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The Resource A brotherhood betrayed : the man behind the rise and fall of Murder, Inc., Michael Cannell

A brotherhood betrayed : the man behind the rise and fall of Murder, Inc., Michael Cannell

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A brotherhood betrayed : the man behind the rise and fall of Murder, Inc.
Title
A brotherhood betrayed
Title remainder
the man behind the rise and fall of Murder, Inc.
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cannell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The riveting true story of the rise and fall of Murder, Inc. and the executioner-turned-informant whose mysterious death became a legendary moment in Mob history. In the fall of 1941, a momentous trial was set to begin that threatened to end the careers and lives of New York's most brutal mob kingpins. The lead witness, Abe Reles, had been a trusted executioner for Murder, Inc., the enforcement arm of a coast-to-coast mob network known as the Syndicate. But the man responsible for coolly silencing hundreds of informants was about to become the most talkative snitch of all. In exchange for police protection, Reles was prepared to rat out his murderous friends, from Albert Anastasia to Bugsy Siegel-until the morning of the trial, when his shattered body was discovered on a rooftop outside his heavily-guarded hotel room. Was it a botched escape, or punishment for betraying the loyalty of the country's most powerful mobsters? Michael Cannell's A Brotherhood Betrayed traces the history of Murder, Inc. through Reles' rise from street punk to murder chieftain to stool pigeon, ending with his face-down death on a Coney Island rooftop. It resurrects a time when crime became organized crime: a world of money and power, depravity and corruption, street corner ambushes and elaborately choreographed hits by wise-cracking foot soldiers in double-breasted suits and zooty fedoras. For a brief moment before World War II took over everything, America fixated on the delicate balance of trust and betrayal on the Brooklyn streets. This is the story of the one man who tipped the balance"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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Cannell, Michael
Dewey number
  • 364.1092
  • B
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6452.N72
LC item number
M34225 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reles, Abe
  • Mafiosi
  • Assassins
  • Mafia
  • Organized crime
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
A brotherhood betrayed : the man behind the rise and fall of Murder, Inc., Michael Cannell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1156445490
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781250204387
Lccn
2020017246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156445490
Label
A brotherhood betrayed : the man behind the rise and fall of Murder, Inc., Michael Cannell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1156445490
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781250204387
Lccn
2020017246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156445490

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