Monday, June 15, 2015
Joseph P. Macheca and the
Birth of the American Mafia
by Thomas Hunt and Martha Macheca Sheldon
Set in the Gilded Age of New Orleans, this award-winning historical biography establishes the factual details of Joseph P. Macheca's epic life story, the assassination of Police Chief David Hennessy, and the infamous Crescent City lynchings, as it explores the root causes of organized crime and the genesis of the American Mafia.