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

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Joe Barrett

9 Hours 28 Minutes

HarperAudio

January 2015

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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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  • Tim O

    Very interesting read. John Alite gave unbelievable details about the life of a mobster. The only thing was at times it seemed like there was not any chronological order to the story.

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  • Brandi Newman

    Really liked this book. John Alite did a good job describing his point of view of how john a and john j ran the mafia and in turn how they ruined the mafia.

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  • Zachary Miller

    Great book about gambino family and jr gotti the worst acting mob boss in history John Alite lays out the real truth on the gotti family who ruined the mob

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  • Shawn Davis

    It's a great read for people already familiar with New York organized crime and the Mafia. The narration is decent and not too long, it could have actually been longer. Alite talks mostly about his life with the Gottis and not to much about himself which is good if you want a story that's strait to the point.

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