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The Outfit

The Role of Chicago's Underworld in the Shaping of Modern America

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The Outfit by Gus Russo
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Perhaps the most compelling gangster tale is one that has been, until now, surprisingly well hidden. This is the story of the Outfit: the secret organised crime cartel that began its reign in prohibition era Chicago before becoming the puppet master of Hollywood, Las Vegas and Washington DC. Moving with purpose and panache, the Outfit blended effortlessly with underworld corporate heads, Hollywood moguls, and national political icons. It was only after a fifty-year run that their world started to crumble in the 1970s. With extensive research including recently released FBI files, original interviews with Outfit associates and members of the Fourth Estate (who pursued the Outfit for over forty years) and first ever access to the journals of Humphreys' long-in-hiding widow, veteran investigative journalist Gus Russo uncovers sixty years of corruption and influence.

Author Biography

Gus Russo is the author of Live By The Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1998. He is an investigative reporter who has worked for various major television networks, including PBS, where he was a lead reporter on the award-winning Frontline series.
Release date NZ
August 2nd, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pages
560
ISBN-13
9780747566519
Product ID
2070520

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