By Neil G. Clark
Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West part Waterfront is thefascinating account of 1 gangster's ascension from altar boy to the leader of latest York City's violent Irish Mob.
Eddie McGrath's lifestyles and crimes are traced during the tail-end of Prohibition, the group war of the Thirties that propelled him into the location of an geared up crime boss, the sordid years of underworld keep an eye on over the bustling waterfront, McGrath's involvement in dozens of gangland murders, and at last 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 all of the 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 resembling 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, personal loan 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 largely researched booklet additionally beneficial properties 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* formerly unpublished photo charts of latest York City's waterfront gangs.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 recent York City's Irish Mob after Owney Madden and earlier than the Westies.
* A never-before-discussed Nineteen Thirties gang battle for keep watch over over the West part of recent York City's waterfront, which led to 11 murders, six near-killings, and dozens of shootings.
* information 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 entire and authoritative heritage of Eddie McGrath-- one the longest serving Irish Mob bosses in American history.
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