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Galveston's Maceo Family Empire : Bootlegging & the Balinese Room
by T. Nicole Boatman and Scott H. Belshaw and Richard B. McCaslin


Overview - At the dawn of the twentieth century, Galveston was a beacon of opportunity on the Texas Gulf Coast. Dubbed the "Wall Street of the Southwest," its laissez-faire reputation called those hungry for success to its shores. Led by brothers Salvatore and Rosario at the height of Prohibition, the Maceo family answered that call and changed the Oleander City forever.  Read more...

 
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Overview
At the dawn of the twentieth century, Galveston was a beacon of opportunity on the Texas Gulf Coast. Dubbed the "Wall Street of the Southwest," its laissez-faire reputation called those hungry for success to its shores. Led by brothers Salvatore and Rosario at the height of Prohibition, the Maceo family answered that call and changed the Oleander City forever. They built an island empire of gambling, smuggling and prostitution that lasted three decades. Housed in their nightclubs frequented by stars like Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington, they endeared themselves to their Galveston neighbors by sharing their profits, imitating crime syndicates in their native Sicily. Though certainly no saints, the Maceos helped bring prosperity to a community weary from a century of turmoil. Discover the history of Galveston's famous crime family with authors Nicole Boatman, Dr. Scott Belshaw and Texas historian Richard McCaslin.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781626197534
  • ISBN-10: 1626197539
  • Publisher: History Press
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: True Crime

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