Globe Pequot / Lyons Press
Trim: 6 x 9
978-1-4930-0600-7 • Paperback • July 2015 • $19.95 • (£14.99)
978-1-4930-1833-8 • eBook • July 2015 • $18.99 • (£14.99)
Anthony M. DeStefano is the author of three books on the Italian Mafia, including Vinny Gorgeous, and a staff reporter for Newsday, covering legal affairs and criminal justice in New York City. Formerly a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal and Fairchild News Service, he has appeared on Biography Channel programs as an expert on organized crime.
[Vinny Gorgeous] is a dark, informed, and effective bio, and DeStefano is a master at cutting through the secrecy of the Mafia hierarchy.
— Publishers Weekly
[Vinny Goregeous is] dramatic ... thrilling ... tantalizing ... DeStefano’s prose cohesively describes the trials, legal strategies, and lawyers, revealing previously unseen aspects of Basciano’s character as he fought to avoid the death penalty.
...this book serves as a very useful reference and guidebook for anyone interested in the specific dates, places, and rationale for major mob events in New York City history. It also includes many of the interesting houses, restaurants, and cemeteries associated with important mob figures and events with some old photos, and some current photos, of what these sites looked like, and how they look now. The author says it best, 'Gangland New York serves as an evocative guide for those who wish to tour the neighborhoods of this historic gallery of rogues.' - Jay S. Albanese, Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs