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Notorious New Jersey: 100 True Tales of Murders and Mobsters, Scandals and Scoundrels

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Master story teller Marc Mappen applies a generational perspective to the gangsters of the Prohibition eraandmdash;men born in the quarter century span from 1880 to 1905andmdash;who came to power with the Eighteenth Amendment.

On January 16, 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution went into effect in the United States, andldquo;outlawing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.andrdquo; A group of young criminals from immigrant backgrounds in cities around the nation stepped forward to disobey the law of the land in order to provide alcohol to thirsty Americans.

Today the names of these young menandmdash;Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Dutch Schultz, Legs Diamond, Nucky Johnsonandmdash;are more familiar than ever, thanks in part to such cable programs as Boardwalk Empire. Here, Mappen strips way the many myths and legends from television and movies to describe the lives these gangsters lived and the battles they fought. Placing their criminal activities within the context of the issues facing the nation, from the Great Depression, government crackdowns, and politics to sexual morality, immigration, and ethnicity, he also recounts what befell this villainous group as the decades unwound.

Making use of FBI and other government files, trial transcripts, and the latest scholarship, the book provides a lively narrative of shootouts, car chases, courtroom clashes, wire tapping, and rub-outs in the roaring 1920s, the Depression of the 1930s, and beyond. Mappen asserts that Prohibition changed organized crime in America. Although their activities were mercenary and violent, and they often sought to kill one another, the Prohibition generation built partnerships, assigned territories, and negotiated treaties, however short lived. They were able to transform the loosely associated gangs of the pre-Prohibition era into sophisticated, complex syndicates. In doing so, they inspired an enduring iconandmdash;the gangsterandmdash;in American popular culture and demonstrated the nationandrsquo;s ideals of innovation and initiative.

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Author Jon Blackwell sheds light on some historical whodunits in "Notorious New Jersey," the definitive guide to murder, mayhem, the mob, and corruption in the Garden State.Rutgers University Press

Synopsis:

Based on FBI and other government files, trial transcripts, and the latest scholarship, this book provides a lively narrative of shootouts, car chases, courtroom clashes, wire tapping and rub-outs in the 1920s, the 1930s, and beyond, acknowledging how the Prohibition generationandmdash;Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Dutch Schultz, among othersandmdash;forever transformed organized crime from loosely associated gangs of the pre-Prohibition era into sophisticated, complex syndicates. It applies a generational perspective to the gangsters who came to power with the Eighteenth Amendment.

Synopsis:

Notorious New Jersey is the definitive guide to murder, mayhem, the mob, and corruption in the Garden State. With tabloid punch, Jon Blackwell tells riveting accounts of Alexander Hamilton falling mortally wounded on the dueling grounds of Weehawken; Dutch Schultz getting pumped full of lead in the menandrsquo;s room of the Palace Chop House in Newark; and a gang of Islamic terrorists in Jersey City mixing the witchandrsquo;s brew of explosives that became the first bomb to rock the World Trade Center. Along with these dramatic stories are tales of lesser-known oddities, such as the nineteenth-century murderer whose skin was turned into leather souvenirs, and the state senator from Jersey City who faked his death in a scuba accident in the 1970s in an effort to avoid prison.

Blackwell also sheds light on some historical whodunitsandmdash;was Bruno Hauptmann really guilty of kidnapping the Lindbergh baby? Who was behind the anthrax attacks of 2001? Not forgotten either are notorious characters who may actually be innocent, including Rubin andldquo;Hurricaneandrdquo; Carter, and those who have never been convicted of wrongdoing although they left office in scandal, including Robert Torricelli and James McGreevey.

Through 100 historic true-crime tales that span over 300 years of history, Blackwell shows readers a side of New Jersey that would make even the Sopranos shudder.

