Mobfather: The Story of a Wife And Son Caught in the Web of the Mafia by George Anastasia | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Mobfather: The Story of a Wife And Son Caught in the Web of the Mafia

Mobfather: The Story of a Wife And Son Caught in the Web of the Mafia

by George Anastasia
     
 
In "Mobfather", George Anastasia exposes what it really means to be married to the mob—and fathered by it. As revealed in their harrowing personal accounts, life for the wife and sons of Thomas "Tommy Del" DelGiorno became a descent into hell. When Maryann Welch ignored misgivings on her wedding day and plunged into marriage with the small-time gangster, she

Overview

In "Mobfather", George Anastasia exposes what it really means to be married to the mob—and fathered by it. As revealed in their harrowing personal accounts, life for the wife and sons of Thomas "Tommy Del" DelGiorno became a descent into hell. When Maryann Welch ignored misgivings on her wedding day and plunged into marriage with the small-time gangster, she could not have foreseen how swiftly his greed and bloodlust would propel him to the highest ranks of the South Philadelphia Mafia.

In the end, guilty of a raft of crimes that included multiple murders, Tommy Del served less than a year in prison in exchange for turning government witness during a dozen trials against fellow mobsters.

Revisiting his gangland classic, the author follows up on the fates of all the major players. Based on years of reporting, thousands of pages of court testimony, and extensive interviews, Mobfather takes the reader deep into the heart of corruption

Editorial Reviews

Former columnist, New York Daily News - Jerry Capeci
George Anastasia has crafted a gangland masterpiece. You see the murderous Philadelphia mob through the eyes of a turncoat and relive the daily horror of life in his home from the words of the wife and son whose lives he nearly destroyed.
Forrmer editor, Esquire and Rolling Stone - Bill Tonelli
George Anastasia [is] our most important chronicler of the decline and fall of the Italian America's dark glory, La Cosa Nostra.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148945628
Publisher:
Camino Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
508,332
File size:
3 MB

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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 about organize crime, including Blood and Honor, which Jimmy Breslin called the best gangster book ever written

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