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

Author:  Selwyn Raab

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

English

ISBN: 1429907983

EAN: 9781429907989

Category: Social Science / Criminology/History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (Dc, De, Md, Nj, Ny, Pa)/True Crime / Organized Crime

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Release Date: 04/01/2010

Synopsis:

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.

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

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Format: eBook - EPUB