Supermob: How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Power Brokers

Supermob: How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Power Brokers

Gus Russo / Sep 17, 2019

Supermob How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America s Hidden Power Brokers Investigative reporter Russo returns with the remarkable story of the Supermob a cadre of men who over the course of decades secretly influenced nearly every aspect of American society Presenting st

  • Title: Supermob: How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Power Brokers
  • Author: Gus Russo
  • ISBN: 9781582343891
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Investigative reporter Russo returns with the remarkable story of the Supermob a cadre of men who, over the course of decades, secretly influenced nearly every aspect of American society Presenting startling, never before seen revelations about such famous members as Jules Stein, Joe Glaser, Ronald Reagan, Lew Wasserman, David Bazelon John Jacob Factor as well asInvestigative reporter Russo returns with the remarkable story of the Supermob a cadre of men who, over the course of decades, secretly influenced nearly every aspect of American society Presenting startling, never before seen revelations about such famous members as Jules Stein, Joe Glaser, Ronald Reagan, Lew Wasserman, David Bazelon John Jacob Factor as well as infamous, scrupulously low profile members Russo pulls the lid off of a half century of criminal infiltration into American business, politics society At the heart of it is Sidney The Fixer Korshak, who from the 1940 s until his death in the 90s, wasn t only the most powerful lawyer in the world, according to the FBI, but the enigmatic player behind countless 20th century power mergers, political deals organized crime chicaneries As the underworld s primary link to the corporate upperworld, his backroom dominance talent for anonymity will likely never be equaled As Supermob proves, neither will his story.Cast of charactersPrefaceThe lawyer from LawndaleFrom Lawndale to the Seneca to the underworldBirds of a feather Kaddish for CaliforniaThe future is in real estate Hell, that s what you had to do in those days to get by Scenes from Hollywood, part 1Jimmy, Bobby SidneyForty years in the desert The kingmakers Paul, Lew Ronnie in CaliforniaThe new frontier Bistro days He could never walk away from those people Scenes from Hollywood, part 2 A sunny place for shady people Coming under attack From Hoffa to HollywoodFrom Dutch sandwiches to Dutch ReaganAiring dirty laundry laundering dirty money Pursued by the Fourth Estate The true untouchablesLegacies Appendices A Supermob investments B Pritzker holdings C Ziffren Greenberg Genis documentsNotesBibliographyIndex

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        Gus Russo is a veteran investigative reporter, musician, and author His first book, Live By the Sword The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK Bancroft, 1998 , was praised by the New York Times as compelling, exhaustively researched and even handed Kirkus Reviews called Sword, Probably the last book on the Kennedy assassination you will need to read.Gripping and convincing The book was a Book of the Month Club and History Book Club Featured Alternate Sword was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999, and has been scripted for a mini series by Showtime Networks Russo next authored The Outfit The Role of Chicago s Underworld in the Shaping of Modern America Bloomsbury, 2002 It was described as seamless Balti Sun , a tireless reada saga550 pages of good journalism Chicago Tribune , and one of the essential works on the subject of organized crime Los Angeles Times The Outfit was also nominated for the Pulitzer, and was optioned before publication by USA Networks Russo s next book, Gangsters and GoodFellas June 2004, M Evans Pub , was a collaboration with former NY gangster Henry Hill, a sequel to his 1985 biography Wiseguy, which was the basis for the hit 1990 movie GoodFellas, starring Robert DeNiro Russo followed with Supermob How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America s Hidden Power Brokers Sept 2006 Supermob film rights were sold before publication to CBS Paramount, and is being developed as a television series Regarding this book, Publishers Weekly stated Veteran investigative author and organized crime expert Russo s magnum opus is a compelling look at one of the last century s major power players Russo s extensive research is amply evident, and he has made use of recently disclosed records to paint a fuller picture than predecessors such as Seymour Hersh and Brian Ross were able toa worthy addition to the genre Chicago Sun Times An exhaustive look at Korshak s exploits Russo does a masterful job The amount of research in the book is staggering Russo pulls plenty of substantive dirty deeds done by Korshak into the light Korshak would have cringed Kirkus there are plenty of revelations in this absorbing book SF Chronicle Supermob adds up to a compelling picture of the exercise of power in the 20th century Russo s chapter on the shameless plundering of the assets of imprisoned Japanese Americans during World War II, presided over by a bevy of Korshak s associates, is particularly stirring In January 2006, Russo, as co writer with Wilfried Huismann, delivered a breakthrough 90 minute documentary for the German public television network WDR The film, Rendezvous With Death, clarifies the relationship between Cuba s intelligence service and JFK s killer At this writing, the film has aired in fifteen countries In addition, Russo is also an occasional consultant to Hollywood screenwriter Ron Bass Russo s fifth book w Steve Molton , is Brothers in Arms The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder October 2008 This book was inspired by the Rendezvous film Brothers was named Winner of the 2008 History Prize by the New York Book Festival.In 2009, Russo produced and co wrote Generation 9 11, a documentary feature film on the West s misconceptions about Islam, for Academy Award winning director Nigel Nobel Most recently, Russo s The Outfit was optioned by top Hollywood producer Joe Roth Alice in Wonderland as a television series, and his original feature script, Django, is currently being read by Mick Jagger for possible purchase by his Jagged Films Production Co Russo released his sixth book, a memoir entitled Boomer Days, in May 2011.Previously, Gus Russo has worked an investigative reporter for PBS Frontline series, as well as ABC News Special Reports w


