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Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America (2021)

de Bill O'Reilly

Altres autors: Martin Dugard

Sèrie: Killing (10)

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In the tenth audiobook in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard take on their most controversial subject yet: The Mob.

Killing the Mob is the tenth audiobook in Bill O'Reilly's #1 New York Times bestselling series of popular narrative histories, with sales of nearly 18 million copies worldwide, and over 320 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
O'Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation's most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses. Covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, O'Reilly and Dugard trace the prohibition-busting bank robbers of the Depression Era, such as John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby-Face Nelson. In addition, the authors highlight the creation of the Mafia Commission, the power struggles within the "Five Families," the growth of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, the mob battles to control Cuba, Las Vegas and Hollywood, as well as the personal war between the U.S. Attorney General Bobby Kennedy and legendary Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.
O'Reilly and Dugard turn these legendary criminals and their true-life escapades into a listen that rivals the most riveting crime novel. With Killing the Mob, their hit series is primed for its greatest success yet.
A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

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I learned about this book from a client at work who was reading it. I listened to it as an audiobook.

The first part of the title is a bit of a misnomer and was probably chosen to fit into the series they've created (The Killing Series). The end of the book admits that there have been changes but it's not kaput. The second part of the title "the fight" is probably more accurate.

If you want an in depth look, this is probably not the book for you. It does seem to jump around a lot and perhaps it was just listening to it as an audiobook, but there were times it was confusing. Many events and people are touched on, but I'm sure there are other books that look into these people and events in more detail.

It wasn't my favorite of the books they've written for this series. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Nov 11, 2021 |
While I am not a fan of the bombastic Bill O'Reilly, I did like this particular book.

It contains a look at the early criminals, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, and Dillinger, and then proceeds to the current time when the mob is still present, but has lost a lot of leaders.

There are tales of shoot outs, slimy men who underhandedly controlled the Los Vegas casinos, politicians, and to some extent J. Edgar Hoover, whom the author thought was blackmailed by the mob because of his sexual preferences.

There is speculation about conspiracy plots, the death of John Kennedy in Dallas, the missing body of Hoffa, a Union boss who after a jail sentence, despite rules forbidding him to return to his previous position, blatantly claimed his previous job once again.

This is a quick read, some of which is factual, other events seems speculative.
  Whisper1 | Aug 17, 2021 |
The latest entry in this series delivers what you would expect if you read any of the earlier books. The authors mix verifiable factual information with a healthy dose of speculation and fiction (e.g., speculative verbatim comments) in an interesting narrative. For older readers like me, the trip down memory lane brought back recollections of machine-gun Kelly, Baby-Face Nelson, the death of Marilyn Monroe, and the assassinations that made headline news. Speculations I recall such as Muhammad Ali’s second KO of Sonny Liston are treated as confirmed here. I would have like the authors to be clearer about the evidence supporting these historical events. However, it does appear to me that they have made a greater effort to do so in this volume than in previous works.

I recommend this informative and enjoyable book, but caution readers to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism. ( )
  Tatoosh | Aug 1, 2021 |
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Biography & Autobiography. History. True Crime. Nonfiction. HTML:

In the tenth audiobook in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard take on their most controversial subject yet: The Mob.

Killing the Mob is the tenth audiobook in Bill O'Reilly's #1 New York Times bestselling series of popular narrative histories, with sales of nearly 18 million copies worldwide, and over 320 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
O'Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation's most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses. Covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, O'Reilly and Dugard trace the prohibition-busting bank robbers of the Depression Era, such as John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby-Face Nelson. In addition, the authors highlight the creation of the Mafia Commission, the power struggles within the "Five Families," the growth of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, the mob battles to control Cuba, Las Vegas and Hollywood, as well as the personal war between the U.S. Attorney General Bobby Kennedy and legendary Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.
O'Reilly and Dugard turn these legendary criminals and their true-life escapades into a listen that rivals the most riveting crime novel. With Killing the Mob, their hit series is primed for its greatest success yet.
A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

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