The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture

The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture

by Nate 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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440803604
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Series: Guides to Subcultures and Countercultures
Pages: 201
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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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