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Gangsters of Miami: True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hit Men, Con Men and Gang Bangers from the Magic City

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This book chronicles gang and gangster history using profiles to tell the rise of the gangster and history of crime in Miami. Known as the Magic City, the book traces gangsters that include the notorious smugglers of the Prohibition era, famous mobsters such as Al Capoe and Meyer Lansky, the Cuban mafia, the Columbian cartel, the Russian mafia, and the current street gangs ...more
ebook, 353 pages
Published November 16th 2009 by Barricade Books (first published June 25th 2009)
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This is another well written and comprehensive regional underworld history. In a fast-moving and readable narrative, Chepesiuk exposes the roots of organized crime in southern Florida, moves quickly through Prohibition and the rise of gambling, and settles in for a detailed discussion of the regional drug trade.

Gangsters of Miami spends little time on the growth of organized crime in southern Florida, which is my own primary interest. The author decides that the first extended visit by a big-tim
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