Tag Archives: Cleveland mafia

Discover the history of notorious Cleveland mobster Shondor Birns

Rick Porrello – the author of The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia, To Kill the Irishman and Superthief – will talk about his new book on the life and crimes of notorious Cleveland mobster, Alex Shondor Birns, during … Continue reading

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Travel to Eliot Ness’ Cleveland

Travel back to the era of Untouchables and learn about Eliot Ness during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at our Main Branch. Eliot Ness served as Cleveland’s Safety Director for Mayor Harold Burton during the years of 1935 to 1941. … 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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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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