The Resource The Sinatra Club, by Sal Polisi and Steve Dougherty

The Sinatra Club, by Sal Polisi and Steve Dougherty

Label
The Sinatra Club
Title
The Sinatra Club
Statement of responsibility
by Sal Polisi and Steve Dougherty
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Mob was the biggest, richest business in America--too dangerous and too deadly to fail. Until it was destroyed from within by drugs, greed, and the decline of its traditional Crime Family values. And by guys like Sal Polisi. Born in Brooklyn, Polisi was raised on a family legacy as a member of the Colombos, one of the New York Mob's feared Five Families, and came of age when the Mafia was at the height of its vast wealth and power. He ran an after-hours gambling den, The Sinatra Club, a hangout for up-and-coming mobsters like the three wiseguys immortalized in Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas. For Polisi, the thrills of robbing banks, hijacking trucks, pulling daring heists--and getting away with it all, thanks to corrupt cops--were fleeting. When he was busted for drug trafficking, and already sickened by the bloodbath that engulfed the Mob as it teetered toward extinction, he flipped and became one of a breed he had loathed all his life--a rat. Here, Polisi paints a never-before-seen picture of the inner workings of a once extensive and secret underworld that, thanks to guys like him, no longer exists
Summary
The Mob was the biggest, richest business in America--too dangerous and too deadly to fail. Until it was destroyed from within by drugs, greed, and the decline of its traditional Crime Family values. And by guys like Sal Polisi. Born in Brooklyn, Polisi was raised on a family legacy as a member of the Colombos, one of the New York Mob's feared Five Families, and came of age when the Mafia was at the height of its vast wealth and power. He ran an after-hours gambling den, The Sinatra Club, a hangout for up-and-coming mobsters like the three wiseguys immortalized in Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas. For Polisi, the thrills of robbing banks, hijacking trucks, pulling daring heists--and getting away with it all, thanks to corrupt cops--were fleeting. When he wasbusted for drug trafficking, and already sickened by the bloodbath that engulfed the Mob as it teetered toward extinction, he flipped and became one of a breed he had loathed all his life--a rat. Here, Polisi paints a never-before-seen picture of the inner workings of a once extensive and secret underworld that, thanks to guys like him, no longer exists.--
Biography type
autobiography
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10129922
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Polisi, Salvatore
Dewey number
  • 364.1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1948-
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Dougherty, Steve
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True
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  • Polisi, Salvatore
  • Mafia
  • Organized crime
  • Gambling and crime
Target audience
adult
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my life inside the New York mafia
Label
The Sinatra Club, by Sal Polisi and Steve Dougherty
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn709673201
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 386 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781451642872
Lccn
2012000610
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)709673201
Label
The Sinatra Club, by Sal Polisi and Steve Dougherty
Publication
Control code
ocn709673201
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 386 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781451642872
Lccn
2012000610
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)709673201

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