After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Two more shattered the windshield. Be the first to ask a question about To Kill the Irishman. "It didn't hurt," Nardi said. He is also the author of. It tells of Greene’s short rise and then the campaign of terror and bombings between the two factions and the trial of Greene’s killers. Not the most entertaining of books though, filled as it is with names after names of minor Italian gangsters. Watch the movie before you read the book.

Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? He also had tremendous luck o' the Irish.

If you are a fan of Goodfallas or The Godfather or even Sopranos this is a Must have.
To Kill the Irishman - the Book. That being said, he eventually got corrupted and just became another brute/thug committing small and large-scare crimes. The end result is the fall of several Mafia families and the defection of high-ranking mobsters. Top New York mob dons, like Tony Salerno and John Gotti were, convicted and imprisoned for life.

It turns out those rumors were true. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. He also had tremendous luck o' the Irish. When I … I was living in NE Ohio when this story took place though oblivious to mob activity. This is the book upon which the movie of the same name was based (though the movie, sadly, was filmed in Detroit and not Cleveland!). It was jumpy and patchy, and everyone had nicknames which would be used in addition to the first and last names IN THE SAME SENTENCE! Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2017. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published

Saw the film title "Kill the Irishman" and watched the movie. Refresh and try again. And the Mafia didn't like Danny Greene. He certainly, by his demise made a lot of careers both in the Clevelad PD and Cleveland FBI. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The explosion of the vehicle parked next to Nardi's rocked the area as officials and members from several labor unions ran outside helping to pull him from the fire, smoke and wreckage. Since I was alive and living in Northeastern Ohio during the 1970s when these gangland slayings made the news and follow-up stories tried to flesh out details behind the killing, it was very interesting to now get the full story. Porello's book is interesting and well-researched. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Please try your request again later. Great true story, and very difficult to put down. Something went wrong. He rose from longshoreman, to respected union president, and did work for the mafia. Nardi was unharmed. Please try again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2015, Purchased this as had seen and really enjoyed the movie,but the book was a disappointment as concentrated more on mafia members and not the Irishman, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2016, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 11, 2015.

Although the book is written like short news articles, rather than an integrated whole, I was fascinated by the connections between the crime families and the labor unions. We see a Hollywood script soon; The Book Reader. Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser. Although the movie was very good, the book is even better. The writing was very simple anyone could read and follow along. I'm currently living in the Cleveland and thought this would be a great history of the mafia in this area. So he started making enemies which didn't bother him as he was absolutely fearless, believing himself to be descended from Celtic warriors. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 15, 2015. Knew decent amount about Danny Greene, being fellow mic. Please try again. Interesting to know the background to the labour problems in America in the 1930,s and the Mafia association.

But Nardi was only one of many bombing victims during that dark period in Ohio's history.
It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I've seen documentaries which almost do a better job, although it is interesting to hear in the book, more about why D G was removed from his union role. He was one unlikely man who came to be called the Irishman. This book provides detail of how the disputes started, how Danny was motivated to become a “big man” and was willing to risk everything to reach that big, well respected, well know man status. I never got a good idea of Danny Greene, the titular Irishman, I don't see how he segues into murder, or how any of these criminals were out in the open enough to be doing gossipy interviews with the newspapers, etc. The sharp report sliced through the traffic noise from nearby Euclid Avenue. his reputation in a black-dominated gambling empire.

Nardi ducked behind the car as several more shots followed.

A marshal's star served as an invitation to drunken fools, gunfighter wannabes, and men seeking a reputation. This book is full of interesting facts and a very compelling story. what I learned from this book?? Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. In the end, the Mafia war resulted in unprecedented, multi-agency investigations culminating in historic convictions and treacherous mob defections from Los Angeles to Kansas City and Cleveland to New York City. "The Irishman" is based off the real life and true events of Frank Sheeran, played by Robert DeNiro. Many saw it as a particularly irreverent act not only against an individual, but against an institution they held dear. He won a national non-fiction award for the book. I mean, to this day I start to well up when I see the flag.'

A must for fans of mafia history, unions, or just interested in a wild story of one man, determined to make something of himself. If the story sounds multi-faceted, consider the author: Rick Porrello, a descendent of early Mafiosi and a distinguished police chief, is also a talented jazz drummer who played with Sammy Davis Jr. Higher ranking mob turncoats like Jimmy "Weasel" Fratianno, Angelo "Big Ange" Lonardo and Sammy "the Bull" Gravano would follow. After watching the film and I checked IMDB for the source material and found this title.

Fairly well written and there is a reasonable amount of detail, but this element could have been pushed further. The writing was very poor - they made a movie of this book - I'll have to see if it's on Netflix, unless you're interested in Cleveland History or the mob in general - I wouldn't recommend it. I mean, to this day I start to well up when I see the flag.' I never got a good idea of Danny Greene, the titular Irishman, I don't see how he segues into murder, or how any of these criminals were out in the open enough to be doing gossipy interviews with the newspa. Personally I was a wild kid and was lucky I made it to 19 and joined the Marines, where I found my calling and career. I had a hard time keeping the events in line which was vital to understanding what went down and how the death of one man was so important.

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Who would guess that the most compelling Mafia story ever would be in a self-published book that takes place in Cleveland and features an Irishman as the main character? Well written, well researched I loved this book. Seemed quite short and in the end I still didn't feel like I had the fall story.

True Crime: He sold go-fast boats to drug smugglers. The end result is the fall of several Mafia families and the defection of high-ranking mobsters. It was supposed to be the story (I thought) about this dude who ran an Irish mafia in Cleveland, but ended up being more about the Italian guys trying to kill him.

This book was very good. Will be dropping it off at Goodwill later today. But Nardi had been taking precautions. now admitally this book was set between 1933 and oh about 1979 (correction October 5, 1977) I think is when they finally got Danny Greene, It's interesting to me because a lot of it is based in and around Cleveland. Javascript is not enabled in your browser. It was just past 10:00 p.m., but the area was well lit by streetlights.

But Nardi had been taking precautions. The the true story of fearless Irish-American racketeer Danny Greene, the Irishman who takes on the mob in a 1970s bombing war. Nardi had recently returned from Florida, where he successfully defended himself against federal narcotics and gun-running charges. The war was fought over control of illegal, gambling, bookmaking, loan-sharking and labor rackets, as well as a share of the. The exciting true-sports story of three daring Derby gamblers that bet millions with the Mexican Cartel, and their desperate run for the border. Lot's of name dropping, lots of gangster talk and I don't mean the "Yo Yo" kind. Porrello went on to write a second book, To Kill the Irishman, which recounts the story of Irish-American racketeer Danny Greene who took on the Cleveland Mafia and was murdered in 1977. There were a lot of interesting (Cleveland centric) things in the book. Greene’s death set off a series of investigations that resulted in the downfall of the Cleveland mob.

He was one unlikely man who came to be called the Irishman. Start by marking “To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia” as Want to Read: Error rating book. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. So many names from the past were fleshed out in this well-researched story.

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