Sins of the Father: The True Story of a Family Running from the Mob

Sins of the Father: The True Story of a Family Running from the Mob

by Nick Taylor
     
 

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The true story of how Sal Polisi—a member of a New York crime family and author of The Sinatra Club—turned his back on the mob and spoke out against organized crime, is now available in paperback.

As a wiseguy for some of New York’s biggest crime families, “Crazy Sal” Polisi couldn’t imagineSee more details below

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The true story of how Sal Polisi—a member of a New York crime family and author of The Sinatra Club—turned his back on the mob and spoke out against organized crime, is now available in paperback.

As a wiseguy for some of New York’s biggest crime families, “Crazy Sal” Polisi couldn’t imagine another way of life. Until the day he was busted and faced life behind bars. Then he decided it was time to talk—not so much for himself, but for the sake of his two teenaged sons.

But Polisi discovered a chilling truth—no one squeals on the mob. Forced to assume a new identity moving from town to town in the middle of the night, his sons chose to stand by their father. In exchange for federal protection, Polisi took a huge gamble—he decided to testify against John Gotti, the reputed head of New York’s powerful Gambino family. As packed with shocking insider details as Nicholas Pileggi’s Wiseguy and as gripping as The Godfather—only true—Sal Polisi’s story marks his captivating transformation from ruthless criminal to devoted father and crusader against organized crime.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A vivid portrait of a New York mobster-turned-government witness.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Convincing detail and powerful clarity . . . Taylor shows us a man whose love of his sons is so obsessive that he will do anything to protect them.”
—Stuart Woods, New York Times bestselling author

“The portrayal of life in the Mob [is] accurate . . . very moving.”
—Joe Pistone, New York Times bestselling author of Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451668674
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
386,099
File size:
17 MB
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