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Five Families - The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires-logo

Five Families - The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires

Selwyn Raab

Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo, and Lucchese. For decades these Five Families ruled New York and built the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra) into an underworld empire. Today, the Mafia is an endangered species, battered and beleaguered by aggressive investigators, incompetent leadership, betrayals, and generational changes that produced violent, unreliable leaders and recruits. A twenty-year assault against the five families in particular blossomed into the most successful law enforcement campaign of the last century. Selwyn Raab's Five Families is the vivid story of the rise and fall of New York's premier dons, from Lucky Luciano to Paul Castellano to John Gotti and more. The book also brings the listener right up to the possible resurgence of the Mafia as the FBI and local law enforcement agencies turn their attention to homeland security and away from organized crime.

Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo, and Lucchese. For decades these Five Families ruled New York and built the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra) into an underworld empire. Today, the Mafia is an endangered species, battered and beleaguered by aggressive investigators, incompetent leadership, betrayals, and generational changes that produced violent, unreliable leaders and recruits. A twenty-year assault against the five families in particular blossomed into the most successful law enforcement campaign of the last century. Selwyn Raab's Five Families is the vivid story of the rise and fall of New York's premier dons, from Lucky Luciano to Paul Castellano to John Gotti and more. The book also brings the listener right up to the possible resurgence of the Mafia as the FBI and local law enforcement agencies turn their attention to homeland security and away from organized crime.
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Genres:

True Crime

Description:

Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo, and Lucchese. For decades these Five Families ruled New York and built the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra) into an underworld empire. Today, the Mafia is an endangered species, battered and beleaguered by aggressive investigators, incompetent leadership, betrayals, and generational changes that produced violent, unreliable leaders and recruits. A twenty-year assault against the five families in particular blossomed into the most successful law enforcement campaign of the last century. Selwyn Raab's Five Families is the vivid story of the rise and fall of New York's premier dons, from Lucky Luciano to Paul Castellano to John Gotti and more. The book also brings the listener right up to the possible resurgence of the Mafia as the FBI and local law enforcement agencies turn their attention to homeland security and away from organized crime.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Costanzo

Length:

33h 55m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

17:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

51:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

44:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

47:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

38:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

49:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

39:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

38:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

42:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

33:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

32:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

34:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

36:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

46:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

52:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

54:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

41:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

35:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

31:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

45:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

26:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

36:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

31:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

23:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

45:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

12:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

25:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

37:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

28:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

27:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

31:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

30:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

13:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

30:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

26:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

35:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

45:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

32:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

23:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

48:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

59:32