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The good rat : a true story / Jimmy Breslin.

Breslin, Jimmy. (Author). Davidson, Richard M., 1940- (Added Author). Mover, Richard. (Added Author). Schwab, Kaipo. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780792753636 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792753631 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [North Kingstown, RI] : BBC Audiobooks America, 2008.

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General Note: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 6:53:42.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Richard M. Davidson, Richard Mover, and Kaipo Schwab.
Summary, etc.: Jimmy Breslin can sniff out a story like he can sniff out a rat. Here, he tells a lifetime of anecdotes in his inimitable New York voice, giving us a view through the keyhole of the people and places that define the Mafia: characters like Sammy the Bull, the original snitch and Gaspipe Casso, named for his weapon of choice; and hangouts like Pep McGuire's, the legendary watering hole where reporters and gangsters (all hailing from the same working class neighborhoods) rubbed elbows and traded stories. But best of all, Breslin captures the moments in which the Mafia was made and broken: Breslin was there the night John Gotti celebrated his acquittal, having bribed his way to innocence. In The Good Rat, Breslin brings together the most recent, most memorable, and the long forgotten stories to create a sharp-eyed portrait of the mob as it lived and breathed, as it sounded and survived.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 99110 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Mafia > New York (State) > New York > History.
Organized crime > New York (State) > New York > History.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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