Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti

Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti

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by Gene Mustain, Jerry Capeci
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028644165
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
296,098
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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Mob Star : The Story of John Gotti 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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PatMackPM More than 1 year ago
Nothing new