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    1. Supermob: How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America’s Hidden Power Brokers (Supermob) is a massive tome that offers a perfect blend of “Yep! Knew that!” mixed with “Hmm! Always suspected that!” and “Whoa! Never knew that!” It has that potpourri of familiarity and surprise that I always wanted to engender as first editor and publisher of national magazines. It is a well-written cocktail of elements that intrigue me (for some of which I rebuke myself as though I w [...]


    2. Most of the material I've read about the Mob (aka 'The Outfit') has been in connection to the CIA and its nefarious dealings with the underworld. Consequently, I was a bit in doubt about buying this rather large book up in Evanston. Still, it promised to focus on Chicago and on the Korshaks, one of whom, Marshall, was a prominent politician in Illinois for most of my life. Also, the index revealed a lot of material about Allen Dorfman, the Mob attorney who was murdered in the parking lot of the [...]


    3. I wanted to read this book because I knew some of the people involved vaguely, and I was interested in the relationship between the Mob and the Entertainment business. Korshak was an icon in the entertainment business when I first started, but I didn't really know why. I still don't. Unfortunately, this is the first book in years I haven't finished. I am still interested in the subject. But this is a disorganized, barely readable collection of paragraphs in desperate search of an editor.


    4. Nicely done book about the life,times and connections of Sidney Korshak. Mob influence and connections to Chicago, LosAngeles and the movie businessif you like Chicago mob books it is a must read!


    5. Film industry legend Robert Evans referred to Sid Korshak as "The Myth" since he was such a pivotal figure in US industry, labor relations, organized crime, politics and the film industry. Korshak and Lew Wasserman were key players in the rise of people like Ronald Reagan and Frank Sinatra, yet Korshak is unknown to the vast majority of Americans. Asides from a smattering of press in the mid-1970s, long after Korhak had peaked in influence, very little has been written. Gus Russo attempts to fix [...]


    6. Well-documented tale of post-war American history, which, by the way, will make you sick. It's the story of power, influence, money, the mob (not that one, the REAL one) and their dominance over American business, particularly Hollywood and Vegas, and by-the-way, labor unions, manufacturing industries, states, cities, and the nation. Yeah, I hate conspiracy theories, too, but every once in awhile you get slapped with the real deal and it hurts. This is that. The book is tough to get through, and [...]


    7. If you're from Chicago or Los Angeles or are intrigued by the origins of Las Vegas, you will enjoy this occasionally over-detailed book. The original lawyer-without-an-office who predates Mickey Haller is Sidney Korshak, and his all-American rise to power is stunning. Ronald Reagan is prominently featured as a union president who sells his soul and sells out his union to revive his career. Lots of shockers.


    8. I read this at the office over several months at the office over as professional reading. It is a well researched expose of a group of Chicago lawyers of Russian Jewish ethnicity who represented mob figures eventually moving west and becoming involved Las Vegas gambling and California Politics. There were some interesting revelations about Ronald Reagan.


    9. I found this so fascinating. Especially since I'm actually related to Sidney. Closely, LOL. They're making a movie about this, too. Should be interesting. This is a very detailed look at how the mob really controlled almost everything in America. And gave me a very cool look at my family history in the first several chapters as well.




    10. Wanted to read this book for a while. Once I started, I couldn't put it down.After reading this, I have only two words for us middle-class Americans: we're screwed.



    11. I felt much more favorably toward's Russo's book "The Outfit". A little too much innuendo in this one for my taste.


    12. Another impressively researched book by Gus Russo. Supermob details the exploits of the lawyers that bridged the gap between the Outfit and legitimate business.


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