©2008 Philip Carlo; (P)2008 Tantor
engrossing, compelling, unsetdownable
The First Family by Mike Dash....
Same "personal" connection for me.
I'd probably remember more (as usual) if I'd read it, but it wouldn't be nearly as entertaining....Skylar is a talented reader.
What else, "Gaspipe".
No book has ever caused me to look into the locations of everything from resturants to "Social Clubs", to infamous "hits", as this book has. I'd highly reccomend using Google maps to view the present day locations of places mentioned in this book, mostly the Dyker Heights area of Brooklyn....mostly between 14th Av & 16th Av on 86th St., Brooklyn.
Not on a par with "I Heard You Paint Houses" but quite another inside story that will hold your attention, your ear and your imagination! It all started so honorably and is made, quite clear, how "this thing of ours" devolved into chaos and treachory. Well read by Alan Sklar too!!
This is honestly the worst book that I have read to date about La Costa Nostra. Very disappointing, the author is very biased.
The author gives great insight into the ups and downs that come as one ages. Very interesting look into how police and FBI conduct business with the mafia families. A must read if you enjoy Mafia history/tales. Gaspipe is a Machiavelli type leader. Uses his head instead of his muscle.
a delusional mafia wanna be
probably not - elementary metaphors in too much abundance in weird palces
nothing I could not get from Wikipedia
in addition to the sick perspective, the inclusion of complete testimony when a paraphrase would have provided the same value reminded me of my attempts to use as many words as possible in the 5th grade. It was a major waste of time; not because of the subject, but the way it was handled.
Avid audiobook addict!
Great historical explanation of the mob's decline. Fascinating--if you're a mob fan. Don't bother if you're not--this isn't literature.
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