This book tells the remarkable true stories of America’s most infamous Public-Enemy- Number-1 gangsters. It documents the early history of the FBI under Director J. Edgar Hoover. It presents the careers of the first five Kansas City Mafia leaders, and how they financed several Las Vegas Strip resorts. It also presents the bitter infighting by President Truman in the White House with the Kansas City Mafia Chief, who led a large Democratic voting district.
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at Las Vegas Mob Museum
Bill Friedman is author of the sensational new award-winning book “30 Illegal Years To The Strip”. He wrote the award-winning, Depression era, true-crime “All Against The Law”.
He wrote the groundbreaking research work “Designing Casinos to Dominate the Competition”, published by the University of Nevada Reno’s Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming.
This biography about the author's career describes the unparalleled, historical research program that took him inside organized crime and led to these books. It also resulted in his careers in Las Vegas Strip casino management and worldwide casino consulting. The unusual circumstances surrounding them were filled with seemingly impenetrable roadblocks that were opened up by unexpected opportunities.