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When the Rackets Reigned
by Ed Taggert
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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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'.