Carmine the Snake

Carmine Persico and His Murderous Mafia Family

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Publisher Description

This true crime biography by a Mafia insider chronicles the hair-raising life of the notorious Colombo crime family boss.

In the golden age of organized crime, Carmine “The Snake” Persico was the King of the Streets. The defacto boss of the Colombo Mafia family since the 1970s, he oversaw major rackets and legendary gang wars. Suspected of committing scores of murders and ordering hundreds more, he was sentenced to 139 years in federal prison. Yet even behind bars he continued to exert power over a vast criminal empire with the help of his brother, Alphonse "Allie Boy" Persico.

In this blistering street-level account, “Mafia survivor” Frank Dimatteo teams up with veteran true-crime author Michael Benson to reveal the inside story of Carmine’s criminal career. Growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn, Carmine got an early start as the leader of the fearsome Garfield Boys. He was recruited into the Profaci and Colombo crime families before his bloody betrayal of the Gallo brothers.

This volume captures all the drama of Carmine’s infamous exploits—including his role in the ambush-slaying of Albert Anastasia—and the many courtroom trials where witnesses against him came down with sudden cases of amnesia.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2018
August 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Citadel Press
SELLER
Kensington Publishing Corp.
SIZE
3.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Jgwibc ,

Great read for anyone interested in the five families. Much inside

Picking& choosing from a host of great reads

canigetahotub3 ,

Great book

Great read from a man who was there

Wood54ollie ,

Good Read

One of my female ex-in-laws was very close to Junior in the late 60’s - early 70’s and she stayed in periodic touch with him for years after that. While I never met him, I’d heard a lot about him, so this book was a very fascinating read for me as I’ve always been curious about him.

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