❴PDF❵ ❤ The Merger Author Paddy Kelly – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Based on a true story a fictional character is employed as a uniting thread without affecting the historical facts this cross genre piece HistoricalTrue CrimeDramaAction deals with what is certainly o Based on a true story a fictional character is employed as a uniting thread without affecting the historical facts this cross genre piece HistoricalTrue CrimeDramaAction deals with what is certainly one of the least known chapters in not only the history of New York City but WWII and the history of organized crime as well Operation Underworld was initiated hours after the sinking of the SS Normandie by a fire in New York Harbor in February of this event acts as the inciting incident of The Merger However records and details of the incident which followed the spectacular fire and subseuent sinking were still being uncovered as late as ten years ago and it is the deeply engrossing chain of events which followed with which The Merger concerns itself In this his first in a six volume set of the Building of Empire series Paddy Kelly the son of a Sicilian mother and an Irish father was educated in New York City universities and lived in New York for over years An authority on historical drama he specializes in stories of immigrants who came to New York and ultimately had a profound influence on the course of American history Mr Kelly has not only thoroughly researched the factual aspects of this story incorporating actual White House and military correspondence and in some cases actual conversations based on newspaper and documented testimony but has captured the disposition and mood of an event that taken in context of the newly imposed war atmosphere which was only just descending over America ranks with the Triangle Factory Fire and the Great Labour Strikes of the thirties With a frame of mind orientating Prologue and an engrossing Epiloguethe story is nicely bookended with a denouement which will satisfy the most inuisitive of readers from critical historians to casual page turners sitting in the subway In her first ten months of the war America lost nearly ships The retooling of her factories was estimated to take at least a year and even before it could be completed the men who worked in those factories had become Marines sailors and soldiers The US Navy was in trouble To compound their problems the most famous luxury liner in the world at the time SS Normandie which was being refitted as a troop ship had just been set alight and burned to the water line initiating near hysteria in fear of German saboteurs At the same time Charlie Lucky Luciano the alien master criminal known as The Boss of Bosses was serving a thirty to fifty year sentence in a maximum security prison in New York for a crime that warranted ten while he was concurrently fighting deportation from America to an enemy nation Italy where Mussolini had a death warrant on him In one of the most characteristically ironic decisions of the war the Federal Government reuested this founder of organized crime to join forces with America's most secret service Naval Intelligence while in the same breath telling him that he must remain in prison with no chance for compensation or parole after the war Although he died in Charlie Lucky Luciano still touches the lives of millions in literally every country on the planet by having established what is now known as the International Drug Cartel and the plan started with the sinking of the Normandie It's completion was accomplished with the unwitting help of the US Navy Whetheryou believe the link between the Federal Government and organized crime is a slender thread or as Mario Puzo The Godfather wrote contemporary America where law and organized crime are one and the same you will learn how the cornerstone of the International Drug Cartel was laid You will come to understand what the Italians mean when they say 'Due Facce della stessa Medaliglia' Two sides of the same coin.
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