Boss of Bosses: The FBI and Paul Castellano review Æ 104

Summary Boss of Bosses: The FBI and Paul Castellano

Boss of Bosses: The FBI and Paul Castellano review Æ 104 ✓ Paul Castellano headed New York's immensely powerful Gambino crime family for than ten years On December 16 1985 he was gunned down in a spectacular shooting on Manhattan's fashionable East Side At the time of his death Paul Castellano was under indictment So were Ings led to eight criminal trials And this bookAgents Joe O'Brien and Andris Kurins planted that mike They listened to the voices Now they bring you the most revealing look inside the Mafia ever in the Mafia's own words. Sheds a bit light on big Paulievery honest very well written

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Paul Castellano was under indictment So were most of the major Mafia figures in New York Why Because in 1983 the FBI had hidden a microphone in the kitchen of Castellano's Staten Island mansion The 600 hours of recornd. Something so simple as a recording device can lead to a really interesting book 'The Sopranos' this wasn't although I'm sure I heard Tony Soprano in my head at than one point rest in peace James Galdofini but a book about the time before the 'Teflon Don' 'Wiseguy' and 'The Sopranos' a simpler time but the book doesn't glorify the business either A really good book that I would recommend

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Boss of Bosses The FBI and Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano headed New York's immensely powerful Gambino crime family for than ten years On December 16 1985 he was gunned down in a spectacular shooting on Manhattan's fashionable East Side At the time of his death. Take an intimate look at one of the most powerful Mafia bosses in US history via a wire tap snug inside his palatial home add the engaging colorful ghostwriting of Laurence Shames and you get a stunning honest and poignant ride through the fascinatingly complex humanity of the underworld Unlike the plethora of books and movies that glorify American mobsterhood this exposé reveals the mundane insipid tedious fallible and sometimes pathetic lives of gangsters while granting deference and reverence when deference and reverence are due Rather than either celebrating or loathing the characters and their nefarious pursuits the writers present a relatively unbiased account of their existence never denying the Family their humanness nor frailty And if the authors do err on the side of callousness after all they are in law enforcement and writing from the perspective of an enemy camp they do so undoubtedly aided by the prodigious literary skills of Shames in a surprisingly considerate respectful manner The same candor through use of wire taps that makes for such captivating reading left their FBI superiors fuming and both agents had to leave the bureau in an unwitting deal that allowed them to collect royalties on the book And despite the often dubious intimacies of Paul Castellano's life the authors share with the reader the Boss of Bosses prestige was inadvertently but not surprisingly enhanced by the book and the Godfather's notoriety has since gone from a relatively unknown to legendary status But it's not his legend but rather his volatility that provides the book with its biting intrigue and strength