Mafia: The Government's Secret File on Organized Crime

Mafia: The Government's Secret File on Organized Crime

by United States Treasury Department, Sam Giancana (Foreword by)

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Mafia: The Government's Secret File on Organized Crime by United States Treasury Department

Some time in the early 1960s, during the golden age of organized crime in America—the era that would inspire The Godfather; Goodfellas, and even The Sopranos—federal investigators pulled every known piece of information on more than 800 Mafia members worldwide into a thick, phone-book-sized directory. From old-school gangsters like Lucky Luciano and Mickey Cohen to young turks like Paul Castellano and Vinny "The Chin" Gigante, the guide offered at-a-glance profiles of small-time thugs and major dons alike... and was allegedly the book Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy used to investigate the mob.

Recently discovered, and published for the first time in this facsimile edition, Mafia is a treasure trove of info on the underworld in mid-century America—a revelatory artifact and an irresistible read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061363856
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Pages: 944
Sales rank: 386,440
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Cheeta the Chimp was just a baby when he was snatched from the Liberian jungle in 1932 by the great animal importer Henry Trefflich. In 1934 Cheeta appeared in his first of many Tarzan movies, Tarzan and His Mate. Cheeta finally retired from the big screen after the 1967 film Doctor Dolittle. The oldest living chimpanzee ever recorded, Cheeta, now seventy-six, is retired in Palm Springs, where he has reinvented himself as a globally acclaimed abstract painter.

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Nicholas Pileggi

“A treasure trove for true crime buffs and mob aficionados—the mug shots alone are worth the price of admission.”

T.J. English

“Make room on your true-crime bookshelf for this veritable high school yearbook of America’s criminal class.”

Legs McNeil

“Mafia is the Bible for Mafia-watchers and amateur detectives everywhere.”

Rich Cohen

“Fascinating . . . . A panoramic view of the American underworld—the national face seen in a fun house mirror.”

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