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When the Rackets Reigned

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At the Kefauver Committee hearings in the U.S. Senate in 1951, it was revealed that organized crime was extending its tentacles into Reading, PA. Five years later, after a new Democratic administration took over in the city, the IRS launched a campaign to collect taxes from gambling machine operators. Two years after that the federal Alcohol and Tax Unit raided a huge ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published June 10th 2008 by iUniverse
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David Ruyak
Dec 23, 2014 David Ruyak rated it liked it
A very in depth account of Reading, PA in the not too distant past. It was a bit confusing at times with all of the names and details. Understandably, it's nonfiction and those details were necessary. I just thought it tended to take away from the overall 'story'.
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