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The Resource The greatest menace : organized crime in Cold War America, Lee Bernstein

The greatest menace : organized crime in Cold War America, Lee Bernstein

Label
The greatest menace : organized crime in Cold War America
Title
The greatest menace
Title remainder
organized crime in Cold War America
Statement of responsibility
Lee Bernstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recreating in detail the events and instigators of a near-paranoid public attention to the Italian Mafia during the Cold War era. Among the topics are the televised hearings of Estes Kefauver's crime committee, the formation of local crime committees, the role of J. Edgar Hoover and others in fostering an atmosphere of ethnic discrimination and suspicion, the trials of Lucky Luciano, and the role of television shows like The Untouchables and Dragnet to reaffirm notions of civic obligations to fight crime
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bernstein, Lee
Dewey number
364.1/06/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6446
LC item number
.B47 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture, politics, and the cold war
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organized crime
  • Cold War
  • United States
Label
The greatest menace : organized crime in Cold War America, Lee Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-227) 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
Contents
Prologue: Vestal, New York, November 1957 -- Organized crime as an American way of life: Mafia stories and ethnicity -- Capone's old town: housing desegregation and the middle-class ideal in Cicero, Illinois -- "Cruising the urban inferno": professional and popular views of organized crime -- "An all-star television revue": TV, the Mafia, and the Kefauver Crime Committee -- "The proper act of citizenship": local crime committees and the response to organized crime -- The man in the pin-striped suit: Lucky Luciano and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics -- Unholy alliances: The Senate Rackets Committee, the Teamsters, and labor politics -- From The untouchables to "La Cosa Nostra": Italian American perceptions of the Mafia -- Conclusion: "Inside truth about crime!! Police facts!"
Control code
49226346
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 237 pages
Isbn
9781558493452
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002024571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The greatest menace : organized crime in Cold War America, Lee Bernstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-227) 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
Contents
Prologue: Vestal, New York, November 1957 -- Organized crime as an American way of life: Mafia stories and ethnicity -- Capone's old town: housing desegregation and the middle-class ideal in Cicero, Illinois -- "Cruising the urban inferno": professional and popular views of organized crime -- "An all-star television revue": TV, the Mafia, and the Kefauver Crime Committee -- "The proper act of citizenship": local crime committees and the response to organized crime -- The man in the pin-striped suit: Lucky Luciano and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics -- Unholy alliances: The Senate Rackets Committee, the Teamsters, and labor politics -- From The untouchables to "La Cosa Nostra": Italian American perceptions of the Mafia -- Conclusion: "Inside truth about crime!! Police facts!"
Control code
49226346
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 237 pages
Isbn
9781558493452
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002024571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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