The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia: Corn Sugar and Blood
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The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia

Corn Sugar and Blood

By Rick Porello

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Format: Paperback / softback, 253 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 May 2005
A vivid exploration of the rise of the Cleveland Mafia as a rival to the Mafia of New York and Chicago. Detailed are important connections with mega-mobsters like Charles 'Lucky' Luciano and Meyer Lansky, as well as the Cleveland mob's move to Las Vegas. Now finally back in print following the film release of Kill the Irishman, Porrello's startling account contains all of the gritty details and local flavour readers have come to expect from Barricade's mafia books.

About the Author

Rick Porrello is chief of a suburban Cleveland police department. He wrote The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia while researching the murders of his grandfather and three uncles-all Mafia leaders. Porrello is author of To Kill the Irishman, now a feature film starring Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer, and Christopher Walken. Porrello is an accomplished jazz musician who traveled worldwide with the late Sammy Davis Jr., and he is host of the venerable organized crime history site:

EAN: 9781569802779
ISBN: 1569802777
Publisher: Barricade Books Inc.,U.S.
Dimensions: 23.01 x 15.49 x 1.88 centimeters (0.42 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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