Maceos And The Free State Of Galveston

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The Maceos And The Free State Of Galveston

Author : Kimber Fountain
ISBN : 9781439668993
Genre : True Crime
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Throughout the long and colorful history of Galveston, no name has embodied the "Spirit of the Island" quite like the name Maceo. Two penniless Sicilian immigrants rose from modest beginnings to lead an entire city to prosperity, yet the nature of their industry and its abrupt and embarrassing end resulted in a legacy cloaked in stereotypes and rumor. For nearly forty years, Sam and Rose Maceo ruled a far-reaching underground economy of illegal booze and gambling but used their influence to infuse the "Free State of Galveston" with glamour, fame and fortune--a vision later used as a template for Las Vegas. The island city responded in kind, and its acceptance of the Maceos insulated their empire for decades. Pairing personal interviews of living descendants with her own meticulous research, Kimber Fountain lifts the veil on the Maceo family's closely guarded heritage.
Category: True Crime

Galveston S Maceo Family Empire

Author : T. Nicole Boatman
ISBN : 9781625853318
Genre : True Crime
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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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Author : David G. McComb
ISBN : 9780292720534
Genre : History
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Looks at the forces which have shaped Galveston's history, describes the island city's geography, wildlife, and ecology, and recounts the disastrous hurricane of 1900
Category: History

The Galveston Buccaneers

Author : Kris Rutherford
ISBN : 9781625853806
Genre : History
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Galveston survived the Great Depression with a healthy dose of baseball, boll weevils and bootleg business. Farmers like future Galveston Buccaneers star Buck Fausett fled the insect infestation of North Texas for the city's sunny shores along with throngs of visitors eager to visit Sam Maceo's clubs and catch a ballgame. Galvestonians had a long love affair with America's favorite pastime, fielding the first game played in the state. Cotton heir Shearn Moody purchased the Buccaneers in 1931 and turned the languishing squad into a dominating force that won the 1934 Texas League Championship. Author Kris Rutherford weaves a captivating history of the Moody family, a team of talented players and the island that claimed them.
Category: History

The Coin Of Contraband

Author : Garland Roark
ISBN : UOM:39015035097032
Genre : Smuggling
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Story of a reformed "contrabandista" along the U.S.-Mexican border from 1917 to 1959.
Category: Smuggling


Author : Gary Cartwright
ISBN : 0875651909
Genre : History
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Number eighteen: The TCU Press Chisholm Trail Series of significant books dealing with Texas, its life and history.
Category: History

Under The Skin

Author : James Carlos Blake
ISBN : 9780061860638
Genre : Fiction
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James Rudolph Youngblood, aka Jimmy the Kid, is an enforcer, a "ghost rider" for the Maceo brothers, Rosario and Sam, rulers of "the Free State of Galveston," who are prospering through illicit pleasures in the midst of the Great Depression. Raised on an isolated West Texas ranch that he was forced to flee at age eighteen following the violent breakup of his foster family, Jimmy has found a home and a profession in Galveston -- and a mentor in Rose Maceo. Looming over Jimmy's story like an ancient curse is the specter of his fearsome father. Their ties of blood, evident since Jimmy's boyhood, have been drawn tighter over time. Then a strange and beautiful girl enters his life and a swift and terrifying sequence of events is set in motion. Jimmy must cross the border and go deep into the brutal and merciless country of his ancestors -- where the story's harrowing climax closes a circle of destiny many years in the making.
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ISBN : IND:32000000710840
Genre : Current events
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The House Of Blue Lights

Author : Joe Roberts
ISBN : UVA:X004002263
Genre : Bolivar Peninsula (Tex.)
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New Mexico Historical Review

Author : Lansing Bartlett Bloom
ISBN : UVA:X001613449
Genre : Indians of North America
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The Portable Handbook Of Texas

Author : Roy R. Barkley
ISBN : UOM:39015050763898
Genre : History
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Texas! It is an evocative word that brings to mind images of cowboys and Indians, Mexican vaqueros and mustangs, endless prairies and the Alamo...and today, astronauts and high tech industries, with pickup trucks and policemen on horseback reflected in glass skyscrapers. The history and mythology of Texas span many centuries and cultures: from the Tejas Indians that the Spanish conquistador Vasquez de Coronado encountered on the High the Tejanos of South the Texians of the fledgling the Texans of today. This richness, the layered historical panorama of past and present Texas, is the subject of the Portable Handbook of Texas.
Category: History

History Of Texas

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1156497116
Genre : History
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Rough Riders, Texas Oil Boom, History of the Galveston Bay Area, Yfz Ranch, History of Vice in Texas, History of Texas A
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The World Almanac And Book Of Facts

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ISBN : UOM:39015043548414
Genre : Almanacs
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Lists news events, population figures, and miscellaneous data of an historic, economic, scientific and social nature.
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Author : George Cooper Stevens
ISBN : OCLC:890194363
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