During the early twentieth century, Sicilian and Southern Italian immigrants poured into New York City. Looking to escape poverty and persecution at home, they soon found that certain criminal enterprises followed them to America. There was not yet any "code of honor." Violent bosses wreaked havoc on their communities in their quest to rule the underworld. Over several decades, the Mafia matured into a contemporary organized crime syndicate. Some names and places from both eras are still infamous today, like Frank Costello and the Copacabana. Others have remained hidden in absolute secrecy until now. Eric Ferrara explores the myths and realities of one of America's most feared and fascinating subjects.
Softcover, 6 x 9