The Havana Mob
How the Mob Owned Cuba ... and Then Lost it to the Revolution
By (author) T. J. English
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Havana Mob by T. J. English
Book DescriptionThroughout the 1950s, as the Cuban people laboured under a violently repressive regime, the mob-financed revelry in Havana never stopped. Tourists from around the world flooded in to gamble, go to the racetrack, see an elaborate floorshow at the Tropicana and perhaps partake in the sexual activities that flourished on the fringe of the most colourful nightlife scene of the twentieth century. It may have seemed like fun and games, but for the Havana Mob it was a serious business. Led by Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano - and with the full compliance of President Fulgencio Batista - the Mob set out to create a financial empire that would rival the 'glory days' of Prohibition in the US.For a time, the plan seemed to be a runaway success, but they were sowing the seeds of their own demise. Behind the scenes, Fidel Castro was building opposition to what he portrayed as the debauchery and corruption of capitalism run amok in Havana - the result was revolution. "The Havana Mob" captures a unique and exotic chapter not only in the history of organised crime but also in the history of the United States, and the story is told through interviews and the first-hand accounts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845962234
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Westies, Paperback (July 2008)
Even among the Mob, the Westies were feared. Out of a partnership between two sadistic thugs - James Coonan and Mickey Featherstone - the gang dominated the decaying slice of New York City's West Side known as Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s and '80s. This edition tells the story of the Westies with snapshots of the men and women of the Westies.
Paddy Whacked, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by T. J. English
Re-created by the bestselling author of "The Westies, Paddy Whacked" is the shocking history of Irish-American gangsterism from the 19th century to the present. 16-page photo insert.
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Author Biography - T. J. English
T.J. English is a noted journalist, author and screenwriter.
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