The Rise of the Mafia

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Kings Road Publishing, Jul 31, 2009 - True Crime - 432 pages
Murder, violence and corruption are words synonymous with organised crime. Its long and bloody history influences all our lives whether we know it or not. But what lies behind these shadowy organisations? Where did they come from and how did their influence become so widespread? In this extraordinary book, leading crime investigator Martin Short reveals the shocking truth of how the Mafia and other criminal organisations maintain their strength through public demand, as well as extortion and murder. The Rise of the Mafia traces the roots of modern organised crime. Martin Short has met hundreds of people with first-hand knowledge and has interviewed some of the most powerful mob masters and informers in the business as well as speaking with key police and FBI officers.


Gambling with the
Las Vegas the House that Bugsy Built
The Mob the Boardwalk and Atlantic City
Sinatra His
On the Waterfront
The Mob Keeps on Trucking
The Chokehold on New York Construction
One Big Octopus

The Nobbled Experiment
Al Capone Public Enemy Public Servant
Voices from Prohibition 10 Always Pay Your Income
The Outfit the President and the
The Unholy Alliance
Racketeers Racketbusters and Tammany Hall
The Fall and Rise of Lucky Luciano
The Cleveland Story
New Scams for
Banks Wall Street and Threepiece Suits
Can the Mafia Survive?
Reports of Our Death are Greatly Exaggerated
Organized Crime Goes Global

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Martin Short is the author of Inside the Brotherhood: Explosive Secrets of the Freemasons and the creator of the documentary Crime, Inc.

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