Author(s): George Anastasia
From “one of the most respected crime reporters in the country” (60 Minutes) comes a shocking and fascinating account of the violent rise and fall of the modern American mob, filled with eye-opening revelations and insider detail
The Gotti family’s startling story has never been fully told until now. In Gotti’s Rules, veteran true-crime writer and prize-winning reporter George Anastasia gains unprecedented access to the notorious Gotti crime family’s stories and secrets, including its fascinating “Gotti Rules” of leadership. Based on extensive FBI files and exclusive interviews with insiders and experts, particularly former insider and FBI informant John Alite—a mob hit man, associate, and close friend of the Gotti family—Anastasia’s page-turning account demystifies the infamous Gotti family and its larger-than-life legend and provides proof of shocking allegations against Gotti Jr. that have never before been confirmed.
“A fast-paced and compelling story that reads like a crime thriller.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
“George Anastasia [is] our most important chronicler of the decline and fall of Italian America’s dark glory, La Cosa Nostra.”—Bill Tonelli, former editor, Esquire and Rolling Stone
“This is the story of Alite—his crimes, flight from authorities, capture, prison experiences, extradition, and finally his testimony against Junior, whose trial ended with a hung jury. . . . Should appeal to true crime and mafia aficionados.”—Library Journal
Forget about pulp fiction, what Anastasia churns out is pulp-nonfiction. -- Philadelphia Weekly "A fast-paced and compelling story that reads like a crime thriller." -- Philadelphia Inquirer "[A] compelling, occasionally frightening, often surprising journey into the world of organized crime ... For anyone fascinated by organized crime, this is a must-read." -- Booklist Praise for George Anastasia: One of the most respected crime reporters in the country. -- 60 Minutes George Anastasia [is] our most important chronicler of the decline and fall of Italian America's dark glory, La Cosa Nostra. -- Bill Tonelli, former editor, Esquire and Rolling Stone Praise for Blood and Honor:Forget about it! This is the best gangster book ever written. -- Jimmy Breslin Praise for Mob Father:George Anastasia has crafted a gangland masterpiece. -- Jerry Capeci, former columnist, New York Daily News There have been a lot of books about the mob but never one like this. -- William Knoedelseder, author of Stiffed: The True Story of MCA, the Music Business and the Mafia
George Anastasia, who spent more than thirty years reporting on crime for the Philadelphia Inquirer, is the grandson of Sicilian immigrants who settled in South Philadelphia. He is the author of six books of nonfiction, including Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob, the Mafia's Most Violent Family, (which Jimmy Breslin called the "best gangster book ever written"); The Last Gangster; and The Summer Wind: Thomas Capano and the Murder of Anne Marie Fahey. He lives in southern New Jersey.