Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family

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Harper Collins, May 11, 1994 - True Crime - 544 pages
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The Gambinos--they arrived in America from Sicily when the `20's roared with bootleg liquor. For thirty years they fought a bloody battle for control of New York's underworld to emerge as the nation's richest and most powerful crime family. Now Mafia expert John H. Davis tells their compelling inside story.

Here are the chilling details and deceptions that created a vast criminal empire. Here are six decades of the uncontrolled greed and lust for power of such men as Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, Meyer Lansky, Vito Genovese, Albert Anastasia, Carlo Gambino, Paul Castellano, and John Gotti--men for whom murder and betrayal were business as usual. From the Gambinos' powerful stranglehold on New York's construction, garment, and waterfront industries to the government's onslaught against them in the `80s and `90s, Mafia Dynasty takes you into the mysterious world of blood oaths, shifting alliances, and deadly feuds that will hold you riveted from the first page to the last.

  

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Review: Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family

User Review  - Lamadia - Goodreads

This was a very interesting read on the real New York mafia and its fall from power in the 90s. It's mostly about John Gotti and the author was present at his trials. Near the end it started to get ... Read full review

Review: Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family

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Contents

Parti
10
The Roaring Twenties
29
Joe the Boss and Little Caesar
36
The Triumph of Lucky Luciano
44
Birth of a Mafia Family
51
8+ The Gottis of East New York
65
9+ The Plot to Kill Anastasia
71
Part IV
81
20 Big Paul Takes Over
175
21 The Return of John Gotti
184
22 The Troubles of the Pope
193
23 The Giuliani Crusade
205
24 The Ruggiero Tapes
212
25 The Bugging of the Pope
219
26 The Menage a Trois
241
27 When Sorrows Come
249

Fiasco at Apalachin
83
11 The Crowning of Carlo Gambino
89
Kennedy Hoover and Gambino
95
13 Gambino Incorporated
108
14 Luciano in Exile
119
15 Summit at La Stella
136
16 The Apprenliceship of John Gotti
141
17 The Problem of Joe Colombo
146
18 The Making of John Gotti
155
19 Death of a Don
161
Part V
173
28 The Plot to Kill Castellano
258
29 End of a Boss
268
The Crowning of John Gotti
279
The Gambino Legacy
290
The Gambino Foundation
386
The Gravano Defection
396
Part VII
405
Epilogue
478
Afterword
493
Acknowledgments
503
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