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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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Beginning in the summer of 1903 the children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped, and dozens of innocent victims were 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. The tabloid press heated ethnic tensions to the boiling point. Joseph Petrosino, a dogged and ingenious detective, and the all-Italian police squad he assembled, raced to capture members of the secret criminal society before the country's anti-immigrant tremors exploded into catastrophe.
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subject_facet20th Century -- United States
Criminology -- SOCIAL SCIENCE
Electronic books
Emigration & Immigration -- SOCIAL SCIENCE
Extortion -- United States -- Case studies
Italian Americans -- Crimes against -- Case studies
Italians -- Crimes against -- United States -- Case studies
Mafia -- United States -- Case studies
Murder -- United States -- Case studies
Organized crime -- TRUE CRIME
Organized crime -- United States -- Case studies
title_displayThe Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history
title_fullThe Black Hand : the epic war between a bnrilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history [eBook] Talty, Stephan,
The Black Hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history / Stephan Talty
The Black Hand The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History
title_shortThe Black Hand
title_subthe epic war between a bnrilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in American history
topic_facet20th Century
Biography & Autobiography
Crimes against
Criminology
Emigration & Immigration
Extortion
History
Italian Americans
Italians
Mafia
Murder
Nonfiction
Organized crime
True Crime