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American Mafia A History of Its Rise to Power

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ISBN-10: 0805077987

ISBN-13: 9780805077988

Edition: 2005

Authors: Thomas Reppetto

List price: $23.00
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"Reppetto's book earns its place among the best . . . he brings fresh context to a familiar story worth retelling." —The New York Times Book Review Organized crime—the Italian American kind—has long been a source of popular entertainment and legend. Now Thomas Reppetto provides a balanced history of the Mafia's rise—from the 1880s to the post-WWII era—that is as exciting and readable as it is authoritative. Structuring his narrative around a series of case histories featuring such infamous characters as Lucky Luciano and Al Capone, Reppetto draws on a lifetime of field experience and access to unseen documents to show us a locally grown Mafia. It wasn't until the 1920s, thanks to…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 1/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.27" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English