When Corruption Was King: How I Helped the Mob Rule Chicago, Then Brought the Outfit Down

Cooley, Robert

Published by Carroll & Graf
ISBN 10: 0786715839 / ISBN 13: 9780786715831
Used / PAPERBACK / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

0786715839 signs of little wear on the cover. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.79 avg rating
(161 ratings)

Synopsis: During the 1970s and '80s, attorney Bob Cooley bribed judges, juries, and coppers for his Chicago Mob clients. Yet, without a pending conviction, he became the star witness in nine federal trials in the '90s that disabled the Chicago Outfit, the most powerful Mafia family in history. Mob lawyer turned mole with a million-dollar contract on his head, Cooley has clanged back and forth between sin and sainthood like a church bell's clapper—a turbulent youth, a stint on Chicago's police force, law school, and then the inner sanctum of Chicago's wiseguys. He chased acquittals for Pat Marcy, former henchman of Al Capone who became Illinois Democratic Party leader and the Mob's key political operative; ruthless Mafia Capo Marco D'Amico; and hit man Harry Aleman. He dined with Mob bosses and shared "last suppers" with friends before their executions. He helped brew a perfect storm of corruption, where the Mob controlled the law and could fend off the Feds. In a startling act of conscience, Cooley walked into the office of the U.S. Organized Crime Strike Force and agreed to wear a wire on the very same Mafia overlords who had made him a player.

About the Author: Robert Cooley receives grudging assistance from the Feds to maintain his new identity. While not in the Witness Protection Program, he remains constantly on the run. He grew up in Chicago and has recently lived in several cities around the country. Hillel Levin has been a contributing writer for The Nation, a staff writer for New York, and editor for Chicago magazine. He is the author of Grand Delusions: The Cosmic Career of John DeLorean. He lives near Chicago, Illinois.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: When Corruption Was King: How I Helped the ...
Publisher: Carroll & Graf

Binding: PAPERBACK
Book Condition: Very Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ISBN 10: 0786715839 ISBN 13: 9780786715831
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Goodwill Books
(Hillsboro, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing. Bookseller Inventory # 3IIL03000FMH

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 2.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Cooley, Robert
Published by Carroll & Graf (2006)
ISBN 10: 0786715839 ISBN 13: 9780786715831
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookmans
(tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. Wear and Tear Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001686313

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cooley, Robert
Published by Carroll & Graf
ISBN 10: 0786715839 ISBN 13: 9780786715831
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Silver Arch Books
(St Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # G0786715839I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 10.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Robert Cooley; Contributor-Hillel Levin
Published by Carroll & Graf (2006)
ISBN 10: 0786715839 ISBN 13: 9780786715831
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0786715839

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Robert Cooley
ISBN 10: 0786715839 ISBN 13: 9780786715831
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # 97807867158315.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 14.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Robert Cooley
ISBN 10: 0786715839 ISBN 13: 9780786715831
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97807867158314.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 21.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Cooley, Robert
Published by Carroll & Graf (2006)
ISBN 10: 0786715839 ISBN 13: 9780786715831
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-161-93-6009706

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 28.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Cooley, Robert
Published by Carroll & Graf
ISBN 10: 0786715839 ISBN 13: 9780786715831
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0786715839 Little edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # Z0786715839Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 40.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Cooley, Robert
Published by Carroll & Graf (2006)
ISBN 10: 0786715839 ISBN 13: 9780786715831
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-161-93-6009706

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 34.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Cooley, Robert
Published by Carroll & Graf
ISBN 10: 0786715839 ISBN 13: 9780786715831
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carroll & Graf. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0786715839. Bookseller Inventory # Z0786715839ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 8 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book