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Lucky Luciano
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"Award-Winning Finalist in the "True Crime: Non-Fiction" category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards" Charles Lucky Luciano is one of the most researched, discussed and dissected American mobsters of all time. His name has become synonymous with NY City's high drama gangland days of prohibition bootlegging, the information of the infamous five families, and controversy over his alleged Last Testament. However, there exists many fascinating and lurid tales and theories regarding Lucky's rise and fall from the mobs top spot. Some of these stories are known, but still incite debate, such as the origins of his nickname and menacing facial scars. Other legends are not so well known to the general public With information culled from rare news articles, government documents and numerous books written on the subject, this book will give readers a chance to discover Luciano in a way that engages the mystery of his pop culture status, while encouraging further debate over the facts and fallacies that exist about his true role in the history of the American mafia structure. About the Author Christian Cipollini has been a freelance journalist, writer, organized crime researcher and designer for over a decade, covering everything from entertainment to human interest to gangsterism. Rock stars, local news, tattoo culture, and even Bigfoot... he tried to cover the spectrum from wonderful to the weird. He co-created a mob-history-themed apparel and infographics company, with products having appeared in rapper Necro's video "Jewish Gangsters" and the documentary film "DAS MAFIA-PARADIES" by Hans Peter Weymar. He is a graduate of Seton Hill University and is most currently the author of Diary of a Motor City Hit Man: The Chester Wheeler Campbell Story, and new 'expert' guest on the Biography Channel Series "Gangsters: America's Most Evil," "Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend," and "Murder Inc.: Mysteries of the Mob's Most Deadly Hit Squad." As an "expert" guest, he's appeared on episodes of Biography Channel Series "Gangsters: America's Most Evil," History Channel Series "United Stuff of America" and Consulted on National Geographic Channel's critically-acclaimed series DRUGS, INC. What People Are Saying "Christian Cipollini takes a fresh look at the legacy of Lucky Luciano, one of the most recognized gangsters in history. Armed with one-of-a-kind photos and intriguing in-depth tales from Luciano's life (and legacy), Cipollini brings some much- needed new material to the Luciano canon." ~Scott M. Deitche, author The Silent Don and Cigar City Mafia "Christian Cipollini is one of those authors that deserve more recognition. I was considered by the FBI as an expert in Italian organized crime and I recognize someone that knows and well researched his writings."  ~Ronald Fino, former FBI Undercover Operative and author of The Triangle Exit. "The sorts of characters he writes about couldn't spell "Cipollini" but it's a name that'll be on the reading lists of true crime aficionados for years into the future."  ~Arthur Nash, author of New York City Gangland
Mysterious Tales Of A Gangland Legend
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One of Amazonís BestBooks of2014
One of Amazon’s Best Books of 2014