Five Families

Five Families

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

Book - 2016 | Second St. Martin's Griffin edition.
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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.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
Edition: Second St. Martin's Griffin edition.
ISBN: 9781250101709
Branch Call Number: 364.106097471 Raa 2016
Characteristics: xxiv, 785 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 5 families

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