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Roemer : Man Against the
Roemer Man Against the
Author: William F. Roemer
ISBN-13: 9781556111464
ISBN-10: 1556111460
Publication Date: 10/31/1989
Pages: 415
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Publisher: Dutton Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The author, who runs a private investigating agency in Tucson that specializes in organized crime, spent 30 years as an FBI agent, mostly in Chicago. He writes that although innumerable opportunities to rise in the hierarchy came his way, he preferred to remain on the street, taking on the mob. Roemer's particular concern as an agent was to track corrupt public officials who were vital to the success of the "family." Here he recalls his mob dealings, from 1950 to 1980, with Sam Giancana, Murray Humphreys (successor to Capone lieutenant Jake Guzik), Tony Accardo and dozens of others. Distinguishing between "good" bad guys who could be trusted, and "bad" bad guys, he shows that some gangland figures virtually became his friends. His intimate knowledge of them enriches the book.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times Book Review -- Review
"Roemer does an admirable job of bluntly recreating the inner workings of Chicago's underworld and the FBI's methods of fighting them....A revealing memoir that pulls no punches in recalling the triumphs -- and, at times, foul-ups -- that characterized Mr. Roemer's remarkable career."


This is an excellent and well-written book.
Roemer died in 1996.
At the link below, find an excellent biography.
http://www.ipsn.org/roemer.html
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The author, who runs a private investigating agency in Tucson that specializes in organized crime, spent 30 years as an FBI agent, mostly in Chicago. He writes that although innumerable opportunities to rise in the hierarchy came his way, he preferred to remain on the street, taking on the mob. Roemer's particular concern as an agent was to track corrupt public officials who were vital to the success of the "family." Here he recalls his mob dealings, from 1950 to 1980, with Sam Giancana, Murray Humphreys (successor to Capone lieutenant Jake Guzik), Tony Accardo and dozens of others. Distinguishing between "good" bad guys who could be trusted, and "bad" bad guys, he shows that some gangland figures virtually became his friends.

"Roemer does an admirable job of bluntly recreating the inner workings of Chicago's underworld and the FBI's methods of fighting them....A revealing memoir that pulls no punches in recalling the triumphs -- and, at times, foul-ups -- that characterized Mr. Roemer's remarkable career."