The Deeds of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today-- Generoso Pope, Sr., Power Broker of New York & Gene Pope, Jr., Publisher of the National Enquirer
This engrossing saga begins when Generoso Pope, Sr., just 15, flees Italy and his domineering father, sailing to America with only pennies in his pockets. He passes through Ellis Island in 1906 and soon finds work in the sand pits of Long Island, just as this coarse sand, mixed with cement, is becoming New York City's key building block. He becomes foreman, then president...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published September 29th 2010 by Philip Turner Book with Rowman & Littlefield
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The world of the mafia is something I often wonder about. I have wanted to read books about it, but I wasn't sure I would be able to find one that is actually believable. This book was not only believable, but its an honest to goodness true story. Its written by a son about both his father and grandfather's lives. It starts in a little town in Italy, and goes to New York, then finishes in Florida of all places. If you've ever had any kind of desire for a peek into a world involved with the mafia...more