THE MAFIA ENCYCLOPEDIA: 3RD ED.
Author: Carl Sifakis
Publisher: CHECKMARK BOOKS, Jul 2005
Fascinating survey of the mob's most influential perpetrators & personalities, including their hangouts & hideaways, their plays for power, their schemes & crimes, & their unique culture & jargon. 100 illus; 8.5x11 inches, 528 pgs.
Organized crime is the greatest criminal phenomenon of our time. From Al Capone, who boldly claimed his bootlegging activities were a public service, to John Gotti, the "Teflon don" who died in prison, these criminals have garnered headlines & captured the public imagination with their flamboyant lifestyles & colorful attitudes.
In The Mafia Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed., Carl Sifakis once again provides a fascinating survey of the mob's most influential perpetrators & personalities, including their hangouts & hideaways, their plays for power, their schemes & crimes, and their unique culture & jargon. More than 100 illustrations, nearly 500 entries, and a chronology demystify the Mafia and provide an unflinching look at the brutal, sin-laden, and bizarre culture & characters of organized crime.
MORE THAN 50 NEW ENTRIES INCLUDE:
* Chinese Mafia
* construction rackets
* Death penalty for godfathers
* "FBI badfellas"
* Peter Gotti
* Hells' Angles
* Joseph C. Massino
* Prison gangs & the Mafia
* Stock geniuses