Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti

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He was a little-known wiseguy out of Howard Beach, Queens, who blasted his way into the public eye with the assassination of Gambino Family boss Paul Castellano in December 1985, a rubout that's the stuff of Mafia legend. Ruthless, cunning, and tougher than the streets that produced him, John Gotti seized control of the nation's most powerful crime family, beat the law on rap after rap, and became an American legend. First published in 1988 and fully revised and updated for this edition, Mob Star traces John ...
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Overview

He was a little-known wiseguy out of Howard Beach, Queens, who blasted his way into the public eye with the assassination of Gambino Family boss Paul Castellano in December 1985, a rubout that's the stuff of Mafia legend. Ruthless, cunning, and tougher than the streets that produced him, John Gotti seized control of the nation's most powerful crime family, beat the law on rap after rap, and became an American legend. First published in 1988 and fully revised and updated for this edition, Mob Star traces John Gotti's spectacular rise and eventual downfall after the betrayal of his closest ally, Salvatore "Sammy Bull" Gravano. At his death, ten years after he was jailed for life and four years after he began battling cancer, John Gotti was still the biggest name in today's Mafia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028644165
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 172,446
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Capeci is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Mafia and organized crime. He covered the crime beat for both the New York Daily News and the New York Post (and was the only newspaperman to sneak his way into Carlo Gambino’s funeral in 1976) for more than 20 years. He is the co-author of Murder Machine, the terrifying saga of Roy DeMeo’s bloodthirsty Mafia crew, and Gotti: Rise & Fall. A native of the mean streets of Bath Beach, Brooklyn, he now lives in Manhattan.

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Table of Contents

Prologue ix
The Cast xxi
Chronology xxv
1 Table for Six 1
2 The Nice N EZ Bug 13
3 Meet the New Boss 21
4 I Forgotti! 29
5 Blown to Bits 41
6 We're Ready for Freddy 49
7 The Rockaway Boy 57
8 Velvet Touch 71
9 Club Lewisburg 77
10 Hoodlum's Hoodlum 83
11 Making His Bones at Snoope's Bar 91
12 Dying in a State of Grace 99
13 Johnny Boy Gets His Button 107
14 The Mayor of 101st Avenue 115
15 Boy on a Minibike 127
16 Forget About This Phone 133
17 I Ain't Going Crazy No More 145
18 The Merchants of Ozone Park 157
19 Babania Madness 171
20 Four Souls on Board 183
21 On the Carpet with Big Paul 195
22 Betrayers Betrayed 207
23 The Last Stage 221
24 Let the Play Begin 233
25 Brucification 241
26 The Art of Being Mendacious 251
27 Way to Go, Mr. G! 261
28 The Fix 273
29 Teflon Don 281
30 Heroin Redux 291
31 Mulberry Street 299
32 Nettie's Place 307
33 Tickling the Wire 317
34 Invincibility Legend 327
35 Proven 337
Epilogue 349
Postscript 361
Index 363
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2006

    GREAT BOOK ABOUT GOTTI!!!!!

    This book is a great read. If you like Gotti, this book is perfect for you. It has a lot of information about his life. From when he was just small time, all the way to his rise of power all the way to Gambino crime family boss. This book is awesome

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2002

    An enlightening book about an enigmatic person.

    A revealing look at the Last Don and how he lived. This book brings Gottis life full circle. The postscript is an insight into the feelings of the authors, a very human touch and a final tribute to the man and legend known for his style.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Capeci was in a good position to observe Gotti

    Capeci was in a pretty good position to observe Gotti during his sunset time, albeit from a distance. He also did some good research on Gotti's formative years. Now you put that all together with access to the tapes that brought down John Gotti and you got a hell of a book.

    J.R. Locke Author of Possible Twenty, a Gangster Tale
    & Down and Out in Manhattan

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Nothing new

    Nothing new

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