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by Ernest Volkman,John Cummings

eBook Goombata: The Improbable Rise and Fall of John Gotti and His Gang epub
  • ISBN: 0316163910
  • Author: Ernest Volkman,John Cummings
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co; 1st edition (April 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 289 pages
  • ePUB size: 1447 kb
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The authors trace John Gotti's rise to power as the head of New York's Gambino crime family, offering a. .This is a readable story of John Gotti's rise in organized crime, ending shortly before the final prosecution that put the "teflon don" behind bars

The authors trace John Gotti's rise to power as the head of New York's Gambino crime family, offering a revealing inside look at the activities of the Mafia and at Gotti's struggle to the top of the criminal world. This is a readable story of John Gotti's rise in organized crime, ending shortly before the final prosecution that put the "teflon don" behind bars. While the author points out the pervasive criminal acts of organized crime, it's hard to escape the feeling that (as John Gotti), there are attractions to the "business" of organized crime. The author quotes one person as saying, "As a wiseguy, you can lie, you can cheat, you can steal, you can kill people - legitimately.

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Bibliographic Details Publication Date: 1990. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included.

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John Cummings and Ernest Volkman, the authors of Goombata, this new - and surely not the last - biography of Mafia don John Gotti, might have performed a useful service had they attempped to answer this question. But this is not something they are interested in doing. Their subject, after all, is the most mythic mobster of them all - indeed, the most mythic gangster since Al Capone

The authors trace John Gotti's rise to power as the head of New York's Gambino crime family, offering a revealing inside look at the activities of the Mafia and at Gotti's struggle to the top of the criminal world
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Celore
Well researched.
Ranicengi
An extremely readable and interesting accoubnt of John Gotti's rise. Emphasis is placed on the enviroment and friends that helped propel John Gotti to the top. But inherent in that formula it becomes clear that there is little satisfaction in the game. Friends turn on friends and illustrates the losing proposition of pursuing a criminal career even if one is perfectly suited to the task.
Doomblade
interested reading...enjoyed reading the book.
Rias
Great book fascinating reading
superstar
This book was originally published in 1990, and therefore, as other reviewers have pointed out, the ending just drops off the edge of the cliff, leaving the "hero" in jail awaiting trial.

Messrs. Cummings and Volkman, the co-authors, are described as "prize-winning journalists."

The book rolls along pretty well, although in the paperback version the typeface is small and paragraphs are large, and there is very little conversation, except what the authors apparently pulled from court transcripts. These, in turn, were often pulled from "bugs" planted by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies inside the "social clubs" used by Gotti and his goombata (like the Spanish compadres or compas).

So, this book is not much like a novel at all. To its credit, it is still absorbing reading, if, that is, you are one of those Mafioso groupies, like me. My grandfather was of Italian descent, so in my fantasies I'm "Skinny Al" Pedrone, riding shotgun with these very folks, my heroes.

In reality, of course, I'm a frightened little "punk," the kind these folks would have for lunch (were I edible, which I doubt).

Another reviewer wrote that too much of the book was devoted to Gotti's childhood. I felt just the opposite: I would like to have learned more about his early life. For example, very little is said about how he met and courted his wife.

I know: This type of personal information is difficult to obtain, unless you are talking to the subject himself. That's why I had the impression that the co-authors more or less rushed this book into print, to capitalize on Gotti's notoriety in 1990. They did not actually want to wait and write a thorough biography, because the reading public might lose interest fifteen years later.

They were right.

Diximus.
Vit
Imagine purchasing a book on the civil war whose first chapters are well written and informative and then as you progress through the book you start to read comments similar to "Robert E. Lee" was a great Union General and that" the South was fighting to end slavery" it would discourage you from reading any further this is what happen to me reading "Goombata" below are just some of the fractured facts contain in this book.

* Vito Genovese was an old school Sicilian-wrong he was from Naples
* Carlo Gambino's son Emmanuel was kidnapped and killed by an Irish Gang-wrong he was Carlo's nephew
* Paul Castillano was Carlo Gambino's son-in law-wrong they were cousins and brother in laws
* The Gallo Brothers had Joe Jelly killed and left a message to Profaci that he was sleeping with the fishes. Wrong it was Profaci that had Joe Jelly killed; Joe Jelly was with the Gallo's
* The Gallo Profaci war ended when Profaci died, wrong- it ended when Joey Gallo was sent to Attica for 10 years for extortion
* Vito Genovese and Albert Anastasia were friends that both hated Frank Costello-wrong it was Anastasia and Costello that were friends and one of the reasons that Anastasia was killed was because Genovese was worried about retribution from the "Mad Hatter" after the botched hit on Costello
With these types of fractured facts it makes the whole book suspect as to its accuracy -too bad it started out very well.
MilsoN
This is a readable story of John Gotti's rise in organized crime, ending shortly before the final prosecution that put the "teflon don" behind bars. While the author points out the pervasive criminal acts of organized crime, it's hard to escape the feeling that (as John Gotti), there are attractions to the "business" of organized crime.
The author quotes one person as saying, "As a wiseguy, you can lie, you can cheat, you can steal, you can kill people -- _legitimately_. You can do any ______ thing you want, and nobody can say anything about it. Who wouldn't want to be a wiseguy?"
not the best book i have read but not the worst.despite the book being flawed because it finishes before the final prossecution. it does offer a few good chapters and also throws down some opinions that s contradicted by other sources.like who did whack his body gaurd near the end of the book.some good photos but not exactly a work of art. if only he good have waited to find out what happened at the final prossecution then he could have definately called the rise and fall of john gottis crew .there are definatelly better mob books on the market but if you do want a different veiw then it may be worth checking out.
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