Gotti's Rules

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    • $19.99

Publisher Description

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.

Joe Barrett
hr min
January 27

Customer Reviews

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If you hate it that bad why would you consider writing a review. Just ignore the stuff and move on. A bit childish don't you think?



Be advised: John Alite has been thoroughly exposed as a fraud. His story is fake and he was never affiliated with the Gotti’s in the way that he say. There is also ZERO evidence that he was the gangster he claims to be (was). Total fake!

700 Pages ,

There is nothing to be glorified by the Mafia.

There is nothing worth imitating about these lazy people, and there were no rules that were based on self discipline or careful strategy. Any responsible biography about these criminals should approach the subject with this in mind, it does not take a genius to control anything if you’re willing to beat or shoot your opponent in cold blood, and there is nothing businesslike about what they did or do. These lazy people took the shortest route to take what they wanted, and just because they used their stolen money to buy silk suits doesn’t make them any better or smarter than the thug who knocks over a liquor store for enough money for a quick fix.

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