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ePub To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia download
Author:
Rick Porrello
ISBN13:
978-0966250879
ISBN:
0966250877
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Publisher:
Next Hat Pr (October 1, 1998)
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Be sure to see Kill the Irishman-the major motion picture based on Rick Porrello’s . All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever.

Be sure to see Kill the Irishman-the major motion picture based on Rick Porrello’s true-crime masterpiece! A modern warrior known as Greene Was very quick and smart, and mean. In the end, the war with Danny Greene-and his ultimate murder-severely crippled the Italian stranglehold on organized crime, with historic repercussions that outlived the unsinkable Irishman himself. For information address Pocket Books Subsidiary Rights Department, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia Rick Porrello . Rick Porrello is a Greater Cleveland police officer with Mafia roots.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. He is also the author of The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia. Porrello is an accomplished jazz musician and soloist, and spent three years traveling worldwide as a drummer for the late Sammy Davis Jr.

To Kill the Irishman book. Author Rick Porrello is a veteran cop who wrote about his mob roots in "The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia". To Kill the Irishman has been optioned for a major motion. The true story of fearless Irish-American racketeer Danny Green who takes on the mob in the 1970s. The end result is the fall of several Mafia families and the defection of high-ranking mobsters.

Author Rick Porrello is a veteran cop who wrote about his mob roots in The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia Obviously, "To kill the Irishman" isn't flawless. However, if you're interested in the activities of organized crime in northeastern Ohio, this book will probably work for you.

Author Rick Porrello is a veteran cop who wrote about his mob roots in The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia. To Kill the Irishman has been optioned for a major motion picture. Obviously, "To kill the Irishman" isn't flawless.

To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia by Rick Porrello. Kill the Irishman had been in development since 1997. Producer Tommy Reid heard that Rick Porrello, an Ohio policeman, was about to publish a book about Greene called To Kill the Irishman. Reid flew to Ohio and met with Porrello, who told Reid his grandfather was a high-ranking Mafia figure in Cleveland during the prohibition era. The meeting went well, and on March 17, 1998, they signed a deal for the film rights to the book. Getting Kill the Irishman produced was difficult.

Be sure to see "Kill the Irishman"-the major motion picture based on Rick Porrello's true-crime masterpiece A modern warrior known as Greene Was very quick and smart, and mean. He scrambled hard and fought like hell, And led a charmed existence. They shot him down and blew him up With most regular persistence. 7 people like this topic.

Kill the Irishman is a 2011 American Biopic crime film, it is based on the life of Irish-American gangster Danny Greene, and was adapted from the book To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia by Rick Porrello. Before entering production, Kill the Irishman had a troubled development stage that lasted over a decade. Production commenced in 2009, with filming taking place in and around Detroit. The film chronicles the rise and fall of Danny Greene

Be sure to see Kill the Irishman-the major motion picture based on Rick Porrello’s true-crime masterpiece! .

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The story of Irish-American racketeer Danny Greene and his war with the Mafia. Basis for the film Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, with Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken.

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Describes Irishman Danny Greene's battle to break the Italian stranglehold on organized crime in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1970s.
  • "To kill the Irishman" by Rick Porello is a fairly fast read.

    Through the author's mostly objective journalistic style of writing, the reader will get a very different picture of Cleveland, Ohio than the one most people are familiar with today.

    However, the narrative is primarily history, not drama; If you're used to reading crime novels, you may or may not want to spend the time with this one.

    The backdrop is as follows: In the fifties, sixties and seventies, organized labor was much more of a force than it is today. With the opening of the St. Lawrence seaway in the early 1960's came a new era of Cleveland as an expanded Great Lakes port, and Longshoremen to unload cargo were in fairly high demand. Eventually, this would set the stage for the emergence of Cleveland Irish Catholic Danny Greene as a local labor leader.

    In the first chapters, Greene's youth is described briefly, as is a stint in the Marine Corps, an early failed marriage and a brief career with a railroad. Eventually, Greene made it into the Longshoreman's Union, where he became a local labor leader.

    However, Greene's days as the president of the Longshoreman's Union's local chapter were numbered, and he was eventually ousted. What follows then, is a series of partnerships and schemes that were mostly Greene's designs to acquire money, recognition and power... In part, by starting a war with La Cosa Nostra.

    Who would think that would be a good idea? All of you who think so, hold up a hand. It doesn't take much of a genius to figure out that Greene had some sort of death wish. Either that, or he was on some vainglorious crusade, or both.

    All of that aside, the Danny Greene that Rick Porello attempts to illustrate is one of those individuals you might meet from time to time. Energetic, charismatic, and dynamic, Danny Greene was all of them. Simply put, people who were looking for leadership would follow him. And that's what makes "To Kill The Irishman" such an interesting story: The personalities involved.

    If you're from Cleveland or grew up in the greater metropolitan area, "To kill the Irishman" will probably jar some old memories of neighborhoods and personalities. "Wow! That's really what was going on...?," would probably be a common reaction to many of the situations and incidents described in this book.

    As two examples, Porello describes the planned assassination of Dennis Kucinich and the acquittal of James Traficant on charges of bribery to illustrate the ripple effect of racketeering and organized crime in the Northeastern Ohio area.

    Without getting into grammar and punctuation mistakes, I will say that at times, Porello could have used a better editor. Also, it was difficult to follow what was happening due to too many names being injected into the mix. However, Porello still does a great job of pulling everything together. As a historic record, the book works.

    Obviously, "To kill the Irishman" isn't flawless. However, if you're interested in the activities of organized crime in northeastern Ohio, this book will probably work for you.

  • This book was very good. I decided to buy it after seeing the movie. Although the movie was very good, the book is even better. A must for fans of mafia history, unions, or just interested in a wild story of one man, determined to make something of himself. Danny Greene faced down life, and conquered it with true Celtic pride and determination. He also had tremendous luck o' the Irish. He rose from longshoreman, to respected union president, and did work for the mafia. He also survived several assassination attempts. It was through the Cleveland Mafia's determination to get ride of him that actually led to the downfall of the mafia. Great true story, and very difficult to put down.

  • Bought this just to read up on Danny Green but was disappointed with the book. Too much repitition of the same information in each chapter. Seems like a lot of writing with no actual new data.

  • My son is an eclectic reader and when he asked for this, I wasn't even sure it was available. i am pleased to say that I got the last one available at the time, and I am so glad I acted quickly. My very busy son who regularly works 10-12 hours a day, read this in its entirety on his day off!!

  • especially interesting to a clevelander whoexperienced this era first hand

  • I got this for my Dad after we saw the movie Kill the Irishman. He said it was better than the movie. It provides more depth to the people involved and adds to what you see on film.

  • This is truly one of those books you pick up and dont want to put down. The fact that it is a true story makes it all that more fascinating.
    The movie was real good but the book was awesome.

  • Worth reading. More about the Mafia and less about the Irishman than I expected ,still a good book.