The Resource Smaldone : the untold story of an American crime family, by Dick Kreck

Smaldone : the untold story of an American crime family, by Dick Kreck

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Smaldone : the untold story of an American crime family
Title
Smaldone
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the untold story of an American crime family
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by Dick Kreck
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Language
eng
Summary
Started by Italian brothers from North Denver, the high-profile Smaldone crime syndicate began in the bootlegging days of the 1920s and flourished well into the late twentieth century. Connected to such notorious crime figures as Al Capone and Carlos Marcello, as well as to presidents and other politicians, charismatic Clyde Smaldone was the crime family's leader from the Prohibition era to the rise of gambling to the family's waning days. Uncovering the good and the bad, best-selling author Dick Kreck captures the complexity of Clyde, brother Checkers, and their crew, who perpetuated a shadowy underworld but exhibited great generosity and commitment to their community, offering food, money, and college funds to struggling families. Through candid interviews and firsthand accounts, Kreck reveals the true sense of what it meant to be a Smaldone, and the mix of love and dysfunction that is part of every American family
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Title
Smaldone
Creator
Summary
Kreck, an author and former editor and columnist for The Denver Post, recounts the story of the Denver crime family headed by Clyde Smaldone. He traces the legacy of the family from the Prohibition era to the 1950s, and describes how Smaldone worked with Al Capone, set up gambling operations, and ran a loan-sharking business, in addition to the time he spent in jail in the 1950s and 60s. He also details Smaldone's personal life. The book is based on audiotapes of Smaldone and interviews with family members and associates. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
337711
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.1092/2788
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6446
LC item number
.K74 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the untold story of an American crime family
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the untold story of an American crime family
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Dick Kreck ; foreword by Chuck and Gene Smaldone
Smaldone : the untold story of an American crime family, by Dick Kreck
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Smaldone : the untold story of an American crime family, by Dick Kreck
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http://www.douglascountyhistory.org
Publication
Note
Copy located in Douglas County History Research Center reading room
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
xviii, 276 p.
Isbn
9781555917180
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008055423
Note
cat13rev,cat49rev,cat35
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn299278015
  • (OCoLC)299278015

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
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