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Bringing down the mob : the war against the American Mafia

Author: Thomas A Reppetto
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt ; Godalming : Melia [distributor], 2007.
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Former police commander Reppetto narrates the ferocious ascendancy of organized crime in America. In this sequel, he follows the mob from its peak into a shadowy period of decline as the government, no longer able to deny its existence, made subduing the Mafia a matter of national priority. Reppetto draws on a lifetime of experience to tell the stories of the Mafia's leadership, showing how men such as Sam Giancana  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Reppetto
ISBN: 9780805086591 0805086595 9780805078022 0805078029
OCLC Number: 72868560
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The road to Apalachin : war is declared on the American Mafia --
Top hoodlums : the FBI plays catch-up --
Wheeling and dealing with mobsters : the friends of Jimmy Hoffa --
"Do something about it" : Bobby Kennedy's attack on the mobs --
Hail Colombo : the Mafia makes a comeback --
From Havana to Dallas : the Sunbelt Mafia and the killing of JFK --
Actors on the same stage : organized crime and corrupt politicians --
Strawmen : skimming Vegas --
The mob and the Teamsters : Jimmy's fate, Jackie's dilemma --
From the French Connection to the Pizza Connection : drugs, the Mafia, and its would-be successors --
RICO : decommissioning the Commission --
The defector and the don : taking down John Gotti --
Dealing with the devil : the hunt for "Whitey" --
Stinging the mobs : digging out the Mafia root and branch --
The future of the old Mafia : the emergence of the new.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Reppetto.
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Drawing on a lifetime of field experience, this book tells the stories of the Mafia's twentieth-century bosses, showing how men such as Sam Giancana, "Crazy Joe" Gallo, and John Gotti became  Read more...

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"American Mafia... was lucid, concise, and devoid of sensationalism... This equally well-written sequel is cogent and coherent." - The New York Times Book Review"

 
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