The First Family

The First Family

Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the American Mafia

Book - 2009
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While there have been many books written about the Mafia, this is the first to tell how it came into existence. It tells the little-known story of the Morello family, born into a life of poverty in Sicily and pioneers of protection rackets, bizarre rituals and Mafia wars. Based on interviews with surviving family members, and a previously unexamined Secret Service archive.
Publisher: [Toronto?] : Doubleday Canada, c2009.
ISBN: 9780385667517
Characteristics: 375 pages [16] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm.


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