Book cover of The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History by Stephan Taltyby Stephan Talty

This “gripping account” of the early 20th century organized crime ring chronicles “a lurid and little-known episode in American history” (The Washington Post).

Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave stirred New York City, then the entire country, into panic. The children of Italian immigrants were being kidnapped and dozens of innocent victims gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. 

Interview with the Author

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The Black Hand: An Interview with Stephan Talty
5/23/17            48 min




BISAC Social Science

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