The corporation book review

Battle also had a soft spot for stray dogs, turning his farm into something of a rescue shelter for homeless canines. This mattered not to El Padrino and his underlings.

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Don't agree with the author on some items where he tends to get his facts from Cuban government spokesmen; but his narrative of the criminal activity and the players is done very well.

The fall of his empire would be even more spectacular. These fatalities included children. The takeover of Cuba by Fidel Castro and his communist brethren displaced the old guard.

While there are many anecdotes still to be told and information on how "La Bolita" business operated, the rese I was not able to get away from the non-stop reading of The Corporation by T J English. Battle and Brigade would be released in but would emerge with the intent of taking back their homeland. The author does a good job of juggling all of the characters. Embittered by these losses, Battle turned to more lucrative opportunities found in bolita, the Cuban-American version of the numbers racket. There are a lot of technicalities like government branches, police districts, etc. The story of the Cuban mafia is a hidden gem, just like Bolita is a hidden gem in the world of crime. Battle would distinguish himself through heroic acts and by saving some of his countrymen from certain death. The takeover of Cuba by Fidel Castro and his communist brethren displaced the old guard. No stone is left unturned in his work, from Bay of Pigs through Iran-Contra. English has a sprawling story to tell, panoramic in scope and stuffed to the gills with characters ranging from the psychotic to the heroic. Having personally known Jose Miguel Battle and my involvement with the world of "La Bolita", it immediately sparked my interest in the book's content and legitimacy. If anything, English drills down into too much minute detail with each new revelation. He bought a farm outside of Miami, filled with groves of mamey, a native Cuban fruit.

There are a lot of technicalities like government branches, police districts, etc. Like many an American gangster, Battle turned a small-time operation into a money-making machine. The Corporation is the latest in an encyclopedia of crime exposes.

Battle would distinguish himself through heroic acts and by saving some of his countrymen from certain death.

Jose Miguel Battle, the main character, compares Bolita to cocaine dealing; he says something like, "your business is like a tap that turns on suddenly and gushes a lot of water before turning off for a long time. Beneath the veneer was something else entirely. His rise and continuing dominance were colored with threats and death. Jose Miguel Battle, I thought it was a gripping book. Battle maintained a headquarters in the hotel where he regularly indulged in his steady cocaine habit, maintained his mistresses—women young enough to be his granddaughters—and kept all three Godfather movies in steady rotation on the television. Shelves: my-people That moment when my father tells me not to review a book on the Cuban mafia and organized crime because "friends are implicated. I don't necessarily blame the author -- like I said, the story tells itself, he just winds the gear and points in the right direction Overall I was very satisfied. These fatalities included children. TJ English has illuminated the darkest of the underworld in his past works. His wealth was built on the die-hard dreams of the desperate gambler. Battle also had a soft spot for stray dogs, turning his farm into something of a rescue shelter for homeless canines. With The Corporation English does something else: He gives readers the profane realities of this dirty business in all of its horrific forms. The story-telling itself is very direct and factual. It often goes unnoticed compared to the Mafia, black gangs like the Bloods and Crips, the Colombian cartels, and the infamous cocaine crime era. The fall of his empire would be even more spectacular.

Battle and Brigade would be released in but would emerge with the intent of taking back their homeland. Battle fled north to the United States, where he volunteered his services in what would become the doomed Bay of Pigs mission.

The corporation book review

Jose Miguel Battle, the main character, compares Bolita to cocaine dealing; he says something like, "your business is like a tap that turns on suddenly and gushes a lot of water before turning off for a long time.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Corporation' by T.J. English