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Russo, Gus

Overview
Works: 18 works in 66 publications in 4 languages and 4,357 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Composer
Classifications: E842.9, 973.922092
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Most widely held works by Gus Russo
The Outfit : the role of Chicago's underworld in the shaping of modern America by Gus Russo ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Outfit recounts the adventures and exploits of its bosses, Tony 'Joe Batters' Accardo (the real Godfather), Murray 'The Camel' or 'Curly' Humphreys (the greatest political fixer and union organizer this country has ever known), Paul 'The Waiter' Ricca (the ambassador to the New York Crime Commission), and Johnny Rosselli (the liaison between the shadowy world and the outside world). Their invisibility was their strength, and what kept their leader from ever spending a single night in jail. Moving with purpose and panache, the Outfit blended effortlessly with upperworld corporate heads, Hollywood moguls, and national political icons. It was only after a fifty-year run that their world started to crumble in the 1970s."--BOOK JACKET
Live by the sword : the secret war against Castro and the death of JFK by Gus Russo ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that the Kennedy brothers' pursuit of Fidel Castro led to JFK's assassination
Brothers in arms : the Kennedys, the Castros, and the politics of murder by Gus Russo ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using breakthrough reporting and interviews with long-silent sources, investigative journalist Russo and coauthor Molton have crafted a dramatic retelling of the time before, during, and after the JFK assassination. The book centers on the two opposed sets of brothers--the Kennedys and the Castros--who collectively authored one of modern history's most dangerous, and tragically ironic, chapters. Bobby Kennedy pushed for the murder of Fidel Castro and instead got the death of his beloved brother, a psychic blow from which he himself never recovered. Lee Harvey Oswald killed an admired president and traumatized a nation, but in so doing may have prevented a third world war. Built on thirty years of intense research--including discoveries so significant that they have rekindled CIA and State Department interest in the Kennedy assassination--this book provides extraordinary new facts that will force a reconsideration of how and why the Kennedy murder came to pass.--From publisher description
Where were you? : America remembers the JFK assassination by Gus Russo ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relive the assassination of President Kennedy, a pivotal moment in American history, through the words of people close to the tragedy, former heads of state, politicians, and more. Starting with the simple question, "Where were you?" , their memories and interpretations paint a rich and moving picture of a hopeful nation torn asunder by grief
Supermob : how Sidney Korshak and his criminal associates became America's hidden power brokers by Gus Russo ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigative reporter Russo tells the remarkable story of the "Supermob"--a cadre of men who, over the course of decades, secretly influenced nearly every aspect of American society. Presenting new revelations about such famous members as Jules Stein, Joe Glaser, Ronald Reagan, Lew Wasserman, David Bazelon, and John Jacob Factor--as well as infamous, scrupulously low-profile members--Russo pulls the lid off of a half-century of criminal infiltration into American business, politics, and society. At the heart of it all is Sidney "The Fixer" Korshak, who from the 1940s until his death in the 1990s was not only the most powerful lawyer in the world, according to the FBI, but the enigmatic player behind countless 20th century power mergers, political deals, and organized crime chicaneries. As the underworld's primary link to the corporate upperworld, Korshak's backroom dominance and talent for anonymity will likely never be equaled.--From publisher description
Gangsters and goodfellas : the mob, witness protection, and life on the run by Henry Hill ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a quarter of a century of silence, Henry Hill can finally tell us the rest of the story. Gangsters and Goodfellas picks up where Wiseguy left off, taking readers on the crazy ride of Henry's life-hiding out in the Witness Protection Program, doing prison time for drug charges, testifying in high profile, heavily-guarded mafia trials, leaving his wife and children and eventually ending up in, yes, the entertainment business
