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The Case Against Lucky Luciano: New York's Most Sensational Vice Trial

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The case of the notorious "Charlie Lucky" Luciano and his $12-million-a-year prostitution ring rattled and intrigued New York City during the Great Depression. "Charlie Lucky" eluded the police for years, until rackets-squad prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey connected him with the operation and he was finally convicted of compulsory prostitution. This book takes readers through t ...more
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published May 28th 2007 by Clinton Cook Publishing
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Kathleen Hulser
Dec 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Ellen Poulsen has dug through the records of vice investigations from the Seabury Hearings to the prosecution of Lucky Luciano as the czar of vice rackets in 1936. Full portrait of special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey, noting advances in crime-fight tools such as witness protection (very little compared to today but better than nothings), and conspiracy charges. But her most interesting and original angle on the trial is her close attention to the prostitutes and madams who were witnesses against ...more
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Aug 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Somewhat rough to follow, pretty dry. Seems it could've been explained more smoothly and appealingly.
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It was a little dry. I would have like to hear a little more about Luciano's feelings and reactions.
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