Reviews

“Miami was an open city in the world of the Cosa Nostra. Anyone could go there to operate, so many of them did. Plus hoods from here, there, and everywhere loved to vacation in the sun. Al Capone, in fact, starting in about 1928 did both. Avi Bash, after years of collecting photos and information, brings that story to the reader through a host of wonderful photos and the associated, informative photo captions. This is another nice gangster book from Arcadia Publishing and Mr. Bash is to complimented on his work.”

 – John J. Binder
Author of The Chicago Outfit & Al Capone’s Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago during Prohibition

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“Where did all the gangsters go when it was cold and blustery? Where it was warm of course, and Avi Bash’s new book Organized Crime in Miami covers everything from the ‘land boom’ of the Roaring Twenties to the flow of both liquor and mobsters that drenched ‘Magic City.’ Bash, a lifelong resident of Miami and longtime collector/researcher of organized crime history and relics, filled the 127 page book with rare photographs and documents culled from his own collection, all detailed and accompanied by fascinating anecdotal information.  The narrative takes readers through the who, what, why and when of the underworld’s foray into the tropical paradise.”

 – Christian Cipollini
Author of Murder Inc.: Mysteries of the Mob’s Most Deadly Hit Squad, Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend & Diary of a Motor City Hit Man: The Chester Wheeler Campbell Story

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