Jerry Capeci is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Mafia and organized crime. He covered the crime beat for both the New York Daily News and the New York Post (and was the only newspaperman to sneak his way into Carlo Gambino’s funeral in 1976) for more than 20 years. He is the co-author of Murder Machine, the terrifying saga of Roy DeMeo’s bloodthirsty Mafia crew, and Gotti: Rise & Fall. A native of the mean streets of Bath Beach, Brooklyn, he now lives in Manhattan.
The author adds too much personal opinion into the text.
Like many modern Cosa Nostra members, Gotti violated the traditional Mafia "10 Commandments" and lived an ostentatious lifestyle that became his downfall.
This book was accurate and for someone who is intrested and enjoys reading about John Gotti this is a great book for you to read.
John Gotti was the face of the New York Mafia for the 1980's, Gene Mustain and Jerry Capeci were the New York Mob reporters at that time, they watched Gotti's drama unfold and had... Read morePublished on August 2, 2012 by Justin Callahan
I'm assuming that the newer editions are similar to the original 1988 edition.
This book shows how difficult it is to understand criminals and criminal activity. Read more
The author adds too much personal opinion into the text. If you're looking for straight facts, all the personal opinions can be really annoying to sort through. Read morePublished on February 14, 2011 by JK
John Gotti started out as a nobody from Queens,New York, who would later become the biggest know name in the mafia today. Read morePublished on April 7, 2003