The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia, 2nd Edition (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 4, 2005 - History - 464 pages
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Here is the most comprehensive introduction to and explanation of the most infamous crime organization in history. Completely updated with more than 70 pages of new material and photographs, it includes information about the shifts in power and tightening of ranks of different families after convictions of their key members; new inside information on the role of the families in Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Rochester, and even Montreal; and updates on the DeCavalcante family who bragged they were the real Sopranos on FBI wiretaps.

- More than 70 pages of new material

- Full of dramatic anecdotes and photos about everything from Capone to Gotti and beyond

- Written by acclaimed expert author and reporter of all things Mafia in his weekly online column "Gang Land" (www.ganglandnews.com)

  

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Contents

Contents
1
Who Are These Guys?
3
Making the Mafia Grade 1
17
The Mafias Commission
31
Five Families Carve Up the Big Apple
47
t Five Families Carve Up the Big Apple
48
Mafia Families Poison the Northeast
65
From the Windy City to the City of Angels
81
Part k La osa Nostra Starts Its Fall
229
The Feds FullCourt Press Against the Mafia
243
Feds Pressure Union Reforms
255
Wiseguys Start Spilling Their Guts
263
Battle Hymn of the Mafia
275
Battle Hymn of the Mafia
277
Big Troubles for the Gambino Family
287
Mob Wars Cripple the Colombos
301

Mafia Up North Mafia Down South
99
Mafia at Work
115
Gambling Makes Mobsters Smile
131
The Mafia Puts the Squeeze on Unions
145
Dealing Drugs
155
La Cosa Nostra Builds Las Vegas
163
This
171
No End to Mob Rackets
175
America Opens Its Eyes
185
The Mafia Starts to Feel the Heat
199
Falling in Love with the Mafia
209
Lights Camera Action for a Mafia Star
219
The Joe Bananas Split
313
The Canadian Mob Hits
323
The New Millennium
333
The Last Don
349
The New Turncoats
359
Generation X Gangsterism
371
Louie Bagels Allie and John Riggi
381
Scandals Abound in Beantown
393
The Murder Mystery Solved?
403
Appendixes
413
Further Readings
421
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About the author (2005)

Jerry Capeci is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on the Mafia and organized crime. He covered the crime beat for both the New York Daily News and the New York Post (and was the only newspaperman to sneak his way into Carlo Gambino's funeral in 1976) for more than 20 years. He is the co-author of Murder Machine, the terrifying saga of Roy DeMeo's bloodthirsty Mafia crew, and Gotti: Rise & Fall. A native of the mean streets of Bath Beach, Brooklyn, he now lives in Manhattan.

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