Friday, January 16, 2009

Martyr: Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino

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Feature Article



A century ago, Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino of the
New York Police Department was shot to death
while on assignment in a foreign land.

Martyr

by Thomas Hunt

First paragraph:
"'Petrosino was a great man, a good man,' former President Theodore Roosevelt told the press. 'I knew him for years, and he did not know the name of fear. He was a man worth while. I regret most sincerely the death of such a man as Joe Petrosino.'"

Sixteen pages article body
including sidebar story
Two pages of endnotes
Eleven images.

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Kansas City Mafia Members, 1910s-1940s

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Membership Chart

Researcher Bill Feather provides a chart of early Kansas City Mafia membership.

Names, aliases, birth-death-immigration data, birthplaces and ranks for dozens of members and suspected members of the KC Outfit.

Three pages.

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The Mob's Worst Year: 1957 - Part Two

Vol. 2, Issue 1, Jan. 2009 Contents
Feature Article
Part 2 of 2



Fifty years ago, lawmakers, enforcement officials
and the American public finally became aware
of the depth and breadth of the Mafia underworld.

The Mob's Worst Year

by Thomas Hunt



First paragraph:
"Albert Anastasia’s death in 'the chair' might have been preordained. The legendary Mafia boss and accomplished murderer managed to escape death in Sing Sing Prison’s electric chair in 1921, only to meet his end in a barber chair 35 years later."


Seven and a half pages article body
Two pages of endnotes
Seven images.

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Book news and reviews

Vol. 2, Issue 1, Jan. 2009 Contents
Book news and reviews

Open City: True Story of the KC Crime Family
by William Ouseley
Reviewed by David Critchley.

The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent's Dance with Evil
by Bob Hamer

Cumberland House true crime titles search for homes

An interview with Scott Deitche

New releases: The Origin of Organized Crime in America by David Critchley; Mob Boss by Mike Hudson; Gomorrah (paperback reprint) by Roberto Saviano and Virginia Jewiss.

On the way: Mafia Son by Sandra Harmon; The First Family by Mike Dash.

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