Air Date:Thurs. November 19, 2009
Time:9 PM C/10 PM E/7 PM P
***Special Air Date & Time***
Call-in Number: 646-652-4593
Listen To The Show:
True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hit Men, Con Men
And Gang Bangers from the Magic City
About Bro. Ron Chepesiuk, 'The Gangsters Of Miami' Author:
Ron Chepesiuk, an award-winning investigative journalist, has been described as “the master of high octane journalism.” He is the author of Gangsters of Harlem and Black Gangsters of Chicago, Drug Lords, a Fulbright Scholar, an adjunct professor in the journalism department of UCLA’s Extension Division and a consultant to the History Channel’s Gangland documentary series. He has also been interviewed by the Biography Channel, Discovery, the History Channel, Black Entertainment Television, and NBC’s Dateline. He is the author 24 books and more than 4,000 articles.
Ron Chepesiuk: Dispelling The Myth Of The American Gangster
2.) About The Book
Get It Today:
GANGSTERS OF MIAMI
True Tales Of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hit Men, Con Men
And Gang Bangers From The Magic City
By Ron Chepesiuk
Rising from a swampy flatland a little more than a century ago, Miami has grown to become a trend-setting metropolis known for tourism, fashion, nightlife and style. Miami is also the city of Hollywood’s “Scarface” Tony Montana, television’s Miami Vice and popular culture’s “Cocaine Cowboy.” Ron Chepesiuk’s Gangsters of Miami (Barricade Books, November 2009) digs beyond the headlines and fantasy to provide a close up look at the real role that mobsters, gamblers, hit men, drug lords, con men and other gangsters have played in making America’s youngest city also one of its most fascinating.
Known as the Magic City, Miami has always been the home for a colorful variety of gangsters. They include the notorious smugglers of the Prohibition era, such as Gertrude Lythgoe, Bill McCoy, James Horace Alderman, the Ashley Gang, and Red Shannon; famous mobsters like Al Capone and Meyer Lansky who helped make Miami a gambling Mecca, the Cuban Mafia and its syndicate, La Compania, led by godfathers Jose Battle Sr. and Jr.; the marijuana traffickers of the early and mid 1970s, most notably the legendary Black Tuna Gang; drug lords of the Medellin and Cali cartels and master minds of the cocaine explosion, such as Griselda Blanco, the so-called Black Widow Blanco, Pablo Escobar, the “King of Coke” and Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela; the Russian Mafia with colorful characters like Ludwig “Tarzan” Feinberg, who came to America after the fall of the Soviet Union; and the street gangs that plagued Miami after the advent of crack cocaine in the mid 1980s, led by such vicious gang bangers as Anthony “Little Bo” Fail and Corey “Bubba” Smith.
The book also provides details of headline making cases and characters like the tourist murders of the early 1990s, the Operation Swordfish money laundering investigation; the Yahweh Ben Yahweh investigation, the Don Aronow and James Callahan murders, the Andrew Cunanan murder of noted fashion designer Gianni Versace, and the rise and fall of Chris Paciello, the so-called “King of South Beach.” Gangsters of Miami also investigates the police and governmental corruption that has plagued the Magic City since its early days.
Gangsters of Miami is a lively and well-documented account of Miami’s gangs and gangsters, showing that fact can be more riveting than fiction. The praise for the book has been lavish:
Steve Morris, Publisher of the New Criminologist web site, said “Chepesiuk’s
aptitude for revealing the inner workings of organized crime within a community
is once again on display here as the reader is cast into Miami’s bloody underbelly.
A remarkable achievement by the author.”
Scott M. Dietche, author of The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of
Santo Trafficante Jr. calls the book “one of the most complete looks at crime in
Lew Rice, Former Special Agent in Charge, DEA and author of DEA Special
Agent: My Life on the Front Line hailed Gangsters of Miami as a “must read for
anyone interested in an historical and colorful account of crime in the Magic City.”
Check Out More Bro. Ron Chepesiuk On W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio:
TOPIC: American Gangster 2.0...The Missing Chapters.
Want To Hear More Tha Artivist Presents…W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio??? Click On The Following Link:
E-mail Us Your Questions And Comments @ email@example.com
As Always Please Spread The Good News!!!
"Real Talk With Tha Artivist" TV Show On Memphis Comcast Channel 17
Mondays @ 8pm Central
*Support W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio!!!*
The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Needing Funds Drive For W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio Begins...
W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Supporting W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio: Buy Art & Gear For 'The Cause' Today!!!
W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio Reps Black History 365 Days A Year!!!
Celebrate Black History And Love All Day Every Day With Works By Tha Artivist:
*Named To The Smithsonian Institute's Jazz Books For Kids And Young Adults List*
$ Millions Of Dollars In Scholarships, Internships & Job Offers $
Check Out "The Empowerment Hour" Hosted By Bro. Kermit Eady Every Saturday @ 6 PM EST/ 5PM CST