The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld

The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld

by Tom Folsom

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ISBN-13: 9781602861039
Publisher: Weinstein Books
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,001,460
File size: 493 KB
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Tom Folsom is a writer, director, and producer of television documentaries for A&E and Showtime, and the coauthor of Mr. Untouchable: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Heroin’s Teflon Don written with its subject, drug-kingpin Nicky Barnes. He lives in New York City.

 

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The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writer i saw on tv show. Mobsters. Thought he was an expert on the gallos and would be as good a writer as selwyn. Folsom is all over the place and just irritates me with how bad this 10$ book is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad book, but just a somewhat on the surface book of the true madness of the Gallo brothers, especially Joey. Not much in this book about his formative years growing up in South Brooklyn. This book really does not grasp or capture the true underworld struggle and power grab that was going on at this time. It's a good book for the novice, but if you're famaliar with the story of the Gallo brothers and that era in South Brooklyn, you'll be a little disappointed. My only hope is that the movie is better than the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Folsom gets a little too into trying to be more like the beat poets of the 60's than trying to put together a cohesive narrative of Gallo and his history. Gave up halfway through the book.
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ParkSlope9 More than 1 year ago
This is a wild ride of a book. The Gallo boys--Crazy Joe, Kid Blast, and Larry--inspired everyone from Bob Dylan to Mario Puzo to Jimmy Breslin. Their charismatic leader, Joey, was a stylish young upstart whose mob revolution was inspired by the counterculture revolution happening simultaneously. Joey would conduct his "business" out in Red Hook and Bensonhurst, then go be-bopping with the Beats and other wrestless spirits in Greenwich Village. It's an incendiary tale and Folsom has a jazzy style of writing. And if you're a Mafia enthusiast, here you'll discover where phrases like "sleeps with the fishes" and "go to the mattresses" come from--the misfit Gallo gang! It's hilarious too--great fun to read!