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FREE READER ¾ DOC The First Family Terror Extortion Revenge Murder and the Birth of the American Mafia ò MONEYEXPRESSCARD ¹ Before the notorious Five Families who dominated US organized crime for a bloody half century there was the one fingered crimin??s crews were themselves colorful and legendary figures including William Flynn a fearless Secret Service agent and Lieutenant Detective Giuseppe “Joe” Petrosino of the New York Police Department’s elite Italian Suad whose pursuit of the brutal gangs ultimately cost him his life Combining first rate scholarship and pulse uickening action and set amid rustic Sicilian landscapes and the streets of old New York The First Family is a groundbreaking account of the crucial period when the American criminal underworld exploded with violent fury across the nati This book was really interesting and reads at some points like a novel almost like Mario Puzo You can see how fictional material like Puzo's derives from real life I find it interesting how leaders are made in all walks of life and with this book you can see that certain ualities like determination and ruthlessness are needed for success

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Before the notorious Five Families who dominated US organized crime for a bloody half century there was the one fingered criminal genius Giuseppe Morello–known as “The Clutch Hand”–and his lethal coterie of associates In The First Family historian journalist and New York Times bestselling author Mike Dash brings to life this little known story following the rise of the Mafia in America from the 1890s to the 1920s from the lawless villages of Sicily to the streets of Little Italy Using an impressive array of primary sources–hitherto untapped Secret Se The First Family Terror Extortion Revenge Murder and the Birth of the American Mafiaby Mike Dash is a very interesting and sometimes gruesome book but it is also packed full of history This gives history of the Sicilian life and how and why they moved to America and who and how the American Mafia started here It also gives great history of early American history of that time Very very interesting if you are a history buff like me This gives great history on not only crime but life in general poverty secret service and I really got a lot out of this detailed book

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The First Family Terror Extortion Revenge Murder and the Birth of the American MafiaRvice archives prison records trial transcripts and interviews with surviving family members–this is the first Mafia history that applies scholarly rigor to the story of the Morello syndicate and the birth of organized crime on these shoresProgressing from small time scams to counterfeiting rings to even bigger criminal enterprises Giuseppe Morello exerted ruthless control of Italian neighborhoods in New York and through adroit coordination with other Sicilian crime families his Clutch Hand soon reached far beyond the Hudson RiverThe men who battled Morello? There have been many stories written concerning The Mafia Most of these books pick up the story of the Mafia around the 1920's to the present dayMike Dash has put together the story of the Mafia from its very beginnings around 1890 thru 1920's The story begins with the formation of lawless groups on the island of Sicily These groups migrated to the United States for one of two reasons The living conditions were so bad on Sicily that the United States looked like a paradise or the Italian Police were getting close to an arrest and flight to the United States was the best optionThe first Don or a capo di tutti capi was Giuseppe Morello One would not believe in looking at Giuseppe that he personally committed two murders and ordered at least sixty Giuseppe had a deformed hand that gave him the nickname of The Clutch HandThe early crimes committed by the Mafia were small scams from the protection racket to counterfeiting Dash also points out that these crimes were mostly committed against their fellow Italians It was only in the later years of Morello's life that they became involved in bigger crimminal enterprisesThe book although it does concentrate on the Mafia does tell they story of those who attempted to bring them to justice There is the heartbreaking story of Joe Petrosimo who bravely fought the Mafia in New York for years only to be killed by them in Sicily where he was putting together a list of Italian criminals that moved to the United StatesMost of the book takes place in Little Italy in New York However to show the outreaching tentacles of the Mafia tells of their involvement in cities such as Pittsburgh Buffalo Chicago and Kansas CityThe First Family is an excellent read and deals with a little known part of our history and the history of the Mafia Dash has used an array of primary souces to substantiate his story that he has indicated in his notes at the end of the book