Five Families: The Rise, Decline, And Resurgence Of America\'s Most Powerful Mafia Empires

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

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.

Specifications of Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires

GENERAL
AuthorSelwyn Raab
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100312300948
ISBN-139780312300944
PublisherThomas Dunne Books
Number Of Pages784
Publication Date2005-09-01
DIMENSIONS
Height9.54 inch.
Length6.38 inch.
Width2.23 inch.
Weight2.55 pounds.

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