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Rocco Perri: The Story of Canada's Most Notorious Bootlegger
Rocco Perri came to Canada almost a century ago from Calabria, Italy. Even today his name is well known to historians, police and organized crime and especially to the people of the city he called home Hamilton, Ontario. A poor immigrant, Perri along with his common-law wife, Bessie Starkman, built an unequalled crime empire for the time. During the Prohibition years, Perr ...more
Paperback, 261 pages
Published February 18th 2005 by John Wiley & Sons
(first published February 4th 2005)
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Antonio Nicaso is an internationally recognized expert on organized crime. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Bloodlines: The Rise and Fall of the Mafia's Royal Family; Global Mafia; and Deadly Silence. Nicaso is a regular consultant and lecturer to universities, governments and law-enforcement agencies in the United States, Canada, and Europe.More about Antonio Nicaso...