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    Philip Bosco,Peter Maas
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    0694518700
  • ISBN13:
    978-0694518708
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    HarperAudio; Abridged edition (April 16, 1997)
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Peter Maas's is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Underboss. The main voice in the book is that of Sammy Gravano who, by force of character alone, rose to the dizzy heights of John Gotti's underboss

Peter Maas's is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Underboss. His other notable bestsellers include The Valachi Papers, Serpico, Manhunt, and In a Child's Name. He lives in New York City. The main voice in the book is that of Sammy Gravano who, by force of character alone, rose to the dizzy heights of John Gotti's underboss. The title Underboss seems to mean that Sammy gets to do everything concerned with running a multi-million dollar operation and Gotti gets to reap all the rewards. If anything the reader might get lost in all the names banded about in the book along with the ever switching allegiences.

Maas does a good job of making sense of all the ins and outs of the alliances and enmities between and within families, which makes this book an easy read. There is much in here that is not surprising - the lack of self-awareness and empathy of these gangsters for example. What is more interesting are the descriptions of how Gravano and his crew went about planning operations, and how the byzantine workings of Cosa Nostra played out on a day-to-day basis.

Philip Michael Bosco (September 26, 1930 – December 3, 2018) was an American actor

Philip Michael Bosco (September 26, 1930 – December 3, 2018) was an American actor. He was known for his Tony Award-winning performance as Saunders in the 1989 Broadway production of Lend Me a Tenor, and for his starring role in the 2007 film The Savages. He won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1988. Bosco was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Margaret Raymond (née Thek), a policewoman, and Philip Lupo Bosco, a carnival worker.

1. Underboss Maas, Peter and Bosco, Philip. ISBN 10: 0694518700 ISBN 13: 9780694518708.

Underboss is a 1997 biographical book based on the life of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. The book goes though Gravano's early life up to 1997, which does not cover his re-arrest

Underboss is a 1997 biographical book based on the life of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. The book goes though Gravano's early life up to 1997, which does not cover his re-arrest. The book's author is Peter Maas, who also wrote the book The Valachi Papers. The book is published by HarperCollins Publishing Company.

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In 1992, the highest-ranking member of the Mafia in America ever to defect broke his oath of silence and testified against his boss, John Gotti.Gravano's story is about starting out on the street, about killing and being killed, revealing the truth behind a quarter century of shocking headlines. It is also a tragic story of a wasted life, of unalterable choices and the web of lies, weakness and treachery that underlies the so-called Honored Society.

Ishnllador
This is a good book not only telling the story of Sammy the Bull Gravano, but it also goes into detail of the different ways the mafia made money. I found that fascinating. Going into detail what points meant (a vig), different schemes like trunking and what he called lumping in the construction business. Or how they would rob drug dealers $200,000 and pay tipsters off $10,000 send some money up the ladder and pocket the rest. Or stories of shylocking and how made members would borrow money at 1-1.5 points then turn around and lend at 2-3 points. I found those details very facinating. It was also interesting to hear stories of the inner structure of the mob and how the hierarchy worked.

This is definitely a a good read if you like the history of the mob. It may bother you if you think that this book is glorifying criminal activity. Objectively speaking I am ok with it because it is the story of Americana history told from first hand point of view that we would never have access to. Its an very interesting read.
Frey
Very interesting account of life in the Mafia of the 70's and 80's. Peter Maas has done the seemingly impossible and pieced together all the information gathered over years and years of investigation, wire-taps, testimonials, statements etc etc and carved out a timeline showing Gravano's evolution into, and then out of, the Mafia. Maas' writing style is easy to follow as he relates chronologically a fascinating story about a world that resides only in the shadows. The main voice in the book is that of Sammy Gravano who, by force of character alone, rose to the dizzy heights of John Gotti's underboss. The title Underboss seems to mean that Sammy gets to do everything concerned with running a multi-million dollar operation and Gotti gets to reap all the rewards.

If anything the reader might get lost in all the names banded about in the book along with the ever switching allegiences. Nevertheless, it's a fascinating story that will hold your interest.
Vushura
Very good read as Gravano explains himself to the reader. He allows people to get into his head. He was
scheduled to be released from prison September 18, 2017.(five days ago)
Gralmeena
This was a pretty good book his daughters book is good as well. Love reading whatever I can on the American Mob!!
Quinthy
I loved this book. Despite being quite knowledgable in terms of la cosa nostra, I learned a few things. Sammy the Bull takes you through the story of his life before, during, and even after his time in the mafia. Some his stories are hilarious, like the incident which occured when he was going to beauty school and he clipped the wire to some woman's hearing aid. The stories in the book give all of us non made members a groundbreaking inside look into the life. This is how things really are. In detail all of the mafia hits are described. It is quite graphic at times, no holds barred. Sammy is often labeled as a "rat" but you can judge for yourself after you read the book. Hey, he did what he had to do. Hope you are not offended by a lot of "f-words". I highly recoomend this book to anybody who is interested in learning about the real mafia life, not the Sopranos.
Bys
Honestly i believe what was in the book because if this man went to court and although he snitched which we all know should never happen when it comes to the Mob their would be no reason for him to make anything up. I found the book to be a great read.
Xlisiahal
Interesting to get "the other side of the story" from the man who lived it. I highly recommend it.
Very good read from start to finish always like reading about the Gambinos