The golden age of American organized crime was in the 60’s, the era that inspires such cinematic classics as The Godfather, Goodfellas, and The Sopranos. Sometime during the early part of this decade, federal investigators pulled together every piece of information they could on over 800 members of the Mafia and created a thick directory the size of a phone book. From old school names such as Mickey Cohen and Lucky Luciano through the young Turks of the time Vinny “The Chin” Gigante and Paul Castellano, the guide offered in depth and at a glance profiles of both small timers and major dons. It was the book, allegedly, used by Attorney General Robert F Kennedy on his mob investigations. Discovered and now published, Mafia is an outstanding book that is a real treasure and an unforgettable read.
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