WorldCat Identities

Powell, Hickman

Works: 5 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 738 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS647.B2, 364.1092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Hickman Powell
Most widely held works by Hickman Powell
Ninety times guilty by Hickman Powell( Book )

12 editions published between 1939 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucky Luciano : the man who organized crime in America by Hickman Powell( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was called the Father of Organized Crime, responsible for the famous Atlantic City meeting in which he persuaded Al Capone, Frank Costello, and Meyer Lansky to run crime as a business. Born into poverty in a small Italian village, he came to New York with his parents, and spent his youth in the bustling Lower Eastside. Growing up in this melting pot, alongside children of Irish, Jewish, and Italian descent, he quickly fell in with those dedicated to a life of crime, several of them becoming world-class gangsters. But Charles "Lucky" Luciano would turn out to be the most famous, the most notorious, of them all. Written by a top investigative reporter, who followed Luciano's 1936 trial from its inception to the jury's verdict, the sentencing, and the unsuccessful appeal, Lucky Luciano is the most vivid complete account of the case ever printed. Hickman Powell not only interviewed Luciano but also the assorted prostitutes and pimps who testified against him. The book is a fascinating living record of the underworld of the 1930s, and an incisive portrait of then prosecuting attorney (later Governor of New York and Republican candidate for president) Thomas E. Dewey, whose tireless efforts resulted in Luciano's conviction
The last paradise by Hickman Powell( Book )

15 editions published between 1930 and 1985 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucky Luciano, his amazing trial and wild witnesses by Hickman Powell( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bali: the last paradise by Hickman Powell( Book )

3 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.60 (from 0.20 for Lucky Luci ... to 0.82 for Ninety tim ...)

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