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Five Families

Five Families (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Raab, Selwyn

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 l...eadership, 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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ISBN 9780312300944
Released NZ 1 Sep 2005
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9780312300944
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Imprint Thomas Dunne Books
Released 1 Sep 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Raab, Selwyn
Category True Crime
Number of Pages 784 pp
Dimensions Width: 167mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 54mm
Dewey Code 364.10609747
Weight 1,170g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Organized crime - New York (State) - New York, Mafia - New York (State) - New York, New York (State), New York
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade