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100 1  Century, Douglas,|eauthor. 
245 14 The last boss of Brighton :|bBoris "Biba" Nayfeld and the 
       rise of the Russian mob in America /|cDouglas Century. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 [New York] :|bWilliam Morrow, an imprint of 
300    xvi, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :
       |billustrations (some color), maps ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    Includes index. 
520    Boris Nayfeld, a.k.a. "Biba," is the last living boss of 
       the old-school Russian mob in America, and he's survived 
       to tell it all. Filled with sex, drugs, and murder, Biba's
       story is a mind-boggling journey that took him from petty 
       street crime in the USSR to billion-dollar embezzlement in
       America. Born in Soviet-era Belarus, abandoned by his 
       parents in infancy, Biba's brutal upbringing left him 
       hungry for more--more power, control, and money. Taking 
       advantage of the rampant corruption in the Soviet Union, 
       Biba's teenage hooliganism quickly turned into bolder 
       "black cash" rackets, making him, by Soviet standards, a 
       very rich young man. When authorities took notice and 
       threatened him with "the supreme measure"-- execution by 
       firing squad--he managed to get out of the USSR just in 
       time. Within months of landing in America, his 
       intimidating presence and street smarts quickly made him 
       legendary in the Soviet émigré community of Brighton Beach
       , Brooklyn, and launched him to the top of New York's 
       Russian Jewish mob, one of the world's most inventive, 
       powerful and violent criminal organizations. After decades
       as a globe-trotting boss, and three stints in U.S. federal
       prisons he remains unbroken and unrepentant, even as his 
       entire life has unraveled around him. Now seventy-four 
       years old, Biba is a lion in winter. Douglas Century 
       vividly brings the notorious gangster to life in these 
       pages, telling not only his epic journey but also the 
       history of the Russian mob in America. 
600 10 Nayfeld, Boris. 
650  0 Russian American criminals|zUnited States|vBiography. 
650  0 Organized crime|zUnited States|vCase studies. 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws.|2bisacsh 
650  7 TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime.|2bisacsh 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Jewish.|2bisacsh 
650  7 Organized crime.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01047884 
650  7 Russian American criminals.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01101967 
651  7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155 
655  7 Biographies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01919896 
655  7 Case studies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423765 
655  7 True crime stories.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01919985 
655  7 Biographies.|2lcgft 
655  7 True crime stories.|2lcgft 
655  7 Case studies.|2lcgft 
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