The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and The Birth Of The American Mafia. Mike Dash.

The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and The Birth Of The American Mafia

New York: Random House, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printig. A fine, fresh copy in equally fine dust jacket. Hardcover. 375 pp. with bibliography, index. Illustrated with photos. Before the notorious Five Families who dominated U.S. organized crime for a bloody half century, there was the one-fingered criminal genius Giuseppe Morello---known as "The Clutch Hand" and his lethal coterie of associates. This book brings to life this little-known story, following the rise of the Mafia in America from the 1890s to the 1920s, from the lawless villages of Sicily to the streets of New York's Little Italy. The author used an impressive array of hiterto untapped primary sources, from Secret Service archives, prison records, trial transcripts, and interviews with surviving family members. Fine / fine. Item #E26018
ISBN: 9781400067220

Price: $22.00

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