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In a small village in upstate New York, mob bosses from all over the country—including Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino, Joe Bonanno, Joe Profaci, Cuba boss Santo Trafficante, Jr., and future Gambino boss Paul Castellano—were nabbed by Sergeant Edgar D. Croswell as they gathered to sort out a bloody war of succession.
For years FBI director J. Edgar Hoover had adamantly denied the existence of the Mafia, but young Robert Kennedy immediately recognized the shattering importance of the Apalachin summit. Appointed attorney general after his brother John became president, Bobby embarked on a campaign to break the spine of the mob, engaging in a furious turf battle with the powerful Hoover.
Detailing mob killings, the early days of the heroin trade, and the crusade to loosen the hold of organized crime, this momentous story will caputre fans of Gus Russo and Luc Sante. Reavill scintillatingly recounts the beginning of the end for the Mafia in America and how it all began with a good man in the right place at the right time.
Gil Reavill is an author, screenwriter, and playwright whose work has been widely featured in magazines. He is the author of Aftermath, Inc. and coauthor of Beyond All Reason and the screenplay that became the 2006 film Dirty, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.
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By Kevin on 03-29-13
Something I Didn't Know
Would you try another book from Gil Reavill and/or Keith Szarabajka?
Yes. The book was well-enough written and Keith Szarabajka did a great job!
If you’ve listened to books by Gil Reavill before, how does this one compare?
I have not listened to his books.
Which character – as performed by Keith Szarabajka – was your favorite?
Again, Keith Szarabajka did a great job. I think the narrator is hugely important and love when they use subtle inflection to seperate characters without trying to do impersonation. All the caracters were done perfectly.
Did Mafia Summit inspire you to do anything?
I was inspired to research some newspaper articles on the topic. Again, it gave me knowledge and inspired me to seek more.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By B Rose on 02-07-15
Boring from start to finish.
What did you like best about Mafia Summit? What did you like least?
I didn't like much at all. It could have been much better.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Written a new book.
Which scene was your favorite?
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
Maybe it's me, but I thought this was extremely boring. It pained me to almost finish it. Too many great book on same subject.