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The Resource Original gangster : 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, Frank Lucas, with Aliya S. King

Label
Original gangster : the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords
Title
Original gangster
Title remainder
the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords
Statement of responsibility
Frank Lucas, with Aliya S. King
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This memoir reveals what really happened to the man whose career was dramatized in the 2007 feature film American Gangster. In his own words, Frank Lucas recounts his life as the former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who ran Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Lucas realized that in order to gain success he would have to break the Italian mafia's monopoly in New York, so he cut out middlemen and began smuggling heroin into the United States directly from the Golden Triangle, using coffins. Making a million dollars per day selling the purest heroin on the street, Lucas became one of the most powerful crime lords of his time, while rubbing shoulders with the elite in entertainment, politics, and crime. After his arrest, the special narcotics prosecutor called Lucas and his operation "one of the most outrageous international dope-smuggling gangs ever."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lucas, Frank
Dewey number
  • 364.1/77092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5805.L83
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
King Neil, Aliya.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lucas, Frank
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug traffic
  • Organized crime
Label
Original gangster : the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords, Frank Lucas, with Aliya S. King
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780312544898
Lccn
2009047033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn465868013
  • (OCoLC)465868013
Label
Original gangster : the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords, Frank Lucas, with Aliya S. King
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780312544898
Lccn
2009047033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn465868013
  • (OCoLC)465868013

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