The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia EmpiresBook - 2005
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.,  p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm.