Allan May

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:39
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Frank "The Enforcer" NittiThe true story of how this infamous gangster was almost murdered by a Chicago detective. by Allan May Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti was a survivor. He survived the bullets of Robert Stack in the television series "The Untouchables," where the only...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:37
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Mike CoppolaMob informant Joey Cantalupo once stated in a video documentary that organized crime members "like to keep their wives at home, barefoot and pregnant." Mike Coppola handled things quite differently. He liked his wives to be bloodied and beaten and, if a threat to...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:36
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"Dandy" Phil Kastel"Dandy" Phil Kastel was a little-known partner of organized crime heavyweights such as Frank Costello and Arnold Rothstein.  Allan May illuminates Kastel in a way that gives you a feel for the ever-changing face of organized crime. by Allan May Phillip...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:34
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Jacob "Yasha" Katzenberga/k/a Jacob "Yasha" Katzenberg played a minor role in the history of organized crime, yet he helped bring down some major mobsters and then disappeared forever. by Allan May Jacob "Yasha" Katzenberg played a minor role in the history of organized crime....
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:32
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Arnold RothsteinArnold Rothstein is one of those legends that hang on the tip of the tongue -- "Don't tell me, don't tell me, I know who he is."   In "The Last Hours of Mr. Big,"  Allan May tells us not only who Rothstein was, but why the Big Guy finally shot...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:30
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Thomas A. Aurelio In August 1943, Thomas A. Aurelio stood at the threshold of a dream. After nine years as an assistant prosecutor and 12 as a judge in New York City, he was about to be elected to a seat on the Supreme Court for the State of New York. Then Aurelio, in a...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:36
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Mont Tennes and the Birth of the Race Wire. Virtually everyone who has ever been to a race track has used the Daily Racing Form, a newspaper that provides comprehensive information on horse races at tracks around the country.  In this first of a three-part series, Allan...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:35
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The rise of the Annenbergs. The great Annenberg publishing dynasty that controlled the Daily Racing Form, The Philadelphia Inquirer and TV Guide for decades produced the fortune that allowed Walter Annenberg to establish and endow the prestigious M. L. Annenberg Schools of...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:34
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The conclusion of Allan May's three part series on the rise and fall of the notorious race wire service.by Allan May Part Three: Ragen and McBride and the End of the Race Wire U. S. Sen. Estes Kefauver once called the Continental Press the nation’s Public Enemy Number One. "In...
Thu, 04/30/2009 - 00:55
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October 14, 2007The Raid in Teaneck is the prologue from Ron Chepesiuk and Anthony Gonzalez's book, Superfly: The True Untold Story of Frank Lucas, American Gangster. (A major movie about Lucas entitled American Gangster and starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe...

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