Research, writing and design for a book about the history of pre-prohibition organized crime in the US.
Through the rise and fall of the first US Mafia boss of bosses Giuseppe Morello and his powerful brother-in-law Ignazio Lupo, the book examines the early development of Organized Crime and Secret Societies. It does so through photos, documents and contemporary articles illuminating the period of the 1890s–1920s, from the outbreak of the “Black Hand” phenomenon into the Prohibition Era.
• 184 pages with an exposed smyth sewn spine
• Author: Jon Black
• Editor: Tom hunt
• Published by Same Old (2020)