The Mammoth Book of the Mafia

The Mammoth Book of the Mafia

by Nigel Cawthorne

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Overview

30 inside stories of the American Mafia, Sicilian Cosa Nostra, Camorra and 'Ndrangheta

Images of life in the Mob pervade our film and TV screens, some glamorous, some horrific - what is the reality?

Investigative journalist Roger Wilkes has put together the largest ever collection of insider stories from prominent ex-mafiosi, infiltrators and award-winning writers. It contains tell-all accounts by the likes of:

Richard 'The Iceman' Kuklinski, the contract killer who claimed to have murdered over 200 people in a career lasting 43 years.

Frankie Saggio, who 'freelanced' for all five of New York's Mafia families, narrowly escaping assassination before being busted for a major scam.

Joey Black, the Hitman, chillingly professional murderer of 38 victims and regarded by many as the 'original Soprano'.

Albert DeMeo, the son of a gangster, who later became a lawyer.

'Donnie Brasco', real name Joseph Pistone, the FBI agent, who worked undercover in the Bonanno and Colombo crime families in New York for six years.

Tommaso Buscetta, the Sicilian mafioso, the first pentito, or informant, of real significance to break omertà. The two judges with whom he worked, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, were both later killed by the Mafia.

This is the reality of the world of men you wouldn't want to cross.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849012560
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 06/25/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 458,184
File size: 485 KB

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of a number of successful true crime and popular history books. His writing has appeared in over 150 newspapers, magazines and partworks - from the Sun to the Financial Times, and from Flatbush Life to The New York Tribune. He lives in London.

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