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The Resource The black hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in mAerican history, Stephan Talty

The black hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in mAerican history, Stephan Talty

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The black hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in mAerican history
Title
The black hand
Title remainder
the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in mAerican history
Statement of responsibility
Stephan Talty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and then the entire country, with fear. The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped and dozens of innocent victims were gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. The perpetrators seemed both omnipresent and invisible. Their only calling card: the symbol of a black hand. The crimes whipped up the slavering tabloid press and heated ethnic tensions to the boiling point. Standing between the American public and the Black Hand's lawlessness was Joseph Petrosino. Dubbed the "Italian Sherlock Holmes, " he was a famously dogged and ingenious detective and a master of disguise. As the crimes grew ever more bizarre and the Black Hand's activities spread far beyond New York's borders, Petrosino and the all-Italian police squad he assembled raced to capture members of the secret criminal society before the country's anti-immigrant tremors exploded into catastrophe. Petrosino's quest to root out the source of the Black Hand's power would take him all the way to Sicily -- but at a terrible cost
Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Talty, Stephan
Dewey number
364.106
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6446
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petrosino, Joe
  • Organized crime
  • Italians
  • Italian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Extortion
  • Murder
  • Mafia
Label
The black hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in mAerican history, Stephan Talty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "A great and consuming terror" -- "This capital of half a world" -- Hunter of men -- "In mortal dread" -- The mysterious six -- A general rebellion -- Explosion -- Wave -- The General -- "The terror of hurtful people" -- "Once to be born, once to die" -- War without quarter -- The city of living death -- Backlash -- A secret service -- The gentleman -- In Sicily -- Black horses -- Goatville -- A return
Control code
BD17012166
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 298 pages
Isbn
9780544633384
Lccn
bd17012166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544633384
  • 117251984
  • (Sirsi) b1480423
Label
The black hand : the epic war between a brilliant detective and the deadliest secret society in mAerican history, Stephan Talty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "A great and consuming terror" -- "This capital of half a world" -- Hunter of men -- "In mortal dread" -- The mysterious six -- A general rebellion -- Explosion -- Wave -- The General -- "The terror of hurtful people" -- "Once to be born, once to die" -- War without quarter -- The city of living death -- Backlash -- A secret service -- The gentleman -- In Sicily -- Black horses -- Goatville -- A return
Control code
BD17012166
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 298 pages
Isbn
9780544633384
Lccn
bd17012166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544633384
  • 117251984
  • (Sirsi) b1480423

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