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Article:Lucky Luciano
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At an early age Luciano had established himself as a creative criminal on the Lower East Side and eventually became a top aide to crime boss [[Giuseppe Masseria]] who was involved in a prolonged turf war with rival crime boss [[Salvatore Maranzano]] during the 1920s.
 
At an early age Luciano had established himself as a creative criminal on the Lower East Side and eventually became a top aide to crime boss [[Giuseppe Masseria]] who was involved in a prolonged turf war with rival crime boss [[Salvatore Maranzano]] during the 1920s.
   
Masseria was a [[Mustache Pete]], an old-school mafioso who wanted to preserve the old Mafia ideals of honour, tradition, respect and dignity. Luciano and his contemporaries who had started their criminal careers in the United States were known as the Young Turks. Like the original [[Young Turks]] of the [[Ottoman Empire]], they formed a young and ambitious group which challenged the established order. The Mustache Petes would not work with anyone who was not Italian or [[Italian American]], and were even skeptical of working with anyone who was not Sicilian or [[Sicilian-American]]. Luciano believed that as long as money was being made, the family should deal with anyone. He was therefore shocked to hear old mafiosi lecturing him about his dealings with close friend [[Frank Costello]] whom they called "the dirty [[Calabria]]n."<ref name="MafEnc">{{cite book |title=The Mafia Encyclopedia |last=Sifakis |first=Carl |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1987 |publisher=Facts on File |location=[[New York City]] |isbn=0816018561 }}</ref>
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Masseria was a [[Mustache Pete]], an old-school mafioso who wanted to preserve the old Mafia ideals of honour, tradition, respect and dignity. Luciano and his contemporaries who had started their criminal careers in the United States were known as the Young Turks. Like the original [[Young Turks]] of the [[Ottoman Empire]], they formed a young and ambitious group which challenged the established order. The Mustache Petes would not work with anyone who was not Italian or [[Italian American]], and were even skeptical of working with anyone who waskjnhuib uyolijkbnouytftyhgvytgvc tjh ytiv jfgh ytihvtiucvtyhkcv tf gyicgh kyjhcvtygjh ytcv ghj tucvgkh yuhf jhg]
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not Sicilian or [[Sicilian-American]]. Luciano believed that as long as money was being made, the family should deal with anyone. He was therefore shocked to hear old mafiosi lecturing him about his dealings with close friend [[Frank Costello]] whom they called "the dirty [[Calabria]]n."<ref name="MafEnc">{{cite book |title=The Mafia Encyclopedia |last=Sifakis |first=Carl |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1987 |publisher=Facts on File |location=[[New York City]] |isbn=0816018561 }}</ref>
   
 
What became known as the [[Castellammarese War]] raged from 1928 to 1931, resulting in the death of as many as 60 mobsters.<ref name="valachi">[[Peter Maas|Maas, Peter]]. ''The Valachi Papers''.</ref> The war was nominally between Maranzano and Masseria. In truth, however, there was a third, secret faction, made up of Luciano and several other Young Turks from both the Masseria and Maranzano factions. In addition to Luciano, this group included [[Frank Costello]], [[Vito Genovese]], [[Albert Anastasia]], [[Joe Adonis]], [[Joe Bonanno]], [[Carlo Gambino]], [[Joe Profaci]], [[Tommy Gagliano]] and [[Tommy Lucchese]]. They believed the Mustache Petes' greed was pushing them to the fringe while the Irish and Jewish gangs got rich. Luciano was already making plans to get rid of the Mustache Petes and form a national crime syndicate in which the Italian, Jewish and Irish gangs could pool their resources and turn organized crime into a lucrative business for all.<ref name=Saga>[http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/gangsters_outlaws/family_epics/genovese1/1.html Genovese family saga] at Crime Library</ref>
 
What became known as the [[Castellammarese War]] raged from 1928 to 1931, resulting in the death of as many as 60 mobsters.<ref name="valachi">[[Peter Maas|Maas, Peter]]. ''The Valachi Papers''.</ref> The war was nominally between Maranzano and Masseria. In truth, however, there was a third, secret faction, made up of Luciano and several other Young Turks from both the Masseria and Maranzano factions. In addition to Luciano, this group included [[Frank Costello]], [[Vito Genovese]], [[Albert Anastasia]], [[Joe Adonis]], [[Joe Bonanno]], [[Carlo Gambino]], [[Joe Profaci]], [[Tommy Gagliano]] and [[Tommy Lucchese]]. They believed the Mustache Petes' greed was pushing them to the fringe while the Irish and Jewish gangs got rich. Luciano was already making plans to get rid of the Mustache Petes and form a national crime syndicate in which the Italian, Jewish and Irish gangs could pool their resources and turn organized crime into a lucrative business for all.<ref name=Saga>[http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/gangsters_outlaws/family_epics/genovese1/1.html Genovese family saga] at Crime Library</ref>
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