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  • By Celeste Everett
    Nov 12, 2010
    It must have taken great strength for Norma McCluskie to relive and share the horrific events from her past. As I read, I found myself tearing up as the words made me feel the terror and heartbreak of the author. The McCluskies' spirit and determination kept their family together during a time when they didn't know who to trust.
  • By Amy Oppy
    Nov 11, 2010
    I found this book to be one I couldn't put down! An unbelievable story of the life of a family trying to make their place in the world. What an inspiration of how good can triumph over evil! Mrs. McCluskie is the strongest woman I have ever met!
  • By Michael Egan
    Sep 4, 2010
    This book is a terrific read. As an avid reader of chicago history and mafia stories, Norma provides a poignant first hand account of the misfortune of honest hard working family who unwittingly become entangled with the Mob. This poor family became a pawn between the a corrupt political/criminal justice system and the chicago outfit. It is a story of preseverance and triumph in the face of many tragedies. While an quick, easy read, the writing allows the reader to truly empathize with the emotions felt by the author. I highly recommend this book.
  • By Steve Muscarella
    Aug 31, 2010
    Great writing that shares a family's life experience in Chicago and how they moved forward and through the 1960's. The author has captured my heart and spirit with her words. I grew up in Chicago during this era and feel this is a "must read" for anyone that has experienced Chicago during this time period or an interest in Chicago history!
  • By maz_125
    Aug 23, 2010
    Excellent read couldn't put it down
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Product Details

July 28, 2010
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.96 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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