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by George Anastasia


The Last Gangster epub

ISBN: 0060544236

ISBN13: 978-0060544232

Author: George Anastasia

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Avon (March 1, 2005)

ePUB book: 1556 kb

FB2 book: 1948 kb

Rating: 4.1

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George Anastasia, who spent more than thirty years reporting on crime for the Philadelphia Inquirer, is the grandson of Sicilian immigrants who settled in South Philadelphia.

George Anastasia, who spent more than thirty years reporting on crime for the Philadelphia Inquirer, is the grandson of Sicilian immigrants who settled in South Philadelphia. He is the author of six books of nonfiction, including Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob-the Mafia’s Most Violent Family (which Jimmy Breslin called the best gangster book ever written ); The Last Gangster; and The Summer Wind: Thomas Capano and the Murder of Anne Marie Fahey. He lives in southern New Jersey.

The Last Gangster is his story-the story of the last days of the Philadelphia Mob, and of the clash of generations that brought it down once and for all. For 35 years Ron Previte roamed the underworld

The Last Gangster is his story-the story of the last days of the Philadelphia Mob, and of the clash of generations that brought it down once and for all. For 35 years Ron Previte roamed the underworld. A six–foot, 300–pound capo in the Philadelphia–South Jersey crime family, he ran every mob scam and gambit from drug trafficking and prostitution to the extortion of millions from Atlantic City. In his own words, "Every day was a different felony.

The now retired former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter is the author of six books, which include The Last Gangster (ReganBooks/Harper Collins, March 2004), a New York Times bestseller that chronicles the demise of the Philadelphia mob.

We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. Previte and his FBI cronies eventually prevailed, securing the convictions of his nemeses, Skinny Joey Merlino and Ralph Natale. Thriller & Crime True Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Author of The Last Gangster, Blood and honor, Summer Wind, Mobfather, The Last Gangster: From Cop to Wiseguy to FBI Informant, Blood and .

Author of The Last Gangster, Blood and honor, Summer Wind, Mobfather, The Last Gangster: From Cop to Wiseguy to FBI Informant, Blood and Honor/Inside the Scarfo Mob-The Mafia's Most Violent Family, The Big Hustle, Philadelphia true noir.

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"It's over. You'd have to be Ray Charles not to see it." —former New Jersey capo Ron Previte, on the mob today As a cop, Ron Previte was corrupt. As a mobster he was brutal. And in his final role, as a confidential informant to the FBI, Previte was deadly. The Last Gangster is his story—the story of the last days of the Philadelphia Mob, and of the clash of generations that brought it down once and for all. For 35 years Ron Previte roamed the underworld. A six–foot, 300–pound capo in the Philadelphia–South Jersey crime family, he ran every mob scam and gambit from drug trafficking and prostitution to the extortion of millions from Atlantic City. In his own words, "Every day was a different felony." By the 1990s, Previte, an old–school workhorse, found himself answering to younger mob bosses like "Skinny Joe" Merlino, who seemed increasingly spoiled, cocky, and careless. Convinced that the honor of the "business" was gone, he became the FBI's secret weapon in an intense and highly personalized war on the Philadelphia mob. Operating with the same guile, wit, and stone–cold bravado that had made him a force in the underworld—and armed with only a wiretap secured to his crotch—Previte recorded it all; the murder, the mayhem, and even the story of mob boss Ralph Natale's affair with his youngest daughter's best friend. Previte and his FBI cronies eventually prevailed, securing the convictions of his nemeses, "Skinny Joey" Merlino and Ralph Natale.

As a hustler and former dirty cop from South Jersey, Ron Previte was one day solicited by the FBI to work undercover in helping them take down the new and unimproved Philly Mafia family in the middle of a violent power struggle. Joe Merlino, aka Skinny Joey, was the young and flashy South Philly wiseguy on the make and John Stanfa was the old school, Sicilian-bred boss chosen by the New York Commission to bring the troubled family in the city of brotherly love back together. 'The Last Gangster' is a very entertaining book well written by the legendary George Anastasia but if you've read The Goodfella Tapes you'll be very familiar with the details of the mob war. Besides Previte, the main difference here is one Ralph Natale, a sleazy and bumbling ex-con who quickly takes the reign of the family after his prison release. The at-times unbelievable and hilariously dark slice of American crime works well in a book, especially when penned by Anastasia.
Good look at the life of Ron Previte and general coverage of the family he was a member of though I felt it was mostly from Ron's point of view. That's not entirely unexpected since the subjects being depicted are not usually publicity hounds. I am not an expert on the particular mafia family discussed but there appears to be the standard aggrandization of the importance of the subject found in similar works. Still, it was well written, coherent and moved along nicely. I did enjoy it and felt it was well worth its price.
Entertaining enough, but not one of the best in the genre. As most people know the mafia has turned from a past reputation of silence (omertà) to an exchange of government informers for leniency. Still, it is a very catchy society, and over the years have read many books on this subject. 3.5 Stars.
I always love to read George Anastasia. He knows how to make the reader feel as if he is an eye-witness to the unfolding events. And this book is right up there with his best.

This work gives you a nice long stare into how things went in the Philly Mob from the Scarfo debacle to Skinny Joey Merlino.

I wish I could give it six stars!
a greatread how the phily mob operates
if you are intrigued by all that is the Mafia, The Last Gangster was a fast-paced read.
This is a true story book well written
Living in the Philadelphia area, I remember many of the events from this book. I liked getting the inside story on how Ron Previte did what he did. It was a story only someone like George Anastasia, who knows Philadelphia and al the players, could tell.