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This review is from: Family Affair: Greed, Treachery, and Betrayal in the Chicago Mafia (Mass Market Paperback)
How did a book like this get published? It seems to be nothing more than a few transcripts that are publicly available on the DOJ website,common knowledge, noncommittal analysis and sensationalized accounts of uninteresting events all woven together in an erratic narrative. There's no bibliography and no index. It leaves readers with the impression that the Outfit is still a force to be reckoned with, which it isn't.
In my humble opinion, Giancana has written one good book: Double Deal with M. Corbitt.
Double Cross was entertaining, though I personally regard it as pulp fiction. I suggest that Giancana should enlist the help of one Joseph Fosco who maintains a blog called American News Post. Mr. Fosco is the #1 source of Outfit info on the Internet today. (But be advised of the presence of a very prolific troll named Logic in the blog's threads.)
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Initial post: Jun 1, 2011 11:41:51 AM PDT
Bill Lomey says:
My advice would be for you not to believe everything you read. Joseph Fosco is a con man with a serious drinking problem. His knowledge of the outfit is common knowledge for anyone that grew up in the area he did.
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