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that includes a brand-new advent by way of the writer, this New York occasions bestseller offers an within exposé of mob boss Sam Giancana—talented businessman, Las Vegas entrepreneur, ruthless killer, and outdoors participant for the CIA's dirtiest deeds. Giancana clawed his approach to the head of the Mafia hierarchy by means of beginning as successful guy for Al Capone. He partied with significant stars corresponding to Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and did company with brokers starting from the CIA to the Vatican to the shah of Iran. while Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the opportunity to exploit mob muscle to get his son John elected, Giancana jumped on the activity. however the Kennedy brothers double-crossed him, waging full-scale battle on equipped crime in the course of the usa, and Giancana stumbled on himself going after the Kennedys. unquestionably, his tale, written with suspense and honest conviction, replaced the process American background. This surprising, inside-the-syndicate tell-all unearths Giancana's first-person...
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He’d learned to rely on his own wits and cunning to get by in the world—and up until now they’d served him well. He knew the power of the bullet and the baseball bat. And he knew he was different—different from the other greaseball smartheads, different from men like his ignorant father, different from the other convicts who lined the cell block in Joliet. Those men were hindered by their own stupidity and victimized by emotions such as love and suffering; he’d left those fetters behind long ago.
What has emerged from this endeavor is something that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Double Cross is, in the end, more than a biography of a mobster, more than an exposé of organized crime, more than a steamy report featuring all the right players, more than a true crime narrative, and certainly more than a gripping political drama filled with Presidents, spies, and secret agents. But despite these acknowledged assets, Double Cross may still be criticized for its lively approach. Bringing Sam Giancana and his times to life in a fashion more common to the novel than the exposé, all the while presenting the Mob leader’s own point of view, has made Double Cross a disturbingly entertaining story.
All that separated cops from robbers were a few dollar bills; it was that simple. There was no honor, no virtue; those ideals were the stuff of fairy tales. Reality in the Patch dictated a different code of survival, and Mo, already calloused by life at the tender age of twelve, embraced that code as his own. His friends were a Mad Hatter’s assortment of screwed-up kids and sociopaths whose limited choice of role models consisted of either hardened criminals, celibate priests, or poverty-stricken parents who couldn’t speak English and knew little if anything of the new American laws and mores.