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The Resource American Mafia : a history of its rise to power, Thomas Reppetto

American Mafia : a history of its rise to power, Thomas Reppetto

Label
American Mafia : a history of its rise to power
Title
American Mafia
Title remainder
a history of its rise to power
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Reppetto
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Thomas Reppetto's vivid narrative describes how crime families from a variety of ethnic backgrounds were shaped by conditions in big cities in the late nineteenth century. Spurred by Prohibition, which exploded opportunities for organized crime, men like Chicago's John Torrio and New York's Lucky Luciano built their organizations along corporate lines, parceling out territories and adopting rules for the arbitration of disputes. Good management and a tight organizational structure enabled Italian gangs to continue operations even when leaders were jailed or rubbed out. American Mafia is a fascinating look at America's most compelling criminal subculture from an author who is intimately acquainted with both sides of the street. - Back cover
  • A history of the mafia's rise from the 1880s to the post-World War II era features the stories of Lucky Luciano and Al Capone, noting the role that Prohibition had in the establishment of the mafia's defining characteristics
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reppetto, Thomas A
Dewey number
364.1/06/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6446
LC item number
.R47 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A John Macrae/Owl book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mafia
  • Organized crime
  • Italian American criminals
  • Italian American criminals
  • Mafia
  • Organized crime
  • United States
  • Maffia
Label
American Mafia : a history of its rise to power, Thomas Reppetto
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "The most secret and terrible organization in the world" -- "We must teach these people a lesson" : a murder and lynching in New Orleans -- A place in the sun : Italian gangs of New York -- Italian squads and American carabinieri : law enforcement wars on the Mafia -- Diamond Jim : overlord of the underworld -- In the footsteps of Petrosino : Big Mike -- Prohibition : the mobs strike a bonanza -- The "Get Capone" drive : print the legend -- Lucky : the rise and rise of Charlie Luciano -- The commission : the mobs go national -- Racket-busting : the Dewey days -- The feds : assessing the menace of the Mafia -- Overreaching : Hollywood and Detroit -- The Prime Minister -- New worlds to conquer : postwar expansion -- TV's greatest hits : Senator Kefauver presents the Mafia -- Epilogue : the decline of the American Mafia
Control code
ocm52858498
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780805077988
Lccn
2003056736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52858498
  • (OCoLC)52858498
Label
American Mafia : a history of its rise to power, Thomas Reppetto
Link
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "The most secret and terrible organization in the world" -- "We must teach these people a lesson" : a murder and lynching in New Orleans -- A place in the sun : Italian gangs of New York -- Italian squads and American carabinieri : law enforcement wars on the Mafia -- Diamond Jim : overlord of the underworld -- In the footsteps of Petrosino : Big Mike -- Prohibition : the mobs strike a bonanza -- The "Get Capone" drive : print the legend -- Lucky : the rise and rise of Charlie Luciano -- The commission : the mobs go national -- Racket-busting : the Dewey days -- The feds : assessing the menace of the Mafia -- Overreaching : Hollywood and Detroit -- The Prime Minister -- New worlds to conquer : postwar expansion -- TV's greatest hits : Senator Kefauver presents the Mafia -- Epilogue : the decline of the American Mafia
Control code
ocm52858498
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780805077988
Lccn
2003056736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52858498
  • (OCoLC)52858498

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