Five Families

Five Families

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

Book - 2005
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A history of the mafia's infamous "Five Families" and the campaign to eradicate them traces events within the Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo, and Lucchese clans; identifying their role in damaging American industries, their fierce rivalries with one another, and more.

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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.

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.


Baker
& Taylor

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.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312300944
0312300948
Characteristics: xvi, 765 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm

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citrus8
Nov 14, 2018

Very through account of the five Italian mafia "families", as well as other groups in Chicago, Texas and Florida, like "The Outfit". Selwyn Raab is not the best writer, but if data and info is what you want, you'll get plenty of it from this book.

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Taewonkun
Aug 13, 2014

The most definitive, if not exhaustive, account of the American Mob you can get your hands on--without direct access to FBI 302s..

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