Author: Gus Russo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1596918985
Release Date: 2008-12-12
Genre: History

Now in paperback, this is investigative reporter Gus Russo's most explosive book yet, the remarkable story of the "Supermob"-a cadre of men who, over the course of decades, secretly influenced nearly every aspect of American society. Presenting startling revelations about such famous members as Jules Stein, Joe Glaser, Ronald Reagan, Lew Wasserman, and John Jacob Factor-as well as infamous, low-profile members-Russo pulls the lid off of a half-century of criminal infiltration into American business, politics, and society. At the heart of it all is Sidney "The Fixer" Korshak, who from the 1940s until his death in the 1990s was not only the most powerful lawyer in the world, according to the FBI, but the enigmatic player behind countless twentieth-century power mergers, political deals, and organized crime chicaneries.


Author: Gus Russo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596912113
Release Date: 2007-09-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A provocative account of a criminal underworld's secret takeover of American politics, business, and entertainment reveals how a cadre of powerful men, led by Chicago attorney Sidney "The Fixer" Korshak, who was the key figure behind some of the shadiest deals of the twentieth century, has infiltrated every aspect of American society. Reprint.


Author: Gus Russo
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: UVA:X030144518
Release Date: 2006-09-05
Genre: History

Investigative reporter Gus Russo returns with his most explosive book yet, the remarkable story of the "Supermob"--a cadre of men who, over the course of decades, secretly influenced nearly every aspect of American society. Presenting startling, never-before-seen revelations about such famous members as Jules Stein, Joe Glaser, Ronald Reagan, Lew Wasserman, David Bazelon, and John Jacob Factor--as well as infamous, scrupulously low-profile members--Russo pulls the lid off of a half-century of criminal infiltration into American business, politics, and society. At the heart of it all is Sidney "The Fixer" Korshak, who from the 1940's until his death in the 1990s, was not only the most powerful lawyer in the world, according to the FBI, but the enigmatic player behind countless 20th century power mergers, political deals, and organized crime chicaneries. As the underworld's primary link to the corporate upperworld, Korshak's backroom dominance and talent for anonymity will likely never be equaled. And as Supermob proves, neither will his story...

The Super Mob Squad

Author: Two Little Cowboys
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1517017300
Release Date: 2015-08-22

The Super Mob Squad is back in action! ***READ FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED - BONUS RIGHT AFTER CONCLUSION*** Punchy, Bone, Spinstress and the gang are back in another installment of the exciting Super Mob Squad series. When we last saw our heroes it seemed that they were doomed to the Nether Realm. Would they survive? Could they escape before the Heairborne destroys their world? We find our heroes in distress but they get a little help from an unlikely source. After making their way to the End, one of them must make a heart wrenching choice to save themselves or save their team from the Ender Dragon that guards the region. Finally back in the Overworld, the team is faced with their biggest challenge yet.With one team member suffering from the last attack and moral down, do they still have what it takes to save their world and defeat the Heirborne once and for all or will this be the end of the Super Mob Squad? This exciting, action packed book is great for Minecraft lovers of all ages or just the reader that is looking for a little action in their lives. You don't have to be a fan of the hit game to enjoy this story! Be sure to stay for a surprise twist ending that will leave you wanting more! DOWNLOAD NOW! Comments From Other Readers "While my boys don't have the game, several of their friends have been reading these books. I figure anything that can get them reading with a bribe or threats is a good thing right? I like the premise of the book and there was nothing inappropriate about the story line. What I liked the most about it is that my boys not only wanted to read one, but all of them! I love anything that gets them reading!" - Kelly (Ontario, Canada) "My friends all have Minecraft and I have it too. My teacher wants us to read more books so I asked my mom to get me this one because it has Minecraft in it. I love Punchy! He's just awesome. I like all the different characters and how they have real things from Minecraft in the book. I think the author must like the game because he was really good about putting it all in the book. This was a really awesome book and I want to read more of them!" - Joey (Kansas, United States) Want to find out the fate of our brave heroes? Download this eBook and read it TODAY!

Brothers in Arms

Author: Gus Russo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608192474
Release Date: 2010-07-15
Genre: History

A vivid, character-driven narration of the time before, during, and after Kennedy's death, centered on the Kennedys and the Castros, two opposed sets of brothers who collectively authored one of modern history's most gripping chapters.

