T. J. English
Monday, January 21, 2019
T.J. English has been crowned “America’s top chronicler of organized crime” (Christian Science Monitor) and with THE CORPORATION he expands upon the atmospheric, rich topic of the mafia’s reign in Cuba that he explored in the New York Times bestseller Havana Nocturne, now revealing how political revolution led to the birth of a powerful Cuban exile crime organization in the U.S. The book has already been subject of a hot auction in Hollywood with Paramount snapping up the film rights in the first deal for Appian Way Productions, with Leonardo DiCaprio producing and Benicio Del Toro attached to play Jose’ Miguel Battle Sr. -the “godfather” of THE CORPORATION.
An epic story of gangsters, drugs, violence, sex, and murder rooted in the streets, THE CORPORATION reveals how an entire generation of political exiles, refugees, rackateers, corrupt cops, hitmen, and their wives and girlfriends became caught up in an American saga of desperation and empire building. T.J. English interweaves the voices of insiders speaking openly for the first time with a trove of investigative material he has gathered over many decades to tell the story of this successful criminal enterprise, setting it against the larger backdrop of revolution, exile, and ethnicity that makes it one of the great American gangster stories that has been overlooked–until now.