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A Man of Honor
A Man of Honor
Author: Joseph Bonanno, Joe Bonanno
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ISBN-13: 9780312979232
ISBN-10: 0312979231
Publication Date: 1/20/2003
Pages: 416
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

2.7 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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"Friendships, connections, family ties, trust, loyalty, obedience---this was the 'glue' that held us together"

These were the priciples that the greatest Mafia "Boss of Bosses," Josheph Bonanno, lived by. Born in Castellammare del Colfo, Sicily, Bonanno found his future amid the whisky-running, riotous streets of Prohibitons America in 1924, when he illegally entered ht eUnited States to pursue his dreams. By the age of only twenty-six, Bonanno became a Don. He would eventually take over the New Yorkunderworld, igniting the "Castellammarese War," one of the bloodiest Family battles ever to hit New York City...

Now, in this candid and stunning memoir, Joe Bonanno likely a model for Don Corleone is the blockbuster movie "The Godfather" - takes readers inside the workd of the real Mafia. He reveals the inner working of New York' five families--- Bonanno, Gambino, Profaci, Lucchese, and Genovese-- and uncovershow the Mafia not only dominated local businesses, but also influence national politics. A facinationg glimpse into the world of crime, A MAN OF HONOR is and unforgettable account of one of the most powerful crime figures in America's history.

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Having heard many stories about Mr. Bonanno in my lifetime I wanted to read what he had to say about himself in his autobiography. Mr. Bonanno's long standing reputation of one of the most powerful crime figures in American history was interesting. I'm not gullible enough to believe he didn't leave out some of the happenings he didn't want to talk about, but I will say I felt he was pretty honest about alot more than I expected. He is a good author. He had an interesting life. I have finished the book feeling glad I read it. In real life Joe Bonanno was a nice guy. His "business" was how he made his money. Because I knew this when I picked up this book, it made it that much more interesting to read.