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AMERICAN MAFIA: A HISTORY OF IT'S RISE TO POWER

Synopsis

Thomas Reppetto provides a balanced history of the mafia's rise from the 1880s to the post-World War II era. He draws on a lifetime of field experience and access to unseen documents, and features the stories of Lucky Luciano and Al Capone, noting the role that Prohibition had in the establishment of the mafia's defining characteristics.