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The Resource The Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history, Stephan Talty

The Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history, Stephan Talty

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The Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history
Title
The Black Hand
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the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history
Statement of responsibility
Stephan Talty
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Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and then the entire country, with fear. The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped, and dozens of innocent victims were gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. The perpetrators seemed both omnipresent and invisible. Their only calling card: the symbol of a black hand. The crimes whipped up the slavering tabloid press and heated ethnic tensions to the boiling point. Standing between the American public and the Black Hand's lawlessness was Joseph Petrosino. Dubbed the "Italian Sherlock Holmes," he was a famously dogged and ingenious detective, and a master of disguise. As the crimes grew ever more bizarre and the Black Hand's activities spread far beyond New York's borders, Petrosino and the all-Italian police squad he assembled raced to capture members of the secret criminal society before the country's anti-immigrant tremors exploded into catastrophe. Petrosino's quest to root out the source of the Black Hand's power would take him all the way to Sicily--but at a terrible cost."--
Summary
Chronicles the dramatic story about the origins of the mafia in early 20th-century America and the achievements of Italian-born detective, Joseph Petrosino, who gave his life to fight it
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Amazon.com
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10558753
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DLC
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Talty, Stephan
Dewey number
364.1060973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6446
LC item number
.T35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Organized crime
  • Italians
  • Italian Americans
  • Extortion
  • Murder
  • Mafia
Target audience
adult
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the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history
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The Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history, Stephan Talty
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Prologue: "a great and consuming terror" -- "This capital of half a world" -- Hunter of men -- "In mortal dread" -- The mysterious six -- A general rebellion -- Explosion -- Wave -- The General -- "The terror of hurtful people" -- "Once to be born, once to die" -- War without quarter -- The city of living death -- Backlash -- A secret service -- The gentleman -- In Sicily -- Black horses -- Goatville -- A return
Control code
ocn953710101
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780544633384
Lccn
2016048168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953710101
Label
The Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history, Stephan Talty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "a great and consuming terror" -- "This capital of half a world" -- Hunter of men -- "In mortal dread" -- The mysterious six -- A general rebellion -- Explosion -- Wave -- The General -- "The terror of hurtful people" -- "Once to be born, once to die" -- War without quarter -- The city of living death -- Backlash -- A secret service -- The gentleman -- In Sicily -- Black horses -- Goatville -- A return
Control code
ocn953710101
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780544633384
Lccn
2016048168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953710101

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