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Borgata: Rise of Empire : A History of the American Mafia

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DISCOVER THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA - FROM A MAN WHO'S SEEN IT ALL FROM THE INSIDEIn BORGATA: RISE OF EMPIRE, former mafia member Louis Ferrante pulls back the curtain on the criminal organisation that transformed America.

From the potent political cauldron of nineteenth-century Sicily to American cities such as New Orleans, New York and the gangster's paradise of Las Vegas, Ferrante traces the social, economic and political forces that powered the mafia's unstoppable rise.

We follow the early mob as they provide alcohol to the American public during prohibition, aid U.

S. Naval Intelligence during the Second World War, establish a gambling mecca in the Nevada desert - and unofficially take control of the island of Cuba. Ferrante's vivid portrayal of early American mobsters - among them Lucky Luciano, Vito Genovese, Frank Costello and Meyer Lansky - fills in crucial gaps of mafia history to deliver the most comprehensive account yet of the world's most famous criminal fraternity. This volume is the first in a groundbreaking new trilogy.

Ferrante's masterful account journeys from the group's inauspicious beginnings to the height of their power as the most influential organised criminal network in America.

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1474604293 / 9781474604291
United Kingdom
xv, 384 pages : illustrations (black and white)
24 cm