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Sweethearts

The Builders, the Mob and the Men

Toronto was Boomtown in the 1960s. The city was growing quickly, gobbling up farmland for suburbs, pushing through expressways, knocking down neighbourhoods to make way for high-rise apartments. … 272 View
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Foreward

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Explains the process that led to the mafia finding a way into the housing industry. Also points to the fact that the book is an ethnic history where Jews and Italians sought to break the … 7 $0.70 Add
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The Harbord Class of ’33

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Looks at the Harbord Class of 1933, comprised of Jews, and the discrimmination they faced from Hitler supporters 9 $0.90 Add
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Bubsey, Squeaky, Little Woody and the Weasel

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1930-1949. Looks at the life of a Italian in Toronto during this time period who was involved with illegal activity. Introduced to the Zanini family 12 $1.20 Add
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Beyond a Bowl of Spaghetti:

Lansky and Luciano

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1920-1949. Looks at Luciano and Lanskey who made their fortune during prohibition and how their operation entered toronto 13 $1.30 Add
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The New Builders

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1950-1960. looks at the housing boom that occurred after the war due to the population swell. The decision to start building high rises 15 $1.50 Add
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Dippers

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1950-1960. Italian Immigration to Canada in the early 1950s their need to find work and finding jubs in construction. Explores the creation of unions for housing workers 18 $1.80 Add
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The Mob and Its Money

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1950-1960. Looks at the mob’s expansion into legitimate business focusing on housing development. Corruption is explored 17 $1.70 Add
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Boomtown Toronto

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1960s looks at appartment developers and the boom in high rise appartments in Toronto, which renewed commericial and downtown development 9 $0.90 Add
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Zanini and Irvine

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1960s explores the disorganization of unions at this time and how Zanini and Irvine took advantage of this to gain power over the developers with their own union 19 $1.90 Add
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The Split

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1960s Looks at the split of the unions into residential locals and the further fracturing of the unions. Zanini is convicted and sent to prison 14 $1.40 Add
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The Bahamas Adventure of C. Powell Morgan

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1960s .The syndicate continues to refine methods of money laundering. Examines the Atlantic Acceptance Coorporation and its Bahamas hotel/casino developments 20 $2.00 Add
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The Bargain Builders

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1960s the development of new building techniques that maximized profits by decreasing the need for skilled labour and finding cheaper materials. There are also inter-union disagreements for control 12 $1.20 Add
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Gus Simone, Organizer

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1960s. Unions and the switch to drywall, work in commercial construction 12 $1.20 Add
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The Concrete Forming Campaign

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1960s formed concrete, residential unions and the international building trade unions 17 $1.70 Add
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The Independent Union

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1960s Zanini and his independent Canadian Union in Concrete Forming, acqusations of it being a front for the mob 10 $1.00 Add