Coupon
Bringing Down the Mob : The War Against the American Mafia
by Thomas Reppetto


Overview -

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

In his critically acclaimed "American Mafia," Thomas Reppetto revealed the details of organized crime's ascendancy in America.  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • $20.00

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 37 copies from $2.99
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About Bringing Down the Mob by Thomas Reppetto
 
 
 
Overview

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

In his critically acclaimed "American Mafia," Thomas Reppetto revealed the details of organized crime's ascendancy in America. His fascinating sequel follows the mob after its peak during Prohibition and the mayhem that followed. Drawing on a lifetime of field experience, he tells the stories of the Mafia's twentieth-century bosses, showing how men such as Sam Giancana, "Crazy Joe" Gallo, and John Gotti became household names. By 1960 crusaders such as Robert Morgenthau, U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani, Robert Kennedy, and scores of ordinary cops and U.S. marshals began to gain the upper hand in what became a war against organized crime.

In vivid, fast-paced prose, "Bringing Down the Mob" reads like a dramatic fifty-year military campaign. Reppetto concludes his lively history with evidence for a provocative theory that, given the right formula of global connections and shrewd business decisions, a new generation of multinational criminals appears poised to take up the Mafia mantle."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780805086591
  • ISBN-10: 0805086595
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 340
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


Related Categories

Books > True Crime > Organized Crime
Books > Social Science > Criminology
Books > History > United States - 20th Century

 
BAM Customer Reviews