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Author Deitche, Scott M., author.

Title Hitmen : the mafia, drugs, and the East Harlem Purple Gang / Scott M. Deitche.

Publication Info. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  364.106 DEITCHE    Check Shelf
Description x, 179 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Origins -- What's in a name? -- A capacity for violence -- The drug game -- Rockland County -- The Milgram murder -- .22 caliber killers -- The shopping spree -- The viserto drug trial -- The early eighties -- A killing on thunderboat row -- The crackdown -- The Michael Meldish murder -- The leaders of the families.
Summary "The East Harlem Purple Gang emerged in early 1970s and quickly earned a reputation for violence, contract killings, drug operations, and became the farm team for the Mafia. Hitmen uncovers their dark and twisted history in the gritty New York City organized crime scene of the 70s and 80s"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject East Harlem Purple Gang.
Mafia -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Organized crime -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Mafia. (OCoLC)fst01005389
Organized crime. (OCoLC)fst01047884
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Deitche, Scott M. Hitmen Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2022] 9781538153574 (DLC) 2021040411
ISBN 9781538153567 hardcover
1538153564 hardcover
9781538153574 electronic publication
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