Gangster Empire: Rise of the Mob (2013)
Roam through the dark and smoke filled history of the most ruthless men and family enterprises that changed crime in America! From bootlegs to urban battlefields this groundbreaking series traces the origin of the gangs that dominated criminal activities and invented their own codes of conduct. Meet the legendary figures and discover the real story behind the violence and corruption that pulsed through the soul of the Gangster Empire!
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2013
6 x 45
Documentary, History
Kevin Hershberger
Synopsis
1. Tea Parties, Revolution, and Anarchy: From bootlegs to urban battlefields this groundbreaking series traces the origin of the gangs that dominated criminal activities and invented their own codes of conduct. This episode journeys into the roots of organized crime starting with the American Revolution up to the prohibition of alcohol. 2. Atlantic City and the Boardwalk Empire: Meet the legendary figures of Atlantic City and the Boardwalk and discover how rum running and bootlegging built an empire. 3. Chicago and the Rise of Al Capone: Witness the real story behind the rise of Al Capone and the city of Chicago. Discover why the roaring twenties played the crucial role as the heart and soul of gangster life. 4. 1929 - Year of Chaos and Crime 1929. The St. Valentines Day Massacre - National Crime Syndicate and the Stock Market Crash - The year of chaos and crime 5. Edgar Hoover, the FBI and Public Enemies: Prohibition repealed but J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI have a new “Public Enemies list to gun down and collar criminals. 6. The Italian Mob and the Real Godfathers: The Italian Mob and the real Godfathers of New York - Las Vegas, a playground for the Mob...more

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