Book Reviews – “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 4”

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5.0 out of 5 stars BRUNO DOES IT AGAIN, February 20, 2013

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RJ Parker “Bestselling & Award-Winning Author” (Toronto) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 4 (Kindle Edition)

Just when you think you’ve read everything there is about NYC mobsters and gangs, Bruno comes up with more. Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 4 is another must have for the true crime collector. Bruno is the real deal when it comes to historical crime in the big apple.

 

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great way to spend 99 cents…, January 17, 2013

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This review is from: “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 4 (Kindle Edition)

“Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 4” is a great way to spend 99 cents. Bruno makes some great points about the Feds going after the decimated Italian Mob in America, when they should be concentrating on terrorists.

Also, I didn’t realize there were so many crooked cops in New York City, but I know that tradition goes all the way back to the late 1800’s.

All in all this book is a fun read. But maybe not so much, if you are a NY City cop.

 

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4.0 out of 5 stars Mobsters, gangs .crooks Vol.4, January 27, 2013

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The book was informative and fast reading, Joe Bruno did a great job. Read volums 1,2,and 3 already and looking forward to his next vol.

 

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4.0 out of 5 stars Palermo, Godfathers, and the Squadra Antimafia, February 24, 2013

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Joyce MetzgerSee all my reviews

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This is the history extention of crimes and criminals tied to the mafia. A detailed synopsis of the brotherhood of the Costra Nostra is not an engaging subject. Brought before the turn of the twentieth century into the United States from Sicily and Italy, the tentacles built of bones and blood were extremely fertile and ever greedy, able to entice and incorporate new members and victims.
We have learned of Castellano, Gambino, Genovese, Valachi, Riesel, DeLuca, Colombo, Franzese, Soprano, Johnny Dio, Jimmy Hoffa, Thomas Farese, Whitey Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. These are only a few names attached to heinous crimes. Many became involved because of intimidation, threats, pitiful living conditions, pride, need and greed.
The twin desires of money and power overshadowed and trapped men who finally realize that the Blood Oath lasts a lifetime. And, the Secrecy Oath meant no talking ever, to law officials or anyone not associated with the brotherhood under penalty of death. Death for self, wife, daughters, sons, parents, cousins, uncles or even aunts. No one receives a “get-out-of-jail” pass.
The brotherhood would back and protect their own, but the price, after warnings of broken bones, was the ultimate. The web spread to incorporate much of the United States. The Capos and Godfathers could not be lenient. If they detected weakness, it was labeled as being traitorous. Originally, this life carried glamorous overtones. To penniless waifs, the seduction was irresistible. But, insatiable greed fosters cruel repercussions. The monsters maim, then slaughter weaker subjects. This fact has been verified many times in many horrific ways.
This book by Joe Bruno, and his insightful forerunner books, should act as clear preventive warnings. These are cutting edge, real life horror stories, not inventive fantasies. Swallow bitters, take the medicinal pill, go to bed, and try to ignore the fact, that evil does exist, and vendettas destroy everyone.

 

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