All The Right Enemies: The Life and Murder of Carlo Tresca (inscribed by the author). Dorothy Gallagher.

All The Right Enemies: The Life and Murder of Carlo Tresca (inscribed by the author)

Rutgers University Press, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Fine (touch of foxing top edge of the text block) in fine dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE, "to ________/ Who, I'm told, never passes 15th and 5th without thinking of Tresca, which makes him one of a fast disappearing species./ Best Wishes/ Dorothy Gallagher". Hardcover. 321 pp. with index. Illustrated with photos. On the night of January 11, 1943, internationally known anarchist Carlo Tresca was shot to death at 5th Avenue and 15th Street in Manhattan. The shooter, Carmine Galante, was a paroled convict thought to be carrying out a contract killing ordered by the Mafia (but at whose request was unknown). Tresca had come to New York as a fugitive of justice from Italy in 1902; by 1905 he was editing the Italian language Socialist pro-labor newspaper Il Proletario and 1912 his Socialist thinking had given way to anancho-syndicalism and he aligned himself with the IWW. While he had many influential friends he also had dangerous enemires, including Benito Mussolini, who may have ordered the hit from Italy. As Galante was a member of the Bonanno crime family, it was also thought that the killing was ordered by one of Bonanno's underbosses; it was also supected that Vito Genovese ordered the killing. In fact, no one was ever actually charged in Tresca's murder. Fine / fine. Item #WE25070
ISBN: 9780813513102

Price: $45.00

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