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Breaking It All Down

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The Cornelius Chronicles
Michael Moorcock, Stanislaw Fernandes, Malcolm Dean

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

The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder and The Birth of the American Mafia - Mike Dash A fascinating book about the Mafia. Most books on organized crime either focus on the modern or semi-modern period, or on Prohibition and events related to that. This book is the first I've read that goes further back then that, all the way to the turn of the century. It's very well researched and well written, and does a good job of avoiding both mafia-worship and passionate hatred of the organization.