Journalist and broadcaster Bill O’Reilly returned to the Hammer and Nigel Show Monday to preview the latest release in his best-selling “Killing” series, “Killing the Mob,” available May 4th.
O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses. Covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, O’Reilly and Dugard trace the prohibition-busting bank robbers of the Depression Era, such as John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby-Face Nelson. In addition, the authors highlight the creation of the Mafia Commission, the power struggles within the “Five Families,” the growth of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, the mob battles to control Cuba, Las Vegas and Hollywood, as well as the personal war between the U.S. Attorney General Bobby Kennedy and legendary Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.
“Killing the Mob” is filled with historical facts about organized crime that has neither been widely published nor explored by Hollywood filmmakers. O’Reilly remarked to the Hammer and Nigel show that even he was surprised by what he uncovered during the research phase of the project.
Click the link below to hear Hammer and Nigel’s full interview with Bill O’Reilly.