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published: Jan 1980
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Sweethearts

by Catherine Wismer

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list price: $45.00
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published: Jan 1980
ISBN:9780888623843
imprint: Lorimer
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First published in 1980, Sweethearts is an eye-opening account of the men who controlled Toronto's highrise apartment business during the building boom of the 1960s.
The book tells the fascinating inside story of a thriving, profitable new industry and how organized crime moved in on it. It names names: the syndicate leaders, corrupt subcontractors, hitmen, couriers and extortionists. And it chronicles the violence--the burned cars, bombed buildings and shootings--that signalled the extent of mob involvement in the industry.
Based on years of careful research in Canada and the U.S., Sweethearts is a meticulous analysis of a bloody time in the nation's development history.

About the Author

Catherine Wismer

CATHERINE WISMER has worked for Toronto Life and Maclean's. She has published two previous books, Come See My Garden and Faces of the Old North.
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