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Mafia prince : inside America's most violent crime family and the bloddy fall of la cosa nostra

Author: Philip Leonetti; Scott M Burnstein; Christopher Graziano
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, ©2012.
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The author writes of his experiences as the underboss of the notorious Philadelphia Mafia in the nineteen eighties under his uncle Nicky Scarfo, and how he helped to bring down several powerful criminals by informing for the federal government.
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Named Person: Nicodemo Domenic Scarfo; Nicodemo Domenic Scarfo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Leonetti; Scott M Burnstein; Christopher Graziano
ISBN: 9780762445837 0762445831
OCLC Number: 778420880
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 312 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Act 1. Little Nicky & Crazy Phil ; In plain sight ; La cosa nostra (This thing of ours) ; Young Philip ; Uncle Nick ; Ducktown ; Yardville ; I'inizio (The beginning) ; The world's playground ; The resurrection ; Becoming a killer ; Sending a message ; The payback ; Losing control ; The big shot is dead ; The Ides of March, part I (1980) ; Blood oath ; Thank God for the American jury system ; The Ides of March, part II (1981) --
Act 2. The dawn of a new era ; The new king is crowned ; A whole new ballgame ; The fine art of revenge ; The prelude to a war ; An old foe returns ; The summer of '82 ; Taking a break ; Business as usual ; Cleaning the boat ; Falling apart ; Back in business ; Dead man walking ; Heading south for the winter ; Memories ; The underboss ; The beginning of the end ; US v. Nicodemo Scarfo, Philip Leonetti, et al. --
Act 3. Good-bye, good riddance ; The end of an era ; On the road again ; Starting over ; The diary of a madman ; Lost at sea ; Going home ; The back nine ; Looking back, moving forward ; The new millennium ; Que sera, sera.
Responsibility: by Philip Leonetti with Scott Burnstein and Christopher Graziano.
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A first-person account of the violent downfall of the traditional American Mafia in the final heyday of the 1980s.  Read more...

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