Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia

Paperback | November 10, 2015

byGeorge Anastasia

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Honor and The Last Gangster—“one of the most respected crime reporters in the country” (60 Minutes)—comes the sure to be headline-making inside story of the Gotti and Gambino families, told from the unique viewpoint of notorious mob hit-man John Alite, a close associate of Junior Gotti who later testified against him.

In Gotti’s Rules, George Anastasia, a prize-winning reporter who spent over thirty years covering crime, offers a shocking and very rare glimpse into the Gotti family, witnessed up-close from former family insider John Alite, John Gotti Jr.’s longtime friend and protector. Until now, no one has given up the kind of personal details about the Gottis—including the legendary “Gotti Rules” of leadership—that Anastasia exposes here. Drawing on extensive FBI files and other documentation, his own knowledge, and exclusive interviews with insiders and experts, including mob-enforcer-turned-government-witness Alite, Anastasia pokes holes in the Gotti legend, demystifying this notorious family and its lucrative and often deadly machinations.

Anastasia offers never-before-heard information about the murders, drug dealing, and extortion that propelled John J. Gotti to the top of the Gambino crime family and the treachery and deceit that allowed John A. “Junior” Gotti to follow in his father’s footsteps. Told from street level and through the eyes of a wiseguy who saw it all firsthand, the result is a riveting look at a family whose hubris, violence, passion, and greed fueled a bloody rise and devastating fall that is still reverberating through the American underworld today.

Gotti’s Rules includes 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Honor and The Last Gangster—“one of the most respected crime reporters in the country” (60 Minutes)—comes the sure to be headline-making inside story of the Gotti and Gambino families, told from the unique viewpoint of notorious mob hit-man John Alite, a close associate of Junior ...

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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 detailThe Gotti family’s startling story has never been fully told until now. In Gotti’s Rules, veteran true-crime...

George Anastasia, who spent more than thirty years reporting on crime for thePhiladelphia Inquirer, is the grandson of Sicilian immigrants who settled in South Philadelphia. He is the author of six books of nonfiction, includingBlood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob, the Mafia's Most Violent Family, (which Jimmy Breslin called the "bes...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:November 10, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006234689X

ISBN - 13:9780062346896

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Loved the inside stories. If you believe Alite or the Gotti's it was a Great Read trying to tell who was telling the truth.
Date published: 2015-05-05

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There have been a lot of books about the mob but never one like this.