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The Valachi Papers (2003)
Front Cover Book Details
Peter Maas
Subject Mafia
Publication Date 3/1/2003
Format Paperback (220 mm)
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
Language eng

The First Inside Account of the Mafia

In the 1960s a disgruntled soldier in New York's Genovese Crime Family decided to spill his guts. His name was Joseph Valachi. Daring to break the Mob's code of silence for the first time, Valachi detailed the organization of organized crimefrom the capos, or bosses, of every Family, to the hit men who "clipped" rivals and turncoats. With a phenomenal memory for names, dates, addresses, phone numbers -- and where the bodies were buried -- Joe Valachi provided the chilling facts that led to the arrest and conviction of America's major crime figures.

The rest is history.

Never again would the Mob be protected by secrecy. For the Mafia, Valachi's name would become synonymous with betrayal. But his stunning exposÉ. broke the back of America's Cosa Nostra and stands I today as the classic about America's Mob, a fascinat ing tale of power and terror, big money, crime ... and murder.

Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 3
Read It Yes
Links Amazon US
Product Details
LoC Classification HV6789.M29
Dewey 364.14/06
ISBN 006050742X
Cover Price $12.95
Nr of Pages 304
First Edition No
Rare No