Top Hoodlum

Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Mafia
eAudio - unabridged
(1.93 hours)
Product Number: OB21722
Released: 26 Jun, 2018
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781541495395
Narrator(s): L.J. Ganser
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
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The press nicknamed him "The Prime Minister of the Underworld." The U.S. Treasury's Bureau of Narcotics described him as "one of the most powerful and influential Mafia leaders in the U.S." But to friends and associates, he was simply "Uncle Frank." Who was Frank Costello really? That's the question Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony M. DeStefano sets out to answer-in this definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures in the annals of American crime . . . Using newly released FBI files, eyewitness accounts, and family mementos, Top Hoodlum takes you inside the Mafia that Frank Costello helped build from the ground up, from small-time bootlegging and gambling to a nationwide racketeering empire. Sometimes shocking, sometimes amusing, and always riveting, these are the stories that have inspired American crime classics like The Godfather, Casino, Goodfellas, and The Sopranos. This is the man who made the Mafia such a powerful force in our nation's history. This is Top Hoodlum.

Imprint: Tantor Audio
Original Publish Date: 26 Jun, 2018

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