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5.0 out of 5 stars
inside gangland, 6 Sept. 2007
This is a amazingly thorough researched work on the king of Los Angeles,Mickey Cohen.He was into every conceivable racket be it extortion,prostitution,protection,race fixing,wire tapping or fixing fights It involves his relationship with the Rat Pack providing them with high class broads and then blackmailing them.He had the Cops and the Attorneys in his pocket.He survived many assination attempts.
His involvement with Nixon ,The Kennedys, Jack Ruby and Marilyn Munroe and the opening up of Las Vegas are explored.
Unable to get him indited on any serious charges he eventually got put away,just like Al Capone ,on tax evasion
Its a great read and page turner.