Five Families

Five Families

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

Book - 2005
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Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo and Lucchese. For decades these Five Families ruled New York and built the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra) into an underworld empire. Today, the Mafia is an endangered species, battered and beleaguered by aggressive investigators, incompetent leadership, betrayals and generational changes that produced violent and unreliable leaders and recruits. A twenty year assault against the five families in particular blossomed into the most successful law enforcement campaign of the last century.
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. The book also 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 : Thomas Dunne Books, c2005
ISBN: 9780312300944
0312300948
Branch Call Number: 364 .106 RAA
Characteristics: xvi, 765 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,25 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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