The Gotti Wars

The Gotti Wars
The Gotti Wars
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John Gotti was without a doubt the flashiest and most feared Mafioso in American history. He became the boss of the Gambino Crime Family in spectacular fashion—with the brazen and very public murder of Paul Castellano in front of Sparks Steakhouse in midtown Manhattan in 1985. Not one to stay below law enforcement’s radar, Gotti instead became the first celebrity crime boss. His penchant for eye-catching apparel earned him the nickname “The Dapper Don;” his ability to beat criminal charges led to another: “The Teflon Don.” 

This is the captivating story of Gotti’s meteoric rise to power and his equally dramatic downfall, written by Gotti’s legal adversary, John Gleeson, former Assistant US Attorney in Brooklyn. Armed with the FBI’s secret recordings of Gotti’s conversations with his underboss and consigliere in the apartment above Gotti’s Little Italy hangout, Gleeson indicted all three. He “flipped” underboss Sammy the Bull Gravano, killer of nineteen men, who became history’s highest-ranking mob turncoat—resulting in Gotti’s murder conviction. Gleeson ended not just Gotti’s reign, but eventually that of the entire mob. 


Author: John Gleeson
Print length: 348 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-9821-8692-0