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Vinny Gorgeous: The Ugly Rise and Fall of a New York Mobster
A vain man of good looks, small means, and no family links to the mob, Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano steadily worked his way up to acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, becoming its leader when official boss Joseph Massino went to the clink in 2003. But at a time when the Mob was crawling with secret operatives and informants caving to government pressure to flip, ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Lyons Press
(first published January 1st 2013)
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Jan 01, 2016 Lee rated it it was ok
This book tells of the demise of the Bonnano family, it tells the story of Vinny Basciano a family member from the Bronx who rises to become Street Boss while Boss Joe Massino is in prison only to be brought down by the testimony of his own boss who became a cooperating witness. Ok read.