This book chronicles gang and gangster history using profiles to tell the rise of the gangster and history of crime in Miami. Known as the Magic City, the book traces gangsters that include the notorious smugglers of the Prohibition era, famous mobsters like Al Capone and Myer Lansky, the Cuban Mafia, the Colombian cartel, the Russian mafia, and the current street gangs that have come to plague Miami after the advent of crack cocaine.
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Ron Chepesiuk is an award-winning investigative journalist, film producer and author. He is a Fulbright scholar, an adjunct professor in the journalism department of UCLA’s Extension Division and a consultant to the History Channel’s “Gangland” documentary series. Mr. Chepesiuk lives outside of Charlotte, South Carolina.Review:
Meet the real Tony Montana's and flinch at their ruthless capacity for extreme violence and murder. Chepesiuk's aptitude for revealing the inner workings of organized crime within a community is once again on display here as the reader is cast into Miami's bloody underbelly. A remarkable achievement by the author. (Steve Morris, Publisher, The New Criminologist)
Chepesiuk provides another fascinating portrait of organized crime in an American city whose uniqueness and location made it a spa for a variety of colorful crimes and criminals. Miami stands as a stark contrast to the comparatively staid underworlds found in the east and Midwest. (Stephen Brodt, Editor, Trends in Organized Crime Journal)
With a sharp eye for detail and a crisp writing style, Ron Chepesiuk peels back the layers of sun-drenched Miami, exposing a history of corruption and crime, stretching from the Mafia to the Colombian cartels to the Russian mob to the little-known Cuban Corporation. It's one of the most complete looks at crime in South Florida. (Scott M. Deitche)
Since the turn of the century, Miami has been a pivotal destination for emerging criminal organizations: the Mafia, Colombian cartels and local street gangs. Ron's latest well written tome, Gangsters of Miami, accurately depicts their dominance, control, and method of operation during Prohibition and their progression to gambling and narcotics. This book is a must read for anyone interested in an historical and colorful account of crime in the Magic City! (Lew Rice - Former Special Agent in Charge, DEA, and author)
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Book Description Barricade Books, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1569803684
Book Description Barricade Books, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111569803684