Brothers in arms the Kennedys, the Castros, and the politics of murder by Gus Russo ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using breakthrough reporting and interviews with long-silent sources, investigative journalist Russo and coauthor Molton have crafted a dramatic retelling of the time before, during, and after the JFK assassination. The book centers on the two opposed sets of brothers--the Kennedys and the Castros--who collectively authored one of modern history's most dangerous, and tragically ironic, chapters. Bobby Kennedy pushed for the murder of Fidel Castro and instead got the death of his beloved brother, a psychic blow from which he himself never recovered. Lee Harvey Oswald killed an admired president and traumatized a nation, but in so doing may have prevented a third world war. Built on thirty years of intense research--including discoveries so significant that they have rekindled CIA and State Department interest in the Kennedy assassination--this book provides extraordinary new facts that will force a reconsideration of how and why the Kennedy murder came to pass
Live by the sword the secret war against Castro and the death of JFK by Gus Russo ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After reviewing mountains of records released through the 1992 President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, Russo comes to a simple conclusion: Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy. He further maintains that it was Kennedy's obsession with ridding the world of Fidel Castro by any means necessary, including assassination, that resulted in his own death. He is able to explain (though not condone) the actions of many of those in Government, including Lyndon B. Johnson, the C.I.A. and Robert Kennedy, all of whom fought hard to keep what Russo calls "the secret war against Castro" from the public, thereby averting possible American retaliation and, perhaps, another catastrophic world war
Who was Lee Harvey Oswald? ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the results of an investigative team of more than a dozen reporters and expert consultants who spent more than a year re-examining Oswald's entire life and sifting through the psychological, political, and forensic evidence of his role in the assassination of JFK. Includes KGB, CIA, and FBI confidential reports and archival film footage of the murders
Rendezvous mit dem Tod ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Dokumentation präsentiert Recherche-Ergebnisse, die belegen sollen, dass der Kennedy-Attentäter Lee Harvey Oswald im Auftrag des kubanischen Geheimdienstes handelte
Jack Ruby ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nearly forty years ago, all of America was watching as Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused killer of John F. Kennedy, was being transferred to a new jail. Suddenly, a man stepped from the crowd of spectators and shot him, sending Oswald and his secrets to the grave and launching decades of speculation. Jack Ruby, a Texas nightclub owner, claimed his act was a spur-of-the-moment decision--that he saw an opportunity to avenge the death of his president and acted on it. As BIOGRAPHY details, there are many who question his version of the events, but perhaps the answer lies in looking at Ruby's life before he stepped into the spotlight. Drawing on the memories of those who knew him best, including his brother Earl, this illuminating profile follows the future killer from his rough-and-tumble Chicago childhood to Dallas, and those close to the case examine his actions - and possible motivations - on that fateful day."--Publisher's website
Live by the sword by Gus Russo ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After reviewing mountains of records released through the 1992 President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, Russo comes to a simple conclusion: Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy. He further maintains that it was Kennedy's obsession with ridding the world of Fidel Castro by any means necessary, including assassination, that resulted in his own death. He is able to explain (though not condone) the actions of many of those in Government, including Lyndon B. Johnson, the C.I.A. and Robert Kennedy, all of whom fought hard to keep what Russo calls "the secret war against Castro" from the public, thereby averting possible American retaliation and, perhaps, another catastrophic world war
Elmer, le remue-méninges ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fratelli in guerra by Gus Russo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American heritage : [special Lincoln issue] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Did Castro OK the Kennedy Assassination? by Gus Russo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On the 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, newly uncovered evidence connects Kennedy's Cuban nemeses, Fidel and Raul Castro to the shooter and Cuban-sympathizer, Lee Harvey Oswald
[Rendevous mit dem Tod : Kennedy und Castro] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handelte Kennedy-Mörder Lee Harvey Oswald im Auftrag des kubanischen Geheimdienstes? Wilfried Huismann und Gus Russo behaupten, dafür unwiderlegbare Beweise zu haben. Sie stellen die Ergebnisse ihrer mehrjährigen Recherche vor
 
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Languages
English (56)
German (7)
French (2)
Italian (1)
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