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Gotti: The Rise and Fall
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 26 January 2014
The book is well titled, giving a great description of Gotti' s rise and fall. Three quarters of the way through I gave up, finding it difficult to keep up with a LOT of different names, agencies and area authorities. I decided to skim through to the ending but discovered some drama there that made me go back to where I was and finish it proper. Reflecting, it is presses on political angles on both sides of the law and gave a good description of a cat and mouse game. Excellent read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 31 March 2014
Definitely worth a read for anybody who is a fan of true crime, the New York City Mafia or just Gotti. Well written and provides a lot of background information.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 January 2014
Smashing insight to the gambino crime family and the life of John Gotti. Very detailed and well written. Top marks
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 March 2015
Seems to be factually correct, gives a good insight into the rise of Gotti and the agents trying to bring him down. The timeline of events is good.

The one criticism is that it is not always clear how true the excerpts of Gotti and others are. Clearly there was not an undercover mole/bug/tape present at every conversation. The author does clarify at the end that some of the conversations are based on what the informers have told him and deciphered through interviews/conversations and tapes.

A good read all in all as to how Gotti was brought down.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 October 2014
We have a morbid fascination with the underworld & this book offers insight into one of the most intriguing characters of modern Cosa Nostra. A great read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 March 2014
very well-written account most enjoyable read excellent detail could,nt put it down highly recommend it
one for the home library
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 October 2014
Would have liked an appendix to say what happened in his last 10 years. Otherwise an excellent book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 22 March 2015
Excellent book about the famous mob boss . Doesn't just tell a story but also reveals something sbout the personalities, motivations and chatacters of not only Gotti but also of his friends, cohorts and rivals. Can sometimes be a little difficult to keep track of all the people mentioned but I don't think this is the fault of the authors as it's true to life they had to account for all these people's roles within the story. Helpfully though when a charqcter hasn't appeared for a while they offer reminders of their previous story.
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on 28 July 2015
Read this book twice gets better every time! To read about John Gotti and the mafia family was brilliant. A must buy book for any body wanting to read about mafia and how they ruled America
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on 15 June 2015
Good book with lots of information and content. I would highly recommend this for any Cosa Nostra fans, and non fans too!
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