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The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto

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From "The Sixth Family," according to witness testimony: "BROOKLYN, MAY 5, 1981"

"We were in the closet. We all had our weapons loaded. We sat there and waited for the doorbell to ring," said Salvatore Vitale, a slender New York mobster known as Good-Looking Sal. "We left the door open a smidge to look out."

The ringing of the bell at the private social club's entrance signa
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ebook, 386 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 2006)
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Sandi
May 16, 2015 Sandi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had not realized there another family . You never hear about the others anymore . Good book
Josh
May 19, 2014 Josh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sixth Family is a fascinating narrative on the Montreal Mafia. I highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys reading about organized crime. The only thing I didn't like about The Sixth Family was the fact that it jumps around A LOT. Once you get past that and the neverending who's who list of Montreal mobsters. You will no doubt enjoy the book.
Lisa
Nov 14, 2015 Lisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I actually couldn't finish this book. Unlike The Five Families, this is just plain boring. I wouldn't have thought this topic could be made dull but this author managed it. Read Wikipedia or something if you're interested in this family but don't waste your time with this.
Francine Abel
Dec 24, 2012 Francine Abel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It is hard to believe how powerful the Mafia is. I enjoyed this book but found it hard to read, first with all the italian names, it's difficult to keep track of who is who. I also didn't like the way the author kept going back and forth with the chronological events.
Andrew Griffith
Heavy going, and I think unfortunately, the storyline suffers through the endless details of meetings, killings, drug busts, court cases (successful and unsuccessful) and the like. I admire the authors’ detailed research but a shorter book would be more engaging.
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