Mafia Summit

Author: Gil Reavill
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312657758
Release Date: 2013-01-22
Genre: History

Tells the story of a 1957 meeting of nearly one hundred mobsters, and how a law enforcement raid there led to indictments of important organized crime figures and marked the beginning of a robust effort by the government to cripple the Mafia.

Dark Victory

Author: Dan E. Moldea
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504043502
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A “smoldering indictment” of the corrupt influences that rescued Ronald Reagan's career, made him millions, and shaped his presidency (Library Journal). Founded in 1924, the Music Corporation of America got its start booking acts into speakeasies run by such notorious Chicago mobsters as Al Capone. How then, in only a few decades, did MCA become the driving force behind music publishing, radio, recording artists, Hollywood, and the burgeoning television industry? Enter Ronald Reagan. By the late 1950s, Reagan was a passé movie actor. As president of the Screen Actors Guild, he was also MCA’s key client. With Reagan’s help, MCA would become the most powerful entertainment conglomerate in the world. And with MCA’s help, Reagan would secure a fortune (resulting in a federal grand jury hearing), be marketed to the public as a viable politician, and ascend to the presidency of the United States. But according to reporter Dan E. Moldea, there had always been another catalyst behind MCA: Ties to organized crime that reached back to the company’s inception—and through Reagan’s Teamster-backed candidacy—had never been severed. From the author of The Hoffa Wars, this is an epic and serpentine investigation into the insidious links among Hollywood, the Mob, and politics. Based on research of six thousand pages of previously classified documents, including the entirety of Reagan’s grand jury testimony, Moldea “has, through sheer tenacity, amassed an avalanche of ominous and unnerving facts. [Dark Victory is] a book about power, ego and the American way. Moldea has shown us what we don’t want to see” (Los Angeles Times).

The Outfit

Author: Gus Russo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1596918977
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Genre: History

This is the never-before-told story of the great Chicago crime family called The Outfit, the secretive organized crime cartel that began its reign in prohibition-era Chicago before becoming the real puppet master of Hollywood, Las Vegas, and Washington D.C. Moving with purpose and panache, The Outfit blended effortlessly with upperworld corporate leaders, Hollywood moguls, and national political icons. It was only after a fifty-year run that their world started to crumble in the 1970s. With extensive research including recently released FBI files, first-ever access to the voluminous working papers of the Kefauver Committee, original interviews with Outfit associates and members of the Fourth Estate, and first-time access to the journals of Outfit chieftain Murray Humphreys' long-in-hiding widow, Russo uncovers sixty years of corruption and influence, and examines the disconcerting shadow history of the United States.

Mr Mob

Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786453627
Release Date: 2009-04-17
Genre: Social Science

Morris “Moe” Dalitz was America’s most secretive and most successful mobster. As a major architect of the United States’ national crime syndicate, Dalitz was active in various fields of organized crime from 1918 until his death, all while spinning a web of myth and mock-respectability around himself so dense that decades after his demise, most mistake the legend for reality. From Prohibition-era bootlegging to the Reagan years, no other individual was present at so many pivotal events in gangland history. It’s impossible to fully understand the modern Mob without knowing about Dalitz, his career, and the cunning publicity campaign that transformed his image from thug to that of a revered philanthropist. This exhaustive biography tells the story of Dalitz’s life and the syndicate that he and like-minded individuals built from scratch.

Mickey Cohen

Author: Tere Tereba
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 9781770902039
Release Date: 2012-08-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In the mid-twentieth century mob boss Mickey Cohen ruled LA for over a decade, by turns terrorising and captivating its inhabitants with his corrupt dealings and notorious lifestyle. Equal parts biography and history of mid-century LA, Mickey Cohen is a seductive blend of true crime and glamour featuring Hollywood legends and highly placed politicians.With shocking revelations about countless icons from Shirley Temple and Lana Turner to tales of shady deals with politicians like RFK and Richard Nixon, Cohen's path crossed with some of the most famous figures of the era.

