Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family

Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family

by John H. Davis
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Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family by John H. Davis

The Gambinos—they arrived in America from Sicily when the `20's roared with bootleg liquor. For thirty years they fought a bloody battle for control of New York's underworld to emerge as the nation's richest and most powerful crime family. Now Mafia expert John H. Davis tells their compelling inside story.

Here are the chilling details and deceptions that created a vast criminal empire. Here are six decades of the uncontrolled greed and lust for power of such men as Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, Meyer Lansky, Vito Genovese, Albert Anastasia, Carlo Gambino, Paul Castellano, and John Gotti—men for whom murder and betrayal were business as usual. From the Gambinos' powerful stranglehold on New York's construction, garment, and waterfront industries to the government's onslaught against them in the `80s and `90s, Mafia Dynasty takes you into the mysterious world of blood oaths, shifting alliances, and deadly feuds that will hold you riveted from the first page to the last.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060163570
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/1993
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 464

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Mafia Dynasty 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book seven times. I bought four different copies. Made all my friends read it, and they love it as well. John H. Davis goes into detail without loosing the interest of the reader. Even for those who never read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book telling the expert to the beginner every single detail of the italian mafia in america. A must buy.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A great read for anyone interested in the Gambino crime family or the mafia for that matter. Quite possibly the best mafia book I have ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very informative and easily read book. Even if you are not very interested in organized crime you will still probably like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is accurate and interesting. It shows a brief history of the roots of the American Mafia, or Cosa Nostra, and then talks extensively about John Gotti. The book would be better titled John Gotti and the Gambino Family. It would be interesting to find a book that would get deep into the earlier days of the Castellamarese War and Albert Anastasia's days as boss. But this is still a good book for hardcore Mafia readers like myself. Many myths are destroyed here, such as those shown in the movies The Godfather and Gotti.