Five Families

Five Families

The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires

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For half a century, the American Mafia outwitted, outmaneuvered, and outgunned the FBI and other police agencies, wreaking unparalleled damages to America's social fabric and business enterprises while emerging as the nation's most formidable crime empire. The vanguard of this criminal juggernaut is still led by the Mafia's most potent and largest borgatas: New York's Five Families. Five Families is the vivid story of the rise and fall of New York's premier dons from Lucky Luciano to Paul Castellano to John Gotti and more. This definitive history brings the reader right up to the possible resurgence of the Mafia as the FBI and local law-enforcement agencies turn their attention to homeland security and away from organized crime.
Publisher: New York :, St Martin's Griffin,, 2016
Edition: Second St. Martin's Griffin edition
ISBN: 9781250101709
Characteristics: xxiv, 785 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 5 families


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Aug 13, 2014

The most definitive, if not exhaustive, account of the American Mob you can get your hands on--without direct access to FBI 302s..


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