Original gangster: [the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords]

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In his own words, real-life American gangster Frank Lucas recounts his life as the former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who ran Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Determined to break the Italian mafia's monopoly over drug smuggling in New York, Frank cut out middlemen and began smuggling heroin into the United States directly from his source in Vietnam using the coffins of dead American soldiers. Making $1 million per day from his "Blue Magic," the purest heroin on the street, Frank Lucas became one of the most powerful crime lords of his time, while rubbing shoulders with the elite in entertainment, politics, and crime. This powerful memoir reveals what really happened to the man whose rise and fall was dramatized in the 2007 feature film American Gangster, exposing a startling look at the world of organized crime.
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9780312571641
031257164
9781441740403
9781481556569
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title Original gangster : [the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords]
title_display Original gangster : the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords
title_full Original gangster : the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords / Frank Lucas with Aliya S. King, Original gangster [sound recording] : the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords / Frank Lucas, with Aliya S. King, Original gangster: [the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords] [electronic resource]
title_short Original gangster :
title_sort original gangster the real life story of one of america's most notorious drug lords
title_sub [the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords]
topic Audiobooks, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Drug dealers United States Biography, Drug traffic United States, Lucas, Frank, 1930-, Organized crime United States, TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
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