Jersey Boy: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie Depaula
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Jersey Boy: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie Depaula

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  1 review
FINALLY, THE TRUE STORY of the Mafia s execution of Jersey City legend Frankie DePaula can be told: -Was his world title bout with Bob Foster fixed by the Mob?
-Did the Mob kill Pat Amato, his first manager, in order to pave the way for him to sign with their front man Gary Garafola?
-How did he come to be involved in a notorious heist of $80,000 worth of electrolytic copp...more
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published May 27th 2010 by iUniverse
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Ed
May 13, 2013 Ed rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cynthia Huntington
Recommended to Ed by: Gene Duffy
I grew up in Jersey City and knew Di Paula indirectly. as akid, I spent time hanging around the pool hall, Billiard Time, mentioned in the book as a Di Paula hang out. I was also very familiar with his reputation as a ferocious street fighter and bully. I knew his story in broad strokes. I went to the garden with the JC crowd to see him fight Dick Tiger. What a night.

Makinde fleshes out Di Paula's story in a very real way, creating a tragic tale of what might have been that in every way rivals...more
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