By C. Alexander Hortis,James B. Jacobs

ISBN-10: 1522661867

ISBN-13: 9781522661863

ISBN-10: 161614923X

ISBN-13: 9781616149239

Forget what you think that you recognize concerning the Mafia.  After examining this ebook, even life-long mob aficionados could have a brand new standpoint on equipped crime.

Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is often the 1st full-length booklet committed completely to uncovering the hidden historical past of ways the Mafia got here to dominate geared up crime in long island urban in the course of the Nineteen Thirties via Fifties.  Based on exhaustive study of information and mystery documents acquired during the Freedom of data Act, writer and legal professional C. Alexander Hortis attracts at the private choice of basic assets, many newly found, of any background of the fashionable mob.

Shattering myths, Hortis unearths how Cosa Nostra really bought energy on the inception.  The writer is going past traditional who-shot-who mob tales, offering solutions to clean questions such as:     

* Why did the Sicilian gangs pop out on most sensible of the felony underworld?   
* Can economics clarify how the Mafia households operated?   
* What was once the Mafia's actual position within the drug alternate?   
* Why used to be Cosa Nostra serious about homosexual bars in ny because the Thirties?  

Drawing on an unparalleled array of fundamental assets, The Mob and the City is the main thorough and actual historical past of the Mafia's upward thrust to strength within the early-to-mid 20th century.

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