Tag Archives: Cleveland mafia

Travel to Eliot Ness’ Cleveland

You can travel back to the era of Untouchables and learn about Eliot Ness during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, at our Main Branch. Eliot Ness served as Cleveland’s Safety Director for Mayor Harold Burton during … Continue reading

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Mob author Frank Monastra talks about researching his mafioso grandfather

Author and organized crime historian Frank Monastra visited us earlier this month to talk about his new book, King of Clubs, which profiles the famous, popular and very illegal casinos that flourished in and around Cleveland during the 1930s and 1940s. He also … Continue reading

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Mob author to discuss notorious Cleveland casinos

Author and organized crime historian Frank Monastra will discuss his newest book, King of Clubs, during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7, at our Main Branch. Both his talk and book profile the famous, popular and very … Continue reading

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7 books about Cleveland Mafia

Local historian Dennis Sutcliffe visited earlier this week to talk about the history of the Cleveland Mafia. Here are some reading recommendations for those interested in the topic. 1. The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia: Corn Sugar and Blood by … Continue reading

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Learn about Cleveland’s mob bosses of yore

Learn about the fascinating and often fatal mob bosses of Cleveland during the Prohibition Era. Local historian Dennis Sutcliffe will discuss the rival gangs and their leaders during a special program at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, at our Main … Continue reading

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