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Mob Boss: A Biography in Blood Paperback – November 19, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Power City Press; First Edition edition (November 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615230733
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615230733
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #703,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mike Hudson is founding editor of the Niagara Falls Reporter. His previous books are Niagara Falls Confidential and Diary of a Punk.

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Mike Hudson was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Feb. 2, 1956. At the age of 16, he dropped out of school, hitchhiking throughout the United States and Mexico before joining the United States Army. By the time he was 21, he was an editor for Cleveland's Sun Newspapers, and also released his first record with the Pagans, the seminal American punk rock group he co-founded with his brother, Brian. The band released a short stack of classic singles, including "Six and Change," "What's This Shit Called Love?" "Dead End America," and "Not Now, No Way."

Touring and recording steadily for the next two years, Hudson left the newspapering business and began publishing fiction in the fanzines of the nascent punk rock movement. By 1980, the Pagans had broken up, and he founded Terminal Records, a label that released the work of more than 20 bands, many of which appeared on the groundbreaking "Cleveland Confidential" LPs. The Pagans reformed briefly in 1982-83, releasing the classic "Pink Album."

In 1984, Hudson moved to the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania to work as a crime reporter at the "Corry Evening Journal," a small daily newspaper. "Buried Alive," a compilation album that included all of the Pagans studio tracks from the 1970s came out in 1986 to much critical acclaim. This led to another series of tours. Hudson continued publishing journalism and short fiction, moving to New York City in 1992 to work as a literary critic at the "Irish Echo" newspaper. A spoken word collection of his fiction, "A Monster and the Devil," was released around this time.

In New York, Hudson recorded his first solo album, as well as two new spoken word albums. Around the turn of the century, he moved to Niagara Falls, where he founded his own tabloid, the "Niagara Falls Reporter." He also published five books, including "Niagara Falls Confidential," "Diary of a Punk," "Mob Boss" "Jetsam" and "Never Trust the World." Hudson's reputation grew, culminating in 2011 with a nationwide book tour.

Soon, Hudson found himself living in Los Angeles, where he would write his novel, "Fame Whore," and record his first album in 15 years, "Hollywood High." His writing has appeared in publications as diverse as "Radar," "Field & Stream," "Hustler," the Associated Press, "Master Detective," and the "New York Post." His 18 albums have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and charted in "Rolling Stone." Today, Hudson often appears as an extra in Hollywood feature films and television programs such as "True Blood" and "Glee."

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sal Riina on January 6, 2009
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Mob Boss was a descent book, as to the fact it pertains to the inner workings of the Magaddino family. However, he re-used articles that were in the paper that he owns (Niagara Falls reporter)....you could find those online. All in all, the information was pretty solid, but it could have been alot more in depth and for a $20 paperback book, should have been alot longer than 100 pages. My advice is to get the book from someone who already has it because it is a pricey read for the amount of pages you get (I finished it in about 3 hours!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Willem De Blank on April 5, 2012
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I must say I really liked everything about this book. It surely was a cliffhanger.
It provides a lot of new information from beyond the Niagara falls. For its only 112 pages long, it definitely gives you enough to read and think about.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steven Corio on April 4, 2012
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I grew up in Niagara Falls .Mike is right on with this book.I heard all the stories about the mob.I work in a pizza place back in high school.The mob boss son would come in on Friday at 7:45pm to pick up his pizza.Always will dress nice car .I was sixteen years old I would bring him his pizza.Respectfully say hello he would always tell the owner give the kid a glass of wine on me.Before he walked out the door the wine was in my hand.Like I said I was only sixteen .Mob was always respected back then.They did'nt deal drugs.They made city a nice place to live.Today no mob and the city looks like a third world cesspool.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keri A Kresler on May 14, 2011
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Not just another mob book. Although I like the genre, I loved this book because of the writing- bare, spare, dirty-knuckled writing. Who knew that Niagara Falls had such a big mob scene? Well, I know now.
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