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Descrição da editora
A History of the Board of Directors of La Cosa Nostra
The Mafia Commission is a well researched book on the nearly 100 year history of the Mafia's Board of Directors. It begins with the era before the formation of the Commission in 1931 and continues to the famous 1986 trial that brought the Commission to its knees.
The reason for the Mafia's adoption of this method of governing is explained as well as its rules and regulations. Many examples are used to illustrate the operation of this entity including a variety of Mafia wars.
All the familiar Mafia characters are within the covers of this history. Personalities like Capone, Lucky Luciano, Joe Bonanno, and Fat Tony Salerno come to life as many of their notorious exploits are described.
The now famous RICO laws are explained and the reader will see how they are applied in the 1986 Commission case.
An "Afterwards" chapter outlines what became of the defendants, prosecutors, and other major "good guys" as the years passed. Not surprisingly, for some of these characters, the future was pretty dim.
The Mafia Commission is an interesting read, packed with Mafia history, explanations of why certain events happened, and the results of these actions. Add in the many character descriptions and most fans of this topic will be pleased to have purchased the book.