The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia

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Penguin, 2002 - True Crime - 343 pages
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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.

  

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User Review  - deepikasd - LibraryThing

This is the easy version to find out the basics of the mafia. Though it doesn't give a total in-depth history of the mafia organization, it does give a very overall view of the organization. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

Informative, but drags in places, particularly when listing names and dates of Mafia history in overview. However, definitely worth picking up for a solid grounding in Mafia terminology and history. Read full review

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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,

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