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The Resource The Outfit : the role of Chicago's underworld in the shaping of modern America, Gus Russo

The Outfit : the role of Chicago's underworld in the shaping of modern America, Gus Russo

Label
The Outfit : the role of Chicago's underworld in the shaping of modern America
Title
The Outfit
Title remainder
the role of Chicago's underworld in the shaping of modern America
Statement of responsibility
Gus Russo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Looks at the history of the Outfit, an organized crime cartel in Chicago, and its influence in business, politics, entertainment, and gambling from the Prohibition era to the 1970s
  • "It is a common misconception that all the true organized crime stories have been written. In fact, perhaps the most compelling gangster tale is one that has been, until now, surprisingly well hidden. This is the story of 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. Along the way, the gang pioneered many diversions now taken for granted: off-track betting, casino gambling, Top Forty record listings, and music videos. They also helped make blockbuster movies and elect presidents." "The Outfit recounts the adventures and exploits of its bosses, Tony 'Joe Batters' Accardo (the real Godfather), Murray 'The Camel' or 'Curly' Humphreys (the greatest political fixer and union organizer this country has ever known), Paul 'The Waiter' Ricca (the ambassador to the New York Crime Commission), and Johnny Rosselli (the liaison between the shadowy world and the outside world). Their invisibility was their strength, and what kept their leader from ever spending a single night in jail. Moving with purpose and panache, the Outfit blended effortlessly with upperworld corporate heads, Hollywood moguls, and national political icons. It was only after a fifty-year run that their world started to crumble in the 1970s."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Russo, Gus
Dewey number
364.1/06/0977311
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6452.I32
LC item number
O877 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Outfit (Organization)
  • Mafia
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
The Outfit : the role of Chicago's underworld in the shaping of modern America, Gus Russo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [513]-522) 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
48620357
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 550 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781582341767
Lccn
2001056637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Outfit : the role of Chicago's underworld in the shaping of modern America, Gus Russo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [513]-522) 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
48620357
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 550 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781582341767
Lccn
2001056637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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