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The Mafia is not an equal opportunity employer

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Hardcover, 179 pages
Published September 1st 1971 by McGraw-Hill (first published 1971)
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Bryan Murphy
Nov 30, 2014 Bryan Murphy rated it it was amazing
This book is real American Mafia history, set out in clear and brutal detail. The author had great courage to write it, and I'm glad to know that he was not murdered because of it: his contemporary Italian equivalent, Roberto Saviano, has been forced to share his life with a perpetual police escort for writing in detail about the Camorra.
The most shocking fact, for me, was the murder of two supermaket managers, who worked for a chain which refused to stock Mafia-sponsored detergent because it w
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Brendan Nee
Apr 09, 2008 Brendan Nee rated it it was ok
The books chapters are not in any particular order and it dwells a lot on names & specific places. I did pick up a few interesting tidbits:

The word mafia is an acronym: Morte Alla Francia Italia Anelia! (Italian for 'Death To the French Is Italy's Cry') - although this doesn't appear on wikipedia. It had its roots in trying to overthrow the French who ruled over Sicily.
Walt
Jan 19, 2010 Walt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: organized-crime
Nothing fancy. Gage built his reputation by being cautious in a field/genre without much competition.
Katie Cruel
Apr 27, 2013 Katie Cruel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
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Nicholas Gage (born Nikolaos Gatzoyiannis; Greek: Νίκος Γκατζογιάννης) is a Greek-American author and investigative journalist.
Gage started out as an investigative reporter for the New York Times, and later wrote for the Wall Street Journal. His experiences as a reporter were the basis for the television show “The Andros Targets”.
He is most famous for two autobiographical memoirs, the best-selli
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