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Re: Mafia Books [Re: GerryLang] #767924
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Originally Posted By: GerryLang
The Vinny Basciano book was awful, really awful. There was no substance, whole decades of his life were glossed over, and no new info, it should of been a chapter in the Joey Massino book.

The Al D'arco book was disappointing but very readable. Too much hisforical stuff and not enough about the actual "life." I don't know how his junkie son got his button.

The Leonetti book was awesome, one of the best mob books I've read. Great insight into what was going on in that era starting with bruno getting wacked. The fight to take over the family with all the backstabbing and what not. The relationship with NY and all the stuff threy did. It did a great job of showing Scarfo as the psycho he was, Leonetti was just as evil if you ask me, though he downplays it.









I've been looking out for that book. Does he assassinate Casso and Amuso's characters like in Manhattan Mob Rampage? Talking crap about how Amuso was meek and Casso was a loon? The stuff about Amuso not being able to look D'Arco in the eyes has me rolling my eyes tbh. As did the sh*t about Amuso thinking he was "The Godfather".

As if Amuso got to where he was, pulling bodyguard duties for bigger guys when he was younger, making drug contacts all over the world, sticking his fingers in every pie and being named boss by being meek and not looking people in the eye.

And Casso was a functioning psychopath. He may have been borderline insane but it's a disservice to pretend he didn't have smarts.

D'Arco has some cheek coming out with stuff like this when he raised a junkie son and can't even be man enough to not use a silhouette when he's being interviewed.


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Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #767982
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Haven't read a mob book in awhile so bought rouge mobster about some guy mark Silverman who must be delusional. Just a dumb book about the Boston mob war in the 90tys. Says he got made by sonny rizzo in revere in 1995 at the age of 25. Just terrible book he says the luchese who were all screwed up by defectors in the earrly 90 tys was backing some crew to take out frank salemmi who was boss. Just a weird book. Do not buy. They wanted to take out frank so when Jr patriarca back as boss when he got out of jail. Jr broughtfrank in and made him capo and pushed him in as boss just strange book. You want a bBoston mob book underboss about jerry a that's it.

Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #768147
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The donnie brasco book was pretty good.

BTW does anybody know a good site where you can download ebooks?

Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #768158
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Anyone know where I would be able to read the D'Arco book for free or download it without unleashing the apocalypse?


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Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #768179
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A lot of libraries have inter-library loan now. Basically you can request a book online and your library will borrow it from another library around the country. It's pretty awesome. A great way to read out of print books and rare books.


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Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #769116
03/21/14 05:55 PM
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Anyone read Karen Gravano's book?


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Re: Mafia Books [Re: Moe_Tilden] #769131
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Karen Gravanos book is basically a copy of her fathers book Underboss. If you've read Underboss then don't waste your time reading mob daughter

Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #769384
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She just wrote it i guess for a quick buck..


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First And Foremost,The Mafia Is Made Up Of Thieves.
It Is Driven By Greed And Controlled By Fear.

Between The Law And The Mafia, The Law Is Not The Most To Be Feared

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Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #769497
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john veasy book is pretty good the guy is a nut and is sending threats threw the pages of the book constantly. I do believe he did get made burning the card and all. he said stanfa bought joey chang a chalkboard because he would just scream kill my brother mike all retarted after his shooting. even says joe chang would go to the cemetery and piss on his brothers grave. going to poke the wives of the merlino crew with a hiv needle crzy. he walked up to the news stand johnny chang owned and confronting him I kinda believe they guy he is a tool thou. he was in the philly war for 6months got made then flipped. no doubt in my mind his brother billy told merlino and co his brother john john was wearing a wire. someone must have told stanfa. who you take 3 bullets to the head and live is nuts. good book. he said Sammy gravano was making guys into like a rat family, I believe it cause he was caught on wire tap talking to another Gambino rat about making a family in Arizona. Sammy the bull was a weirdo serial killer. the book real short and real funny. he should have joined merlino side.

Re: Mafia Books [Re: pmac] #769502
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I just ordered Andrew Didonato's book.

