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Frank Costello: prime minister of the underworld

by Wolf, George.

  • 225 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Morrow in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Costello, Frank, 1891-1973.,
  • Criminals -- Biography.,
  • Mafia.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby George Wolf with Joseph DiMona.
    ContributionsDiMona, Joseph, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6248.C67 W6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination266 p.
    Number of Pages266
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5041868M
    ISBN 100688002560
    LC Control Number74001128
    OCLC/WorldCa805947

    Frank Costello, also known as the ‘Prime Minister of the Underworld,’ was an Italian-American gangster and crime boss. He was the head of the ‘Luciano Family,’ a very powerful crime family of New York. He was a close associate of the Sicilian boss Charlie ‘Lucky’ Luciano.   The definitive book on the ultimate mob boss--featuring new FBI revelations, rare family photos, and never-before-published material To authorities, Frank Costello was "The Prime Minister of the Underworld" and "one of the most powerful and influential Mafia leaders in the U.S."Reviews:

    Beloved Mafia godfather Frank Costello died at 83 after a long happy life of murder, robbery, extortion, bootlegging, corrupting politicians and the law, running gambling syndicates (but not dirtying his income with whores and dope), and giving the long ice to too-uppity underlings who wouldn't take his advice. Share this book. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Embed. Last edited by Open Library Bot. December 5, | History. An edition of Frank Costello () Frank Costello prime minister of the underworld by Wolf, George. 0 Ratings 1 Want to read ; 0 Currently reading Frank Costello: prime minister of the underworld , Hodder and Stoughton.

    The press nicknamed him "The Prime Minister of the Underworld." The U.S. Treasury's Bureau of Narcotics described him as "one of the most powerful and influential Mafia leaders in the U.S." But to friends and associates, he was simply "U The definitive book on the ultimate mob boss--featuring new FBI revelations, rare family photos, and never /5(11). The definitive book on the ultimate mob boss—featuring new FBI revelations, rare family photos, and never-before-published material To authorities, Frank Costello was “The Prime Minister of the Underworld” and “one of the most powerful and influential Mafia leaders in the U.S.” To friends and associates, he was simply “Uncle Frank.”.


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I did find the reading of the dialogue during the Kefauver hearings to be somewhat tedious but this book is a necessary addition to anyone who collects books on true crime and the mob/5. Frank Costello – “The Prime Minister” Francesco Saverio Castiglia – aka “Frank Costello” and “Frank Saverio” – was born in in Lauropoli, Calabria, in the Italian “boot”.

Up in East Harlem with his mom and dad. He was just a young buck. The Prime Minister Of The Underworld This book by Costello's attorney George Wolf offers many personal insights and humorous stories about Frank and remains our number two pick for books. Due to his connections, Costello began to be known as the Prime Minister of the Underworld, the man who smoothed over disagreements and greased the wheels for anyone who needed his assistance.

InCostello, Luciano, and Chicago gangster Johnny Torio, organized a meeting of all the American crime bosses. Frank Costello, the one Lucky Luciano chose to run his empire, the guy who taught the canary how to fly, and the man who earned the sobriquet, “the Prime Minister of the Underworld,” was finally going to spill the beans, and give up his side of the story.

The definitive book on the ultimate mob boss—featuring new FBI revelations, rare family photos, and never-before-published material The press nicknamed him “The Prime Minister of the Underworld.” The U.S.

Treasury’s Bureau of Narcotics described him as “one of the most powerful and influential Mafia leaders in the U.S.”. As related by Wolf in his book Frank Costello: Prime Minister of the Underworld, his future client one night boarded the ferry across the East River from Queens, limped to his apartment building in East Harlem and mugged the landlady, grabbing money she kept in her bosom and fled into the : Kensington.

Frank Costello, 82, the retired "prime minister of the underworld," who survived a gangland execution attempt and successfully defied efforts by the U.S. government to. "Prime Minister" is the sort of book that isn't written much anymore.

It is done with elan' and the subject, Frank Costello, the "capo di capo" is treated with great dignity. It is a dignity that Costello strove for in life, even as he headed an organized crime family.5/5(5). Those were the words of Frank Costello, a mob boss who went on to become the Prime Minister of the Underworld thanks to his eye for mixing crime with politics in a way no other mob figure could or would.

This trait would eventually help his influence grow in strength for. Publisher Description The definitive book on the ultimate mob boss—featuring new FBI revelations, rare family photos, and never-before-published material To authorities, Frank Costello was “The Prime Minister of the Underworld” and “one of the most powerful and influential Mafia leaders in /5(3).

Mario Puzo modeled the character of Don Vito Corleone in his book "The Godfather" on New York mob bosses Frank Costello (Janu - Febru ), who was nicknamed the "Prime Minister of the Mob" for his deft handling of La Cosa Nostra, and Vito Genovese (Novem - Febru ), a brutal man who almost achieved his dream of making himself "capo di tutti capi.

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The Prime Minister of the Underworld, by George Wolf “Written by Frank’s longtime lawyer and friend, George Wolf, this book includes many first hand accounts and insights into Costello’s personality.Get this from a library!

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