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    DescriptionBefore Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, there was the one-fingered, cunning Giuseppe Morello and his murderous coterie of brothers. Had it not been for Morello, the world may never have heard of 'men of honour', the code of omerta or Mafia wars. This explosive book tells the story of the first family of New York, and how this extended close-knit clan of racketeers and murderers left the backwaters of Sicily to successfully establish themselves as the founding godfathers of the New World. First Family will explain in thrilling, characterful detail how the American Mafia established itself so successfully. Combining strong narrative and raw violence - set against the raucous bustle of early twentieth-century New York, and the impoverished rural life of nineteenth-century Sicily - this impeccably researched, groundbreaking study of a crucial period of American history is a compelling portrait of the early years of organised crime.


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    Title
    The First Family
    Subtitle
    Terror, Extortion and the Birth of the American Mafia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Dash
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847392077
    ISBN 10: 1847392075
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17410
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, TRU003000
    DC22: 364.109227471
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    POCKET BOOKS
    Publication date
    04 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mike Dash is a renowned historian and author of narrative non-fiction. His previous books include Satan's Circus, Murder, Vice, Police Corruption and New York's Crime of the Century, (Granta 2007). He has a Masters from Cambridge University and a PhD from the University of London. He lives in London.