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Colombo: The Unsolved Murder Paperback – December 8, 2015
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"An enlightening book on someone many knew little about from an extremely devoted son and a wise author."
About the Author
Anthony Colombo was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He worked along side his father with the Italian-American Civil Rights League and was features on CBS, NBC, FOX, and ABC and numerous other TV and radio stations. After over 40 years of remaining silent, Anthony Colombo has decided to speak about his life beside his father. Don Capria was born in Westchester County, New York. He began working as a music video director while learning to draft screenplays. He has directed and produced content in both scripted and non scripted and in 2013 made his directorial debut with his short film, Eulogy.
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Not typically my "genre" based on the title, but I am soooo glad my friend recommended this book!
It's a great story of struggle, strength, family and the determination it takes to pursue the American Dream.
Author and son Anthony Colombo defends his father as one who spent his time defending civil rights of Italian individuals in the country and primarily New York City. Joseph Colombo's role in heading the Italian Civil Rights League in 1970 and 1971 at Columbus Circle was to promote the Italian Americans and debunk the stereotype of Italians being gangsters. The 1971 rally is where the assassination attempt took place on Colombo and put him in a coma for the next several years before he eventually succumbed to his injuries.
The book concludes with the various scenarios as to who was behind the assassination. The lone gunman, Joey Gallo, Carlo Gambino, and the F.B.I.--C.I.A. theories are a few of the possibilities. Anthony Colombo believes it was the latter who was responsible. I liked the book but I thought it contained significant filler such as a chapter on the movie The Godfather.
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First, this book describes the grit, courage, and will of a man who...Read more
And what lead up to his death.lot's of the issues about the FBI in this book are coming to pass today
Great read and very detailed also keeps you wanting more and hate putting it down I recommend it. 1