Garden State Gangland

The Rise of the Mob in New Jersey
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Mafia in the United States might be a shadow of its former self, but in the New York/New Jersey metro area, there are still wise guys and wannabes working scams, extorting businesses, running gambling, selling drugs, and branching out into white collar crimes. And they are continuing a tradition that's over 100 years old. Some of the most powerful mobsters on a national level were from New Jersey, and they spread their tentacles down to Florida, across the Atlantic, and out to California. And many of the stories have never been told. Deitche weaves his narrative through significant, as well as some lesser-known, mob figures who were vital components in the underworld machine.

New Jersey's organized crime history has been one of the most colorful in the country, serving as the home of some of the most powerful, as well as below-the-radar, mobsters in the Country. And though overshadowed by the emphasis on New York City, the mob and New Jersey have, over the years, become synonymous, in both pop culture and in law enforcement.

©2018 Rowman & Littlefield (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Scott Deitche's meticulous and concise research, examines, for the first time, the complete, true account of organized crime in New Jersey. Delicately dissecting over a century of New Jersey's vast Mafia history, Garden State Gangland is a powerful research tool and a necessary addition to any crime library." (Avi Bash, author of Organized Crime in Miami)

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Cringeworthy mispronunciation of Italian names

I’m Italian american and hearing this narrator repeatedly mispronounce all the Italian names in this story really pissed me off. Do some research for christsake. If you’re Italian this book is so cringeworthy its almost unlistenable

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ORGANIZED CRIME

If you a fan of the history of organized crime this is a good book. for me though I'm not a fan I enjoyed it because I'm from NJ and know the areas and recognized names of some due to my age. well presented and well researched.

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Great Book and Read. Very detailed and historic.

Far more information than I would have imagined. The reader gave a very detailed version and needs to be listened and understood.