The Mafia

The Mafia

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This book traces the Mafia's beginnings from an underground patriotic society which sprang up six hundred years ago in Sicily, through the group of Italian immigrants - the Black Hand - who savagely tore control of New York's waterfronts away from Irish racketeers, to the Mob which went on to run organised crime throughout Italy and America. Drawing on previously unavailable information and nearly two decades of research, William Balsamo - great-nephew of the first godfather - and George Carpozi Jr. trace the Black Hand's coalescence into an organisation whose insidious influence reached across the Atlantic and into a presidential administration. And they go behind the headlines to reveal with chilling clarity the true extent of the Mafia's influence today.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 108 x 172 x 40mm | 299.38g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • True Crime
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16pp b&w illustrations
  • 0753500949
  • 9780753500941
  • 1,703,267

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How did the Mob evolve from a gang of uncouth, bumbling killers into the highly organised, smoothly running international 'corporation' it is today? This book traces the Mafia's beginnings from an underground patriotic society which sprang up six hundred years ago in Sicily, through the group of Italian immigrants - the Black Hand - who savagely tore control of New York's waterfronts away from Irish racketeers, to the Mob which went on to run organised crime throughout Italy and America. Drawing on previously unavailable information and nearly two decades of research, William Balsamo - great-nephew of the first godfather - and George Carpozi Jr. trace the Black Hand's coalescence into an organisation whose insidious influence reached across the Atlantic and into a presidential administration. And they go behind the headlines to reveal with chilling clarity the true extent of the Mafia's influence today. The Mafia: The First Hundred Years reads like a novel. But it is frightening, deadly truth.show more

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