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Friday, November 5, 2004

Mafia Books: The Good Life for Bad People

Does the reality TV series Growing Up Gotti signal the end of the line for the Italian Mafia? Or could it simply be that new crime blood like the Albanian Mafia is taking over and pistol whipping and kicking the crap out of the old Italian crime families. Does anyone "go to the mattresses" anymore? Whatever the case, the NY Times reviews old school "Italian Mafia" books:

The historian John Dickie dates the start of the American love affair with the Mafia to the Senate's 1951 Kefauver committee hearings, which featured televised interrogations of dozens of made men. That's more than 50 years of books, movies, TV shows and news coverage -- a lot of pasta and murder...

• Andrea Giovino's DIVORCED FROM THE MOB: My Journey From Organized Crime to Independent Woman (Carroll & Graf, $25)

• British journalist Clare Longrigg's NO QUESTIONS ASKED: The Secret Life of Women in the Mob (Miramax, $24.95)

• Ron Felber's IL DOTTORE: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor (Barricade, $24.95)

• Donnie Brasco - aka Joseph D. Pistone: THE WAY OF THE WISEGUY: True Stories from the FBI's Most Famous Undercover Agent (Running Press, $22.95)

• Henry Hill's GANGSTERS AND GOODFELLAS: The Mob, Witness Protection, and Life on the Run (M. Evans, $21.95)

• Gregg and Gina Hill (Henry's children): ON THE RUN: A Mafia Childhood (Warner, $24.95)

• John Dickie's COSA NOSTRA: A History of the Sicilian Mafia (Palgrave, $26.95)

Mafia Books: The Good Life for Bad People [NY Times, 31-Oct-04]

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