The Real Lucky Luciano
ISBN10: 1250002648 ISBN13: 9781250002648 Publisher: Griffin Published: Sep 27 2011 Pages: 300 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
For the first twenty-five years of his career, Lucky Luciano was a vicious mobster who became the king of the New York underworld. For the next twenty-five, he was a fake, his reputation maintained by government agents. Boardwalk Gangster follows him from his early days as a hit man to his sex and narcotics empires, exposing the truth about what he did to help the Allies in World War II, and revealing how he reallyspent his twilight years. Drawing on secret government documents in the United States and Europe, this myth-busting biography tells a story that has never been told before—in which the American Mafia becomes entangled with foreign war and Cold War conspiracy.