By Neil G. Clark

At a time while the Port of recent York was once governed by means of lawless criminals, one hoodlum towered above the remaining and secretly managed the piers for over thirty years. 

Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West facet Waterfront is the fascinating account of 1 gangster's ascension from altar boy to the leader of latest York City's violent Irish Mob.

Eddie McGrath's lifestyles and crimes are traced throughout the tail-end of Prohibition, the group struggle of the Thirties that propelled him into the placement of an equipped crime boss, the sordid years of underworld keep an eye on over the bustling waterfront, McGrath's involvement in dozens of gangland murders, and eventually the decline of the dock mobsters following a interval of longshoremen uprising within the 1950s. 

Like jogging into the backroom of a smoky West part tavern, the ebook additionally positive aspects the entire different unsavory characters who operated at the waterfront, together with McGrath's brother-in-law, John "Cockeye" Dunn; the gang's hitman of selection, Andrew "Squint" Sheridan; racketeers reminiscent of Mickey Bowers, Timothy O'Mara, Charlie Yanowsky, Joe Butler and Albert Ackalitis; in addition to a plethora of corrupt union officers, robbers, enforcers, shakedown artists, personal loan sharks, boss loaders, and bookies.

This is the real-life tale of the preeminent racketeer on Manhattan's profitable waterfront and the bloodshed that lengthy haunted the ports of latest York City.

Using newly exposed fundamental assets, this generally researched e-book additionally gains the following:
* An 8 web page insert containing infrequent photographs.
* formerly unpublished photo charts of latest York City's waterfront gangs.
* A complete history of latest York City's Irish Mob after Owney Madden and earlier than the Westies.
* A never-before-discussed Thirties gang struggle for keep watch over over the West facet of recent York City's waterfront, which ended in 11 murders, six near-killings, and dozens of shootings.
* information of the FBI's mystery twenty-year research into the overseas Longshoremen's organization and the shadowy mobsters that manipulated the union's affairs.
* the tale of the sensational homicide trial that nearly introduced down McGrath and his gang.
* the entire and authoritative historical past of Eddie McGrath-- one the longest serving Irish Mob bosses in American history.

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