Mafia dynasty: the rise and fall of the Gambino crime family

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 1993 - True Crime - 450 pages
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Continuing in the tradition of his previous bestsellers Mafia Kingfish and The Kennedys, Davis traces the history of another important family--the Gambino crime family of New York--from its earliest beginnings in the 1920s, to its rise as the most powerful and murderous Mafia family in America, through to the conviction of its charismatic leader, John Gotti, in 1992. 32 pages of photos.

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MAFIA DYNASTY: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

When the feds nailed John Gotti earlier this year, they decapitated a crime syndicate that, according to Davis (Mafia Kingfish, 1988, etc.), numbers perhaps 500 ``soldiers'' and thousands of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

factual perspective from one of the detectives on this case. i'll read anything about the mafia i can get my hands on. this book showed a clearer picture of the violence and successfully avoided the glamorization of the mob that most books seem to focus on. Read full review


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Davis is best-selling author and first cousin of Jacqueline Onassis.

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