Five Families

Five Families

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

Book - 2005
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Before the Corleones and the Sopranos, there were the Five Families: the Genoveses, the Gambinos, the Colombos, the Bonannos, and the Luccheses. Investigative reporter Selwyn Raab presents a riveting history of the Cosa Nostra's five powerful crews and explains how, beginning in the 19th century, they infiltrated (and scammed) every part of American history and life, including Prohibition, illegal drug distribution, the stock market, and even the cleanup of the World Trade Center site. This brutally real and unflinching report on the Italian mafia is a must for anyone who wants the full scoop, from start-to-finish, on the Sicilian mafia's history in the United States.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2005.
Branch Call Number: 364.106 RAA
Characteristics: xvil, 765 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm.

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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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