Re: Mafia Books [Re: pmac] #769892
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Originally Posted By: pmac
john veasy book is pretty good the guy is a nut and is sending threats threw the pages of the book constantly. I do believe he did get made burning the card and all. he said stanfa bought joey chang a chalkboard because he would just scream kill my brother mike all retarted after his shooting. even says joe chang would go to the cemetery and piss on his brothers grave. going to poke the wives of the merlino crew with a hiv needle crzy. he walked up to the news stand johnny chang owned and confronting him I kinda believe they guy he is a tool thou. he was in the philly war for 6months got made then flipped. no doubt in my mind his brother billy told merlino and co his brother john john was wearing a wire. someone must have told stanfa. who you take 3 bullets to the head and live is nuts. good book. he said Sammy gravano was making guys into like a rat family, I believe it cause he was caught on wire tap talking to another Gambino rat about making a family in Arizona. Sammy the bull was a weirdo serial killer. the book real short and real funny. he should have joined merlino side.


cant believe that smart sammy wanted to build a family of RATS? thats a contradiciton in some way...

Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #770210
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I just finished Andrew Didonato's book , and I thought it was a page turner . I'm now gonna order the books written by Jack Garcia and Michael Franzese .

Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #770410
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Neil Dellacroce,

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Re: Mafia Books [Re: vitovito] #770903
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How are Greg b smith books ?

Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #770938
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Blood Oath by George Freselone IMO i thought was a good read. It's about the Nj branch of the philly family. What do others think about the book that have read it?


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Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #771268
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I just bought Wiseguys . How is it ?

Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #771806
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Just finished White Shotgun by Attilio Bolzoni about the Sicilian Mafia. Its an unusual book in that its made up entirely from actual words spoken by Mafia. Confessions, court documents bugs letters even a mafia rule book are used to tell the story of the Sicilian Mafia from the 60s to the present.
Its not a book I would normally go for because it appeared to be to disjointed. In fact at full price I've knocked it back many a time. But I got it from a discount store at a tenth of its cost. And I have to admit it works The story is told in a chronological order from the building rackets and cigarette smuggling of the 60s though the Heroin boom and the war of the 90s. Right up to the bleak outlook faced at present.
The Story is kept moving with expert narrative from the author and is a top class addition to the Sicilian story. In fact it raises some interesting questions I may put to the main Forum at some stage when I get round to it. Well worth a read

Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #772177
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This is both sad and funny at the same time. There´s a book out on Sal Scala, the Gambino member who passed in 2007. The info in the book comes from copied articles found on the internet. In the overview it says: "Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia [fucking MafiaWiki!!!] or other free sources online." And look at the price. The book costs $98.21. The original price was $102! Who would want to pay $98.21 for a book that contents info already available on the net??? Talk about an optimistic writer/copyist!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/salvatore-scala-lambert-m-surhone/1103717090?ean=9786135037159


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Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #772541
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What about the book on Greg Scarpa? Somebody read it?

Re: Mafia Books [Re: USICILIANU] #772662
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Originally Posted By: USICILIANU
What about the book on Greg Scarpa? Somebody read it?


Not yet but I will since my library has multiple copies.

Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #772676
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http://books.google.ie/books?id=L62GGItm...one&f=false

Anyone read that book and listen to the accompanying CD? Any good?

I have to say that from reading the preview of the book, the writing style is cliched and kind of grating after a while; similar to Carlo.


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Re: Mafia Books [Re: USICILIANU] #772682
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Originally Posted By: USICILIANU
What about the book on Greg Scarpa? Somebody read it?
Yeah it's pretty good imo, little repetitive in some parts but worth the buy.


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Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #772903
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"Everybody Pays," by Maurice Possley & Rick Kogan. Good book about the murder of Billy Logan by Harry Aleman and the resulting fallout.

Re: Mafia Books [Re: njcapo35] #773416
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is there a lot of details about Scarpa?

Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #773419
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His prejudices killed him.

http://listverse.com/2013/04/17/10-fascinating-facts-about-western-history/

http://articles.philly.com/1992-08-17/news/25988345_1_hospital-blood-bank-sebollena-gangster-blood

If you check the links at the bottom of his Wikipedia age, there is a fountain of info too.

The doctor that operated on Scarpa is possibly an even more deplorable human being than him. Ironic.

http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/malpractice-suit-sex-crimes-doc-article-1.762778

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Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #773426
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He surely was a bastard, but his life is very interesting, if it is true what they're saying about him, about what he did for the FBI and everything...

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I'm reading contract killer the story of tony the Greek frankos. Not bad some bs, the Greek didn't think much of joey gallo

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Originally Posted By: ctsguy
I'm reading contract killer the story of tony the Greek frankos. Not bad some bs, the Greek didn't think much of joey gallo


There's only a few peple who think very highly of Joey Gallo

Re: Mafia Books [Re: Turi Giuliano] #774011
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There's very several books on Rothstein, can anyone recommend one?

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I just got Mafia Prince

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