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  • Published: 8 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780753549551
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

The Mafia

The First 100 Years




This True Crime classic is the stand-out blockbuster account of the rise of the most effective criminal body in the world.

How did the Mob evolve from a disorganised gang of uncouth killers into the deadly 'international corporation' it is today?
Tracing its beginnings as an underground society which sprang up in Sicily, to the Mob which went on to run organised crime throughout Italy and America, William Balsamo – great-nephew of the original godfather – and George Carpozi Jr draw on two decades of research to tell the true story of the most mythical and misunderstood criminal organisation in history.

  • Pub date: 8 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780753549551
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

About the Authors

William Balsamo

William Balsamo is the great-nephew of Don Giuseppe - 'Battista' - Balsamo, the first godfather.

George Carpozi Jr.

George Carpozi Jr. is a journalist, biographer and writer who has worked on the New York Journal American and the New York Post.


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