This book is about extraordinary men who lived through
extraordinary times. The History of the Mob tells the
stories of their lives, their families, their code, their crimes,
and their cold-blooded murders-from Don Vito Cascio Ferro, the New
York mobster who lured Joe Petrosino to his death in Palermo, to
John Gotti, "the Teflon don" and Bernardo "the Tractor" Provenzano,
who hid out in a farmhouse for forty-three years.