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Re: Mafia Books [Re: Beanshooter] #970351
04/29/19 02:05 AM
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Host Steven Pacheco for the Trace Evidence Podcast

The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen



The stuff about Marilyn Monroe (and the Kennedys) begins around 35:51


"It's nothing personal, Sonny....... It's strictly business."


Re: Mafia Books [Re: U talkin' da me ??] #970354
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Just finished Anthony Destefano's bio of Frank Costello, "Top Hoodlum." Destefano wrote a brilliant bio of Joe Massino. His Costello book isn't quite in the same league. He gives great detail on Costello's personal life and how he built his fortune. But there's practically no detail on how he ran the Luciano Family for 20 years--nothing that shows him as a Don, rather than an enterprising criminal businessman. Still, it's head and shoulders above the usual Mob bios.


Ntra la porta tua lu sangu sparsu,
E nun me mporta si ce muoru accisu...
E s'iddu muoru e vaju mparadisu
Si nun ce truovo a ttia, mancu ce trasu.
Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #970363
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I still remember him writing re: an attractive Irish American FBI agent something like, "her brunette hair belied her Irish heritage."

Even though most Irish women have brunette hair. You would think with millions of Irish Americans in NY De Stefano would know what they look like.

It's the equivalent of me writing a book and saying "her Roman nose belied her Roman heritage."


In my thoughts, I use the technique of positive visualization.
Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turnbull] #972844
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Originally Posted by Turnbull
Just finished Anthony Destefano's bio of Frank Costello, "Top Hoodlum." Destefano wrote a brilliant bio of Joe Massino. His Costello book isn't quite in the same league. He gives great detail on Costello's personal life and how he built his fortune. But there's practically no detail on how he ran the Luciano Family for 20 years--nothing that shows him as a Don, rather than an enterprising criminal businessman. Still, it's head and shoulders above the usual Mob bios.


I just bought this book! I'm only a few chapters in, its not bad so far.

Free Book!! [Re: Turi Giuliano] #975833
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I just read this book, one read was enough. Short book. If anyone wants it just PM me an addy or po box, the deal is it would be right to pass it on to other members.
Wiretap: Listening in on America's Mafia https://www.amazon.com/dp/0671667971/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_y5NoDbDT5AW93

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Re: Free Book!! [Re: Turi Giuliano] #976862
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Just downloaded the Double Cross ( Sam Giancanna) - its on deck once I finish The Chin.

I’m about 70% through The Chin so its wrapping up.


Be Loyal, Be Loving, Be Quiet.
Re: Free Book!! [Re: DuesPaid] #976879
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Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Just downloaded the Double Cross ( Sam Giancanna) - its on deck once I finish The Chin.

I’m about 70% through The Chin so its wrapping up.


Nothing new in the Gigante book that would make it worth seeking out, right? Covers common ground and is basically like a load of old newspaper articles rehashed and extended into a book, yes?


In my thoughts, I use the technique of positive visualization.
Re: Free Book!! [Re: Turi Giuliano] #976896
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I enjoyed the Chin.I had never read the relationship between Tommy James and Morris Levy and Levy and Gigante.I had never read about the Capo that shot the 2 police and killing 1.There was quite a bit new stuff for me

Re: Free Book!! [Re: DuesPaid] #976905
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Originally Posted by Moe_Tilden
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Just downloaded the Double Cross ( Sam Giancanna) - its on deck once I finish The Chin.

I’m about 70% through The Chin so its wrapping up.


Nothing new in the Gigante book that would make it worth seeking out, right? Covers common ground and is basically like a load of old newspaper articles rehashed and extended into a book, yes?


Pretty much. The author did a great job, but if you have already read a lot about the Chin it will just be going over and expanding on stuff you already know. A few interesting details here and there though. Get it if it's cheap.


Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Just downloaded the Double Cross ( Sam Giancanna) - its on deck once I finish The Chin.

I’m about 70% through The Chin so its wrapping up.


Double Cross is an interesting one. Written by Giancana's relatives so you get a real insight into the man, they don't pull any punches. But it also makes some very bold claims which I would call bullshit on. Still worth checking out though.

Re: Free Book!! [Re: Turi Giuliano] #977153
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Looking forward to it.


Other items I enjoyed about Chin were further details of his Brother the pRIEST and others.


Be Loyal, Be Loving, Be Quiet.
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