One of the most powerful crime figures in American history takes readers inside the world of the Mafia, revealing the inner workings of New York's Five Families. Bonanno describes how the Mafia has not only dominated local business, but also influenced national politics.
Born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Joseph Bonnano (1905-2002) found his future amid the whiskey-running, riotous streets of Prohibition America in 1924, when he illegally entered the United States to pursue his dreams. By the age of only twenty-six, Bonnano became a Don. He would eventually take over the New York underworld, igniting the "Castellammarese War," one of the bloodiest Family battles ever to hit New York City.