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Chepesiuk, Ron 1944-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 121 publications in 1 language and 7,003 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Interviews  Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Sources  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Director, Producer, Other
Classifications: HV5804, 363.4503
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Most widely held works by Ron Chepesiuk
The war on drugs an international encyclopedia by Ron Chepesiuk( )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The global drug trade is one of the most prominent examples of supply and demand. Despite such counter-measures as the execution of narcotics dealers in China, and the United States' "war on drugs", drug traffickers have always managed to meet the demand and satisfy an ever-growing customer base.; This is the story of the world of drugs, from the infamous Opium Wars to the legal availability of drugs in the US during the 20th century, from the unexpected boost given to illicit drugs by Prohibition to the great success of the French Connection.; In addition to offering a wealth of little-known facts, the encyclopaedia also covers major dealers, cartels, organizations, smuggling and anti-smuggling strategies, major miscalculations and disasters, drug epidemics, legal restraints, famous incidents and more
The bullet or the bribe taking down Colombia's Cali drug Cartel by Ron Chepesiuk( )
13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For more than 20 years, the Cali cartel saturated U.S. streets with cocaine, ruining neighborhoods and lives while reaping millions in cash. Efforts to combat the influx of drugs from Colombia were often stymied by the careful organization and execution of the drug trade. Through the use of bribery, terrorist structures, and legitimate business practices, the cartel rose to become a serious threat to Colombian society's fragile stability, while providing over 70% of the world's cocaine to various markets. It took more than two decades and a global effort, spearheaded by U.S. law enforcement, t
Sixties radicals, then and now : candid conversations with those who shaped the era by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Scotch-Irish : from the north of Ireland to the making of America by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the seventeenth century, thousands of lowland Scots crossed the channel to the northern part of Ireland to participate in a colonization effort established by James I. Many years later, political and economic events inspired the descendants of these sturdy adventurers to depart for yet another shore. Except for the English, the Scotch-Irish constituted the largest group of immigrants to eighteenth century America." "The story of the Scotch-Irish in America begins long before James I's settlers set foot on Irish shores. Author Ron Chepesiuk traces the history from the British Isles' early Christian period to the time, hundreds of years later, when numerous American presidents would proudly trace their lineage to Scotch-Irish immigrants." "Along the way Chepesiuk discusses the life of lowland Scots in Ireland, their reasons for emigration to America, their movement westward across their new land, and life on the colonial frontier. An appendix features sites of Scotch-Irish interest in the north of Ireland."--Jacket
Hard target : the United States war against international drug trafficking, 1982-1997 by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queenpins notorious women gangsters of the modern era by Ron Chepesiuk( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gorilla convict the prision writings of Seth Ferranti by Seth Ferranti( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black gangsters of Chicago by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the key figures in Chicago's underworld from the early twentieth century to 2003, describing their pivotal roles in organized crime and gangs, their typically brutal methods, and their powerful personalities
American Indian archival material : a guide to holdings in the Southeast by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raising hell : straight talk with investigative journalists ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
South Carolina in the Civil War : the Confederate experience in letters and diaries ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection of letters and diaries provides glimpses into the lives of a diverse group of South Carolinians who participated in the War Between the States." "Among these seventeen accounts are the voices of Emily Harris, who struggled to manage the family farm in her husband's absence; Captain Obadiah Hardin, who fought and died in Virginia before the war was even one year old; Augustus Franks, a German immigrant who took up arms for his adopted Southern home; and more." "Collected from the archives of Winthrop University, these remarkable documents give voices and faces to the War."--Jacket
Gangsters of Harlem : the gritty underworld of New York's most famous neighborhood by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For the first time, journalist Ron Chepesiuk provides a look at the underworld of the Big Apple's most famous neighborhood. Harlem was a highly fashionable white neighborhood in the late 1890s - but during the early twentieth century, East Harlem became the base for the Morello-Terranova gang, one of the first Italian American crime families."--BOOK JACKET
Drug lords : the rise and fall of the Cali Cartel, the richest, most powerful crime syndicate in history by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written with the pace and vivdness of a thriller, Drug Lords is the compelling true story of the world's most powerful crime organisation
Gangsters of Miami : true tales of mobsters, gamblers, hit men, con men and gang bangers from the Magic City by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This well researched book chronicles the rise of the gangster in Miami and the history of crime in one of America's most exciting and edgy cities." "Miami has grown to become a trend-setting metropolis known for tourism, fashion, nightlife, and style. Miami is also the edgy city of Hollywood's "Scarface" Tony Montana, television's "Miami Vice" and popular culture's "Cocaine Cowboy." Gangsters of Miami digs beyond the headlines and fantasy to provide a close up look at the real role that mobsters, gamblers, hit men, con men and other gangsters have played in making it America's youngest and most fascinating and major city." --Book Jacket
American gangster : the history of the gangs of Harlem by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Palmetto State : stories from the making of South Carolina by Louise Pettus( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Super-fly : the true, untold story of Frank Lucas, American gangster by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women leaders in South Carolina : an oral history ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black Caesar : the rise and disappearance of Frank Matthews, kingpin by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 1970s, 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. ... The $15 to 20 million he disappeared with is roughly equivalent to $100 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.--P. [4] of cover
Winthrop University by Ron Chepesiuk( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Chepesiuk, Ronald J. (Ronald Joseph), 1944-
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