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A fascinating, cinematic, multi-generational history of the Cuban mob in the US from "America's top chronicler of organized crime" and New York Times best-selling author of Havana Nocturne.

By the mid 1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot; one of the most powerful illicit organizations was none other than the Cuban mob. Known on both sides of the law as "the Corporation", the Cuban mob's power stemmed from a criminal culture embedded in south Florida's exile community - those who had been chased from the island by Castro's revolution and planned to overthrow the Marxist dictator and reclaim their nation.

An epic story of gangsters, drugs, violence, sex, and murder rooted in the streets, The Corporation reveals how an entire generation of political exiles, refugees, racketeers, corrupt cops, hit men, and their wives and girlfriends became caught up in an American saga of desperation and empire building. T. J. English interweaves the voices of insiders speaking openly for the first time with a trove of investigative material he has gathered over many decades to tell the story of this successful criminal enterprise, setting it against the larger backdrop of revolution, exile, and ethnicity that makes it one of the great American gangster stories that has been overlooked - until now.

Drawing on the detailed reporting and impressive volume of evidence that drive his best-selling works, English offers a riveting, in-depth look at this powerful and sordid crime organization and its hold in the US.

©2018 T. J. English (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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listened to joey Diaz podcast the church of what's happening now and jre with TJ and its awesome

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Amazing story

I absolutely love this book I can’t say it enough I had no idea all this happened I heard about it on Uncle joeys podcast as well and knew I had to listen the church of what’s happening now won’t disappoint either thank you for all your hard work T.J. English

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Captivatating story of the rise and fall of the Cuban mafia

This book is tremendous. The way the author was able to get every detail of what occurred during hay day of the notorious Cuban mafia is what brings this book to life. This book is a master piece to say the least. I can’t wait to read more T. J. English!!!

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Solid Cuban Mafia story...

This was pretty good. Lotta broad strokes. This earned 3 stars from me because I felt like i was watching from the outside not the inside.

Good read by Pabon

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Fascinating Story

I really enjoyed this story. The author took great care to thoroughly research everything and presented it in an organized, chronological way for the most part. I have no complaints about the story. The narrator was also easy to follow along with. Sometimes it’s easy to stop listening if the narrator reads in a certain tone of voice, but this is not the case here. I am planning on listening to this again, that’s how much I enjoyed this story. Besides, there is so much history and information in this book that it’s worth re-reading (or re-listening) to fully absorb everything. 5 stars for sure.

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Great Story, Excellent Detail

This was an amazing story packed with historical information and was very interesting. I was amazed at the breadth of knowledge presented by the author.

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Highly Recommend!

Incredibly in depth story of the rise and fall of the Cuban mafia.
I absolutely loved it! The narrator does a great job and I couldn't stop listening. No question this book gets 5/5.

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A great story but a disappointing narration

Story line was incredibly and hope it goes to Hollywood however someone with a Caribbean Hispanic accent and fluent English should have told the story. When reading quotes from the Cuban mob or Italian mob should have been in an ethnic tone or New York accent.

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Satisfying and detailed storytelling!

I heard about this book from listening to a comedians podcast. The book was excellent and well paced.

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PHENOMENAL

Beyond good. Absolutely astounding story. English really puts his work in with these books. Narrator was kinda monotone but did ok overall