Gangster’s of Miami

Gangster’s of Miami
Tags: A-H-2, Highly Recommended
Publication Year: October 2013
Format: Paperback
Length: 304 Pages
ASIN: 1569803684
ISBN: 9781569803684

A comprehensive and engrossing chronicle of gang and gangster history in Miami.

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About the Book

Now available in paperback, Ron Chepesiuk presents a comprehensive and engrossing chronicle of gang and gangster history in Miami. Known as the Magic City, the book traces gangsters that include the notorious smugglers of the Prohibition era, famous mobsters like Al Capone and Meyer Lansky, the Cuban Mafia, the Colombian cartel, the Russian Mafia, and the current street gangs that have come to plague Miami after the advent of crack cocaine.

Meet the real Tony Montanas and flinch at their ruthless capacity for extreme violence and murder. Chepesiuk’s aptitude for revealing the inner workings of organized crime within a community is once again on display here as the reader is cast into Miami’s bloody underbelly. A remarkable achievement by the author. Scott M. Deitche, author of Balls: The Life of Eddie Trascher, Gentleman Gangster and Silent Don, The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr.
With a sharp eye for detail and a crisp writing style, Ron Chepesiuk peels back the layers of sun-drenched Miami, exposing a history of corruption and crime, stretching from the Mafia to the Colombian cartels to the Russian mob to the little-known Cuban Corporation. It’s one of the most complete looks at crime in South Florida. Lew Rice, former special agent in charge, DEA, and author of DEA Special Agent: My Life on the Front Line.
Since the turn of the century, Miami has been a pivotal destination for emerging criminal organizations: the Mafia, Colombian cartels and local street gangs. Ron’s latest well-written tome, Gangsters of Miami, accurately depicts their dominance, control, and method of operation during Prohibition and their progression to gambling and narcotics. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in a historical and colorful account of crime in the Magic City! Ellen Poulsen, author, The Case Against Lucky Luciano: New York’s Most Sensational Vice Trial and Don’t Call Us Molls: Women of the John Dillinger Gang
About the Author
Ron Chepesiuk

Ron was a university professor before getting the writing bug. Now he is an award-winning author, two-time Fulbright Scholar recipient to Indonesia and Bangladesh, an adjunct instructor in UCLA's Extension Journalism program and a consultant to the History Channel's "Gangland" documentary series. Ron is the author of twenty-four books and more than 4,000 magazine, newspaper and Internet articles on a wide range of topics, from science to entertainment. His celebrity interviews include Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter, Abbie Hoffman, Noam Chomsky, Evander Holyfield, Andy McDowall, and many others. He has been interviewed by the History Channel, Biography Channel, Investigative Discovery, Black Entertainment Television and NBC Dateline and other media.

Among other awards, two of his books, "Drugs Lords" and "Gangsters of Harlem", were selected finalists for Foreword magazine's 2007 True Crime Book of the Year. "Gangsters Harlem" won honorable mention. A third book, "Black Gangsters of Chicago" won a silver medal in the Independent Book Publishers Association's 2007 True Crime Book of the Year. "Black Gangsters of Chicago" also won first place in the African American nonfiction category of the U.S. Book News "Best Books 2007" award. Both "Black Gangsters of Chicago" and "Gangsters of Harlem" were finalists for the award in the true crime category and "Drug Lords" won honorable mention in the general nonfiction category of the 2008 London Book Festival.

A native of Thunder Bay, Canada, Ron resides in South Carolina when not on assignment around the world. He hopes someday to write an award-winning screenplay based on one of his books.

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