The Mafia Encyclopedia

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Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2005 - True Crime - 529 pages
4 Reviews
In The Mafia Encyclopedia, Third Edition, Carl Sifakis once again provides a fascinating survey of the mobOCOs most influential perpetrators and personalities, including their hangouts and hideaways, their plays for power, their schemes and crimes, and their unique culture and jargon. More than 100 illustrations, nearly 500 entries, and a chronology bust the Mafia myths and provide an unflinching look at the brutal, sin-laden, and bizarre culture and characters of organized crime."
  

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User Review  - Walt - Goodreads

Due to the success of prosecutors, Sifakis has been steadily updating this work since the 1980s. While accurate when discussing well-known topics, like Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, the research and presentation is very sloppy when addressing less popular topics such as the Cuckoos and Yakuza. Read full review

Review: The Mafia Encyclopedia

User Review  - Goodreads

Due to the success of prosecutors, Sifakis has been steadily updating this work since the 1980s. While accurate when discussing well-known topics, like Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, the research and presentation is very sloppy when addressing less popular topics such as the Cuckoos and Yakuza. Read full review

Contents

Entries AZ
1
Mafia Time Line
490
Photo Credits
498

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Carl Sifakis is a crime reporter & freelance writer. Formerly with UPI & The Buffalo Evening News, he is the author of numerous books & articles, including "The Encyclopedia of Gambling", "Hoaxes & Scams"; "The Encyclopedia of American Crime"; "The Mafia Encyclopedia"; "Crimes & the Rich & Famous"; & "Frauds, Deceptions & Swindles" for Facts on File/Checkmark Books. He lives in Kew Gardens, NY.

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