Five Families

Five Families

Author: Selwyn Raab

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429907989

Category: True Crime

Page: 784

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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
Language: en
Pages: 784
Authors: Selwyn Raab
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-13 - Publisher: Macmillan

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
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Language: en
Pages: 44
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Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01 - Publisher: Lennex

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Language: en
Pages: 275
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Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-23 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Language: en
Pages: 160
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Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-07 - Publisher: Springer

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Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Louis Ferrante
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-02 - Publisher: Penguin

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