Kill the Irishman

Kill the Irishman

The War That Crippled the Mafia

Book - 2011
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Describes Irishman Danny Greene's battle to break the Italian stranglehold on organized crime in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1970s.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st Pocket Books pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781439171745
1439171742
Branch Call Number: 364.10609/PORRELLO
Characteristics: x, 283 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.

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LRS1969 Feb 16, 2015

Excellent book by an author who did some VG research on this subject. I knew of Danny Greene and met him very briefly a couple of times when I was quite young. And at the time really had no idea as to the direction that he was going.

Danny Greene overview:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Greene

(I was like 10-12 age range and this was in time frame where DG was interim and then later full president of the local International Dockworkers union and I moved on away from area for several years around age 15 by which time DG was more deeply involved in his "Celtic Mafia" activities... as I recall, DG was same age as my father who lived in Collinwood at that time and for several years)

I proceeded the author into "The Job" elsewhere in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area and kept track of the latter era of Danny Greene and the affairs surrounding his "wars" with opposing organized crime mafias. The author covers this - as well as DG's early days - in very good and accurate detail.

I would suggest checking out the author's biography, as it brings the excellence of the book into focus.

Mafia webpage:

http://www.americanmafia.com/

Author's bio:

http://www.americanmafia.com/About_Rick_Porrello.html

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