The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empiresby Selwyn Raab
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.
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'Swift-moving history with much news, even for well-read students of
crime and punishment.' - Kirkus.
'This masterpiece stands an excellent chance of becoming a bestseller with crossover appeal beyond devoted watchers of The Sopranos.' - PW Starred and Boxed Review.
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