Number of page: 432
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 2013
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Reminiscent of Wiseguy, Mob Boss is a compelling biography from two prominent mob experts recounting the life and times of the first acting boss of an American Mafia family to turn government witnessAlfonso “Little Al” D’Arco, the former acting boss of the Luchese organized crime family, was the highest-ranking mobster to ever turn government witness when he flipped in 1991. His decision to flip prompted many others to make the same choice, including John Gotti’s top aide, Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, and his testimony sent more than fifty mobsters to prison.In Mob Boss, award-winning news reporters Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins team up for this unparalleled account of D’Arco’s life and the New York mob scene that he embraced for four decades.Until the day he switched sides, D’Arco lived and breathed the old-school gangster lessons he learned growing up in Brooklyn and fine-tuned on the mean streets of Little Italy. But when he learned he was marked to be whacked, D’Arco quit the mob. His defection decimated his crime family and opened a window on mob secrets going back a hundred years.After speaking with D’Arco, the authors reveal unprecedented insights, exposing shocking secrets and troublesome truths about a city where a famous pizza parlor doubled as a Mafia center for multi-million-dollar heroin deals, where hit men carried out murders dressed as women, and where kidnapping a celebrity newsman’s son was deemed appropriate revenge for the father’s satirical novel.Capeci and Robbins spent hundreds of hours in conversation with D’Arco, and exhausted many hours more fleshing out his stories in this riveting narrative that takes readers behind the famous witness testimony for a comprehensive look at the Mafia in New York City.
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MOB BOSS: The Life of Little Al D’arco, the Man Who Brought Down the Mafia Veteran New York reporters tell the story of a Mafia kingpin’s rise to power, his decision to leave the mob and his role in testifying against his former partners in crime.Leading Mafia authority Capeci (Wiseguys Say the Darndest Things: The Quotable Mafia, 2004, etc.) and former New York Daily News reporter Robbins (Investigative Reporting/CUNY School of Journalism) use hours of interviews with
- jeremy dryden
Great History This book isn’t full of a lot of ego and exaggerations! Tells a good story with lots of history and with depth!
- andrew hampton
Mob Boss One of the best Mafia books i have read. Hard book to put down once you start reading it.
- nicholas slade
Mob boss Good book interesting recommended
- Bernadette Carter
Mob Boss Very interesting, New spend on rats.
- Neil Mckeown
Nicely written but a bit dull It gets good near the end but for me is a bit slow
- andrew kwadijk
Mob Boss If you liked reading “Wise Guy” you will love this book ..
- Daryl Marciniak
- Brett Ramsey
Loved it A Must read
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