The Valachi Papers

The Valachi Papers

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In the 1960s a disgruntled soldier in New York's Genovese Crime Family decided to spill his guts. His name was Joseph Valachi. Daring to break the Mob's code of silence for the first time, Valachi detailed the organization of organized crime - from the capos, or bosses, of every Family, to the hit men who "clipped" rivals and turncoats. With a phenomenal memory for names, dates, addresses, phone numbers - and where the bodies were buried - Joe Valachi provided the chilling facts that led to the arrest of America's major crime figures. The rest is history. Never again would the Mob be protected by secrecy. For the Mafia, Valachi's name would become synonymous with betrayal. But his stunning exposé broke the back of America's Cosa Nostra and stands today as "the" classic about America's Mob, a fascinating tale of power and terror, big money, crime . . . and murder.

ISBN: 9780060507428

Published Date: January 1, 2003

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 277

Size: 8.06" l x 5.29" w x 0.89" h


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