Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob, the Mafia's Most Violent Family [NOOK Book]

Overview

Here is the critically acclaimed inside story, now in an expanded edition, about the rise and fall of Philadelphia's notorious Scarfo organization. Blunt and unsparing, it is a first-hand account of murder, money, and corruption told by wiseguy-turned-witness Nick Caramandi, whose testimony put Nicky Scarfo and many of his associates behind bars for the rest of their lives. A prime target for hit men to this day, Caramandi continues to survive only through the government's Witness Protection Program. In this ...
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Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob, the Mafia's Most Violent Family

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Overview

Here is the critically acclaimed inside story, now in an expanded edition, about the rise and fall of Philadelphia's notorious Scarfo organization. Blunt and unsparing, it is a first-hand account of murder, money, and corruption told by wiseguy-turned-witness Nick Caramandi, whose testimony put Nicky Scarfo and many of his associates behind bars for the rest of their lives. A prime target for hit men to this day, Caramandi continues to survive only through the government's Witness Protection Program. In this updated edition of Blood and Honor, author George Anastasia picks up the story where he left off, filling us in on the fates of all the characters--major and minor--in recent years.
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Up-close and personal perspectives on a consequential Mafia family that law-enforcement agencies and turncoats have all but put out of business. Drawing mainly on interviews with Nick Caramandi (a confessed killer, loan shark, and extortionist now in the Federal Witness Protection Program), Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Anastasia offers a tellingly detailed rundown on a fiefdom encompassing not only his hometown but also Atlantic City from the late 1970's through the mid-1980's. During this vio
Gregor Preston
Journalist Anastasia's riveting account is based primarily on his interviews with Scarfo associate Nick Caramandi, a confessed murderer and extortionist-turned-government witness who helped convict the entire Scarfo hierarchy. His story rings true, and it is one of treachery and viciousness, all blood and no honor.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014306447
  • Publisher: Camino Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 99,722
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

George Anastasia, a veteran reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer, is the grandson of Sicilian immigrants who settled in South Philadelphia. He is the author of five books of nonfiction, including Blood and Honor, which Jimmy Breslin called the best gangster book ever written.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Anastasia never fails

    George Anastasia captures the essence of hate and violence that is the Philadelphia Family. He never fails to give you an inside look of the bloody day-to-day life of Cosa Nostra! Good luck trying to put down this book......I know I couldn't.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    one of my favorite mafia books..Little Nicky was the Mad Hatter

    one of my favorite mafia books..Little Nicky was the Mad Hatter Of Philadelphia South Jersey area as Albert Anastasia was to New York. Just vicious if you got on his bad side bye bye.George Anastasia is a great writer and well respected man in Philly Tri state area..this guy know Philly cosa nostra in and out..

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