• BOOK REVIEW - Mob Island

    Savannah's Wilmington Island has a fascinating history

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    I struck up a casual conversation with Bubba Haupt on my first trip to Carey Hilliards in Savannah in 42 years. I was on a business trip to my hometown and the restaurant looked exactly the same, bringing back memories of high school football and chasing girls.

    Over a BLT and pecan pie, I soon realized Bubba and I had a lot in common - a love of aviation, Savannah football, and we were both authors!

    I've been around the world many times, but never realized my home town had so much interesting history outside of the Revolution, and Civil War.

    'Mob Island' is the story of how the Chicago Mob used the Emerald Coast as a meeting place to make big decisions.

    The book did not disappoint.

    If you're a resident of Savannah, now or in the past, this book is a must read.

    If you're a fan of American history, or more specifically, the history of the mob, this book is a must read.

    If you just love a unique, interesting book - 'Mob Island' is a must read!

    You can order the book 'Mob Island' here.

    "Some things are not what they look and feel like." - "Louie the Tailor" Rosanova

    Lou was right. Who would have believed that Savannah, Georgia, specifically the Savannah Inn and Country Club, played a significant role in mobster relations? Leading figures in the Mob during the seventies came together for important meetings at the Inn. And there were good reasons why they chose Savannah for these meetings (and the ultimate burial site of Jimmy Hoffa).

    More importantly, who would believe that the friendship between a brilliant young southern lawyer and a powerful member of the Chicago Outfit would evolve into one of the most effective defence teams combating social and legal injustices in South Georgia at the time? For the first time, Bubba Haupt explains how the Outfit and the Teamsters were instrumental in funding the successful defence of indigent clients facing the death penalty. Without the help of Rosanova, innocent individuals would have been electrocuted or spent their entire lives in prison. Rosanova is a complicated person and his residence in Savannah is a largely unknown but fascinating part of Mob history.

    As Haupt says, "In every lawyer's trial experience, some events loom so large that others are completely overshadowed. Some are humorous while others are extremely sad." Haupt shares details of his cases, experiences, thoughts, and feelings surrounding events that changed his life and many of his clients' lives forever.

    No longer under Omertà (the vow of silence), Bubba Haupt's riveting story will leave you breathless.

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