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Author Talty, Stephan, author.

Title The Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history / Stephan Talty.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.106 TAL    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    364.106 TAL    Available
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1 copy being processed for GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction.
Description xix, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-280) and index.
Contents Prologue: "a great and consuming terror" -- "This capital of half a world" -- Hunter of men -- "In mortal dread" -- The mysterious six -- A general rebellion -- Explosion -- Wave -- The General -- "The terror of hurtful people" -- "Once to be born, once to die" -- War without quarter -- The city of living death -- Backlash -- A secret service -- The gentleman -- In Sicily -- Black horses -- Goatville -- A return.
Summary Chronicles the dramatic story of the origins of the mafia in early twentieth-century America and the achievements of Italian-born detective Joseph Petrosino, who gave his life to fight it.
Subject Organized crime -- United States -- Case studies.
Italians -- Crimes against -- United States -- Case studies.
Italian Americans -- Crimes against -- Case studies.
Extortion -- United States -- Case studies.
Murder -- United States -- Case studies.
Mafia -- United States -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780544633384 (hardcover)
0544633385 (hardcover)

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