Download five families the rise decline and resurgence of americas most powerful mafia empires in pdf or read five families the rise decline and resurgence of americas most powerful mafia empires in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get five families the rise decline and resurgence of americas most powerful mafia empires in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



Five Families

Author: Selwyn Raab
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250101700
Size: 75.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 7043
Download and Read
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: 64.78 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 1283
Download and Read
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: 57.49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 6162
Download and Read
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: 39.99 MB
Format: PDF
View: 4330
Download and Read
"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.

American Mafia Chicago

Author: William Griffith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493006045
Size: 27.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 3131
Download and Read
Everyone knows stories about the American Mafia and its varied forms of crime, from racketeering to stock manipulation to murder. American Mafia: Chicago explores the Windy City, strolling through its neighborhoods and imagining scenes from the past—telling the stories of the men, women, and families and revealing the events behind the legends and the history of the families' beginnings and founding members. Featuring the most fascinating stories from the early days, when loosely-organized, incredibly secretive gangs terrorized neighborhoods with names like Little Hell, through the mob’s headiest years, when Al Capone and his men pretty well controlled the city, American Mafia: Chicago offers tantalizing glimpses into the era when Chicago was ruled by gangs with their ever-twisting allegiances and tangled webs of relationships. Most of the buildings are gone now. But the stories are still there, if you know where to look.

Carlo Gambino Life Without The Mob

Author: Carlo Gambino
Publisher: Carlo Gambino
ISBN: 1535611235
Size: 37.12 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5039
Download and Read
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.

Mafia Prince

Author: Phil Leonetti
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762456000
Size: 72.44 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5935
Download and Read
CONTAINS A NEW EPILOGUE!" Mafia Prince is the first-person account of one of the most violent eras in Mafia history —“Little” Nicky Scarfo's reign as boss of the Philly family in the 1980s—written by Scarfo's underboss and nephew, “Crazy” Phil Leonetti. The youngest-ever underboss at the age of 31, Leonetti was at the crux of the violent downfall of the traditional American Mafia in the 1980s when he infiltrated Atlantic City after gambling was legalized, and later turned state's evidence against his own. His testimony directly led to the convictions of dozens of high-ranking made men including John Gotti, Vincent Gigante, and his own uncle, Nicky Scarfo—sparking the beginning of the end of La Cosa Nostra. Just as The Godfather and Boardwalk Empire defined the early 20th century Mafia, and Wiseguy and Casino depicted the next great era through the '70s, Mafia Prince concludes this epic genre revealing the Mafia's violent final heyday of the 1980s— straight from the horse's mouth.

Takedown

Author: Rick Cowan
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN:
Size: 68.28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 3004
Download and Read
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.