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John J. Binder

The Chicago Outfit (Images of America)

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ISBN: 0738523267
Издательство: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 128
Book DescriptioniHow I marvel at [John Binderis] analysis. . . . We could have used [his] expertise during my 21 years on the FBI organized crime squads in Chicago. Where [was he] when we needed him?i oWilliam F. Roemer Jr., authorand former FBI agent (in a letter written in 1993) No business, legitimate or otherwise, has had a more raucous influence on the history of a city than that of the Outfit in Chicago. From the roots of organized crime in the late 19th century to the present day, The Chicago Outfit examines the evolution of the city's underworld, focusing on their business activities and leadership along with the violence and political protection they employed to become the most successful of the Cosa Nostra crime families. Through a vivid and visually stunning collection of images, many of which are published here for the first time, author John Binder tells the story of the people and places of the world of organized crime from a fresh and informed...