Five Families

Author: Selwyn Raab
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250101700
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For half a century, the American Mafia outwitted, outmaneuvered, and outgunned the FBI and other police agencies, wreaking unparalleled damage on 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 others. 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. This updated tenth-anniversary edition features a new preface by the author.

Five Families

Author: Selwyn Raab
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429907989
Size: 13.98 MB
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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. Selwyn Raab's 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

Author: Selwyn Raab
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312361815
Size: 72.69 MB
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A history of the mafia's infamous "Five Families" traces events within the Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo, and Lucchese clans; identifying their role in damaging American industries and their fierce rivalries with one another.

American Mafia

Author: Thomas Reppetto
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1250125596
Size: 58.21 MB
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"Reppetto's book earns its place among the best . . . he brings fresh context to a familiar story worth retelling." —The New York Times Book Review Organized crime—the Italian American kind—has long been a source of popular entertainment and legend. Now Thomas Reppetto provides a balanced history of the Mafia's rise—from the 1880s to the post-WWII era—that is as exciting and readable as it is authoritative. Structuring his narrative around a series of case histories featuring such infamous characters as Lucky Luciano and Al Capone, Reppetto draws on a lifetime of field experience and access to unseen documents to show us a locally grown Mafia. It wasn't until the 1920s, thanks to Prohibition, that the Mafia assumed what we now consider its defining characteristics, especially its octopuslike tendency to infiltrate industry and government. At mid-century the Kefauver Commission declared the Mafia synonymous with Union Siciliana; in the 1960s the FBI finally admitted the Mafia's existence under the name La Cosa Nostra. American Mafia is a fascinating look at America's most compelling criminal subculture from an author who is intimately acquainted with both sides of the street.

Carlo Gambino Life Without The Mob

Author: Carlo Gambino
Publisher: Carlo Gambino
ISBN: 1535611235
Size: 68.95 MB
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My true story of my life with the name CARLO GAMBINO. The nun's calling me Carol the cousin's calling me "Calouch the GUL of the Church". A donkey’s ASS. Growing up the youngest cousin. My altar boy happenings, my growing up in THE BRONX. My world as a serviceman in Vietnam the hospital care from the VA. Working on Madison Ave. for 30 years for all the designers. My world of Art, how it affected me and how it made me a living. Of course, the MOB.

The Mafia At War

Author: Tim Newark
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1620873036
Size: 35.62 MB
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Drawing on a wealth of eyewitness accounts, contemporary reports, and declassified intelligence documents, some never published before, The Mafia at War reconstructs the relationships between the Mafia and Allied intelligence organizations. Discover how Jewish gangsters clashed with Nazis on the streets of New York; how Mafiosi nearly issued contracts to kill top Nazis, including Hitler; how Mafia-backed bandits conducted a guerrilla war for Sicilian independence; and how Eisenhower was happy to arm the Mafia during the Allied invasion of Sicily. Uncovering the extraordinary secrets of this collaboration, Newark provides crucial insight into both the history of World War II and how the Mafia came to dominate global crime in the post-war world.


Author: Ernest Volkman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380732351
Size: 20.48 MB
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Readers learn how a colorful coterie of FBI agents, prosecutors, and police detectives overcame the early years of bureaucratic inertia, high-level political corruption, and interagency rivalry to destroy the last great Mafia dynasty--New York's Lucchese Family.


Author: Rick Cowan
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Size: 49.74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A NYPD detective describes his work as an undercover cop, in which role he infltrated a lethal mob cartel to uncover evidence of a conspiracy among the various mob families to extort billions of dollars from the nation's most influential corporations. 75,000 first printing.

History Of The Mafia

Author: Salvatore Lupo
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231131356
Size: 66.47 MB
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Consulting rare archival sources, Salvatore Lupo traces the web of associations, both illicit and legitimate, that have defined the Sicilian Mafia from 1860 to the present. He focuses on several crucial periods of transformation: the Italian unification of 1860 and 1861, the murder of noted politician Notarbartolo, the fascist repression of the Mafia, the Allied invasion of 1943, the social conflicts that followed each world war, and the major murders and trials of the 1980s. Lupo clarifies the Mafia's cultural codes and situates them within social groups and communities. He also refutes the notion that the Mafia has grown more ruthless in recent decades. Rather than representing a shift from "honorable" crime to immoral drug trafficking and violence, Lupo argues the terroristic activities of the modern Mafia signify a new desire for visibility and a distinct break from the state.