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Vinnitta: The Birth of the Detroit Mafia

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From the Author of Off Color: The Violent History of Detroit’s Notorious Purple Gang It was the winter of 1919, and it was the height of a gang war the Motor City hadn’t seen before. Detroit’s Mafia family had split into two factions, both vying to not only avenge ancient wrongs but also gain control of the city’s lucrative illegal alcohol trade at the dawn of Prohibition. In Vìnnitta, author Daniel Waugh offers an in-depth account of the formation of the Detroit Mafia and how they grew from a small band of Sicilian immigrants into one of the most powerful criminal sects. He shares how the mafia infiltrated the Detroit business community and established themselves in illegal rackets ranging from extortion, auto theft, bootlegging, burglary, and construction racketeering. The story is told through the eyes of not only the gangsters themselves, but also those of an undertaker forced to prepare many of his friends for burial after their murders.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781483496269
Published
April 11, 2019
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
13.49 MB
Product ID
24059367

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