Honor Thy Father

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  • 0061872008
  • 9780061665363
  • 9780061872006
  • 9780061871993
  • 9780061872020
  • 9780061872013

A classic masterwork newly updated

The electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime family

On New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October 1964, the famous Mafia chieftain Joseph Bonanno was kidnapped by two mobsters and reported by the police as dead on the following morning. More than a year later, Bonanno mysteriously reappeared, setting off a bloody mob feud that came to be known as the “Banana War.”

In this monumental work—packed with intimate details and brilliant reporting—bestselling author Gay Talese first brought to the American consciousness a world and a life previously known to only a few. No other book has done more to acquaint readers with the secrets, structure, wars, power plays, family lives, and fascinating, frightening personalities of the Mafia.

  • HarperCollins; June 2009
  • ISBN 9780061871993
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: Honor Thy Father
  • Author: Gay Talese
  • Imprint: HarperCollins e-books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061872008
  • 9780061665363
  • 9780061872006
  • 9780061871993
  • 9780061872020
  • 9780061872013

In The Press

“A marvelous piece of work, showing how a good journalist can catch a man just as he is ready to reconsider his past and is anxious to find someone who will listen...A book about a vanishing way of life in America: the Mafia.”