Unless you get really lucky, and find a copy squirreled away in the wrong section of your local bookstore, you won't be able to get a first printing of Mob Boss: The Life Of Little Al D'Arco, The Man Who Brought Down The Mafia. But there are still plenty of second print versions of the hardcover available as gifts or for your own reading pleasure.
Because of the heavy demand, Thomas Dunne Books went to the well again for a second printing of Mob Boss, the book that The New York Times called a "gripping, novelistic biography – a bulls-eye."
The mass market, paperback version is due out in March, but you can still pick up a copy of the hard cover at your favorite bookstore, or, as Claude Raines might say to Humphrey Bogart, from any number of the usual online suspects: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and BooksAMillion, as well as an independent book seller near you.
See why Mob Boss has been praised by Pete Hamill, Jimmy Breslin, Nicholas Pileggi, Mister District Attorney Robert Morgenthau – as well as readers everywhere.
Mob Boss is also available in a special BIG PRINT edition. And for those who would rather hear every word of the 406 page book read to them, Mob Boss is also available on an MP3 CD from Tantor Audio.
December 18, 2014
This Week in Gang Land
Santa's Made A List And Checked It Twice; No Christmas Gifts On The Waterfront
T'is the week before Christmas, and in a fitting tribute to the season, a Genovese mobster and two ousted dockworkers' union executives have agreed to plead guilty to a Christmastime extortion scam that the powerful crime family ran on the New Jersey waterfront for more than 30 years, Gang Land has learned.
Genovese soldier Stephen (Beach) Depiro and two former International Longshoremen's Association executives – Albert (Bull) Cernadas, the former president of Local 1235, and Nunzio LaGrasso, the ex-vice president of Local 1478 – are slated to cop plea deals to extortion conspiracy and labor racketeering charges tomorrow in Newark Federal Court. The plea agreements have not been filed yet, but sources say they carry recommended prison terms of about three years.
The trio are the last remaining defendants in the only still pending case stemming from the arrests of 127 mob-connected defendants on Mafia Takedown Day nearly four years ago. The case was a throwback to the bad old days of On the Waterfront-style schemes in which mobsters and their designated union stooges preyed on hard-working laborers.
A powerful mobster stood up in court at his sentencing last week to say what gangsters often say when facing the music: He wanted to apologize to his wife and family for letting them down. In fact, he said, he was "sorry for the whole thing." And then the judge exploded.
Contrary to news headlines and stories you may have seen, heard or read last week, Gambino underboss Frank Cali has not been arrested, and he is not on his way to Italy to fight drug and weapons trafficking charges that are related to the two-country crackdown earlier this year that led to the arrests of 24 gangsters in the U.S. and Italy.