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Supermob How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Powerbrokers

Supermob How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Powerbrokers Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ou had to do in those days to get byScenes from Hollywood part 1Jimmy Bobby SidneyForty years in the desert The kingmakers Paul Lew Ronnie in CaliforniaThe new frontier Bistro days He could never walk away from those peopleScenes from Hollywood part 2A sunny place for shady peopleComing under attack From Hoffa to HollywoodFrom Dutch sandwiches to Dutch ReaganAiring dirty laundry laundering dirty money Pursued by the Fourth Estate The true untouchablesLegacies Appendices A Supermob investmentsB Pritzker holdingsC Ziffren Greenberg Genis documentsNotesBibliographyInd. I had to read Supermob How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America s Hidden Power Brokers because it was used as the basis of a class in a Life Long Learning program I read a lot of non fiction and history and I have to say that Supermob was probably one of worst books I ve ever read I found several basic facts reported wrong for instance Nancy Reagan had NOT been married before she married Ronald Reagan just sort of tossed out at the reader The minute I find two errors in a work of non fiction I stop reading the book Unfortunately since it was a text for a class I couldn t throw it at the wall even though I wanted toThere is a difference in writing boring and dry history and a free for all history Gus Russo is really of a storytellerraconteur than a careful journalistauthor He puts together interesting anecdotes but appears to create his own context to make for a better story

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Supermob How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Powerbrokers Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 0's until his death in the '90s wasn't only the most powerful lawyer in the world according to the FBI but the enigmatic player behind countless 20th century power mergers political deals organized crime chicaneries As the underworld's primary link to the corporate upperworld his backroom dominance talent for anonymity will likely never be eualed As Supermob proves neither will his storyCast of charactersPrefaceThe lawyer from LawndaleFrom Lawndale to the Seneca to the underworldBirds of a feather Kaddish for CaliforniaThe future is in real estateHell that's what y. Nicely done book about the lifetimes and connections of Sidney Korshak Mob influence and connections to Chicago LosAngeles and the movie businessif you like Chicago mob books it is a must read

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Supermob How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Powerbrokers Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Investigative reporter Russo returns with the remarkable story of the Supermob a cadre of men who over the course of decades secretly influenced nearly every aspect of American society Presenting startling never before seen revelations about such famous members as Jules Stein Joe Glaser Ronald Reagan Lew Wasserman David Bazelon John Jacob Factor as well as infamous scrupulously low profile members Russo pulls the lid off of a half century of criminal infiltration into American business politics society At the heart of it is Sidney The Fixer Korshak who from the 194. This is a hard book to rate Certain aspects of it like the volume of research and the connections the author makes deserve 4 or 5 stars Russo s dissection of the Ashkenazic Jewish diaspora and their second generation experience in Chicago and subseuent success in shaping American society is an excellent eye opening analysis As the book progresses Russo s challenges in tackling very broad subject matter become apparent The book struggles between being a biography of Sidney Korshak and an expose of a loose knit amorphous and somewhat exaggerated entity known as the Supermob a group of powerful and influential Jews with connections to La Cosa Nostra Russo even lumps Ronald Reagan in as a member of the Supermob But Russo clearly despises Reagan and assigning him membership in a criminal organization is just one of many ways the partisan author attacks the former President actor and union leader Russo s anti Reagan agenda causes him to go on lengthy off topic diatribes in a book that s already too long For example he sets out to show that Reagan deserves no credit for the fall of the Soviet Union in a purely political paragraph after paragraph editorial that has nothing to do with Korshak the Supermob the Outfit or any other pertinent subject of the book Russo uotes mobster Allen Friedman a career criminal serial liar and world class sleeze saying that he took a suitcase full of cash from Jackie Presser to Ed Meese for Ronald Reagan A few paragraphs later Russo says Practically at the same time that Reagan s team received Presser s cash filled briefcase Russo turned Friedman s dubious uote into a fact without offering any corroborating evidence for the proven liar s claim It s sneaky and it undermines the book s credibility High on Russo s long list of Reagan s sins is his anticommunism According to Russo communists in Hollywood were fictitious commies p291 Nook edition which is like saying there s no Mafia in Chicago In the same paragraph Russo states that the lefties were not aligned against the United States but were merely a reaction to World War II fascism and Reagan and cohorts surely knew it In reality many of whom Russo refers to as lefties were card carrying members of the Communist Party who swore their membership oath to Stalin when Stalin was allied with fascism under the Hitler Stalin Pact For example leading Hollywood Communist Dalton Trumbo went to great lengths to protect the Hitler Stalin Pact by doing everything in his power including writing an anti war novel to prevent the US From entering the war against fascism I suspect that a researcher of Russo s stature knows the true extent of Communist infiltration of Hollywood but simply chooses to repeat old myths in service of his political agenda Other inaccuracies though usually trivial become annoying as they pile up Many gangsters were referred to as a boss even when they were mere soldiers Russo describes Frank Zappa on the Steve Allen Show bashing an old car with a sledgehammer In fact Zappa used drumsticks to ingeniously make a musical instrument out of a bicycle One has to wonder if Russo got the sledgehammer and old car from the same grab bag as Reagan s suitcase full of cash Russo deserves credit for documenting the so called Supermob in a connect the dots saga of thoroughly researched intrigue but the book would ve been better served had Russo been able to reign in his bias and his word count

  • Hardcover
  • 640
  • Supermob How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Powerbrokers
  • Gus Russo
  • English
  • 23 April 2017
  • 9781582343891