Gambling. Crime. Corruption. Despite its reputation as a world-class resort destination, Saratoga Springs has always had a dark side. The forces of good and evil waged a century-long battle for supremacy at the Spa. Behind the glitz and glamour of the high end hotels along Broadway and the wealthiest of American society at the race track, criminals, gangsters and their corrupt political associates made a mockery of law and order in Saratoga Springs for much of its history.
All the Law in the World Won’t Stop Them is the history of the battle between the gangsters of Saratoga and those who favored a law and order town from the earliest years of the village through 1930. From the early gentleman gamblers like John Morrissey and Richard Canfield, to the later, more notorious gangland legends like Arnold Rothstein, the incredible true stories of gambling, crime and corruption are featured in this book that describes a Saratoga Springs that is unrecognizable to residents and visitors to the City today.
For the past five years, first time author Greg Veitch, a fifth-generation Saratogian and current Saratoga Springs Police Chief, has journeyed through history to bring back to life these long forgotten but true stories of Saratoga’s notorious past. Greg Veitch has conducted several public presentations on the gamblers and gangsters of Saratoga and is available to speak at corporate retreats, private events and conferences.