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Killing the Mob

The Fight Against Organized Crime in America

Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

St. Martin's Griffin

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ISBN10: 1250864623
ISBN13: 9781250864628

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304 Pages



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Killing the Mob is the tenth book in Bill O'Reilly's #1 New York Times bestselling series of popular narrative histories, with sales of nearly 18 million copies worldwide, and over 320 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses. Covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, O’Reilly and Dugard trace the prohibition-busting bank robbers of the Depression Era, such as John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby-Face Nelson. In addition, the authors highlight the creation of the Mafia Commission, the power struggles within the “Five Families,” the growth of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, the mob battles to control Cuba, Las Vegas and Hollywood, as well as the personal war between the U.S. Attorney General Bobby Kennedy and legendary Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.

O’Reilly and Dugard turn these legendary criminals and their true-life escapades into a read that rivals the most riveting crime novel. With Killing the Mob, their hit series is primed for its greatest success yet.


Praise for Killing the Mob

"This book goes deeper than any 'Godfather' movie."—Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

"[O'Reilly] traces the brutal yet fascinating history of organized crime in America during the 20th century."—Newt Gingrich, The Epoch Times

"Fans of the 'Killing' series will find the latest volume—the 10th one—another must read."—Dean Poling, Valdosta Daily Times

"[O'Reilly and Dugard] expertly plumb the history of the nation's most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and . . . mob family bosses."—Jason Schott, Brooklyn Digest


Read an Excerpt


MAY 26, 1934




Violence is plaguing America.

Throughout 1933 and the first half of 1934, dozens of vicious and heavily armed gangsters...

About the author

Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

BILL O’REILLY is a trailblazing TV journalist who has experienced unprecedented success on cable news and in writing seventeen national number-one bestselling non-fiction books. There are more than eighteen million books in the Killing series in print. He lives on Long Island.

MARTIN DUGARD is the New York Times bestselling author of several books of history, among them the Killing series, Into Africa, and Taking Paris. He and his wife live in Southern California.

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