Live by the Sword

Author: Gus Russo
Publisher: Bancroft Press
ISBN: 9781890862985
Release Date: 1998-11-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Humiliated at the Bay of Pigs, John and Robert Kennedy sought desperately to eliminate Castro. Their strategies for overthrowing the Cuban leader were so elaborate and bizarre, they could only engender paranoia. Castro openly threatened to retaliate.Pro-Castro agitator Lee Harvey Oswald learned that Robert Kennedy was personally supervising groups plotting against the Cuban leader. Filled with rage and a sense of destiny, Oswald went to the Cuban embassy in Mexico, announcing he would kill America's president in exchange for sanctuary in Havana. Live By the Sword forces the conclusion that members of the Cuban regime accepted the troubled American's offer. Russo shows that Oswald was indeed JFK's lone assailant, but that after the president's murder, a devastated Robert Kennedy and key officials launched a comprehensive coverup to hide its true causes.Gus Russo, based in Baltimore, Maryland, has reported for acclaimed ABC and PBS documentaries on JFK, and done research for authors Gerald Posner, Seymour Hersh, and Anthony Summers. Exhaustively researched, Live By the Sword ends 35 years of public mistrust and confusion over the Kennedy assassination.

The Man Who Seduced Hollywood

Author: B. James Gladstone
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613745823
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In Hollywood history, no other lawyer has achieved the movie star–like fame and glamour that Greg Bautzer enjoyed. This revealing biography tells, for the first time, the amazing story of a self-made man who for 50 years used his irresistible charm and prodigious legal talent to dominate the courtrooms, boardrooms, and bedrooms of Hollywood. Columnists of the 1930s through 1950s dubbed him “Hollywood Bachelor Number One,” and for good reason. His long-term relationships and momentary conquests were a who’s who of leading ladies. Through exclusive interviews with those who knew him best, the book uncovers the inner workings of not only Bautzer the high-powered Hollywood lawyer—whose clients included billionaire Howard Hughes—but Bautzer the man.

The Forgotten Terrorist

Author: Mel Ayton
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781597974592
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Robert F. Kennedy's assassination in 1968 seemed like it should be an open-and-shut case. Many people crowded in the small room at Los Angeles's famed Ambassador Hotel that fateful night and saw Sirhan Sirhan pull the trigger. Sirhan was also convicted of the crime and still languishes in jail with a life sentence. However, conspiracy theorists have jumped on inconsistencies in the eyewitness testimony and alleged anomalies in the forensic evidence to suggest that Sirhan was only one shooter in a larger conspiracy, a patsy for the real killers, or even a hypnotized assassin who did not know what he was doing (a popular plot in Cold War-era fiction, such as The Manchurian Candidate). Mel Ayton profiles Sirhan and presents a wealth of evidence about his fanatical Palestinian nationalism and his hatred for RFK that motivated the killing. Ayton unearths neglected eyewitness accounts and overlooked forensic evidence and examines Sirhan's extensive personal notebooks. He revisits the trial proceedings and convincingly shows Sirhan was in fact the lone assassin whose politically motivated act was a forerunner of present-day terrorism. The Forgotten Terrorist is the definitive book on the assassination that rocked the nation during the turbulent summer of 1968.

Outlaws Inc

Author: Matt Potter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608195398
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: History

This riveting account reveals the secret corners of our supposedly flat world: black markets where governments are never seen but still spend outrageous amounts of money. Journalist Matt Potter tells the story of Yuri and his crew, a gang of Russian military men who, after the collapse of the Soviet Union found themselves without work or prospects. So they bought a decommissioned Soviet plane-at liquidation prices, straight from the Russian government-and started a shipping business. It wasn't long before Yuri, and many pilots like him, found themselves an unlikely (and ethically dubious) hub of global trading. Men like these are paid by the U.S., the Taliban, and blue-chip multinational companies to bring supplies- some legal, some not-across dangerous borders. In a feat of daring reportage, Potter gets onto the flight deck with these outlaws and tells the story of their fearless missions. Dodging gunfire, Potter is taken from place to place by men trafficking everything from illicit weapons to emergency aid, making enemies everywhere but no reliable friends. As the world changes, we see the options for the crew first explode, then slowly diminish, until, in a desperate maneuver, they move their operations to the most lawless corners of Africa, where they operate to this day. The story of these outlaws is a microcosm of the world since the end of the cold war: secret contracts, guerrilla foreign policy, and conflicts too thorny to be handled in public. Potter uses the story of these men to articulate an underground history of the globalized world. At once thrilling, provocative, and morally circumspect, this book is a must-read for anyone with an interest in espionage, or in how the world works today.

Hollywood s Celebrity Gangster

Author: Brad Lewis
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
ISBN: 1439243654
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Never in my years has such an infamous mobster as Mickey Cohen been written about with such insight, truthfulness and good humor as Brad Lewis has accomplished in this page-turning bio - Arthur Marx.