Bobby and Sidney
162
Scenes from Hollywood Part Two
328
A Sunny Place for Shady People
337
Coming Under Attack
360
From Hoffa to Hollywood
373
From Dutch Sandwiches to Dutch Reagan
402
Airing Dirty Laundry and Laundering Dirty Money
426
Pursued by the Fourth Estate
445
The True Untouchables
473

Forty Years in the Desert
195
Paul Lew and Ronnie in California
227
The New Frontier
246
Bistro Days
275
He Could Never Walk Away from Those People
296
Legacies
506
Acknowledgments
529
Notes
549
Bibliography
587
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Gus Russo is the author of The Outfit: The Role of Chicago's Underworld in the Shaping of Modern America and Live by the Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK. He is an investigative reporter who has worked for various major television networks, including PBS, where he was a lead reporter for the award-winning Frontline series.

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