"Millions of television and movie viewers have shown that Americans continue to be fascinated by the remarkableùand often sordidùworld of the Mafia. This book takes you beyond fiction and tabloid accounts and relates the true-life accounts of all the major players in the American Mafia. From Al Capone to John Gotti, you will come away with a better understanding of AmericaÆs most notorious crime families. This book features colorful information on:
The Sicilian Mafia
The ôFirst Familyö of the American Mafia
The ôrealö Untouchables
The mob and politicians
The five New York families
Packed full of up-to-date gangster information, this guide will satisfy even the most ardent true-crime enthusiasts."