About the Author

JON BLACKWELL is a journalist who has often written about New Jersey. He was an editor at the Asbury Park Press and a reporter at the Trentonian and is now a copy editor at the New York Post.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Fires

Newark, October 27, 1836

Cape May City, September 5, 1856

Cape May City, August 31, 1869

Cape May City, November 9, 1878

Newton, September 22, 1873

Caven Point, Jersey City, Refinery Fire, May 10, 1883

The Standard Oil Fire, Bayonne, July 5, 1900

2. Steamboat Disasters

New-Jersey, Camden, March 15, 1856

Isaac Newton, Fort Lee, December 5, 1863and#160;

3. Train Wrecks

Burlington, August 29, 1855

Hackensack Meadows, January 15, 1894

May's Landing, August 11, 1880

Absecon Island, July 30, 1896

Bordentown, February 21, 1901

The Thoroughfare Wreck, October 28, 1906

4. Shipwrecks

John Minturn, South of Mantoloking, February 15, 1846

Powhattan, Beach Haven, April 15, 1854

New Era, Deal Beach, November 13, 1854

New York, North of Barnegat Inlet, December 20, 1856

Vizcaya and Cornelius Hargraves, Off Barnegat Bay, July 8, 1898

Delaware, Barnegat Bay, July 8, 1898

5. Natural Disasters

The Blizzard of '88, March 11-14, 1888

The Great September Gale, September 3, 1821

Statewide Hurricane, September 10-13, 1889

New Brunswick Tornado, June 19, 1835

Camden Tornado, June 19, 1835

Camden Tornado, August 3, 1885

Cherry Hill Tornado, July 13, 1895

Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813541778
Author:
Blackwell, Jon
Publisher:
Rivergate Books
Author:
Siegel, Alan A.
Author:
Mappen, Marc
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
New jersey
Subject:
Crime -- New Jersey.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
Prohibition era gangsters
Subject:
boardwalk empire
Subject:
Mafia
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Rivergate Regionals Collection
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Author Jon Blackwell sheds light on some historical whodunits in "Notorious New Jersey," the definitive guide to murder, mayhem, the mob, and corruption in the Garden State.Rutgers University Press
"Synopsis" by ,

Based on FBI and other government files, trial transcripts, and the latest scholarship, this book provides a lively narrative of shootouts, car chases, courtroom clashes, wire tapping and rub-outs in the 1920s, the 1930s, and beyond, acknowledging how the Prohibition generationandmdash;Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Dutch Schultz, among othersandmdash;forever transformed organized crime from loosely associated gangs of the pre-Prohibition era into sophisticated, complex syndicates. It applies a generational perspective to the gangsters who came to power with the Eighteenth Amendment.

"Synopsis" by ,

Notorious New Jersey is the definitive guide to murder, mayhem, the mob, and corruption in the Garden State. With tabloid punch, Jon Blackwell tells riveting accounts of Alexander Hamilton falling mortally wounded on the dueling grounds of Weehawken; Dutch Schultz getting pumped full of lead in the menandrsquo;s room of the Palace Chop House in Newark; and a gang of Islamic terrorists in Jersey City mixing the witchandrsquo;s brew of explosives that became the first bomb to rock the World Trade Center. Along with these dramatic stories are tales of lesser-known oddities, such as the nineteenth-century murderer whose skin was turned into leather souvenirs, and the state senator from Jersey City who faked his death in a scuba accident in the 1970s in an effort to avoid prison.

Blackwell also sheds light on some historical whodunitsandmdash;was Bruno Hauptmann really guilty of kidnapping the Lindbergh baby? Who was behind the anthrax attacks of 2001? Not forgotten either are notorious characters who may actually be innocent, including Rubin andldquo;Hurricaneandrdquo; Carter, and those who have never been convicted of wrongdoing although they left office in scandal, including Robert Torricelli and James McGreevey.

Through 100 historic true-crime tales that span over 300 years of history, Blackwell shows readers a side of New Jersey that would make even the Sopranos shudder.

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