In Killing the Mob, Bill O’Reilly tells the inside story of how law enforcement finally crushed America’s most notorious crime organization. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with key players, O’Reilly provides a riveting account of the battle between cops and robbers that gripped the nation for decades. O’Reilly details NYPD commissioner William Bratton’s strategy to take down John Gotti, which ultimately led to the Gambino family boss’s downfall. He also chronicles Miami Beach police chief Don Baumhauer’s fight against Meyer Lansky and his efforts to dismantle organized crime in Florida; Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents Charlie Acosta and Ed Woods crusade against Santo Trafficante Jr.; and Rudolph Giuliani’s crackdown on La Cosa Nostra during his tenure as U.S. Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan.
For who is this book for ?
This book is most likely for someone who has an interest in crime and law enforcement.
- Killing the Mob is a well-written and engaging account of law enforcement’s fight against organized crime in America.
- The book provides detailed, fascinating insights into some of the most infamous mobsters and cases in history.
- O’Reilly does an excellent job balancing between telling individual stories and giving readers a broader understanding of the larger picture.
- It is very detailed and may be too much for some people.
- It does not have a lot of pictures.
- The author’s point of view may be biased in certain parts
Learn more about the author
Bill O’Reilly is the host of FOX News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor, one of the highest-rated cable talk shows in America. He is also the author of three number-one New York Times bestsellers: Culture Warrior, Loose Cannon, and Killing Lincoln.
“Killing the Mob is an edge-of-your-seat, thrilling read. O’Reilly has captured history in the making and brings to life the brave men and women who dedicated their lives to fighting organized crime.”
“Killing the Mob is a well-written, thoroughly researched account of law enforcement’s long fight against organized crime in America. Bill O’Reilly has done a great job of telling this story, and it is sure to be enjoyed by all fans of history and true crime alike.”
“Killing the Mob is a must read for all who are interested in law enforcement and organized crime. The book provides insight into how various police organizations were able to bring down some of America’s most notorious criminals.”
“It’s not very often that one finds a true page-turner, but Killing the Mob definitely falls into that category. O’Reilly has done an outstanding job of piecing together decades of corruption and law enforcement triumphs in order to tell the story of how America won the war against organized crime.”