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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gus G. Russo  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland

-- Gus G. Russo on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Russo has written books about the Chicago Outfit and mob lawyer Sidney Korshak - both Illinois' subjects of interest.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gus Russo is an investigative reporter, author of non-fiction books, and writer and/or producer of many national and international documentaries for major networks. Three of his books have been optioned for films. His book about the Chicago Mob, ''The Outfit'', was a Pulitzer nominee. Please Note: Since Mr. Russo has not lived in Illinois, the only books of his listed in the Illinois Authors Wiki are ''The Outfit'' and ''Supermob'' as they are his only books written about an Illinois subject of interest. You can go to [ his Amazon page] to find his other books.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Supermob :
ISBN: 1596912111. OCLC Number: 153578345

Bloomsbury Usa,. .

Investigative reporter Russo tells the remarkable story of the "Supermob"--A cadre of men who, over the course of decades, secretly influenced nearly every aspect of American society. Presenting new revelations about such famous members as Jules Stein, Joe Glaser, Ronald Reagan, Lew Wasserman, David Bazelon, and John Jacob Factor--as well as infamous, scrupulously low-profile members--Russo pulls the lid off of a half-century of criminal infiltration into American business, politics, and society. At the heart of it all is Sidney "The Fixer" Korshak, who from the 1940s until his death in the 1990s was not only the most powerful lawyer in the world, according to the FBI, but the enigmatic player behind countless 20th century power mergers, political deals, and organized crime chicaneries. As the underworld's primary link to the corporate upperworld, Korshak's backroom dominance and talent for anonymity will likely never be equaled.--From publisher description.

The Outfit :
ISBN: 1582342792. OCLC Number: 52229434

Bloomsbury,. .