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Havana Mob T.J. English

Havana Mob By T.J. English

Havana Mob by T.J. English


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Summary

Throughout the 1950s, as the Cuban people laboured under a repressive regime, the Mob-financed revelry in Havana never stopped. With compliance of President Fulgencio Batista, the Mob set out to create a financial empire that would rival the days of prohibition in the US. This book captures the history of this organised crime.

Havana Mob Summary

Havana Mob by T.J. English

Throughout the 1950s, as the Cuban people laboured under a violently repressive regime, the Mob-financed revelry in Havana never stopped. Tourists from around the world flooded in to gamble, go to the racetrack, see an elaborate floorshow at the Tropicana, hear some of the hottest music around and perhaps partake in the kinky sexual activities that flourished on the fringe of the most colourful and exciting nightlife scene of the twentieth century. It may have seemed like fun and games, but for the Havana Mob it was a deadly serious business. Led by Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano - and with the full compliance of President Fulgencio Batista - the Mob set out to create a financial empire that would rival the 'glory days' of Prohibition in the US. For a time, the plan seemed to be succeeding beyond their wildest dreams, but they were sowing the seeds of their own demise. Behind the scenes, Fidel Castro was building opposition to what he portrayed as the debauchery and corruption of capitalism run amok in Havana - the result was revolution. The Havana Mob captures a unique and exotic chapter not only in the history of organised crime but also in the history of the United States, and for the first time the story is told through interviews and the first-hand accounts of those who were actually there.

Havana Mob Reviews

All the razzle-dazzle is here - Sinatra, the black sedans, the showgirls - but English goes further, to show how gangsterismo permeated the politics of Cuba and influenced its destiny (*****) The Scotsman English describes each parallel strand of this story in the pacey style of a crime thriller, but with the meticulous research of an investigative journalist Morning Star

About T.J. English

T.J. English is a noted journalist and screenwriter, and is the author of three previous books: Old Bones and Shallow Graves, The Westies and Born To Kill. He has written for numerous publications, including Esquire and Playboy, and his screenwriting credits include work on NYPD Blue and Homicide.

Additional information

GOR001571773
9781845961923
1845961927
Havana Mob by T.J. English
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
20070906
400
N/A
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