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FRANK COSTELLO: Prime Minister Of The Underworld. By Costello’s Personal Attorney For 30 Years.

Wolf, George with Joseph DiMona

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ISBN 10: 0688002560 / ISBN 13: 9780688002565
Published by NY. 1974. William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1974
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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black & black ½ cloth hardbound 8vo. 8º (octavo). dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges minor edge soiling. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in near fine cond. spine chipped at top, couple of tiny tears, not price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~first edition. first printing ( # 1 in # line). 266p. 32 b&w photo illustrations. biography. true crime. american history. politics. organized crime. the commission. five families. mafia. cosa nostra. conspiracy theory. secret societies. black hand. al capone. frank rizzo. fiorello laguardia. dutch schultz. bugsy (uh.sorry) benjamin siegel. meyer lansky. lucky luciano. thomas e. dewey. huey long. louis "lepke" buchalter. murder inc. estes kefauver. tammany hall. virginia hill. flamingo hotel. willie morretti. vincent the chin gigante. vito genovese. ~ For the first time a friend and confidant of a Mafia chieftain tells the inside story of what It Is like to be the capo di capo re, the Boss of All Bosses. For thirty years George Wolf served as the personal lawyer to Frank Costello, the most colorful and powerful man who ever ruled the underworld. It is all here: Costello's adventure~filled career as a rumrunner, how he became the founding father of the Mafia in America, how he helped end Al Capone's brutal reign, how he took over political control of New York City, what really happened during the famous nationally televised Kefauver crime hearings that made Frank Costello a household name and how Costello, his power finally waning, survived an assassination attempt and a new chieftain's vendetta. In telling the story of Costello and the rise of organized crime in America, George Wolf reveals secret after secret: How, during Prohibition days, Costello managed to bribe the entire crew of a Coast Guard ship so that his whiskey~laden boats could reach shore safely. What role Costello played in the presidential nommation of Franklin Roosevelt. How Lucky Luciano personally intervened to save Costello's life and reinstate him as Boss of All Bosses. How Costello obtained the pre~signed resignations of some of New York City's top politicians and judges. What really happened during the Kefauver hearings. And much more. As compelling to read as fiction, but all of it startling fact, Frank Costello is the true story of a legend and an era. Mr. Wolf is one of New York City's most respected criminal lawyers. He was a close friend of Governor Thomas E. Dewey. He also represented a wide variety of clients, including a number in the underworld, among them Dutch Schultz, Lucky Luciano, Albert Anastasia, and Vito Genovese. The photo on the back of the iacket shows Frank Costello's mausoleum, the bronze doors mysteriously blasted by a homemade bomb on January 25, 1974, one year after Costello passed away. Bookseller Inventory # 5131401

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Title: FRANK COSTELLO: Prime Minister Of The ...

Publisher: NY. 1974. William Morrow & Company, Inc.

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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