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The Resource Black Caesar : the rise and disappearance of Frank Matthews, kingpin, Ron Chepesiuk

Black Caesar : the rise and disappearance of Frank Matthews, kingpin, Ron Chepesiuk

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Black Caesar : the rise and disappearance of Frank Matthews, kingpin
Title
Black Caesar
Title remainder
the rise and disappearance of Frank Matthews, kingpin
Statement of responsibility
Ron Chepesiuk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin, journalist Ron Chepesiuk investigates one of organized crime's most intriguing mysteries. The book explores several intriguing questions: how was Matthews' been able to operate for several years without being detected? What was his relationship with La Cosa Nostra? Why did the CIA get involved in the Matthews investigation? What happened to Cheryl Brown? Why has the mystery of his disappearance been so difficult to solve? Born in 1944 in Durham, North Carolina, Matthews left his hometown when he was a teenager, going first to Philadelphia and then to New York City. By the early 1970's, Frank Matthews had become America's biggest drug kingpin. His organization, headquartered in Brooklyn, stretched across 21 states, and he became the only Black gangster to establish direct ties to the French Connection heroin pipeline. To quote William Callahan, a federal prosecutor assigned to the Matthews' case, "Matthews was a pioneering giant of drug distribution." The S15 to 20 million dollars he disappeared with is roughly equivalent to S100 million in today's cash. The book explores various theories about the fate of Frank Matthews, and the author offers his own conclusion about the mystery. Book jacket
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1944-
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Chepesiuk, Ron
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Matthews, Frank
  • Criminals
  • Gangsters
  • Organized crime
  • Drug traffic
Label
Black Caesar : the rise and disappearance of Frank Matthews, kingpin, Ron Chepesiuk
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Investigation Begins
  • 69
  • Closing In
  • 85
  • Black Caesar Goes Down
  • 103
  • Flight
  • 117
  • Dea Manhunt
  • 133
  • Formative Years
  • Marshals Take Over
  • 149
  • 13
  • Go East Young Man
  • 25
  • Becoming a Kingpin
  • 39
  • A Living Legend Is Made
  • 53
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9780985244019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Black Caesar : the rise and disappearance of Frank Matthews, kingpin, Ron Chepesiuk
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Investigation Begins
  • 69
  • Closing In
  • 85
  • Black Caesar Goes Down
  • 103
  • Flight
  • 117
  • Dea Manhunt
  • 133
  • Formative Years
  • Marshals Take Over
  • 149
  • 13
  • Go East Young Man
  • 25
  • Becoming a Kingpin
  • 39
  • A Living Legend Is Made
  • 53
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9780985244019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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