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The Black Hand: the epic war between a bnrilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history
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[Place of publication not identified]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
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304 pages
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“Gripping . . . A valuable recounting of a lurid and little-known episode in American history.” — Washington Post   Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave stirred New York City, then the entire country, into panic. The children of Italian immigrants were being kidnapped and dozens of innocent victims gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. The perpetrators’ only calling card: the symbol of a black hand.      Standing between the American public and the Black Hand’s lawlessness was Joseph Petrosino. Dubbed “the Italian Sherlock Holmes, ” he was a dogged and ingenious detective and master of disguise. As the crimes grew ever more bizarre, Petrosino and his all-Italian police squad raced to capture members of the secret criminal society before the nation’s anti-immigrant tremors exploded into catastrophe.      The Black Hand is a fast-paced story of mystery, terror, sacrifice, and honor in turn-of-the-century America, from a master of narrative nonfiction.    “Taut, brisk, and very cinematic.” — Newsday

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“Gripping . . . A valuable recounting of a lurid and little-known episode in American history.” — Washington Post   Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave stirred New York City, then the entire country, into panic. The children of Italian immigrants were being kidnapped and dozens of innocent victims gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. The perpetrators’ only calling card: the symbol of a black hand.      Standing between the American public and the Black Hand’s lawlessness was Joseph Petrosino. Dubbed “the Italian Sherlock Holmes, ” he was a dogged and ingenious detective and master of disguise. As the crimes grew ever more bizarre, Petrosino and his all-Italian police squad raced to capture members of the secret criminal society before the nation’s anti-immigrant tremors exploded into catastrophe.      The Black Hand is a fast-paced story of mystery, terror, sacrifice, and honor in turn-of-the-century America, from a master of narrative nonfiction.    “Taut, brisk, and very cinematic.” — Newsday
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APA Citation (style guide)

Talty, S. (2017). The Black Hand: the epic war between a bnrilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history. [Place of publication not identified]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Talty, Stephan. 2017. The Black Hand: The Epic War between a Bnrilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History. [Place of publication not identified]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Talty, Stephan, The Black Hand: The Epic War between a Bnrilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History. [Place of publication not identified]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

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Talty, Stephan. The Black Hand: The Epic War between a Bnrilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History. [Place of publication not identified]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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