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Made Men: The True Rise-And-Fall Story of a New Jersey Mob Family
For years, the DeCavalcantes, the most powerful Mob family in Jersey, labored in the shadows of the more famous families in New Yorkâ€”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...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published February 4th 2003 by Berkley Books
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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.
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