Title: Vicious Circles
Publication Date: 1979
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1979. Norton. 1st Edition. Foxing To Top Edge, Otherwse Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 432 pages. hardcover. Signed by The Author. 0393011887. keywords: Mafia Sociology Crime. inventory # 14097. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Think of it as a kind of tax. Every time you buy a pizza, or a hamburger, or new clothes, or use a product that has traveled in a truck, the odds are that you are paying a tribute to one of America's crime families.' this book shows that the Mafia, and the larger crime syndicate that it dominates, has control over much of what the public regards as legitimate business. And when the Dons dominate the marketplace, they bring murder, arson, and violence with them. Through tape recordings of the conversations of businessmen and underworld figures, through police reports, public records, trial transcripts, and personal interviews, this book reconstructs Mob takeovers of the meat industry, the lunch-wagon business, cheese-processing plants, garment factories, banks, stockbrokerages, and teamsters', butchers', and longshoremen's unions. This is also the story of the frustration of 2 policemen who listened for years to wiretapped discussions or murder, contaminated food, and Mafia infiltration of the unions, only to see government prosecutors and judges let the wrongdoers slip through the clumsy fingers of the law. The public has been urged to believe that when criminals invest dirty money in legitimate business they operate by marketplace rules. This book replaces these myths with the facts. With Notes on Libel, Accuracy, Style and Gratitude + Index. Foxing To Top Edge, Otherwse Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 14097
Synopsis: An investigative reporter details the involvement of organized crime in supposedly legitimate businesses and reveals a pattern of bribery, blackmail, and violence in diverse industries.
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