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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gus G. Russo  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland


Illinois Connection

Russo has written books about the Chicago Outfit and mob lawyer Sidney Korshak - both Illinois' subjects of interest.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gus Russo is an investigative reporter, author of non-fiction books, and writer and/or producer of many national and international documentaries for major networks. Three of his books have been optioned for films. His book about the Chicago Mob, ''The Outfit'', was a Pulitzer nominee. Please Note: Since Mr. Russo has not lived in Illinois, the only books of his listed in the Illinois Authors Wiki are ''The Outfit'' and ''Supermob'' as they are his only books written about an Illinois subject of interest. You can go to [ his Amazon page] to find his other books.

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