The History of Organized Crime: The True Story and Secrets of Global Gangland

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Carlton, 2006 - Mafia - 224 pages
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"'The History of Organized Crime' is a fascinating insight into many previously hidden aspects of the underworld. From the mysterious origins of the Sicilian Mafia, Japanese Yakuza, and the Chinese Triads to the new emerging global powers in organized crime including the Russian Organizatsiya and the Mexican Cartels, this explosive investigation reveals the past, present, and future of organized crime. From the back streets of London to neon-soaked Las Vegas, organized crime is the worlds biggest and most profitable business. A truly global enterprise, no country can claim to be free from the taint of this ever-growing threat to established society. Tackling the crimes, methods, and key figures in the worlds largest and most powerful outlaw organizations, this book traces the evolution of organized crime in chilling, entertaining and compelling detail." -- From the Amazon.

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Southwell is a writer-historian.

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