Dock Boss: Eddie Mcgrath And The West Side Waterfront

by Neil G. Clark
Dock Boss: Eddie Mcgrath And The West Side Waterfront
  • ISBN-13: 9781569808139
  • Author(s): Neil G. Clark
  • Subject: True crime
  • Publisher: Barricade Books
  • Imprint: Barricade Books
  • Publication Date: 31-08-2017
  • Format: p/b

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£15.99
At a time when New York City's booming waterfront industry was ruled by lawless criminals, one gangster towered above the rest and secretly controlled the docks for over thirty years. Dock Boss explores the rise of Eddie McGrath from a Depression Era thug to the preeminent racketeer on Manhattan's lucrative waterfront. McGrath's life takes readers on a journey through the tail-end of Prohibition, the sordid years of violent gang rule on the bustling waterfront, and finally the decline of the dock mobsters following a period of longshoremen rebellion in the 1950s.
About the book

At a time when New York City's booming waterfront industry was ruled by lawless criminals, one gangster towered above the rest and secretly controlled the docks for over thirty years. Dock Boss explores the rise of Eddie McGrath from a Depression Era thug to the preeminent racketeer on Manhattan's lucrative waterfront. McGrath's life takes readers on a journey through the tail-end of Prohibition, the sordid years of violent gang rule on the bustling waterfront, and finally the decline of the dock mobsters following a period of longshoremen rebellion in the 1950s.