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December 13, 2009 3:45 PM   Subscribe

I've been watching the last season of the Sopranos and am curious about the mob in NYC and NJ today. Can you recommend a book or website that details the modern day Mafia? Or, if power has changed hands to a group other than the Italian one, a book about that group? Thanks.
posted by Sully to Law & Government (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Five Families is a history of organized crime in NY. Chapters near the end cover NJ and the resurgence of OC since 9/11 - when the war on terror became priority #1.
posted by R. Mutt at 3:49 PM on December 13, 2009

Not sure if you've seen it, but there was a rather epic MeFi post some months back that covered the topic and is worth a look.
posted by dhammond at 3:56 PM on December 13, 2009

I think this book is definitely worth a look.
posted by Ashley801 at 5:19 PM on December 13, 2009

Be sure to check out Jerry Capeci's (former crime reporter for the New York Post and the New York Daily News) Gang Land News blog and the Village Voice's "The Mafia" Archives. There's also Mafia Today.
posted by ericb at 7:47 PM on December 13, 2009

My favorites are the books written by Joe Pistone AKA Donnie Brasco about his undercover operation from the late 70s to the early 80s. He spent 6 years with the Bonanno crime family.

I would recommend you read Donnie Brasco, followed by Unfinished Business.
posted by adustum at 5:44 AM on December 14, 2009

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