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Made Men: The True Rise-And-Fall Story of a New Jersey Mob Family

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For years, the DeCavalcantes, the most powerful Mob family in Jersey, labored in the shadows of the more famous families in New York—the likes of the Gambinos and the Columbos. Dismissed by the big-city capos, the DeCavalcantes finally came into their own when they found their lives mirrored in the television hit, The Sopranos. Overnight it legitimized the made men of th
Paperback, 324 pages
Published February 4th 2003 by Berkley Books
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Carlos Trevino
Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it

Short but great story that is difficult to get bored with due the fact that rather than focusing on the main story, you also get full background stories on other mafiosos involved. I especially enjoyed the backstories on how The Sopranos "borrowed" ideas from this NJ mob.
Aug 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
Poorly written, tough to read. Decent story.
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent account of the fall of the Decavalcante Mafia family in Brooklyn.
Rafael Suleiman
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very interesting story about a New Jersey crime family.
Sean Puig
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
What the Soprano's didn't tell you about the DeCavalcante crime family.
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Frank Taranto
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mafia
Somewhat interesting story about the downfall of DeCavalcantes crime family of New Jersey. The stroytelling wasn't very good.
Terry Ebaugh
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesting read about the crime family that inspired the Sopranos.
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it
An interesting description of the fall of a Jersey crime family, paralleled with the rise of the Sopranos tv series. It focuses on the way that reality and television bled.
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Greg B. Smith, reporter for New York’s Daily News, covers the federal courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan that serve as Ground Zero in the battle to end mafia influence in America. An investigative reporter for nearly twenty years, Smith has written for The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Examiner, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and other newspapers around the country. He’s also a frequent guest on ...more