mob http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1332 - Kevin Baker http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1332-kevin-baker <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Based on one of the great unsolved murders in mob history, and the rise-and-fall of a real-life hero, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Big Crowd</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells the sweeping story of Charlie </span>O’Kane<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He is the American dream come to life, a poor Irish immigrant who worked his way up from beat cop to mayor of New York at the city’s dazzling, post-war zenith. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82115 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1332 - Kevin Baker Joe Pistone Recalls Mob Infiltration As "Donnie Brasco" http://wamc.org/post/joe-pistone-recalls-mob-infiltration-donnie-brasco <p></p><p>As an undercover FBI agent, Joe Pistone was able to infiltrate the American mob so convincingly, both the feds and Mafioso still express admiration for his work today, three decades after his descent into the Bonano family as up-and-coming hood Donnie Brasco. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:20:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 70060 at http://wamc.org Joe Pistone Recalls Mob Infiltration As "Donnie Brasco" "Mafia Summit: J. Edgar Hoover, the Kennedy Brothers, and the Meeting That Unmasked the Mob" http://wamc.org/post/mafia-summit-j-edgar-hoover-kennedy-brothers-and-meeting-unmasked-mob <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312657757/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0312657757&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Mafia Summit: J. Edgar Hoover, the Kennedy Brothers, and the Meeting That Unmasked the Mob</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0312657757" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> is the true story of how a small-town lawman in upstate New York busted a Cosa Nostra conference in 1957, exposing the Mafia to America. The book is by Gil Reavill.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:48:45 +0000 Joe Donahue 59164 at http://wamc.org "Mafia Summit: J. Edgar Hoover, the Kennedy Brothers, and the Meeting That Unmasked the Mob"