Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia

Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia

by George Anastasia

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ISBN-13: 9780062346896
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 118,766
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

George Anastasia, who spent more than thirty years reporting on crime for the Philadelphia Inquirer, is the grandson of Sicilian immigrants who settled in South Philadelphia. He is the author of six books of nonfiction, including Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob—the Mafia’s Most Violent Family (which Jimmy Breslin called the “best gangster book ever written”); The Last Gangster; and The Summer Wind: Thomas Capano and the Murder of Anne Marie Fahey. He lives in southern New Jersey.

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Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Laura Rodriguez More than 1 year ago
Instead of just reveling in the sensationalist violence and iniquity of the mafia lifestyle, Anastasia’s tells the story of the rise and fall of the Gotti family through a surprisingly human lens. Thanks to John Alite’s testimony, the reader is able to see into the real goings on of the Gotti family, tearing away the veneer of glamour and honor and family to reveal a world fueled by self-interest and betrayal. Anastasia grips the reader through his fast-paced retelling of Alite’s life with the Gottis, starting with his first encounters with the soon-to-be crime boss and ending with the fateful trial where Alite testifies against Gotti’s son, Junior. The reader watches as Alite works his way up the food chain, busts some heads, and learns the intricacies of the many businesses run by the mafia ranging from gambling, drugs and prostitution to valet parking. We see Alite navigating the complex social environment where anyone (but the Gottis of course) can become expendable and where “friends” do not truly exist. Alite’s testimony is straightforward and does not shy away from the terrible things that he has done in his life. This makes him almost endearing despite being a criminal. In the end, this book tells Alite’s story from his own perspective and invites the readers to make the same decision that the jurors of the Junior Gotti case had to make all those years ago: “Is he believable?”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading the candor and insight thzt this book offers.
fv38 More than 1 year ago
My enjoyment was increased because I used to live in Woodhaven. I am 76 and did not know John Alite but I know people who did.
shagNC More than 1 year ago
fery good read.more than regular reports of incidents. gives an inside look at the family.
Chele12 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book if you like unfiltered.. fearless .. transparent .. undeniably well told and well written.. I see a sequel and will buy that one too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth reading