For Members Only: The Story of The Mob’s Secret Judge

For Members Only: The Story of The Mob’s Secret Judge ❥ For Members Only: The Story of The Mob’s Secret Judge free download ➝ Author G.T. Harrell – Seldom if ever has a writer been given access to a former major drug dealer in the Mafia underworld and three generations of legitimate family members that followed After nearly two years of interview Seldom if ever has a Only: The MOBI ó writer been given access to a former major drug dealer in the Mafia underworld and three generations of legitimate family members that followed After nearly two years of interviews and subseuent research it has been discovered that a close relative of the family was one of the most powerful figures in the Mafia from the s Thru the mid s For Members PDF \ yet his identity until now has never been revealed to the public He was the successor to Charles Lucky Luciano and became the conduit between Sicily and the United States as well as the Advisor for all five New York families for four decades The book tells in detail the life and times of a family who escaped the threat of Fascism in Sicily at Members Only: The MOBI ñ the turn of the century and the rise of one of the children to a major figure in the Mob Another sibling returned from a tragic life in an orphanage only to become an adept criminal He ultimately spent twenty years off and on in prison with the Who's Who of the Mafia men who became friends and had secret stories to tell After prison he Members Only: The Story of ePUB ´ became one of the pioneers of Off Off Broadway in NYC The book details the influence and protection afforded later generations of the family to this day It offers a uniue insight into the real life of people during this year period Myths about the Mob are disclosed and inaccuracies in the history of the Mafia are corrected It is a very compelling epic true story It is a book you will not be able to put down Look on wwwmafiasecretjudgecom for further details.

13 thoughts on “For Members Only: The Story of The Mob’s Secret Judge

  1. Michael McGrinder Michael McGrinder says:

    Off Off Broadway The Mob and Me title of my review posted in full hereIt is than peculiar to find a section of a book on the mob about early Off Off Broadway the impecunious yet lasting theatrical revolution spawned in the sixties in cafes churches lofts storefronts and basements yet there it is Chapter 51 Off Off BroadwayI last saw Tony 'ntonio Bastiano in the early seventies when he was operating out of a former storefront iglesia on 3rd Avenue just south of 14th Street He had a sign with him that said MAFIA More Art For Italian Americans Tony was short gruff likable if often irritating with a trim mustache that stopped short of being a handlebar too neat not to have been waxed His compact body said he worked with weights He regularly smoked strong cigars commonly referred to as stogiesI knew Tony as an Off Off Broadway producer who presented my first theatrical venture a pair of one act plays The Foreigners and We Hate To See You Go at The Playwrights Workshop Club Inc on West 23rd Street He would subseuently have different theaters in different locations most notably Bastiano's Cellar Studio where I would later work Tony also produced the work of playwrights Robert Patrick of Kennedy's Children fame and Tom Eyen of Dreamgirls fame as well as drag celebrity Jackie CurtisI am now told according to For Members Only by GT Harrell that Tony was born Sebastiano Della Universita affectionately known as Sonny and was the brother of mob consigliere Paulie Lefty Della UniversitaApparently TonySonny had been a drug dealer and did time in prison where he began to write and produced at least one play Harrell says the Off Off ventures were financed by brother Paulie to the sum of 200 grand A hefty sum for such a modest venture in the mid sixtiesuestions about the book have arisen concerning the author's credibility and the actual existence of Paulie Lefty as well as the reliability of Sonny's own stories The only biographical information I can find on the author is that provided on most likely written by Mr HarrellToward the end of the book copyrighted 2008 it is said that Sonny now in his eighties has dementia and lives in Brooklyn yet there are several YouTube postings of Sonny telling Mafia war stories one and two years ago under the screen name MafiaMyths with a comment by Sonny as recent as September 2013The author is too in awe of his subjects almost gushingly and the book would have benefited greatly from serious copy editing and proofreading A couple of complaints toward the end Mr Harrell suddenly switches to the editorial we and there are some egregious errors such as say's There is a link to the book's website for daily information on a forthcoming seuel but no such information is availableHarrell claims Tony's initial foray into Off Off earned him the nickname La Papa as a kind of counterpoint to Ellen Stewart's being called La Mama Not only is this inaccurate La Mama was Ellen's theatre; she was known only by her first name the affectionate Mama coming from a later generation and La is feminine It would have been a derogatory term Harrell mentions a popcorn machine at the small theater I don't recall anything of the sort and it would have been noisy and smelly in such an intimate setting He also refers to the 23rd Street location as Bastiano's Cellar Studio a venue that came laterI wondered briefly if Tony didn't have a hand in the book's writing perhaps even authored it himself but Tony's ego would never have allowed him to acknowledge he had dementiaI can't attest to anything outside of the Off Off section and if it weren't for that I would not have read the book Sonny Della Universita aka Tony Bastiano gave me a start in a world he seems to have inhabited briefly and which has been my own milieu for close to half a century For that with gratitude I'll give it three stars

  2. Joseph Bruno Joseph Bruno says:

    For Members Only written by GT Harrell is about 60 75 pages too long The story is supposed to be about a shadowy Little Italy mob boss named Paulie Lefty but the first part of the book is not about Paulie Lefty at all but instead about his younger siblings living in an upstate home for children A few paragraphs on this subject would have been enough not dozens of pages It's not until a uarter of the way through the book that we meet the book's subject and only then does the book start to take shape We are led though the series of developments where Paulie Lefty starts as a simple street thug but slowly rises to the point where the author claims Paulie Lefty is the top judge on all organized crime matters in New York CityMany of the claims in this book taken from the remembrances of Paulie Lefty's family especially his younger brother test the boundaries of believability The main premise is that Paulie Lefty was a big time boss in the Mafia overshadowing people like Carlo Gambino Frank Costello Lucky Luciano and Vito Genovese The author claims Paulie Lefty called the shots but kept his name under the radar of law enforcement and the press on purpose not to attract too much heat He was the man who pulled the strings the others were just bit part actors in his grand scheme of things This flies in the face of everything that has ever been written about the Italian Mafia with not one shred of evidence except the memories of a few of Paulie Lefty's relatives For Members Only is a decent read but take everything you read in this book with a huge grain of salt

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