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

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Everything Books, 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 remarkable--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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Organization of a Mafia Family
A Beginners Guide 1 The Culture of Crime 2 One Mans Bandit 2 Mafia Whats
The First Family of the American Mafia 19 Coming to New Orleans 20 Blood on the Docks 21 Joseph
The Roaring Twenties 29 Prohibition 30 The Jazz Age 31 Scarface Al 33 King
The Mafia in the Movies 229 The Early Mob Movie Stars 230 Gangland Noir 232 The Godfather
The War Years 101 Murder IncorporatedMyth or Reality? 102 Wartime 106 Unholy
Vegas Baby Vegas 117 Oasis in the Desert 118 Bugsy Loses Out 120 The Rat Pack 122
The Howard Hughes Era 124 Skimming Their Way to the Bank 125
The Other Mafias 243 The Russian Mafia 244 Pax Europa and America 245 The South
American Connection 248 The Yakuza 253 Triads 256 African
Mafia Lingo 271
Mafia Timeline 284
The West Coast Families 151 The GulfCoast Connection

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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

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