The Little Black Book of Mafia Wisdom: Secrets, Lies, Tricks, and Tactics of the Organization That Was Once Bigger Than U.S. Steel

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“Don’t let your tongue be your worst enemy.” —John “Sonny” Franzese

“You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.” —Al Capone

“I never lie to any man because I don't fear anyone. The only time you lie is when you are afraid.” —John Gotti

Despite the fact that secrecy is vital to the Mob, mobsters have revealed themselves to be notorious gossips, prone to bragging, and even outrageous loudmouths. Delve into the inner workings of the Mob and the mindset of those who run it ...

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The Little Black Book of Mafia Wisdom: Secrets, Lies, Tricks, and Tactics of the Organization That Was Once Bigger Than U.S. Steel

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Overview

“Don’t let your tongue be your worst enemy.” —John “Sonny” Franzese

“You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.” —Al Capone

“I never lie to any man because I don't fear anyone. The only time you lie is when you are afraid.” —John Gotti

Despite the fact that secrecy is vital to the Mob, mobsters have revealed themselves to be notorious gossips, prone to bragging, and even outrageous loudmouths. Delve into the inner workings of the Mob and the mindset of those who run it through these mesmerizing quotes from some of the smoothest and most dangerous criminals, real and fictional, who ever made headlines. Whether they’re spilling to their lawyers or making blood-chilling threats, mobsters reveal startling insights on leadership, guilt, and loyalty. While at times shocking, crude, and even unintentionally funny, these quotes also help us to see the humanity behind these dark bosses of the underworld . . . and give us a little insight into the dark side of our own natures, as well.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620871928
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,319,606
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Wesley Jacques is a New York-based writer and editor. This is his first book. He is a graduate of Tufts University. While he admits no connection to the mob, he has seen a movie or two and may or may not have a body in the trunk of his car.
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