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- DescriptionA vivid exploration of the rise of the Cleveland Mafia as a rival to the Mafia of New York and Chicago. Detailed are important connections with mega-mobsters like Charles 'Lucky' Lucia and Meyer Lansky, as well as the Cleveland mob's move to Las Vegas. Now finally back in print following the film release of Kill the Irishman, Porrello's startling account contains all of the gritty details and local flavour readers have come to expect from Barricade's mafia books.
- Author BiographyRick Porrello is chief of a suburban Cleveland police department. He wrote The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia while researching the murders of his grandfather and three uncles all Mafia leaders. Porrello is author of To Kill the Irishman, now a feature film starring Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer, and Christopher Walken. Porrello is an accomplished jazz musician who traveled worldwide with the late Sammy Davis Jr., and he is host of the venerable organized crime history site: AmericanMafia.com.
- Author(s)Rick Porello
- PublisherBarricade Books Inc
- Date of Publication01/05/2005
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationFort Lee
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBarricade Books Inc
- Content Note36
- Weight390 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine19 mm
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