Organized crime is perhaps the most infamous phenomenon of our time. From Al Capone, who boldly claimed his bootlegging activities were a public service, to the flamboyant Teflon Don, John Gotti, the criminals of the underworld have garnered headlines and captured our imagination with their violent and colourful lifestyles.
'Mafia' presents an exciting and accessible introduction to the mob's most influential perpetrators and personalities - their crimes, schemes, hangouts and their unique culture and jargon. It also provides an in-depth history of the role of the Mafia in Sicily and America.
For anyone who want to know the truth about organized crime and understand the violent forces that have shaped it over the last century, this book is an indispensable guide.