Jack Pagano has always felt he is different. Smart and physically talented, the normal pursuits of youthwomen and sportshave always come a little too easy to him and left him unfulfilled. At age seventeen, Jack is eager to leave high school and begin his college career. But the schooling that lies ahead of him is of a far different variety than he could have ever imagined. Albert Anastasia, the notorious leader of Murder, Inc., appears and claims Pagano as his son. But before Jack can make heads or tails of his new-found father, Anastasia is gunned down at the Park Sheraton Hotel.
Under the tutelage of his late father's associates, Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello, Jack enters a world where crime and politics, money and murder, and the American way of life are all but a hand's breadth apart and inextricably linked.
At the same time, another father is grooming his son to further his plans: Joseph Kennedy, the patriarch of what will become American's ruling dynasty, has set his sights on the White Houseand with the help of some old friends in Chicago, his son, also Jack, will rise to power.
|Publisher:||MP Publishing Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||6.38(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Jack O'Halloran is a famed heavyweight boxer and ator. In the ring, he notched seventeen knockouts over the span of a winning career. He later turned to acting, notably appearing in Superman, Superman II, King Kong, and the 1976 adaptation of Raymond Chandler's Farewell, My Lovely. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he remains active in the film industry and is hard at work on his second novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Family Legacy is a story about a familiar subject, but with an exciting new twist! Anyone familiar with the Mafia of the 50's and 60's will enjoy reading this new information. Anyone who enjoys intrigue will be fascinated by Mr. O'Halloran's insight into the lives of two Jacks....Jack Pagano and Jack Kennedy. A great book club read for men and women who enjoy broadening their horizons. A really good read for me! Waiting for his next book!
this is about the life and career of actor jack o halloran from his early childhood, as the son of albert anastasia, to his life as a boxer, then his later life as a popular actor appearing in films such as superman11, this is a good book, one I would recommend, both as a reader and as a friend of the author