doc Ö Mafia Summit ´ Gil Reavill
Mafia Summit is the true story of how a small town lawman in upstate New York busted a Cosa Nostra conference in 1957 exposing the Mafia to AmericaIn a small village in upstate New York mob bosses from all over the country Vito Genovese Carlo Gambino Joe Bonanno Joe Profaci Cuba boss Santo Trafficante and future Gambino boss Paul Castellano were nabbed by Sergeant Edgar D Croswell Interesting book I skimmed it I'm getting educated on the mafia but have found the material is pretty sobering There is really nothing positive about any of the mafia families or bosses or how they handled business They were filled with repugnant and evil people carrying out repugnant and evil agendas The most fascinating items involved the media and its portrayal of the mafia Pg 212 America's image of the mob and its recollection of the Apalachin summit is colored by overweening romanticization Who writes this stuff? English majors film students garret stranded authors They're the bookish nerds looking across the playground at the bullies the tough corner boys the ones who victimized them with repeated beat downs and random humiliations and in response the nerds create an underworld of their own imagining THEY INVENT THE FIGURE OF THE NOBLE MOBSTER my emphasis addedThere are no noble mobsters The fascinating world of The Godfather and Goodfellas and Boardwalk Empire? To uote the author overweening romanticization I wonder what Martin Scorsese would have to reply to that?
Gil Reavill ´ Mafia Summit ebook
Mafia Summit Rf battle with the powerful HooverDetailing mob killings the early days of the heroin trade and the crusade to loosen the hold of organized crime fans of Gus Russo and Luc Sante will find themselves captured by this momentous story Reavill scintillatingly recounts the beginning of the end for the Mafia in America and how it began with a good man in the right place at the right tim It was a bit dry but an interesting look at a world I am not at all familiar with These guys are messed up I will have to read and re watch the Godfather