7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Worth the time to read this huge book,
This review is from: Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this history of the five New York Mafia families. It is very well written. It is a very lengthy book but if you have any interest in the Mafia you will not care. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get an overview of the Mafia's history and how their "rackets" work. Saab also does an excellent job of giving the good guys (the cops and prosecutors) the attention they deserve. Usually they are merely mentioned by other authors but Saab makes them as interesting as the mafioso.