By Neil G. Clark
Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West aspect Waterfront is thefascinating account of 1 gangster's ascension from altar boy to the leader of recent York City's violent Irish Mob.
Eddie McGrath's existence and crimes are traced throughout the tail-end of Prohibition, the group war of the Thirties that propelled him into the location of an prepared crime boss, the sordid years of underworld regulate over the bustling waterfront, McGrath's involvement in dozens of gangland murders, and eventually the decline of the dock mobsters following a interval of longshoremen uprising within the 1950s.
Like strolling into the backroom of a smoky West aspect tavern, the ebook additionally positive aspects the entire different unsavory characters who operated at the waterfront, together with McGrath's brother-in-law, John "Cockeye" Dunn; the gang's hitman of selection, Andrew "Squint" Sheridan; racketeers comparable to Mickey Bowers, Timothy O'Mara, Charlie Yanowsky, Joe Butler and Albert Ackalitis; in addition to a plethora of corrupt union officers, robbers, enforcers, shakedown artists, mortgage sharks, boss loaders, and bookies.
This is the real-life tale of the preeminent racketeer on Manhattan's profitable waterfront and the bloodshed that lengthy haunted the ports of recent York City.
Using newly exposed fundamental assets, this greatly researched ebook additionally good points the following:
* An 8 web page insert containing infrequent photographs.
* formerly unpublished photo charts of latest York City's waterfront gangs.
* A complete history of latest York City's Irish Mob after Owney Madden and prior to the Westies.
* A never-before-discussed Thirties gang warfare for regulate over the West facet of latest York City's waterfront, which ended in 11 murders, six near-killings, and dozens of shootings.
* info of the FBI's mystery twenty-year research into the overseas Longshoremen's organization and the shadowy mobsters that manipulated the union's affairs.
* the tale of the sensational homicide trial that nearly introduced down McGrath and his gang.
* the full and authoritative heritage of Eddie McGrath-- one the longest serving Irish Mob bosses in American history.
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Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront by Neil G. Clark