The Ugly Rise and Fall of a New York Mobster
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Globe Pequot Press, The|
| Imprint:||Lyons Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $18.95|
| Book Description: |
A vain man of good looks but no family ties to the Mob, Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano worked his way up to acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, becoming its leader when official boss Joseph Massino went to prison in 2003. When the Mafia was crawling with secret operatives and informants caving to government pressure to flip, Basciano steadfastly obeyed the code of La Cosa Nostra. "I got faith in one guy," he said during a secretly taped meeting. That...