Mob Rule: Inside the Canadian Mafia ( Hamilton, Ontario / Rocco Perri / Johnny ' Pops ' Papalia / organized Crime / true Crime )

By: Dubro, James

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-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy with a wee bit of very light rubbing, some small marks on endpapers from old tape that was on an old jacket protector, in a Near Fine dustjacket, 317 pages, b&w photos, "Mob Rule is an intimate portrait of the Mafia in Canada, from the early years of extortion & bootlegging to the present day empire of drugs, loan-sharking, prostitution & murder. In Mob Rule, Dubro focuses on the life and times of gangland boss Paul Volpe, the 'respectable' businessman who built his fortune on murder, arson & extortion. In tracing Volpe's story, Dubro presents a rogue's gallery of Canadian crime, including: ----Cecil Kirby, hit-man & enforcer, whose favourite pastimes involved the creative use of dynamite on cars, businesses & people. ----Domenic Racco, who made the mistake of believing that no one would kill the heir of a Mafia don. ----Cosimo Commisso, a member of Canada's Murder Inc, who once ordered a restaurant blown up because of poor service. ----The bloody world of Mob Rule is home to a supporting case of Hell's Angels, Oriental gangs, soldiers of fortune & dope-crazed dictators - a world where today's mob king is tomorrow's mob victim" , ---contents include: INTRODUCTION: Organized Crime and the Mafia: Myth and Reality ; CHAPTER ONE: The Old Walton Street Crowd: Paul Volpe's Early Years; CHAPTER TWO: The Black Hand CHAPTER THREE: Initiation into the Mafia; CHAPTER FOUR: Diamond in the Rough: The Early Years of Nathan Klegerman ; CHAPTER FIVE: The Haitian Interlude ; CHAPTER SIX: A Visit from "Mr. Palmer"; CHAPTER SEVEN: "A Sinister Array of Characters" ; CHAPTER EIGHT: A Matter of Respect: A Day in the Life of Paul Volpe and "Operation Oblong" ; CHAPTER NINE: A New Organization: The Rise of the Siderno Mafia Family ; CHAPTER TEN: Paul Volpe, TV Star ; CHAPTER ELEVEN: Another New Organization: The Special Enforcement Unit ; CHAPTER TWELVE: The Day of the Condor: The Atlantic City Connection Exposed; CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Commisso Crime Family: Canada's Murder Inc. ; CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Gentleman Hit Man and a Killing in Connecticut ; CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Cecil Kirby, the Commissos, and the Police Go on the Great Fox Hunt ; CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Death on a Sunday Afternoon ; CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Fall-out: Life in New Jersey and Death on the Railway Tracks ; CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Mob in Transition -----ADDENDUM: A Profile of Two Canadian Mob Originals -Part I: Rocco Perri, Canada's "King of the Bootleggers" Part II: Charles Yanover, Con Man Extraordinaire, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED///

Title: Mob Rule: Inside the Canadian Mafia ( Hamilton, Ontario / Rocco Perri / Johnny ' Pops ' Papalia / organized Crime / true Crime )

Author Name: Dubro, James

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: True Crime,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON.: MacMillan, 1985, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1985

ISBN Number: 0771596863

ISBN Number 13: 9780771596865

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

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Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155733

Keywords: Hamilton Ontario Papalia Mafia Mob Organized Crime, Hell's Angels, Oriental gangs, soldiers of fortune & dope-crazed Dictators