Gotti's Rules

Gotti's Rules

The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia

Book - 2015 | First edition
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The notorious Gotti family is the stuff of mob legend. The "Dapper Don," John Gotti Sr., and his son John A. "Junior" Gotti ran New York's powerful Gambino crime family and were well known for their flamboyant style and brutal ways. John Alite, a mob hit man, associate, and close friend of the Gottis, has a very different story to tell. An Albanian-American from Queens, Alite was an unlikely ally to the Italian mob, but with his street smarts he was eventually recruited to be Junior Gotti's muscle. Although he reaped the benefits of working under the powerful mob figure, Alite discovered firsthand that the legendary American Mafia--an organization that claimed to be built on honor and loyalty--was nothing more than a facade for hypocritical, manipulative, and greedy criminals. Following a harrowing sentence in a Brazilian prison, Alite was extradited to the United States in 2006 and agreed to help the feds put the crime family behind bars. In this book, veteran true-crime writer and prize-winning reporter George Anastasia gains unprecedented access to the Gotti family's stories and secrets, demystifying the larger-than-life legend.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Dey Street Books, an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, ©2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062346872
Branch Call Number: 364.1092 ANA 2015
Characteristics: 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Nov 15, 2015

Author George Anastasia offers a fresh perspective on the Teflon Don's legacy by collaborating with one of the Gambino Crime Family's most notorious foot soldiers. Using extensive interviews with John Alite - "Junior" Gotti's right hand man - the source material shatters many myths surrounding Gotti's reign in the late 1980s. While everyone saw him as the Dapper Don, the reality according to Alite was the exact opposite. Having his clothes picked out for him whenever he was out in front of the cameras, behind the scenes, Gotti was nothing more than a boorish thug who broke every rule that he expected his family to follow. But the real meat of the book deals with his kid, aka "Dumbfella." Whether all the facts in this book are true is debatable but true crime fans will love it!

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