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Author: Chuck Giancana, Sam Giancana Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2019 ISBN: 9781977333971
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One of the most feared Chicago mobsters, Sam Giancana, clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al Capone. He was known as one of the best vehicle escape artists, a tenacious business man, and a ruthless killer. He partied with major stars such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and did business with agents ranging from the CIA to the Vatican to the shah of Iran. When politician Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, Giancana jumped at the task. But the Kennedy brothers double-crossed him, waging full-out war on organized crime throughout the United States. And Giancana went after them.

Written with suspense and conviction, we learn about how the CIA asked Giancana to assassinate Fidel Castro. The book includes Giancana's testimony about the truth of his involvement in the deaths of Monroe and others, among others. Chuck Giancana, Sam's brother, contributes a unique perspective of the mob's relationship with the Bay of Pigs and many other pivotal events of the '60s and beyond. Double Cross is an eye-opening account of the interworking of the government and the mob and how this relationship has impacted American history. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Ian | 3/30/2019

    " t is not often I come across a book that I don't want to put down ...but this is one such book. It is the story of one of America's most influential mobsters and his family. It begins in the Italian ghetto of Chicago, rife with poverty and crime, which molded the character of a man who grew up to wield enormous power both in the underworld and in American politics and espionage. Sam Giancana was known to almost everyone who walked on the American stage from Sinatra and his Rat Pack to Marilyn Monroe to the Kennedys and numerous others who pulled the strings behind the scenes. The story is told primarily by his younger brother and we are carried along as Giancana rises from street-level hoodlum to the boss of an empire which controlled billions and could make, destroy or end the lives of others. Those who have looked into the assassination of John F. Kennedy will come across a lot of familiar names in this audiobook. A great audiobook ! "

About the Author

Chuck Giancana, who passed away in 2001, was the brother of the late crime boss Sam “Momo” Giancana.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.