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Reviewed by George Anastasia

Reviewed by George Anastasia

The Apalachin summit in 1957, broken up by the law, had long-lasting effects.

Reviewed by George Anastasia

. Edgar Hoover, the Kennedy Brothers, and the Meeting That Unmasked the Mob

By Gil Reavill

It is a quintessential event in the history of the American Mafia. On Nov. 14, 1957, dozens of mob figures, including some of the biggest bosses in the country, gathered in the home of Joseph Barbara in the tiny hamlet of Apalachin in Upstate New York.

Barbara, a mob soldier, had stocked his country estate with loads of provisions, including 20 10-pound boxes of top-grade steaks and two 10-pound boxes of veal. On today’s market, about $3,500 worth of meat. 

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