- Taschenbuch: 256 Seiten
- Verlag: William Morrow Paperbacks; Auflage: Reprint (8. März 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0062009338
- ISBN-13: 978-0062009333
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 1,5 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.576.352 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Goodfella Tapes (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 8. März 2011
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As mob families go, the Philadelphia Mafia is the most dysfunctional familyof all—with brother turning against brother, sons turning on their fathers.In 1993, an embittered legacy of rivalry and hatred exploded into a brutal,bloody battle between old world mobster and the young, flamboyant JoeyMerlino. However, this would be warfare different from any other. This time, theFBI had it all down on tape.
Among the mobsters caught on tape:
John Stanfa, the violent, often irrational, paranoid old-school mob don battlinga new generation of savage young turks.
Rosario Bellocchi , the young Sicilian-born hitman in love with his boss’sdaughter, who would do anything to get ahead—even kill his best friend.
John Veasey, the two-hundred-pound mad dog hitman who once had to postponea hit—in order to visit his parole officer.
Drawing on four years of investigative work, and more than two thousandtaped conversations, veteran true crime journalist George Anastasia takes readersinside the world of mobsters at war, and FBI agents so close on their heels thatt hey even watched onehit unfold live through asurveillance camera.
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George Anastasia, who spent more than thirty years reporting on crime for the Philadelphia Inquirer, is the grandson of Sicilian immigrants who settled in South Philadelphia. He is the author of six books of nonfiction, including Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob—the Mafia’s Most Violent Family (which Jimmy Breslin called the “best gangster book ever written”); The Last Gangster; and The Summer Wind: Thomas Capano and the Murder of Anne Marie Fahey. He lives in southern New Jersey.
Overall, though, this is a very good story that really shows, I feel, the decline of organized crime in general. Not only are these guys incompetent, they really seem disorganized and you never get the feel that they are a mafia family, just a bunch of hoodlums playing wiseguy games. The whole "old mafia/new mafia" conflict really comes to light and eventually is the downfall of the Philadelphia mob. I also agree that "Murder Machine" is probably the best mob book I have read.
It's an overall good, quick read but there's better out there if you're not looking specifically to find out about the Philly Mob. A good buy is MURDER MACHINE by Gene Mustain and Jerry Capeci.
It's good to see that the FBI recordings are left untampered with so the "evidence" allows you to draw you're own conclusions. Although this sometimes proves confusing with many unfinished sentances and people cutting in to another's sentance.
I do recommend this book as it does provide a quick and cheap read which is quite fascinating.