BOOK REVIEW: THE ROAD TO PURGATORY
In our history lessons, we have learned about World War II, but never in the connection between that infamous war and gangster activities. Al Capone, Frank Nitti, and their underlings, had deep-rooted control of so many factors during that war and after. These gangsters wanted, and generally did, control many factors in our nation. Their control led to much killing, most of it very secretive.
Max Allan Collins gives us a perspective of all of the above. He takes us deep into the mob and the many, along with their underlings, that controlled the mob. A hero of Bataan from the early years of the war, Corporal Michael Satariano became involved in the mobs when he had returned home because of an accident while he was active on Bataan. He actually started working for Elliot Ness, another well-known name on the FBI side of the law.
The activities of Michael, once he became entangled with the mob while working as an insider for the FBI, and attempting to right a wrong done to his father, will turn your minds upside down and get a terrific feel of what times were like during this period of our nations history. You will not want to put this book down.
REVIEWED BY CY HILTERMAN
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