La Cosa Nostra. The Syndicate. The Mob. The Underworld, the Secret Society-these are all nicknames for the shadowy and secretive organization known as The Mafia.
-- With the overwhelming success of HBO's The Sopranos (and with the success of recent mob-themed movies as Analyze This, Mickey Blue Eyes, and The Whole Nine Yards), the timing is perfect for The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to the Mafia.
-- The third-season premiere of HBO's mega-hit The Sopranos, on March 4, 2001, received a 20.5 rating (or 27 ratings share), enough to bear all broadcast network programming for the 9-11 PM timeslot. It was watched in 6.8 million homes. The popular mob drama continues to draw an average 11,000,000 viewers per week.
-- Bravo's cablecast of The Godfather on March 10, 2001, received the highest Nielson ratings in Bravo's 20-year history.
Think you know all there is to know about the Mafia? Fuggedaboudit! The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to the Mafia is a comprehensive and fascinating overview of the criminal organization known as the Mafia. Mob expert and historian Jerry Capeci will take the reader on a colorful tour of this once very secret society, starting with its roots in 16th Century Sicily to its infiltration into American life and ending with what remains of the Mafia today.