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by Jo Durden Smith
     
 

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Organized crime is perhaps the most infamous phenomenon of our time. From Al Capone, who boldly proclaimed his bootlegging activities were a public service, to the flamboyant Teflon Don, John Gotti, the criminals of the underworld have garnered headlines and captured our imagination with their violent and colorful lifestyles.

A Complete History of the Mafia

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Organized crime is perhaps the most infamous phenomenon of our time. From Al Capone, who boldly proclaimed his bootlegging activities were a public service, to the flamboyant Teflon Don, John Gotti, the criminals of the underworld have garnered headlines and captured our imagination with their violent and colorful lifestyles.

A Complete History of the Mafia presents an exciting and accessible introduction to the mob's most influential perpetrators and personalities--their crimes, schemes, hangouts and their unique culture and jargon. It also provides an in-depth history of the role of the Mafia in Sicily and America.

For anyone who wants to know the truth about organized crime and understands the violent forces that have shaped it over the last century, this book is an indispensable guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760791950
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
05/19/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jo Durden Smith was a reporter, researcher, then producer-director at Granada TV, and an executive-producer at Alan King Associates in London. He then left for North America to take up a career as a freelance writer, contributing to well-established journals such as The Village Voice in the United States and Macleans in Canada.

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A Complete History of the Mafia 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I found this book especially helpful to have a general knowledge about the mafia. I had read the Godfather and liked everything related to it and so the book was really helpful.