Mob Boss

Mob Boss

The Life Of Little Al D'Arco, The Man Who Brought Down The Mafia

Book - 2013
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Reminiscent of Wiseguy , Mob Boss is a compelling biography from two prominent mob experts recounting the life and times of the first acting boss of an American Mafia family to turn government witness

Alfonso "Little Al" D'Arco, the former acting boss of the Luchese crime family, was the highest-ranking mobster to ever turn government witness when he flipped in 1991. His decision to flip prompted many others to make the same choice, including John Gotti's top aide, Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, and his testimony sent more than fifty mobsters to prison.

In Mob Boss, award-winning news reporters Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins team up for this unparalleled account of D'Arco's life and the New York mob scene that he embraced for four decades.

Until the day he switched sides, D'Arco lived and breathed the old-school gangster lessons he learned growing up in Brooklyn and fine-tuned on the mean streets of Little Italy. But when he learned he was marked to be whacked, D'Arco quit the mob. His defection decimated his crime family and opened a window on mob secrets going back a hundred years.

After speaking with D'Arco, the authors reveal unprecedented insights, exposing shocking secrets and troublesome truths about a city where a famous pizza parlor doubled as a Mafia center for multi-million-dollar heroin deals, where hit men carried out murders dressed as women, and where kidnapping a celebrity newsman's son was deemed appropriate revenge for the father's satirical novel.

Capeci and Robbins spent hundreds of hours in conversation with D'Arco, and exhausted many hours more fleshing out his stories in this riveting narrative that takes readers behind the famous witness testimony for a comprehensive look at the Mafia in New York City.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250006868
1250006864
Branch Call Number: 364.1092 D'Arco -C
Characteristics: xii, 420 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Robbins, Tom

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akasq Oct 22, 2014

Lots of back round information.
Reading like a novel, great story.
"Can make this shit up"

4book1 Feb 05, 2014

The book tended to get overloaded with the many characters Mr D'Arco encountered during his criminal career which made the book less interesting.

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