Mafia Dynasty: The Rise And Fall Of The Gambino Crime Family

Mass Market Paperback | May 11, 1994

byJohn H. Davis

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The Gambinos--they arrived in America from Sicily when the `20's roared with bootleg liquor. For thirty years they fought a bloody battle for control of New York's underworld to emerge as the nation's richest and most powerful crime family. Now Mafia expert John H. Davis tells their compelling inside story.

Here are the chilling details and deceptions that created a vast criminal empire. Here are six decades of the uncontrolled greed and lust for power of such men as Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, Meyer Lansky, Vito Genovese, Albert Anastasia, Carlo Gambino, Paul Castellano, and John Gotti--men for whom murder and betrayal were business as usual. From the Gambinos' powerful stranglehold on New York's construction, garment, and waterfront industries to the government's onslaught against them in the `80s and `90s, Mafia Dynasty takes you into the mysterious world of blood oaths, shifting alliances, and deadly feuds that will hold you riveted from the first page to the last.

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Mafia expert and bestselling author of The Kennedy Contract traces the Gambino family from its arrival to the U.S. in the '20s to the downfall of mob boss John Gotti in 1992. A violent saga of bloodshed and betrayal. Photos

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The Gambinos--they arrived in America from Sicily when the `20's roared with bootleg liquor. For thirty years they fought a bloody battle for control of New York's underworld to emerge as the nation's richest and most powerful crime family. Now Mafia expert John H. Davis tells their compelling inside story. Here are the chilling deta...

Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.39 inPublished:May 11, 1994Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0061091847

ISBN - 13:9780061091841

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Read This book was absolutly fascinating. It gives a complete history of the Gambino crime family right up to Gotti. It is enhanced by a section of glossy pictures so we can not only learn about the lives of these mobsters but we recognise them for future refrence too. At times all of the facts can make the reading slow but this small flaw is vastly out weighed by the exciting passages and the anticipation to find out what happend to the gangsters in the end. I highly recommend this book for anyone with a passion for the mafia or simply wishes to enjoy a good true crime novel.
Date published: 2008-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT!!! This book was truly outstanding. It gives to all levels of knowledge about the Mafia. A Must Read book. I would HIGHLY reccomend that those interested in this topic purchase this book.
Date published: 2006-01-27

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Mafia expert and bestselling author of The Kennedy Contract traces the Gambino family from its arrival to the U.S. in the '20s to the downfall of mob boss John Gotti in 1992. A violent saga of bloodshed and betrayal. Photos