My amazon review:
While there is no shortage of books about the Mafia this one is unique in that it is laid out in a block by block fashion. It also gives information about individuals who are often never mentioned in books that tell about the "all-stars" like Luciano, Capone, etc. These are the guys who did the "real work" that allowed others to lead their more luxurious lives. Told in a clear, lively and informative fashion that deals with facts and not sensationalism. For another excellent source see Joe Bruno's book.