Mafia: The Government's Secret File on Organized Crime

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HarperCollins, Oct 30, 2007 - True Crime - 843 pages
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Some time in the early 1960s, during the golden age of organized crime in America—the era that would inspire The Godfather; Goodfellas, and even The Sopranos—federal investigators pulled every known piece of information on more than 800 Mafia members worldwide into a thick, phone-book-sized directory. From old-school gangsters like Lucky Luciano and Mickey Cohen to young turks like Paul Castellano and Vinny "The Chin" Gigante, the guide offered at-a-glance profiles of small-time thugs and major dons alike... and was allegedly the book Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy used to investigate the mob.

Recently discovered, and published for the first time in this facsimile edition, Mafia is a treasure trove of info on the underworld in mid-century America—a revelatory artifact and an irresistible read.

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Pros: Easy to read, brief not wordy. It is interesting to put faces on an organization that has been glamorized. It is amazing to see how much info the Govt had on so many people and they did this ... Read full review

Mafia: the government's secret file on organized crime

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Even though Herbert Hoover's FBI usually gets the credit for chasing the Mafia, it was the Treasury Department's Narcotics Bureau that spent the 1960s quietly collecting information on known members ... Read full review

Contents

BARBETO Anthony
3
ABATE Antonino
8
AMORUSO Giuseppe
9
CASTELLANO Constantine
16
BRUNO Albert 0
20
GIONDINO Joseph t 110 GRIEBS 662
75
GOLDEN Harry t 99 GUV t 175
79
DIVAROO Joseph 1I1 EDDIE THE WOP 0 lil7
90
BULLDOG NICK 0
528
GAUDINO Peter
546
73 HORSEFACE 8 220
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GREOO Frank 171 HOUR Paul 8 108
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BARATTA Peter
604
DONGARRA Rosario 9 U38 FACCIA Charles Henri 759
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GOODWIN Steve t 60 HAMILTON Paul 8 108
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GALLO Salvadore
175
BONONNO Joe
196
DON VINCENZO 9 831 ESPOSITO Ralph 9
213
GALLUCCIO Frank
231
DAGOSTINO Antoine
335
BABALU 0
360
136 HELM Paulie 13
387
DONGARRA Charles 9
438
BRUNO Danny
456
GAMBRINO Carlo 0
460
GARDINE Joe
486
GARU Charlie
522
DUANE Clyde 9 68 FAT FREDDIE
620
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GRECO Peter 798
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