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Five Families The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America"s Most Powerful Mafia Empires by Selwyn Raab

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Published by St. Martin"s Griffin .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • True Crime / Organized Crime,
  • True Crime,
  • True Crime / Espionage,
  • Case studies,
  • Mafia,
  • New York,
  • New York (State),
  • Organized Crime

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages784
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9510514M
ISBN 100312361815
ISBN 109780312361815

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Book Summary Five Families is the vivid story of the rise and fall of New York's premier dons from Lucky Luciano to Paul Castellano to John Gotti and more. Review “Five Families is the finest Mafia history we're likely to see for a good long time.” ―Bryan Burrough, The New York Times Book Review “Raab exudes the authority of a writer who has lived and breathed his subject.” ―The Boston Globe “Raab sets a new gold standard for organized crime nonfiction with his outstanding history.”/5(12). Five Families is the vivid story of the rise and fall of New York’s premier dons, from Lucky Luciano to Paul Castellano to John Gotti and others. May 13,  · Selwyn Raab's Five Families is the vivid story of the rise and fall of New York's premier dons from Lucky Luciano to Paul Castellano to John Gotti and more/5(4).

Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires. Sep 11,  · "Five Families" is the finest Mafia history we're likely to see for a good long while. Bryan Burrough, a special correspondent at Vanity Fair, is the author of "Public Enemies: America's Greatest. Five Families (present) [ edit ] Raab left The Times in His book, The New York Times Bestseller, Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires was published in He is a consultant on organized crime for TV documentaries, primarily on the History and Biography arfesegsas.com mater: City College of New York. Selwyn Raab's Five Families is the vivid story of the rise and fall of New York's premier dons from Lucky Luciano to Paul Castellano to John Gotti and more.