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GANGLAND: HOW THE FBI BROKE THE MOB. by  HOWARD: BLUM - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja2196)

GANGLAND: HOW THE FBI BROKE THE MOB.

GANGLAND: HOW THE FBI BROKE THE MOB. by  HOWARD: BLUM - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja2196)
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GANGLAND: HOW THE FBI BROKE THE MOB.

by BLUM, HOWARD:

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FINE./FINE.
ISBN 10
0091784840
ISBN 13
9780091784843
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,unclipped dw/dj - no publisher price - assumed 1st export edn as these precede the trade 1sts. Bright, clean, glossy laminated colour illustrated upper wrap and colour portrait photograph of John Gotti to rear wrap with minimal shelf-wear and negligible creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present. Top edge minimally dust-soiled but clean;fore-edge generally clean but with some light thumbing; contents bright,tight and near pristine.Clean, plain black paper-covered bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white eps.Rear endpaper has neat, ink stamped Warehouse damaged stamp - but book appears unaffected despite this.8vo,8-349pp includes half-title+title pages,note to reader,48 chapters,and notes on sources to rear. In 'Gangland',bestselling author and prize-winning journalist Howard Blum tells the riveting story of the FBI's C-16 Organized Crime Squad,a group of modern-day Untouchables who waged a grim six-year battle to bring down this generation's Al Capone - John Gotti.'Gangland' is a true-life drama as complex and compelling as any fictional detective story - the cat-and-mouse chase that trapped the cocky crime lord who was convinced he was beyond the law. Gotti's trump cards:a gang of ruthless henchmen eager to execute his enenmies - and a mole in law enforcement,a one-legged detective known as 'the Baker' whose inside information enabled the Don to get away - literally - with murder.But arrayed against Gotti were FBI agents,men of courage,ingenuity and daring,whose difficult mission became n obsession;two women,'Easter' and 'the Looker',mob girlfriends brave and resourceful enough to collect incriminating secrets;and Sammy 'Bull' Gravano, Gotti's hitman and second-in-command,who,to the surprise of both sides in the battle,was skilfully pressured into turning against his Don. Drawing on his unprecedented access to FBI records and the FBI agents themselves,Blum goes behind the scenes in the back rooms of the mob and the squad rooms of the FBI to reveal precisely how Gotti's headquarters was bugged,how informants were turned,and how the mole was brought to light.It is a story of smll victories and major setbacks,of bureaucratic bungling and bitter inter-agency rivalries that prolonged Gotti's reign of terror,and of the patience and persistence that finally toppled him from his throne: a man trapped by his own words.
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R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
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Title
GANGLAND: HOW THE FBI BROKE THE MOB.
Author
BLUM, HOWARD:
Format/binding
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity available
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Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0091784840
ISBN 13
9780091784843
Publisher
LONDON.HUTCHINSON,1994.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
1994
Keywords
*q52*.GENERAL.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.ISBN 0091784840.MAFIA+FBI.ORGANIZED CRIME+USA+FBI.JOHN GOTTI+FBI.SAMMY 'BULL' GRAVANO.FBI+C-16.'TEFLON DON'.BRUCE MOUW.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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