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Smaldone

the untold story of an American crime family

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Published by Fulcrum Pub. in Golden, Colo .
Written in English.

About the Book

I never thought it would end.—Clyde SmaldoneStarted by Italian brothers from North Denver, the high-profile Smaldone crime syndicate began in the bootlegging days of the 1920s and flourished well into the late twentieth century. Connected to such notorious crime figures as Al Capone and Carlos Marcello, as well as to presidents and other politicians, charismatic Clyde Smaldone was the crime family's leader from the Prohibition era to the rise of gambling to the family's waning days. Uncovering the good and the bad, best-selling author Dick Kreck captures the complexity of Clyde, brother Checkers, and their crew, who perpetuated a shadowy underworld but exhibited great generosity and commitment to their community, offering food, money, and college funds to struggling families. Through candid interviews and firsthand accounts, Kreck reveals the true sense of what it meant to be a Smaldone, and the mix of love and dysfunction that is part of every American family.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genre
Case studies, Biography

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.1092/2788
Library of Congress
HV6446 .K74 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23145739M
Internet Archive
smaldoneuntoldst00dick
ISBN 13
9781555917180
LC Control Number
2008055423
OCLC/WorldCat
299278015
Library Thing
8715310
Goodreads
6550827
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