Friday, April 1, 2011

April 2011 Issue of Informer

April 2011 Issue Contents
"The shadowy organization known as 'the Men of Montedoro' played an important role in the development of the American Mafia, serving as an adhesive force between the New York City and Buffalo Mafia clans, leading organized crime into the lucrative field of labor racketeering and blurring the boundary between underworld rackets and legitimate enterprises..."
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August 1870 daylight robbery of a Scranton, Pennsylvania, bank. Reprinted article.
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Miners led by Rev. Antonio Cerruti battle Black Hand racketeers in turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century northeastern Pennsylvania.
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Capone family travels from its home in Italy to the "Promised Land" of Brooklyn, New York. Book excerpt from Uncle Al Capone by Deirdre Marie Capone.
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Warner Files: A writer can only be as good as his sources. A column by Richard N. Warner.
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Dead Guys in Suits: It's in the bag. A column by Patrick Downey.
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Book Reviews: Young Al Capone by William and John Balsamo; Lucky Luciano: The Real and the Fake Gangster by Tim Newark.
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Northeastern Pennsylvania Mafia Chart by Bill Feather.
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Sixty-four pages. Published April 1, 2011.

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