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From: Sweethearts


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 Anglo-Saxon wall that refused entry and took every opportunity to better themselves.


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.