Millions of television and movie viewers have shown that Americans continue to be fascinated by the remarkabl--and often sordid--world of the Mafia. This book takes you beyond fiction and tabloid accounts and relates the true-life accounts of all the major players in the American Mafia. From Al Capone to John Gotti, you will come away with a better understanding of America's most notorious crime families. This book features colorful information on: The Sicilian Mafia; The 'First Family' of the American Mafia; The real Untouchables; The mob and politicians; The five New York families. Packed full of up-to-date gangster information, this guide will satisfy even the most ardent true-crime enthusiasts.