Virtual Program: Writing The Mob: Michael Cannell

Virtual Program: Writing The Mob: Michael Cannell

Date: May 5, 2021
Time: 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free for attendees

From New York to Los Angeles, and even Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the Mob’s tentacles reached into all corners of North America during the 20th century. Historians continue to explore this rich story to understand what really happened during the Mob’s American heyday. These virtual presentations will feature authors of recently published histories and memoirs.

Michael Cannel chronicles the life of Abe Reles, a Brooklyn mobster who was a leading killer for Murder Inc., then became a government witness and died under mysterious circumstances. This program will be available to watch online here, on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. More details coming soon.

Don’t miss our other programs in the Writing the Mob: Chronicling Organized Crime in the 20th Century series:
April 15: J. Michael Niotta, PhD and Avi Bash, Los Angeles Underworld
April 27: Russell Shorto, Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob
May 26: Nick Christophers, Mafia Ties: The Greek Syndicates
June 2: Marilyn Greenwald and Yun Li, Eunice Hunton Carter: A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice
June 22: Anthony M. DeStefano, The Deadly Don: Vito Genovese, Mafia Boss


Featured Speaker

Michael Cannell  

Michael Cannell


Michael Cannell is the author of four non-fiction books, most recently A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc.. His previous books are Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber and the Invention of Criminal Profiling, The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit and I.M. Pei: Mandarin of Modernism.

Michael has worked as a reporter for U.P.I and Time, and as an editor for The New York Times. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and many other publications.