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Gangsters of Miami
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Gangsters of Miami

by Ron Chepesiuk

This well researched book chronicles the rise of the gangster in Miami and the history of crime in one of America's most exciting and edgy cities.

Rising from a swampy flatland a little more than a century ago, Maimi has grown to become a trend setting metropolis known for tourism, fashion, nightlife, and style. Miami is also the edgy city of Hollywood's "Scarface" Tony Montana, television's "Miami Vice" and popular culture's "Cocaine Cowboy". Gangsters of Miami digs beyond the headlines and fantasy to provide a close up look at the real role that mobsters, gamblers, hit men, con men and other gangsters have played in making it America's youngest and most fascinating major city.

known as the Magic City, Miami has been the home for a colorful variety of gangsters from its early days to the modern period. They include the notorious smugglers of the Prohibition era, famous mobsters like Al Capone and Meyer Lansky who helped make Miami a gambling Mecca, the Cuban Mafia, La Compania (The Company), which arrived after Cuba fell to Castro, the Colombian cartels during the cocaine explosion, the Russian mafia after the fall of the Soviet union, and the street gangs that plagued Miami after the advent of crack cocaine.

Gangsters of Miami is a lively and well-documented account of Miami's gangs and gangsters. As he did with Gangsters of Harlem and Black Gangsters of Chicago, investigative journalist Ron Chepesiuk shows that fact can be more riveting than fiction.

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