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Lucky Luciano: The Real and the Fake Gangster

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For the first twenty-five years of his criminal career, Charles “Lucky” Luciano was a vicious mobster who rose to become the multimillionaire king of the New York underworld. For the next twenty-five years of his life, Luciano was a legend---but a fake master criminal without real power, his evil reputation manipulated and maintained by the government agents who had put hi ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Thomas
Aug 10, 2013 Thomas rated it really liked it
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In Lucky Luciano: The Real and the Fake Gangster, author Tim Newark set out to dispel myths and “tell the true story of the legendary gangster…” It was an enormous undertaking, and the author deserves our appreciation for tackling a historical record so contaminated by decades of misinterpretations, exaggerations and outright lies. Unfortunately, Newark’s book fell significantly short of its goal and may have provided additional support for some inaccurate underworld legends.
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Lee
A biography of the life of Lucky Luciano covering his rise to prominence, his time after his conviction and his later years in exile in Italy. I didn’t think there was a whole lot of information, except for a maybe a little after his deportation where the author shows how both US and Italian authorities used Luciano as a bogeyman to whip up funding and the like.
Larry Van Bibber
Jul 03, 2012 Larry Van Bibber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Very interesting read on total life of Luciano. I enjoyed the more detail on his last 25 Years in Italy etc. it ties in well with other bios of that era. I always get a different perspective on the same events.
Michael
Sep 20, 2016 Michael rated it liked it
Didn't really shine any new light on Lucky's story. An easy read, though it was tough to get through the last couple of chapters.
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It was a good read but I already knew all the information contained in the book.
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