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Blood & Power: Organized Crime in Twentieth-Century America

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In shocking and compelling detail, Stephen Fox tells the stories of America's crime families - who killed whom in the pursuit of power. He writes, of course, of the Mafia and of the Irish mobsters who specialized in politics and labor, the Jews who cornered gambling and financial manipulation, the Asian, Latin, and Jamaican drug gangs of the 1980's.

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Published September 11th 1991 by Random House Value Publishing (first published 1990)
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Marie
Nov 14, 2007 Marie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
All I can say about this one is that it takes talent to write a boring book about the Mafia.
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Jan 11, 2008 Walt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: organized-crime
Although Fox is basically a journalist hopping from topic to topic without much passion, he has written one of the better books on organized crime.

The difference here is that while most books in the genre are written by amateurs and are rife with conjecture and little evidence; Fox wrote down solely what he could prove with multiple authoritative sources.
The writing is dry and the chapter long; but his sources are authoritative and he can defend anything in the book. Consequently, he is usuall
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