❰Reading❯ ➶ Dark Harbor Author Nathan Ward – E17streets4all.co.uk What if the world of the old New York waterfront was as violent and mob controlled as it appears in Hollywood movies Well it really was and the story of its downfall told here in high style by Nathan What if the world of the old New York waterfront was as violent and mob controlled as it appears in Hollywood movies Well it really was and the story of its downfall told here in high style by Nathan Ward is the original New York mob story New York Sun reporter Malcolm “Mike” Johnson was sent to cover the murder of a West Side boss stevedore and discovered a “waterfront jungle set against a background of New York’s magnificent skyscrapers” and providing “rich pickings for criminal gangs” Racketeers ran their territories while doubling as union officers from the West Side’s “Cockeye” Dunn who’d kill for any amount of dock space to Jersey City’s Charlie Yanowsky who controlled rackets and hiring until he was ice picked to death Johnson’s hard hitting investigative series won a Pulitzer Prize inspired a screenplay by Arthur Miller and prompted Elia Kazan’s Oscar winning film On the Waterfront And yet J Edgar Hoover denied the existence of organized crime even as the government’s dramatic hearings into waterfront misdeeds became mustsee televisionNathan Ward tells this archetypal crime story as if for the first time taking the reader back to a city and an era at once corrupt and innocent than our own.
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- 250 pages
- Dark Harbor
- Nathan Ward
- 19 March 2014 Nathan Ward