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Growing up poor and angry, Michael Corbitt fought his way up the ranks of greasers and street gangs until he attracted the attention of Chicago crime boss Sam Giancana, who placed him on the Willow Springs, Illinois, police force. By the time he was appointed chief of police, he'd also moved up the Outfit's ranks to live the high life of a respected mobster.Corbitt's luck turned when he was indicted on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to murder. Although he faced a twenty-year sentence, he refused to ...

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Growing up poor and angry, Michael Corbitt fought his way up the ranks of greasers and street gangs until he attracted the attention of Chicago crime boss Sam Giancana, who placed him on the Willow Springs, Illinois, police force. By the time he was appointed chief of police, he'd also moved up the Outfit's ranks to live the high life of a respected mobster.Corbitt's luck turned when he was indicted on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to murder. Although he faced a twenty-year sentence, he refused to testify against organized crime figures under the witness protection program, maintaining instead the mafioso's code of silence.

Now Corbitt breaks that silence. Making no excuses for his dual existence, he bares his soul, confessing in graphic detail a life lived as both saint and sinner, a life that moves back and forth between the worlds of policeofficer and gangster with schizophrenic ease. Michael Corbitt recounts a life in the fast lane, where a new breed of wiseguys walks a tight rope of intrigue that spans thirty years and stretches around the globe from the Bay of Pigs to Iran Contra.

Performed by Stephen Lang

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The Double Cross-ing Corbitt returns. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060530969
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/18/2003
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 4 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.04 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Giancana is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Double Cross and the godson and namesake of Sam "Momo" Giancana, the notorious Chicago mafia boss.

The former chief of police of Willow Springs, Illinois, Michael Corbitt became a highly decorated rated officer while working for the Chicago mob. In 1989, he was indicted on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder and was subsequently sentenced to twenty years in federal prison. He was released in 1998.

Stephen Lang's Broadway work includes Wait Until Dark, A Few Good Men, The Speed of Darkness and Death of a Salesman. His films include Last Exit to Brooklyn, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, and Tombstone. He is the Co-Artistic Director of the Actors Studio.

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