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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.  The paperback has been revised and updated, with a new epilogue focusing on the trial of the notorious "Mafia Cops."

Synopsis:

This text 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. It 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.

About the Author

Selwyn Raab was an investigative reporter for The New York Times, covering organized crime and criminal justice matters for twenty-five years. He is also the author of Justice in the Back Room and Mob Lawyer. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312361815
Author:
Raab, Selwyn
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Mafia
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
TRU003000
Subject:
United States/State
Subject:
Local/Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
United States/State & Local/Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes three 8-page black-and-white ph
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
9.23 x 6.5 x 2.2 in

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"Synopsis" by , This text 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. It 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.

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