The Everything Mafia Book: True-life accounts of legendary figures, infamous crime families, and nefarious deeds

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Adams Media, Mar 18, 2009 - True Crime - 304 pages
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Millions of television and movie viewers have shown that Americans continue to be fascinated by the remarkabl--and often sordid--world of the Mafia. This book takes you beyond fiction and tabloid accounts and relates the true-life accounts of all the major players in the American Mafia. From Al Capone to John Gotti, you will come away with a better understanding of America's most notorious crime families. This book features colorful information on: The Sicilian Mafia; The 'First Family' of the American Mafia; The real Untouchables; The mob and politicians; The five New York families. Packed full of up-to-date gangster information, this guide will satisfy even the most ardent true-crime enthusiasts.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Top Ten Gangsters You Will Get to Know After Reading This Book
Introduction
A Beginners Guide
Mafia The Prequel
The First Family of the American Mafia
The Roaring Twenties
The Real Untouchables
Family Ties
Just Say No
The Gotti Mystique
The Rats
Making Money
Fuhgeddaboudit
The Mafia on Television
The Mafia in the Movies

Meanwhile Back in the Big Apple
Charlie Lucky Luciano
Essentials of the Modern Mafia
The Five Families of New York
The War Years
Vegas Baby Vegas
Did the Mafia Kill Kennedy?
The Other Mafias
The Hit List
Mafia Lingo
Mafia Timeline
Index
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Scott M. Deitche (St. Petersburg, FL) is the author of Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld and The Silent Don: The Criminal World of Santo Trafficante Jr. For his expertise on organized crime, he has appeared on the Discovery Channel; the History Channel; local NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox affiliates; local and national radio programs; and has written for newspapers, magazines, and the Web. Mr. Deitche also writes book, music, and DVD reviews for www.blogcritics.org.

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