The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture

The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture

by Nate Bruce Hendley
     
 

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Based on original sources and research, not legends and myth, this book presents a lively, in-depth analysis of how the American Mafia epitomizes organized crime.

• Includes historical, social, economic, and cultural context that further clarifies the significance of the Mafia's operations and makes for more engaging reading

• Focuses on verifiable

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Overview

Based on original sources and research, not legends and myth, this book presents a lively, in-depth analysis of how the American Mafia epitomizes organized crime.

• Includes historical, social, economic, and cultural context that further clarifies the significance of the Mafia's operations and makes for more engaging reading

• Focuses on verifiable information about the Mafia while avoiding hearsay and speculation, such as the widely discussed theories regarding possible Mafia involvement in the assassination of John F. Kennedy

• Provides a comprehensive bibliography of materials used for the book's research, including police reports, court documents, FBI files, television and radio broadcasts, and online information

Editorial Reviews

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"This volume is well-researched and eminently readable." - Booklist

"Entertaining and informative." - ARBA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440803604
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/31/2013
Series:
Guides to Subcultures and Countercultures Series
Pages:
201
Sales rank:
1,214,792
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Nate Hendley is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and author who has written a series of books, primarily on crime-related topics.

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