Gangsters of Miami:
True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hit Men, Con Men and Gang Bangers from the Magic City
by Ron Chepesiuk
October 2009 | $23.95 | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-56980-368-4
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Ron Chepesiuk presents a comprehensive and engrossing chronicle of gang and gangster history in Miami. Known as the Magic City, the book traces gangsters that include the notorious smugglers of the Prohibition era, famous mobsters like Al Capone and Meyer Lansky, the Cuban Mafia, the Colombian cartel, the Russian Mafia, and the current street gangs that have come to plague Miami after the advent of crack cocaine.
ENDORSEMENTS FOR GANGSTERS OF MIAMI
Since the turn of the century, Miami has been a pivotal destination for emerging criminal organizations: the Mafia, Colombian cartels and local street gangs. Ron’s latest well-written tome, Gangsters of Miami, accurately depicts their dominance, control, and method of operation during Prohibition and their progression to gambling and narcotics. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in a historical and colorful account of crime in the Magic City!
Ellen Poulsen, author, The Case Against Lucky Luciano: New York’s Most Sensational Vice Trial and Don’t Call Us Molls: Women of the John Dillinger Gang
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With a sharp eye for detail and a crisp writing style, Ron Chepesiuk peels back the layers of sun-drenched Miami, exposing a history of corruption and crime, stretching from the Mafia to the Colombian cartels to the Russian mob to the little-known Cuban Corporation. It’s one of the most complete looks at crime in South Florida.
Lew Rice, former special agent in charge, DEA, and author of DEA Special Agent: My Life on the Front Line.
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Meet the real Tony Montanas and flinch at their ruthless capacity for extreme violence and murder. Chepesiuk’s aptitude for revealing the inner workings of organized crime within a community is once again on display here as the reader is cast into Miami’s bloody underbelly. A remarkable achievement by the author.
Scott M. Deitche, author of Balls: The Life of Eddie Trascher, Gentleman Gangster and Silent Don, The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr.