Richardson's Built By Blacks was the #1 seller at Fountain Bookstore the year it came out. Let's see if he can do it again with this fascinating look into a sensational era of Richmond history!
These tough guys were the basis of minor characters in The Untouchables. Cool.
The 1930s was a tough decade, one made even tougher by Prohibition. During this lawless time in American history, a group of criminals called the Tri-State Gang emerged from Philadelphia and spread their operations south, through Baltimore to Richmond, wreaking bloody havoc and brutally eliminating those who knew too much about their heists. Once termed the “Dillingers of the East,” Robert Mais and Walter Legenza led their men and molls on a violent journey of robberies, murders, and escapes up and down the East Coast. Join historian Selden Richardson as he recounts the story of this whirlwind of crime and how it finally reached its climax in Richmond.