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Deep Water: Joseph P. Macheca and the Birth of the American Mafia (Hardcover)

Author: Hunt, Thomas

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Set in the Gilded Age of New Orleans, the historical biography "Deep Water: Joseph P. Macheca and the Birth of the American Mafia" establishes thefactual details of Macheca''s epic life story, the assassination of Police ChiefDavid Hennessy and the Crescent City lynchings.

"An excellent, meticulously detailed ... account of the birth of the AmericanMafia and a wonderful study of New Orleans from the CivilWar/Reconstruction periods up through the famous mass lynching.Macheca comes across as a fascinating rogue. "Deep Water" ... shows amarvelous objectivity."

-Rick Mattix, coauthor, "The Complete Public Enemy Almanac"

"A memorable reading experience... This book will force a reassessment ofa famous event in the history of American organized crime."

-Dr. Peter Dale Scott, author, "Deep Politics and the Death of JFK"

"Very interesting and informative. I was also happy to see my own prejudiceconfirmed: the Hennessy murder emerges out of the turbid racial andpolitical situation in the city."

-James Fentress, author, "Rebels and Mafiosi"


Publisher iUniverse
Mfg Part# 9780595679089
SKU 204474974
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0595679080
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0412
Publisher iUniverse
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