The Everything Mafia Book: True Life Accounts of Legendary Figures, Infamous Crime Families, and Chilling Events

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Are you one of the millions of television and movie viewers who scours the shelves for Mafia movies-both new and old? Do you ever wonder how much of these Hollywood dramas are real? Do they accurately capture this remarkable-and often sordid-world?

The Everything® Mafia Book takes you away from fiction and tabloid and introduces you to the true-life accounts of the major players in the American Mafia. From Al Capone to John Gotti, you'll learn to separate truth from myth and ...

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Overview

Are you one of the millions of television and movie viewers who scours the shelves for Mafia movies-both new and old? Do you ever wonder how much of these Hollywood dramas are real? Do they accurately capture this remarkable-and often sordid-world?

The Everything® Mafia Book takes you away from fiction and tabloid and introduces you to the true-life accounts of the major players in the American Mafia. From Al Capone to John Gotti, you'll learn to separate truth from myth and gain a better understanding of America's most notorious crime families.

Features colorful information on:

*The Sicilian Mafia
*The Mustache Petes
*The "real" Untouchables
*The mob and politicians
*The five New York "Families"
*Infamous rats

Packed full of real-life photographs and up-to-date gangster information, The Everything® Mafia Book will have you understanding-and speaking-Mob "Slanguage" in no time!

James Mannion is a former publishing professional and the author of The Everything® Great Thinkers Book and The Everything® Philosophy Book. He lives in the Bronx, New York.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781580628648
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Second Oldest Profession
Chapter 2: Sicilian Slice
Chapter 3: Southern Fried Syndicate
Chapter 4: The Roaring Twenties
Chapter 5: The Real Untouchables
Chapter 6: The Mustache Petes
Chapter 7: Mr. Lucky
Chapter 8: Murder Incorporated
Chapter 9: Viva Las Vegas!
Chapter 10: Crime Kings in Camelot
Chapter 11: All in the Family
Chapter 12: He's Gotti Have it
Chapter 13: Family Ties
Chapter 14: Just Say No
Drug Abuse in America
Chapter 15: The Rats
Chapter 16: Mafia Flow Chart
Chapter 17: Leadership Lessons of Don Corleone
Chapter 18: Fuggedaboutit!
Chapter 19: The Mafia on Television
Chapter 20: The Mafia in the Movies
Chapter 21: The Other Mafias
Appendix A: The "Hit List"
Appendix B: Glossary of Terms
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