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Legs Diamond: Gangster

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Through a combination of brains, cunning and daring Legs Diamond became one of the top gangsters in the East, but because of his stubbornness, treachery and poor decision making he lost it all; his friends, his money and finally his life. Legs Diamond is the most comprehensive biography yet written on New York's most famous Prohibition era gangster. The book covers Legs' y ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published December 19th 2011 by Createspace
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Apr 08, 2012 Rose rated it it was amazing
Whenever newsmen wrote about American gangland during the Prohibition era, two names usually made into the final copy: Al Capone and Legs Diamond. Both were household names and front page staples, but their similarity ended there. Capone was a multimillionaire whose criminal empire and power made the President uneasy. Jack ‘Legs’ Diamond had a handful of followers and was only modestly successful in the bootlegging and narcotics rackets. Yet Diamond was so famous that he hung around with celebri ...more
Jan 28, 2016 Pocosnoopy rated it really liked it
Legs Diamond was murdered in Albany, New York, not far from where I grew up. That is why I was interested in this biography. The book is very detailed and includes some excellent pictures. This book is not for everyone, but if you like organized crime stories this would be an interesting story.
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Apr 05, 2013 Jonathan Dearborn rated it it was amazing
Amazing period piece and true story. If one has interest in Man , the great American Depression, or likes a good Gangster story back when Jews and Irish Men ruled with a Iron fist or two, not yet the Italians. Full of Johnson's, an old expression for Good People.
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