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Mammoth Book of the Mafia

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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. Book Description 30 first-hand accounts of life inside the mafioso and living outside the law. From the Back Cover 30 true stories of life inside the American Mafia, Sicilian Cosa Nostra, Camorra and ’Ndrangheta This is the largest ever collection of insider accounts of life in the Mob, written by prominent former mafiosi, infiltrators and award-winning writers. It contains first-hand confessional 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. The Mammoth Book of the Mafia takes you deep inside the world of men you wouldn’t want to cross. Robinson www.constablerobinson.com £7.99 Author Bio Nigel Cawthorne is the author of Military Commanders, and Vietnam – A War Lost and Won. His writing has appeared in over a hundred and fifty newspapers, magazines and partworks – from the Sun to the Financial Times, and from Flatbush Life to The New York Tribune. He lives in London.